Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actress

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The Cannes Best Actress Award (French: Prix d'interprétation féminine) is an award presented at the Cannes Film Festival. It is chosen by the jury from the official films in competition at the festival.

History[edit]

It was first awarded in 1946. The ceremony was cancelled in 1948, 1950, and 1968. No awards were given to actresses in 1947, 1953, and 1954. On four occasions, the jury has awarded multiple women (more than 2) the prize from one film. The four films were A Big Family in 1955, Brink of Life in 1958, A World Apart in 1988, and Volver in 2006. Isabelle Adjani is the only actress to win the award for her roles in two different films on the same competition, which she did in 1981. Barbara Hershey won the award consecutively in 1987 and 1988. The jury also on occasion cites actresses with a special citation that is separate from the main award. The award can be for lead or supporting roles with the exception of the period from 1979 to 1981, when the festival used to award a separate "Best Supporting Actress" prize.

Award winners[edit]

Table key
# Indicates the Best Supporting Actress winner
Indicates the performance was also an Academy Award winner
Indicates the performance was also nominated for an Academy Award
Year Actress Role Film Original title Nationality of actress Ref.
1940s
1946 Michèle Morgan Gertrude Pastoral Symphony La Symphonie pastorale  France [1]
1947 No award this year
1948 Festival not held, no awards this year
1949 Isa Miranda Marta Manfredini The Walls of Malapaga Le mura di Malapaga  Italy [2]
1950s
1950 Festival not held, no awards this year
1951 Bette Davis Margo Channing ‡ All About Eve  United States [3]
1952 Lee Grant The Shoplifter ‡ Detective Story  United States [4]
1953 No award this year
1954 No award this year
1955 Elena Dobronravova[a] Katya Travnikova A Big Family Больша́я семья́ (Bolshaya Semya)  Soviet Union [5]
Vera Kuznetsova[a] Agafya Karpovna Zhurbina  Soviet Union
Klara Luchko[a] Lida Zhurbina  Soviet Union
Ekaterina Savinova[a] Dunyasha Zhurbina  Soviet Union
Iya Arepina[a] Tanya Zhurbina  Soviet Union
Larisa Kronberg[a] Zina Ivanova  Soviet Union
1956 Susan Hayward[b] Lillian Roth I'll Cry Tomorrow  United States [6]
1957 Giulietta Masina Maria "Cabiria" Ceccarelli Nights of Cabiria Le notti di Cabiria  Italy [7]
1958 Bibi Andersson[c] Hjördis Petterson Brink of Life Nära livet  Sweden [8]
[9]
Eva Dahlbeck[c] Stina Andersson  Sweden
Barbro Hiort af Ornäs[c] Nurse Brita  Sweden
Ingrid Thulin[c] Cecilia Ellius  Sweden
1959 Simone Signoret Alice Aisgill † Room at the Top  France [10]
1960s
1960 Melina Mercouri (ex aequo) Ilya ‡ Never on Sunday Ποτέ την Κυριακή (Poté tin Kyriakí)  Greece [11]
Jeanne Moreau (ex aequo) Anne Desbarèdes Seven Days... Seven Nights Moderato cantabile  France
1961 Sophia Loren Cesira † Two Women La Ciociara  Italy [12]
1962 Rita Tushingham[d] (ex aequo) Josephine ("Jo") A Taste of Honey  United Kingdom [13]
[14]
Katharine Hepburn[d] (ex aequo) Josephine Mary Cavan Tyrone ‡ Long Day's Journey into Night  United States
1963 Marina Vlady Regina The Conjugal Bed Una storia moderna - L'ape regina  France [15]
1964 Anne Bancroft (ex aequo) Jo Armitage ‡ The Pumpkin Eater  United States [16]
Barbara Barrie (ex aequo) Julie Cullen Richards One Potato, Two Potato  United States
1965 Samantha Eggar Miranda Grey ‡ The Collector  United Kingdom [17]
1966 Vanessa Redgrave Leonie Delt ‡ Morgan – A Suitable Case for Treatment  United Kingdom [18]
1967 Pia Degermark Elvira Madigan Elvira Madigan  Sweden [19]
[20]
1968 Festival interrupted, no awards this year because of the May 1968 events in France.
1969 Vanessa Redgrave Isadora Duncan Isadora  United Kingdom [21]
1970s
1970 Ottavia Piccolo Ersilia Metello  Italy [22]
1971 Kitty Winn Helen Reeves The Panic in Needle Park  United States [23]
1972 Susannah York Cathryn Images  United Kingdom [24]
1973 Joanne Woodward Beatrice Hunsdorfer The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds  United States [25]
1974 Marie-José Nat Elle / Michel's wife Violins at the Ball Les violons du bal  France [26]
1975 Valérie Perrine Honey Bruce Lenny  United States [27]
1976 Dominique Sanda (ex aequo) Irene Carelli Ferramonti The Inheritance L'eredità Ferramonti  France [28]
Mari Törőcsik (ex aequo) Déryné Mrs. Dery Where Are You? Déryné hol van?  Hungary
1977 Monique Mercure (ex aequo) Rose-Aimee Martin J.A. Martin Photographer  Canada [29]
Shelley Duvall (ex aequo) Mildred "Millie" Lammoreaux 3 Women  United States
1978 Isabelle Huppert (ex aequo) Violette Nozière Violette Nozière  France [30]
Jill Clayburgh (ex aequo) Erica Benton ‡ An Unmarried Woman  United States
1979 Sally Field Norma Rae Webster Norma Rae  United States [31]
[32]
Eva Mattes # Marie Woyzeck  West Germany
1980s
1980 Anouk Aimée Marta Ponticelli A Leap in the Dark Salto nel vuoto  France [33]
[34]
Milena Dravić # (ex aequo) Kaca Special Treatment Посебан третман (Poseban tretman)  Yugoslavia
Carla Gravina # (ex aequo) Carla La terrazza  Italy
1981 Isabelle Adjani Anna / Helen Possession  France [35]
[36]
Marya 'Mado' Zelli Quartet
Elena Solovey # Ona Gruppa krovi nol Группа крови „Ноль“ (Gruppa krovi „Nol“)  Soviet Union
1982 Jadwiga Jankowska-Cieślak Eva Szalanczky Another Way Egymásra nézve  Poland [37]
1983 Hanna Schygulla Eugenia The Story of Piera Storia di Piera  West Germany [38]
1984 Helen Mirren Marcella Cal  United Kingdom [39]
1985 Norma Aleandro (ex aequo) Alicia Marnet de Ibáñez The Official Story La historia oficial  Argentina [40]
Cher (ex aequo) Florence "Rusty" Dennis Mask  United States
1986 Fernanda Torres (ex aequo) The Woman Love Me Forever or Never Eu Sei Que Vou Te Amar  Brazil [41]
Barbara Sukowa (ex aequo) Rosa Luxemburg Rosa Luxemburg  West Germany
1987 Barbara Hershey Ruth Shy People  United States [42]
1988 Linda Mvusi (ex aequo) Elsie A World Apart  South Africa [43]
Jodhi May (ex aequo) Molly Roth  United Kingdom
Barbara Hershey (ex aequo) Diana Roth  United States
1989 Meryl Streep Lindy Chamberlain A Cry in the Dark  United States [44]
1990s
1990 Krystyna Janda Antonina “Tonia” Dziwisz Interrogation Przesłuchanie  Poland [45]
1991 Irène Jacob Weronika / Véronique The Double Life of Veronique La double vie de Véronique  France
  Switzerland
[46]
1992 Pernilla August Anna Åkerblom Bergman The Best Intentions Den goda viljan  Sweden [47]
1993 Holly Hunter Ada McGrath † The Piano  United States [48]
1994 Virna Lisi Catherine de' Medici La Reine Margot  Italy [49]
1995 Helen Mirren Queen Charlotte The Madness of King George  United Kingdom [50]
1996 Brenda Blethyn Cynthia Rose Purley ‡ Secrets & Lies  United Kingdom [51]
1997 Kathy Burke Valerie Nil by Mouth  United Kingdom [52]
1998 Élodie Bouchez (ex aequo) Isabelle 'Isa' Tostin The Dreamlife of Angels La Vie rêvée des anges  France [53]
Natacha Régnier (ex aequo) Marie Thomas  Belgium
1999 Émilie Dequenne (ex aequo) Rosetta Rosetta  Belgium [54]
Séverine Caneele (ex aequo) Dominio Humanité L'humanité  Belgium
2000s
2000 Björk Selma Ježková Dancer in the Dark  Iceland [55]
2001 Isabelle Huppert Erika Kohut The Piano Teacher La Pianiste  France [56]
2002 Kati Outinen Irma The Man Without a Past Mies vailla menneisyyttä  Finland [57]
2003 Marie-Josée Croze Nathalie The Barbarian Invasions Les Invasions barbares  Canada [58]
2004 Maggie Cheung Emily Wang Clean  Hong Kong [59]
2005 Hanna Laslo Hanna Free Zone  Israel [60]
2006 Penélope Cruz (ex aequo) Raimunda ‡ Volver  Spain [61]
Carmen Maura (ex aequo) Irene  Spain
Lola Dueñas (ex aequo) Soledad ("Sole")  Spain
Blanca Portillo (ex aequo) Agustina  Spain
Yohana Cobo (ex aequo) Paula  Spain
Chus Lampreave (ex aequo) Tía Paula  Spain
2007 Jeon Do-yeon Lee Shin-ae Secret Sunshine 밀양 (Miryang)  South Korea [62]
2008 Sandra Corveloni Cleuza Linha de Passe  Brazil [63]
2009 Charlotte Gainsbourg She Antichrist  France [64]
2010s
2010 Juliette Binoche The Woman Certified Copy Copie conforme  France [65]
2011 Kirsten Dunst Justine Melancholia  United States
 Germany
[66]
2012 Cosmina Stratan (ex aequo) Voichita Beyond the Hills După dealuri  Romania [67]
Cristina Flutur (ex aequo) Alina  Romania
2013 Bérénice Bejo Marie Brisson The Past Le Passé  France
 Argentina
[68]
2014 Julianne Moore Havana Segrand Maps to the Stars  United States
 United Kingdom
[69]
2015 Emmanuelle Bercot (ex aequo) Marie-Antoinette Jézéquel Mon Roi  France [70]
Rooney Mara (ex aequo) Therese Belivet ‡ Carol  United States
2016 Jaclyn Jose Rosa Ma' Rosa  Philippines [71]
2017 Diane Kruger Katja Sekerci In the Fade Aus dem Nichts  Germany
 United States
[72]
2018 Samal Yeslyamova Ayka Ayka Айка (Aıka)  Kazakhstan [73]
2019 Emily Beecham Alice Woodard Little Joe  United Kingdom
 United States
[74]
2020s
2020 Festival not held, due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Multiple award winners[edit]

2 awards

By Country[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f This year the award was changed to Prix d'Interpretation (Acting Award), without gender differentiation. The entire male and female cast of A Big Family (Больша́я семья́ / Bolshaya Semya) was recipient of this award (Tied with Spencer Tracy for Bad Day at Black Rock).
  2. ^ This year the award name was changed to Prix d'Interprétation (Acting Award), without gender differentiation, and it was Susan Hayward who won the only award that year.
  3. ^ a b c d This year award was given as Prix collectif d'interprétation féminine Un Certain Regard (Collective Female Acting Award - Un Certain Regard) to the female cast of Brink of Life (Nära livet).
  4. ^ a b This year award was given as Prix Le Premier Regard Un Certain Regard (Premiere Award - Un Certain Regard) to the lead male and female cast of A Taste of Honey and Long Day's Journey into Night (ex aequo).

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