2016 Performances Overview – Female (Lead/Supporting)

Yesterday saw the release of my standout male performances from 2016 and today marks the release of the standout female performances. I think it’s safe to say that the overall standout in all of 2016 would have to be Isabelle Huppert in Verhoeven’s Elle. I do not think that film could even possibly begin to exist without her performance.

ISABELLE HUPPERT in Paul Verhoeven’s Elle

KATE BECKINSALE in Whit Stillman’s Love & Friendship

ROYALTY HIGHTOWER and ALEXIS NEBLETT in Anna Rose Holmer’s The Fits

ZHAO TAO in Jia Zhangke’s Mountains May Depart

HAILEE STEINFELD in Kelly Fremon’s The Edge of Seventeen

KATE LYN SHEIL in Robert Greene’s Kate Plays Christine

SALOMÉ RICHARD in Rachel Lang’s Baden Baden

ADDISON TIMLIN in Zach Clark’s Little Sister

JENJIRA PONGPAS in Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Cemetery of Splendor

LEAH FAY GOLDSTEIN in Pavan Moondi & Brian Robertson’s Diamond Tongues

KATE MCKINNON in Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters

SAKURA ANDO in Momoko Ando’s 0.5mm

LILY GLADSTONE in Kelly Reichardt’s Certain Women

KRISHA FAIRCHILD in Trey Edward Stults’ Krisha

ELEONORA IVANOVA in Iva Gocheva’s Sunday

MACKENZIE DAVIS in Sophia Takal’s Always Shine

REBECCA HALL in Antonio Campos’ Christine

MADDISON ROTHERY in Lauren Rothery’s Shelly

KIRSTEN DUNST in Jeff Nichols’ Midnight Special

 

PREVIOUS FEMALE PERFORMANCE OVERVIEWS:  2015  ||  2014  ||  2013