Empire Award for Best Actress

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The Empire Award for Best Actress is one of the Empire Awards presented annually by Empire magazine to actresses working in the motion picture industry. The Empire Award for Best Actress is one of six ongoing awards that have been handed out since the establishment of the Empire Awards in 1996 (the others being Best Film, Best British Film, Best Actor, Best Director and Best Newcomer). The winners are chosen each year by readers of Empire magazine.

Winners and nominees[edit]

In the list below, winners are listed first in bold, followed by the other nominees. The number of the ceremony (1st, 2nd, etc.) appears in parentheses after the awards year, linked to the article (if any) on that ceremony.

1990s[edit]

Year Actress Film
1996 (1st)[1]
Nicole Kidman To Die For
1997 (2nd)[2]
Frances McDormand Fargo
1998 (3rd)[3]
Joan Allen The Crucible
1999 (4th)[4]
Cate Blanchett Elizabeth
Gwyneth Paltrow Sliding Doors
Helen Hunt As Good as It Gets
Jennifer Lopez Out of Sight
Pam Grier Jackie Brown

2000s[edit]

Year Actress Film
2000 (5th)[5]
Gwyneth Paltrow Shakespeare in Love
2001 (6th)[6]
Connie Nielsen Gladiator
Angelina Jolie Girl, Interrupted
Hilary Swank Boys Don't Cry
Julia Roberts Erin Brockovich
Kate Winslet Quills
2002 (7th)[7]
Nicole Kidman Moulin Rouge!
Audrey Tautou Amélie
Frances O'Connor A.I. Artificial Intelligence
Nicole Kidman The Others
Renée Zellweger Bridget Jones's Diary
2003 (8th)[8]
Kirsten Dunst Spider-Man
Halle Berry Die Another Day
Hilary Swank Insomnia
Jennifer Connelly A Beautiful Mind
Miranda Otto The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
2004 (9th)[9]
Uma Thurman Kill Bill: Vol. 1
Cate Blanchett Veronica Guerin
Julianne Moore Far From Heaven
Maggie Gyllenhaal Secretary
Nicole Kidman Cold Mountain
2005 (10th)[10]
Julie Delpy Before Sunset
Bryce Dallas Howard The Village
Cate Blanchett The Aviator
Kirsten Dunst Spider-Man 2
Uma Thurman Kill Bill: Vol. 2
2006 (11th)[11]
Thandie Newton Crash
Hilary Swank Million Dollar Baby
Keira Knightley Pride & Prejudice
Naomi Watts King Kong
Renée Zellweger Cinderella Man
2007 (12th)[12]
Penélope Cruz Volver
Helen Mirren The Queen
Kate Winslet Little Children
Keira Knightley Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
Reese Witherspoon Walk the Line
2008 (13th)[13]
Keira Knightley Atonement
Angelina Jolie A Mighty Heart
Cate Blanchett Elizabeth: The Golden Age
Emma Watson Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Katherine Heigl Knocked Up
2009 (14th)[14]
Helena Bonham Carter Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Angelina Jolie Changeling
Ellen Page Juno
Olga Kurylenko Quantum of Solace
Sally Hawkins Happy-Go-Lucky

2010s[edit]

Year Actress Film
2010 (15th)[15][16]
Zoe Saldana Avatar
Emily Blunt The Young Victoria
Anne-Marie Duff Nowhere Boy
Mélanie Laurent Inglourious Basterds
Carey Mulligan An Education
2011 (16th)[17]
Noomi Rapace The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Emma Watson Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
Helena Bonham Carter The King's Speech
Natalie Portman Black Swan
Olivia Williams The Ghost Writer
2012 (17th)[18]
Olivia Colman Tyrannosaur
Carey Mulligan Drive
Rooney Mara The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Meryl Streep The Iron Lady
Michelle Williams My Week with Marilyn
2013 (18th)[19]
Jennifer Lawrence The Hunger Games
Anne Hathaway The Dark Knight Rises
Judi Dench Skyfall
Jessica Chastain Zero Dark Thirty
Naomi Watts The Impossible
2014 (19th)[20]
Emma Thompson Saving Mr. Banks
Amy Adams American Hustle
Cate Blanchett Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock Gravity
Jennifer Lawrence The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Past Winners - 1996". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2003. Retrieved October 15, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Past Winners - 1997". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2003. Retrieved October 15, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Past Winners - 1998". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2003. Retrieved October 15, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Past Winners - 1999". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2003. Retrieved October 15, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Past Winners - 2000". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2003. Retrieved October 15, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Empire Awards 2001". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved October 15, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Empire Awards 2002: Best Actress Award". Empire (Bauer Consumer Media) (#154): 56. April 2002. Retrieved October 15, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Best Actress". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2003. Retrieved October 15, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Best Actress". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2004. Retrieved October 15, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Best Actress". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2005. Retrieved October 15, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Best Actress". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2006. Retrieved October 15, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Best Actress". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2007. Retrieved October 15, 2011. 
  13. ^ "Best Actress". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2008. Retrieved October 15, 2011. 
  14. ^ "Best Actress". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2009. Retrieved October 15, 2011. 
  15. ^ "Best Actress". EmpireOnline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2010. Retrieved October 15, 2011. 
  16. ^ Reynolds, Simon (February 25, 2010). "In Full: Empire Awards 2010 nominees". DigitalSpy.co.uk. Digital Spy. Retrieved October 21, 2011. 
  17. ^ "Best Actress". EmpireOnline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2011. Retrieved October 15, 2011. 
  18. ^ "Best Actress". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2012. Retrieved 2014-08-18. 
  19. ^ "Best Actress". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2013. Retrieved 2014-08-18. 
  20. ^ "Best Actress". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2014. Retrieved 2014-08-18. 

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