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Tue, 13 Nov 2012 18:15:57 GMT | By Norman Wilner
When Oscar says he’s sorry

Jennifer Connelly

Jennifer Connelly (© Wireimage/Steve Granitz)
  • Renee Zellweger, Sean Penn, Colin Firth (© Wireimage)
  • Paul Newman (© Wireimage/Steve Granitz)
  • Jeremy Irons (© Wireimage/Gregg DeGuire)
  • Martin Landau (© Wireimage/Steve Granitz)
  • Jennifer Connelly (© Wireimage/Steve Granitz)
  • Ron Howard (© Wireimage/John Sciulli)
  • Sean Penn (© Wireimage/Steve Granitz)
  • Peter Jackson (© Wireimage/ Jeff Vespa)
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WINNER: Jennifer Connelly
WON FOR: 'A Beautiful Mind'
SHOULD HAVE WON FOR: 'Requiem for a Dream.' But she wasn't even nominated for her amazing performance in Darren Aronofsky's devastating drug drama, perhaps because the Academy couldn't figure out whether she belonged on the ballot as a lead or a supporting actress. (Ellen Burstyn, who had her own storyline within the film, nabbed a Best Actress nomination, losing to Julia Roberts in 'Erin Brockovich.') Oscar corrected the oversight with a Supporting Actress nomination for Connelly's damp-eyed and entirely conventional turn as the supportive wife of Russell Crowe's disintegrating genius, and everyone went home happy.