Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Teleivison Series
Angels in America
Patrick Wilson is the kind of actor whose boyishly handsome good looks make him equally effective in roles that call for characters who are vulnerable, irresponsible, and even menacing. Many moviegoers may not realize that the actor they first caught a glimpse of in a Gap commercial (opposite Claire Danes) or in the Emmy Award-winning miniseries Angels in America had been honing his craft on the stage for years: By that point Wilson had already earned back-to-back Tony nominations with roles in the Broadway version of The Full Monty and Trevor Nunn's critically acclaimed revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!
Wilson's roots are firmly planted in Virginia, although his family moved to Florida when his father became a television news anchor in the Tampa-St. Petersburg vicinity. An early stint in his mother's choir helped Wilson realize his love of singing early on, and it wasn't long before the young performer's stage aspirations were taking precedence over his athletic obligations. Though he had been singing for years, it wasn't until Wilson entered Carnegie Mellon University that he received his first proper vocal lesson. As with many an aspiring stage star, Wilson eventually made his way to New York City, where his performance in an off-Broadway production of Bright Lights, Big City drew a Drama Desk nomination and left audiences raving. A subsequent performance in the Gershwin revue Fascinating Rhythm earned Wilson a Drama League award, and subsequent roles in The Full Monty and Oklahoma! cemented his status as a talent to watch.