2017 Performance Overview – Female (Lead/Supporting)

Yesterday saw the publication of what I believed to be the standout male performances from 2017 while today’s list is a rundown of the most impressive female performances of the year. And, much like yesterday’s list, this overview will also feature a number of omissions for various reasons, mainly my inability to see certain films. Cynthia Nixon in Terence Davies’ A Quiet Passion comes to mind and one that I have seen show up on several lists.

Here is what I did see and what I think to be the standouts from 2017 (in no particular order):

 

TIFFANY HADDISH in Malcolm D. Lee’s Girls Trip

LINDSAY BURDGE in Nathan Silver’s Thirst Street

MIN-HEE KIM in Sang-soo Hong’s On the Beach at Night Alone

GARANCE MARILLIER in Julia Ducournau’s Raw

SEO-HYUN AHN in Joon-ho Bong’s Okja

ALLISON WILLIAMS and BETTY GABRIEL in Jordan Peele’s Get Out

CELIA ROWLSON-HALL in Celia Rowlson-Hall’s Ma

SANDRA OH and ANNE HECHE in Onur Tukel’s Catfight

TAVI GEVINSON in Dustin Guy Defa’s Person to Person

HARU KUROKI and COCCO in Shunji Iwai’s A Bride for Rip Van Winkle

FRANCES MCDORMAND in Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

KRISTEN STEWART in Olivier Assayas’ Personal Shopper

DAMEKA HAYES and CAROLINA MONNERAT in Theodore Collatos’ Tormenting the Hen

ELIZABETH MARVEL in Noah Baumbach’s The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

JOSLYN JENSEN in Paul Taylor’s Driftwood

LAURIE METCALF, SAOIRSE RONAN and BEANIE FELDSTEIN in Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird

NOÉE ABITA in Léa Mysius’ Ava

KIRIN KIKI in Hirokazu Koreeda’s After the Storm

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