Five remarkably gifted men were nominated as actors in a leading role. Here they are:
1. Warren Beatty in "Bugsy"
2. Robert de Niro in "Cape Fear"
3. Anthony Hopkins in "The Silence of the Lambs"
4. Nick Nolte in "The Prince of Tides"
5. Robin Williams in "The Fisherking"
And the Oscar goes to: Anthony Hopkins in "The Silence of the Lambs"
- My God! I can't believe it. I... ehh... This is really unexpected, I... It's a great honour to be here, especially with such great actors, like Nick Nolte, and Warren Beatty, and Robin Williams, Robert de Niro.
- First of all, before I say any... I wanna say hello to my mother. She's in Wales watching this on television, uhh, with Eve and Jean and Jill and Tony
- My father died eleven years ago tonight, so maybe he had something to do with this I don't know. But I want to say "thank you" to the Academy, for your tremendous generosity.
- To my friend, Bob Palmer, my friend and publicist. My dear, beloved wife, Jenny. And I have many people to thank here in Los Angeles who over the years have given me tremendous support, without whose help I wouldn't be here. I know.
- And I... I am greatly honoured and tremendously moved. And I... God bless you all. Thank you very much.