Best Actress Oscar Winning Films: How Many Have You Seen?

There have been 77 actresses who have won Best Actress at the Academy Awards, from a total of 96 films. The very first ceremony in 1929 awarded Best Actress for three roles, but following this, each win was awarded for one role only.

Below is a list of all Best Actress winners from the recent April 2021 ceremony, to the first ceremony in May 1929.

In bold are all the films which I have seen – a total of only 19 out of 96! I need to watch more of these films…

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2021: Frances McDormand for Nomadland

2020: Renée Zellweger for Judy

2019: Olivia Colman for The Favourite

2018: Frances McDormand for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

2017: Emma Stone for La La Land

2016: Brie Larson for Room

2015: Julianne Moore for Still Alice

2014: Cate Blanchett for Blue Jasmine

2013: Jennifer Lawrence for Silver Linings Playbook

2012: Meryl Streep for The Iron Lady

2011: Natalie Portman for Black Swan

2010: Sandra Bullock for The Blind Side

2009: Kate Winslet for The Reader

2008: Marion Cotillard for La Vie En Rose

2007: Helen Mirren for The Queen

2006: Reese Witherspoon for Walk The Line

2005: Hilary Swank for Million Dollar Baby

2004: Charlize Theron for Monster

2003: Nicole Kidman for The Hours

2002: Halle Berry for Monster’s Ball

2001: Julia Roberts for Erin Brockovich

2000: Hilary Swank for Boys Don’t Cry

1999: Gwyneth Paltrow for Shakespeare In Love

1998: Helen Hunt for As Good As It Gets

1997: Frances McDormand for Fargo

1996: Susan Sarandon for Dead Man Walking

1995: Jessica Lange for Blue Sky

1994: Holly Hunter for The Piano

1993: Emma Thompson for Howards End

1992: Jodie Foster for The Silence Of The Lambs

1991: Kathy Bates for Misery

1990: Jessica Tandy for Driving Miss Daisy

1989: Jodie Foster for The Accused

1988: Cher for Moonstruck

1987: Marlee Matlin for Children Of A Lesser God

1986: Geraldine Page for The Trip To Bountiful

1985: Sally Field for Places In The Heart

1984: Shirley MacLaine for Terms Of Endearment

1983: Meryl Streep for Sophie’s Choice

1982: Katharine Hepburn for On Golden Pond

1981: Sissy Spacek for Coal Miner’s Daughter

1980: Sally Field for Norma Rae

1979: Jane Fonda for Coming Home

1978: Diane Keaton for Annie Hall

1977: Faye Dunaway for Network

1976: Louise Fletcher for One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest

1975: Ellen Burstyn for Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore

1974: Glenda Jackson for A Touch Of Class

1973: Liza Minnelli for Cabaret

1972: Jane Fonda for Klute

1971: Glenda Jackson for Women In Love

1970: Maggie Smith for The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie

Joint Winners – 1969: Barbra Streisand for Funny Girl & Katharine Hepburn for The Lion In Winter

1968: Katharine Hepburn for Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner

1967: Elizabeth Taylor for Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?

1966: Julie Christie for Darling

1965: Julie Andrews for Mary Poppins

1964: Patricia Neal for Hud

1963: Anne Bancroft for The Miracle Worker

1962: Sophia Loren for Two Women

1961: Elizabeth Taylor for BUtterfield 8

1960: Simone Signoret for Room At The Top

1959: Susan Hayward for I Want To Live!

1958: Joanne Woodward for The Three Faces Of Eve

1957: Ingrid Bergman for Anastasia

1956: Anna Magnani for The Rose Tattoo

1955: Grace Kelly for The Country Girl

1954: Audrey Hepburn for Roman Holiday

1953: Shirley Booth for Come Back, Little Sheba

1952: Vivien Leigh for A Streetcar Named Desire

1951: Judy Holliday for Born Yesterday

1950: Olivia de Havilland for The Heiress

1949: Jane Wyman for Johnny Belinda

1948: Loretta Young for The Farmer’s Daughter

1947: Olivia de Havilland for To Each His Own

1946: Joan Crawford for Mildred Pierce

1945: Ingrid Bergman for Gaslight

1944: Jennifer Jones for The Song Of Bernadette

1943: Greer Garson for Mrs. Miniver

1942: Joan Fontaine for Suspicion

1941: Ginger Rogers for Kitty Foyle

1940: Vivien Leigh for Gone With The Wind

1939: Bette Davis for Jezebel

1938: Luise Rainer for The Good Earth

1937: Luise Rainer for The Great Ziegfield

1936: Bette Davis for Dangerous

1935: Claudette Colbert for It Happened One Night

1934: Katharine Hepburn for Morning Glory

1933: Helen Hayes for The Sin Of Madelon Claudet

1932: Marie Dressler for Min And Bill

1931: Norma Shearer for The Divorcee

1930: Mary Pickford for Coquette

1929: Janet Gaynor for 7th Heaven, Street Angel & Sunrise: A Song Of Two Humans

How many have you seen? Let me know in the comments below!

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7 Responses to Best Actress Oscar Winning Films: How Many Have You Seen?

  1. Gijs Grob says:

    Well, I’ve seen, so I hardly fare better…

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  2. Gijs Grob says:

    I mean I have seen nine

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  3. Which nine have you seen?

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  4. Gijs Grob says:

    The Favourite
    La La Land
    Walk the Line
    Fargo
    The Piano
    One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest
    Cabaret
    Mary Poppins
    It Happened One Night

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