Either lead or supporting, best or worst, these are female performances that stood out this past year, actresses that left an impression, which doesn’t always mean a good thing.
Charlize Theron failed to run away from her death in Prometheus is also this year’s most laughable if you ask me. Even Oscar winners have had their bad days. But on the opposite side, the top honor for awesomest belongs to Jessica Chastain who channeled a Erin Brockovich-esque sorta messianic conviction and mission to bring down Osama bin Laden at all cost..
Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty)
Emmanuelle Riva (Amour)
Amy Adams (The Master)
Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables)
Sally Field (Lincoln)
Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook)
Helen Mirren (Hitchcock)
Charlize Theron (Prometheus)
Adrianne Palicki (Red Dawn)
Katherine Heigl (One For The Money)
Keira Knightley (Anna Karenina)
Kristen Stewart (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2)
Bette Midler (Parental Guidance)
Juno Temple (Killer Joe and The Dark Knight Rises)