Wednesday, March 21, 2018

AFT Awards: Best Limited Performance

This is the twentieth category of the 11th Annual AFT Film Awards to be announced. The AFT Awards are my own personal choices for the best in film of each year and the best in television of each season. The AFT Film Awards include the traditional Oscar categories and a number of additional specific honors. Nominees are pictured in the order I’ve ranked them. Click here to see previous years of this category, which is sometimes split into male and female and sometimes been combined.

Honorable mentions:
Angelique Cabral (Band Aid), Brookyn Decker (Band Aid), Bruce Greenwood (The Post), Cheryl Hines (Wilson), Hannah Simone (Band Aid), Jeremy Strong (Molly's Game), John Cho (Literally, Right Before Aaron), Judy Greer (Wilson), Lea Thompson (Literally, Right Before Aaron), Luis Guzman (Literally, Right Before Aaron), Margo Martindale (Wilson), Michael Cera (Molly's Game), Nelson Franklin (Band Aid), Peter Gallagher (Literally, Right Before Aaron), Tracy Letts (The Post)

The winner:
Elisabeth Moss (The Square) enlivened a lackluster foreign film with her decidedly American journalist who quickly got very intense when things became intimate.

Other nominees:
Jonathan Tucker (Sweet Virginia) made a strong impression as a character who could easily have been the focus of a film that he didn’t end up seeing. Vella Lovell (The Big Sick) was an important part of her film as the only true romantic possibility for its protagonist out of a sea of options presented by his mother. Brian D'Arcy James (Molly's Game) had a great time playing dumb, just enjoying poker for the company despite his incredible lack of skill. Caleb Landry Jones (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) channeled his signature wild energy into his most focused and formidable role, the eccentric owner of said billboards.

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