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Best Actress Award Winners


A chart of various yearly Best Actress award winners going back to 1975.

Best Picture

Best Actor

Best Actress

Best Director

Best Cinematography

Best Animated Feature

Year
Academy Award
Golden Globe
(Drama)
Golden Globe
(Mus/Com)
SAG
BAFTA
NYFCC
LAFCA
NBR
Critics' Choice
2016
Emma Stone
La La Land
Isabelle Huppert
Elle
Emma Stone
La La Land
Emma Stone
La La Land
Emma Stone
La La Land
Isabelle Huppert
Elle /
Things to Come
Isabelle Huppert
Elle /
Things to Come
Amy Adams
Arrival
Natalie Portman
Jackie
2015
Brie Larson
Room
Brie Larson
Room
Jennifer Lawrence
Joy
Brie Larson
Room
Brie Larson
Room
Saoirse Ronan
Brooklyn
Charlotte Rampling
45 Years
Brie Larson
Room
Brie Larson
Room
2014
Julianne Moore
Still Alice
Julianne Moore
Still Alice
Amy Adams
Big Eyes
Julianne Moore
Still Alice
Julianne Moore
Still Alice
Marion Cotillard
The Immigrant /
Two Days, One Night
Patricia Arquette
Boyhood
Julianne Moore
Still Alice
Julianne Moore
Still Alice
2013
Cate Blanchett
Blue Jasmine
Cate Blanchett
Blue Jasmine
Amy Adams
American Hustle
Cate Blanchett
Blue Jasmine
Cate Blanchett
Blue Jasmine
Cate Blanchett
Blue Jasmine
Cate Blanchett
Blue Jasmine
/
Adèle Exarchopoulos
Blue is the Warmest
Color
Emma Thompson
Saving Mr. Banks
Cate Blanchett
Blue Jasmine
2012
Jennifer Lawrence
Silver Linings Playbook
Jessica Chastain
Zero Dark Thirty
Jennifer Lawrence
Silver Linings Playbook
Jennifer Lawrence
Silver Linings Playbook
Emmanuelle Riva
Amour
Rachel Weisz
The Deep Blue Sea
Jennifer Lawrence
Silver Linings Playbook
/
Emmanuelle Riva
Amour
Jessica Chastain
Zero Dark Thirty
Jessica Chastain
Zero Dark Thirty
2011
Meryl Streep
The Iron Lady
Meryl Streep
The Iron Lady
Michelle Williams
My Week with Marilyn
Viola Davis
The Help
Meryl Streep
The Iron Lady
Meryl Streep
The Iron Lady
Yoon Jeong-hee
Poetry
Tilda Swinton
We Need to Talk
About Kevin
Viola Davis
The Help
2010
Natalie Portman
Black Swan
Natalie Portman
Black Swan
Annette Bening
The Kids Are All Right
Natalie Portman
Black Swan
Natalie Portman
Black Swan
Annette Bening
The Kids Are All Right
Kim Hye-ja
Mother
Lesley Manville
Another Year
Natalie Portman
Black Swan
2009
Sandra Bullock
The Blind Side
Sandra Bullock
The Blind Side
Meryl Streep
Julie & Julia
Sandra Bullock
The Blind Side
Carey Mulligan
An Education
Meryl Streep
Julie & Julia
Yolande Moreau
Séraphine
Carey Mulligan
An Education
Sandra Bullock
The Blind Side
/
Meryl Streep
Julie & Julia
2008
Kate Winslet
The Reader
Kate Winslet
Revolutionary Road
Sally Hawkins
Happy-Go-Lucky
Meryl Streep
Doubt
Kate Winslet
The Reader
Sally Hawkins
Happy-Go-Lucky
Sally Hawkins
Happy-Go-Lucky
Anne Hathaway
Rachel Getting
Married
Anne Hathaway
Rachel Getting
Married /
Meryl Streep
Doubt
2007
Marion Cotillard
La Vie en Rose
Julie Christie
Away From Her
Marion Cotillard
La Vie en Rose
Julie Christie
Away From Her
Marion Cotillard
La Vie en Rose
Julie Christie
Away From Her
Marion Cotillard
La Vie en Rose
Julie Christie
Away From Her
Julie Christie
Away From Her
2006
Helen Mirren
The Queen
Helen Mirren
The Queen
Meryl Streep
The Devil Wears Prada
Helen Mirren
The Queen
Helen Mirren
The Queen
Helen Mirren
The Queen
Helen Mirren
The Queen
Helen Mirren
The Queen
Helen Mirren
The Queen
2005
Reese Witherspoon
Walk the Line
Felicity Huffman
Transamerica
Reese Witherspoon
Walk the Line
Reese Witherspoon
Walk the Line
Reese Witherspoon
Walk the Line
Reese Witherspoon
Walk the Line
Vera Farmiga
Down to the Bone
Felicity Huffman
Transamerica
Reese Witherspoon
Walk the Line
2004
Hilary Swank
Million Dollary Baby
Hilary Swank
Million Dollary Baby
Annette Bening
Being Julia
Hilary Swank
Million Dollary Baby
Imelda Staunton
Vera Drake
Imelda Staunton
Vera Drake
Imelda Staunton
Vera Drake
Annette Bening
Being Julia
Hilary Swank
Million Dollary Baby
2003
Charlize Theron
Monster
Charlize Theron
Monster
Diane Keaton
Something's Gotta Give
Charlize Theron
Monster
Scarlett Johansson
Lost in Translation
Hope Davis
American Splendor /
The Secret Lives
of Dentists
Naomi Watts
21 Grams
Diane Keaton
Something's Gotta Give
Charlize Theron
Monster
2002
Nicole Kidman
The Hours
Nicole Kidman
The Hours
Renée Zellweger
Chicago
Renée Zellweger
Chicago
Nicole Kidman
The Hours
Diane Lane
Unfaithful
Julianne Moore
Far from Heaven /
The Hours
Julianne Moore
Far from Heaven
Julianne Moore
Far from Heaven
2001
Halle Berry
Monster's Ball
Sissy Spacek
In the Bedroom
Nicole Kidman
Moulin Rouge!
Halle Berry
Monster's Ball
Judi Dench
Iris
Sissy Spacek
In the Bedroom
Sissy Spacek
In the Bedroom
Halle Berry
Monster's Ball
Sissy Spacek
In the Bedroom
2000
Julia Roberts
Erin Brockovich
Julia Roberts
Erin Brockovich
Renée Zellweger
Nurse Betty
Julia Roberts
Erin Brockovich
Julia Roberts
Erin Brockovich
Laura Linney
You Can Count on Me
Julia Roberts
Erin Brockovich
Julia Roberts
Erin Brockovich
Julia Roberts
Erin Brockovich
1999
Hilary Swank
Boys Don't Cry
Hilary Swank
Boys Don't Cry
Janet McTeer
Tumbleweeds
Annette Bening
American Beauty
Annette Bening
American Beauty
Hilary Swank
Boys Don't Cry
Hilary Swank
Boys Don't Cry
Janet McTeer
Tumbleweeds
Hilary Swank
Boys Don't Cry
1998
Gwyneth Paltrow
Shakespeare in Love
Cate Blanchett
Elizabeth
Gwyneth Paltrow
Shakespeare in Love
Gwyneth Paltrow
Shakespeare in Love
Cate Blanchett
Elizabeth
Cameron Diaz
There's Something
About Mary
Fernanda Montenegro
Central Station /
Ally Sheedy
High Art
Fernanda Montenegro
Central Station
Cate Blanchett
Elizabeth
1997
Helen Hunt
As Good as It Gets
Judi Dench
Mrs Brown
Helen Hunt
As Good as It Gets
Helen Hunt
As Good as It Gets
Judi Dench
Mrs Brown
Julie Christie
Afterglow
Helena Bonham Carter
The Wings of the Dove
Helena Bonham Carter
The Wings of the Dove
Helena Bonham Carter
The Wings of the Dove
1996
Frances McDormand
Fargo
Brenda Blethyn
Secrets & Lies
Madonna
Evita
Frances McDormand
Fargo
Brenda Blethyn
Secrets & Lies
Emily Watson
Breaking the Waves
Brenda Blethyn
Secrets & Lies
Frances McDormand
Fargo
Frances McDormand
Fargo
1995
Susan Sarandon
Dead Man Walking
Sharon Stone
Casino
Nicole Kidman
To Die For
Susan Sarandon
Dead Man Walking
Emma Thompson
Sense and Sensibility
Jennifer Jason Leigh
Georgia
Elisabeth Shue
Leaving Las Vegas
Emma Thompson
Carrington /
Sense and Sensibility
Nicole Kidman
To Die For
1994
Jessica Lange
Blue Sky
Jessica Lange
Blue Sky
Jamie Lee Curtis
True Lies
Jodie Foster
Nell
Susan Sarandon
The Client
Linda Fiorentino
The Last Seduction
Jessica Lange
Blue Sky
Miranda Richardson
Tom & Viv
1993
Holly Hunter
The Piano
Holly Hunter
The Piano
Angela Bassett
What's Love Got to
Do with It
Holly Hunter
The Piano
Holly Hunter
The Piano
Holly Hunter
The Piano
Holly Hunter
The Piano
1992
Emma Thompson
Howards End
Emma Thompson
Howards End
Miranda Richardson
Enchanted April
Emma Thompson
Howards End
Emma Thompson
Howards End
Emma Thompson
Howards End
Emma Thompson
Howards End
1991
Jodie Foster
The Silence of the
Lambs
Jodie Foster
The Silence of the
Lambs
Bette Midler
For the Boys
Jodie Foster
The Silence of the
Lambs
Jodie Foster
The Silence of the
Lambs
Mercedes Ruehl
The Fisher King
Geena Davis
Thelma & Louise /
Susan Sarandon
Thelma & Louise
1990
Kathy Bates
Misery
Kathy Bates
Misery
Julia Roberts
Pretty Woman
Jessica Tandy
Driving Miss Daisy *
Joanne Woodward
Mr. and Mrs. Bridge
Anjelica Huston
The Grifters /
The Witches
Mia Farrow
Alice
1989
Jessica Tandy
Driving Miss Daisy
Michelle Pfeiffer
The Fabulous
Baker Boys
Jessica Tandy
Driving Miss Daisy
Pauline Collins
Shirley Valentine
Michelle Pfeiffer
The Fabulous
Baker Boys
Andie MacDowell
Sex, Lies, and
Videotape /
Michelle Pfeiffer
The Fabulous
Baker Boys
Michelle Pfeiffer
The Fabulous
Baker Boys
1988
Jodie Foster
The Accused
Jodie Foster
The Accused
/
Shirley MacLaine
Madame Sousatzka /
Sigourney Weaver
Gorillas in the Mist
Melanie Griffith
Working Girl
Maggie Smith
The Lonely Passion of
Judith Hearne *
Meryl Streep
A Cry in the Dark
Christine Lahti
Running on Empty
Jodie Foster
The Accused
1987
Cher
Moonstruck
Sally Kirkland
Anna
Cher
Moonstruck
Anne Bancroft
84 Charing Cross Road
Holly Hunter
Broadcast News
Holly Hunter
Broadcast News /
Sally Kirkland
Anna
Lillian Gish
The Whales of August /
Holly Hunter
Broadcast News
1986
Marlee Matlin
Children of a
Lesser God
Marlee Matlin
Children of a
Lesser God
Sissy Spacek
Crimes of the Heart
Maggie Smith
A Room with a View
Sissy Spacek
Crimes of the Heart
Sandrine Bonnaire
Vagabond
Kathleen Turner
Peggy Sue Got Married
1985
Geraldine Page
The Trip to Bountiful
Whoopi Goldberg
The Color Purple
Kathleen Turner
Prizzi's Honor
Peggy Ashcroft
A Passage to India *
Norma Aleandro
The Official Story
Meryl Streep
Out of Africa
Whoopi Goldberg
The Color Purple
1984
Sally Field
Places in the Heart
Sally Field
Places in the Heart
Kathleen Turner
Romancing the Stone
Maggie Smith
A Private Function *
Peggy Ashcroft
A Passage to India
Kathleen Turner
Crimes of Passion /
Romancing the Stone
Peggy Ashcroft
A Passage to India
1983
Shirley MacLaine
Terms of Endearment
Shirley MacLaine
Terms of Endearment
Julie Walters
Educating Rita
Julie Walters
Educating Rita
Shirley MacLaine
Terms of Endearment
Shirley MacLaine
Terms of Endearment
Shirley MacLaine
Terms of Endearment
1982
Meryl Streep
Sophie's Choice
Meryl Streep
Sophie's Choice
Julie Andrews
Victor Victoria
Katharine Hepburn
On Golden Pond *
Meryl Streep
Sophie's Choice
Meryl Streep
Sophie's Choice
Meryl Streep
Sophie's Choice
1981
Katharine Hepburn
On Golden Pond
Meryl Streep
The French
Lieutenant's Woman
Bernadette Peters
Pennies from Heaven
Meryl Streep
The French
Lieutenant's Woman
Glenda Jackson
Stevie
Meryl Streep
The French
Lieutenant's Woman
Glenda Jackson
Stevie
1980
Sissy Spacek
Coal Miner's Daughter
Mary Tyler Moore
Ordinary People
Sissy Spacek
Coal Miner's Daughter
Judy Davis
My Brilliant Career
Sissy Spacek
Coal Miner's Daughter
Sissy Spacek
Coal Miner's Daughter
Sissy Spacek
Coal Miner's Daughter
1979
Sally Field
Norma Rae
Sally Field
Norma Rae
Bette Midler
The Rose
Jane Fonda
The China Syndrome
Sally Field
Norma Rae
Sally Field
Norma Rae
Sally Field
Norma Rae
1978
Jane Fonda
Coming Home
Jane Fonda
Coming Home
Ellen Burstyn
Same Time, Next Year /
Maggie Smith
California Suite
Jane Fonda
Julia *
Ingrid Bergman
Autumn Sonata
Jane Fonda
California Suite /
Comes a Horseman /
Coming Home
Ingrid Bergman
Autumn Sonata
1977
Diane Keaton
Annie Hall
Jane Fonda
Julia
Diane Keaton
Annie Hall
/
Marsha Mason
The Goodbye Girl
Diane Keaton
Annie Hall
Diane Keaton
Annie Hall
Shelley Duvall
3 Women
Anne Bancroft
The Turning Point
1976
Faye Dunaway
Network
Faye Dunaway
Network
Barbra Streisand
A Star is Born
Louise Fletcher
One Flew Over the
Cuckoo's Nest *
Liv Ullmann
Face to Face
Liv Ullmann
Face to Face
Liv Ullmann
Face to Face
1975
Louise Fletcher
One Flew Over the
Cuckoo's Nest
Louise Fletcher
One Flew Over the
Cuckoo's Nest
Ann-Margret
Tommy
Ellen Burstyn
Alice Doesn't Live
Here Anymore *
Isabelle Adjani
The Story of Adele H.
Florinda Bolkan
A Brief Vacation
Isabelle Adjani
The Story of Adele H.
Year
Academy Award
Golden Globe
(Drama)
Golden Globe
(Mus/Com)
SAG
BAFTA
NYFCC
LAFCA
NBR
Critics' Choice

- Academy Award winners for Best Actress are listed in red.
- Films that received a BAFTA for a year different than their North America release are indicated with an *




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