BEST ACTRESS WINNER:
Yet another tough competition. In the end, Hilary Swank wins out for her role in “Million Dollar Baby.” The film is beautiful because of her performance. Plain and simple. The innocence she brought to the role and the subsequent trials that she would endure… it made for an emotional viewing. I loved her chemistry with Clint Eastwood as well, as their bond was an integral piece to this bittersweet puzzle. Congratulations Swank, you pulled off an incredible performance.