This weekend, the 84th Academy Awards will, finally, put an end to the endless lack of debates that are happening right now about who will take home Oscar gold. Historically, the Oscars are a night when the best of the best are pitted against one another: Where, in the past, films like Citizen Kane, The Godfather and Norbit all compete for immortality. Oscar fever, catch it!

What's that? Oh, yeah, Norbit was nominated for an Academy Award. In fact, there are a lot of movies that were nominated for an Academy Award in a plethora of different categories that you probably had no idea were "Academy Award-nominated movies." So, with that, here are the most absurd Academy Award-nominated movies from the last 20 years, in no particular order. (So, congratulations, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, you can now proudly mention yourself in the same sentence as Beethoven's 2nd.)

1. Norbit, Oscar-Nominated Movie (Best Makeup)

2. Beethoven's 2nd, Oscar-Nominated Movie (Best Original Song)

3. Patch Adams, Oscar-Nominated Movie (Best Original Musical or Comedy Score)

4. Hook, Four Time Oscar-Nominated Movie (Best Original Song, Best Art Direction, Best Makeup, Best Costume Design)

5. Con Air, Two Time Oscar-Nominated Movie (Best Original Song, Best Sound Mixing)

6. Cliffhanger, Three Time Oscar-Nominated Movie. (Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, Best Visual Effects)

7. Under Siege, Oscar-Nominated Movie (Best Sound Editing)

8. Toys, two-time Oscar-Nominated Movie (Best Art Direction, Best Costume Design)

9. Click, Oscar-Nominated Movie (Best Makeup)

10. Mrs. Doubtfire, Oscar-Nominated Movie (Best Makeup)

11. Junior, Oscar-Nominated Movie (Best Original Song)

12. Star Wars: Episode II -- Attack of the Clones, Oscar-Nominated Movie (Best Visual Effects)

13. Sabrina, Oscar-Nominated Movie (Best Original Song)

14. Batman Forever, two-time Oscar-Nominated Movie (Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing)

15. Waterworld, Oscar-Nominated Movie (Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing)

16. One Fine Day, Oscar-Nominated Movie (Best Original Song)

17. The First Wives Club, Oscar-Nominated Movie (Best Original Musical or Comedy Score)

18. Daylight, Oscar-Nominated Movie (Best Sound Editing)

19. Eraser, Oscar-Nominated Movie (Best Sound Editing)

20. Dragonheart, Oscar-Nominated Movie (Best Visual Effects)

21. Face/Off, Oscar-Nominated Movie (Best Sound Editing)

22. Armageddon, two-time Oscar-Nominated Movie (Best Original Song, Best Sound Mixing)

23. The Mask of Zorro, Oscar-Nominated Movie (Best Sound Mixing)

24. Bicentennial Man, Oscar-Nominated Movie (Best Makeup)

25. The Mummy, Oscar-Nominated Movie (Best Sound Mixing)

26. Meet the Parents, Oscar-Nominated Movie (Best Song)

27. Space Cowboys, Oscar-Nominated Movie (Best Sound Editing)

28. Hollow Man, Oscar-Nominated Movie (Best Visual Effects)

29. The Village, Oscar-Nominated Movie (Best Original Score)

30. I, Robot, Oscar-Nominated Movie (Best Visual Effects)

2012 OSCAR SNUBS AND SURPRISES:

Mike Ryan is the senior writer for Moviefone. He has written for Wired Magazine, VanityFair.com, GQ.com, New York Magazine and Movieline. He likes Star Wars a lot. You can contact Mike Ryan directly on Twitter
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