5. A Quiet Place – Millicent Simmonds
As I stated when I honoured her here for her performance last year, her guilelessness is something to behold. In spite of her disabilities, she's an absolute natural.
4. Shoplifters – Sakura Ando
For her intrinsic impulses in every scene. She’s one of Japan’s most imaginative actresses.
3. First Man – Claire Foy
For buttressing this man's journey with maternal warmth, poise and intelligence.
2. If Beale Street Could Talk – Regina King
For illustrating such gravitas and compassion, perfectly embodying Sharon Rivers the way Baldwin wrote her.
1. Hereditary – Ann Dowd
For providing the charisma that the film desperately needed and for doing it with a kind of savage grace. An intricate balancing act.
Runner Up: Outlaw King – Florence Pugh
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