Oscar Actors: Swank, Hilary in Million Dollar Baby

Hilary Swank, 30, ascension to Oscar favorite was helped by winning the Critics' Choice and the Golden Globe Awards. But ultimately the SAG win maight have been the best predictor: During the past 10 years, SAG's actress choice has gone on to Oscar gold 70 percent of the time.

Would her recent (1999) Best Actress for “Boys Don't Cry” help or damage her prospects

There have been precedents: Jodie Foster, the most recent two-time Best Actress winner was younger (29) than Swank, when she won her second Oscar, and had only three-year span between the first Oscar, for “The Accused,” in 1988, and the second one, for “The Silence of the Lamabs,” in 1991.