Academy Award for Best Actress Year-wise

Academy Award for Best Actress Year-wise

The Academy Award for Best Actress is an award presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).

It is given in honor of an actress who has delivered an outstanding performance in a leading role while working within the film industry. The award is traditionally presented by the previous year’s Best Actor winner.

The 1st Academy Awards ceremony was held in 1929 with Janet Gaynor receiving the award for her roles in 7th HeavenStreet Angel, and Sunrise.

 Currently, nominees are determined by single transferable vote within the actors branch of AMPAS; winners are selected by a plurality vote from the entire eligible voting members of the Academy.

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Academy Award for Best Actress Year-wise Breakup

Academy Award for Best Actress Year-wise P-20

1928-1939 Academy Award for Best Actress

1st1927/28Janet Gaynor  7th Heaven/Street Angel
2nd1928/29Mary Pickford Coquette
3rd1929/30 Norma Shearer The Divorcee
4th 1930/31Marie Dressler Min and Bill
5th1931/32Helen Hayes The Sin of Madelon Claudet
6th1932/33Katharine Hepburn Morning Glory
7th1934Claudette Colbert It Happened One Night
8th1935Bette Davis Dangerous
9th1936Luise Rainer The Great Ziegfeld
10th1937Luise Rainer The Good Earth
11th1938Bette Davis Jezebel
12th1939Vivien Leigh Gone with the Wind

Academy Award for Best Actress 1940s

13th1940Ginger Rogers Kitty Foyle
14th1941Joan Fontaine Suspicion
15th1942Greer Garson Mrs. Miniver
16th1943Jennifer Jones The Song of Bernadette
17th1944Ingrid Bergman Gaslight
18th1945Joan Crawford Mildred Pierce
19th1946Olivia de Havilland To Each His Own
20th1947Loretta Young The Farmer’s Daughter
21st1948Jane Wyman Johnny Belinda
22nd1949Olivia de Havilland The Heiress


23rd1950Judy Holliday Born Yesterday
24th1951Vivien Leigh A Streetcar Named Desire
25th1952Shirley Booth Come Back, Little Sheba
26th1953Audrey Hepburn Roman Holiday
27th1954Grace Kelly The Country Girl
28th1955Anna Magnani The Rose Tattoo
29th1956Ingrid Bergman Anastasia
30th1957Joanne Woodward The Three Faces of Eve
31st1958Susan Hayward I Want to Live!
32nd1959Simone Signoret Room at the Top


33rd 1960Elizabeth Taylor BUtterfield 8
34th 1961Sophia Loren Two Women
35th 1962Anne Bancroft The Miracle Worker
36th 1963Patricia Neal Hud
37th 1964Julie Andrews Mary Poppins
38th 1965Julie Christie Darling
39th 1966Elizabeth Taylor Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
40th 1967Katharine Hepburn Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
41st 1968Katharine Hepburn  (TIE) The Lion in Winter
Barbra Streisand  (TIE) Funny Girl
42nd 1969Maggie Smith The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Academy Award for Best Actress Year-wise P-20


43rd1970Glenda Jackson Women in Love
44th1971Jane Fonda Klute
45th1972Liza Minnelli Cabaret
46th1973Glenda Jackson A Touch of Class
47th1974Ellen Burstyn Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore
48th1975Louise Fletcher One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
49th1976Faye Dunaway Network
50th1977Diane Keaton Annie Hall
51st1978Jane Fonda Coming Home
52nd1979Sally Field Norma Rae


53rd 1980Sissy Spacek Coal Miner’s Daughter
54th 1981Katharine Hepburn On Golden Pond
55th 1982Meryl Streep Sophie’s Choice
56th 1983Shirley MacLaine Terms of Endearment
57th 1984Sally Field Places in the Heart
58th 1985Geraldine Page The Trip to Bountiful
59th 1986Marlee Matlin Children of a Lesser God
60th 1987Cher Moonstruck
61st 1988Jodie Foster The Accused
62nd 1989Jessica Tandy Driving Miss Daisy


63rd 1990Kathy Bates Misery
64th 1991Jodie Foster The Silence of the Lambs
65th 1992Emma Thompson Howards End
66th 1993Holly Hunter The Piano
67th 1994Jessica Lange Blue Sky
68th 1995Susan Sarandon Dead Man Walking
69th 1996Frances McDormand Fargo
70th 1997Helen Hunt As Good as It Gets
71st 1998Gwyneth Paltrow Shakespeare in Love
72nd 1999Hilary Swank Boys Don’t Cry

2000 to 2009 Academy Award for Best Actress

73rd2000Julia Roberts Erin Brockovich
74th2001Halle Berry Monster’s Ball
75th2002Nicole Kidman The Hours
76th2003Charlize Theron Monster
77th2004Hilary Swank Million Dollar Baby
78th2005Reese Witherspoon Walk the Line
79th2006Helen Mirren The Queen
80th2007Marion Cotillard La Vie en Rose
81st2008Kate Winslet The Reader
82nd2009Sandra Bullock The Blind Side

2010 to 2019 Academy Award for Best Actress

83rd2010Natalie Portman Black Swan
84th2011Meryl Streep The Iron Lady
85th2012Jennifer Lawrence Silver Linings Playbook
86th2013Cate Blanchett Blue Jasmine
87th2014Julianne Moore Still Alice
88th2015Brie Larson Room
89th2016Emma Stone La La Land
90th2017Frances McDormand Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
91st2018Olivia Colman The Favourite
92nd2019RenĂ©e Zellweger Judy

Academy Award for Best Actress Year-wise P-20

Most Number Of Times Nominated Actress

Meryl Streep : 17 Times

Most Wins

Katharine Hepburn : 04 Wins

Two Time Winners

Meryl Streep

Bette Davis

Meryl Streep

Bette Davis

Ingrid Bergman

Jane Fonda

Elizabeth Taylor

Olivia de Havilland

Glenda Jackson

Jodie Foster

Sally Field

Vivien Leigh

Frances McDormand

Luise Rainer

Hilary Swank

Disclaimer: The Box Office Data are compiled from various sources and by our own research. These data can be approximate and Hollywood Filmography does not make any claims about the authenticity of the data

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