Oscar 2004:Supporting Actress–Genre, Age

The five nominees for the Supporting Actress Oscar are:
Cate Blanchett, 35, for The Aviator
Laura Linney, 40, for Kinsey
Virginia Madsen, 43, for Sideways
Sophie Okonedo, 36, for Hotel Rowunda
Natalie Portman, 23, for Closer
Cate Blanchett won the Supporting Actress Award for impersonating Katharine Hepburn in The Aviator, Scorsese’s lush biopic of Howard Hughes.
Three of the five actresses were nominated for a biopic.  Laura Linney played the researcher wife of Kinsey, and Sophie Okonedo played Don Cheadle’s ife in Hotel Rowunda.