I’m doing these way early this year, because of the truncated Oscar schedule. A lot of the time the nominations have already happened by the time these lists go out. Usually I’m using them to fill time between nominations and the second half of the Release Calendar, or before it’s time to start category breakdowns. But we’re in a weird year, so here we are. I barely got to watch a lot of the films more than once before these lists go up. But it’s also not like they really matter all that much outside of some more content.
I will specify what I always need to specify — these are my lists. These are the performances that I personally preferred the best. They do not always line up with what the awards groups and the herd believes. They are literally me going through the list of every film I saw this year and jotting down the performances from each film that I thought were noteworthy and then paring the article down to a list of 15 and then creating some sort of ranking of those 15. So any problems — keep ’em to yourself. I’m only here to talk up the things I liked the best, not to create any sort of objective list. So if you’re butt hurt that this doesn’t match up with the slideshows on the other websites, then stick to the slideshows.
Today we’re talking about the female supporting performances of the year. And if you thought the lead actress category was weak, whoo boy, just you wait. I’m slightly less ‘off the board’ in terms of other awards shows with this category than I was in Actress, but not by much. I really disagree with a lot of the choices they’ve made thus far in those categories and am very much about to do my own thing in this one. To the point where I had to dig really deep at the end just to find someone to put over one of the most ‘obvious’ choices that everyone else will have that I just did not really agree with all that much. I don’t like sticking with ‘just fine’ just because it’s what everyone else will have. I want someone that actually made me go, “Oh, that’s a really good performance.
So, here are my favorite female supporting performances of 2019: (more…)