It was a good year for actors to showcase their dramatic acting chops, though in these Best of 2008 polls, there were two clear winners who each won by quite a few votes. Your picks for the year's best dramatic actress and actor are. . .
Winslet is favored above all other actresses in this category, and I can certainly see why. As is the case in every role Winslet takes, her focused and riveting work in both of these movies is truly something to behold.
You could probably have guessed who would win this year's poll for best dramatic actor, but to see it in writing,
Ledger wins this poll by a landslide for his mesmerizing performance as the Joker to Christian Bale's Batman in The Dark Knight. I look forward, with bittersweetness, to seeing Ledger's final performance in The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus, hopefully next year.