10th Place Tie:
"Shattered Glass" Mention Hayden Christensens name to some critics and theyll cringe. Christensens synonymous with the recent "Star Wars" movie and because of the overall negative reviews of "Attack of the Clones," Christensen has an uphill battle when it comes to credibility as a young actor (I prefer to think of him as Kevin Klines son in "Life as a House"). In "Shattered Glass," Christensen shows hes got the chops to make it outside of "Star Wars." Surrounded by a great supporting cast (Peter Sarsgaard is particularly outstanding), Christensen does a terrific job of making the films villain into more than a two-dimensional caricature.
"Love Actually" This earned my title of feel-good romantic comedy of the year. Hugh Grant as a bachelor Prime Minister? It shouldnt work but it does, thanks to an intelligent script and a stellar cast.
Peter Jackson "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King"
Vadim Perelman - "House of Sand and Fog"
Anthony Minghella - "Cold Mountain"
Catherine Hardwicke - "Thirteen"
Tie Naomi Watts ("21 Grams") and Uma Thurman ("Kill Bill Vol. 1")
Jennifer Connelly - "House of Sand and Fog"
Patricia Clarkson - "The Station Agent"
Cate Blanchett - "Veronica Guerin"
Johnny Depp "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl"
Jude Law - "Cold Mountain"
Peter Dinklage - "The Station Agent"
Russell Crowe - "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World"
Tie Peter Sarsgaard ("Shattered Glass") and Djimon Hounsou ("In America")
Albert Finney - "Big Fish"
Paul Bettany - "Master and Commander"
Bill Nighy - "Love Actually"
"House of Sand and Fog"
"Girl With a Pearl Earring"
"The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King"
"Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World"
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