(00) Favourite Acting in 2016 (00)


These are my favourite performances watched for the first time in 2016. Whether by people I already knew from many movies or ones I’d never seen before, they all surprised me, revealing unexpected talent, charisma, range, and depth. The name in bold is technically each category’s ‘winner’, but really, they’re all winners. More than any other previously unseen performances watched this year, these made me think: “Wow, I love how beautifully you played this character…and I’ll never forget it.”

Favourite Lead (Male)

Taika Waititi, “What We Do In The Shadows”
Vin Diesel, “Find Me Guilty”
Seann William Scott, “Goon”
Oliver Masucci, “Er Ist Wieder Da [Look Who’s Back]”
Vincent Price, “The Comedy of Terrors”

Favourite Lead (Female)

Anna Magnani, “Amore”
Tallulah Bankhead, “The Cheat”
Bette Davis, “The Star”
Judy Davis, “Impromptu”
Joan Blondell, “Traveling Saleslady” and “Back in Circulation”

Favourite Supporting (Male)

Jemaine Clement, “What We Do in the Shadows”
Cori Gonzalez-Macuer, “What We Do in the Shadows”
Hugh Grant, “Impromptu”
Mandy Patinkin, “Impromptu”
Adrien Brody, “Summer of Sam”

Favourite Supporting (Female)

Sofia Boutella, “Star Trek Beyond”
Naomi Watts, “Plots with a View”
Besedka Johnson, “Starlet”
Allison Pill, “Goon”
Jennifer Ulrich, “Wir Sind Die Nacht [We Are the Night]”