women in tv and film

Women Making Waves in 2019

As part of our two-part blog series, we made our predictions on the women who are going to take the film and TV industry by storm this year.

  • Olivia Coleman

Coleman first caught our attention for her comedic stylings in Green Wing and Peep Show, which was at the time when she won the BAFTA for ‘Best Female Comedy Performance’.

She then had us gripped as DS Miller in Broadchurch, which led on to her Emmy for ‘Best Actress’. Next, she bagged the Golden Globe for ‘Best Supporting Actress’ with The Night Manager and She’s currently nominated for ‘Best Actress’ at next month’s Oscars for her role in the period drama, The Favourite.

We’re looking forward to her next performance in the upcoming adaptation of Les Misérables and of course her return as Queen Elizabeth II in The Crown.

  • Lady Gaga

With her outlandish outfit choices that she’s been known for in the past, it can be easy to forget or overlook how talented Lady Gaga is. But, in last year’s ‘A Star is Born’ we got to witness her acting and singing talents at their rawest form as she played the role of Ally alongside co-star and director Bradley Cooper.

The world watched in awe as the couple not only pulled at, but ripped out heart strings in their incredibly moving performance.

The film has been nominated for seven Oscars next month and we think this could be the beginning of a very exciting acting career for Lady Gaga.

  • Letitia Wright

The Guyanese-born British actress was just one of the many, many reasons why we loved last year’s megahit, Black Panther. Her charmingly intelligent role as Wakanda warrior Shuri brought a new dimension to the typical princess role we’ve seen in the past, and earnt her multiple award-nominations as best newcomer.

Wright also starred in Avengers: Infinity War, The Commuter and Ready Player One, which made her 2018’s highest box-office earning actor of 2018.

She is a force to be reckoned with and we’re looking forward to seeing her return in this year’s Avengers: End Game.

  • Brie Larson

She’s already received an Academy Award, a BAFTA and a Golden Globe, but Brie Larson is now taking on the hugely anticipated role of Captain Marvel in the upcoming MCU blockbuster.  

Larson has the tough challenge of living up to the very high standard of Gal Gadot’s performance in Wonder Woman (the DC superhero counterpart) and we are rooting for her to bring the natural charm and wit that she has to the role. She’ll be introducing the much-needed lead female presence to the MCU superhero squad.

  • Emilia Clarke

We’ll soon be seeing the return of one of our favourite fictional characters, Daenerys Targaryen, as Clarke reprises the role for the final time in the return of Game of Thrones this April.

The role has already gained critical acclaim and earnt Clarke several awards for best actress and best breakout performance.

We cannot wait what the final season has in store for the heroine.

Read our previous blog on the women to watch in 2019.


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