As the young'uns would say these days, "She's so mother!" If there was a recurring theme among this year's best performances on film, then it would definitely be the challenges and triumphs of motherhood. Indeed, no less than 8 roles in my list explored the complexities of being a mother through a myriad of feelings surrounding grief, estrangement and love. These actresses were truly an indelible part of the film year, standing tall alongside many other superlative performances. Whittled down from a personal longlist of 51 candidates, here are my Top 20 Acting Performances of 2022:
20. Mia Goth in Pearl
19. Cate Blanchett in Tar
Brilliant casting, iconic results.
18. Harris Dickinson in Triangle of Sadness
17. Nicole Kidman in The Northman