CityBeat's Oscar Pick: CityBeat Oscar Pick

Best Supporting Actress Nominee: Chloe Sevigny

Chloe Sevigny

$404 gets you on a non-stop flight to Los Angeles for the March 26 Oscars ceremony. What better way to nab a seat alongside the red carpet walkway into the Shrine Auditorium. Then again, chances are you'll only see TV has-been Harry Hamlin and his bimbo wife Lisa Rinna.

So plop in front of the Trinitron and throw your own Oscar bash. It's not like they'll be serving Doritos at the Vanity Fair party.

You need an Oscar scorecard, and CityBeat is ready to help. I'm amazed by the number of Oscar nominees CityBeat has spoken with in recent months. Coincidence? Let's put it this way: CityBeat could get thanked in an acceptance speech or two.

Best Supporting Actress:

Chloë Sevigny for Boys Don't Cry

Role: A restless girl named Lana who falls for the new boy in her rural town

Bio: Appearances in music videos led the 26-year-old Sevigny to film work in Kids, The Last Days of Disco and julien donkey-boy.

Las Vegas Odds: 20-1

CityBeat Odds: Our sentimental favorite. Write her down at your own risk.

Sevigny on critical response: "I just read this article the other day about Boys Don't Cry and they said 'Chloë Sevigny finally lives up to her billing.' I can't stop thinking about it. I know I shouldn't let it affect me, but it's like a backhanded compliment."

On acting as art: "I guess I want to be an artist, but I won't admit that I'm not. So I try to work with great artists."

On her competition:"Sarah Polley gets all the parts before I do. They offered her Boys Don't Cry before me. They offer her everything. She's my big competition, and she's a better actress as far as I'm concerned. I probably shouldn't be saying this."

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