I can't believe how fast the time has flown by. When going back through last year's list of actresses deserving of some awards attention, it struck me that it felt like only yesterday I was raving about most of those performances. And now here we are a full year later wrapping up 2016, and as always I gotta show some love to the ladies first.
You'll notice the title has changed from all of the previous years. No longer is it about "deserving Oscars attention", because honestly not every performance I choose deserves that. But they are great and noteworthy and worthy of recognition, nonetheless. At least they wowed me in some kind of way and have stuck with me. Most importantly, I wanted to choose performances that have truly been overlooked and should be sought out. I think the previous years including some choices that were probably just awards snubs, even though most people saw them.
I don't think that's the case here. For once I knew exactly which women I wanted on this list and they are all here without anyone being left out. Boom! Nailed it! So without further ado, here's my list of the 15 Underrated Actress Performances of 2016. And be sure to follow all of our end-of-year coverage!
Melanie Lynskey- The Intervention
Rebecca Hall- Tumbledown
Amber Heard- One More Time
Nicole Kidman- The Family Fang
Tilda Swinton- A Bigger Splash
Abbey Lee- The Neon Demon
Gillian Jacobs- Don't Think Twice
Anna Gunn- Equity
Linda Emond- The Land
Lupita Nyong'o- Queen of Katwe
Stefania Owen- Coming through the Rye
Krisha Fairchild- Krisha
Agyness Deyn- Sunset Song
Susan Sarandon- The Meddler
Zoe Kazan- The Monster