From the profanity-laced performance of Chloe Moretz in Kick-Ass
to the explosive exploits of Mo'Nique in Precious
, the past year has witnessed some ferocious turns. Here are the Digital Spy Movie Awards
nominees for the best performances from the supposedly fairer sex...> Click here to cast your vote at the DS Movie Awards
Gemma Arterton (The Disappearance Of Alice Creed))
Gemma Arterton just about repented for appearing in blockbuster duds Clash Of The Titans
and Prince Of Persia
by acquitting herself well as the feisty titular victim of Alice Creed
. The former Bond girl conveys a moving sense of fear at the ordeal she endures and gradually teased out different aspects of Alice's persona as the plot unravelled.> Review: 'The Disappearance Of Alice Creed'
Marion Cotillard (Inception)
As the projection of Cobb's dead wife Mal, Marion Cotillard provides a malevolent yet alluring presence throughout the dreamscapes of Inception
. As the movie’s main antagonist, the French actress further demonstrates the entrancing qualities that earned her an Academy Award for her turn as Édith Piaf in La Vie En Rose
.> Review: 'Inception'
Melissa George (Triangle)
The former Home and Away
star’s turn as the tormented heroine Jess in vastly underrated horror flick Triangle
is a fine example of her versatility. George not only nails the psychological aspects of the role, making us veer between empathy and repulsion towards Jess, but also handles the huge physical demands of endlessly running around on a large boat fighting for her life.> Review: 'Triangle'
Mo’Nique’s Oscar-winning turn as the depraved mother of obese teenager Precious is harrowing to watch. She delivers a compelling portrayal of a woman trapped in a solipsistic world of bitterness, addiction and anger. In particular, the explosive domestic scenes showcase the actress’s ability to channel pure raw emotion.> Review: 'Precious'
Chloe Moretz (Kick-Ass)
Managing to hold her own against a sublime Nicolas Cage in this dark comic book adaptation, Moretz dishes out all manner of expletives and ass-whoopings as the 12-year-old Hit Girl. The young actress ensures that the movie transcends mere escapist pulp fare with the unflappable spirit and confidence she brings to such a tricky role.> Review: 'Kick-Ass'
Anna Kendrick (Up In The Air)
star’s fierce turn as the ambitious, cost-cutting graduate in Jason Reitman’s modern-day classic stunned many unsuspecting cinemagoers. A superb contrast to George Clooney’s old-school employee, Kendrick is a perfect representation of modernity trampling on those who refuse to conform. The interaction between the pair is dynamite.> Review: 'Up In The Air'
Noomi Rapace (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo)
Noomi Rapace transforms the violent yet fragile computer hacker Lisbeth Salander from words in Stieg Larsson’s acclaimed book into one of modern cinema’s great heroines. Combining the survival instincts of a wounded, feral animal with incredible technological savvy, the Swedish actress is now unsurprisingly being pursued by the Hollywood studios.> Review: 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo'
Holliday Grainger (The Scouting Book For Boys)
As the object of disillusioned teen David's growing desire in the brilliant The Scouting Book For Boys
, Holliday Grainger is unrecognisable from the sassy lass she portrayed in the woeful ITV series Demons
. She effortlessly conjures up the brittle persona of a girl kidding herself that she's a woman, as her attempts to exude a streetwise demeanour at odds with her own innate innocence and David's naivety.> Review: 'The Scouting Book For Boys'