EW Staff
January 20, 2004 AT 05:00 AM EST

Evan Rachel Wood is among this year’s EW.com Award winners

FOR ”Thirteen”

WHY? Wood made a career out of frightening her mother (and moviegoers in general) in 2003. She starred in ”Thirteen” as a young girl who spirals out of control as mom Holly Hunter watches helplessly, and as the kidnapped pioneer girl tracked by mom Cate Blanchett in ”The Missing.” Fans of TV’s ”Once and Again” already saw Wood excel as a girl plagued by anorexia and sexual confusion. In person, the 16-year-old is said to be eerily mature, though she recently told EW: ”I hope I won’t be stereotyped as the Girl That Plays All the Dark Roles. I’m not all miserable. I just want to do things that are real. Something that will stay with people for more than five minutes. Something that will be remembered.” She needn’t worry.

(Golden Globe nomination: Best Actress in a Movie Drama)

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