Rachel McAdams is the winner of Mean Girls poll
Everyone was terrific, literally everyone, but I’ve gotta go with Watts. If not for Theron, Watts should’ve walked away with the Oscar for this one. Her scene in the hospital where she learns the fate of her husband and her two girls knocked the wind out of me.
I agree that everyone was terrific; however, I would put the three leads out in front of Leo, as their characters were more fully developed. That said, Leo made the impression that finally let her break through to important, award-worthy roles here. My choice would be Penn, since I believe 21 Grams was the better of his two performances this year (and the Mystic River got him the Oscar anyhow). I would have loved all three nominated actors to have won for 21 Grams that year.