2010 Best Actress Winner

Black Swan


There were a lot of worthy choices here, Steinfeld and Bening are award contenders for good reasons and Gerwig and Williams do great work in more subtle movies, but ultimately I’ve just got to bow to Portman’s large scale performing.  Part of me says that her work is less nuanced than her competitors, but the image that keeps coming back to me when I think things like that are the looks on her face as she goes out onto the stage in that film’s brilliant finale and the choice is clear.

Next Award: Best Actor

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