Academy Award Winners and Nominees: Actresses - Full List

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2000s

2008

Kate Winslet – The Reader

Anne Hathaway – Rachel Getting Married
Angelina Jolie – Changeling
Melissa Leo – Frozen River
Meryl Streep – Doubt

2007

Marion Cotillard – La Vie en Rose

Cate Blanchett – Elizabeth: The Golden Age
Julie Christie – Away from Her
Laura Linney – The Savages
Ellen Page – Juno

2006

Helen Mirren – The Queen

Penelope Cruz – Volver
Judi Dench – Notes on a Scandal
Meryl Streep – The Devil Wears Prada
Kate Winslet – Little Children

2005

Reese Witherspoon – Walk the Line

Felicity Huffman – Transamerica
Charlize Theron – North Country
Judi Dench – Mrs. Henderson Presents
Keira Knightley – Pride & Prejudice

2004

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

2003

Charlize TheronMonster

Keisha Castle-Hughes – Whale Rider
Diane Keaton – Something's Gotta Give
Samantha Morton – In America
Naomi Watts – 21 Grams

2002

Nicole KidmanThe Hours

Salma Hayek – Frida
Diane Lane – Unfaithful
Julianne Moore – Far From Heaven
Renee Zellweger – Chicago

2001

Halle BerryMonster's Ball

Judi Dench – Iris
Nicole Kidman – Moulin Rouge!
Sissy Spacek – In the Bedroom
Renee Zellweger – Bridget Jones's Diary

2000

Julia RobertsErin Brockovich

Joan Allen – The Contender
Juliette Binoche – Chocolat
Ellen Burstyn – Requiem for a Dream
Laura Linney – You Can Count on Me

 

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1990s

1999

Hilary Swank – Boys Don't Cry

Annette Bening – American Beauty
Janet McTeer – Tumbleweeds
Julianne Moore – The End of the Affair
Meryl Streep – Music of the Heart

1998

Gwyneth PaltrowShakespeare in Love

Cate Blanchett – Elizabeth
Fernanda Montenegro – Central Station
Meryl Streep – One True Thing
Emily Watson – Hilary and Jackie

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

1996

Frances McDormand – Fargo

Brenda Blethyn – Secrets & Lies
Diane Keaton – Marvin's Room
Kristin Scott Thomas – The English Patient
Emily Watson – Breaking the Waves

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

1994

Jessica Lange – Blue Sky

Jodie Foster – Nell
Miranda Richardson – Tom and Viv
Winona Ryder – Little Women
Susan Sarandon – The Client

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

1992

Emma Thompson – Howards End

Catherine Deneuve – Indochine
Mary McDonnell – Passion Fish
Michelle Pfeiffer – Love Field
Susan Sarandon – Lorenzo's Oil

1991

Jodie Foster – The Silence of the Lambs

Geena Davis – Thelma & Louise
Laura Dern – Rambling Rose
Bette Midler – For the Boys
Susan Sarandon – Thelma & Louise

1990

Kathy BatesMisery

Anjelica Huston – The Grifters
Julia Roberts – Pretty Woman
Meryl Streep – Postcards From the Edge
Joanne Woodward – Mr. And Mrs. Bridge

 

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1980s

1989

Jessica TandyDriving Miss Daisy

Isabelle Adjani – Camille Claudel
Pauline Collins – Shirley Valentine
Jessica Lange – The Music Box
Michelle Pfeiffer – The Fabulous Baker Boys

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

1987

Cher – Moonstruck

Glenn Close – Fatal Attraction
Holly Hunter – Broadcast News
Sally Kirkland – Anna
Meryl Streep – Ironwood

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

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

1984

Sally Field – Places in the Heart

Judy Davis – A Passage to India
Jessica Lange – Country
Vanessa Redgrave – The Bostonians
Sissy Spacek – The River

1983

Shirley MacLaine – Terms of Endearment

Jane Alexander – Testament
Meryl Streep – Silkwood
Julie Walters – Educating Rita
Debra Winger – Terms of Endearment

1982

Meryl Streep – Sophie's Choice

Julie Andrews – Victor/Victoria
Jessica Lange – Frances
Sissy Spacek – Missing
Debra Winger – An Officer and a Gentleman

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

1980

Sissy Spacek – Coal Miner's Daughter

Ellen Burstyn – Resurrection
Goldie Hawn – Private Benjamin
Mary Tyler Moore – Ordinary People
Gena Rowlands – Gloria

 

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1970s

1979

Sally Field – Norma Rae

Jill Clayburgh – Starting Over
Jane Fonda – The China Syndrome
Marsha Mason – Chapter Two
Bette Midler – The Rose

1978

Jane Fonda – Coming Home

Ingrid Bergman – Autumn Sonata
Ellen Burstyn – Same Time, Next Year
Jill Clayburgh – An Unmarried Woman
Geraldine Page – Interiors

1977

Diane Keaton – Annie Hall

Anne Bancroft – The Turning Point
Jane Fonda – Julia
Shirley MacLaine – The Turning Point
Marsha Mason – The Goodbye Girl

1976

Fay Dunaway – Network

Marie-Christine Barrault – Cousin, Cousine
Talia Shire – Rocky
Sissy Spacek – Carrie
Liv Ullmann – Face to Face

1975

Louise Fletcher – One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Isabelle Adjani – The Story of Adele H.
Ann-Margret – Tommy
Glenda Jackson – Hedda
Carol Kane – Hester Street

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

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

1972

Liza Minnelli – Cabaret

Diana Ross – Lady Sings the Blues
Maggie Smith – Travels With My Aunt
Cicely Tyson – Sounder
Liv Ullmann – The Emigrants

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

1970

Glenda Jackson – Woman in Love

Jane Alexander – The Great White Hope
Ali McGraw – Love Story
Sarah Miles – Ryan's Daughter
Carrie Snodgrass – Diary of a Mad Housewife

 

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1960s

1969

Maggie Smith – The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Genevieve Bujold – Anne of the Thousand Days
Jane Fonda – They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
Liza Minnelli – The Sterile Cuckoo
Jean Simmons – The Happy Ending

1968

Barbra Streisand – Funny Girl
Katharine Hepburn – The Lion in Winter
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Patricia Neal – The Subject Was Roses
Vanessa Redgrave – The Loves of Isadora
Joanne Woodward – Rachel, Rachel

1967

Katharine Hepburn – Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

Anne Bancroft – The Graduate
Faye Dunaway – Bonnie and Clyde
Dame Edith Evans – The Whisperers
Audrey Hepburn – Wait Until Dark

1966

Elizabeth TaylorWho's Afraid of Virginia Woolf

Anouk Aimee – A Man and a Woman
Ida Kaminska – The Shop on Main Street
Lynn Redgrave – Georgy Girl
Vanessa Redgrave – Morgan - A Suitable Case for Treatment

1965

Julie Christie – Darling

Julie Andrews – The Sound of Music
Samantha Eggar – The Collector
Elisabeth Hartman – A Patch of Blue
Simone Signoret – Ship of Fools

1964

Julie Andrews – Mary Poppins

Anne Bancroft – The Pumpkin Eater
Sophia Loren – Marriage - Italian Style
Debbie Reynolds – The Unsinkable Molly Brown
Kim Stanley – Sťance on a Wet Afternoon

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

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

1961

Sophia Loren – Two Women

Audrey Hepburn – Breakfast at Tiffany's
Piper Laurie – The Hustler
Geraldine Page – Summer & Smoke
Natalie Wood – Splendor in the Grass

1960

Elizabeth Taylor – Butterfield 8

Greer Garson – Sunrise at Campobello
Deborah Kerr – The Sundowners
Shirley MacLaine – The Apartment
Melina Mercouri – Never on Sunday

 

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1950s

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

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

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

1956

Ingrid Bergman – Anastasia

Carroll Baker – Baby Doll
Katharine Hepburn – The Rainmaker
Nancy Kelly – The Bad Seed
Deborah Kerr – The King and I

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

1954

Grace Kelly – The Country Girl

Dorothy Dandridge – Carmen Jones
Judy Garland – A Star is Born
Audrey Hepburn – Sabrina
Jane Wyman – Magnificent Obsession

1953

Audrey Hepburn – Roman Holiday

Leslie Caron – Lily
Ava Gardner – Mogambo
Deborah Kerr – From Here to Eternity
Maggie McNamara – The Moon is Blue

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

1951

Vivien LeighA Streetcar Named Desire

Katharine Hepburn – The African Queen
Eleanor Parker – Detective Story
Shelley Winters – A Place in the Sun
Jane Wyman – The Blue Veil

1950

Judy Holliday – Born Yesterday

Anne Baxter – All About Eve
Bette Davis – All About Eve
Eleanor Parker – Caged
Gloria Swanson – Sunset Boulevard

 

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1940s

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

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

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

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

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

1944

Ingrid Bergman – Gaslight

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

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

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

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

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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1930s

1939

Vivien LeighGone With the Wind

Bette Davis – Dark Victory
Irene Dunne – Love Affair
Greta Garbo – Ninotchka
Greer Garson – Goodbye Mr. Chips

1938

Bette DavisJezebel

Fay Bainter – White Banners
Wendy Hiller – Pygmalion
Norma Shearer – Marie Antoinette
Margaret Sullivan – Three Comrades

1937

Luise Rainer – The Good Earth

Irene Dunne – The Awful Truth
Greta Garbo – Camille
Janet Gaynor – A Star is Born
Barbara Stanwyck – Stella Dallas

1936

Luise Rainer – The Great Ziegfeld

Irene Dunne – Theodore Goes Wild
Gladys George – Valiant is the Word for Carrie
Carole Lombard – My Man Godfrey
Norma Shearer – Romeo and Juliet

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

1934

Claudette Colbert – It Happened One Night

Bette Davis – Of Human Bondage
Grace Moore – One Night of Love
Norma Shearer – The Barretts of Wimpole Street

1933

Katharine Hepburn – Morning Glory

May Robson – Lady For a Day
Diana Wynyard – Cavalcade

1932

Helen Hayes – The Sin of Madeleon Claudet
Marie Dressler – Emma
Lynn Fontanne – The Guardsman

1931

Marie Dressler – Min and Bill

Marlene Dietrich – Morocco
Irene Dunne – Cimarron
Ann Harding – Holiday
Norma Shearer – A Free Soul

1930

Norma Shearer – The Divorcee

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

 

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1920s

1929

Mary Pickford – Coquette

Ruth Chatterton – Madame X
Betty Compson – The Barker
Jeanne Engels – The Letter
Corinne Griffiths – The Divine Lady
Bessie Love – The Broadway Melody

1928

Janet Gaynor – Seventh Heaven

Louise Dresser – A Ship Comes In
Janet Gaynor – Street Angel
Janet Gaynor – Sunrise
Gloria Swanson – Sadie Thompson