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Academy Award for Best Actress

The Academy Award for Best Actress is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. The winners are chosen by the Academy membership as a whole. Following the Academy's practice, the films below are listed by release year: for example, the Oscar for "Best Actress in 1999" was announced during the award ceremony held in 2000. Winners are listed first, followed by the other nominees.

The youngest ever nominee is Keisha Castle-Hughes, who was 13 when nominated for her role in Whale Rider in 2004. The oldest ever winner is Jessica Tandy.





13th 1940 Ginger Rogers Kitty Foyle
Bette Davis The Letter
Joan Fontaine Rebecca
Katharine Hepburn The Philadelphia Story
Martha Scott Our Town

14th 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

15th 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

16th 1943 Jennifer Jones The Song of Bernadette
Jean Arthur The More the Merrier
Ingrid Bergman For Whom the Bell Tolls
Joan Fontaine Madame Curie
Greer Garson The Constant Nymph

17th 1944 Ingrid Bergman Gaslight
Claudette Colbert Since You Went Away
Bette Davis Mr. Skeffington
Greer Garson Mrs. Parkington
Barbara Stanwyck Double Indemnity

16th 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

19th 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

20th 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






70th 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

71th 1998 Gwyneth Paltrow Shakespeare in Love
Cate Blanchett Elizabeth
Fernanda Montenegro Central do Brasil
Meryl Streep One True Thing
Emily Watson Hilary and Jackie

72nd 1999 Hilary Swank Boys Don't Cry
Annette Bening American Beauty
Julianne Moore The End of the Affair
Meryl Streep Music of the Heart
Janet McTeer Tumbleweeds


73rd 2000 Julia Roberts Erin Brockovich
Juliette Binoche Chocolat
Joan Allen The Contender
Ellen Burstyn Requiem for a Dream
Laura Linney You Can Count on Me

74th 2001 Halle Berry Monster's Ball
Renée Zellweger Bridget Jones's Diary
Sissy Spacek In the Bedroom
Judi Dench Iris
Nicole Kidman Moulin Rouge!

75th 2002 Nicole Kidman The Hours
Renée Zellweger Chicago
Julianne Moore Far from Heaven
Salma Hayek Frida
Diane Lane Unfaithful

76th 2003 Charlize Theron Monster
Keisha Castle-Hughes The Whale Rider
Diane Keaton Something's Gotta Give
Samantha Morton In America
Naomi Watts 21 Grams

77th 2005 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

See also: Best Picture - Best Actor - Best Actress - Best Supporting Actor - Best Supporting Actress - Best Director

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