A history of an extraordinary Best Actress awards season!
With theatres shuttered, release schedules disrupted, and festivals held online, 2020 was a year for the movies like none before. It was harrowing. It was transformative. And for women in leading roles, it was one of the greatest of all time. In biopics, horror movies, period dramas and existential comedies, legends and newcomers alike astonished with powerful and entertaining performances that made the annual Best Actress race unusually competitive and completely unpredictable.
Drawing on interviews and hundreds of published articles and reviews, Best Actress 2020/21: The Thirty Performances in Contention for the Best Actress Awards celebrates the craft behind the acclaimed performances in contention for the season’s Best Actress accolades and recounts the history of an unforgettable awards season.