Many movies and TV series that have been delayed due to the pandemic are finally able to meet audiences. As a result, we have harvested many new and important stories, and last year’s film and television production has become more exciting and fascinating, and many new and old stars have become the focus of the spotlight.
The actresses, in particular, have been given the right platform to tell their stories, and some of the most beloved ones are highlighted below!
Here’s a list of the best actresses of 2021, published by Hollywood Insider:
Scarlett Johansson, best known for his role as Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, made many landmark and successful films this year.
Most notably, she landed a well-deserved indie film with her spy-killer role as Black Widow Natasha Romanoff.
After playing the role in the “The Avengers” franchise for more than a decade and as a guest star in Marvel indie films like “Iron Man 2” and “Captain America: Civil War,” she finally gets a chance to tell own story.
In “Black Widow,” which hit theaters last summer, Natasha tries to redeem herself after being groomed to be an unscrupulous killer spy.
Along with her younger sister Yelena, we see a fuller Natasha, not just the tight-fitting, flirtatious Avengers of the past.
The unforgettable performance made Johansson one of the top-grossing actresses of 2021 and one of the most-watched actresses of 2021.
She’s been secretly engaged to “Saturday Night Live” actor Colin Jost on the heels of her long fiery red hair that’s been popping up in our minds these days!
While redheads aren’t the standard by which an actress is judged, Christina Hendricks does deserve credit for her 2021 performance.
Known previously for her humble roles in films like “Drive” or “The Neon Demon,” she’s now truly found her place and strength as a mother in the Netflix series “Good Girls.”
Hendricks plays the show’s most important mother character, Beth, in the series about three mothers who unwittingly go down the road of crime in order to shore up a broken family.
Beth is a stubborn, courageous and often obsessive mother who will do everything in her power to take care of her children, especially as she becomes more and more charming after being freed from the boring PTA life.
Hendricks perfectly captures the inner moral dilemma Beth faces, her love for her children and sister, her anger, and her desperate need to stay in power and in control.
Every facial expression, tear, and smile of hers is carefully crafted to create the perfect image of a crime-obsessed mother.
And while battling her own inner chaos, she’s also trying to deal with Reo, the show’s main criminal mastermind.
The role not only cemented her reputation in the show business, but also gave audiences a glimpse of the strength and aura of Hendricks’ performance.
Maybe it’s because of the deathly look in her bright blue eyes as she stares at Rio, or the way she fearlessly leads other moms into this ordeal.
All in all, Hendricks made Beth someone we all admired regardless of whether she was a criminal or not.
This list wouldn’t be complete without “The Hunger Games” winner Jennifer Lawrence.
Her career took off after starring in District 13’s Katniss Everdeen, and to this day she remains one of the most successful actresses of all time.
So far, she has won 114 awards and 174 nominations.
We recently saw her stunning performance in her new film “Don’t Look Up” with Leonardo DiCaprio.
In this sci-fi comedy, Lawrence plays a low-level astronomer trying to warn Earth of an impending devastating comet.
But unsurprisingly, what happened next didn’t go the way she expected. At a time when the epidemic is high and the global situation is turbulent, this movie is very suitable!
Whether it’s a character in “A Quiet Place” or a character in “Mary Poppins Returns,” Emily Blunt is always a surprise.
Last year, she starred in the Jumanji-themed Disney movie “Jungle Cruise” with Dwayne Johnson.
This action-adventure film encapsulates the fun, energy and entertainment of every “Jumanji” movie, with the added glamour of Emily Blunt.
Even in a flashy action-comedy movie like this, Emily Blunt’s image and acting skills remain irreplaceable.
So far, she has won 22 awards and 105 nominations for her various roles in TV and film.
“It’s always a little bit unbelievable to realize that these famous actors know who I am,” says Emily Blunt, of course we all know her and we all love her!
What a year 2021 has been for Elizabeth Olsen! After a successful role as Wanda in the “The Avengers” franchise, the hard-working iconic actress has finally landed an entire TV series dedicated to the Scarlet Witch .
The first episode of “Wanda Vision” aired in January 2021 to the expected critical acclaim and success, and even inspired a Scarlet Witch-themed Halloween costume.
The show was an instant hit, leading the MCU to make the perfect transition into a new era, led by the best of the best.
Elizabeth Olsen worked hard to ensure that her performances fit the camera and the plot, rather than the audience, to create a storyline that will be unforgettable for fans of Wanda and Vision.
In 2021, she was given a chance to shine and passed the test with flying colors, earning 23 nominations and awards.
Elizabeth Olsen began acting at the age of four with her twin sisters Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen.
Now that the Marvel saga is in her hands, we are so excited and excited to see what she has done!
Zendaya has been acting since 2009, playing Rocky on the Disney Channel sitcom “Shake It Up” as a backing dancer.
In 2013, she joined the cast of “Dancing with the Stars”, where she showed off her dancing talent and screen charm.
One of her most prominent appearances came in the lead role on the HBO drama “Euphoria,” playing a drug-addicted teenager struggling to adjust to high school life.
She deservedly became the youngest Emmy winner for Best Actress in a Drama Series. The show continues, and Zendaya’s character will be as inspiring and relatable as ever.
MJ’s role in the “Spider-Man” franchise also added a dazzling glow to her resume, and she became an instant fan favorite in the MCU.
Last year, she also starred in the romantic drama “Malcolm & Marie” and collaborated with LeBron James in the animated sports comedy “Space Jam: A New Legacy”.
There’s also “Dune” with an equally impressive cast, with Timothée Chalamet starring alongside her.
The sheer quantity and quality of Zendaya’s 2021 movies has proven her extraordinary strength.
Whether playing the elusive female warrior in a sci-fi film or the preppy girl dancing with her best friend in Chicago, she has proven to be one of the best actresses today.
The recent rise to fame, Anya Taylor-Joy, has become one of the most successful and inspiring actresses of the past few years.
Now, she’s won a Critics’ Choice, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Awards, and she’s been included in Time magazine’s “100 New Generation People” list, which we can all agree on!
Last year, she came into the limelight as Beth Harmon in the Netflix miniseries “The Queen’s Gambit,” which has garnered an almost unbelievable fan base after its 2020 launch.
Anya Taylor-Joy also felt that playing and connecting with Beth Harmon was a cathartic experience that helped her understand what it’s like to be an outsider trying to belong, as we all know.
She gave everything for the show and her great acting and plot proved she deserved the role and the awards that came with it.
Those subtle gestures and facial expressions are all part of her virtuosity in shaping Beth’s acting, as well as the way she portrays characters with her characteristic subtle movements and ideas.
We can’t wait to see her next work!
Mexican-born Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o started her Hollywood career as a production assistant.
But with the necessary push from family, friends and a small film she starred in, she went on to pursue a master’s degree in acting.
Soon after, she starred in the period biopic “12 Years a Slave” and won several awards, including an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Lupita Nyong’o has always been an inspiration to young African American girls, and she has proven to everyone that despite being a woman of color, she achieves her goals and dreams.
Lupita Nyong’o herself is a supporter of historic preservation and works tirelessly to raise awareness about sexual harassment prevention and women’s and animal rights.
She is well-deserved among celebrities and young audiences, and we wait patiently for her next work.
Last year, she partnered with Nairobi’s media to produce Youtube’s original STEM-themed show “Super Sema,” Africa’s first superhero cartoon for children.
This project and others in the future, like the TV series she’s working on based on the novel “Yankee”, are proof that Nyong’o isn’t letting go – she will continue to inspire and inspire for many years to come!
Asian-American actress Constance Wu first hit our radar as Jessica Huang in the ABC comedy “Fresh Off The Boat,” and she went on to become a hit.
With two TCA nominations and four Critics’ Choice Awards, we weren’t surprised when we saw her stunning performance in the romantic comedy “Crazy Rich Asians.”
Because of the role of Rachel Chu, the whole world fell in love with Constance Wu, fell in love with her calm elegance, lively eyes and words.
The 2018 film was so successful that she received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Musical Comedy and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Motion Picture Actor.
In addition to her obvious talent and beauty, what makes Constance Wu extraordinary is that she is the first Asian woman in more than 40 years to be nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actress, and the fourth ever to be nominated for the award female.
Especially at a time of heightened racial tensions and growing hate crimes, Constance Wu’s accurate and fair representation of the Asian American community has made her one of the most powerful and well-known actresses of the past few years.
With back-to-back major roles on TV series “Solos” and “The Terminal List”, we’re excited to continue seeing and cheering her on screen!
Another amazing female Marvel actress! Zoe Saldana is one of the most popular actresses in recent years, she started her acting career in 2000 with “City Ballet”.
Zoe Saldana is known for her roles in sci-fi movies, she starred in the “Star Trek” series several times, and eventually became the Gamora in “Guardians of the Galaxy”.
Gamora is a fan favorite, and Zoe Saldana perfectly embodies Gamora’s wit and confidence.
An active member of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, she starred in three of the five highest-grossing films in history – “Avengers: Infinity War,” “Avengers: Endgame,” and the earlier “Avatar.”
No other actress holds the title, and no other actress dares to say they have grossed more than $11 billion worldwide with these films.
Not only has she cemented herself as the most successful and second-highest-grossing movie actress of all time, but she has also inspired young black women around the world.
In a world that suppresses the voices and success of women of color, it’s a huge achievement to receive such an honor.
Most recently, she also starred in the Netflix musical “Vivo,” and over the next few years, she will reprise her role as Nadirui in “Avatar: The Way of Water” and “Avatar 3.”