The Top Twenty Performances of 2011

  1. Viola Davis - "Aibileen Clark" - The Help
  2. Michael Shannon - "Curtis" - Take Shelter
  3. Charlize Theron - "Mavis Gary" - Young Adult
  4. Ryan Gosling - "The Driver" - Drive
  5. Christopher Plummer - "Hal" - Beginners
  6. Kristen Wiig - "Annie Walker" - Bridesmaids
  7. Brad Pitt - "Billy Beane" - Moneyball
  8. Jessica Chastain - "Samantha" - Take Shelter
  9. Peyman Moaadi - "Nader" - A Separation
  10. Mia Wasikowska - "Jane Eyre" - Jane Eyre
  11. Corey Stoll - "Ernest Hemingway" - Midnight in Paris
  12. Jean Dujardin - "George Valentin" - The Artist
  13. Brendan Gleeson - "Sergeant Gerry Boyle" - The Guard
  14. Sareh Bayat - "Razieh" - A Separation
  15. Andy Serkis - "Caesar" - Rise of the Planet of the Apes
  16. Amy Ryan - "Jackie Flaherty" - Win Win
  17. Shahab Hosseini - "Hodjat" - A Separation
  18. Paul Rudd - "Ned Rochlin" - Our Idiot Brother
  19. Rose Byrne - "Helen Harris III" - Bridesmaids
  20. Tom Hiddleston - "Loki" - Thor