Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Top 25 Performances of the Decade So Far (2010-2014) – March 2015

Picking the 50 best films of the decade so far was incredibly hard, but this was far more difficult. Every year there is a ton of very strong work to choose from – some performances are just incredible, and those are the easy ones to pick, but for the most part there are a lot of performances that just as easily could have made this list. I have put an “*” next to my favorite performance from each year. Anyway, here are my picks:


2010
Christian Bale, a supporting role in The Fighter*
Claire Danes, a leading role in Temple Grandin
Tom Hardy, a supporting performance in Inception
Natalie Portman, a leading Role in Black Swan


2011
Kirsten Dunst, a leading performance in Melancholia
Michael Fassbender, a leading performance in Shame
Rooney Mara, a leading performance in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo*
Carey Mulligan, a supporting performance in Shame


2012
Jessica Chastain, a leading performance in Zero Dark Thirty
Daniel Day-Lewis, a leading performance in Lincoln
Jennifer Lawrence, a leading performance in Silver Linings Playbook
Joaquin Phoenix, a leading performance in The Master*


2013
Cate Blanchett, a leading performance in Blue Jasmine*
Leonardo DiCaprio, a leading performance in The Wolf of Wall Street
Chiwetel Ejiofor, a leading performance in 12 Years a Slave
Adele Exarchopoulos, a leading performance in Blue is the Warmest Color
Michael Fassbender, a supporting performance in 12 Years a Slave
Brie Larson, a leading performance in Short Term 12
Mads Mikkelsen, a leading performance in The Hunt
Lupita Nyong’o, a supporting performance in 12 Years a Slave


2014
Ralph Fiennes, a leading performance in The Grand Budapest Hotel
Edward Norton, a supporting performance in Birdman
Rosamnd Pike, a leading performance in Gone Girl*
Eddie Redmayne, a leading performance in The Theory of Everything
Mark Ruffalo, a supporting performance in Foxcatcher

No comments:

Post a Comment