Only a handful of horror movie performances have won an Oscar.
Weird, given that horror movie actors tend to give us more emotion and interval than in any other genre. One would think that horror would dominate the ceremony! But I guess it’s not”prestige“enough for the Academy.
So I’m here to shed some light on just some some of the most iconic and brilliant performances in horror movies that definitely should have won an Oscar:
Toni Collette in Hereditary
Tony Todd in candy man (1992)
Matthew Lillard in Scream
Laurie Metcalf in Cry 2
Isabelle Fuhrman in Orphan
Anthony Perkins in psychology
Malcolm McDowell and Brad Dourif in Rob Zombie’s Halloween 2
Bill Skarsgard in This & It: Chapter 2
Marc Duplass in Creep
Michelle Pfeiffer in What lies below
James McAvoy in Divide
Florence Pugh in Midsommar
Dan Stevens in The guest
Christian Bale in American psycho
Dan Byrd in The hills Have Eyes (2006)
Dwight Frye in Dracula (1931)
And finally, Hamish Linklater in Midnight Mass
What’s the best horror movie performance you’ve ever seen? Let me know in the comments!