point taken on silence of the lambs.. however. compare anthonys performance to leo's and um.. yeah case closed. there honestly wasn't anything that stood out about candies as a character. if anything it appeared he was a bi*ch that was wasn't that bright. your house negro figured out the connection between the people but you didn't? anthony hopkins character was smart and very pronounced he left and impact .. leo's character didn't. IMO.
That is irrelevant. The award is based on the performance, not the character.