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Back in April, I revealed my lists of the best podcasts, TV shows, TV episodes, albums, songs, and movies of the 2010s. I declared that that was it for my Best of the Decade curating for this particular ten-year cycle. But now I’m back with a few more, baby! I’ve been participating in a series of Best of the 2010s polls with some of my online friends, and I wanted to share my selections with you. We’re including film performances, TV performances, directors, and musical artists, so get ready for all that.

First up is Film Performances. Any individual performance from any movie released between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2019 was eligible, whether it was live-action, voice-only, or whatever other forms on-screen acting take nowadays. For actors who played the same character in multiple movies, each movie was considered separately.

1. Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler
2. Lupita Nyong’o, Us
3. J.K. Simmons, Whiplash
4. James Franco, Spring Breakers
5. Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips
6. Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
7. Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street
8. Florence Pugh, Lady Macbeth
9. Tom Hardy, Venom
10. Isabelle Huppert, Elle
11. Ethan Hawke, First Reformed
12. Daniel Radcliffe, Swiss Army Man
13. Michael Fassbender, Alien: Covenant
14. Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
15. Amy Adams, Arrival
16. Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids
17. James McAvoy, Split
18. Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina
19. Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
20. Uma Thurman, Nymphomaniac
21. Samuel L. Jackson, Django Unchained
22. Tom Hanks, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
23. John Goodman, 10 Cloverfield Lane
24. Hugh Jackman, Prisoners
25. Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
26. Denis Lavant, Holy Motors
27. Hugh Jackman, Logan
28. Pierre Coffin, Minions
29. Christian Bale, The Fighter
30. Scarlett Johansson, Under the Skin
31. Judi Dench, Philomena
32. Patrick Stewart, Logan
33. Elisabeth Moss, Us