Horror movie actors and actresses that should be nominated for an Oscar

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10. Jaime Lee Curtis – Halloween (Lead Actress)

Horror-Halloween 2018- Jamie Lee Curtis – Judy Greer – Courtesy of Photo by Ryan Green – © Universal Pictures

One of the big horror blockbusters of the year would not work without the killer performance from Jaime Lee Curtis. While the role carries trademarks of the Laurie Strode we love, Curtis adds new dimensions to the performance. The traumatized heroine we watched grace the screen forty years ago has reinvented herself.

What really elevates this version of Laurie can be described as the “Ripley Effect,” as Curtis makes sure that Laurie has become the most intimidating version of the character. While the trauma that has come to define her life is present in every line on her face, Curtis reminds you who was the survivor of the Baby Sitter Murders. A career achievement, Curtis introduced audiences to a stunning portrayal of one of horror’s greatest icons.