Genre Geeks: Top 10 Genre Performances Of 2018

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For this week’s Genre Geeks column, we are elated to share the best performances that emerged from genre cinema in 2018. So often bias takes hold of visibility, making such work either outright ignored or seen as lowbrow participation. Whenever the Academy does break tradition, it’s always to reward their veterans for diving into a challenging setting. These ten performances are every bit as deserving of awards recognition as their safer contemporaries. Therefore, let the countdown from great to greatest begin!

10Deric McCabe in “A Wrinkle in Time”
(Walt Disney Studios)

9Elizabeth Debicki in “Widows”
(20th Century Fox)

8Henry Cavill in “Mission: Impossible – Fallout”
(Paramount Pictures)

7Michael B. Jordan in “Black Panther”
(Walt Disney Studios)

6Chris Hemsworth in “Avengers: Infinity War”
(Walt Disney Studios)

5Alex Wolff in “Hereditary”
(A24 Films)

4Emily Blunt in “A Quiet Place”
(Paramount Pictures)

3Toni Collette in “Hereditary”
(A24 Films)

2Danai Gurira in “Black Panther”
(Walt Disney Studios)

1Viola Davis in “Widows”
(20th Century Fox)