10 Worst Oscar Winners of the Decade

Posted Dec 13, 2009 6:22 AM

7. Best Actress 2001 - Julia Roberts, 'Erin Brockovich'

7. Best Actress 2001 - Julia Roberts, 'Erin Brockovich'

Who should have won:
Joan Allen, "The Contender," "Laura Linney, "You Can Count on Me" or Ellen Burstyn, "Requiem for a Dream"

Why:
No one is discounting that Roberts gave one of her best performances in "Brockovich," but it pales in comparison to the work Allen, Linney and Burstyn accomplished in their own features respectively.  This was one of the last "you made us so much money we're going to reward you with an Oscar" winners -- and thank heaven for that.

Photo Credit: Universal Pictures