Leah Rozen
March 26, 2001 12:00 PM

Marcia Gay Harden, Pollock

Kate Hudson, Almost Famous *

Frances McDormand, Almost Famous

Julie Walters, Billy Elliot

Youth wins out this year as Hudson, glowing as brightly as mom Goldie Hawn did back in her early days, demonstrated tremendous self-assurance in her starmaking turn as a teenage groupie in the commercially underappreciated Almost Famous. In a movie filled with terrific acting, including that of fellow nominee McDormand, Hudson more than held her own. Backup pick: Harden, who was vigorously artful as painter Lee Krasner in Pollock.

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