Academy Award Winners and Nominees: Actresses - 1940s

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1940

Ginger Rogers – Kitty Foyle

Bette Davis – The Letter
Joan Fontaine – Rebecca
Katharine Hepburn – The Philadelphia Story
Martha Scott – Our Town

 

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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

 

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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

 

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1943

Jennifer Jones – The Song of Bernadette

Jean Arthur – The More the Merrier
Ingrid Bergman – For Whom the Bell Tolls
Joan Fontaine – The Constant Nymph
Greer Garson – Madame Curie

 

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1944

Ingrid Bergman – Gaslight

Claudette Colbert – Since You Went Away
Bette Davis – Mr. Skeffington
Greer Garson – Mrs. Parkington
Barbara Stanwyck – Double Indemnity

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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