Best Performances of 2019

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Both in movies and television.

1. Zac Efron

Actor | High School Musical 3: Senior Year

Zachary David Alexander Efron was born October 18, 1987 in San Luis Obispo, California, to Starla Baskett, a secretary, and David Efron, an electrical engineer. He has a younger brother, Dylan. The surname "Efron", which is Hebrew and a Biblical place name, comes from Zac's Polish Jewish paternal ...

Best Actor- Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

Yes upon casting many people which not including myself really questioned why he was cast. I find it extremely captivating their decision on why they cast someone like Zac. It made sense from the word go why he was cast. Through most of the film that pretty boy antics is pretty much a given for Zac. But two scenes really won me over. (If I didn't already think Zac is an amazing actor,) One scene involving the courtroom and then the confession is truly some of the greatest acting this year.

2. Oscar Isaac

Actor | Ex Machina

Oscar Isaac was born Óscar Isaac Hernández Estrada in Guatemala, to a Guatemalan mother, María Eugenia, and a Cuban father, Oscar Gonzalo Hernández-Cano, a pulmonologist. Oscar was raised in Miami, Florida. Before he became an actor, he played lead guitar and sang vocals in his band the Blinking ...

Best Actor- Triple Frontier

Oscar Issac is no doubt the lead in the film and he is amazing from the start. The movie opens and ends with him and he carries the whole film with his motivation and so much command seeing him on screen is amazing to see this guy get a shot like this. J.C. Chandor can get the best out of any of his actors that are on screen. But it is how Oscar is a leader in this film and does it with ease. I love just how cool, calm, and collected throughout the film he is but he does have those moments in the script that allows him to go to the extremes and still do it so calmly and cool he is a leader you want on your team.

3. André Holland

Actor | Moonlight

André Holland was born on December 28, 1979 in Bessemer, Alabama, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Moonlight (2016), Selma (2014) and 42 (2013).

Best Actor- High Flying Bird

Best part of the film is the opening conversation with him and Melvin Gregg is just amazing. I have love Andre Holland for the longest time ever since seeing his performance in Moonlight and just following his career this is his film which he is amazing in.

4. Kevin Costner

Actor | The Postman

Kevin Michael Costner was born on January 18, 1955 in Lynwood, California, the third child of Bill Costner, a ditch digger and ultimately an electric line servicer for Southern California Edison, and Sharon Costner (née Tedrick), a welfare worker. His older brother, Dan, was born in 1950. A middle ...

Best Actor- The Highway Men

To say Kevin Costner can play this role in his sleep is a definite yes. However, much movies like this where older actors get to play their age is it nice to see them actually give a crap about the material. Which is kinda a shame to see what this film would have looked like if it was made years ago. But this film along with his co star do bring a lot to make an average movie to a very entertaining movie.

5. Mel Gibson

Actor | Braveheart

Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson was born January 3, 1956 in Peekskill, New York, USA, as the sixth of eleven children of Hutton Gibson, a railroad brakeman, and Anne Patricia (Reilly) Gibson (who died in December of 1990). His mother was Irish, from County Longford, while his American-born father is ...

Best Actor- Dragged Across Concrete

Listen I hate Mel Gibson. For his comments and even some of his films he chosen. But I do have to admit that as an actor he is great. Now I didn't grow up with the Mad Max Mel, or the Lethal Weapon Mel, or even the Braveheart Mel, so me seeing him being the racist, a$$hole that he is does rub me the wrong way just seeing him on screen. Now this movie is the best role for Mel. He was written beautifully for this role and he does knock this role out of the park. He is a desperate man in a difficult possession that he can't hide from and what I see on screen when he is on it is amazing to see an older age actor be able to do something like this play his age. And yes him playing that asshole old man is great to see on screen, because it fits the tone and it fits the motive of his character. I just wish he wasn't like that in real life.

6. Zachary Levi

Actor | Chuck

The middle child between two sisters, Zachary Levi was born as Zachary Levi Pugh, on September 29, 1980, in Lake Charles, Louisiana, to Susan (Hoctor) and Darrell Pugh. He uses his middle name as his stage surname, because his birth name, "Pugh", which is of Welsh origin, sounds too much like "Pew"...

Best Actor- Shazam!

The funniest performance this year. Holy crap I am in love with this movie and along with Asher Angel I think the duo are cast perfectly and are fascinating among heartbreaking to watch. The child like wonderment is just the highest enjoyment I can see in a film.

7. Matthias Schoenaerts

Actor | De rouille et d'os

Matthias Schoenaerts was born on December 8, 1977 in Antwerp, Belgium. His mother, Dominique Wiche, was a costume designer, translator and French teacher, and his father was actor Julien Schoenaerts. He made his film debut at the age of 13, alongside his father in the Belgian film Daens (1992), ...

Best Actor- The Mustang

8. Asher Angel

Actor | Shazam!

Asher Angel was born on September 6, 2002 in Paradise Valley, Arizona, USA as Asher Dov Angel. He is an actor, known for Shazam! (2019) and Andi Mack (2017).

Best Actor- Shazam!

One scene. Just one. When his mother opens the door and we see him more broken then ever. This long searched for his mother only to end up the way it did is something truly a great young actor to show something in a superhero movie we have not seen yet.

9. Keanu Reeves

Actor | The Matrix

Keanu Charles Reeves, whose first name means "cool breeze over the mountains" in Hawaiian, was born September 2, 1964 in Beirut, Lebanon. He is the son of Patricia Taylor, a showgirl and costume designer, and Samuel Nowlin Reeves, a geologist. Keanu's father was born in Hawaii, of British, ...

Best Actor- John Wick: Chapter 3- Parabellum

What an amazing time we are living in where an actor like Keanu can have a stable franchise that grossed the money it did and still be consider to be a game changer. Seriously, Keanu Reeves has been in the talk of action movies since the 90's and it seems he ain't stopping. That is an incredible feat to pull off quite like this. Talk about shock and awe with every inch of this movie he mores than pulls it off, he soars like no other actor before him. (Stunts wise)

10. Lupita Nyong'o

Actress | 12 Years a Slave

Lupita Amondi Nyong'o was born March 1, 1983 in Mexico City, Mexico, to Kenyan parents, Dorothy Ogada Buyu and Peter Anyang' Nyong'o. Her father, a senator, was then a visiting lecturer in political science. She was raised in Kenya. At age 16, her parents sent her back to Mexico for seven months to...

Best Actress- Us

Wow! Just WOW! Both of the parts she is playing bring the story into play. Where as most horror movies the plot is happening with replaceable characters can come in and out of without them having an indent on the story. But this movie has Lupita Nyong'o being the central point and again the movie opens up and closes with her which this is her story and as film fans can see most horror movies doesn't have a lead that carries the film unlike other horror films like Hard Candy, Train to Busan, and even Get Out these horror films have characters who are the movie and are allowed to go to the extremes that most horror movies can't or won't even go to that level. She crushes this movie and she is this movie.

11. Lily Collins

Actress | The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

Lily Jane Collins was born in Guildford, Surrey, England. Her father is English musician Phil Collins, while her mother, Jill Tavelman, who is from Los Angeles, California, was president of the Beverly Hills Women's Club for three terms. Lily moved with her mother to LA at the age of five, after ...

Best Actress- Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

She is the movie. She makes it all work. This is the best performance I have seen from Lily Collins who I have not liked her performances or even her movies. But in this along with To the Bone she fits right in by being an incredible actress. She has multiple scenes where she is the most vulnerable and believable in her performance. She is amazing in this movie.

12. Olivia Wilde

Actress | Tron

Actress and activist Olivia Wilde is a modern day renaissance woman, starring in many acclaimed film productions, while simultaneously giving back to the community.

She was born on March 10, 1984 in New York City. Her parents are Leslie Cockburn (née Leslie Corkill Redlich) and Andrew Cockburn. Her ...

Best Actress- A Vigilante

Yes. Finally someone gave my girl a role she can sink her teeth into. She crushes it in this film. So seemingly less she is just amazing in this movie, where a movie that no one will probably see. But I am a huge fan of actors trying to do something different and here is Wilde doing something that many women in Hollywood have been doing more recently and that is producing their own films and picking talented filmmakers to let them tell their stories by giving them the chance to. She is awesome in this film and she has even one scene of levity without it being a comedy just a moment to herself of loneliness. Because it adds more realism to what women of past abuse relationships do go through and it is haunting to see this in a movie form. It truly is great to see her get this chance to shine.

13. Florence Pugh

Actress | The Falling

Florence Pugh is an English actress. She is best known for The Falling (2014), Lady Macbeth (2016), Outlaw King (2018) and Fighting with My Family (2019).

Pugh also appear in the ITV detective series Marcella and starred in the AMC Mini-Series The Little Drummer Girl.

In 2018 she was nominated for a ...

Best Actress- Fighting with My Family

A brilliant young actress with a performance filled with so much joy and humor you will fall in love her and this movie. I mean I didn't know anything about Paige. Well except a couple of things out there but I do really love Florence Pugh in this movie. And she is the entire heart of this film that pumps the blood to actually route and cheer for her.

14. Jessica Rothe

Actress | Happy Death Day

Rothe was born Jessica Rothenberg on May 28, 1987 in Denver, Colorado, the daughter of Steve and Susan Rothenberg. Jessica is known for her role in the Academy-award winning film La La Land (2016). She came into limelight starring as Tree Gelbman in the horror- thriller, Happy Death Day (2017). ...

Best Actress- Happy Death 2U

Yes I know it is a dumb little movie but I think Tree is an amazing character who I love. The movie is a little dumb and goofy but Jessica Rothe is still not only super relate able but she is an incredible comedian. She is hilarious in this film and she is a little kinder in this film but even the subplot with her mom is incredibly heart breaking. She is a great actress hoping she is getting more work.

15. Ben Mendelsohn

Actor | Rogue One

Despite his prominence in Hollywood as a character actor known for playing villains and criminals, Ben Mendelsohn has been a leading man in Australia since starting acting as a teenager.

Paul Benjamin Mendelsohn was born in Melbourne, Australia, to Carole Ann (Ferguson), a nurse, and Frederick ...

Best Supporting Actor- Captain Marvel

16. Woody Harrelson

Actor | True Detective

Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning actor Woodrow Tracy Harrelson was born on July 23, 1961 in Midland, Texas, to Diane Lou (Oswald) and Charles Harrelson. He grew up in Lebanon, Ohio, where his mother was from. After receiving degrees in theater arts and English from Hanover College, he...

Best Supporting Actor- The Highway Men

17. Vince Vaughn

Producer | The Break-Up

Vincent Anthony Vaughn was born on March 28, 1970, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, and was raised in Lake Forest, Illinois. His parents are Vernon Vaughn, a salesman and character actor, and Sharon Vaughn (née Sharon Eileen DePalmo), a real-estate agent and stockbroker. They divorced in 1991. He ...

Best Supporting Actor- Dragged Across Concrete

18. Mark Strong

Actor | Kingsman: The Golden Circle

British actor Mark Strong, who played Jim Prideaux in the 2011 remake of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), is often cast as cold, calculating villains. But before he became a famous actor, he intended to pursue a career in law.

Strong was born Marco Giuseppe Salussolia in London, England, to an ...

Best Supporting Actor- Shazam!

19. Jack Dylan Grazer

Actor | It

Jack Dylan Grazer was born in Los Angeles, California, to parents Angela LaFever and Gavin Grazer.

Growing up in and around the entertainment world it was not long before Jack's talent was spotted and he was encouraged to try acting professionally.

Never afraid of hard work, always with a smile on ...

Best Supporting Actor- Shazam!

20. Billie Lourd

Actress | Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi

Billie Lourd was born on July 17, 1992 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Billie Catherine Lourd. She is an actress, known for Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017), Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) and American Horror Story (2011).

Best Supporting Actress- Booksmart

Her as Gigi is as good as a scene stealer can get. Quite like Awkafina in last year Crazy Rich Asians. She explodes on screen and never let the audience stop laughing their ass off. Holy crap she is amazing in this movie.

21. Mahershala Ali

Actor | House of Cards

Mahershala Ali is fast becoming one of the freshest and most in-demand faces in Hollywood with his extraordinarily diverse skill set and wide-ranging background in film, television, and theater.

This past fall, Ali wrapped A24's Brad Pitt and Adele Romanski produced independent feature film, ...

Best Actor- True Detective

22. Stephen Dorff

Actor | Blade

Stephen Dorff was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to Nancy and Steve Dorff, a composer. Chosen from over 2000 young men from around the world, he auditioned and won the coveted role of "PK" in John G. Avildsen's The Power of One (1992) in 1992, starring opposite Morgan Freeman, John Gielgud and Fay ...

Best Supporting Actor- True Detective

23. Ellen Page

Actress | Juno

Ellen Grace Philpotts-Page was born on February 21, 1987, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Martha Philpotts, a teacher, and Dennis Page, a graphic designer. Page wanted to start acting at an early age and attended the Neptune Theater School. She began her career at the age of 10 on the award-winning ...

Best Ensemble Cast- The Umbrella Academy

24. Tom Hopper

Actor | Black Sails

English-born Tom Hopper has come a long way in his acting career. A former student of Rose Bruford College where he studied acting, Tom Hopper has become widely known for his involvement in both films and in some of television's highly popular drama series including Merlin (2008) as the strongman ...

Best Ensemble Cast- The Umbrella Academy

25. David Castañeda

Actor | End of Watch

David Castañeda is an actor and writer, known for End of Watch (2012), Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) and The Objective (2015).

Best Ensemble Cast- The Umbrella Academy

26. Emmy Raver-Lampman

Actress | The Umbrella Academy

Emmy Raver-Lampman is an actress, known for The Umbrella Academy (2019), A Million Little Things (2018) and Wednesdays.

Best Ensemble Cast- The Umbrella Academy

27. Aidan Gallagher

Actor | The Umbrella Academy

At an early age Aidan Gallagher showed a talent in creative writing and art. By age 8 he was story-boarding and shooting live action shorts with friends and stop motion Lego action videos using special effects.

By the age of 9 he asked for help in getting on sets to learn directing. His father being...

Best Ensemble Cast- The Umbrella Academy

28. Robert Sheehan

Actor | The Umbrella Academy

Robert Sheehan is an Irish actor. He was born in Portlaoise, County Laois, the son of Joe and Maria Sheehan. His father was a member of the Garda Síochána, the police force of the Republic of Ireland.

As a child, Sheehan was interested in performing music. He learned how to play the banjo, the ...

Best Ensemble Cast- The Umbrella Academy

29. Justin H. Min

Actor | The Umbrella Academy

Justin H. Min is an actor, known for The Umbrella Academy (2019), Pure Genius (2016) and Faking It (2014).

Best Ensemble Cast- The Umbrella Academy

30. Adam Godley

Actor | Breaking Bad

Adam Godley is a film, television and theatre actor. He is a Tony Award nominee and has been nominated four times for the Olivier Award. He began his acting career at the age of 9, in a BBC radio production of Hemingway's My Old Man. His first stage role came at age 11, as Prince Giovanni in The ...

Best Ensemble Cast- The Umbrella Academy

31. Mary J. Blige

Soundtrack | Mudbound

Mary J. Blige was born on January 11, 1971 in Yonkers, New York, USA as Mary Jane Blige. She was previously married to Kendu Isaacs.

Best Ensemble Cast- The Umbrella Academy

32. Cameron Britton

Actor | Mindhunter

Cameron Britton is an actor, known for Mindhunter (2017), The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) and Stitchers (2015).

Best Ensemble Cast- The Umbrella Academy

33. Asa Butterfield

Actor | Hugo

Asa Butterfield was born in Islington, London, England, to Jacqueline Farr and Sam Butterfield. He began acting at the age of 8, after a talent spotting casting director saw him at his local after school drama club, The Young Actors Theatre in Islington. Following on from a couple of small roles in...

Best Actor- Sex Education

34. Ncuti Gatwa

Actor | Sex Education

Ncuti Gatwa is an actor, known for Sex Education (2019), Stonemouth (2015) and Bob Servant (2014).

Best Supporting Actor- Sex Education

35. Emma Mackey

Actress | Sex Education

Born 4th January 1996 in Le Mans (France) to a British mother and a French father. She moved to the UK at the age of 17 to study English Language and Literature at the University of Leeds (2013-2016). After directing and appearing in various stage productions there, she started to pursue a career ...

Best Actress- Sex Education

36. Natasha Lyonne

Actress | American Pie

Natasha Lyonne is an American stage, film, and television actress.

As a young child, she was signed by the Ford Modeling Agency and, at the age of six, she was cast as "Opal" on Pee-wee's Playhouse (1986), which was quickly followed by film appearances in Heartburn (1986), written by Nora Ephron, ...

Best Actress- Russian Dolls

37. Jon Bernthal

Actor | The Wolf of Wall Street

Jon Bernthal was born and raised in Washington D.C., the son of Joan (Marx) and Eric Bernthal, a lawyer. His grandfather was musician Murray Bernthal. Jon went to study at The Moscow Art Theatre School, in Moscow, Russia, where he also played professional baseball in the European professional ...

Best Actor- The Punisher

38. Christina Applegate

Actress | The Sweetest Thing

Christina Applegate was born in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, to record producer/executive Robert William Applegate and singer-actress Nancy Priddy. Her parents split-up shortly after her birth. She has two half-siblings from her father's re-marriage - Alisa (b. 10 October 1977) & Kyle (b. 15...

Best Actress- Dead to Me

39. Linda Cardellini

Actress | Brokeback Mountain

Linda Edna Cardellini was born in Redwood City, California, to Lorraine (Hernan) and Wayne David Cardellini, a businessman. She is of Italian (from her paternal grandfather), Irish (from her mother), German, English, and Scottish descent. Linda grew up in the San Francisco Bay area, California, the...

Best Supporting Actress- Dead to Me

40. Kit Harington

Actor | Game of Thrones

Kit Harington was born Christopher Catesby Harington in Acton, London, to Deborah Jane (Catesby), a former playwright, and David Richard Harington, a businessman. His mother named him after 16th century British playwright and poet Christopher Marlowe, whose first name was shortened to Kit, a name ...

Best Actor- Game of Thrones

41. Emilia Clarke

Actress | Game of Thrones

British actress Emilia Clarke was born in London and grew up in Berkshire, England. Her father is a theatre sound engineer and her mother is a businesswoman. Her father was working on a theatre production of "Show Boat" and her mother took her along to the performance. This is when, at the age of 3...

Best Actress- Game of Thrones

42. Maisie Williams

Actress | Game of Thrones

Margaret Constance "Maisie" Williams (born 15 April 1997) is an English actress. She made her professional acting debut as Arya Stark in the HBO fantasy television series Game of Thrones, for which she won the EWwy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama, the Portal Award for Best Supporting ...

Best Supporting Actress- Game of Thrones

43. Patricia Arquette

Actress | Boyhood

With her expressive blue eyes, soft, Southern-tinged voice and an acting range that can carry her from hysterically funny to terrifying in seconds, Patricia Arquette is one of the most underrated and talented actresses of her generation. Though she has been working for years, she's always stayed ...

Best Actress- The Act

44. Joey King

Actress | The Act

Joey King started acting professionally when she was four years old. A national spot for Life Cereal was Joey's first commercial. It has been said that Joey inherited the love of acting from her grandmother, who used to perform in live theater.

She has appeared in several television shows and movies...

Best Supporting Actress- The Act

45. AnnaSophia Robb

Actress | Bridge to Terabithia

Actress AnnaSophia Robb can next be seen co-starring in Hulu's upcoming anthology series THE ACT, alongside Patricia Arquette, Chloë Sevigny and Joey King. Robb portrays Lacey, Gypsy Blancahrd's only confidant. Lacey knows more than she lets on when law enforcement investigates Dee Dee's murder in ...

Best Supporting Actress- The Act

46. Bill Hader

Actor | The Skeleton Twins

Bill Hader was born on June 7, 1978 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for The Skeleton Twins (2014), Inside Out (2015) and Trainwreck (2015). He was previously married to Maggie Carey.

Best Actor- Barry

47. Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Actress | Solo: A Star Wars Story

Phoebe Waller-Bridge was born on July 14, 1985 in London, England as Phoebe Mary Waller-Bridge. She is an actress and writer, known for Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018), Fleabag (2016) and Killing Eve (2018). She is married to Conor Woodman.

Best Actress- Fleabag

48. Sandra Oh

Actress | Grey's Anatomy

Sandra Oh was born to Korean parents in the Ottawa suburb of Nepean, Ontario, Canada. Her father, Oh Junsu, a businessman, and her mother, Oh Young-Nam, a biochemist, were married in Seoul, Korea. They both attended graduate school at the University of Toronto. Sandra began her career as a ballet ...

Best Actress- Killing Eve

49. Jodie Comer

Actress | Killing Eve

Jodie Comer was born on March 11, 1993 in Liverpool, Merseyside, England. She is an actress, known for Killing Eve (2018), Thirteen (2016) and Doctor Foster (2015).

Best Supporting Actress- Killing Eve

50. Randall Park

Actor | Ant-Man and the Wasp

Randall Park is an American actor, comedian, writer, and director. He was born in Los Angeles, California, to Korean parents, and graduated from the Humanities Magnet Program at Hamilton High School. Park went on to receive a Bachelor's degree in English and Creative Writing and a Master's degree ...

Best Actor- Always Be My Maybe

Charismatic as hell. A really smooth and real character that he holds everything together just how funny he is.

51. Ali Wong

Writer | Ali Wong: Baby Cobra

Ali Wong was born on April 19, 1982 in San Francisco, California, USA as Alexandra Dawn Wong. She is an actress and writer, known for Ali Wong: Baby Cobra (2016), Always Be My Maybe (2019) and American Housewife (2016). She has been married to Justin Hakuta since November 27, 2014. They have two ...

Best Actress- Always Be My Maybe

Awesome. She has been killing it lately and this proves she is much more funnier, nicer, and better than most actresses out there today.

52. James Saito

Actor | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

James Saito is an American actor of Japanese descent, best known as the original Shredder in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) and as Dr Chen in the ABC series Eli Stone (2008). Along with film and television, James has worked extensively in theater, including the Broadway productions of The King...

Best Supporting Actor- Always Be My Maybe

Call me a big softy but whenever he was on screen it was such a joy to watch him.

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