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Academy Award Winners: Best Actress

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Best Actress

The Academy Award is the most esteemed of all the awards given in Hollywood. People from everywhere, not just Hollywood, love to watch this celebrated and most glamorous awards program. 

The award for Best Actress is given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.  The nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses and the winners are chosen by the entire Academy membership. 

Here is a list of Oscar winners in the Best Actress category.  For a list of the Best Picture, Actor and Actress categories combined, click on the following; Academy Award Winners: Best Picture, Actor, and Actress - Part 1 (1927 - 1949) , Part 2 (1950 - 1979), and Part 3 (1980 - 2009) .

Bette Davis - All About Eve

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Academy Award - Best Actress

Academy Award Winners: Best Actress

2010
Natalie Portman (Black Swan)
2009
Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side)
2008
Kate Winslet (The Reader)
2007
Marion Cotillard (La Vie en Rose)
2006
Helen Mirren (The Queen)
2005
Reese Witherspoon (Walk the Line)
2004
Hilary Swank (Million Dollar Baby)
2003
Charlize Theron (Monster)
2002
Nicole Kidman (The Hours)
2001
Halle Berry (Monster’s Ball)
2000
Julia Roberts (Erin Brockovich)
1999
Hilary Swank (Boys Don’t Cry)
1998
Gwyneth Paltrow (Shakespeare in Love)
1997
Helen Hunt (As Good as It Gets)
1996
Frances McDormand (Fargo)
1995
Susan Sarandon (Dead Man Walking)
1994
Jessica Lange (Blue Sky)
1993
Holly Hunter (The Piano)
1992
Emma Thompson (Howards End)
1991
Jodie Foster (The Silence of the Lambs)
1990
Kathy Bates (Misery)
1989
Jessica Tandy (Driving Miss Daisy)
1988
Jodie Foster (The Accused)
1987
Cher (Moonstruck)
1986
Marlee Matlin (Children of a Lesser God)
1985
Geraldine Page (The Trip to Bountiful)
1984
Sally Field (Places in the Heart)
1983
Shirley MacLaine (Terms of Endearment)
1982
Meryl Streep (Sophie’s Choice)
1981
Katharine Hepburn (On Golden Pond)
1980
Sissy Spacek (Coal Miner’s Daughter)
1979
Sally Field (Norma Rae)
1978
Jane Fonda (Coming Home)
1977
Diane Keaton (Annie Hall)
1976      
Faye Dunaway (Network)
1975      
Louise Fletcher (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest)
1974      
Ellen Burstyn (Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore)
1973      
Glenda Jackson (A Touch of Class)
1972      
Liza Minnelli (Cabaret)
1971      
Jane Fonda (Klute)
1970      
Glenda Jackson (Women in Love)
1969      
Maggie Smith (The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie)
1968      
Katharine Hepburn (The Lion in Winter)
1967      
Katharine Hepburn (Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner)
1966      
Elizabeth Taylor (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?)
1965      
Julie Christie (Darling)
1964      
Julie Andrews (Mary Poppins)
1963
Patricia Neal (Hud)
1962      
Anne Bancroft (The Miracle Worker)
1961      
Sophia Loren (Two Women)
1960      
Elizabeth Taylor (BUtterfield 8)
1959
Simone Signoret (Room at the Top)
1958      
Susan Hayward (I Want to Live!)
1957      
Joanne Woodward (The Three Faces of Eve)
1956      
Ingrid Bergman (Anastasia)
1955      
Anna Magnani (The Rose Tattoo)
1954      
Grace Kelly (The Country Girl)
1953      
Audrey Hepburn (Roman Holiday)
1952      
Shirley Booth (Come Back, Little Sheba)
1951      
Vivien Leigh (A Streetcar Named Desire)
1950      
Judy Holliday (Born Yesterday)
1949      
Olivia de Havilland (The Heiress)
1948      
Jane Wyman (Johnny Belinda)
1947      
Loretta Young (The Farmer’s Daughter)
1946      
Olivia de Havilland (To Each His Own)
1945      
Joan Crawford (Mildred Pierce)
1944      
Ingrid Bergman (Gaslight)
1943      
Jennifer Jones (The Song of Bernadette)
1942
Greer Garson (Mrs. Miniver)
1941      
Joan Fontaine (Suspicion)
1940      
Ginger Rogers (Kitty Foyle)
1939      
Vivien Leigh (Gone with the Wind)
1938      
Bette Davis (Jezebel)
1937      
Luise Rainer (The Good Earth)
1936      
Luise Rainer (The Great Ziegfeld)                           
1935      
Bette Davis (Dangerous)             
1934      
Claudette Colbert (It Happened One Night)      
1932/33               
Katharine Hepburn (Morning Glory)
1931/32
Tie: Wallace Beery (The Champ) and Helen Hayes (The Sin of Madelon Claudet)            
1930/31
Marie Dressler (Min and Bill)    
1929/30
Norma Shearer (The Divorcee)
1928/29
Mary Pickford (Coquette)
1927/28
Janet Gaynor (Seventh Heaven)

 

Celeste Holm and Oscar from Gentleman's Agreement

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Academy Award Winners: Best Picture

Academy Award Winners: Best Actor

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