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 — Felix Rivero (Official Competition)
2.Bella Ramsey — Birdy (Catherine, Called Birdy)
3.Bill Nighy — Mr. Williams (Living)
4.Camila Mendes — Drea (Do Revenge)
5.Cate Blanchett — Lydia Tár (TÁR)
6.Colin Farrell — Padriac Suilleabhain (The Banshees of Inisherin)
7.Dale Dickey — Faye (A Love Song)
8.Danielle Deadwyler — Mamie Till-Mobley (Till)
9.Daryl McCormack — Leo Grande (Good Luck to You, Leo Grande)
10.Donald Elise Watkins — Kunle (Emergency)
11.Emma Thompson — Nancy Stokes (Good Luck to You, Leo Grande)
12.Felix Kammerer — Paul Baumer (All Quiet on the Western Front)
13.Frankie Corio — Sophie Paterson (Aftersun)
14.Jennifer Lawrence — Lynsey (Causeway)
15.Jenny Slate — Marcel (Marcel the Shell with Shoes On)
16.John Cho — Max Park (Don't Make Me Go)
17.Julia Roberts — Georgia Cotton (Ticket to Paradise)
18.Lesley Manville — Ada Harris (Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris)
19.Margot Robbie — Nellie LaRoy (Babylon)
20.Michelle Yeoh — Evelyn Wang (Everything Everywhere All at Once)
21.Olivia Colman — Hilary Small (Empire of Light)
22.Park Hae-il — Detective Jang Hae-jun (Decision to Leave)
23.Paul Mescal — Calum Paterson (Aftersun)
24.Tilda Swinton — Julia Hart & Rosalind Hart (The Eternal Daughter)