Every year, there are a few movie actresses who stand out from all the rest. Some of them have been recognized in the past for their talents, but have gone many years without receiving that recognition again, while others are just receiving this recognition for the first time. This year, we have an amazing crop of actresses who have given outstanding performances in some of the best movies of the year. Some of these ladies are definitely going to be feeling the love during award season; however, others might not be so lucky. In our eyes, they are all winners. Here is Fame10’s list for the 10 most outstanding movie actresses of 2014!
9. Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston has made a career out of taking on light and fluffy roles. She has mainly stuck with rom-coms through the years and, with the exception of “The Good Girl,” she hasn’t really taken on a challenging role. Because of this, many of us haven’t had a really good idea of what kind of actress she is. This year, she totally showed us what she is capable of with the drama-comedy “Cake.” She took on a rather unglamorous part that required her to gain some weight and go without makeup.
While the film has received mixed reviews from critics, many of them have been thoroughly impressed with Aniston’s performance. Leslie Felperin of The Hollywood Reporter wrote, “Covered in prosthetic scars and made up to look as dowdy and unglamorous as someone in cashmere sweatpants can look, Aniston submits an honest, sturdy performance.” She’s already been nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Golden Globe, so who knows! An Oscar could be next.