|Tom Hardy was the best thing about Child 44.|
I'm a day late, as I usually post this on Thanksgiving, but here are some of my favorite performances that will probably go unnoticed by awards bodies in the coming weeks. Note: My picks are in no particular order.
Mark Ruffalo, Infinitely Polar Bear
An understated powerhouse, with Ruffalo at his best.
Kiersey Clemons, Dope
The scene-stealer is hilarious in her breakthrough role.
Mark Duplass, Creep
Thoroughly unsettling work from the mostly comedic actor.
Blake Lively, The Age of Adaline
She delivers a mannered, captivating performance, even when the material lets her down.
Jude Law, Black Sea
Scottish accent and all, it’s a quietly intense performance from the Brit.
Jennifer Connelly, Shelter
Though the film falters, she offers devastating work.
Tom Hardy, Child 44
Another internalized stroke of brilliance from Hardy that’s been overlooked.
Raffey Cassidy, Tomorrowland
The breakthrough child performance that everyone forgot.
Joel Edgerton, The Gift
Subtle, terrifying work from the film’s writer/director.
Hugo Weaving, Strangerland
He sells every moment, but the thriller comes crashing down around him.