A C T R E S S in a LEADING role
K A T I E - J A R V I S : [fish tank,2009]
one of the performances that define my year 
effortlessly carrying this film, she delivers an outstanding performance where teenage angst and sexual awakening are front and center, but also expressing the confusion between love and lust.
t h e - r e s t - o f - t h e - f i e l d
a quiet performance whose sense of calm very subtlety becomes real desperation; the way she looks and stares is always filled with emotions and thoughts that go further than words.
nadezhda MARKINA : [elena,2011]
she nails the transformation from an innocent and naive girl to an evil and angry woman, mostly through over-the-top facial expressions and subtle changes in body language.
natalie PORTMAN : [black swan,2010]
a silent scream queen; this film’s mood relies completely on her performance and nobody could have done the terror of modern war as well as she does.
stephanie SIGMAN : [miss bala,2011]
yet another actress whose entire acting relies so much on the silence and the facial expressions, her anger, confussion and depression permeates the whole movie.
tilda SWINTON : [we need to talk about kevin,2011]
the funniest yet touching performance of this year; she delivers a layered character who is, to be quite honest, a bitch and she makes you forget how immature she is; her comedy timing is, as always, great.
kristen WIIG : [bridesmaids,2011]