The Golden Popcorn for Breakthrough Performance honors a silver screen newcomer with extraordinary talent.

  1. Directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber

    British import Will Poulter makes audiences laugh on both sides of the pond with a hilarious performance as dorky faux-son, Kenny Rossmore.

  2. Directed by Jim Rash & Nat Faxon

    Newcomer Liam James captured hearts as Duncan, an introverted 14-year-old who has a rough time fitting in but ultimately finds himself at the end of an unforgettable summer.

  3. Directed by Martin Scorsese

    As the trophy wife of Jordan Belfort, up-and-coming blonde bombshell Margot Robbie stole the show with her irresistible charm and strength as she watched her on-screen husband's downward Wall Street spiral.

  4. Directed by Ryan Coogler

    During his powerful performance as Oscar Grant, rookie Michael B. Jordan will make you reach for a box of tissues in a role that will ultimately cement his status among Hollywood's elite.

  5. Directed by James Ponsoldt

    As high school senior and all-around jokester Sutter Keely, rising actor Miles Teller shines in a performance that showcases young love and vulnerability that everyone can relate to.


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