As we approach the last days of 2020, The Playlist continues to choose the best of the year. The Playlist, which previously announced the best 25 movies and 15 movie posters of 2020, this time published a list of the best 20 acting performances of 2020.
Frances McDormand, who is very talked about her performance in Nomadland on the list, Riz Ahmed winking at the Oscar for her acting in Sound of Metal, Vanessa Kirby, who won the Best Actress Award at this year’s Venice Film Festival with her film Pieces of a Woman, was given by Josephine Decker. Elisabeth Moss, who portrayed the famous writer Shirley Jackson in her latest film Shirley, Amanda Seyfried who conquered the hearts of the audience with her performance in Mank, Steven Yeun, who starred in the A24 film Minari, which won two awards at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, is one of the best films of the year. Shown in The Assistant features actors such as Emmy winner Julia Garner, who delivered admirable acting.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had more than its share of detrimental effects on the movies. Still, having spent the last 9 months sheltering at home, these performances, in their way, capture the rollercoastering span of feelings that make up the 2020 mood: Rage, shock, grief, bewilderment, and rarest of all, unbridled joy. This year has left us all traumatized to degrees, and each of these performances, in their own way, provides a lens for examining, and then coping with, the wounds left on us by death and isolation.
You can check the list of 2020’s top 20 player performances prepared by The Playlist below.
Elisabeth Moss – Shirley
Riz Ahmed – Sound Of Metal
Nicole Beharie – Miss Juneteenth
Frances McDormand – Nomadland
Amanda Seyfried – Mank
Carrie Coon – The Nest
Vanessa Kirby – Pieces of a Woman
Haley Bennett- Swallow
Chadwick Boseman – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Brian Dennehy – Driveways
Delroy Lindo – Da 5 Bloods
Julia Garner – The Assistant
Kelly O’Sullivan – Saint Frances
Sônia Braga – Bacurau
Eliza Scanlen – Babyteeth
Steven Yeun – Minari
Andrea Riseborough – Possessor
Mads Mikkelsen – Another Round
Luca Marinelli – Martin Eden
Orion Lee – First Cow