Janet Mc Teer, Tumbleweeds
Julianne Moore, The End of the Affair
Meryl Streep, Music of the Heart
Hilary Swank, Boys Don't Cry *
Gender chameleon Hilary Swank served notice that she's an actress of major range and talent with her glowing, heartbreaking turn as a young woman desperately trying to pass as a man in Boys Don't Cry. Swaggering yet subtle, she showed that she can more than hold her own with the big girls.