The actors were great this year, but the actresses really did showcase their strength this year. Anne Hathaway’s portrayal as Selina Kyle, or Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises was spot on, showcasing the character perfectly while not making her just a sex symbol instead of a strong female character. And Emma Stone’s innocent portrayal as Gwen Stacey in The Amazing Spider-Man was amazing, capturing the essence of the character from the comics and putting it on film perfectly. However, it was the portrayal of a new character that really stood out to us this year, and that is why this year’s winner of On Request Magazine’s Best Actress in a Movie award is Noomi Rapace in the sci-fi thriller, Prometheus.
Taking place in the same universe as the Alien saga, Prometheus is a new story that tells of a science expedition to an alien world that they believe holds the secrets to the origins of the human race. Upon arriving on the alien world, the crew of the ship, including Noomi Rapace’s character, find hidden caverns and alien artifacts but are soon attacked by parasitic creatures that begin to change the crew. Rapace’s emotional performance as her world shatters and she must ignore the scientific discoveries surrounding her as she tries to survive the alien threat is superb. To see this average woman have to survive such horrible circumstances and prevent the annihilation of the human race keeps audiences hanging onto the edge of their seat, and that is why Noomi Rapace is the winner of this years On Request Magazine Best Actress in a Movie award for 2012.