Thursday, March 24, 2016

Top 50 Performances of 2015: Part 2

Leonardo DiCaprio gave one of 2015's best performances.

If you missed Part 1, check it out here. There will probably be a few shockers below, but I love the following performances.

25. Dakota Johnson, Fifty Shades of Grey

24. Blake Lively, The Age of Adaline

23. Dane DeHaan, Life

22. Benicio Del Toro, Sicario

21. Jennifer Lawrence, Joy

20. Michael Fassbender, Macbeth

19. Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

18. Nina Hoss, Phoenix

17. Jacob Tremblay, Room

16. Rachel Weisz, Youth

15. Géza Röhrig, Son of Saul

14. Tom Hardy, Legend

13. Marion Cotillard, Macbeth

12. Tom Courtenay, 45 Years

11. Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina

10. Jason Segel, The End of the Tour

9. Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

8. Abraham Attah, Beasts of No Nation

7. Matthias Schoenaerts, Far from the Madding Crowd

6. Alicia Vikander, Testament of Youth

5. Ben Mendelsohn, Mississippi Grind

4. Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years

3. Tom Hanks, Bridge of Spies

2. Cate Blanchett, Carol

1. Rooney Mara, Carol


  1. Dakota Johnson is throwing me off lol. I saw most of that movie on HBO the other day and thought it was terrible.

    I knew Rooney and Cate would be towards the top. Great picks!

    1. Haha, the film is bad, but Johnson is amazing in it. Like, the film didn't deserve such a committed performance.

      Thanks! Rooney and Cate forever.

  2. I don't agree with your choices for #1 & #2, but Abraham Attah gave a spectacular performance! Glad to see him so high up on the list!

    1. Attah gave a magnificent performance, no doubt. Glad you like that choice.

  3. Lots of good stuff from what I've seen. Well, except for Dakota Johnson., I can't...not with that one. Otherwise, great work.

    1. Thanks. LOL, I thought Johnson gave an honest, heartfelt performance in a ghastly movie. I've seen others praise her, but I know I'm in the minority. :/

  4. YEY for Tom making the cut! I did like Hanks in BoS far more than Rylance

    1. Tom had an AMAZING year. He barely missed my Best Actor lineup. :( Hanks really impressed me on a second look, and I'd probably call it his best overall performance. (That scene in Captain Phillips would be his finest moment, though.)

  5. I've seen 16 of these.

    Love them all.

    So happy Tremblay ranks so high, and that Lively made your list...and your #1 and #2...who can argue!

    1. YAY! Tremblay was very close to making my top five, as was Lively. Funnily enough, they were both my #8.

  6. LOVE that Rooney made the top spot. I really wanted her to win supporting actress. It didn't even seem like they campaigned for her at all!

    1. Yeah, as much as I wanted Vikander to win for her incredible year, Mara totally deserved it. I don't understand that campaign at all. Were they even trying for a win?