Take a bow, ladies!
2015 may just be the year we started writing good roles for women.
There are always a few great characters, certainly, but this could be the year when mainstream cinema allowed for experimentation on a larger scale, for a whole slew of female characters who were liberated, self-assured, opinionated and unapologetic.
The roles came and the actresses rose to meet the challenge, which is why the class of 2015 includes grumpy girls, lesbians, mothers, huntresses, victims, villains and athletes.
Take a bow, ladies.
Here are my top 10 performances of the year: