Marisa Tomei's 1993 Oscar win was such a surprise that a bizarre conspiracy theory emerged. She was not affiliated with benighted movie. She won the best supporting actress Oscar only because presenter Jack Palance called the wrong name
Anthony Hopkins in The Silence of the Lambs: In 1992, Anthony Hopkins' portrayal of cannibal killer Dr Hannibal Lecter took home the Oscar over critics' favourite Robert De Niro who was nominated for Cape Fear. Hopkins' win was all the more surprising because he was on-screen for only 16 minutes, the shortest role ever to take home a leading actor prize.