Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea. —Henry Fielding

10 January 2005

Best Actress

My favorites:

ANNETTE BENING, Being Julia


LAURA DERN, We Don't Live Here Anymore


KIM BASINGER, The Door in the Floor


IMELDA STAUNTON, Vera Drake


HILARY SWANK, Million Dollar Baby


Runners-up: Nicole Kidman, Birth & Dogville; Julia Roberts, Closer; Bryce Dallas Howard, The Village; Reese Witherspoon, Vanity Fair; Uma Thurman, Kill Bill: Vol. 2; Irma P. Hall The Ladykillers