“I want to thank the Academy!” is one of the most recognizable lines in the world and it’s usually accompanied by a shaky voice and possibly a few tears. When actors and actresses win an Oscar for their performance in one of their latest films, it’s pretty much the be all and end all of their career – this is what they work so hard for. Unfortunately, some of those Oscars should have been placed in more deserving hands. Here are ten actors (and actresses) who, in our opinion, really shouldn’t have had the chance to give their acceptance speech.
10. Anthony Hopkins, 1992
In 1992, Anthony Hopkins won Best Actor for his role as Hannibal “The Cannibal” Lecter in “Silence of the Lambs.” While Hopkins is adored, his performance in “Silence…” was a bit over-the-top, according to critics, not to mention that he was only in the film for mere minutes. He beat both Robert De Niro and Robin Williams that year.Christopher Halloran / Shutterstock.com