Best Performances of the 2000's - The Part-Time Critic

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Best Performances of the 2000's

Day 2: The Best Performances of the 2000's

Outside if the Top 100 Action Sequences, this has been the hardest list for me to make. In order to keep it to a manageable level, I've limited myself to ten performances in each category. They have been assembled into chronological order. For those who expect this to be a Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman fest, you might be a little surprised by the list. Did I miss any major performances? Feel free to comment.

Best Supporting Actresses of the 2000's

Kate Hudson Almost Famous (2000)
Jennifer Connelly A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Meryl Streep Adaptation (2002)
Shohreh Aghdashloo House of Sand and Fog (2003)
Patricia Clarkson Pieces of April (2003)
Catherine O'Hara A Mighty Wind (2003)
Renee Zelweger Cold Mountain (2003)
Cate Blanchett The Aviator (2004)
Virginia Madsen Sideways (2004)
Amy Ryan Gone Baby Gone (2007)

Best Supporting Actors of the 2000's

Ben Kingsley Sexy Beast (2001)
Chris Cooper Adaptation (2002)
Paul Newman Road to Perdition (2002)
Andy Serkis The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
Sean Astin The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
Tim Robbins Mystic River (2003)
Thomas Haden Church Sideways (2004)
Vince Vaughn Wedding Crashers (2005)
Tommy Lee Jones No Country for Old Men (2007)
Heath Ledger The Dark Knight (2008)

Best Actresses of the 2000's

Ellen Burstyn Requiem for a Dream (2000)
Sissy Spacek In the Bedroom (2001)
Naomi Watts Mulholland Drive (2001)
Jennifer Connelly House of Sand and Fog (2003)
Samantha Morton In America (2003)
Charlize Theron Monster (2003)
Julie Deply Before Sunset (2004)
Hilary Swank Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Helen Mirren The Queen (2006)
Meryl Streep Doubt (2008)

Best Actors of the 2000's

Tom Hanks Cast Away (2000)
Russell Crowe A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Tom Wilkinson In the Bedroom (2001)
Nicholas Cage Adapation (2002)
Daniel Day Lewis Gangs of New York (2002)
Bill Murray Lost in Translation (2003)
Sean Penn Mystic River (2003)
Paul Giamatti Sideways (2004)
Eric Bana Munich (2005)
Daniel Day Lewis There Will Be Blood (2007)

Best Ensemble Casts of the 2000's

The Lord of the Rings Cast (2001, 2002, 2003)
Adaptation (2002)
In America (2003)
Lost in Translation (2003)
Mystic River (2003)
Before Sunset (2004)
Sideways (2004)
Crash (2005)
Munich (2005)
The Departed (2006)
Doubt (2008)

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