Did They Get it Right? – Best Supporting Actress – Oscars 2002

Here are the five nominees: (Winner in Bold)

Kathy Bates (About Schmidt)
Julianne Moore (The Hours)
Queen Latifah (Chicago)
Meryl Streep (Adaptation.)
Catherine Zeta-Jones (Chicago)

Biggest Snub:

Michele Pfeiffer – White Oleander

My Overall Thoughts:

This is a pretty lackluster year for this category. 5 Great actresses, but none of these performances really stands out more than any of the others so any could have theoretically taken home gold.

My Rankings:

Supporting Actress

5. Meryl Streep
4. Queen Latifah
3. Julianne Moore
2. Kathy Bates
1. Catherine Zeta-Jones


4. ChicagoHated this. Can’t believe it won so many awards. Couldn’t get into this movie at all.
3. Adaptation.If you like Kaufman’s work, you should like this. It’s a bit far out there for me, but I can see the genius behind the chaos.
2. The HoursInteresting portrait of life and death told in an interesting way. All 3 leading ladies are superb here,, but I think Moore is the best of the trio.
1. About SchmidtAlexander Payne amazes me more and more with his writing and directing skills the more I see of his films. Nicholson is great playing a lower key character. Love the message about life being short so make the most of it which is a constant theme in all Payne movies I’ve seen.

Do I agree with the Oscar winner? – I guess so!  Pretty lackluster group of nominated performances IMHO, since none of them stand out so much above the others. so CZJ is as good as choice as any

Let me know what you think about these films and my rankings!

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