ACADEMY AWARDS
BEST ACTRESS* AND
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS*

WINNERS


(*Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading (and Supporting) Role)

[Note: Winning Co-Stars - Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress
in the Same Film are indicated by a Shaded-in Year]
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Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress Sections

Best Actress - Facts & Trivia | Best Supporting Actress - Facts & Trivia | Winners Chart


Year of
Award
Best Actress*
Academy Award Winner
Name of Character Role
Best Supporting Actress*
Academy Award Winner
Name of Character Role
1927-28
Janet Gaynor
Seventh Heaven, Street Angel, and Sunrise
Diane/Angela/The Wife N/A N/A
1928-29
Mary Pickford
Coquette
Norma Besant N/A N/A
1929-30
Norma Shearer
The Divorcee
Jerry Bernard Martin N/A N/A
1930-31
Marie Dressler
Min and Bill
Min Divot N/A N/A
1931-32
Helen Hayes
The Sin of Madelon Claudet
Madelon Claudet N/A N/A
1932-33
Katharine Hepburn
Morning Glory
Eva Lovelace N/A N/A
1934
Claudette Colbert
It Happened One Night
Ellie Andrews N/A N/A
1935
Bette Davis
Dangerous
Joyce Heath N/A N/A
1936
Luise Rainer
The Great Ziegfeld
Anna Held Gale Sondergaard
Anthony Adverse
Faith Paleologus
1937
Luise Rainer
The Good Earth
O-Lan Alice Brady
In Old Chicago
Molly O'Leary
1938
Bette Davis
Jezebel
Julie Marsden Fay Bainter
Jezebel
Aunt Belle
1939
Vivien Leigh
Gone With the Wind
Scarlett O'Hara Hattie McDaniel
Gone With the Wind
Mammy
1940
Ginger Rogers
Kitty Foyle
Kitty Foyle Jane Darwell
The Grapes of Wrath
Ma Joad
1941
Joan Fontaine
Suspicion
Lina McLaidlaw Aysgarth Mary Astor
The Great Lie
Sandra Kovak
1942
Greer Garson
Mrs. Miniver
Mrs. Miniver Teresa Wright
Mrs. Miniver
Carol Beldon
1943
Jennifer Jones
The Song of Bernadette
Bernadette Katina Paxinou
For Whom the Bell Tolls
Pilar
1944
Ingrid Bergman
Gaslight
Paula Alquist Anton Ethel Barrymore
None But the Lonely Heart
Ma Mott
1945
Joan Crawford
Mildred Pierce
Mildred Pierce Beragon Anne Revere
National Velvet
Mrs. Brown
1946
Olivia de Havilland
To Each His Own
Miss Josephine 'Jody' Norris Anne Baxter
The Razor's Edge
Sophie MacDonald
1947
Loretta Young
The Farmer's Daughter
Katrin Holstrom Celeste Holm
Gentleman's Agreement
Anne Dettrey
1948
Jane Wyman
Johnny Belinda
Belinda McDonald Claire Trevor
Key Largo
Gaye Dawn
1949
Olivia de Havilland
The Heiress
Catherine Sloper Mercedes McCambridge
All the King's Men
Sadie Burke
1950
Judy Holliday
Born Yesterday
Emma 'Billie' Dawn Josephine Hull
Harvey
Veta Louise Simmons
1951
Vivien Leigh
A Streetcar Named Desire
Blanche DuBois Kim Hunter
A Streetcar Named Desire
Stella Kowalski
1952
Shirley Booth
Come Back, Little Sheba
Lola Delaney Gloria Grahame
The Bad and the Beautiful
Rosemary
1953
Audrey Hepburn
Roman Holiday
Princess Ann Donna Reed
From Here to Eternity
Alma 'Lorene' Burke
1954
Grace Kelly
The Country Girl
Georgie Elgin Eva Marie Saint
On the Waterfront
Edie Doyle
1955
Anna Magnani
The Rose Tattoo
Serafina Delle Rose Jo Van Fleet
East of Eden
Kate
1956
Ingrid Bergman
Anastasia
Anna Koreff/Anastasia Dorothy Malone
Written on the Wind
Marylee Hadley
1957
Joanne Woodward
The Three Faces of Eve
Eve White/Eve Black/Jane Miyoshi Umeki
Sayonara
Katsumi
1958
Susan Hayward
I Want to Live!
Barbara Graham Wendy Hiller
Separate Tables
Pat Cooper
1959
Simone Signoret
Room at the Top
Alice Aisgill Shelley Winters
The Diary of Anne Frank
Mrs. Petronella Van Daan
1960
Elizabeth Taylor
Butterfield 8
Gloria Wandrous Shirley Jones
Elmer Gantry
Lulu Bains
1961
Sophia Loren
Two Women
Cesira Rita Moreno
West Side Story
Anita
1962
Anne Bancroft
The Miracle Worker
Annie Sullivan Patty Duke
The Miracle Worker
Helen Keller
1963
Patricia Neal
Hud
Alma Brown Margaret Rutherford
The V.I.P.'s
The Duchess of Brighton
1964
Julie Andrews
Mary Poppins
Mary Poppins Lila Kedrova
Zorba the Greek
Madame Hortense
1965
Julie Christie
Darling
Diana Scott Shelley Winters
A Patch of Blue
Rose-Ann D'Arcy
1966
Elizabeth Taylor
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Martha Sandy Dennis
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Honey
1967
Katharine Hepburn
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
Christina Drayton Estelle Parsons
Bonnie and Clyde
Blanche Barrow
1968
Katharine Hepburn; Barbra Streisand
The Lion in Winter; Funny Girl
Eleanor of Aquitaine/Fanny Brice Ruth Gordon
Rosemary's Baby
Minnie Castevet
1969
Maggie Smith
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Jean Brodie Goldie Hawn
Cactus Flower
Toni Simmons
1970
Glenda Jackson
Women in Love
Gudrun Brangwen Helen Hayes
Airport
Ada Quonsett
1971
Jane Fonda
Klute
Bree Daniels Cloris Leachman
The Last Picture Show
Ruth Popper
1972
Liza Minnelli
Cabaret
Sally Bowles Eileen Heckart
Butterflies Are Free
Mrs. Baker
1973
Glenda Jackson
A Touch of Class
Vicki Allessio Tatum O'Neal
Paper Moon
Addie Loggins
1974
Ellen Burstyn
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
Alice Hyatt Ingrid Bergman
Murder on the Orient Express
Greta Ohlsson
1975
Louise Fletcher
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
Nurse Ratched Lee Grant
Shampoo
Felicia Carp
1976
Faye Dunaway
Network
Diana Christensen Beatrice Straight
Network
Louise Schumacher
1977
Diane Keaton
Annie Hall
Annie Hall Vanessa Redgrave
Julia
Julia
1978
Jane Fonda
Coming Home
Sally Hyde Maggie Smith
California Suite
Diana Barrie
1979
Sally Field
Norma Rae
Norma Rae Webster Meryl Streep
Kramer vs. Kramer
Joanna Kramer
1980
Sissy Spacek
Coal Miner's Daughter
Loretta Lynn Mary Steenburgen
Melvin and Howard
Lynda Dummar
1981
Katharine Hepburn
On Golden Pond
Ethel Thayer Maureen Stapleton
Reds
Emma Goldman
1982
Meryl Streep
Sophie's Choice
Sophie Zawistowski Jessica Lange
Tootsie
Julie Nichols
1983
Shirley MacLaine
Terms of Endearment
Aurora Greenway Linda Hunt
The Year of Living Dangerously
Billy Kwan
1984
Sally Field
Places in the Heart
Edna Spalding Dame Peggy Ashcroft
A Passage to India
Mrs. Moore
1985
Geraldine Page
The Trip to Bountiful
Carrie Watts Anjelica Huston
Prizzi's Honor
Maerose Prizzi
1986
Marlee Matlin
Children of a Lesser God
Sarah Norman Dianne Wiest
Hannah and Her Sisters
Holly
1987
Cher
Moonstruck
Loretta Castorini Olympia Dukakis
Moonstruck
Rose Castorini
1988
Jodie Foster
The Accused
Sarah Tobias Geena Davis
The Accidental Tourist
Muriel Pritchett
1989
Jessica Tandy
Driving Miss Daisy
Daisy Werthan Brenda Fricker
My Left Foot
Mrs. Brown
1990
Kathy Bates
Misery
Annie Wilkes Whoopi Goldberg
Ghost
Oda Mae Brown
1991
Jodie Foster
The Silence of the Lambs
Clarice Starling Mercedes Ruehl
The Fisher King
Anne Napolitano
1992
Emma Thompson
Howards End
Margaret J. 'Meg' Schlegel Marisa Tomei
My Cousin Vinny
Mona Lisa Vito
1993
Holly Hunter
The Piano
Ada McGrath Anna Paquin
The Piano
Flora McGrath
1994
Jessica Lange
Blue Sky
Carly Marshall Dianne Wiest
Bullets Over Broadway
Helen Sinclair
1995
Susan Sarandon
Dead Man Walking
Sister Helen Prejean Mira Sorvino
Mighty Aphrodite
Linda Ash
1996
Frances McDormand
Fargo
Marge Gunderson Juliette Binoche
The English Patient
Hana
1997
Helen Hunt
As Good As It Gets
Carol Connelly Kim Basinger
L.A. Confidential
Lynn Bracken
1998
Gwyneth Paltrow
Shakespeare in Love
Viola De Lesseps Judi Dench
Shakespeare in Love
Queen Elizabeth
1999
Hilary Swank
Boys Don't Cry
Brandon Teena Angelina Jolie
Girl, Interrupted
Lisa Rowe
2000
Julia Roberts
Erin Brockovich
Erin Brockovich Marcia Gay Harden
Pollock
Lee Krasner
2001
Halle Berry
Monster's Ball
Leticia Musgrove Jennifer Connelly
A Beautiful Mind
Alicia Nash
2002
Nicole Kidman
The Hours
Virginia Woolf Catherine Zeta-Jones
Chicago
Velma Kelly
2003
Charlize Theron
Monster
Aileen Wuornos Renee Zellweger
Cold Mountain
Ruby Thewes
2004
Hilary Swank
Million Dollar Baby
Maggie Fitzgerald Cate Blanchett
The Aviator
Katharine Hepburn
2005
Reese Witherspoon
Walk the Line
June Carter Rachel Weisz
The Constant Gardener
Tessa Quayle
2006
Helen Mirren
The Queen
Queen Elizabeth II Jennifer Hudson
Dreamgirls
Effie White
2007
Marion Cotillard
La Vie en Rose
Edith Piaf Tilda Swinton
Michael Clayton
Karen Crowder
2008
Kate Winslet
The Reader
Hanna Schmitz Penelope Cruz
Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Maria Elena
2009
Sandra Bullock
The Blind Side
Leigh Anne Tuohy Mo'Nique
Precious
Mary Jones
2010
Natalie Portman
Black Swan
Nina Sayers Melissa Leo
The Fighter
Alice Ward
2011
Meryl Streep
The Iron Lady
Margaret Thatcher Octavia Spencer
The Help
Minny Jackson
2012
Jennifer Lawrence
Silver Linings Playbook
Tiffany Maxwell Anne Hathaway
Les Miserables
Fantine
2013
Cate Blanchett
Blue Jasmine
Jeanette "Jasmine" Francis Lupita Nyong'o
12 Years a Slave
Patsey


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