Joshua Rich
February 20, 2004 AT 05:00 AM EST

While faves like Crowe and Kidman were left off the Oscar ballots, one memorable name is in the running: William Zabka. Yep, the quintessential ’80s teen-movie villain — who got clocked by Daniel-san’s crane kick in The Karate Kid — stands to win a Best Live Action Short Academy Award for Most (The Bridge), on which he’s a writer and producer. Ralph Macchio, eat your heart out!

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