AACTA International Award for Best Actress

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Best International Actress
AACTA Award
Nicole Kidman Cannes 2017.jpg
Current recipient: Nicole Kidman
CountryAustralia
Presented byAustralian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA)
First awarded2012
Currently held byNicole Kidman, Being the Ricardos (2021)
Websitehttp://www.aacta.org

The AACTA International Award for Best Lead Actress is an award that is presented by the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA), for a performance by a female actor in a film made outside Australia. It was first handed out by the Academy after its establishment in 2011 by the Australian Film Institute (AFI).[1] The winners and nominees for 2011 were determined by a jury.[2][3] The award was presented at the inaugural AACTA International Awards in Los Angeles, on 27 January 2012.[1]

Winners and nominees[edit]

In the following table, the winner is listed first, marked in a separate colour, and highlighted in boldface; the nominees are those that are listed below the winner, and not highlighted or in boldface.[3]

2010s[edit]

Year Actress Film Role
2011
(1st)
Meryl Streep The Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher
Glenn Close Albert Nobbs Albert Nobbs
Kirsten Dunst Melancholia Justine
Tilda Swinton We Need to Talk About Kevin Eva Khatchadourian
Mia Wasikowska Jane Eyre Jane Eyre
Michelle Williams My Week with Marilyn Marilyn Monroe
2012
(2nd)
Jennifer Lawrence Silver Linings Playbook Tiffany Maxwell
Jessica Chastain Zero Dark Thirty Maya
Marion Cotillard Rust and Bone Stephanie
Nicole Kidman The Paperboy Charlotte Bless
Emmanuelle Riva Amour Anne Laurent
Naomi Watts The Impossible Maria Bennett
2013
(3rd)
Cate Blanchett Blue Jasmine Jeanette "Jasmine" Francis
Amy Adams American Hustle Sydney Prosser
Sandra Bullock Gravity Dr. Ryan Stone
Judi Dench Philomena Philomena Lee
Meryl Streep August: Osage County Violet Weston
2014
(4th)
Julianne Moore Still Alice Alice Howland
Essie Davis The Babadook Amelia
Felicity Jones The Theory of Everything Jane Wilde Hawking
Rosamund Pike Gone Girl Amy Elliott-Dunne
Reese Witherspoon Wild Cheryl Strayed
2015
(5th)
Cate Blanchett Carol Carol Aird
Emily Blunt Sicario Kate Macer
Brie Larson Room Joy "Ma" Newsome
Saoirse Ronan Brooklyn Eilis Lacey
Charlize Theron Mad Max: Fury Road Imperator Furiosa
2016
(6th)
Emma Stone La La Land Mia Dolan
Amy Adams Arrival Dr. Louise Banks
Isabelle Huppert Elle Michèle Leblanc
Ruth Negga Loving Mildred Loving
Natalie Portman Jackie Jackie Kennedy
2017
(7th)
Margot Robbie I, Tonya Tonya Harding
Judi Dench Victoria & Abdul Queen Victoria
Sally Hawkins The Shape of Water Elisa Esposito
Frances McDormand Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Mildred Hayes
Saoirse Ronan Lady Bird Christine "Lady Bird" McPherson
2018
(8th)
Olivia Colman The Favourite Queen Anne
Glenn Close The Wife Joan Castleman
Toni Collette Hereditary Annie Graham
Lady Gaga A Star Is Born Ally Maine
Nicole Kidman Destroyer Erin Bell
2019
(9th)
Saoirse Ronan Little Women Josephine "Jo" March
Awkwafina The Farewell Billi Wang
Scarlett Johansson Marriage Story Nicole Barber
Charlize Theron Bombshell Megyn Kelly
Renée Zellweger Judy Judy Garland

2020s[edit]

Year Actress Film Role
2020
(10th)
Carey Mulligan Promising Young Woman Cassandra "Cassie" Thomas
Viola Davis Ma Rainey's Black Bottom Ma Rainey
Vanessa Kirby Pieces of a Woman Martha Weiss
Frances McDormand Nomadland Fern
Eliza Scanlen Babyteeth Milla Finlay
2021
(11th)
Nicole Kidman Being the Ricardos Lucille Ball
Penélope Cruz Parallel Mothers Janis Martinez
Lady Gaga House of Gucci Patrizia Reggiani
Jennifer Hudson Respect Aretha Franklin
Kristen Stewart Spencer Diana, Princess of Wales

Multiple wins and nominations[edit]

The following individuals received two or more Best Actress awards:

Wins Actress
2 Cate Blanchett

The following individuals received two or more Best Actress nominations:

Nominations Actress
3 Nicole Kidman
Saoirse Ronan
2 Amy Adams
Cate Blanchett
Glenn Close
Judi Dench
Lady Gaga
Frances McDormand
Meryl Streep
Charlize Theron

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "AACTA - The Academy". Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA). Retrieved 9 January 2012.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Maddox, Gary (1 December 2011). "And the winner is ... the AFI". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 15 January 2012.
  3. ^ a b Staff (15 January 2012). "AACTA International Award Nominees" (PDF). Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA). Retrieved 17 January 2012.[dead link]

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