Marcia Gay Harden and the 2000 Best Supporting Actress Oscar
Amongst the wins for Gladiator, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Julia Roberts, the 2001 Oscars were also kind to Marcia Gay Harden. The supporting star of "Pollock" was the race's under-seen, underdog contender, who surprised everyone when she clinched the Oscar. When the hurly-burly’s done, it’s easy to label this an upset and call it a day — but this race is one-of-a-kind Oscar history! In my second Oscar video essay, I break down the quintet of performers, how they were perceived in the lead up to Oscar night, and Harden’s unmissable winning factors.