Willowdean Dickson, Dumplin'
"As the titular Dumplin' at the heart of Netflix's endearing dramedy, Willowdean, a 'self-proclaimed fat girl,' decides to regain her confidence by entering the beauty pageant run by her thin, judgmental mother in their small Texas town. Unlike other movies to come out this year, Dumplin' is a masterclass in empowerment and self-acceptance, opting to make the focus of the film about a young woman falling in love with herself rather than simply falling in love with a boy (no matter how hot Bo Larson is). It's not until Willowdean accepts herself as beautiful, no matter her size, that she's able to start making the right decisions in life."
— Quinn Keaney, entertainment editor