Cinema 2020: Year of the Woman (Actors)

Women: Actors in a Lead Role (in alphabetical order):

Frances McDormand (Nomadland)
Carey Mulligan (Promising Young Woman)
Viola Davis (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom)
Zendaya (Malcolm & Marie)
Sophia Loren (The Life Ahead)

Vanessa Kirby (Pieces of a Woman)
Meryl Streep (The Prom) —
Meryl Streep (Let Them All Talk) —

Sidney Flanigan (Never Rarely Sometimes Always)

Kate Winslet (Ammonite) —
Michelle Pfeiffer (French Exit) —
Rachel Brosnahan (I’m Your Woman) —
Yeri Han (Minari)

Elisabeth Moss (The Invisible Man)
Julia Garner (The Assistant)
Rashida Jones (On the Rocks)
Cristin Milioti (Palm Springs)
Sienna Miller (Wander Darkly)

Nicole Beharie (Miss Juneteenth)
Haley Bennett (Swallow)
Carrie Coon (The Nest)
Andra Day (The United States vs. Billie Holiday)
Clare Dunne (Herself)
Diane Lane (Let Him Go)
Rosamund Pike (I Care a Lot)
Eliza Scanlen (Babyteeth)
Robin Wright (Land)


Directors: Women who left their mark behind the cameras:

Radha Blank, The Forty Year Version

Natalie Erika James, Relic

Kelly Reichardt, First Cow

Chloe Zhao, Nomadland