10. Bérénice Bejo, Le passé
09. Jonah Hill, The Wolf of Wall Street
(the bromance between these two gives me life! ❤️)
08. Melissa McCarthy, The Heat
07. Lindsay Lohan, The Canyons
Lindsay got nominated for a Razzie(!!!!) for her performance here. Between that, and awarding Dakota Johnson 50 Shades of Grey last year, when both actresses did commendably with poorly written roles, I think it's safe to say the Razzies wouldn't be able to tell a good performance if it tied them up.
06. Rooney Mara, Side Effects
She's so pretty. ❤️
05. Léa Seydoux, Blue is the Warmest Colour
Epic Blue is the Warmest Colour post incoming. You have been warned!
04. Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave
Thank God this amazing performance of earth-shattering pathos and deep complexity took home the Oscar, and in doing so, beating Jennifer Lawrence's unbearable hamming in a role she was several decades too young for, in American Hustle!
03. Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave
02. Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street
Every other film has stills but Wolf of Wall Street performers are allowed gifs. Because a photo doesn't capture the full comedy of Martin Scorsese's 3-hour unforgettable, profane, & absolutely hilarious vilification
or celebration? of heady Wall Street financiers.
01. Adèle Exarchopoulos, Blue is the Warmest Colour
Will give Adèle and Léa the full attention and commendation they deserve in a future entry dedicated to this amazing movie.
So, a French actress opening the 2013 list and a French actress closing it! Spoiler alert: when I do my favourite performances of 2012 list, a French actress will also (comfortably) be topping that list as well!
Breakdown by BBFC rating
Rooney Mara: 2nd in 2015 (for Carol)
Leonardo DiCaprio: 2nd in 2006 (for The Depahted; hi Scorsese!) and 9th (Blood Diamond) although that list was constructed a l-o-n-g time ago and would be subject to change, 2nd in 2010 (Shutter Island; another Scorsese collab!)
Jonah Hill: 3rd in 2014 (for 22 Jump Street)