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12 Actors Who Got Oscar Nods For Less Than 20 Minutes Screen Time

September 3, 2016
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Acting Oscar nominations are tough to get. Every year hundreds of top performances compete to get twenty acting nomination slots. Therefore, it is nothing short of miracle that a bunch of actors have managed to get nominations with less than 20 minutes of screen time. (Some of these actors even went on to win the Oscar.) In this article, we are listing 10 actors who managed to pull off that miracle. What’s your favorite performance on this list?

1. Anthony Hopkins, ‘The Silence of the Lambs’

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Screen Time: 16 minutes
Nominated for: Best Actor
Year: 1991
Won or not: Yes

 

2. Anne Hathaway, ‘Les Miserables’

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Screen Time: 15 minutes
Nominated for: Best Supporting Actress
Year: 2012
Won or not: Yes

 

3. Viola Davis, ‘Doubt’

Viola Davis Doubt

Screen Time: 8 minutes
Nominated for: Best Supporting Actress
Year: 2008
Won or not: No

 

4. Ned Beatty, ‘Network’

Ned Beatty Network

Screen Time: 5 minutes 53 seconds
Nominated for: Best Supporting Actor
Year: 1976
Won or not: No

 

5. Judi Dench, ‘Shakespeare in Love’

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Screen Time: 8 minutes
Nominated for: Best Supporting Actress
Year: 1998
Won or not: Yes

 

6. Hermione Baddeley, ‘Room at the Top’

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Screen Time: 2 minutes, 20 Seconds
Nominated for: Best Supporting Actress
Year: 1959
Won or not: No

 

7. Beatrice Straight, ‘Network’

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Screen Time: 5 minutes, 40 seconds
Nominated for: Best Supporting Actress
Year: 1976
Won or not: Yes

 

8. Anthony Quinn, ‘Lust for Life’

Anthony Quinn Lust for Life

Screen Time: 8 minutes
Nominated for: Best Supporting Actor
Year: 1956
Won or not: Yes

 

9. Gloria Grahame, ‘The Bad and the Beautiful’

Gloria Graham

Screen Time: 9 minutes, 32 seconds
Nominated for: Best Supporting Actress
Year: 1952
Won or not: Yes

 

10. Ruby Dee, ‘American Gangster’

Screen Time: 10 minutes
Nominated for: Best Supporting Actress
Year: 2007
Won or not: No

 

11. Ingrid Bergman, ‘Murder on the Orient Express’

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Screen Time: 14 minutes, 18 seconds
Nominated for: Best Supporting Actress
Year: 1974
Won or not: Yes

 

12. David Niven, ‘Separate Tables’

David Niven Separate Tables

Screen Time: 15 minutes, 38 seconds
Nominated for: Best Supporting Actor
Year: 1958
Won or not: Yes

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