These are my top 20 performances listed in order for each category (lead actor, lead actress, supporting actor & supporting actress).
Born in London, England, Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis is the second child of Cecil Day-Lewis (A.K.A. Nicholas Blake
) (Poet Laureate of England) and his second wife, Jill Balcon
. His maternal grandfather was Sir Michael Balcon
, an important figure in the history of British cinema and head of the famous Ealing Studios...
“ in There Will Be Blood (best performance by an actor in a lead role 2007) ” - Aunt-Peg
An accomplished and striking performer, Academy Award® nominee Casey Affleck has established himself as a powerful leading man with performances in multiple upcoming projects. Affleck will next be seen starring opposite Michelle Williams in Manchester by the Sea. The film tells the story of an uncle (Affleck) who is forced to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy's father dies...
“ in The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2nd choice) ” - Aunt-Peg
“ in Heartbeat Detector (3rd choice) ” - Aunt-Peg
Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award winner Woody Harrelson was born on July 23, 1961 in Midland, Texas, to Diane Lou (Oswald) and Charles Harrelson
. He grew up in Lebanon, Ohio, and, after receiving degrees in theater arts and English from Hanover College, had a brief stint in New York theater. He was soon cast as Woody on TV series Cheers
“ in The Walker (4th choice) ” - Aunt-Peg
“ in Control (5th choice) ” - Aunt-Peg
Jeon Do-yeon spent five years starring in television dramas before achieving instant star status with her film debut opposite Han Seok-gyu in The Contact. She has since gone on to take a wide variety of roles, from her performance as a schoolgirl in Harmonium in My Memory to that of a wife having an adulterous affair in Happy End...
“ in Secret Sunshine (best performance by an actress in a lead role 2008) ” - Aunt-Peg
“ in 4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days (2nd choice) ” - Aunt-Peg
Laura Leggett Linney was born in New York City on February 5, 1964, into a theatre family. Her father was prominent playwright Romulus Linney
, whose own great-grandfather was a congressman from North Carolina. Her mother, Miriam Anderson (Leggett), is a nurse. Although she did not live in her father's house (her parents having divorced when she was an infant)...
“ in The Savages (3rd choice) ” - Aunt-Peg
Sophia Myles, was born March 18, 1980 in England. A few years later, her brother, Oliver, was born. Her parents are Jane and Peter Myles, who is a vicar, a priest in the Anglican Church who is in charge of a parish and receives a salary but not the tithes of the church. Her mother works in publishing...
“ in Hallam Foe (4th choice) ” - Aunt-Peg
American actress and political activist Ashley Judd was born Ashley Tyler Ciminella on April 19, 1968, in Granada Hills, California. She grew up in a family of successful performing artists as the daughter of country music singer Naomi Judd and the sister of Wynonna Judd. While she is best known for an ongoing acting career spanning more than two decades...
“ in Bug (5th choice) ” - Aunt-Peg
“ in The Witnesses (best performance by an actor in a supporting role 2007) ” - Aunt-Peg
“ in Brick Lane (2nd choice) ” - Aunt-Peg
Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch was born and raised in London, England. His parents, Wanda Ventham
and Timothy Carlton
(Timothy Carlton Congdon Cumberbatch), are both actors. He is a grandson of submarine commander Henry Carlton Cumberbatch, and a great-grandson of diplomat Henry Arnold Cumberbatch CMG...
“ in Amazing Grace (3rd choice) ” - Aunt-Peg
A true character actor in the best sense of the word, offbeat British thesp Peter Vaughan's hefty frame could appear intimidating or marshmallow benevolent; his beady, hollow eyes menacing or tender; his mere presence menacing or avuncular. Adept at playing both sides of the law, his characters usually possessed a strange...
“ in Death at a Funeral (4th choice) ” - Aunt-Peg
“ in Death at a Funeral (5th choice) ” - Aunt-Peg
Demi Moore was born on November 11, 1962, in Roswell, New Mexico. Her father, Charles Foster Harmon, Sr., left her mother, Virginia Beverly (King), before Demi was born. Her stepfather, Danny Guynes, did not add much stability to her life, either. He frequently changed jobs and made the family move a total of 40 times...
“ in Mr. Brooks (best performance by an actress in a supporting role 2007) ” - Aunt-Peg
“ in The Edge of Heaven (2nd choice) ” - Aunt-Peg
“ in Lost in Beijing (3rd choice) ” - Aunt-Peg
“ in Ex Drummer (4th choice) ” - Aunt-Peg
“ in The Home Song Stories (5th choice) ” - Aunt-Peg