In 1993, pundits thought that Vanessa Redgrave would win the Best Supporting Actress category for her performance in Howard’s End. Instead, Marisa Tomei was the surprising winner for her performance as a tough-talking, New Jersey girlfriend in the comedy My Cousin Vinny. Many thought her performance was too lightweight to even merit a nomination. There were even rumors that presenter Jack Palance accidentally read the wrong name.
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