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October 27, 2015 at 3:23 pm #196470
Forget the supporting/lead designations, I’m curious to know what FEMALE
film performance is the best you’ve seen so far of 2015? Sound off!October 27, 2015 at 3:57 pm #196472
I have yet to see a lot of the biggies like Larson or Rampling, but my favorite so far is Rooney Mara in Carol. I know it doesn’t work for everyone, and I loved Cate as well, but I think playing the more reactionary role and comparable straight man is the more challenging task and I think she makes it so authentic and convincing by the end even though she doesn’t let you in very easily. I find that so impressive.October 27, 2015 at 4:03 pm #196473
Rampling, easily.October 27, 2015 at 4:10 pm #196474
Fifty films into the year, my pick is Kalieaswari Srinivasan, who oddly had more screen time and material than Dheepan himself.October 27, 2015 at 4:11 pm #196475
Just saw Room today. Brie Larson is incredible. I cannot imagine any of this year’s “so called” contenders possibly topping that performance. I also saw Blythe Danner in “See You In My Dreams” and Lily Tomlin in “Grandma”. I would award Danner a nomination.October 27, 2015 at 5:26 pm #196476
So far, I would go with Alicia Vikander in Ex Machina. What could’ve been a literally robotic performance is given such subtle dimensions and haunting ambiguity thanks to Vikander’s efforts.
Close behind is Emily Blunt for Sicario and especially Rose Byrne for Spy.October 27, 2015 at 5:31 pm #196477
So far it has to be Lily Tomlin in Grandma. I haven’t seen an actress like her really command every scene like she does in Grandma. Rose Byrne’s icy performance in Spy is also still up there for me.October 27, 2015 at 6:15 pm #196478
So far the female performances that have really stuck with me this year are Elisabeth Moss and Katherine Waterston in ‘Queen of Earth’, Kristen Stewart and Juliette Binoche in ‘Clouds of Sils Maria’, Emily Blunt in ‘Sicario’, Alicia Vikander in ‘Ex Machina’, Kate Winslet in ‘Steve Jobs’, and Blythe Danner in ‘I’ll See You In My Dreams’. If I had to pick one, it’s Moss for her descent into madness in ‘Queen of Earth’.October 27, 2015 at 6:38 pm #196479
So far it’s the women of comedy that are stealing my attention this year. I’d have to go with Amy Schumer in ‘Trainwreck’ and Rose Byrne in ‘Spy’.
Schumer has a great mix of comedic and dramatic moments in the film, but it was great to see Byrne is such a different performance, and a very funny one at that.
For the BEST female performance, I’d have to give it to Schumer.October 27, 2015 at 7:24 pm #196480
REGINA CASE, The Second Mother.October 27, 2015 at 7:40 pm #196481
I still have so much left to watch, but my personal best so far is Blythe Danner in I’ll See You In My Dreams. Heartbreaking, natural, subtle, hilarious. Just perfect.October 27, 2015 at 11:50 pm #196482
Rose Byrne, SpyOctober 28, 2015 at 2:50 am #196483
Carey Mulligan in Suffragette is currently my favourite but I am yet to see lots of the main contenders like Maggie Smith, Brie Larson etc. I also loved, like everyone else it seems, Rose Byrne’s performance in Spy.October 28, 2015 at 5:41 am #196484
(so far) my 5 nominees would be:
Cate Blanchett – Carol
Regina Case – The Second Mother
Rooney Mara – Carol
Carey Mulligan – Far from the Madding Crowd
Shu Qi – The Assassin
October 28, 2015 at 9:10 am #196485
Cate Blanchett is just outstanding in Carol and deserves all the praise she is getting at the moment.
I would also like to mention Kirin Kiki for An. Such a deeply moving performance by possibly the best Japanese actress there currently is.