I took part in a special luncheon for The Sessions and got to chat with Hawkes, one of my favorite actors, about that and his career. Told me why he turned down role of the Governor on The Walking Dead, talked about the success of his Deadwood pal Olyphant, and mentioned he, respectfully, turned down a role on Game of Thrones. Not a great movie (all of th sub-plots don't mold well into the overall picture) but he and Hunt are great, with fine support from Macy and even Moon Bloodgood.
I don't think any young actress is in Jennifer Lawrence's league.
Does Ellen Page count even though she's four years older than her? Not saying Ellen is better than Jennifer but closer to that level. I agree Jennifer is the great and has few contemporaries with her quality.