21. Jennifer Jason Leigh

BEST PERFORMANCE: “Georgia” (1995)

With a list of film credits that dates back to the ’70s, Leigh experienced a resurgence over the past two years, finally earning an Oscar nomination for Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight.” That film followed noteworthy performances in films such as “The Spectacular Now” and “Kill Your Darlings.” She is busier than ever with several films in the works and the long-awaited “Twin Peaks” revival set for the small screen. There is a lot more to come from Jennifer Jason Leigh.
Karen Peterson