The Mum: Pregnant high-schooler Juno. Cemented Ellen Page as one of the finest actresses of her generation, after her attention-grabbing performance in Hard Candy.
The Awesome: Largely down to Diablo Cody's crackling dialogue, Juno is a convincing blend of angry, angsty exterior and emotionally-precarious centre. She makes the best of the situation by giving her kid to desperate-to-adopt mummy Jennifer Garner in a bittersweet ending.
And she sorts out her relationship with school 'jock' Michael Cera in the process. Bonus.