OSCAR 10 award winning nude scenes!

Nude and sex scenes in most movies are usually censored for adult viewing only however, but interestingly, these scenes have gone ahead to nab the most coveted categories at the prestigious movie awards, The Oscars.

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Nude and sex scenes in most movies are usually censored for adult viewing only however, but interestingly, these scenes have gone ahead to nab the most coveted categories at the prestigious movie awards, The Oscars.

In this piece put together by Hollywood.com, top Hollywood stars led by Halle Berry, Kate Winslet, Cuba Gooding Jr., Charlize Theron and Don Cheadle picked up their Oscar awards for acting out a nude or sex scene in movies.

Here are 15 nude scenes (that range from sensual to terrible) which clinched the trophy for their stars, proving the link between nudity and Oscar wins.

Halle Berry in Monster's Ball

Halle Berry became the first black woman to win the Best Actress Oscar in 2002, for a role in Monster's Ball that required her to strip down. In the film, Berry shares an intense sex scene with co-star Billy Bob Thornton.[Lionsgate]

Cuba Gooding Jr in Jerry Maguire

Cuba Gooding Jr. famously cries, "Show me the money!" in 1996's Jerry Maguire, the film that won him the moniker, 'Oscar-Winning Actor.' But Gooding shows us more than just his cash in a locker room scene with co-star Tom Cruise. [Warner Bros. Pictures]

Kate Winslet in The Reader

Interestingly, Kate Winslet had hoped to nab an Oscar five different times with no luck. However, after five unsuccessful nominations, the actress finally took home her Oscar in 2009 for The Reader, where she played the role of Hanna Schmitz, who had a romance with the much younger Michael (David Kross) before being put on trial for war crimes she allegedly committed during World War II. Seducing her younger lover didn't come easy as Winslet's nude scenes, which include her undressing and bathing, are surprisingly tender. [The Weinstein Company]

Gwyneth Paltrow in Shakespeare in Love

The story of 1998's Shakespeare in Love is incomplete without picturing the dramatic unraveling of Gwyneth Paltrow's chest bandage. The image — and the steamy sex scene that followed — must have left an impression on Oscar voters as well, as Paltrow took home the prize for Best Actress. [Miramax]

Charlize Theron in Monster

The gritty, often horrific 2003 drama Monster sets Charlize Theron in a role that would win her Best Actress at the Academy Awards. Playing a tortured prostitute who seeks bloody catharsis through a vicious killing spree, Theron finds affection with another young woman: Christina Ricci. [DEJ Productions]

Don Cheadle and Jennifer Eposito in Crash

Interestingly, while none of Crash's ensemble cast walked away with individual Academy Awards in 2004, the film (which featured a nude scene between Don Cheadle and Jennifer Esposito) snagged Best Picture. [Lionsgate]

Rachel Weisz in Constant Gardener

Rachel Weisz won an Oscar for her role as Tessa, the murdered wife of British diplomat Justin Quayle — played by Ralph Fiennes in the 2005 drama The Constant Gardener. The flick delves into an endless array of flashbacks, mulling over how they met and the time they spent together. Of course, Quayle’s mind occasionally drifts to some of the more carnal passions shared by he and wife Tessa. [Focus Features]

Kevin Spacey in American Beauty

Kevin Spacey won the coveted Best Actor statuette in 1999 for his role as a depressed father confined to suburbia in American Beauty. While Spacey's Lester is often lost in his fantasies, one of the film's most memorable scenes comes when Lester takes care of his own business in the shower. [DreamWorks]

Julie Christie in Darling

In 1965's Darling, Julie Christie plays a model who sleeps her way to the top — but Christie's talent was enough to earn her the Oscar for the role. Ironically, the film also won an Oscar for Best Costume Design. [Anglo-Amalgamated]

Holly Hunter in The Piano

In this tragic tale of forbidden love, Holly Hunter's Ada consummates her affair with Harvey Keitel's George Baines to disastrous ends. Hunter won Best Actress for the role in 1994. Funnily, the same year, Hunter was also nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Firm. Hunter lost out in that category to her young Piano co-star, 11-year-old Anna Paquin. [Miramax]

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