Award Shows The Best Actors Who Won All 5 Major Awards for the Same Role in the 21st Century  

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Some Hollywood actors go above and beyond just taking home an Oscar - this distinguished class of thespians have turned in performances so good they won each of the "Big 5" awards, for the same role. What does this mean exactly? The actors on the list below have all won an Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA, Critics' Choice, and Screen Actors Guild (SAG) awards in the same year, for a single performance. This is a truly impressive feat, showcasing some of the best performances in film history.

Actors who won all 5 major awards range from the likes of Daniel Day-Lewis and Helen Mirren, to unexpected stars like Reese Witherspoon or J.K. Simmons. It doesn't happen often, but these actors and actresses prove that when a performance is right and everything comes together, the critics take notice. These are the all the actors and actresses who have won all five major awards for a single performance!

Vote up the men and women you think are the best of the best, and vote down any film stars you don't think deserve the accolades.
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Best Supporting Actress for Les Miserables, 2013

Age: 35

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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Best Actress for Black Swan, 2011

Age: 36

Birthplace: Jerusalem, Mandatory Palestine

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Best Supporting Actor for The Dark Knight, 2009

Age: Dec. at 29 (1979-2008)

Birthplace: Perth, Australia

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Best Supporting Actor for Whiplash, 2015

Age: 63

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

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