Leading actor nominees are a take-charge lot attempting to keep chaos at bay in a crisis-filled world.
Strong screen presence and nuanced tales lifted these movies & minis to the top.
Variety counts down 12 of the hardest-hitting critters in recent memory.
Whether overseeing a posh English estate, the world of politics, or a coven of witches, this year's crop of lead actress nominees are a collection of powerful women.
In Variety's annual roundup, we spotlight artists 21 and under who rocked the year, as well as the pros whose leadership and projects propelled these burgeoning careers. Also: who to keep an eye out…
From the science of the cosmos to the 1960s to up-to-the-moment events in Egypt, topics and time periods covered cross the expanses of time and space and the 20th into the 21st centuries.
Breaking out competitions from series helps make better comparisons.