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The 50 Best Film Performances Of 2022

We're going to need enough Oscars....TO FILL THE NILE!

2022 is done and all of the movies have been released. And that means that the Oscars are right around the corner!

And that means that in a few days, there will be 20 new acting nominees vying for those four coveted statuettes.

And so to help the Academy, I've compiled a whole list of incredible performances from 2022 that are worthy of an Oscar. I've watched a TON of movies this year, so there was a lot of competition, but these are my faves.

So let's get to it!

Best Lead Performances:

1. Antonio Banderas β€” Felix Rivero (Official Competition)

Antonio Banderas and Penelope Cruz stand on a red carpet

2. Bella Ramsey β€” Birdy (Catherine, Called Birdy)

Bella Ramsey stands with a bird

3. Bill Nighy β€” Mr. Williams (Living)

Bill Nighy stands in the street with a hat on

4. Camila Mendes β€” Drea (Do Revenge)

Camila Mendes holds Maya Hawke's head in her hands

5. Cate Blanchett β€” Lydia TΓ‘r (TÁR)

Cate Blanchett waves a baton

6. Colin Farrell β€” Padriac Suilleabhain (The Banshees of Inisherin)

Colin Farrell sits talking to Brendan Gleeson by the sea

7. Dale Dickey β€” Faye (A Love Song)

Dale Dickey stands by a trailer

8. Danielle Deadwyler β€” Mamie Till-Mobley (Till)

Danielle Deadwyler speaks before some microphones

9. Daryl McCormack β€” Leo Grande (Good Luck to You, Leo Grande)

Daryl McCormack sits on a couch

10. Donald Elise Watkins β€” Kunle (Emergency)

Donald Elise Watkins drives RJ Cyler

11. Emma Thompson β€” Nancy Stokes (Good Luck to You, Leo Grande)

Emma Thompson sits on a bed

12. Felix Kammerer β€” Paul Baumer (All Quiet on the Western Front)

Felix Kammerer stands with other soldiers

13. Frankie Corio β€” Sophie Paterson (Aftersun)

Frankie Corio talks on the phone

14. Jennifer Lawrence β€” Lynsey (Causeway)

Jennifer Lawrence rides on a bus

15. Jenny Slate β€” Marcel (Marcel the Shell with Shoes On)

A shell stands on a map

16. John Cho β€” Max Park (Don't Make Me Go)

John Cho looks through a doorway

17. Julia Roberts β€” Georgia Cotton (Ticket to Paradise)

Julia Roberts and George Clooney get off a boat

18. Lesley Manville β€” Ada Harris (Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris)

Lesley Manville leans against a railing

19. Margot Robbie β€” Nellie LaRoy (Babylon)

Margot Robbie dances

20. Michelle Yeoh β€” Evelyn Wang (Everything Everywhere All at Once)

Michelle Yeoh with a googly eye on her head

21. Olivia Colman β€” Hilary Small (Empire of Light)

Olivia Colman sit in a ticket booth

22. Park Hae-il β€” Detective Jang Hae-jun (Decision to Leave)

Park Hae-il stands outside

23. Paul Mescal β€” Calum Paterson (Aftersun)

Paul Mescal in an airport with his backpack on

24. Tilda Swinton β€” Julia Hart & Rosalind Hart (The Eternal Daughter)

Tilda Swinton lies in her bed

25. Viola Davis β€” Nanisca (The Woman King)

Viola Davis stands in a field

Best Supporting Performances:

26. Aimee Lou Wood β€” Miss Harris (Living)

Aimee Lou Wood looks over a pile of papers

27. Angela Bassett β€” Queen Ramonda (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever)

Angela Bassett walks in a procession in all white

28. Bad Bunny β€” The Wolf (Bullet Train)

Bad Bunny holds knife on a train

29. Barry Keoghan β€” Dominic Kearney (The Banshees of Inisherin)

Barry Keoghan stands in a field

30. Brian Tyree Henry β€” James Aucoin (Causeway)

Brian Tyree Henry sits at a table

31. Carey Mulligan β€” Megan Twohey (She Said)

Carey Mulligan talks on the phone

32. Da'Vine Joy Randolph β€” Pooh (On the Come Up)

Da'Vine Joy Randolph and Jamila Gray stand together in a crowd

33. Dolly De Leon β€” Abigail (Triangle of Sadness)

Charlbi Dean, Dolly De Leon, and Vicki Berlin stand in the jungle

34. Gal Gadot β€” Linnet Ridgeway-Doyle (Death on the Nile)

Gal Gadot walks through a bar

35. Guslagie Malanda β€” Laurence Coly (Saint Omer)

Guslagie Malanda stands on trial

36. Gustav De Waele β€” Remi (Close)

Gustav De Waele sits against a wall

37. Hong Chau β€” Liz (The Whale)

Hong Chau sits on a porch

38. Jamie Lee Curtis β€” Deirdre Beaudeirdre (Everything Everywhere All at Once)

Jamie Lee Curtis sits in a cubicle

39. Janelle Monae β€” Helen Brand & Andi Brand (Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery)

Janelle Monae holds a water bottle

40. Janet McTeer β€” Lillian Bloom (The Menu)

Reed Birney, Paul Adelstein, and Janet McTeer stand in a restaurant

41. Kate Hudson β€” Birdie Jay (Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery)

Kate Hudson screams

42. Ke Huy Quan β€” Waymond Wang (Everything Everywhere All at Once)

Ke Huy Quan smokes a cigarette

43. Keke Palmer β€” Em Haywood (Nope)

Keke Palmer stands in an amusement park

44. Kerry Condon β€” Siobhan Suilleabhain (The Banshees of Inisherin)

Kerry Condon sits on a boat

45. Nina Hoss β€” Sharon Goodnow (TÁR)

Nina Hoss stands in a concert hall with Noemie Merlant and Cate Blanchett

46. Pedro Pascal β€” Javi Gutierrez (The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent)

Pedro Pascal stands on a dock

47. Rachel Sennott β€” Alice (Bodies Bodies Bodies)

Rachel Sennott lays on the floor wearing glow in the dark necklaces

48. Sally Field β€” Marilyn Cowan (Spoiler Alert)

Sally Field and Jim Parsons stand on a road

49. Stephanie Hsu β€” Joy Wang (Everything Everywhere All at Once)

Stephanie Hsu walks in confetti and an Elvis outfit

50. Matt Rogers & Tomas Matos β€” Luke & Keegan (Fire Island)

Matt Rogers and Tomas Matos have their hands on Zane Phillips