Want to know what were the best performances in series of 2020? Then you got to the right page. This year, if the series were already a comfort and entertainment to escape the routine, with the quarantine they became even more special.
With that, we can not deny that some had incredible performances and that will really be marked in history. See the ten best performances in series of 2020 (in no specific order).
10. Cate Blanchett in Mrs. America
That Cate Blanchett is one of the best actresses today is no secret. And there is no way not to highlight her performance on Mrs. America, broadcast by Hulu. Her performance as Phyllis Schlafly made one of the most hated women by Americans worthy of an Emmy.
9. Michaela Coel in I May Destroy You
Available on HBO, Hulu and Amazon Prime Video, I May Destroy You was a very relevant series for 2020. Much of this is due to the director, creator and lead actress, Michaela Coel. The characters treat sexual harassment and multiple life experiences in an exciting and very close to reality. It is worth checking.
8. Ethan Hawke in The Good Lord Bird
Among the best actors, we can highlight Ethan Hawke’s performance in The Good Lord Bird. He plays John Brown, a religious abolitionist who fights for the end of slavery during the Civil War, and stands out for being able to balance the intensity and drama of the series, bringing a memorable performance to the screens.
7. Nicholas Hoult in The Great
Also available on Hulu, The Great is on the list of best performances in series with Nicholas Hoult. The actor, known for the series Skins, plays Peter III of Russia, a relentless villain who doesn’t care about those around him. The character’s complexity could be difficult to portray, but Hoult manages to do it masterfully.
6. Zoë Kravitz in High Fidelity
Canceled after just one season, High Fidelity was one of Hulu’s big surprises and certainly one of the most painful losses. Even for a short time, we were surprised by the performance of Zoë Kravitz, definitely one of the best actresses who passed through the series in 2020.
5. T’Nia Miller in The Haunting of Bly Manor
The Curse of the Bly Mansion was one of the most anticipated productions of 2020. And it is not for less. After the success of The Curse of Hill Residence, expectations were high and certainly met. The acting highlight goes to T’Nia Miller, who enters the story with a terrifying secret and a tragic love story. If you watched it, you know exactly what we’re talking about.
4. Maitreyi Ramakrishnan in Never Have I Ever …
Never Have I Ever … it was a very pleasant surprise from Netflix, especially for those who like teen comedy. The main character was Maitreyi Ramakrishnan’s first role, which is hard to believe, as she looks very comfortable in every episode. She is undoubtedly one of the best newcomers of the year.
3. Matthew Rhys in Perry Mason
When you take on a role that originally should have been Robert Downey Jr., things must be a little intimidating. But the truth is that Matthew Rhys was one of the best actors in series in 2020 and left nothing to be desired in the role of Perry. The plot from ordinary man to superhero never gets old, and seeing him in that setting was incredible.
2. Nathan Lane in Penny Dreadful: City of Angels
Another highlight goes to Nathan Lane, known for playing Lewis Michener in Penny Dreadful: City of Angels. His performance is eccentric, characteristic of the most theatrical aspect of the series, but the drama is not left out, and the actor manages to show how versatile he is, consolidating his space in this list.
1. Katja Herbers on Evil
Finally, one of the best actresses from Evil: Katja Herbers. Supernatural series always demand a lot from the actors, and she manages to bring all the necessary complexity so that the mystery of the character is one of the most interesting aspects of the production.
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