Oscars are more than just awards, especially now. They are recognition of the best talent, technical excellence and encouragement to budding filmmakers. While we have watched many actors come and go, very few have actors have consistently performed in brilliant films over the years and have now become timeless. Here are top 5 Oscar winning performances of all time.
Hannibal Lecter – The Silence of The Lambs
Sir Anthony Hopkins won the Oscar for the Best Actor category for one of the psychological thrillers of all time. Incidentally, his costar for the film Jodie Foster also won an Oscar for the Best Actress category.
The Joker – Dark Knight
The crazy psychopathic Joker was embodied and made timeless by the late Heath Ledger, who won an Oscar for the category Best Supporting Actor.
Nina Sayers – Black Swan
A talented ballerina succumbs to the mental pressure of playing the lead in a musical. Oscar winner for the Best Actress category, Natalie Portman portrayed the ballerina’s frayed state of mind and her disassociation with her reality.
Patsey – 12 Years a Slave
The Kenyan-Mexican actress Lupita Nyong’o won an Oscar for the Best Supporting Actress category for her portrayal of Patsey in the adaptation of a heartbreaking memoir by Solomon Northup.
Mildred Hayes – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
The powerhouse of talent that is Frances McDormand has won two Oscars for being the Best Actress. Apart from winning an Oscar for the crime thriller Fargo, Frances has won the Oscar for the brilliant film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.