Who? Julianne Moore
How were they robbed? Julianne Moore’s gripping portrayal of Laura Brown, a depressed 1950’s housewife in The Hours was so raw and heartbreaking that it was difficult to watch at times. Moore’s dutiful smile concealed her character’s internalized torment from everyone around her but the viewer. It could be said that the Academy doesn’t like awarding lead and supporting Oscars to the same film and it was because Nicole Kidman’s nose was the talk of the town in 2002 that she won the Best Actress award for her lead role in The Hours and, subsequently, Moore lost out to Catherine Zeta-Jones for her work in Chicago. Zeta-Jones sang and danced her heart out, but her acting performance as a 1920’s nightclub entertainer was subpar to Moore’s emotionally driven take on a woman who cannot find happiness. But, hey, the Academy loves a pregnant lady…
Did you know? Julianne Moore was nominated for two awards at the 2002 Academy Awards. She lost out in the Best Actress category to Nicole Kidman (The Hours) and also lost out in the Best Supporting Actress category to Catherine Zeta-Jones (Chicago). That must have been a rough drive home in the limo.