The women say they will never forget the night they won their Oscars. "Laurence Fishburne leaned over to me and said, 'If you don't get it this time, we're burning this place down,'" Susan says. 

When she won, Susan says her son was watching at home. "I put my hand to my head, he thought I was going to faint," she says. "So he was very happy I just didn't fall down."

Sissy says she was overwhelmed when she took the stage—until she saw Loretta Lynn and her husband. "I swear I looked out and I saw a cowboy hat. And they said they looked at the tape and there was no cowboy hat," she says. "Loretta punched him and made him take it off."


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