Oscar-worthy Movie: Kinsey (2004)
Linney is a chameleon, capable of a range that feels magical. Because of this, she's easily one of the most respected contemporary actresses. We'd be hard pressed to find another actress who can so convincingly play roles like Abigail Adams (John Adams), Annabeth Markum (Mystic River), and her Academy Award nominated turn as Clara McMillen in Kinsey. As the wife of the famous sex doctor, Linney easily portrayed the dramatic aspects of their relationship and family life with conviction and, of course, nailed the comedic aspects of the character as well.
The only reason were not more upset about Linney's lack of an Oscar? We're positive she's going to have many more chances.