ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE



1927/28 (1st)
ACTRESS
Louise Dresser -- A Ship Comes In {"Mrs. Pleznik"}
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Janet Gaynor -- 7th Heaven {"Diane"}; Street Angel {"Angela"}; and Sunrise {"The Wife"}
Gloria Swanson -- Sadie Thompson {"Sadie Thompson"}

1928/29 (2nd)
ACTRESS
Ruth Chatterton -- Madame X {"Jacqueline Floriot"}
[NOTE: THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL NOMINATION. There were no announcements of nominations, no certificates of nomination or honorable mention, and only the winners (*) were revealed during the awards banquet on April 3, 1930. Though not official nominations, the additional names in each category, according to in-house records, were under consideration by the various boards of judges.]
Betty Compson -- The Barker {"Carrie"}
[NOTE: THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL NOMINATION. There were no announcements of nominations, no certificates of nomination or honorable mention, and only the winners (*) were revealed during the awards banquet on April 3, 1930. Though not official nominations, the additional names in each category, according to in-house records, were under consideration by the various boards of judges.]
Jeanne Eagels -- The Letter {"Leslie Crosbie"}
[NOTE: THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL NOMINATION. There were no announcements of nominations, no certificates of nomination or honorable mention, and only the winners (*) were revealed during the awards banquet on April 3, 1930. Though not official nominations, the additional names in each category, according to in-house records, were under consideration by the various boards of judges.]
Corinne Griffith -- The Divine Lady {"Emma Hart, Lady Hamilton"}
[NOTE: THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL NOMINATION. There were no announcements of nominations, no certificates of nomination or honorable mention, and only the winners (*) were revealed during the awards banquet on April 3, 1930. Though not official nominations, the additional names in each category, according to in-house records, were under consideration by the various boards of judges.]
Bessie Love -- The Broadway Melody {"Hank Mahoney"}
[NOTE: THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL NOMINATION. There were no announcements of nominations, no certificates of nomination or honorable mention, and only the winners (*) were revealed during the awards banquet on April 3, 1930. Though not official nominations, the additional names in each category, according to in-house records, were under consideration by the various boards of judges.]
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Mary Pickford -- Coquette {"Norma Besant"}
[NOTE: THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL NOMINATION. There were no announcements of nominations, no certificates of nomination or honorable mention, and only the winners (*) were revealed during the awards banquet on April 3, 1930.]

1929/30 (3rd)
ACTRESS
Nancy Carroll -- The Devil's Holiday {"Hallie Hobart"}
Ruth Chatterton -- Sarah and Son {"Sarah Storm"}
Greta Garbo -- Anna Christie {"Anna Christie"}; and Romance {"Madame Rita Cavallini"}
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Norma Shearer -- The Divorcee {"Jerry"}
[NOTE: As allowed by the award rules for this year, a single nomination could honor work in one or more films. Though the final awards ballot listed both The Divorcee and Their Own Desire in her nomination, the award was announced for only the The Divorcee performance. It has never been established as to why this was, but it possibly could have been because the original report from the Acting Branch Board of Judges only listed The Divorcee performance in the results of the nominations voting, or it could have been because on some of the final ballots, the voters had indicated the The Divorcee performance over the other.]
Norma Shearer -- Their Own Desire {"Lucia 'Lally' Marlett"}
[NOTE: As allowed by the award rules for this year, a single nomination could honor work in one or more films. Though the final awards ballot listed both The Divorcee and Their Own Desire in her nomination, the award was announced for only the The Divorcee performance. It has never been established as to why this was, but it possibly could have been because the original report from the Acting Branch Board of Judges only listed The Divorcee performance in the results of the nominations voting, or it could have been because on some of the final ballots, the voters had indicated the The Divorcee performance over the other.]
Gloria Swanson -- The Trespasser {"Marion Donnell"}

1930/31 (4th)
ACTRESS
Marlene Dietrich -- Morocco {"Amy Jolly"}
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Marie Dressler -- Min and Bill {"Min"}
Irene Dunne -- Cimarron {"Sabra Cravat"}
Ann Harding -- Holiday {"Linda Seton"}
Norma Shearer -- A Free Soul {"Jan Ashe"}

1931/32 (5th)
ACTRESS
Marie Dressler -- Emma {"Emma"}
Lynn Fontanne -- The Guardsman {"The Actress"}
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Helen Hayes -- The Sin of Madelon Claudet {"Madelon"}

1932/33 (6th)
ACTRESS
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Katharine Hepburn -- Morning Glory {"Eva Lovelace"}
May Robson -- Lady for a Day {"Apple Annie"} [came in 2nd]
Diana Wynyard -- Cavalcade {"Jane Marryot"} [came in 3rd]

1934 (7th)
ACTRESS
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Claudette Colbert -- It Happened One Night {"Ellie Andrews"}
Bette Davis -- Of Human Bondage {"Mildred"} [came in 3rd]
[NOTE: THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL NOMINATION. Write-in candidate.]
Grace Moore -- One Night of Love {"Mary"}
Norma Shearer -- The Barretts of Wimpole Street {"Elizabeth Barrett"} [came in 2nd]

1935 (8th)
ACTRESS
Elisabeth Bergner -- Escape Me Never {"Gemma Jones"} [came in 3rd]
Claudette Colbert -- Private Worlds {"Jane Everest"}
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Bette Davis -- Dangerous {"Joyce Heath"}
Katharine Hepburn -- Alice Adams {"Alice Adams"} [came in 2nd]
Miriam Hopkins -- Becky Sharp {"Becky Sharp"}
Merle Oberon -- The Dark Angel {"Kitty Vane"}

1936 (9th)
ACTRESS
Irene Dunne -- Theodora Goes Wild {"Theodora Lynn"}
Gladys George -- Valiant Is the Word for Carrie {"Carrie Snyder"}
Carole Lombard -- My Man Godfrey {"Irene Bullock"}
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Luise Rainer -- The Great Ziegfeld {"Anna Held"}
Norma Shearer -- Romeo and Juliet {"Juliet"}

1937 (10th)
ACTRESS
Irene Dunne -- The Awful Truth {"Lucy Warriner"}
Greta Garbo -- Camille {"Marguerite Gautier (Camille)"}
Janet Gaynor -- A Star Is Born {"Esther Blodgett/Vicki Lester"}
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Luise Rainer -- The Good Earth {"O-Lan"}
Barbara Stanwyck -- Stella Dallas {"Stella Dallas"}

1938 (11th)
ACTRESS
Fay Bainter -- White Banners {"Hannah"}
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Bette Davis -- Jezebel {"Julie Morrison"}
Wendy Hiller -- Pygmalion {"Eliza Doolittle"}
Norma Shearer -- Marie Antoinette {"Marie Antoinette"}
Margaret Sullavan -- Three Comrades {"Pat Hollmann"}

1939 (12th)
ACTRESS
Bette Davis -- Dark Victory {"Judith Traherne"}
Irene Dunne -- Love Affair {"Terry McKay"}
Greta Garbo -- Ninotchka {"Lena Yakushova (Ninotchka)"}
Greer Garson -- Goodbye, Mr. Chips {"Katherine Chipping"}
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Vivien Leigh -- Gone with the Wind {"Scarlett O'Hara"}

1940 (13th)
ACTRESS
Bette Davis -- The Letter {"Leslie Crosbie"}
Joan Fontaine -- Rebecca {"Mrs. de Winter"}
Katharine Hepburn -- The Philadelphia Story {"Tracy Lord"}
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Ginger Rogers -- Kitty Foyle {"Kitty Foyle"}
Martha Scott -- Our Town {"Emily Webb"}

1941 (14th)
ACTRESS
Bette Davis -- The Little Foxes {"Regina Hubbard Giddens"}
Olivia de Havilland -- Hold Back the Dawn {"Emmy Brown"}
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Joan Fontaine -- Suspicion {"Lina McLaidlaw"}
Greer Garson -- Blossoms in the Dust {"Edna Gladney"}
Barbara Stanwyck -- Ball of Fire {"Sugarpuss O'Shea"}

1942 (15th)
ACTRESS
Bette Davis -- Now, Voyager {"Charlotte Vale"}
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Greer Garson -- Mrs. Miniver {"Kay Miniver"}
Katharine Hepburn -- Woman of the Year {"Tess Harding"}
Rosalind Russell -- My Sister Eileen {"Ruth Sherwood"}
Teresa Wright -- The Pride of the Yankees {"Eleanor Gehrig"}

1943 (16th)
ACTRESS
Jean Arthur -- The More the Merrier {"Connie Milligan"}
Ingrid Bergman -- For Whom the Bell Tolls {"Maria"}
Joan Fontaine -- The Constant Nymph {"Teresa 'Tessa' Sanger"}
Greer Garson -- Madame Curie {"Madame Marie Curie"}
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Jennifer Jones -- The Song of Bernadette {"Bernadette Soubirous"}

1944 (17th)
ACTRESS
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Ingrid Bergman -- Gaslight {"Paula Alquist"}
Claudette Colbert -- Since You Went Away {"Anne Hilton"}
Bette Davis -- Mr. Skeffington {"Fanny Trellis Skeffington"}
Greer Garson -- Mrs. Parkington {"Susie Parkington"}
Barbara Stanwyck -- Double Indemnity {"Phyllis Dietrichson"}

1945 (18th)
ACTRESS
Ingrid Bergman -- The Bells of St. Mary's {"Sister Benedict"}
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Joan Crawford -- Mildred Pierce {"Mildred Pierce"}
Greer Garson -- The Valley of Decision {"Mary Rafferty"}
Jennifer Jones -- Love Letters {"Singleton"}
Gene Tierney -- Leave Her to Heaven {"Ellen Berent"}

1946 (19th)
ACTRESS
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Olivia de Havilland -- To Each His Own {"Jody Norris"}
Celia Johnson -- Brief Encounter {"Laura Jesson"}
Jennifer Jones -- Duel in the Sun {"Pearl Chavez"}
Rosalind Russell -- Sister Kenny {"Elizabeth Kenny"}
Jane Wyman -- The Yearling {"Ma Baxter"}

1947 (20th)
ACTRESS
Joan Crawford -- Possessed {"Louise Howell"}
Susan Hayward -- Smash-Up--The Story of a Woman {"Angie"}
Dorothy McGuire -- Gentleman's Agreement {"Kathy"}
Rosalind Russell -- Mourning Becomes Electra {"Lavinia Mannon"}
*
Loretta Young -- The Farmer's Daughter {"Katrin Holstrom"}

1948 (21st)
ACTRESS
Ingrid Bergman -- Joan of Arc {"Joan of Arc"}
Olivia de Havilland -- The Snake Pit {"Virginia Stuart Cunningham"}
Irene Dunne -- I Remember Mama {"Mama"}
Barbara Stanwyck -- Sorry, Wrong Number {"Leona Stevenson"}
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Jane Wyman -- Johnny Belinda {"Belinda McDonald"}

1949 (22nd)
ACTRESS
Jeanne Crain -- Pinky {"Pinky"}
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Olivia de Havilland -- The Heiress {"Catherine Sloper"}
Susan Hayward -- My Foolish Heart {"Eloise Winters"}
Deborah Kerr -- Edward, My Son {"Evelyn Boult"}
Loretta Young -- Come to the Stable {"Sister Margaret"}

1950 (23rd)
ACTRESS
Anne Baxter -- All about Eve {"Eve Harrington"}
Bette Davis -- All about Eve {"Margo Channing"}
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Judy Holliday -- Born Yesterday {"Billie Dawn"}
Eleanor Parker -- Caged {"Marie Allen"}
Gloria Swanson -- Sunset Blvd. {"Norma Desmond"}

1951 (24th)
ACTRESS
Katharine Hepburn -- The African Queen {"Rose Sayer"}
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Vivien Leigh -- A Streetcar Named Desire {"Blanche DuBois"}
Eleanor Parker -- Detective Story {"Mary McLeod"}
Shelley Winters -- A Place in the Sun {"Alice Tripp"}
Jane Wyman -- The Blue Veil {"Louise Mason"}

1952 (25th)
ACTRESS
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Shirley Booth -- Come Back, Little Sheba {"Lola Delaney"}
Joan Crawford -- Sudden Fear {"Myra Hudson"}
Bette Davis -- The Star {"Margaret Elliot"}
Julie Harris -- The Member of the Wedding {"Frankie Addams"}
Susan Hayward -- With a Song in My Heart {"Jane Froman"}

1953 (26th)
ACTRESS
Leslie Caron -- Lili {"Lili Daurier"}
Ava Gardner -- Mogambo {"Eloise 'Honey Bear' Kelly"}
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Audrey Hepburn -- Roman Holiday {"Princess Anne"}
Deborah Kerr -- From Here to Eternity {"Karen Holmes"}
Maggie McNamara -- The Moon Is Blue {"Patty O'Neill"}

1954 (27th)
ACTRESS
Dorothy Dandridge -- Carmen Jones {"Carmen Jones"}
Judy Garland -- A Star Is Born {"Esther Blodgett/Vicki Lester"}
Audrey Hepburn -- Sabrina {"Sabrina Fairchild"}
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Grace Kelly -- The Country Girl {"Georgie Elgin"}
Jane Wyman -- Magnificent Obsession {"Helen Phillips"}

1955 (28th)
ACTRESS
Susan Hayward -- I'll Cry Tomorrow {"Lillian Roth"}
Katharine Hepburn -- Summertime {"Jane Hudson"}
Jennifer Jones -- Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing {"Han Suyin"}
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Anna Magnani -- The Rose Tattoo {"Serafina Della Rose"}
Eleanor Parker -- Interrupted Melody {"Marjorie Lawrence"}

1956 (29th)
ACTRESS
Carroll Baker -- Baby Doll {"Baby Doll"}
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Ingrid Bergman -- Anastasia {"The Woman"}
Katharine Hepburn -- The Rainmaker {"Lizzie Curry"}
Nancy Kelly -- The Bad Seed {"Christine Penmark"}
Deborah Kerr -- The King and I {"Anna"}

1957 (30th)
ACTRESS
Deborah Kerr -- Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison {"Sister Angela"}
Anna Magnani -- Wild Is the Wind {"Gioia"}
Elizabeth Taylor -- Raintree County {"Susanna Drake"}
Lana Turner -- Peyton Place {"Constance MacKenzie"}
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Joanne Woodward -- The Three Faces of Eve {"Eve White/Eve Black/Jane"}

1958 (31st)
ACTRESS
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Susan Hayward -- I Want to Live! {"Barbara Graham"}
Deborah Kerr -- Separate Tables {"Sibyl Railton-Bell"}
Shirley MacLaine -- Some Came Running {"Ginny Moorhead"}
Rosalind Russell -- Auntie Mame {"Auntie Mame Dennis"}
Elizabeth Taylor -- Cat on a Hot Tin Roof {"Maggie Pollitt"}

1959 (32nd)
ACTRESS
Doris Day -- Pillow Talk {"Jan Morrow"}
Audrey Hepburn -- The Nun's Story {"Sister Luke"}
Katharine Hepburn -- Suddenly, Last Summer {"Mrs. Venable"}
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Simone Signoret -- Room at the Top {"Alice Aisgill"}
Elizabeth Taylor -- Suddenly, Last Summer {"Catherine Holly"}

1960 (33rd)
ACTRESS
Greer Garson -- Sunrise at Campobello {"Eleanor Roosevelt"}
Deborah Kerr -- The Sundowners {"Ida Carmody"}
Shirley MacLaine -- The Apartment {"Fran Kubelik"}
Melina Mercouri -- Never on Sunday {"Ilya"}
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Elizabeth Taylor -- Butterfield 8 {"Gloria Wandrous"}

1961 (34th)
ACTRESS
Audrey Hepburn -- Breakfast at Tiffany's {"Holly Golightly"}
Piper Laurie -- The Hustler {"Sarah Packard"}
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Sophia Loren -- Two Women {"Cesira"}
Geraldine Page -- Summer and Smoke {"Alma Winemiller"}
Natalie Wood -- Splendor in the Grass {"Wilma Dean Loomis"}

1962 (35th)
ACTRESS
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Anne Bancroft -- The Miracle Worker {"Annie Sullivan"}
Bette Davis -- What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? {"Jane Hudson"}
Katharine Hepburn -- Long Day's Journey into Night {"Mary Tyrone"}
Geraldine Page -- Sweet Bird of Youth {"Alexandra Del Lago"}
Lee Remick -- Days of Wine and Roses {"Kirsten Arnesen"}

1963 (36th)
ACTRESS
Leslie Caron -- The L-Shaped Room {"Jane"}
Shirley MacLaine -- Irma La Douce {"Irma La Douce"}
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Patricia Neal -- Hud {"Alma"}
Rachel Roberts -- This Sporting Life {"Mrs. Hammond"}
Natalie Wood -- Love with the Proper Stranger {"Angie"}

1964 (37th)
ACTRESS
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Julie Andrews -- Mary Poppins {"Mary Poppins"}
Anne Bancroft -- The Pumpkin Eater {"Jo Armitage"}
Sophia Loren -- Marriage Italian Style {"Filomena Marturano"}
Debbie Reynolds -- The Unsinkable Molly Brown {"Molly Brown"}
Kim Stanley -- Seance on a Wet Afternoon {"Myra Savage"}

1965 (38th)
ACTRESS
Julie Andrews -- The Sound of Music {"Maria"}
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Julie Christie -- Darling {"Diana Scott"}
Samantha Eggar -- The Collector {"Miranda Grey"}
Elizabeth Hartman -- A Patch of Blue {"Selina D'Arcey"}
Simone Signoret -- Ship of Fools {"La Condessa"}

1966 (39th)
ACTRESS
Anouk Aimee -- A Man and a Woman {"Anne Gauthier"}
Ida Kaminska -- The Shop on Main Street {"Rozalie Lautmanova"}
Lynn Redgrave -- Georgy Girl {"Georgy Parkin"}
Vanessa Redgrave -- Morgan! {"Leonie Delt"}
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Elizabeth Taylor -- Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? {"Martha"}

1967 (40th)
ACTRESS
Anne Bancroft -- The Graduate {"Mrs. Robinson"}
Faye Dunaway -- Bonnie and Clyde {"Bonnie Parker"}
Dame Edith Evans -- The Whisperers {"Mrs. Ross"}
Audrey Hepburn -- Wait until Dark {"Susy Hendrix"}
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Katharine Hepburn -- Guess Who's Coming to Dinner {"Christina Drayton"}

1968 (41st)
ACTRESS
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Katharine Hepburn -- The Lion in Winter {"Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine"}
[NOTE: A tie. The other winner in this category was Barbra Streisand (Funny Girl).]
Patricia Neal -- The Subject Was Roses {"Nettie Cleary"}
Vanessa Redgrave -- Isadora {"Isadora Duncan"}
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Barbra Streisand -- Funny Girl {"Fanny Brice"}
[NOTE: A tie. The other winner in this category was Katharine Hepburn (The Lion in Winter).]
Joanne Woodward -- Rachel, Rachel {"Rachel Cameron"}

1969 (42nd)
ACTRESS
Genevieve Bujold -- Anne of the Thousand Days {"Anne Boleyn"}
Jane Fonda -- They Shoot Horses, Don't They? {"Gloria Beatty"}
Liza Minnelli -- The Sterile Cuckoo {"Pookie Adams"}
Jean Simmons -- The Happy Ending {"Mary Wilson"}
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Maggie Smith -- The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie {"Miss Jean Brodie"}

1970 (43rd)
ACTRESS
Jane Alexander -- The Great White Hope {"Eleanor Bachman"}
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Glenda Jackson -- Women in Love {"Gudrun Brangwen"}
Ali MacGraw -- Love Story {"Jenny Cavilleri"}
Sarah Miles -- Ryan's Daughter {"Rosy Ryan"}
Carrie Snodgress -- Diary of a Mad Housewife {"Tina Balser"}

1971 (44th)
ACTRESS
Julie Christie -- McCabe & Mrs. Miller {"Mrs. Constance Miller"}
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Jane Fonda -- Klute {"Bree Daniel"}
Glenda Jackson -- Sunday Bloody Sunday {"Alex Greville"}
Vanessa Redgrave -- Mary, Queen of Scots {"Mary, Queen of Scots"}
Janet Suzman -- Nicholas and Alexandra {"Alexandra"}

1972 (45th)
ACTRESS
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Liza Minnelli -- Cabaret {"Sally Bowles"}
Diana Ross -- Lady Sings the Blues {"Billie Holiday"}
Maggie Smith -- Travels with My Aunt {"Aunt Augusta"}
Cicely Tyson -- Sounder {"Rebecca Morgan"}
Liv Ullmann -- The Emigrants {"Kristina"}

1973 (46th)
ACTRESS
Ellen Burstyn -- The Exorcist {"Chris MacNeil"}
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Glenda Jackson -- A Touch of Class {"Vicki Allessio"}
Marsha Mason -- Cinderella Liberty {"Maggie Paul"}
Barbra Streisand -- The Way We Were {"Katie Morosky"}
Joanne Woodward -- Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams {"Rita Walden"}

1974 (47th)
ACTRESS
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Ellen Burstyn -- Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore {"Alice Hyatt"}
Diahann Carroll -- Claudine {"Claudine"}
Faye Dunaway -- Chinatown {"Evelyn Cross Mulwray"}
Valerie Perrine -- Lenny {"Honey Bruce"}
Gena Rowlands -- A Woman under the Influence {"Mabel Longhetti"}

1975 (48th)
ACTRESS
Isabelle Adjani -- The Story of Adele H. {"Adele Hugo"}
Ann-Margret -- Tommy {"Nora Walker Hobbs"}
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Louise Fletcher -- One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest {"Nurse Mildred Ratched"}
Glenda Jackson -- Hedda {"Hedda Gabler"}
Carol Kane -- Hester Street {"Gitl"}

1976 (49th)
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Marie-Christine Barrault -- Cousin, Cousine {"Marthe"}
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Faye Dunaway -- Network {"Diana Christensen"}
Talia Shire -- Rocky {"Adrian"}
Sissy Spacek -- Carrie {"Carrie White"}
Liv Ullmann -- Face to Face {"Dr. Jenny Isaksson"}

1977 (50th)
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Anne Bancroft -- The Turning Point {"Emma Jacklin"}
Jane Fonda -- Julia {"Lillian Hellman"}
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Diane Keaton -- Annie Hall {"Annie Hall"}
Shirley MacLaine -- The Turning Point {"Deedee Rodgers"}
Marsha Mason -- The Goodbye Girl {"Paula McFadden"}

1978 (51st)
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Ingrid Bergman -- Autumn Sonata {"Charlotte Andergast"}
Ellen Burstyn -- Same Time, Next Year {"Doris"}
Jill Clayburgh -- An Unmarried Woman {"Erica"}
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Jane Fonda -- Coming Home {"Sally Hyde"}
Geraldine Page -- Interiors {"Eve"}

1979 (52nd)
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Jill Clayburgh -- Starting Over {"Marilyn Homberg"}
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Sally Field -- Norma Rae {"Norma Rae"}
Jane Fonda -- The China Syndrome {"Kimberly Wells"}
Marsha Mason -- Chapter Two {"Jennie MacLaine"}
Bette Midler -- The Rose {"Rose"}

1980 (53rd)
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Ellen Burstyn -- Resurrection {"Edna May"}
Goldie Hawn -- Private Benjamin {"Judy Benjamin"}
Mary Tyler Moore -- Ordinary People {"Beth Jarrett"}
Gena Rowlands -- Gloria {"Gloria Swenson"}
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Sissy Spacek -- Coal Miner's Daughter {"Loretta Lynn"}

1981 (54th)
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
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Katharine Hepburn -- On Golden Pond {"Ethel Thayer"}
Diane Keaton -- Reds {"Louise Bryant"}
Marsha Mason -- Only When I Laugh {"Georgia"}
Susan Sarandon -- Atlantic City {"Sally"}
Meryl Streep -- The French Lieutenant's Woman {"Sara Woodruff/Anna"}

1982 (55th)
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Julie Andrews -- Victor/Victoria {"Victor/Victoria"}
Jessica Lange -- Frances {"Frances Farmer"}
Sissy Spacek -- Missing {"Beth Horman"}
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Meryl Streep -- Sophie's Choice {"Sophie"}
Debra Winger -- An Officer and a Gentleman {"Paula Pokrifki"}

1983 (56th)
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Jane Alexander -- Testament {"Carol Wetherly"}
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Shirley MacLaine -- Terms of Endearment {"Aurora Greenway"}
Meryl Streep -- Silkwood {"Karen Silkwood"}
Julie Walters -- Educating Rita {"Rita"}
Debra Winger -- Terms of Endearment {"Emma Horton"}

1984 (57th)
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Judy Davis -- A Passage to India {"Adela Quested"}
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Sally Field -- Places in the Heart {"Edna Spalding"}
Jessica Lange -- Country {"Jewell Ivy"}
Vanessa Redgrave -- The Bostonians {"Olive Chancellor"}
Sissy Spacek -- The River {"Mae Garvey"}

1985 (58th)
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Anne Bancroft -- Agnes of God {"Sister Miriam Ruth"}
Whoopi Goldberg -- The Color Purple {"Celie"}
Jessica Lange -- Sweet Dreams {"Patsy Cline"}
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Geraldine Page -- The Trip to Bountiful {"Mrs. Watts"}
Meryl Streep -- Out of Africa {"Karen"}

1986 (59th)
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Jane Fonda -- The Morning After {"Alex Sternbergen"}
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Marlee Matlin -- Children of a Lesser God {"Sarah"}
Sissy Spacek -- Crimes of the Heart {"Babe Magrath"}
Kathleen Turner -- Peggy Sue Got Married {"Peggy Sue"}
Sigourney Weaver -- Aliens {"Ripley"}

1987 (60th)
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
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Cher -- Moonstruck {"Loretta Castorini"}
Glenn Close -- Fatal Attraction {"Alex Forrest"}
Holly Hunter -- Broadcast News {"Jane Craig"}
Sally Kirkland -- Anna {"Anna"}
Meryl Streep -- Ironweed {"Helen"}

1988 (61st)
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Glenn Close -- Dangerous Liaisons {"Marquise de Merteuil"}
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Jodie Foster -- The Accused {"Sarah Tobias"}
Melanie Griffith -- Working Girl {"Tess McGill"}
Meryl Streep -- A Cry in the Dark {"Lindy"}
Sigourney Weaver -- Gorillas in the Mist {"Dian Fossey"}

1989 (62nd)
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Isabelle Adjani -- Camille Claudel {"Camille Claudel"}
Pauline Collins -- Shirley Valentine {"Shirley Valentine"}
Jessica Lange -- Music Box {"Ann Talbot"}
Michelle Pfeiffer -- The Fabulous Baker Boys {"Susie Diamond"}
*
Jessica Tandy -- Driving Miss Daisy {"Daisy Werthan"}

1990 (63rd)
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
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Kathy Bates -- Misery {"Annie Wilkes"}
Anjelica Huston -- The Grifters {"Lilly Dillon"}
Julia Roberts -- Pretty Woman {"Vivian Ward"}
Meryl Streep -- Postcards from the Edge {"Suzanne Vale"}
Joanne Woodward -- Mr. & Mrs. Bridge {"India Bridge"}

1991 (64th)
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Geena Davis -- Thelma & Louise {"Thelma"}
Laura Dern -- Rambling Rose {"Rose"}
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Jodie Foster -- The Silence of the Lambs {"Clarice Starling"}
Bette Midler -- For the Boys {"Dixie Leonard"}
Susan Sarandon -- Thelma & Louise {"Louise"}

1992 (65th)
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Catherine Deneuve -- Indochine {"Eliane"}
Mary McDonnell -- Passion Fish {"May-Alice"}
Michelle Pfeiffer -- Love Field {"Lurene Hallett"}
Susan Sarandon -- Lorenzo's Oil {"Michaela Odone"}
*
Emma Thompson -- Howards End {"Margaret Schlegel"}

1993 (66th)
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Angela Bassett -- What's Love Got to Do with It {"Tina Turner"}
Stockard Channing -- Six Degrees of Separation {"Ouisa Kittredge"}
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Holly Hunter -- The Piano {"Ada"}
Emma Thompson -- The Remains of the Day {"Miss Kenton"}
Debra Winger -- Shadowlands {"Joy Gresham"}

1994 (67th)
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Jodie Foster -- Nell {"Nell"}
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Jessica Lange -- Blue Sky {"Carly Marshall"}
Miranda Richardson -- Tom & Viv {"Viv"}
Winona Ryder -- Little Women {"Jo March"}
Susan Sarandon -- The Client {"Reggie Love"}

1995 (68th)
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
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Susan Sarandon -- Dead Man Walking {"Sister Helen Prejean"}
Elisabeth Shue -- Leaving Las Vegas {"Sera"}
Sharon Stone -- Casino {"Ginger McKenna"}
Meryl Streep -- The Bridges of Madison County {"Francesca Johnson"}
Emma Thompson -- Sense and Sensibility {"Elinor Dashwood"}

1996 (69th)
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Brenda Blethyn -- Secrets & Lies {"Cynthia"}
Diane Keaton -- Marvin's Room {"Bessie"}
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Frances McDormand -- Fargo {"Marge Gunderson"}
Kristin Scott Thomas -- The English Patient {"Katharine Clifton"}
Emily Watson -- Breaking the Waves {"Bess"}

1997 (70th)
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Helena Bonham Carter -- The Wings of the Dove {"Kate Croy"}
Julie Christie -- Afterglow {"Phyllis Mann"}
Judi Dench -- Mrs. Brown {"Queen Victoria"}
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Helen Hunt -- As Good as It Gets {"Carol Connelly"}
Kate Winslet -- Titanic {"Rose DeWitt Bukater"}

1998 (71st)
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Cate Blanchett -- Elizabeth {"Queen Elizabeth I"}
Fernanda Montenegro -- Central Station {"Dora"}
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Gwyneth Paltrow -- Shakespeare in Love {"Viola De Lesseps"}
Meryl Streep -- One True Thing {"Kate Gulden"}
Emily Watson -- Hilary and Jackie {"Jacqueline du Pré"}

1999 (72nd)
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Annette Bening -- American Beauty {"Carolyn Burnham"}
Janet McTeer -- Tumbleweeds {"Mary Jo Walker"}
Julianne Moore -- The End of the Affair {"Sarah Miles"}
Meryl Streep -- Music of the Heart {"Roberta Guaspari"}
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Hilary Swank -- Boys Don't Cry {"Brandon Teena/Teena Brandon"}

2000 (73rd)
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Joan Allen -- The Contender {"Laine Hanson"}
Juliette Binoche -- Chocolat {"Vianne Rocher"}
Ellen Burstyn -- Requiem for a Dream {"Sara Goldfarb"}
Laura Linney -- You Can Count on Me {"Samantha 'Sammy' Prescott"}
*
Julia Roberts -- Erin Brockovich {"Erin Brockovich"}

2001 (74th)
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
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Halle Berry -- Monster's Ball {"Leticia Musgrove"}
Judi Dench -- Iris {"Iris Murdoch"}
Nicole Kidman -- Moulin Rouge {"Satine"}
Sissy Spacek -- In the Bedroom {"Ruth Fowler"}
Renée Zellweger -- Bridget Jones's Diary {"Bridget Jones"}

2002 (75th)
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Salma Hayek -- Frida {"Frida Kahlo"}
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Nicole Kidman -- The Hours {"Virginia Woolf"}
Diane Lane -- Unfaithful {"Connie Sumner"}
Julianne Moore -- Far from Heaven {"Cathy Whitaker"}
Renée Zellweger -- Chicago {"Roxie Hart"}

2003 (76th)
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Keisha Castle-Hughes -- Whale Rider {"Paikea"}
Diane Keaton -- Something's Gotta Give {"Erica Barry"}
Samantha Morton -- In America {"Sarah"}
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Charlize Theron -- Monster {"Aileen Wuornos"}
Naomi Watts -- 21 Grams {"Cristina Peck"}

2004 (77th)
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Annette Bening -- Being Julia {"Julia Lambert"}
Catalina Sandino Moreno -- Maria Full of Grace {"Maria"}
Imelda Staunton -- Vera Drake {"Vera"}
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Hilary Swank -- Million Dollar Baby {"Maggie Fitzgerald"}
Kate Winslet -- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind {"Clementine Kruczynski"}

2005 (78th)
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Judi Dench -- Mrs. Henderson Presents {"Mrs. Laura Henderson"}
Felicity Huffman -- Transamerica {"Bree"}
Keira Knightley -- Pride & Prejudice {"Elizabeth Bennet"}
Charlize Theron -- North Country {"Josey Aimes"}
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Reese Witherspoon -- Walk the Line {"June Carter"}

2006 (79th)
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Penélope Cruz -- Volver {"Raimunda"}
Judi Dench -- Notes on a Scandal {"Barbara Covett"}
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Helen Mirren -- The Queen {"The Queen"}
Meryl Streep -- The Devil Wears Prada {"Miranda Priestly"}
Kate Winslet -- Little Children {"Sarah Pierce"}

2007 (80th)
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Cate Blanchett -- Elizabeth: The Golden Age {"Queen Elizabeth I"}
Julie Christie -- Away from Her {"Fiona"}
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Marion Cotillard -- La Vie en Rose {"Edith Piaf"}
Laura Linney -- The Savages {"Wendy Savage"}
Ellen Page -- Juno {"Juno MacGuff"}

2008 (81st)
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Anne Hathaway -- Rachel Getting Married {"Kym"}
Angelina Jolie -- Changeling {"Christine Collins"}
Melissa Leo -- Frozen River {"Ray Eddy"}
Meryl Streep -- Doubt {"Sister Aloysius Beauvier"}
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Kate Winslet -- The Reader {"Hanna Schmitz"}

2009 (82nd)
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
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Sandra Bullock -- The Blind Side {"Leigh Anne Tuohy"}
Helen Mirren -- The Last Station {"Sofya"}
Carey Mulligan -- An Education {"Jenny"}
Gabourey Sidibe -- Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire {"Precious"}
Meryl Streep -- Julie & Julia {"Julia Child"}

2010 (83rd)
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Annette Bening -- The Kids Are All Right {"Nic"}
Nicole Kidman -- Rabbit Hole {"Becca"}
Jennifer Lawrence -- Winter's Bone {"Ree"}
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Natalie Portman -- Black Swan {"Nina Sayers/The Swan Queen"}
Michelle Williams -- Blue Valentine {"Cindy"}

2011 (84th)
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Glenn Close -- Albert Nobbs {"Albert Nobbs"}
Viola Davis -- The Help {"Aibileen Clark"}
Rooney Mara -- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo {"Lisbeth Salander"}
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Meryl Streep -- The Iron Lady {"Margaret Thatcher"}
Michelle Williams -- My Week with Marilyn {"Marilyn Monroe"}

2012 (85th)
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Jessica Chastain -- Zero Dark Thirty {"Maya"}
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Jennifer Lawrence -- Silver Linings Playbook {"Tiffany"}
Emmanuelle Riva -- Amour {"Anne"}
Quvenzhané Wallis -- Beasts of the Southern Wild {"Hushpuppy"}
Naomi Watts -- The Impossible {"Maria"}

2013 (86th)
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Amy Adams -- American Hustle {"Sydney Prosser"}
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Cate Blanchett -- Blue Jasmine {"Jasmine"}
Sandra Bullock -- Gravity {"Ryan Stone"}
Judi Dench -- Philomena {"Philomena"}
 
Meryl Streep -- August: Osage County {"Violet Weston"}

2014 (87th)
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Marion Cotillard -- Two Days, One Night {"Sandra"}
Felicity Jones -- The Theory of Everything {"Jane Hawking"}
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Julianne Moore -- Still Alice {"Alice Howland"}
Rosamund Pike -- Gone Girl {"Amy Dunne"}
Reese Witherspoon -- Wild {"Cheryl"}

2015 (88th)
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Cate Blanchett -- Carol {"Carol Aird"}
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Brie Larson -- Room {"Ma"}
Jennifer Lawrence -- Joy {"Joy"}
Charlotte Rampling -- 45 Years {"Kate Mercer"}
Saoirse Ronan-- Brooklyn {"Eilis"}

2016 (89th)
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
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Emma Stone -- La La Land {"Mia"}
Natalie Portman -- Jackie {"Jackie Kennedy"}
Isabelle Huppert -- Elle {"Michèle"}
Ruth Negga -- Loving {"Mildred"}
Meryl Streep-- Florence Foster Jenkins {"Florence Foster Jenkins"}