Academy Award for Best Actress (Nominees and Winners)

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  • 1928
  • Janet Gaynor - Seventh Heaven Street Angel / Sunrise
  • Louise Dresser - A Ship Comes In
  • Gloria Swanson - Sadie Thompson

  • 1929
  • Mary Pickford - Coquette
  • Ruth Chatterton - Madame X
  • Betty Compson - The Barker
  • Jeanne Eagels - The Letter
  • Corinne Griffith - The Divine Lady
  • Bessie Love - The Broadway Melody

  • 1930
  • Norma Shearer - The Divorcee
  • Nancy Carroll - The Devil's Holiday
  • Ruth Chatterton - Sarah and Son
  • Greta Garbo - Anna Christie and Romance
  • Norma Shearer - Their Own Desire
  • Gloria Swanson - The Trespasser

  • 1931
  • Marie Dressler - Min and Bill
  • Marlene Dietrich - Morocco
  • Irene Dunne - Cimarron
  • Ann Harding - Holiday
  • Norma Shearer - A Free Soul

  • 1932
  • Helen Hayes - The Sin of Madelon Claudet
  • Marie Dressler - Emma
  • Lynn Fontanne - The Guardsman

  • 1933
  • Katharine Hepburn - Morning Glory
  • May Robson - Lady for a Day
  • Diana Wynyard - Cavalcade

  • 1934
  • Claudette Colbert - It Happened One Night
  • Grace Moore - One Night of Love
  • Norma Shearer - The Barretts of Wimpole Street

  • 1935
  • Bette Davis - Dangerous
  • Elisabeth Bergner - Escape Me Never
  • Claudette Colbert - Private Worlds
  • Katharine Hepburn - Alice Adams
  • Miriam Hopkins - Becky Sharp
  • Merle Oberon - The Dark Angel

  • 1936
  • Luise Rainer - The Great Ziegfeld
  • Irene Dunne - Theodora Goes Wild
  • Gladys George - Valiant Is the Word for Carrie
  • Carole Lombard - My Man Godfrey
  • Norma Shearer - Romeo and Juliet

  • 1937
  • Luise Rainer - The Good Earth
  • Irene Dunne - The Awful Truth
  • Greta Garbo - Camille
  • Janet Gaynor - A Star Is Born
  • Barbara Stanwyck - Stella Dallas

  • 1938
  • Bette Davis - Jezebel
  • Fay Bainter - White Banners
  • Wendy Hiller - Pygmalion
  • Norma Shearer - Marie Antoinette
  • Margaret Sullavan - Three Comrade

  • 1939
  • Vivien Leigh - Gone With the Wind
  • Bette Davis - Dark Victory
  • Irene Dunne - Love Affair
  • Greta Garbo - Ninotchka
  • Greer Garson - Goodbye, Mr. Chips

  • 1940
  • Ginger Rogers - Kitty Foyle
  • Bette Davis - The Letter
  • Joan Fontaine - Rebecca
  • Katharine Hepburn - The Philadelphia Story
  • Martha Scott - Our Town

  • 1941
  • Joan Fontaine - Suspicion
  • Bette Davis - The Little Foxes
  • Olivia de Havilland - Hold Back the Dawn
  • Greer Garson - Blossoms in the Dust
  • Barbara Stanwyck - Ball of Fire

  • 1942
  • Greer Garson - Mrs. Miniver
  • Bette Davis - Now, Voyager
  • Katharine Hepburn - Woman of the Year
  • Rosalind Russell - My Sister Eileen
  • Teresa Wright - The Pride of the Yankees

  • 1943
  • Jennifer Jones - The Song of Bernadette
  • Jean Arthur - The More the Merrier
  • Ingrid Bergman - For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • Joan Fontaine - Madame Curie
  • Greer Garson - The Constant Nymph

  • 1944
  • Ingrid Bergman - Gaslight
  • Claudette Colbert - Since You Went Away
  • Bette Davis - Mr. Skeffington
  • Greer Garson - Mrs. Parkington
  • Barbara Stanwyck - Double Indemnity

  • 1945
  • Joan Crawford - Mildred Pierce
  • Ingrid Bergman - The Bells of St. Mary's
  • Greer Garson - The Valley of Decision
  • Jennifer Jones - Love Letters
  • Gene Tierney - Leave Her to Heaven

  • 1946
  • Olivia de Havilland - To Each His Own
  • Celia Johnson - Brief Encounter
  • Jennifer Jones - Duel in the Sun
  • Rosalind Russell - Sister Kenny
  • Jane Wyman - The Yearling

  • 1947
  • Loretta Young - The Farmer's Daughter
  • Joan Crawford - Possessed
  • Susan Hayward - Smash-Up, the Story of a Woman
  • Dorothy McGuire - Gentleman's Agreement
  • Rosalind Russell - Mourning Becomes Electra

  • 1948
  • Jane Wyman - Johnny Belinda
  • Ingrid Bergman - Joan of Arc
  • Olivia de Havilland - The Snake Pit
  • Irene Dunne - I Remember Mama
  • Barbara Stanwyck - Sorry, Wrong Number

  • 1949
  • Olivia de Havilland - The Heiress
  • Jeanne Crain - Pinky
  • Susan Hayward - My Foolish Heart
  • Deborah Kerr - Edward, My Son
  • Loretta Young - Come to the Stable

  • 1950
  • Judy Holliday - Born Yesterday
  • Anne Baxter - All About Eve
  • Bette Davis - All About Eve
  • Eleanor Parker - Caged
  • Gloria Swanson - Sunset Boulevard

  • 1951
  • Vivien Leigh - A Streetcar Named Desire
  • Katharine Hepburn - The African Queen
  • Eleanor Parker - Detective Story
  • Shelley Winters - A Place in the Sun
  • Jane Wyman - The Blue Veil

  • 1952
  • Shirley Booth - Come Back, Little Sheba
  • Joan Crawford - Sudden Fear
  • Bette Davis - The Star
  • Julie Harris - The Member of the Wedding
  • Susan Hayward - With a Song in My Heart

  • 1953
  • Audrey Hepburn - Roman Holiday
  • Leslie Caron - Lili
  • Ava Gardner - Mogambo
  • Deborah Kerr - From Here to Eternity
  • Maggie McNamara - The Moon Is Blue

  • 1954
  • Grace Kelly - The Country Girl
  • Dorothy Dandridge - Carmen Jones
  • Judy Garland - A Star Is Born
  • Audrey Hepburn - Sabrina
  • Jane Wyman - Magnificent Obsession

  • 1955
  • Anna Magnani - The Rose Tattoo
  • Susan Hayward - I'll Cry Tomorrow
  • Katharine Hepburn - Summertime
  • Jennifer Jones - Love is a Many-Splendored Thing
  • Eleanor Parker - Interrupted Melody

  • 1956
  • Ingrid Bergman - Anastasia
  • Carroll Baker - Baby Doll
  • Katharine Hepburn - The Rainmaker
  • Nancy Kelly - The Bad Seed
  • Deborah Kerr - The King and I

  • 1957
  • Joanne Woodward - The Three Faces of Eve
  • Deborah Kerr - Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison
  • Anna Magnani - Wild Is the Wind
  • Elizabeth Taylor - Raintree County
  • Lana Turner - Peyton Place

  • 1958
  • Susan Hayward - I Want to Live!
  • Deborah Kerr - Separate Tables
  • Shirley MacLaine - Some Came Running
  • Rosalind Russell - Auntie Mame
  • Elizabeth Taylor - Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

  • 1959
  • Simone Signoret - Room at the Top
  • Doris Day - Pillow Talk
  • Audrey Hepburn - The Nun's Story
  • Katharine Hepburn - Suddenly, Last Summer
  • Elizabeth Taylor - Suddenly, Last Summer

  • 1960
  • Elizabeth Taylor - BUtterfield 8
  • Greer Garson - Sunrise at Campobello
  • Deborah Kerr - The Sundowners
  • Shirley MacLaine - The Apartment
  • Melina Mercouri - Never on Sunday

  • 1961
  • Sophia Loren - Two Women
  • Audrey Hepburn - Breakfast at Tiffany's
  • Piper Laurie - The Hustler
  • Geraldine Page - Summer and Smoke
  • Natalie Wood - Splendor in the Grass

  • 1962
  • Anne Bancroft - The Miracle Worker
  • Bette Davis - What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
  • Katharine Hepburn - Long Day's Journey Into Night
  • Geraldine Page - Sweet Bird of Youth
  • Lee Remick - Days of Wine and Roses

  • 1963
  • Patricia Neal - Hud
  • Leslie Caron - The L-Shaped Room
  • Shirley MacLaine - Irma la Douce
  • Rachel Roberts - This Sporting Life
  • Natalie Wood - Love with the Proper Stranger

  • 1964
  • Julie Andrews - Mary Poppins
  • Anne Bancroft - The Pumpkin Eater
  • Sophia Loren - Marriage Italian Style
  • Debbie Reynolds - The Unsinkable Molly Brown
  • Kim Stanley - Seance on a Wet Afternoon

  • 1965
  • Julie Christie - Darling
  • Julie Andrews - The Sound of Music
  • Samantha Eggar - The Collector
  • Elizabeth Hartman - A Patch of Blue
  • Simone Signoret - Ship of Fools

  • 1966
  • Elizabeth Taylor - Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • Anouk Aimée - A Man and a Woman
  • Ida Kaminska - The Shop on Main Street
  • Lynn Redgrave - Georgy Girl
  • Vanessa Redgrave - Morgan!

  • 1967
  • Katharine Hepburn - Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
  • Anne Bancroft - The Graduate
  • Faye Dunaway - Bonnie and Clyde
  • Edith Evans - The Whisperers
  • Audrey Hepburn - Wait Until Dark

  • 1968
  • Katharine Hepburn - The Lion in Winter
  • Barbra Streisand - Funny Girl
  • Patricia Neal - The Subject Was Roses
  • Vanessa Redgrave - Isadora
  • Joanne Woodward - Rachel, Rachel

  • 1969
  • Maggie Smith - The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
  • Geneviève Bujold - Anne of the Thousand Days
  • Jane Fonda - They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
  • Liza Minnelli - The Sterile Cuckoo
  • Jean Simmons - The Happy Ending

  • 1970
  • Glenda Jackson - Women in Love
  • Jane Alexander - The Great White Hope
  • Ali MacGraw - Love Story
  • Sarah Miles - Ryan's Daughter
  • Carrie Snodgress - Diary of a Mad Housewife

  • 1971
  • Jane Fonda - Klute
  • Julie Christie - McCabe & Mrs. Miller
  • Glenda Jackson - Sunday Bloody Sunday
  • Vanessa Redgrave - Mary, Queen of Scots
  • Janet Suzman - Nicholas and Alexandra

  • 1972
  • Liza Minnelli - Cabaret
  • Diana Ross - Lady Sings the Blues
  • Maggie Smith - Travels with My Aunt
  • Cicely Tyson - Sounder
  • Liv Ullmann - The Emigrants

  • 1973
  • Glenda Jackson - A Touch of Class
  • Ellen Burstyn - The Exorcist
  • Marsha Mason - Cinderella Liberty
  • Barbra Streisand - The Way We Were
  • Joanne Woodward - Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams

  • 1974
  • Ellen Burstyn - Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
  • Diahann Carroll - Claudine
  • Faye Dunaway - Chinatown
  • Valerie Perrine - Lenny
  • Gena Rowlands - A Woman Under the Influence

  • 1975
  • Louise Fletcher - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • Ann-Margret - Tommy
  • Isabelle Adjani - The Story of Adele H.
  • Glenda Jackson - Hedda
  • Carol Kane - Hester Street

  • 1976
  • Faye Dunaway - Network
  • Marie-Christine Barrault - Cousin, cousine
  • Talia Shire - Rocky
  • Sissy Spacek - Carrie
  • Liv Ullmann - Face to Face

  • 1977
  • Diane Keaton - Annie Hall
  • Anne Bancroft - The Turning Point
  • Jane Fonda - Julia
  • Shirley MacLaine - The Turning Point
  • Marsha Mason - The Goodbye Girl

  • 1978
  • Jane Fonda - Coming Home
  • Ingrid Bergman - Autumn Sonata
  • Ellen Burstyn - Same Time, Next Year
  • Jill Clayburgh - An Unmarried Woman
  • Geraldine Page - Interiors

  • 1979
  • Sally Field - Norma Rae
  • Jill Clayburgh - Starting Over
  • Jane Fonda - The China Syndrome
  • Marsha Mason - Chapter Two
  • Bette Midler - The Rose

  • 1980
  • Sissy Spacek - Coal Miner's Daughter
  • Ellen Burstyn - Resurrection
  • Goldie Hawn - Private Benjamin
  • Mary Tyler Moore - Ordinary People
  • Gena Rowlands - Gloria

  • 1981
  • Katharine Hepburn - On Golden Pond
  • Diane Keaton - Reds
  • Marsha Mason - Only When I Laugh
  • Susan Sarandon - Atlantic City
  • Meryl Streep - The French Lieutenant's Woman

  • 1982
  • Meryl Streep - Sophie's Choice
  • Julie Andrews - Victor/Victoria
  • Jessica Lange - Frances
  • Sissy Spacek - Missing
  • Debra Winger - An Officer and a Gentleman

  • 1983
  • Shirley MacLaine - Terms of Endearment
  • Jane Alexander - Testament
  • Meryl Streep - Silkwood
  • Julie Walters - Educating Rita
  • Debra Winger - Terms of Endearment

  • 1984
  • Sally Field - Places in the Heart
  • Judy Davis - A Passage to India
  • Jessica Lange - Country
  • Vanessa Redgrave - The Bostonians
  • Sissy Spacek - The River

  • 1985
  • Geraldine Page - The Trip to Bountiful
  • Anne Bancroft - Agnes of God
  • Whoopi Goldberg - The Color Purple
  • Jessica Lange - Sweet Dreams
  • Meryl Streep - Out of Africa

  • 1986
  • Marlee Matlin - Children of a Lesser God
  • Jane Fonda - The Morning After
  • Sissy Spacek - Crimes of the Heart
  • Kathleen Turner - Peggy Sue Got Married
  • Sigourney Weaver - Aliens

  • 1987
  • Cher - Moonstruck
  • Glenn Close - Fatal Attraction
  • Holly Hunter - Broadcast News
  • Sally Kirkland - Anna
  • Meryl Streep - Ironweed

  • 1988
  • Jodie Foster - The Accused
  • Glenn Close - Dangerous Liaisons
  • Melanie Griffith - Working Girl
  • Meryl Streep - A Cry in the Dark
  • Sigourney Weaver - Gorillas in the Mist

  • 1989
  • Jessica Tandy - Driving Miss Daisy
  • Isabelle Adjani - Camille Claudel
  • Pauline Collins - Shirley Valentine
  • Jessica Lange - Music Box
  • Michelle Pfeiffer - The Fabulous Baker Boys

  • 1990
  • Kathy Bates - Misery
  • Anjelica Huston - The Grifters
  • Julia Roberts - Pretty Woman
  • Meryl Streep - Postcards from the Edge
  • Joanne Woodward - Mr. and Mrs. Bridge

  • 1991
  • Jodie Foster - The Silence of the Lambs
  • Geena Davis - Thelma and Louise
  • Laura Dern - Rambling Rose
  • Bette Midler - For the Boys
  • Susan Sarandon - Thelma and Louise

  • 1992
  • Emma Thompson - Howards End
  • Catherine Deneuve - Indochine
  • Mary McDonnell - Passion Fish
  • Michelle Pfeiffer - Love Field
  • Susan Sarandon - Lorenzo's Oil

  • 1993
  • Holly Hunter - The Piano
  • Angela Bassett - What's Love Got to Do with It
  • Stockard Channing - Six Degrees of Separation
  • Emma Thompson - The Remains of the Day
  • Debra Winger - Shadowlands

  • 1994
  • Jessica Lange - Blue Sky
  • Jodie Foster - Nell
  • Miranda Richardson - Tom & Viv
  • Winona Ryder - Little Women
  • Susan Sarandon - The Client

  • 1995
  • Susan Sarandon - Dead Man Walking
  • Elisabeth Shue - Leaving Las Vegas
  • Sharon Stone - Casino
  • Meryl Streep - The Bridges of Madison County
  • Emma Thompson - Sense and Sensibility

  • 1996
  • Frances McDormand - Fargo
  • Brenda Blethyn - Secrets & Lies
  • Diane Keaton - Marvin's Room
  • Kristin Scott Thomas - The English Patient
  • Emily Watson - Breaking the Waves

  • 1997
  • Helen Hunt - As Good As It Gets
  • Helena Bonham Carter - The Wings of the Dove
  • Julie Christie - Afterglow
  • Judi Dench - Mrs. Brown
  • Kate Winslet - Titanic

  • 1998
  • Gwyneth Paltrow - Shakespeare in Love
  • Cate Blanchett - Elizabeth
  • Fernanda Montenegro - Central Station
  • Meryl Streep - One True Thing
  • Emily Watson - Hilary and Jackie

  • 1999
  • Hilary Swank - Boys Don't Cry
  • Annette Bening - American Beauty
  • Julianne Moore - The End of the Affair
  • Meryl Streep - Music of the Heart
  • Janet McTeer - Tumbleweeds

  • 2000
  • Julia Roberts - Erin Brockovich
  • Juliette Binoche - Chocolat
  • Joan Allen - The Contender
  • Ellen Burstyn - Requiem for a Dream
  • Laura Linney - You Can Count on Me

  • 2001
  • Halle Berry - Monster's Ball
  • Renée Zellweger - Bridget Jones's Diary
  • Sissy Spacek - In the Bedroom
  • Judi Dench - Iris
  • Nicole Kidman - Moulin Rouge!

  • 2002
  • Nicole Kidman - The Hours
  • Renée Zellweger - Chicago
  • Julianne Moore - Far from Heaven
  • Salma Hayek - Frida
  • Diane Lane - Unfaithful

  • 2003
  • Charlize Theron - Monster
  • Keisha Castle-Hughes - The Whale Rider
  • Diane Keaton - Something's Gotta Give
  • Samantha Morton - In America
  • Naomi Watts - 21 Grams

  • 2005
  • Hilary Swank - Million Dollar Baby
  • Annette Bening - Being Julia
  • Catalina Sandino Moreno - Maria Full of Grace
  • Imelda Staunton - Vera Drake
  • Kate Winslet - Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

  • 2006
  • Reese Witherspoon - Walk the Line
  • Judi Dench - Mrs Henderson Presents
  • Felicity Huffman - Transamerica
  • Keira Knightley - Pride & Prejudice
  • Charlize Theron - North Country

  • 2007
  • Helen Mirren - The Queen
  • Penélope Cruz - Volver
  • Judi Dench - Notes on a Scandal
  • Meryl Streep - The Devil Wears Prada
  • Kate Winslet - Little Children

  • 2008
  • Marion Cotillard - La Vie en Rose
  • Cate Blanchett - Elizabeth: The Golden Age
  • Julie Christie - Away from Her
  • Laura Linney - The Savages
  • Ellen Page - Juno

  • 2009
  • Kate Winslet - The Reader
  • Anne Hathaway - Rachel Getting Married
  • Angelina Jolie - Changeling
  • Melissa Leo - Frozen River
  • Meryl Streep - Doubt

  • 2010
  • Sandra Bullock - The Blind Side
  • Helen Mirren - The Last Station
  • Carey Mulligan - An Education
  • Gabourey Sidibe - Precious
  • Meryl Streep - Julie & Julia

  • 2011
  • Natalie Portman - Black Swan
  • Annette Bening - The Kids Are All Right
  • Nicole Kidman - Rabbit Hole
  • Jennifer Lawrence - Winter's Bone
  • Michelle Williams - Blue Valentine

  • 2012
  • Meryl Streep - The Iron Lady
  • Glenn Close - Albert Nobbs
  • Viola Davis - The Help
  • Rooney Mara - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Michelle Williams - My Week with Marilyn

  • 2013
  • Jennifer Lawrence - Silver Linings Playbook
  • Jessica Chastain - Zero Dark Thirty
  • Emmanuelle Riva - Amour
  • Quvenzhané Wallis - Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • Naomi Watts - The Impossible

  • 2014
  • Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine
  • Amy Adams – American Hustle
  • Sandra Bullock – Gravity
  • Judi Dench – Philomena
  • Meryl Streep – August: Osage County

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