Relive All of PCAs Finalist Emily Blunt's Most Incredible Performances Now

By Stephanie Wenger Oct 10, 2018 12:00 PMTags
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Emily Blunt, A Quiet PlaceParamount Pictures

There is no denying that Emily Blunt deserves to be a People's Choice Awards finalist for Drama Movie Star of 2018 based on her memorable performance in A Quiet Place.

The film itself scored two finalist spots in the Movie of 2018 and Drama Movie of 2018 categories, because the thriller film was, well, thrilling.

If that isn't enough for Blunt to celebrate, her co-star in the movie—and real-life husbandJohn Krasinski is also up for Drama Movie Star of 2018. That makes four nominations for the surprise box office hit!

While all of these finalist spots might be a bit of a surprise to some, the 35-year-old actress has always had a successful career, so her PCAs finalist nod is totally understandable. In fact, she's made a career out of taking a wide variety of roles and making them memorable.

For example, she's starred in biographical films like The Young Victoria and mastered fantasy movies like The Huntsman: Winter's War as well.

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2018 PCAs: Movie Nominees

Now she's taken on a thriller and based on A Quiet Place's finalist status at this year's PCAs, she has mastered that genre as well.

Since we are currently in awe of the English actress and her career, you might as well take a look back at all of her impressive roles below and get ready to cast your vote for her (or her husband) afterwards.

Once you've seen what a versatile actress Blunt is, it's time to vote for your favorite Drama Movie Star of 2018 before the Friday, Oct. 19 deadline. 

PS: Mark your calendars for the 2018 People's Choice Awards airing live on E! on Sunday, Nov. 11.

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Gideon's Daughter

Emily Blunt won a Golden Globe for this BBC drama, which is set in the midst of the New Labour period and the mourning of Princess Diana's tragic death. PR head Gideon (Bill Nighy) reevaluates his high-profile life after his daughter Natasha (Blunt) threatens to leave him for all the pain he has caused.

The Devil Wears Prada

In The Devil Wears Prada, Blunt plays Emily, the first assistant of Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep), who gives guidance to new hire Andy Sachs (Anne Hathaway) on how to fit in at Runway, a high fashion magazine. Things go awry however when Andy tries to change her attitude and look, which affects her personal life.

The Jane Austen Book Club

The English actress brings Prudie to life in this 2007 drama in which a group of women begin a Jane Austen book club only to find their own lives are mirroring the the author's famous novels. 

Charlie Wilson's War

In 2007, Blunt portrayed Jane Liddle in this drama, which was based on Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's (Tom Hanks) covert dealings in Afghanistan where he assisted rebels in their war with the Soviets.

The Young Victoria

Blunt is Queen Victoria during the first years of her rule in the 2009 film, which also explores the Queen's romance with Prince Albert (Rupert Friend). 

Gulliver’s Travels

In Gulliver's Travels, Lemauel Gulliver (Jack Black) is sent on assignment to the Bermuda Triangle but his boat is a hit by storm and he ends on the island of Lilliput. He is then captured and brought to the island's royal family which includes Princess Mary, played by Blunt. 

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

The 36-year-old actress takes on the role of Harriet Chetwode-Talbot, a consultant who works with a fisheries expert to bring fly-fishing to the desert, in this 2011 film. 

Your Sister’s Sister

After Iris (Blunt) invites her friend Jack (Mark Duplass) to spend the weekend at her family's island getaway, a drunken encounter between Jack and Iris' sister Hannah (Rosemarie DeWitt) changes everything between the two friends...and things get complicated.

The Five-Year Engagement

The mother of two stars opposite Jason Segal in this 2012 comedy. In The Five-Year Engagement, Violet (Blunt) is engaged to Tom (Segal) but unexpected events keep them from walking down the aisle. 

Looper

The Golden Globe winner plays Sara in the sci-fi thriller Looper. In the film, she encounters Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), a looper who sends people from the future to be killed in the past. 

Into the Woods

The British actress portrays the Baker's Wife in the 2014 musical comedy. All she wants is a child with her husband (played by James Corden), but first they must break the witch's curse and sing a few songs along the way!

Edge of Tomorrow

Blunt stars alongside Tom Cruise in this 2014 sci-fi action film. The movie follows Major William Cage (Cruise), who is killed while fighting against aliens, but is in a time loop where he then relives the battle over and over. He eventually teams up with Rita Vrataski (Blunt) to improve his chances of survival. 

Sicario

The actress plays an FBI agent who's been hired by the government to help take down a drug cartel in Sicario.

The Huntsman: Winter’s War

The Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) and Sara (Jessica Chastain) try to conceal their love in The Huntsman: Winter's Tale, but Queen Freya (Blunt) discovers their secret setting off a chain of events that changes their lives forever.

The Girl on the Train

Blunt is Rachel Watson, the girl on the train, who becomes entangled in a missing person's case that will forever change the course of her life in the 2016 film based on the novel by the same name. 

A Quiet Place

In A Quiet Place, Blunt takes on the role of Evelyn Abbott, who along with her family is forced to live in silence because hypersensitive creatures are attacking anyone who makes noise.

Mary Poppins Returns

In this new take on the Disney classic, Blunt plays the famous magical nanny, who returns to the Banks family to help Michael (Ben Whishaw) raise his children.