Academy Award for Best Actress

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Academy Award for Best Actress
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The 2019 recipient: Olivia Colman
Awarded forBest Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Country United States
Presented by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS)
First awarded 1929 (for performance in films released during the 1927/1928 film season)
Currently held by Olivia Colman
The Favourite (2018)
Website oscars.org

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 was traditionally presented by the previous year's Best Actor winner.

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The 1st Academy Awards ceremony was held in 1929 with Janet Gaynor receiving the award for her roles in 7th Heaven , Street Angel , and Sunrise . [1] 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. [2] In the first three years of the awards, actresses were nominated as the best in their categories. At that time, all of their work during the qualifying period (as many as three films, in some cases) was listed after the award. [3] However, during the 3rd ceremony held in 1930, only one of those films was cited in each winner's final award, even though each of the acting winners had two films following their names on the ballots. [4]

1st Academy Awards 1929 awards ceremony

The 1st Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), honored the best films of 1927 and 1928 and took place on May 16, 1929 at a private dinner held at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles, California. AMPAS president Douglas Fairbanks hosted the show. Tickets cost $5, 270 people attended the event and the presentation ceremony lasted 15 minutes. Awards were created by Louis B. Mayer, founder of Louis B. Mayer Pictures Corporation. It is the only Academy Awards ceremony not to be broadcast either on radio or television. The radio broadcast was introduced the following year in 1930.

Janet Gaynor American actress and painter

Janet Gaynor was an American film, stage and television actress and painter.

<i>7th Heaven</i> (1927 film) 1927 American silent romantic drama film directed by Frank Borzage

7th Heaven is a 1927 American silent romantic drama directed by Frank Borzage, and starring Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell. The film is based upon the 1922 play Seventh Heaven, by Austin Strong and was adapted for the screen by Benjamin Glazer. 7th Heaven was initially released as a standard silent film in May 1927. On September 10, 1927, Fox Film Corporation re-released the film with a synchronized Movietone soundtrack with a musical score and sound effects.

The following year, this unwieldy and confusing system was replaced by the current system in which an actress is nominated for a specific performance in a single film. [3] Starting with the 9th ceremony held in 1937, the category was officially limited to five nominations per year. [3] One actress has been nominated posthumously, Jeanne Eagels. [5] Since its inception, the award has been given to 76 actresses. Katharine Hepburn has won the most awards in this category, with four Oscars. With 17 nominations, Meryl Streep is the most nominated in this category, resulting in two wins. As of the 2019 ceremony, Olivia Colman is the most recent winner in this category for her portrayal of Anne, Queen of Great Britain in The Favourite .

The 9th Academy Awards were held on March 4, 1937, at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California. They were hosted by George Jessel; music was provided by the Victor Young Orchestra, which at the time featured Spike Jones on drums. This ceremony marked the first time when the categories of Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress were included in the awards list.

Jeanne Eagels American actress

Jeanne Eagels was an American stage and film actress. A former Ziegfeld Girl, Eagels went on to greater fame on Broadway and in the emerging medium of sound films. She was posthumously nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her 1929 role in The Letter after dying suddenly that year at the age of 39. That nomination was the first posthumous Oscar consideration for any actor, male or female.

Katharine Hepburn American actress

Katharine Houghton Hepburn was an American actress. Known for her fierce independence and spirited personality, Hepburn was a leading lady in Hollywood for more than 60 years. She appeared in a range of genres, from screwball comedy to literary drama, and she received a record four Academy Awards for Best Actress. In 1999, Hepburn was named by the American Film Institute the greatest female star of Classic Hollywood Cinema.

Winners and nominees

In the following table, the years are listed as per Academy convention, and generally correspond to the year of film release in Los Angeles County; the ceremonies are always held the following year. [6] For the first five ceremonies, the eligibility period spanned twelve months from August 1 to July 31. [7] For the 6th ceremony held in 1934, the eligibility period lasted from August 1, 1932, to December 31, 1933. [7] Since the 7th ceremony held in 1935, the period of eligibility became the full previous calendar year from January 1 to December 31. [7]

Table key
Double-dagger-14-plain.pngIndicates the winner
Janet Gaynor was the first winner in this category for her roles in 7th Heaven (1927), Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927), and Street Angel (1928). Janet Gaynor Argentinean Magazine AD.jpg
Janet Gaynor was the first winner in this category for her roles in 7th Heaven (1927), Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927), and Street Angel (1928).
Katharine Hepburn has the most wins in this category for her roles in Morning Glory (1933), Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967), The Lion in Winter (1968), and On Golden Pond (1981). Katharine Hepburn promo pic.jpg
Katharine Hepburn has the most wins in this category for her roles in Morning Glory (1933), Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967), The Lion in Winter (1968), and On Golden Pond (1981).
Claudette Colbert became the first European-born actress (France) to win this award for her performance in It Happened One Night (1934) Claudette colbert.jpg
Claudette Colbert became the first European-born actress (France) to win this award for her performance in It Happened One Night (1934)
Bette Davis won two awards from ten nominations for her roles in Dangerous (1935) and Jezebel (1938). Bette Davis - portrait.jpg
Bette Davis won two awards from ten nominations for her roles in Dangerous (1935) and Jezebel (1938).
Luise Rainer became the first person to win two consecutive acting Oscars, for The Great Ziegfeld (1936) and The Good Earth (1937). She won the awards at 27 and 28 years old, making her the youngest two-time Oscar winner. Luise Rainer - 1941.jpg
Luise Rainer became the first person to win two consecutive acting Oscars, for The Great Ziegfeld (1936) and The Good Earth (1937). She won the awards at 27 and 28 years old, making her the youngest two-time Oscar winner.
Vivien Leigh won twice for her roles as Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind (1939) and Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire (1951). Vivien Leigh Scarlet.jpg
Vivien Leigh won twice for her roles as Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind (1939) and Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire (1951).
Joan Fontaine won for her role in Suspicion (1941). Joan Fontaine 1942.jpg
Joan Fontaine won for her role in Suspicion (1941).
Olivia de Havilland won twice, for her roles in To Each His Own (1946) and The Heiress (1949). Olivia de Havilland Publicity Photo 1938.jpg
Olivia de Havilland won twice, for her roles in To Each His Own (1946) and The Heiress (1949).
Audrey Hepburn won for her role in Roman Holiday (1953). Audrey Hepburn 1956.jpg
Audrey Hepburn won for her role in Roman Holiday (1953).
Elizabeth Taylor won two awards from five nominations for 1960's BUtterfield 8 and 1966's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. Taylor, Elizabeth posed.jpg
Elizabeth Taylor won two awards from five nominations for 1960's BUtterfield 8 and 1966's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? .
Sophia Loren won for her role in Two Women (1961), thus becoming the first person to win for a non-English language performance. Sophia Loren - 1959.jpg
Sophia Loren won for her role in Two Women (1961), thus becoming the first person to win for a non-English language performance.
Julie Andrews won for her performance as the titular character in Mary Poppins (1964). Julie Andrews Park Hyatt, Sydney, Australia 2013.jpg
Julie Andrews won for her performance as the titular character in Mary Poppins (1964).
Barbra Streisand won for her role as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl (1968). Barbra Streisand - 1966.jpg
Barbra Streisand won for her role as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl (1968).
Jane Fonda won twice from six nominations for her roles in Klute (1971) and Coming Home (1978). Jane Fonda Cannes 2015.jpg
Jane Fonda won twice from six nominations for her roles in Klute (1971) and Coming Home (1978).
Sally Field won this award twice for her roles in 1979's Norma Rae and 1984's Places in the Heart. Sally Field - 1981.jpg
Sally Field won this award twice for her roles in 1979's Norma Rae and 1984's Places in the Heart .
Sissy Spacek has received six nominations in this category, winning for her portrayal of Loretta Lynn in Coal Miner's Daughter (1980). SissySpacekHSHWOFAug2011.jpg
Sissy Spacek has received six nominations in this category, winning for her portrayal of Loretta Lynn in Coal Miner's Daughter (1980).
With seventeen nominations Meryl Streep is the most nominated woman in this category, winning twice for Sophie's Choice (1982) and for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady (2011). Meryl Streep at the Tokyo International Film Festival 2016 (32802149674) (cropped).jpg
With seventeen nominations Meryl Streep is the most nominated woman in this category, winning twice for Sophie's Choice (1982) and for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady (2011).
Shirley MacLaine won once from five nominations for her role in 1983's Terms of Endearment. Shirley MacLaine - 1960.jpg
Shirley MacLaine won once from five nominations for her role in 1983's Terms of Endearment .
At age 21, Marlee Matlin became the youngest, and to date, the only deaf actress to win in the category of Best Actress for her performance in Children of a Lesser God (1986). MarleeMatlinMay09crop.JPG
At age 21, Marlee Matlin became the youngest, and to date, the only deaf actress to win in the category of Best Actress for her performance in Children of a Lesser God (1986).
Jodie Foster won twice for her roles as Sarah Tobias in The Accused (1988) and as Clarice Starling in The Silence of the Lambs (1991), winning both before she was 30 years old. Jodie Foster.jpg
Jodie Foster won twice for her roles as Sarah Tobias in The Accused (1988) and as Clarice Starling in The Silence of the Lambs (1991), winning both before she was 30 years old.
At age 80, Jessica Tandy became the oldest winner in this category for her performance in 1989's Driving Miss Daisy. Jessica Tandy Publicity Photo.jpg
At age 80, Jessica Tandy became the oldest winner in this category for her performance in 1989's Driving Miss Daisy .
Emma Thompson won for her role in Howards End (1992). Emma Thompson at 2013 TIFF 1 (cropped).jpg
Emma Thompson won for her role in Howards End (1992).
Jessica Lange was nominated five times, winning once in 1995 for her role in Blue Sky (1994). Jessica Lange (Cropped).JPG
Jessica Lange was nominated five times, winning once in 1995 for her role in Blue Sky (1994).
Susan Sarandon was nominated five times, winning for her role in Dead Man Walking (1995). Susan Sarandon at the set of 'American Mirror' cropped and edited.jpg
Susan Sarandon was nominated five times, winning for her role in Dead Man Walking (1995).
Frances McDormand won twice for her roles in Fargo (1996) and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017). Frances McDormand 2015 (cropped).jpg
Frances McDormand won twice for her roles in Fargo (1996) and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017).
Hilary Swank won this award twice for her roles in Boys Don't Cry (1999) and Million Dollar Baby (2004). Hilary Swank at 28th Tokyo International Film Festival.jpg
Hilary Swank won this award twice for her roles in Boys Don't Cry (1999) and Million Dollar Baby (2004).
Julia Roberts won for playing Erin Brockovich in Erin Brockovich (2000). Julia Roberts Cannes 2016 3.jpg
Julia Roberts won for playing Erin Brockovich in Erin Brockovich (2000).
Halle Berry won for her role in Monster's Ball (2001), becoming the first and only black actress to win this category. Halle Berry by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg
Halle Berry won for her role in Monster's Ball (2001), becoming the first and only black actress to win this category.
Nicole Kidman won for playing Virginia Woolf in The Hours (2002). Nicole Kidman Cannes 2017 2.jpg
Nicole Kidman won for playing Virginia Woolf in The Hours (2002).
Charlize Theron won for playing Aileen Wuornos in Monster (2003), becoming the first South African to win this category. Charlize Theron Cannes 2015 2.jpg
Charlize Theron won for playing Aileen Wuornos in Monster (2003), becoming the first South African to win this category.
Reese Witherspoon won for playing June Carter Cash in Walk the Line (2005). Reese Witherspoon at TIFF 2014.jpg
Reese Witherspoon won for playing June Carter Cash in Walk the Line (2005).
Helen Mirren won for portraying Queen Elizabeth II in The Queen (2006). Helen Mirren 2014.jpg
Helen Mirren won for portraying Queen Elizabeth II in The Queen (2006).
Marion Cotillard won for playing Edith Piaf in La Vie en Rose (2007), becoming the first person to win for a French-language film. Marion Cotillard Cabourg 2017.jpg
Marion Cotillard won for playing Édith Piaf in La Vie en Rose (2007), becoming the first person to win for a French-language film.
Kate Winslet won for her role in The Reader (2008). KateWinsletByAndreaRaffin2011.jpg
Kate Winslet won for her role in The Reader (2008).
Sandra Bullock won for her role in The Blind Side (2009). Sandra Bullock (9189702847).jpg
Sandra Bullock won for her role in The Blind Side (2009).
Natalie Portman won for her role in Black Swan (2010). Natalie Portman Cannes 2015 5 (cropped).jpg
Natalie Portman won for her role in Black Swan (2010).
Jennifer Lawrence won for her role in Silver Linings Playbook (2012). Jennifer Lawrence SDCC 2015 X-Men.jpg
Jennifer Lawrence won for her role in Silver Linings Playbook (2012).
Cate Blanchett won for her role in Blue Jasmine (2013). Cate Blanchett Cannes 2015.jpg
Cate Blanchett won for her role in Blue Jasmine (2013).
Julianne Moore won for her role in Still Alice (2014). Julianne Moore (15011443428).jpg
Julianne Moore won for her role in Still Alice (2014).
Brie Larson won for her role in Room (2015). Brie Larson by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Brie Larson won for her role in Room (2015).
Emma Stone won for her role in La La Land (2016). Emma Stone at the 39th Mill Valley Film Festival (cropped).jpg
Emma Stone won for her role in La La Land (2016).
YearActressRole(s)FilmRef.
1927/28
(1st)
Janet Gaynor Double-dagger-14-plain.pngDiane
Angela
The Wife
7th Heaven
Street Angel
Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
[10]
Louise Dresser Mrs. Pleznik A Ship Comes In
Gloria Swanson Sadie Thompson Sadie Thompson
1928/29
(2nd)
[note 1]
Mary Pickford Double-dagger-14-plain.pngNorma Besant Coquette [11]
Ruth Chatterton Jacqueline Floriot Madame X
Betty Compson Carrie The Barker
Jeanne Eagels Leslie Crosbie The Letter
Corinne Griffith Emma Hamilton The Divine Lady
Bessie Love Hank Mahoney The Broadway Melody
1929/30
(3rd)
Norma Shearer Double-dagger-14-plain.png [A] Jerry Bernard Martin The Divorcee [12]
Nancy Carroll Hallie Hobart The Devil's Holiday
Ruth Chatterton Sarah Storm Sarah and Son
Greta Garbo [A] Anna Christie
Madame Rita Cavallini
Anna Christie
Romance
Norma Shearer Lucia Marlett Their Own Desire
Gloria Swanson Marion Donnell The Trespasser
1930/31
(4th)
Marie Dressler Double-dagger-14-plain.pngMin Divot Min and Bill [13]
Marlene Dietrich Mademoiselle Amy Jolly Morocco
Irene Dunne Sabra Cravat Cimarron
Ann Harding Linda Seton Holiday
Norma Shearer Jan Ashe A Free Soul
1931/32
(5th)
Helen Hayes Double-dagger-14-plain.pngMadelon Claudet The Sin of Madelon Claudet [14]
Marie Dressler Emma Thatcher Smith Emma
Lynn Fontanne The Actress The Guardsman
1932/33
(6th)
Katharine Hepburn Double-dagger-14-plain.pngEva Lovelace Morning Glory [15]
May Robson Apple Annie Lady for a Day
Diana Wynyard Jane Marryot Cavalcade
1934
(7th)
Claudette Colbert Double-dagger-14-plain.pngEllie Andrews It Happened One Night [16]
Grace Moore Mary Barrett One Night of Love
Norma Shearer Elizabeth Barrett The Barretts of Wimpole Street
Bette Davis (Write-in) [B] Mildred Rogers Of Human Bondage
1935
(8th)
Bette Davis Double-dagger-14-plain.pngJoyce Heath Dangerous [17]
Elisabeth Bergner Gemma Jones Escape Me Never
Claudette Colbert Jane Everest Private Worlds
Katharine Hepburn Alice Adams Alice Adams
Miriam Hopkins Becky Sharp Becky Sharp
Merle Oberon Kitty Vane The Dark Angel
1936
(9th)
Luise Rainer Double-dagger-14-plain.png Anna Held The Great Ziegfeld [18]
Irene Dunne Theodora Lynn Theodora Goes Wild
Gladys George Carrie Snyder Valiant Is the Word for Carrie
Carole Lombard Irene Bullock My Man Godfrey
Norma Shearer Juliet Capulet Romeo and Juliet
1937
(10th)
Luise Rainer Double-dagger-14-plain.png O-Lan The Good Earth [19]
Irene Dunne Lucy Warriner The Awful Truth
Greta Garbo Marguerite Gautier Camille
Janet Gaynor Esther Victoria Blodgett / Vicki Lester A Star Is Born
Barbara Stanwyck Stella Martin Dallas Stella Dallas
1938
(11th)
Bette Davis Double-dagger-14-plain.pngJulie Marsden Jezebel [20]
Fay Bainter Hannah Parmalee White Banners
Wendy Hiller Eliza Doolittle Pygmalion
Norma Shearer Marie Antoinette Marie Antoinette
Margaret Sullavan Patricia "Pat" Hollmann Three Comrades
1939
(12th)
Vivien Leigh Double-dagger-14-plain.png Scarlett O'Hara Gone with the Wind [21]
Bette Davis Judith Traherne Dark Victory
Irene Dunne Terry McKay Love Affair
Greta Garbo Nina Yakushova "Ninotchka" Ivanoff Ninotchka
Greer Garson Katherine Bridges Goodbye, Mr. Chips
1940
(13th)
Ginger Rogers Double-dagger-14-plain.pngKitty Foyle Kitty Foyle [22]
Bette Davis Leslie Crosbie The Letter
Joan Fontaine The Second Mrs. de Winter Rebecca
Katharine Hepburn Tracy Lord The Philadelphia Story
Martha Scott Emily Webb Our Town
1941
(14th)
Joan Fontaine Double-dagger-14-plain.pngLina McLaidlaw Aysgarth Suspicion [23]
Bette Davis Regina Giddens The Little Foxes
Olivia de Havilland Emmy Brown Hold Back the Dawn
Greer Garson Edna Gladney Blossoms in the Dust
Barbara Stanwyck Katherine "Sugarpuss" O'Shea Ball of Fire
1942
(15th)
Greer Garson Double-dagger-14-plain.png Kay Miniver Mrs. Miniver [24]
Bette Davis Charlotte Vale Now, Voyager
Katharine Hepburn Tess Harding Woman of the Year
Rosalind Russell Ruth Sherwood My Sister Eileen
Teresa Wright Eleanor Twitchell Gehrig The Pride of the Yankees
1943
(16th)
Jennifer Jones Double-dagger-14-plain.png Bernadette Soubirous The Song of Bernadette [25]
Jean Arthur Constance "Connie" Milligan The More the Merrier
Ingrid Bergman María For Whom the Bell Tolls
Joan Fontaine Tessa Sanger The Constant Nymph
Greer Garson Marie Curie Madame Curie
1944
(17th)
Ingrid Bergman Double-dagger-14-plain.pngPaula Alquist Anton Gaslight [26]
Claudette Colbert Anne Hilton Since You Went Away
Bette Davis Fanny Trellis Mr. Skeffington
Greer Garson Susie "Sparrow" Parkington Mrs. Parkington
Barbara Stanwyck Phyllis Dietrichson Double Indemnity
1945
(18th)
Joan Crawford Double-dagger-14-plain.pngMildred Pierce Beragon Mildred Pierce [27]
Ingrid Bergman Mary Benedict The Bells of St. Mary's
Greer Garson Mary Rafferty The Valley of Decision
Jennifer Jones Singleton Love Letters
Gene Tierney Ellen Berent Harland Leave Her to Heaven
1946
(19th)
Olivia de Havilland Double-dagger-14-plain.pngJosephine "Jody" Norris To Each His Own [28]
Celia Johnson Laura Jesson Brief Encounter
Jennifer Jones Pearl Chavez Duel in the Sun
Rosalind Russell Elizabeth Kenny Sister Kenny
Jane Wyman Orry Baxter The Yearling
1947
(20th)
Loretta Young Double-dagger-14-plain.pngKatie Holstrom The Farmer's Daughter [29]
Joan Crawford Louise Howell Possessed
Susan Hayward Angelica Evans Conway Smash-Up, the Story of a Woman
Dorothy McGuire Kathy Lacy Gentleman's Agreement
Rosalind Russell Lavinia Mannon Mourning Becomes Electra
1948
(21st)
Jane Wyman Double-dagger-14-plain.pngBelinda McDonald Johnny Belinda [30]
Ingrid Bergman Joan of Arc Joan of Arc
Olivia de Havilland Virginia Stuart Cunningham The Snake Pit
Irene Dunne Martha Hanson I Remember Mama
Barbara Stanwyck Leona Stevenson Sorry, Wrong Number
1949
(22nd)
Olivia de Havilland Double-dagger-14-plain.pngCatherine Sloper The Heiress [31]
Jeanne Crain Patricia "Pinky" Johnson Pinky
Susan Hayward Eloise Winters My Foolish Heart
Deborah Kerr Evelyn Boult Edward, My Son
Loretta Young Margaret Come to the Stable
1950
(23rd)
Judy Holliday Double-dagger-14-plain.pngEmma "Billie" Dawn Born Yesterday [32]
Anne Baxter Eve Harrington All About Eve
Bette Davis Margo Channing
Eleanor Parker Marie Allen Caged
Gloria Swanson Norma Desmond Sunset Boulevard
1951
(24th)
Vivien Leigh Double-dagger-14-plain.png Blanche DuBois A Streetcar Named Desire [33]
Katharine Hepburn Rose Sayer The African Queen
Eleanor Parker Mary McLeod Detective Story
Shelley Winters Alice Tripp A Place in the Sun
Jane Wyman Louise Mason The Blue Veil
1952
(25th)
Shirley Booth Double-dagger-14-plain.pngLola Delaney Come Back, Little Sheba [34]
Joan Crawford Myra Hudson Sudden Fear
Bette Davis Margaret Elliot The Star
Julie Harris Frances "Frankie" Addams The Member of the Wedding
Susan Hayward Jane Froman With a Song in My Heart
1953
(26th)
Audrey Hepburn Double-dagger-14-plain.pngPrincess Ann Roman Holiday [35]
Leslie Caron Lili Daurier Lili
Ava Gardner Eloise "Honey Bear" Kelly Mogambo
Deborah Kerr Karen Holmes From Here to Eternity
Maggie McNamara Patty O'Neill The Moon Is Blue
1954
(27th)
Grace Kelly Double-dagger-14-plain.pngGeorgie Elgin The Country Girl [36]
Dorothy Dandridge Carmen Jones Carmen Jones
Judy Garland Esther Victoria Blodgett / Vicki Lester A Star Is Born
Audrey Hepburn Sabrina Fairchild Sabrina
Jane Wyman Helen Phillips Magnificent Obsession
1955
(28th)
Anna Magnani Double-dagger-14-plain.pngSerafina Delle Rose The Rose Tattoo [37]
Susan Hayward Lillian Roth I'll Cry Tomorrow
Katharine Hepburn Jane Hudson Summertime
Jennifer Jones Han Suyin Love is a Many-Splendored Thing
Eleanor Parker Marjorie Lawrence Interrupted Melody
1956
(29th)
Ingrid Bergman Double-dagger-14-plain.png Anna Koreff / Anastasia Anastasia [38]
Carroll Baker Baby Doll Meighan Baby Doll
Katharine Hepburn Lizzie Curry The Rainmaker
Nancy Kelly Christine Penmark The Bad Seed
Deborah Kerr Anna Leonowens The King and I
1957
(30th)
Joanne Woodward Double-dagger-14-plain.png Eve White / Eve Black / Jane The Three Faces of Eve [39]
Deborah Kerr Angela Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison
Anna Magnani Gioia Wild Is the Wind
Elizabeth Taylor Susanna Drake Raintree County
Lana Turner Constance MacKenzie Peyton Place
1958
(31st)
Susan Hayward Double-dagger-14-plain.png Barbara Graham I Want to Live! [40]
Deborah Kerr Sibyl Railton-Bell Separate Tables
Shirley MacLaine Ginnie Moorehead Some Came Running
Rosalind Russell Mame Dennis Auntie Mame
Elizabeth Taylor Margaret "Maggie the Cat" Pollitt Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
1959
(32nd)
Simone Signoret Double-dagger-14-plain.pngAlice Aisgill Room at the Top [41]
Doris Day Jan Morrow Pillow Talk
Audrey Hepburn Gabrielle van der Mal The Nun's Story
Katharine Hepburn Violet Venable Suddenly, Last Summer
Elizabeth Taylor Catherine Holly
1960
(33rd)
Elizabeth Taylor Double-dagger-14-plain.pngGloria Wandrous BUtterfield 8 [42]
Greer Garson Eleanor Roosevelt Sunrise at Campobello
Deborah Kerr Ida Carmody The Sundowners
Shirley MacLaine Fran Kubelik The Apartment
Melina Mercouri Ilya Never on Sunday
1961
(34th)
Sophia Loren Double-dagger-14-plain.pngCesira Two Women [43]
Audrey Hepburn Holly Golightly / Lula Mae Barnes Breakfast at Tiffany's
Piper Laurie Sarah Packard The Hustler
Geraldine Page Alma Winemiller Summer and Smoke
Natalie Wood Wilma Dean "Deanie" Loomis Splendor in the Grass
1962
(35th)
Anne Bancroft Double-dagger-14-plain.png Annie Sullivan The Miracle Worker [44]
Bette Davis Baby Jane Hudson What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
Katharine Hepburn Mary Cavan Tyrone Long Day's Journey into Night
Geraldine Page Alexandra Del Lago Sweet Bird of Youth
Lee Remick Kirsten Arnesen Clay Days of Wine and Roses
1963
(36th)
Patricia Neal Double-dagger-14-plain.pngAlma Brown Hud [45]
Leslie Caron Jane Fossett The L-Shaped Room
Shirley MacLaine Irma La Douce Irma la Douce
Rachel Roberts Margaret Hammond This Sporting Life
Natalie Wood Angie Rossini Love with the Proper Stranger
1964
(37th)
Julie Andrews Double-dagger-14-plain.png Mary Poppins Mary Poppins [46]
Anne Bancroft Jo Armitage The Pumpkin Eater
Sophia Loren Filumena Marturano Marriage Italian Style
Debbie Reynolds Molly Brown The Unsinkable Molly Brown
Kim Stanley Myra Savage Séance on a Wet Afternoon
1965
(38th)
Julie Christie Double-dagger-14-plain.pngDiana Scott Darling [47]
Julie Andrews Maria von Trapp The Sound of Music
Samantha Eggar Miranda Grey The Collector
Elizabeth Hartman Selina D'Arcy A Patch of Blue
Simone Signoret La Contessa Ship of Fools
1966
(39th)
Elizabeth Taylor Double-dagger-14-plain.pngMartha Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? [48]
Anouk Aimée Anne Gauthier A Man and a Woman
Ida Kamińska Rozalie Lautmann The Shop on Main Street
Lynn Redgrave Georgina "Georgy" Parkin Georgy Girl
Vanessa Redgrave Leonie Delt Morgan!
1967
(40th)
Katharine Hepburn Double-dagger-14-plain.pngChristina Drayton Guess Who's Coming to Dinner [49]
Anne Bancroft Mrs. Robinson The Graduate
Faye Dunaway Bonnie Parker Bonnie and Clyde
Edith Evans Maggie Ross The Whisperers
Audrey Hepburn Susy Hendrix Wait Until Dark
1968
(41st)
Katharine Hepburn Double-dagger-14-plain.png(TIE) [C] Eleanor of Aquitaine The Lion in Winter [50]
Barbra Streisand Double-dagger-14-plain.png(TIE) [C] Fanny Brice Funny Girl
Patricia Neal Nettie Cleary The Subject was Roses
Vanessa Redgrave Isadora Duncan Isadora
Joanne Woodward Rachel Cameron Rachel, Rachel
1969
(42nd)
Maggie Smith Double-dagger-14-plain.png Jean Brodie The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie [51]
Geneviève Bujold Anne Boleyn Anne of the Thousand Days
Jane Fonda Gloria Beatty They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
Liza Minnelli Mary Ann "Pookie" Adams The Sterile Cuckoo
Jean Simmons Mary Wilson The Happy Ending
1970
(43rd)
Glenda Jackson Double-dagger-14-plain.pngGudrun Brangwen Women in Love [52]
Jane Alexander Eleanor Backman The Great White Hope
Ali MacGraw Jennifer Cavalleri-Barrett Love Story
Sarah Miles Rosy Ryan Ryan's Daughter
Carrie Snodgress Bettina "Tina" Balser Diary of a Mad Housewife
1971
(44th)
Jane Fonda Double-dagger-14-plain.pngBree Daniels Klute [53]
Julie Christie Constance Miller McCabe & Mrs. Miller
Glenda Jackson Alex Greville Sunday Bloody Sunday
Vanessa Redgrave Mary, Queen of Scots Mary, Queen of Scots
Janet Suzman Empress Alexandra of Russia Nicholas and Alexandra
1972
(45th)
Liza Minnelli Double-dagger-14-plain.png Sally Bowles Cabaret [54]
Diana Ross Billie Holiday Lady Sings the Blues
Maggie Smith Augusta Bertram Travels with My Aunt
Cicely Tyson Rebecca Morgan Sounder
Liv Ullmann Kristina Nilsson The Emigrants
1973
(46th)
Glenda Jackson Double-dagger-14-plain.pngVickie Allessio A Touch of Class [55]
Ellen Burstyn Chris MacNeil The Exorcist
Marsha Mason Maggie Paul Cinderella Liberty
Barbra Streisand Katie Morosky The Way We Were
Joanne Woodward Rita Walden Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams
1974
(47th)
Ellen Burstyn Double-dagger-14-plain.png Alice Graham-Hyatt Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore [56]
Diahann Carroll Claudine Price Claudine
Faye Dunaway Evelyn Cross Mulwray Chinatown
Valerie Perrine Harriett Jolliff / Honey Bruce Lenny
Gena Rowlands Mabel Longhetti A Woman Under the Influence
1975
(48th)
Louise Fletcher Double-dagger-14-plain.png Nurse Mildred Ratched One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest [57]
Isabelle Adjani Adèle Hugo / Adèle Lewly The Story of Adele H.
Ann-Margret Nora Walker Tommy
Glenda Jackson Hedda Gabler-Tesman Hedda
Carol Kane Gitl Hester Street
1976
(49th)
Faye Dunaway Double-dagger-14-plain.pngDiana Christensen Network [58]
Marie-Christine Barrault Marthe Cousin Cousine
Talia Shire Adrian Pennino Rocky
Sissy Spacek Carrie White Carrie
Liv Ullmann Jenny Isaksson Face to Face
1977
(50th)
Diane Keaton Double-dagger-14-plain.pngAnnie Hall Annie Hall [59]
Anne Bancroft Emma Jacklin The Turning Point
Jane Fonda Lillian Hellman Julia
Shirley MacLaine Deedee Rodgers The Turning Point
Marsha Mason Paula McFadden The Goodbye Girl
1978
(51st)
Jane Fonda Double-dagger-14-plain.pngSally Hyde Coming Home [60]
Ingrid Bergman Charlotte Andergast Autumn Sonata
Ellen Burstyn Doris Same Time, Next Year
Jill Clayburgh Erica Benton An Unmarried Woman
Geraldine Page Eve Interiors
1979
(52nd)
Sally Field Double-dagger-14-plain.png Norma Rae Webster Norma Rae [61]
Jill Clayburgh Marilyn Holmberg Starting Over
Jane Fonda Kimberly Wells The China Syndrome
Marsha Mason Jennie MacLaine Chapter Two
Bette Midler Mary Rose Foster The Rose
1980
(53rd)
Sissy Spacek Double-dagger-14-plain.png Loretta Lynn Coal Miner's Daughter [62]
Ellen Burstyn Edna Mae Harper-McCauley Resurrection
Goldie Hawn Judy Benjamin Private Benjamin
Mary Tyler Moore Beth Jarrett Ordinary People
Gena Rowlands Gloria Swenson Gloria
1981
(54th)
Katharine Hepburn Double-dagger-14-plain.pngEthel Thayer On Golden Pond [63]
Diane Keaton Louise Bryant Reds
Marsha Mason Georgia Hines Only When I Laugh
Susan Sarandon Sally Matthews Atlantic City
Meryl Streep Anna / Sara Woodruff The French Lieutenant's Woman
1982
(55th)
Meryl Streep Double-dagger-14-plain.pngSophie Zawistowski Sophie's Choice [64]
Julie Andrews Victor Grazinski / Victoria Grant Victor/Victoria
Jessica Lange Frances Farmer Frances
Sissy Spacek Beth Horman Missing
Debra Winger Paula Pokrifki An Officer and a Gentleman
1983
(56th)
Shirley MacLaine Double-dagger-14-plain.pngAurora Greenway Terms of Endearment [65]
Jane Alexander Carol Wetherly Testament
Meryl Streep Karen Silkwood Silkwood
Julie Walters Susan White / Rita Educating Rita
Debra Winger Emma Greenway Horton Terms of Endearment
1984
(57th)
Sally Field Double-dagger-14-plain.pngEdna Spalding Places in the Heart [66]
Judy Davis Adela Quested A Passage to India
Jessica Lange Jewell Ivy Country
Vanessa Redgrave Olive Chancellor The Bostonians
Sissy Spacek Mae Garvey The River
1985
(58th)
Geraldine Page Double-dagger-14-plain.pngCarrie Watts The Trip to Bountiful [67]
Anne Bancroft Miriam Ruth / Anna Maria Burchetti Agnes of God
Whoopi Goldberg Celie Harris-Johnson The Color Purple
Jessica Lange Patsy Cline Sweet Dreams
Meryl Streep Karen Blixen Out of Africa
1986
(59th)
Marlee Matlin Double-dagger-14-plain.pngSarah Norman Children of a Lesser God [68]
Jane Fonda Alex Sternbergen / Viveca Van Loren The Morning After
Sissy Spacek Babe Botrelle / Rebecca MaGrath Crimes of the Heart
Kathleen Turner Peggy Sue Kelcher-Bodell Peggy Sue Got Married
Sigourney Weaver Ellen Ripley Aliens
1987
(60th)
Cher Double-dagger-14-plain.pngLoretta Castorini Moonstruck [69]
Glenn Close Alex Forrest Fatal Attraction
Holly Hunter Jane Craig Broadcast News
Sally Kirkland Anna Anna
Meryl Streep Helen Archer Ironweed
1988
(61st)
Jodie Foster Double-dagger-14-plain.png Sarah Tobias The Accused [70]
Glenn Close Marquise Isabelle de Merteuil Dangerous Liaisons
Melanie Griffith Tess McGill Working Girl
Meryl Streep Lindy Chamberlain A Cry in the Dark
Sigourney Weaver Dian Fossey Gorillas in the Mist
1989
(62nd)
Jessica Tandy Double-dagger-14-plain.pngDaisy Werthan Driving Miss Daisy [71]
Isabelle Adjani Camille Claudel Camille Claudel
Pauline Collins Shirley Valentine-Bradshaw Shirley Valentine
Jessica Lange Ann Talbot Music Box
Michelle Pfeiffer Susie Diamond The Fabulous Baker Boys
1990
(63rd)
Kathy Bates Double-dagger-14-plain.png Annie Wilkes Misery [72]
Anjelica Huston Lilly Dillon The Grifters
Julia Roberts Vivian Ward Pretty Woman
Meryl Streep Suzanne Vale Postcards from the Edge
Joanne Woodward India Bridge Mr. & Mrs. Bridge
1991
(64th)
Jodie Foster Double-dagger-14-plain.png Clarice Starling The Silence of the Lambs [73]
Geena Davis Thelma Dickinson Thelma & Louise
Laura Dern Rose Rambling Rose
Bette Midler Dixie Leonard For the Boys
Susan Sarandon Louise Sawyer Thelma & Louise
1992
(65th)
Emma Thompson Double-dagger-14-plain.pngMargaret Schlegel Howards End [74]
Catherine Deneuve Eliane Devries Indochine
Mary McDonnell May-Alice Culhane Passion Fish
Michelle Pfeiffer Louise Irene "Lurene" Hallett Love Field
Susan Sarandon Michaela Murphy Odone Lorenzo's Oil
1993
(66th)
Holly Hunter Double-dagger-14-plain.pngAda McGrath The Piano [75]
Angela Bassett Anna Mae Bullock / Tina Turner What's Love Got to Do with It
Stockard Channing Louisa "Ouisa" Kittredge Six Degrees of Separation
Emma Thompson Sarah "Sally" Kenton The Remains of the Day
Debra Winger Joy Davidman Shadowlands
1994
(67th)
Jessica Lange Double-dagger-14-plain.pngCarly Marshall Blue Sky [76]
Jodie Foster Nell Kellty Nell
Miranda Richardson Vivienne Haigh-Wood Tom & Viv
Winona Ryder Josephine "Jo" March Little Women
Susan Sarandon Regina "Reggie" Love The Client
1995
(68th)
Susan Sarandon Double-dagger-14-plain.png Helen Prejean Dead Man Walking [77]
Elisabeth Shue Sera Leaving Las Vegas
Sharon Stone Ginger McKenna Casino
Meryl Streep Francesca Johnson The Bridges of Madison County
Emma Thompson Elinor Dashwood Sense and Sensibility
1996
(69th)
Frances McDormand Double-dagger-14-plain.png Marge Gunderson Fargo [78]
Brenda Blethyn Cynthia Rose Purley Secrets & Lies
Diane Keaton Bessie Wakefield Marvin's Room
Kristin Scott Thomas Katharine Clifton The English Patient
Emily Watson Bess McNeill Breaking the Waves
1997
(70th)
Helen Hunt Double-dagger-14-plain.pngCarol Connelly As Good as It Gets [79]
Helena Bonham Carter Kate Croy The Wings of the Dove
Julie Christie Phyllis Hart Afterglow
Judi Dench Queen Victoria Mrs Brown
Kate Winslet Rose DeWitt Bukater Titanic
1998
(71st)
Gwyneth Paltrow Double-dagger-14-plain.png Viola de Lesseps / Thomas Kent Shakespeare in Love [80]
Cate Blanchett Queen Elizabeth I Elizabeth
Fernanda Montenegro Isadora "Dora" Teixeira Central Station
Meryl Streep Kate Gulden One True Thing
Emily Watson Jacqueline du Pré Hilary and Jackie
1999
(72nd)
Hilary Swank Double-dagger-14-plain.png Brandon Teena Boys Don't Cry [81]
Annette Bening Carolyn Burnham American Beauty
Janet McTeer Mary Jo Walker Tumbleweeds
Julianne Moore Sarah Miles The End of the Affair
Meryl Streep Roberta Guaspari Music of the Heart
2000
(73rd)
Julia Roberts Double-dagger-14-plain.png Erin Brockovich Erin Brockovich [82]
Joan Allen Laine Hanson The Contender
Juliette Binoche Vianne Rocher Chocolat
Ellen Burstyn Sara Goldfarb Requiem for a Dream
Laura Linney Samantha "Sammy" Prescott You Can Count On Me
2001
(74th)
Halle Berry Double-dagger-14-plain.pngLeticia Musgrove Monster's Ball [83]
Judi Dench Iris Murdoch Iris
Nicole Kidman Satine Moulin Rouge!
Sissy Spacek Ruth Fowler In the Bedroom
Renée Zellweger Bridget Jones Bridget Jones's Diary
2002
(75th)
Nicole Kidman Double-dagger-14-plain.png Virginia Woolf The Hours [84]
Salma Hayek Frida Kahlo Frida
Diane Lane Constance "Connie" Sumner Unfaithful
Julianne Moore Cathy Whitaker Far from Heaven
Renée Zellweger Roxie Hart Chicago
2003
(76th)
Charlize Theron Double-dagger-14-plain.png Aileen "Lee" Wuornos Monster [85]
Keisha Castle-Hughes Paikea Apirana Whale Rider
Diane Keaton Erica Jane Berry Something's Gotta Give
Samantha Morton Sarah Sullivan In America
Naomi Watts Cristina Williams-Peck 21 Grams
2004
(77th)
Hilary Swank Double-dagger-14-plain.pngMaggie Fitzgerald Million Dollar Baby [86]
Annette Bening Julia Lambert Being Julia
Catalina Sandino Moreno María Álvarez Maria Full of Grace
Imelda Staunton Vera Rose Drake Vera Drake
Kate Winslet Clementine Kruczynski Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
2005
(78th)
Reese Witherspoon Double-dagger-14-plain.png June Carter Cash Walk the Line [87]
Judi Dench Laura Forster-Henderson Mrs Henderson Presents
Felicity Huffman Sabrina "Bree" Osbourne Transamerica
Keira Knightley Elizabeth Bennet Pride & Prejudice
Charlize Theron Josey Aimes North Country
2006
(79th)
Helen Mirren Double-dagger-14-plain.png Queen Elizabeth II The Queen [88]
Penélope Cruz Raimunda Volver
Judi Dench Barbara Covett Notes on a Scandal
Meryl Streep Miranda Priestly The Devil Wears Prada
Kate Winslet Sarah Pierce Little Children
2007
(80th)
Marion Cotillard Double-dagger-14-plain.png Édith Piaf La Vie en Rose [89]
Cate Blanchett Queen Elizabeth I Elizabeth: The Golden Age
Julie Christie Fiona Anderson Away from Her
Laura Linney Wendy Savage The Savages
Ellen Page Juno MacGuff Juno
2008
(81st)
Kate Winslet Double-dagger-14-plain.pngHanna Schmitz The Reader [90]
Anne Hathaway Kym Buchman Rachel Getting Married
Angelina Jolie Christine Collins Changeling
Melissa Leo Ray Eddy Frozen River
Meryl Streep Sister Aloysius Beauvier Doubt
2009
(82nd)
Sandra Bullock Double-dagger-14-plain.png Leigh Anne Tuohy The Blind Side [91]
Helen Mirren Sophia Tolstaya The Last Station
Carey Mulligan Jenny Mellor An Education
Gabourey Sidibe Claireece "Precious" Jones Precious
Meryl Streep Julia Child Julie & Julia
2010
(83rd)
Natalie Portman Double-dagger-14-plain.pngNina Sayers Black Swan [92]
Annette Bening Nicole Allgood The Kids Are All Right
Nicole Kidman Becca Corbett Rabbit Hole
Jennifer Lawrence Ree Dolly Winter's Bone
Michelle Williams Cindy Heller Blue Valentine
2011
(84th)
Meryl Streep Double-dagger-14-plain.png Margaret Thatcher The Iron Lady [93]
Glenn Close Albert Nobbs Albert Nobbs
Viola Davis Aibileen Clark The Help
Rooney Mara Lisbeth Salander The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Michelle Williams Marilyn Monroe My Week with Marilyn
2012
(85th)
Jennifer Lawrence Double-dagger-14-plain.pngTiffany Maxwell Silver Linings Playbook [94]
Jessica Chastain Maya Zero Dark Thirty
Emmanuelle Riva Anne Laurent Amour
Quvenzhané Wallis Hushpuppy Beasts of the Southern Wild
Naomi Watts Maria Bennett The Impossible
2013
(86th)
Cate Blanchett Double-dagger-14-plain.pngJeanette "Jasmine" Francis Blue Jasmine [95]
Amy Adams Sydney Prosser American Hustle
Sandra Bullock Ryan Stone Gravity
Judi Dench Philomena Lee Philomena
Meryl Streep Violet Weston August: Osage County
2014
(87th)
Julianne Moore Double-dagger-14-plain.pngAlice Howland Still Alice [96]
Marion Cotillard Sandra Bya Two Days, One Night
Felicity Jones Jane Hawking The Theory of Everything
Rosamund Pike Amy Elliott-Dunne Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon Cheryl Strayed Wild
2015
(88th)
Brie Larson Double-dagger-14-plain.pngJoy Newsome Room [97]
Cate Blanchett Carol Aird Carol
Jennifer Lawrence Joy Mangano Joy
Charlotte Rampling Kate Mercer 45 Years
Saoirse Ronan Eilis Lacey Brooklyn
2016
(89th)
Emma Stone Double-dagger-14-plain.pngMia Dolan La La Land [98]
Isabelle Huppert Michèle Leblanc Elle
Ruth Negga Mildred Loving Loving
Natalie Portman Jacqueline "Jackie" Kennedy Jackie
Meryl Streep Florence Foster Jenkins Florence Foster Jenkins
2017
(90th)
Frances McDormand Double-dagger-14-plain.pngMildred Hayes Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri [99]
Sally Hawkins Elisa Esposito The Shape of Water
Margot Robbie Tonya Harding I, Tonya
Saoirse Ronan Christine "Lady Bird" McPherson Lady Bird
Meryl Streep Katharine Graham The Post
2018
(91st)
Olivia Colman Double-dagger-14-plain.png Anne, Queen of Great Britain The Favourite
Yalitza Aparicio Cleodegaria "Cleo" Gutiérrez Roma
Glenn Close Joan Castleman The Wife
Lady Gaga Ally Maine A Star Is Born
Melissa McCarthy Lee Israel Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Multiple wins and nominations

Age superlatives

RecordActressFilmAge (in years)Ref.
Oldest winner Jessica Tandy Driving Miss Daisy 80 [100]
Oldest nominee Emmanuelle Riva Amour 85 [100]
Youngest winner Marlee Matlin Children of a Lesser God 21 [100]
Youngest nominee Quvenzhané Wallis Beasts of the Southern Wild 9 [100]

See also

Critics Choice Movie Award for Best Actress award

The Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actress is an award given out at the annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards. The awards are presented by the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and was first presented in 1995. There were no official nominees announced until 2001. There are currently six nominees annually and there have been three ties in this category.

The Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead is one of the annual Independent Spirit Awards.

BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role British film award for actresses

Best Actress in a Leading Role is a British Academy Film Award presented annually by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts to recognize an actress who has delivered an outstanding leading performance in a film.

Notes

  1. The 2nd Academy Awards is unique in being the only occasion where there were no official nominees. Subsequent research by AMPAS has resulted in a list of unofficial or de facto nominees, based on records of which films were evaluated by the judges.
A 1 2 : Rules at the time of the first three ceremonies allowed for a performer to receive a single nomination which could honor their work in more than one film. Greta Garbo and Norma Shearer were both nominated for two different roles in the same category. Current Academy rules forbid this from happening. No official reason was ever given as to why Shearer won the award for only one of the two films she was listed for. [101]
B ^ : Bette Davis's performance in Of Human Bondage was not nominated for an Oscar. [102] Several influential people at the time campaigned to have her name included on the list, so for that year (and the following year also) the Academy relaxed its rules and allowed a write-in vote. [103] Technically this meant that any performance was eligible to win the award, whether or not they were an official nominee. While the Academy does not officially recognize this as a nomination for Davis, [104] [105] they have included her in the list of nominees for the 1935 ceremony on their official website. [16]
C 1 2 : Both Katharine Hepburn and Barbra Streisand received the exact same number of votes resulting in both actresses receiving the award, according to Academy rules. [106]

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The Academy Award for Best Costume Design is one of the Academy Awards presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) for achievement in film costume design.

Academy Award for Best Director

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The 74th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), took place on March 24, 2002, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles. During the ceremony, AMPAS presented Academy Awards in 24 categories honoring films released in 2001. The ceremony, televised in the United States by ABC, was produced by Laura Ziskin and directed by Louis J. Horvitz. Actress Whoopi Goldberg hosted the show for the fourth time. She first hosted the 66th ceremony held in 1994 and had last hosted the 71st ceremony in 1999. Three weeks earlier, in a ceremony held at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, on March 2, the Academy Awards for Technical Achievement were presented by host Charlize Theron.

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58th Academy Awards

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