Juliette Binoche, Chocolat
Ellen Burstyn, Requiem for a Dream
Laura Linney, You Can Count on Me
Julia Roberts, Erin Brockovich *
She has already nabbed most awards for 2000, so here’s one more for Roberts, she of the blinding smile and underappreciated acting skills, who deserves an Oscar for her inspiring turn in Erin Brockovich. Backup pick: Linney, for a lovely job in Count on Me.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR