We were all left amazed by these performances and agreed whole-heartedly with the Academy Award that each of these actors won. It is only with the actual amount of time they acted on-screen to win the Oscar that you realise how strong these actors are in their art.
1. 5 minutes 40 seconds (Shortest screen-time awardee)
Beatrice Straight in Network (played Louise Schumacher) won Best Supporting Actress in 1977.
2. 8 minutes
Judi Dench in Shakespeare in Love (played Queen Elizabeth I) won Best Supporting Actress in 1999.
3. 9 minutes 32 seconds
Gloria Grahame in The Bad and the Beautiful (played Rosemary) won Best Supporting Actress in 1953 for her short performance, a record broken by Beatrice Straight only after 25 years.
4. 14 minutes, 18 seconds
Ingrid Bergman in Murder on the Orient (played Greta) won Best Supporting Actress in 1975, winning the only nomination out of six for the entire movie.
5. 15 minutes
Anne Hathaway in Les Miserables (played Fantine) won Best Supporting Actress in 2013. She lost 25 pounds and cut off her hair to look the part of Fantine - a lot for 15 minutes, just enough for an Oscar.
6. 15 minutes 38 seconds
David Niven in Separate Tables (played Major Pollock) won Best Actor in a leading role in 1959, his one and only Oscar.
7. 16 minutes
Anthony Hopkins in Silence of the Lambs (played Dr. Hannibal Lecter) won Best Actor in a leading role in 1992. Though it seems much longer, Hopkins only had just over 16 minutes of on-screen time playing the scary Dr. Hannibal.