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Updated: Sun, 23 Feb 2014 20:45:00 GMT | By Sean Plummer
Oscars' biggest upsets

Tom Hanks loses to Roberto Benigni

Tom Hanks loses to Roberto Benigni (© Getty Images)
  • Taxi Driver loses to Rocky (© Julian Wasser/TIME & LIFE Images/Getty Images)
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  • Tom Hanks loses to Roberto Benigni (© Getty Images)
  • James Cameron loses to Kathryn Bigelow (© Jason Merritt/Getty Images Entertainment)
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Benigni's Best Actor win for 1997's Life is Beautiful, which he also directed and co-wrote, came as a surprise, especially given that Tom Hanks was favoured to win for another Second World War movie, Steven Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan. Benigni turn as a Italian Jewish bookkeeper trying to keep his family together during imprisonment in a concentration camp won voters over, but perhaps Hanks should have clinched this one.