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  • alittle03
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    Hello all! This post was making rounds on my Twitter feed, concerning everyone’s top 5 film acting performances of the year.

    I figured since it’s officially New Year’s Eve, we could end the year with sharing our top 5 here, as well. Please share in the comments! Your top 5 can be based on anything, so don’t sweat trying to figure out what criteria it should be based on (it could be performances that had the best acting, made you laugh the most, emotionally resonated the most, elevated the screenplay the most, had the best chemistry with their scene partners, etc etc etc!)

    Here’s my top 5:

    1) Ruth Negga, Passing

    2) Tessa Thompson, Passing

    3) Woody Norman, C’mon C’mon

    4) Martha Plimpton, Mass

    5) Okada Masaki, Drive My Car

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    • FYC: Everything Everywhere All at Once in any and every single category, especially Best Picture, Michelle Yeoh in Actress, Stephanie Hsu in Supporting Actress, The Daniels in Director/Screenplay, Paul Rogers in Editing, and Son Lux in Score.

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    wolfali
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    So far for me (I still have a lot more to watch as releases tend to be later over here for some of the big stuff and because I’m waiting for a few things to hit VOD)…

    1) Joanna Scanlan, After Love
    2) Ruth Negga, Passing
    3) Penelope Cruz, Parallel Mothers
    4) Martha Plimpton, Mass
    5) Anders Danielsen Lie, The Worst Person in the World

    FYC: Better Call Saul, The English and The Good Fight in all categories including Emily Blunt, Bob Odenkirk, Christine Baranski and Rhea Seehorn.

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    Cocastique
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    1) Renate Reinsve, The Worst Person in the World

    2) Agathe Rousselle, Titane

    3) Benedict Cumberbatch, The Power of the Dog

    4) Penélope Cruz, Parallel Mothers

    5) The Mass cast. Can’t choose.

    6) Jessie Buckley, The Lost Daughter

    7) Virginie Efira, Benedetta

    8) Kodi Smith-McPhee, The Power of the Dog

    9) Vincent Lindon, Titane

    10) Benjamin Voisin, Lost Illusions

    I still have to watch a lot : WSS, Licorice Pizza, Drive My Car, After Love, King Richard, TTB, Pig, CODA, etc.

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    UmOkaaayyyyy
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    My Top 5 Performances of the Year:
    1. Andrew Garfield, Tick Tick Boom
    2. Ariana DeBose, West Side Story
    3. Jessica Chastain, The Eyes of Tammy Faye
    4. Robin DeJesus, Tick Tick Boom
    5. Kodi Smit-McPhee, The Power of the Dog

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    laslo
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    1. Nicolas Cage – Pig
    2. Penélope Cruz – Parallel Mothers
    3. Simon Rex – Red Rocket
    4. Denzel Washington – The Tragedy of Macbeth
    5. Rebecca Ferguson – Dune

    Honorable mentions: Troy Kotsur for CODA; Ruth Negga for Passing; Olivia Colman for The Lost Daughter; Kristen Stewart for Spencer; Kodi Smit-McPhee for The Power of the Dog.

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    FilmRoyalty
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    1. Ruth Negga (Passing)
    2. Tessa Thompson (Passing)
    3. Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Power of the Dog)
    4. David Alvarez (West Side Story)
    5. Nicole Kidman (Being The Ricardos)

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    Gabarnes43
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    Olivia Colman, The Lost Daughter
    Martha Plimpton, Mass
    Nicole Kidman, Being the Ricardos
    Benedict Cumberbatch, The Power of the Dog
    Kristen Stewart, Spencer

    Oscars FYC

    Emma Thompson i’m ‘Good Luck to You Leo Grande’

    Everything Everywhere All At Once in all categories

    TV Winter FYC

    Dead to Me in all categories

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    abelfenty
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    1. Olivia Colman, The Lost Daughter
    2. Simon Rex, Red Rocket
    3. Ariana DeBose, West Side Story
    4. Suzanna Son, Red Rocket
    5. Rachel Sennott, Shiva Baby

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    kaziz
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    The first is the first by a country mile (lol y’all already know).

    1. Tessa Thompson, Passing

    2. Benedict Cumberbatch, The Power of the Dog
    2. Kirsten Dunst, The Power of the Dog

    3. Hidetoshi Nishijima, Drive My Car

    4. Martha Plimpton, Mass
    4. Olivia Colman, The Lost Daughter
    4. Ruth Negga, Passing

    5. Troy Kotsur, CODA
    5. Woody Norman, C’mon C’mon
    5. Toko Miura, Drive My Car
    5. Kristen Stewart, Spencer
    5. Jesse Plemons, The Power of the Dog
    5. Kodi Smit-McPhee, The Power of the Dog
    5. Joséphine Sanz, Petite Maman

    It’s fascinating to me that out of the 14 people above, only Thompson, Cumberbatch, Colman, Nishijima, Stewart are classified as leads. To be fair, I feel like only Negga & Kotsur should be supporting, but it just goes to show how competitive supporting is this year (mostly actress because the best ones in actor are barely viable).

    FYC:
    Everything Everywhere All At Once
    The Banshees of Inisherin
    Women Talking
    All the Beauty and the Bloodshed
    Joyland
    RRR
    Aftersun

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    1. Renate Reinsve, The Worst Person in the World 
    2. Penélope Cruz, Parallel Mothers
    3. Hidetoshi Nishijima, Drive My Car
    4. Martha Plimpton and Ann Dowd, Mass
    5. Olivia Colman, The Lost Daughter

    It was a bit hard to choose a top5 since I have a lot of favourites this year. There’s also a couple of movies I still need to catch up with.

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    gorman
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    Still have lots to see, to the extent that this entire 5 could change in a few weeks, but at the minute:

    1. Tessa Thompson, Passing
    2. Benedict Cumberbatch, The Power of the Dog
    3. Olivia Colman, The Lost Daughter
    4. Kristen Stewart, Spencer
    5. Ariana DeBose, West Side Story

    Unfortunately limiting it to a Top 5 means my honourable mentions are the more interesting selection:

    1. Hidetoshi Nishijima, Drive My Car
    2. Josephine Sanz, Petite Maman
    3. Gaby Hoffmann, C’mon C’mon
    4. Ruth Negga, Passing
    5. Jessie Buckley, The Lost Daughter
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    1. Olivia Colman for The Lost Daughter. She is doing a hundred things at once in her performance. She makes us fully understand this “difficult” woman. She is the most fully realized character of 2021.

    2. Mike Faist for West Side Story. Riff was a dull character as portrayed by Russ Tamblyn in the 1961 version. Mike Faist makes him fascinating and understandable. His singing, dancing, and acting is simply impeccable.

    3. Ariana DeBose for West Side Story. She plays Anita with so many different colors. The exuberance of the “America” number and “Dance at the Gym”, the sexiness of her relationship with Bernardo, and her heartbreak when he dies – she’s exquisite.

    4. Kodi Smit-McPhee for The Power of the Dog. He plays a fascinating young “queer” man. When he is off the screen the film gets pretty dull for me and it comes back to life when he re-enters the screen.

    5. Leonardo DiCaprio for Don’t Look Up. This is his career best performance. He plays an anxiety filled scientist who discovers an ability to communicate when it is desperately needed to try to save the world. His two big speeches are arias of such power and beauty.

    6. Jessie Buckley for The Lost Daughter. Young Leda is harried. She loves her children but they can infuriate her. She has wants and desires outside of marriage and children and she is deeply conflicted. Ms. Buckley navigates all of this with a beautifully controlled performance.

    7. Simon Rex for Red Rocket. He’s in every single scene of the movie. He is a cad, he’s self-delusional, he’s charming, he’s a con artist, he’s amoral, he’s always interesting and complicated!

    8. The Ensemble Cast of Mass. Ann Dowd, Martha Plimpton, Jason Isaacs, and Reed Birney are the epitome of an ensemble team, working with and off each other to deliver four superb performances. We see their humanity through their grief. There are no villains just four people who have had their hearts broken.

    9. Jude Hill for Belfast. The best child performance in ages. He is funny, he is human, he is great in his temper tantrum scene. He holds the movie together on his small shoulders. Just a beautiful performance.

    10. Rachel Zegler for West Side Story. Her Maria is a young woman ready to take risks, to defy her brother by loving who she wishes. Her singing and acting are exquisite. Her argument with Bernardo shows how great this young actress is already and the scene at the end showed her dramatic abilities as well. Oh my her singing is so incredibly beautiful! Her acting-singing with Ariana DeBose on “A Boy Like That/I Have a Love” is a highlight of the movie.

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    1. renate reinsve – the worst person in the world

    2. olivia colman – the lost daughter

    3. woody norman – c’mon c’mon

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    Lady Gaga, House of Gucci
    Ruth Negga, Passing
    Tilda Swinton, Memoria
    Kathryn Hunter, The Tragedy of Macbeth
    Hidetoshi Nishijima, Drive My Car

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