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), Viola Davis (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom)
#15. Rooney Mara (Nightmare Alley)
#14. Tessa Thompson (Passing)
#13. Emma Stone (Cruella)
#12. Naomie Harris (Swan Song)
#11. Rosamund Pike (I Care A Lot)
#10. Megan Fox (‘Til Death)
#9. Jennifer Hudson (Respect)
#8. Margot Robbie (The Suicide Squad)
#7. Emilia Jones (CODA)
#6. Angelina Jolie (Eternals)
#5. Nicole Kidman (Being the Ricardos)
#4. Jessica Chastain (The Eyes of Tammy Faye)
#3. Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow)
The long overdue Black Widow MCU solo movie finally hit the big screen this year and Scarlett Johansson delivered. She had great chemistry with Florence Pugh, David Harbour and Rachel Weitz. She looked like she should be leading a MCU movie. It is a shame that Natasha died in Endgame because her solo movie status just started.
#2. Kristen Stewart (Spencer)
Kristen Stewart has come a long way since Twilight. Her brilliant take as Princess Diana in Spencer this year was haunting. She showed the problems that Diana had to face within the Royal Family and how her marriage with Charles caused her such emotional problems. Kristen Stewart gave her career defining performance in Stewart.
#1. Rachel Zegler (West Side Story)
Rachel Zegler is a star. This was her big screen debut and she became the first debut performance to win The Liz Award. She was a light through Spielberg’s West Side Story. You could not take your eyes off of her in every scene she was in. Her voice is beautiful and she has that “IT” factor. She has a long career ahead of her.