Hollywood 2020: Year of the Woman–Best Female Performances

2020 was a banner year for women in film, both in front and behind the cameras.

Indelible Performances by Female Actors in 2020

(in alphabetical order):

Maria Bakalova, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

Jasmine Batchelor, The Surrogate

Nicole Beharie, Miss Juneteenth

Candice Bergen, Let Them Talk

Haley Bennett, Swallow

Radha Blank, The Forty Year Old Version

Alison Brie, Promising Young Woman

Carrie Coon, The Nest

Viola Davis, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Catherine Deneuve, The Truth

Sidney Flanigan, Never Rarely Sometimes Always

Julia Garner, The Assistant

Vanessa Kirby, Pieces of a Woman

Yeri Han, Minari

Diane Lane, Let Him Go

Frances McDormand, Nomadland

Viktoria Miroshnichenko, Beanpole

Carey Mulligan, Promising Young Woman

Vasilisa Perelygina, Beanpole

Talia Ryder, Never Rarely Sometimes Always

Amanda Seyfried, Mank

Meryl Streep, The Prom

Marisa Tomei, The King of Staten Island

Kate Winslet, Ammonite