In 2000 the leads spoil the bunch.
Washington, Berry and Connelly are among the worst choices ever.
2002 is good, but I'd like a more powerful female couple. Zeta-Jones is dynamic, but almost negligible.
I hate 2003. I think it's the most over the top bunch of winners I can think of. Four showy, extremely overrated performances.
Jamie Foxx spoils 2004.
The late Seymour Hoffmann deserved better company in 2005.
Alan Arkin and Jennifer Hudson may be the worst supporting winners ever.
I love Penn, Winslet and Ledger, but I'm sorry for my compatriot. She didn't deserve to win, and she prevents me from voting for 2008.
In 2009, yes, iconic supporting winners, but a bunch with Sandra Bullock in The Blind Side can't be the best of the decade.
So that leaves 2007, the best overall by far. Cotillard really succeeds in a bad movie. Swinton is as strong as it gets. Bardem is definitely unforgettable, though needless to say, in No Country For Old Men he's not at his best nor it is a performance for the ages. And Day-Lewis being unsurprisingly great.
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