These are my top 20 performances listed in order for each category (lead actor, lead actress, supporting actor & supporting actress).
Gary Oldman is a talented British born movie actor who played Sid Vicious in Sid & Nancy, Drexl in True Romance, and George Smiley in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. He starred in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and the remake of RoboCop. He is also an English filmmaker, musician and author. Renowned for his "big" acting style...
“ in Prick Up Your Ears (best performance by an actor in a lead role 1987) ” - Aunt-Peg
William McChord Hurt was born in Washington, D.C., to Claire Isabel (McGill) and Alfred McChord Hurt, who worked at the State Department. He was trained at Tufts University and The Juilliard School and has been nominated for four Academy Awards, including the most recent nomination for his supporting role in David Cronenberg
's A History of Violence
“ in Broadcast News (2nd choice) ” - Aunt-Peg
Steve Martin was born on August 14, 1945 in Waco, Texas, USA as Stephen Glenn Martin to Mary Lee (née Stewart; 1913-2002) and Glenn Vernon Martin (1914-1997), a real estate salesman and aspiring actor. He was raised in Inglewood and Garden Grove in California. In 1960, he got a job at the Magic shop of Disney's Fantasyland...
“ in Roxanne (3rd choice) ” - Aunt-Peg
Christian Charles Philip Bale was born in Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK on January 30, 1974, to English parents Jennifer "Jenny" (James) and David Charles Howard Bale. His mother was a circus performer and his father, who was born in South Africa, was a commercial pilot. The family lived in different countries throughout Bale's childhood...
“ in Empire of the Sun (4th choice) ” - Aunt-Peg
“ in Orphans (5th choice) ” - Aunt-Peg
Holly Hunter was born in Conyers, Georgia, to Opal Marguerite (Catledge), a homemaker, and Charles Edwin Hunter, a part-time sporting goods company representative and farmer with a 250 acre farm. She is the youngest of seven children. Her parents encouraged her talent at an early age, and her first acting part was as Helen Keller
in a fifth-grade play...
“ in Broadcast News (best performance by an actress in a lead role 1987) ” - Aunt-Peg
“ in House of Games (2nd choice) ” - Aunt-Peg
“ in Shame (3rd choice) ” - Aunt-Peg
Descendant of the conservative Spanish politician Antonio Maura, Carmen lead an art gallery and appeared in various roles in night- clubs. With Tigres de papel
she had her first successful appearance on the movie screen and thereafter she worked at the theatre, the movies and in TV productions. Although she played dramatic roles...
“ in Law of Desire (4th choice) ” - Aunt-Peg
One of the world's most famous and distinguished actresses, Dame Maggie Smith was born Margaret Natalie Smith in Essex. Her Scottish mother, Margaret (Hutton), worked as a secretary, and her English father, Nathaniel Smith, was a teacher at Oxford University. Smith has been married twice: to actor Robert Stephens
and to playwright Beverley Cross
“ in The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne (5th choice) ” - Aunt-Peg
British character actor Richard Griffiths came from radio and the classical stage where he built up an early reputation as a Shakespearean clown, with larger-than-life portrayals of Henry VIII, Falstaff in "The Merry Wives of Windsor" and Bottom in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" with the Royal Shakespeare Company just a few of his standout credits...
“ in Withnail and I (best performance by an actor in a supporting role 1987) ” - Aunt-Peg
Born and raised in New York City, Robert Loggia studied journalism at the University of Missouri before moving back to New York to pursue acting. He trained at the Actors Studio while doing stage work. From the late 1950s he was a familiar face on TV, usually as authoritative figures. Loggia also found work in movies such as The Greatest Story Ever Told
“ in Gaby - A True Story (2nd choice) ” - Aunt-Peg
“ in The Untouchables (3rd choice) ” - Aunt-Peg
“ in Broadcast News (4th choice) ” - Aunt-Peg
Born in a seaside resort town, Britain's Rupert Graves was born a rebel, resisting authority and breaking rules at an early age. In his teens he became a punk rocker and even found work as a circus clown and in traveling comedy troupes. In 1983 he made his professional stage debut in "The Killing of Mr...
“ in Maurice (5th choice) ” - Aunt-Peg
On January 30, 1937, renowned theatre actor Michael Redgrave
was performing in a production of Hamlet in London. During the curtain call, the show's lead, Laurence Olivier
, announced to the audience: "tonight a great actress was born". This was in reference to his co-star's newborn daughter, Vanessa Redgrave...
“ in Prick Up Your Ears (best performance by an actress in a supporting role 1987) ” - Aunt-Peg
Norma Aleandro is the Grande Dame of Argentine theater and cinema not only because she was not content to have trodden the stage as early as the the age of nine, she is still active in theater and cinema in 2011. Her last film to date, Daniel Burman
's La suerte en tus manos
is in pre-production), that is sixty-six years later...
“ in Gaby - A True Story (2nd choice) ” - Aunt-Peg
Miranda Richardson was born in Southport, Lancashire, England on March 3, 1958, to Marian Georgina (Townsend) and William Alan Richardson, a marketing executive. She has one sister, eight years her senior. Her parents and sister are not involved in the performing arts. At an early age she performed in school plays...
“ in Empire of the Sun (3rd choice) ” - Aunt-Peg
“ in Radio Days (4th choice) ” - Aunt-Peg
“ in The Witches of Eastwick (5th choice) ” - Aunt-Peg