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BIL'S BEST ACTOR

I can’t imagine anything more appropriate than Robert Duvall winning an Academy Award for his career-topping performance in Bruce Beresford’s perfect drama Tender Mercies than the fact that he received the statue from the one and only Dolly Parton as co-presenter.  Duvall, usually a more obvious and mannered actor, fits perfectly into Beresford’s more subdued vision of the torments and tragedies that push families apart but keep love strong. It’s a wonderful film that has barely aged a day.

Honour Roll: Mel Brooks, To Be Or Not To Be; Tom Courtenay, The Dresser; Albert Finney, The Dresser; Michael Keaton, Mr. Mom

BIL'S BEST ACTRESS

Another career long overdue for tribute was the fabulous Shirley MacLaine, who deservedly won piles…

There are no films in this list released in the 2000s.