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Top 10 Greatest Academy Award Winning Performances (by category)

by Danny Bailey
Top 10 Greatest Academy Award Winning Performances (by category) by Danny Bailey
Best Actor- 1. Daniel Day-Lewis-My Left Foot and There Will be Blood 2. Geoffrey Rush-Shine 3. Jose Ferrer- Cyrano de Bergerac 4. Laurence Olivier-Hamlet 5. Ernest Borgnine-Marty 6. Peter Finch-Network 7. Colin Firth- The Kings Speech 8. Jack Nicholson- One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest 9. F. Murray Abraham- Amadeus 10. Robert Donat-Goodbye Mr. Chips Best Actress- 1. Vivien Leigh-Gone With The Wind and A Streetcar Named Desire 2. Elizabeth Taylor- Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf 3. Shirley Booth- Come Back Little Sheba 4. Holly Hunter-The Piano 5. Kathy Bates-Misery 6. Julie Christie-Darling 7. Sophia Loren-Two Women 8. Glenda Jackson-Women In… Read more

Best Actor-
1. Daniel Day-Lewis-My Left Foot and There Will be Blood
2. Geoffrey Rush-Shine
3. Jose Ferrer- Cyrano de Bergerac
4. Laurence Olivier-Hamlet
5. Ernest Borgnine-Marty
6. Peter Finch-Network
7. Colin Firth- The Kings Speech
8. Jack Nicholson- One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
9. F. Murray Abraham- Amadeus
10. Robert Donat-Goodbye Mr. Chips

Best Actress-
1. Vivien Leigh-Gone With The Wind and A Streetcar Named Desire
2. Elizabeth Taylor- Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf
3. Shirley Booth- Come Back Little Sheba
4. Holly Hunter-The Piano
5. Kathy Bates-Misery
6. Julie Christie-Darling
7. Sophia Loren-Two Women
8. Glenda Jackson-Women In Love
9. Maggie Smith-The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
10. Ingrid Bergman-Gaslight

Best Supporting Actor-
1. James Dunn-A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
2. Martin Landau-Ed Wood
3. Karl Malden-A Streetcar Named Desire
4. George Sanders-All About Eve
5. Michael Caine-Hannah and Her Sisters
6. Walter Huston- Treasure of the Sierra Madre
7. Jim Broadbent-Iris
8. Timothy Hutton-Ordinary People
9. Joe Pesci- Goodfellas
10. Ed Begley Sr.- Sweet Bird of Youth

Best Supporting Actress-
1. Dianne Wiest-Bullets Over Broadway, and Hannah and Her Sisters
2. Shelley Winters- A Patch of Blue
3. Kim Hunter- A Streetcar Named Desire
4. Sandy Dennis- Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf
5. Hattie McDaniel-Gone With the Wind
6. Brenda Fricker- My Left Foot
7. Anna Paquin- The Piano
8. Marcia Gay Harden- Pollock
9. Mo’Nique-Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
10. Lila Kedorva- Zorba the Greek

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