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Best Supporting Performance of 2021

Best Supporting Performance of 2021 - Article

by Lee Mehr , posted on 17 January 2022 / 1,354 Views

2020 was the first time VGChartz added a Best Performance Award.  This year, we've split that into two categories: Leading and Supporting.  It makes sense, given how supporting characters like villains or sidekicks play integral roles in shaping the protagonist.  These nominees fall across both ends of that spectrum, and each one nails their intended role.  They might not receive as many lines as the usual leads today, but that doesn't make them any less memorable.


The Shortlist:


Jennifer Hale as Rivet (Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart)


Maggie Robertson as Alcina Dimitrescu (Resident Evil: Village)


Jared Butler as Captain Jack Sparrow (Sea of Thieves: A Pirate’s Life)


Nicolas Roye as Echo-216 (Halo Infinite)


Ozioma Akagha as Julianna Blake (Deathloop)





The Winner:

Maggie Robertson as Alcina Dimitrescu (Resident Evil: Village)

Runner-up: Nicolas Roye as Echo-216 (Halo Infinite)

So, this is probably the least surprising winner.  The moment Lady Dimitrescu was shown in Resident Evil: Village's trailer, the internet had a tall thirst for Dommy Mommy that couldn't be quenched.  Her domineering presence, complimented by Maggie Robertson's commanding tone, was irresistible to millions.  These two elements arguably make her stand head and shoulders above the rest of 2021's gaming villains.  After gamers stop thinking about the crushing weight beneath her stilettos, the monstrous power of her thighs squeezing air out of their lungs, and the amount of blood they're willing to give to their vampire queen, they remember the excellent voice acting behind this character.

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Angelus (on 17 January 2022)

The fact that Drax, from Guardians of the Galaxy, didn't even get into the shortlist, makes me sad. Clearly, nobody played that game.

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mZuzek (on 17 January 2022)

This list is missing some stuff.

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shikamaru317 (on 17 January 2022)

My favorite supporting performance of the year was actually from the girl who played Nikki in Guardians of the Galaxy, she did a truly amazing job portraying Nikki, especially the emotional bits of the game. That being said, I also liked the acting on Echo-216 in Halo and Lady D in Resident Evil 8, who got 2nd and 1st place.

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mZuzek shikamaru317 (on 17 January 2022)

Romane Davis, yeah, she wasn't in the initial vote either. I think between her, Mantis, and all of the different Guardians, the game tends to do worse in these votes because they get split between all those great performances. Whereas with something like Resident Evil Village, there's an obvious standout everyone will vote for.

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Leynos (on 17 January 2022)


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LivncA_Dis3 (on 17 January 2022)

Well deserved

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Livewitharya (on 17 January 2022)

To be fair her performance was nothing phenomenal except for the internet simping for her (mostly because of her figure and other reasons). Now anyone from Juliana Blake, Jack Sparrow (I'm biased for this one sorry 😔), Rivet should have won if actual in game performance was given the weightage.

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2zosteven Livewitharya (on 17 January 2022)

i believe you!

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coolbeans Livewitharya (on 17 January 2022)

You dare insult my queen?!?! This can only be settled with a duel to the death.

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Livewitharya coolbeans (on 17 January 2022)

But, was I wrong? 🤔

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mjk45 Livewitharya (on 17 January 2022)

If he kills you does it really matter if you were right , history is written by the victor and he will be free to keep posting his opinion unopposed, unless you feel your years of gaming combat has you primed to win , now if it was me using my gaming skills, a quick backstab with a poisoned dagger when he turns to walk back to his mark after shaking hands is how I would end him what's yours.

note * the backstab is my only gaming skill

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