type: actress

Marisa Tomei at the 65th Academy Awards, 1993.

Tomei won for her dynamic performance in My Cousin Vinny (1992). Of course it was a surprise for everybody since there seemed to be more powerful performances than hers (especially Judy Davis in Husbands and Wives). People even thought that presenter Jack Palance had read the wrong name and the Academy had to confirm that Tomei was indeed the winner.