As anticipation for this Sunday's 80th Academy Awards grows, some Oscar fans just can't help looking back. In a survey by Parade magazine, readers were asked to pinpoint the most memorable moments from the show's 80-year history as well as sound off on this year's races. Categories included everything from most memorable acceptance speech - which went to Sally Field's "You like me right now!" declaration - to the viewers' preferred host of the annual event, where Billy Crystal was the landslide winner.

Richard Gere and Sandra Bullock came away as the fans' favorite actor and actress to never receive an Oscar nod, while (shocker, not!) 69 percent of readers want the acceptance speeches cut shorter.

Looking toward this weekend's ceremony, George Clooney ( Michael Clayton) and Cate Blanchett ( Elizabeth: The Golden Age) are your picks in the lead-acting contests, while No Country for Old Men has the viewers' support for best picture. (Full results from the survey can be found here).

One other fun, notable stat: An overwhelming number of readers would prefer to win the Nobel Peace Prize rather than an Oscar. Does the fact that Al Gore has done both make him the coolest guy in the world or what? - Adam Bryant