The Anna Devane Kick Ass Female Award had a lot of possible winners this year. Admittedly, Wonder Woman would probably have made this list had her WW84 film not been pushed because of Covid-19. Black Widow too might have made the list. Neither did though. Maybe Natasha makes it in 2021.
I typically try to keep this fictional women, but this year’s list actually has two real life people (sort of). It is not unprecedented though as the Shirewolves were former winners from the Movie Trivia Schmoedown.
Speaking of previous winners….
Previous winners: Rey (Star Wars), Mockingbird (Marvel Comics), Wonder Woman (DCEU), The Shirewolves, Captain Marvel
Here we go…
#10. Crystal Creasy (The Hunt). This is the character played by Betty Gilpin in The Hunt. This was a star making performance in one of the last movies in the theaters this year. Gilpin was an awesome action star.
#9. Andy (The Old Guard). The Netflix film The Old Guard starred Charlize Theron as a warrior who could not die. Or at least, she would not stay dead. She lead a crew of the same type of individuals in an exciting action flick.
#8. Bo-Katan Kryze (The Mandalorian). The fan-favorite Bo-Katan arrived on the Disney + series, The Mandalorian played by Katee Sackhoff, who also voiced the character in the animation. Bo-Katan may be just starting her rise on this list.
#7. Enola Holmes (Enola Holmes). Millie Bobby Brown has been on this list before in her Stranger Things character, Eleven. Now, she is Sherlock Holmes’ sister and she was great. The Netflix movie was one of the surprises of the year and Millie was wonderful as the lead.
#6. Harley Quinn (Birds of Prey). Margot Robbie did a fantastic job reprising her role as Harley Quinn in the DC film, Birds of Prey. Robbie is perfectly cast as the Joker’s ex and she took another step improving upon her work from Suicide Squad.
#5. Ahsoka Tano (The Mandalorian). The excellent Rosario Dawson arrived on The Mandalorian as the lady who debuted in animation. People had been anticipating Ahsoka all year long and her episode did not disappoint. This is another character who may have her future ahead of her (Disney + series???)
#4. Asuka (WWE). The Empress of Tomorrow is the first of two real life women on the list. Asuka became one of the biggest stars in the WWE during the pandemic. Arguably, Asuka was the RAW MVP during the time. Her humorous color commentary turned her face and her kick ass in ring performances led her to become the RAW Women’s Champion.
#3. Cecilia “Cee” Kass (The Invisible Man). The main protagonist in the new The Invisible Man, Cee is played by Elizabeth Banks and she dominates the film. The way the film begins, you wouldn’t think that she belonged on this list, but The invisible Man was one of the best films of the year and that was mainly about Banks.
#2. Erica Slaughter (Something is Killing the Children). The first comic character (second if you count Harley Quinn) and Erica is one of the most original and epic characters in one of the best comic books in the industry with Something is Killing the Children.
#1. Kamala Harris. We tend to avoid politics here at EYG if we can, but Kamala Harris has created history as the first woman, first African American, first South Asian to be elected to the office of Vice President. Her background as a prosecutor influenced her reputation and, when Joe Biden selected her as his running mate, she solidified the ticket. No matter your politics, the history she brings should be appreciated.