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The Votes Are In: Best Dramatic Movie Actor and Actress of 2008

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. . .

Best Dramatic Actress of 2008
Kate Winslet, The Reader and Revolutionary Road

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.

In second place is Angelina Jolie for her heart-wrenching performance in Changeling followed by Anne Hathaway for her role in Rachel Getting Married.

You could probably have guessed who would win this year's poll for best dramatic actor, but to see it in writing,


Best Dramatic Actor of 2008
Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight

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.

At the moment, Robert Pattinson and Sean Penn are practically neck-and-neck for the No. 2 spot, with Pattinson winning by just a few votes.


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