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

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7. Dakota Johnson – Suspiria (Lead Actress)

Horror- Luca Guadagnino’s Suspiria — Courtesy of Amazon Studios

A surprise turn from one of Hollywood’s emerging stars, Dakota Johnson crafts a very layered performance as Luca Guadagnino’s muse. Leaving the Fifty Shades of Grey franchise behind, she showcases a powerfully confident woman embarking into a world of art. Her charisma is magnetic, and you understand how characters are drawn to her.

For women, the physical challenges of the role are often ignored by male critics. Johnson learned most of the dancing, embarking on a path we would applaud Daniel Day-Lewis for taking. Layering in a dark past helps solidify the character, and in the final moments of the film, you will find her more intimidating than you ever would have believed.