#381: Top 5 Lead Performances of 2011
Friday, 13 January 2012 01:00
Adam 
1.
Anna Paquin, Margaret
Michael Shannon, Take Shelter
2.
Juliette Binoche, Certified Copy
Ryan Gosling, Drive
3.
Elizabeth Olsen, Martha Marcy May Marlene
Jean Dujardin, The Artist
4.
Elena Anaya, The Skin I Live In
Brad Pitt, Moneyball
5.
Jeong-hie Yun, Poetry
Michael Fassbender, Shame
Steve Prokopy
1.
Elizabeth Olsen, Martha Marcy May Marlene
Michael Fassbender, Shame
2.
Vera Farmiga, Higher Ground
Michael Shannon, Take Shelter
3.
Charlize Theron, Young Adult
Brad Pitt, Moneyball
4.
Olivia Colman, Tyrannosaur
Demián Bichir, A Better Life
5.
Jessica Chastain, Take Shelter
Andy Serkis, Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Adam's Honorable Mentions
Male Performances: 
Foreign Faces: Peyman Maady, A Separation; Chris New, Weekend
Youth in Revolt: Thomas Horn, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close; Hunter McCracken, The Tree of Life
Prime Suspects: Tom Hardy, Warrior; Jake Gyllenhaal, Source Code
Men of a Certain Age: Paul Giamatti, Win Win; George Clooney, The Descendants
The Old Masters: Gary Oldman, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; Sam Shepard, Blackthorn
Female Performances:
Prime Suspects: Charlize Theron, Young Adult; Michelle Williams, My Week with Marilyn and Meek's Cutoff
Interstellar Starlets – Kirsten Dunst, Melancholia; Brit Marling, Another Earth
Girls Can Kick Ass Too: Saoirse Ronan, Hanna; Michelle Monaghan, Source Code; Mary Elizabeth Winstead, The Thing
Meryl Streep Award: Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
 

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