Let me also give a nod to Sophie Okonedo as well, another Shorty on the Rise who seems to consistently turn in convincing performances. If you haven't seen her in the small, Miramax flick Dirty Pretty Things, check it out on DVD. You'll never look at immigrants (or that urban legend about hotels and kidney snatching) the same again. Another nod goes to Irish filmmaker Terry George for bringing such an important story to the screen.
Sophie Okonedo & Don Cheadle