24. Bruce Springsteen, Best Original Song (1993)
“This my first song I ever wrote for a motion picture, so I guess it’s all downhill here from here!” joked the platinum-album-selling artist (and possibly the only person cool enough to pull off not wearing a tie to the Oscars). The Jersey native cracked wise and communicated genuine humility when he picked up the award for “Streets of Philadelphia,” his contribution to the sound track for Jonathan Demme’s AIDS drama Philadelphia. It’s charming to see a guy who you’re used to seeing dominate concert stages come off like a nervous 10-year-old without losing his sense of integrity. The only thing that would have made this better is if Clarence Clemons would have blown a sax solo behind him.