The Liz Award (Best Actress)

And now… The Liz Award, in honor of Elizabeth Taylor. Best Actress

The Liz Award

Previous Winners:  Frances McDormand (3 Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri), Viola Davis (Fences), Charlize Theron (Mad Max: Fury Road), Rosemund Pike (Gone Girl), Sandra Bullock (Gravity), Berenice Bejo (The Artist), Michelle Williams (My Week with Marilyn),  Yalitza Aparicio (Roma), Renee Zellweger (Judy)

#12. Diane Lane (Let Him Go).

In 'Let Him Go,' Diane Lane fights for her family on the homestead |  Datebook

#11. Margot Robbie (Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn).

Birds of Prey,” Reviewed: The Wasted Exertions of Margot Robbie | The New  Yorker

#10. Anya Taylor Joy (Emma)

Emma' allows Anya Taylor-Joy, a horror star, to try her hand at comedy -  The Washington Post

#9. Amy Ryan (Lost Girls)

Lost Girls Netflix Trailer With Amy Ryan: WATCH

#8. Millie Bobby Brown (Enola Holmes)

Enola Holmes' Trailer: Millie Bobby Brown Is Sherlock Holmes' Sister |  IndieWire

#7. Kathryn Newton (Freaky)

Freaky' trailer: Kathryn Newton and Vince Vaughn swap bodies in upcoming  horror comedy | Fox News

#6. Wunmi Mosaku (His House)

His House: Netflix Horror Film Trailer & Wunmi Mosaku

#5. Betty Gilpin (The Hunt)

The Hunt Official Trailer: Betty Gilpin & Hilary Swank Go Blumhouse |  IndieWire

#4. Sarah Paulson (Run)

Trailer] Sarah Paulson is a Mom With Sinister Secrets in 'Searching'  Director's New Thriller 'Run' - Bloody Disgusting

#3. Elizabeth Moss (The Invisible Man)

The Invisible Man' Review: Gaslight Nation, Domestic Edition - The New York  Times

Part of the success of the new version of The Invisible Man was the kick ass performance of Elizabeth Moss in the lead. She had to go through so much to battle her old boyfriend. She was great in one of the best movies we saw in the theater.

#2. Corey Mulligan (Promising Young Women)

Why 'Promising Young Woman' takes 'silly' things seriously - Los Angeles  Times

Corey Mulligan carries Promising Young Woman with her raw, painful performance as a damaged woman with a desire to make the past pay for the slights against her. She was amazing here.

And the winner….

#1. Viola Davis (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom).

Netflix's 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom': Viola Davis sings, transforms

Viola Davis becomes the first actress to win The Liz Award twice, previously taking the award for Fences, another play-like film. Her transformative performance as Ma Rainey is shocking. I had to double look to make sure that this was actually Viola. Her work in this is so amazing that she is able to be as memorable in this role in a movie where Chadwick Boseman gives his final performance. She is unbelievable in the Netflix film.

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