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

Updated February 25, 2019 9.4k votes 2.1k voters 19.0k views32 items

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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  • Colin Firth
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    Best Actor for The King's Speech, 2011

    • Age: 55
    • Birthplace: Grayshott, United Kingdom
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  • Anne Hathaway
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    Best Supporting Actress for Les Miserables, 2013

    • Age: 37
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
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  • Heath Ledger
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    Best Supporting Actor for The Dark Knight, 2009

    • Age: Died at 29 (1979-2008)
    • Birthplace: Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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  • Allison Janney
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    Best Supporting Actress for I, Tonya, 2018

    • Age: 56
    • Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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