Best Actress Nominees
Williams began her acting career as the angst-ridden Jen Lindley in Dawson's Creek. After a six-season run with the teen drama, she made a successful leap to the big screen. She starred alongside fellow young stars Kirsten Dunst in Dick and Christina Ricci in Prozac Nation, and she also appeared in several indie hits, including The United States of Leland, Me Without You and Imaginary Heroes. In 2005, Williams hit a career high when she appeared in Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain, for which she won a Critics' Choice Award and was nominated for a Golden Globe, a BAFTA and an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.