Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

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Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
The 2023 recipient: Lily Gladstone
Awarded forBest Performance by a Leading Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
LocationUnited States
Presented byHollywood Foreign Press Association
Currently held byLily Gladstone for Killers of the Flower Moon (2023)

The Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama is a Golden Globe Award that was first awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association as a separate category in 1951. Previously, there was a single award for "Best Actress in a Motion Picture", but the splitting allowed for recognition of it and the Best Actress – Comedy or Musical.

The formal title has varied since its inception. In 2005, it was officially called "Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama". As of 2013, the wording is "Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama".

Winners and nominees[edit]

  indicates the winner
Black-and-white publicity photo of Ingrid Bergman in 1944.
Ingrid Bergman won three times for Gaslight (1944), The Bells of St. Mary's (1945), and Anastasia (1956).
Black-and-white publicity photo of Olivia de Havilland circa 1945.
Olivia de Havilland won for The Heiress (1949).
Black-and-white publicity photo of Audrey Hepburn in 1956.
Audrey Hepburn won for Roman Holiday (1953).
Black-and-white photo publicity of Grace Kelly from MGM and before her 1956 marriage.
Grace Kelly won for The Country Girl (1954).
Black-and-white publicity photo of Joanne Woodward from MGM.
Joanne Woodward won twice for The Three Faces of Eve (1957) and Rachel, Rachel (1968).
Black-and-white publicity photo of Elizabeth Taylor circa late 1950s.
Elizabeth Taylor won once from four nominations for her role in Suddenly, Last Summer (1959).
Black-and-white publicity photo of Greer Garson in the 1940s.
Greer Garson won for Sunrise at Campobello (1960).
Black-and-white publicity photo of Geraldine Page in 1956.
Geraldine Page won twice for Summer and Smoke (1961) and Sweet Bird of Youth (1962).
Black-and-white publicity photo of Anne Bancroft in 1952.
Anne Bancroft won for The Pumpkin Eater (1964).
Black-and-white publicity photo of Liv Ullmann in 1966.
Liv Ullmann won for The Emigrants (1972).
Black-and-white publicity photo of Gena Rowlands in 1967.
Gena Rowlands won for A Woman Under the Influence (1974).
Black-and-white publicity photo of Jane Fonda in 1963.
Jane Fonda won three times from five nominations for her roles in Klute (1971), Julia (1977), and Coming Home (1978).
Black-and-white publicity photo of Sally Field in 1981.
Sally Field won twice for Norma Rae (1979) and Places in the Heart (1984).
Photo of Meryl Streep circa 1976 and 1979.
Meryl Streep has received 14 nominations for this category, winning three times for her roles in The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981), Sophie's Choice (1982), and The Iron Lady (2011).
Black-and-white publicity photo of Shirley MacLaine in 1960.
Shirley MacLaine won twice for Terms of Endearment (1983) and Madame Sousatzka (1988).
Photo of Whoopi Goldberg in 2006.
Whoopi Goldberg won for The Color Purple (1985).
Photo of Jodie Foster in 1995.
Jodie Foster won twice for The Accused (1988) and The Silence of the Lambs (1991).
Photo of Michelle Pfeiffer in 2007.
Michelle Pfeiffer won for The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989).
Photo of Kathy Bates at the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con.
Kathy Bates won for Misery (1990).
Photo of Emma Thompson in 2022.
Emma Thompson won for Howards End (1992).
Photo of Holly Hunter at the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con.
Holly Hunter won for The Piano (1993).
Photo of Jessica Lange in 2008.
Jessica Lange won for Blue Sky (1994).
Photo of Sharon Stone at the 2017 Celebrity Fight Night XXIII in Phoenix, Arizona.
Sharon Stone won for Casino (1995).
Photo of Judi Dench at the 60th British Academy Film Awards in 2007.
Judi Dench won for her portrayal of Queen Victoria in Mrs Brown (1997).
Photo of Cate Blanchett at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.
Cate Blanchett won three times for Elizabeth (1998), Blue Jasmine (2013), and Tár (2022).
Photo of Hilary Swank at the 28th Tokyo International Film Festival in 2015.
Hilary Swank won twice for Boys Don't Cry (1999) and Million Dollar Baby (2004).
Photo of Julia Roberts at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival.
Julia Roberts won for her portrayal of Erin Brockovich in Erin Brockovich (2000).
Photo of Sissy Spacek receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2011.
Sissy Spacek won for In the Bedroom (2001).
Photo of Nicole Kidman at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.
Nicole Kidman won twice for The Hours (2002) and Being the Ricardos (2021).
Photo of Charlize Theron at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.
Charlize Theron won for her portrayal of Aileen Wuornos in Monster (2003).
Photo of Helen Mirren at the 2014 Moët British Independent Film Awards.
Helen Mirren won for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in The Queen (2006).
Photo of Kate Winslet in 2017.
Kate Winslet won for Revolutionary Road (2008).
Photo of Natalie Portman at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.
Natalie Portman won for Black Swan (2010).
Photo of Jessica Chastain at the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con.
Jessica Chastain won for Zero Dark Thirty (2012).
Photo of Julianne Moore at the 2009 Venice International Film Festival.
Julianne Moore won for Still Alice (2014).
Photo of Brie Larson at the National Air and Space Museum.
Brie Larson won for Room (2015).
Photo of Isabelle Huppert at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.
Isabelle Huppert won for Elle (2016).
Photo of Glenn Close at the premiere of "Guardians of the Galaxy" at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood on July 21, 2014.
Glenn Close won for The Wife (2017).
Lily Gladstone won for her portrayal of Mollie Kyle in Killers of the Flower Moon (2023).


Year Actress Character Film
1943 Jennifer Jones Bernadette Soubirous The Song of Bernadette
1944 Ingrid Bergman Paula Alquist Anton Gaslight
1945 Ingrid Bergman Sister Mary Benedict The Bells of St. Mary's
1946 Rosalind Russell Sister Elizabeth Kenny Sister Kenny
1947 Rosalind Russell Lavinia Mannon Mourning Becomes Electra
1948 Jane Wyman Belinda MacDonald Johnny Belinda
1949 Olivia de Havilland Catherine Sloper The Heiress
Deborah Kerr Evelyn Boult Edward, My Son


Year Actress Character Film
1950 Gloria Swanson Norma Desmond Sunset Boulevard
Bette Davis Margo Channing All About Eve
Judy Holliday Billie Dawn Born Yesterday
1951 Jane Wyman LouLou Mason The Blue Veil
Vivien Leigh Blanche DuBois A Streetcar Named Desire
Shelley Winters Alice Tripp A Place in the Sun
1952 Shirley Booth Lola Delaney Come Back, Little Sheba
Joan Crawford Myra Hudson Sudden Fear
Olivia de Havilland Rachel Sangalletti Ashley My Cousin Rachel
1953 Audrey Hepburn Princess Ann ("Anya Smith") Roman Holiday
1954 Grace Kelly Georgie Elgin The Country Girl
1955 Anna Magnani Serafina Delle Rose The Rose Tattoo
1956 Ingrid Bergman Anna Koreff ("Anastasia") Anastasia
Carroll Baker Baby Doll Meighan Baby Doll
Helen Hayes Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovona Anastasia
Audrey Hepburn Natasha Rostova War and Peace
Katharine Hepburn Lizzie Curry The Rainmaker
1957 Joanne Woodward Eve White / Eve Black / Jane The Three Faces of Eve
Marlene Dietrich Christine Vole / Helm Witness for the Prosecution
Deborah Kerr Sister Angela Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison
Anna Magnani Gioia Wild Is the Wind
Eva Marie Saint Celia Pope A Hatful of Rain
1958 Susan Hayward Barbara Graham I Want to Live!
Ingrid Bergman Gladys Aylward The Inn of the Sixth Happiness
Deborah Kerr Sibyl Railton-Bell Separate Tables
Shirley MacLaine Ginny Moorehead Some Came Running
Jean Simmons Charlotte Bronn Home Before Dark
1959 Elizabeth Taylor Catherine Holly Suddenly, Last Summer
Audrey Hepburn Sister Luke The Nun's Story
Katharine Hepburn Violet Venable Suddenly, Last Summer
Lee Remick Laura Manion Anatomy of a Murder
Simone Signoret Alice Aisgill Room at the Top


Year Actress Character Film
1960 Greer Garson Eleanor Roosevelt Sunrise at Campobello
Doris Day Kit Preston Midnight Lace
Nancy Kwan Suzie Wong The World of Suzie Wong
Jean Simmons Sharon Falconer Elmer Gantry
Elizabeth Taylor Gloria Wandrous BUtterfield 8
1961 Geraldine Page Alma Winemiller Summer and Smoke
Leslie Caron Fanny Fanny
Shirley MacLaine Martha Dobie The Children's Hour
Claudia McNeil Lena Younger A Raisin in the Sun
Natalie Wood Deanie Loomis Splendor in the Grass
1962 Geraldine Page Alexandra Del Lago Sweet Bird of Youth
Anne Bancroft Anne Sullivan The Miracle Worker
Bette Davis Jane Hudson What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
Katharine Hepburn Mary Tyrone Long Day's Journey into Night
Glynis Johns Teresa Harnish The Chapman Report
Melina Mercouri Phaedra Phaedra
Lee Remick Kirsten Arnesen Clay Days of Wine and Roses
Susan Strasberg Rosanna Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man
Shelley Winters Charlotte Haze-Humbert Lolita
Susannah York Cecily Koertner Freud: The Secret Passion
1963 Leslie Caron Jane Fosset The L-Shaped Room
Polly Bergen Lorna Medford The Caretakers
Geraldine Page Carrie Berniers Toys in the Attic
Rachel Roberts Margaret Hammond This Sporting Life
Romy Schneider Annemarie von Hartman The Cardinal
Alida Valli La Italiana The Paper Man
Marina Vlady Regina The Conjugal Bed
Natalie Wood Angie Rossini Love with the Proper Stranger
1964 Anne Bancroft Jo Armitage The Pumpkin Eater
Ava Gardner Maxine Faulk The Night of the Iguana
Rita Hayworth Lili Alfredo Circus World
Geraldine Page Evie Jackson Dear Heart
Jean Seberg Lilith Arthur Lilith
1965 Samantha Eggar Miranda Grey The Collector
Julie Christie Diana Scott Darling
Elizabeth Hartman Selina D'Arcey A Patch of Blue
Simone Signoret La Condesa Ship of Fools
Maggie Smith Desdemona Othello
1966 Anouk Aimée Anne Gauthier A Man and a Woman
Ida Kamińska Rozalie Lautmann The Shop on Main Street
Virginia McKenna Joy Adamson Born Free
Elizabeth Taylor Martha Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Natalie Wood Alva Starr This Property Is Condemned
1967 Edith Evans Maggie Ross The Whisperers
Faye Dunaway Bonnie Parker Bonnie and Clyde
Audrey Hepburn Susy Hendrix Wait Until Dark
Katharine Hepburn Christina Drayton Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
Anne Heywood Ellen March The Fox
1968 Joanne Woodward Rachel Cameron Rachel, Rachel
Mia Farrow Rosemary Woodhouse Rosemary's Baby
Katharine Hepburn Eleanor of Aquitaine The Lion in Winter
Vanessa Redgrave Isadora Duncan Isadora
Beryl Reid June "George" Buckridge The Killing of Sister George
1969 Geneviève Bujold Anne Boleyn Anne of the Thousand Days
Jane Fonda Gloria Beatty They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
Liza Minnelli Pookie Adams The Sterile Cuckoo
Jean Simmons Mary Wilson The Happy Ending
Maggie Smith Jean Brodie The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie


Year Actress Character Film
1970 Ali MacGraw Jennifer Cavalleri Love Story
Faye Dunaway Lou Andreas Sand Puzzle of a Downfall Child
Glenda Jackson Gudrun Brangwen Women in Love
Melina Mercouri Nina Kacew Promise at Dawn
Sarah Miles Rosy Ryan Ryan's Daughter
1971 Jane Fonda Bree Daniels Klute
Glenda Jackson Elizabeth I of England Mary, Queen of Scots
Vanessa Redgrave Mary, Queen of Scots
Dyan Cannon Julie Messinger Such Good Friends
Jessica Walter Evelyn Draper Play Misty for Me
1972 Liv Ullmann Kristina Nilsson The Emigrants
Diana Ross Billie Holiday Lady Sings the Blues
Cicely Tyson Rebecca Morgan Sounder
Trish Van Devere Aimee Brower One Is a Lonely Number
Tuesday Weld Maria Wyeth Play It as It Lays
Joanne Woodward Beatrice Hunsdorfer The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds
1973 Marsha Mason Maggie Paul Cinderella Liberty
Ellen Burstyn Chris MacNeil The Exorcist
Barbra Streisand Kate Morosky The Way We Were
Elizabeth Taylor Barbara Sawyer Ash Wednesday
Joanne Woodward Rita Walden Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams
1974 Gena Rowlands Mabel Longhetti A Woman Under the Influence
Ellen Burstyn Alice Hyatt Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
Faye Dunaway Evelyn Cross Mulwray Chinatown
Valerie Perrine Honey Bruce Lenny
Liv Ullmann Marianne Scenes from a Marriage
1975 Louise Fletcher Nurse Ratched One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Karen Black Faye Greener The Day of the Locust
Faye Dunaway Kathy Hale Three Days of the Condor
Marilyn Hassett Jill Kinmont Boothe The Other Side of the Mountain
Glenda Jackson Hedda Gabler Hedda
1976 Faye Dunaway Diana Christensen Network
Glenda Jackson Sarah Bernhardt The Incredible Sarah
Sarah Miles Anne Osbourne The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea
Talia Shire Adrian Pennino Rocky
Liv Ullmann Dr. Jenny Isaksson Face to Face
1977 Jane Fonda Lillian Hellman Julia
Anne Bancroft Emma Jacklin The Turning Point
Diane Keaton Theresa Dunn Looking for Mr. Goodbar
Kathleen Quinlan Deborah Blake I Never Promised You a Rose Garden
Gena Rowlands Myrtle Gordon Opening Night
1978 Jane Fonda Sally Hyde Coming Home
Ingrid Bergman Charlotte Andergast Autumn Sonata
Jill Clayburgh Erica Benton An Unmarried Woman
Glenda Jackson Stevie Smith Stevie
Geraldine Page Eve Interiors
1979 Sally Field Norma Rae Webster Norma Rae
Jill Clayburgh Caterina Silveri La Luna
Lisa Eichhorn Jean Moreton Yanks
Jane Fonda Kimberly Wells The China Syndrome
Marsha Mason Dr. Alexandra Kendall Promises in the Dark


Year Actress Character Film
1980 Mary Tyler Moore Beth Jarrett Ordinary People
Ellen Burstyn Edna Mae McCauley Resurrection
Nastassja Kinski Tess Durbeyfield Tess
Deborah Raffin Lena Canada Touched by Love
Gena Rowlands Gloria Swenson Gloria
1981 Meryl Streep Sarah Woodruff / Anna The French Lieutenant's Woman
Sally Field Megan Carter Absence of Malice
Katharine Hepburn Ethel Thayer On Golden Pond
Diane Keaton Louise Bryant Reds
Sissy Spacek Nita Longley Raggedy Man
1982 Meryl Streep Sophie Zawistowski Sophie's Choice
Diane Keaton Faith Dunlap Shoot the Moon
Jessica Lange Frances Farmer Frances
Sissy Spacek Beth Horman Missing
Debra Winger Paula Pokrifki An Officer and a Gentleman
1983 Shirley MacLaine Aurora Greenway Terms of Endearment
Jane Alexander Carol Amen Testament
Bonnie Bedelia Shirley Roque Heart Like a Wheel
Meryl Streep Karen Silkwood Silkwood
Debra Winger Emma Greenway-Horton Terms of Endearment
1984 Sally Field Edna Spalding Places in the Heart
Diane Keaton Kate Soffel Mrs. Soffel
Jessica Lange Jewell Ivy Country
Vanessa Redgrave Olive Chancellor The Bostonians
Sissy Spacek Mae Garvey The River
1985 Whoopi Goldberg Celie Johnson The Color Purple
Anne Bancroft Miriam Ruth Agnes of God
Cher Florence "Rusty" Dennis Mask
Geraldine Page Carrie Watts The Trip to Bountiful
Meryl Streep Karen Blixen Out of Africa
1986 Marlee Matlin Sarah Norman Children of a Lesser God
Julie Andrews Stephanie Anderson Duet for One
Anne Bancroft Thelma Cates 'night, Mother
Farrah Fawcett Marjorie Extremities
Sigourney Weaver Ellen Ripley Aliens
1987 Sally Kirkland Anna Anna
Rachel Chagall Gabriela "Gaby" Brimmer Gaby: A True Story
Glenn Close Alex Forrest Fatal Attraction
Faye Dunaway Wanda Wilcox Barfly
Barbra Streisand Claudia Draper Nuts
1988 Jodie Foster Sarah Tobias The Accused
Shirley MacLaine Madame Sousatzka Madame Sousatzka
Sigourney Weaver Dian Fossey Gorillas in the Mist
Christine Lahti Annie Pope / Cynthia Manfield Running on Empty
Meryl Streep Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton A Cry in the Dark
1989 Michelle Pfeiffer Susie Diamond The Fabulous Baker Boys
Sally Field M'Lynn Eatenton Steel Magnolias
Jessica Lange Ann Talbot Music Box
Andie MacDowell Ann Bishop Mullany Sex, Lies, and Videotape
Liv Ullmann Gabriele The Rose Garden


Year Actress Character Film
1990 Kathy Bates Annie Wilkes Misery
Anjelica Huston Lilly Dillon The Grifters
Michelle Pfeiffer Katya Orlova The Russia House
Susan Sarandon Nora Baker White Palace
Joanne Woodward India Bridge Mr. and Mrs. Bridge
1991 Jodie Foster Clarice Starling The Silence of the Lambs
Annette Bening Virginia Hill Bugsy
Geena Davis Thelma Dickinson Thelma & Louise
Laura Dern Rose Rambling Rose
Susan Sarandon Louise Sawyer Thelma & Louise
1992 Emma Thompson Margaret Schlegel Howards End
Mary McDonnell May-Alice Culhane Passion Fish
Michelle Pfeiffer Lurene Hallett Love Field
Susan Sarandon Michaela Odone Lorenzo's Oil
Sharon Stone Catherine Tramell Basic Instinct
1993 Holly Hunter Ada McGrath The Piano
Juliette Binoche Julie de Courcy Three Colours: Blue
Michelle Pfeiffer Ellen Olenska The Age of Innocence
Emma Thompson Sally Kenton The Remains of the Day
Debra Winger Martha Horgan A Dangerous Woman
1994 Jessica Lange Carly Marshall Blue Sky
Jodie Foster Nell Kellty Nell
Jennifer Jason Leigh Dorothy Parker Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle
Miranda Richardson Vivienne Haigh-Wood Eliot Tom & Viv
Meryl Streep Gail Hartman The River Wild
1995 Sharon Stone Ginger McKenna Casino
Susan Sarandon Sister Helen Prejean Dead Man Walking
Elisabeth Shue Sera Leaving Las Vegas
Meryl Streep Francesca Johnson The Bridges of Madison County
Emma Thompson Elinor Dashwood Sense and Sensibility
1996 Brenda Blethyn Cynthia Rose Purley Secrets & Lies
Courtney Love Althea Leasure The People vs. Larry Flynt
Kristin Scott Thomas Katharine Clifton The English Patient
Meryl Streep Lee Wakefield Lacker Marvin's Room
Emily Watson Bess McNeill Breaking the Waves
1997 Judi Dench Queen Victoria Mrs Brown
Helena Bonham Carter Kate Croy The Wings of the Dove
Jodie Foster Eleanor Arroway Contact
Jessica Lange Ginny Cook Smith A Thousand Acres
Kate Winslet Rose DeWitt Bukater Titanic
1998 Cate Blanchett Queen Elizabeth I Elizabeth
Fernanda Montenegro Isadora "Dora" Teixeira Central Station
Susan Sarandon Jackie Harrison Stepmom
Meryl Streep Kate Gulden One True Thing
Emily Watson Jacqueline du Pré Hilary and Jackie
1999 Hilary Swank Brandon Teena Boys Don't Cry
Annette Bening Carolyn Burnham American Beauty
Julianne Moore Sarah Myles The End of the Affair
Meryl Streep Roberta Guaspari Music of the Heart
Sigourney Weaver Alice Goodwin A Map of the World


Year Actress Character Film
2000 Julia Roberts Erin Brockovich Erin Brockovich
Joan Allen Laine Hanson The Contender
Björk Selma Ježková Dancer in the Dark
Ellen Burstyn Sara Goldfarb Requiem for a Dream
Laura Linney Samantha "Sammy" Prescott You Can Count on Me
2001 Sissy Spacek Ruth Fowler In the Bedroom
Halle Berry Leticia Musgrove Monster's Ball
Judi Dench Iris Murdoch Iris
Nicole Kidman Grace Stewart The Others
Tilda Swinton Margaret Hall The Deep End
2002 Nicole Kidman Virginia Woolf The Hours
Meryl Streep Clarissa Vaughan The Hours
Salma Hayek Frida Kahlo Frida
Diane Lane Connie Summer Unfaithful
Julianne Moore Cathy Whitaker Far from Heaven
2003 Charlize Theron Aileen Wuornos Monster
Cate Blanchett Veronica Guerin Veronica Guerin
Scarlett Johansson Griet Huller Girl with a Pearl Earring
Nicole Kidman Ada Monroe Cold Mountain
Uma Thurman Beatrix Kiddo Kill Bill: Volume 1
Evan Rachel Wood Tracy Freeland Thirteen
2004 Hilary Swank Maggie Fitzgerald Million Dollar Baby
Scarlett Johansson Pursy Will A Love Song for Bobby Long
Nicole Kidman Anna Wicker Birth
Imelda Staunton Vera Drake Vera Drake
Uma Thurman Beatrix Kiddo Kill Bill: Volume 2
2005 Felicity Huffman Bree Osbourne Transamerica
Maria Bello Edie Stall A History of Violence
Gwyneth Paltrow Catherine Posey Proof
Charlize Theron Josey Aimes North Country
Zhang Ziyi Chiyo Sakamoto / Sayuri Nitta Memoirs of a Geisha
2006 Helen Mirren Queen Elizabeth II The Queen
Penélope Cruz Raimunda Volver
Judi Dench Barbara Covett Notes on a Scandal
Maggie Gyllenhaal Sherry Swanson Sherrybaby
Kate Winslet Sarah Pierce Little Children
2007 Julie Christie Fiona Anderson Away from Her
Cate Blanchett Queen Elizabeth I Elizabeth: The Golden Age
Jodie Foster Erica Bain The Brave One
Angelina Jolie Mariane Pearl A Mighty Heart
Keira Knightley Cecilia Tallis Atonement
2008 Kate Winslet April Wheeler Revolutionary Road
Anne Hathaway Kym Bachman Rachel Getting Married
Angelina Jolie Christine Collins Changeling
Kristin Scott Thomas Juliette Fontaine I've Loved You So Long
Meryl Streep Sister Aloysius Beauvier Doubt
2009 Sandra Bullock Leigh Anne Tuohy The Blind Side
Emily Blunt Queen Victoria The Young Victoria
Helen Mirren Sofya Tolstoy The Last Station
Carey Mulligan Jenny Mellor An Education
Gabourey Sidibe Claireece "Precious" Jones Precious


Year Actress Character Film
2010 Natalie Portman Nina Sayers Black Swan
Halle Berry Frankie / Genius / Alice Frankie & Alice
Nicole Kidman Becca Corbett Rabbit Hole
Jennifer Lawrence Ree Dolly Winter's Bone
Michelle Williams Cindy Hiller Blue Valentine
2011 Meryl Streep Margaret Thatcher The Iron Lady
Glenn Close Albert Nobbs Albert Nobbs
Viola Davis Aibileen Clark The Help
Rooney Mara Lisbeth Salander The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Tilda Swinton Eva Khatchadourian We Need to Talk About Kevin
2012 Jessica Chastain Maya Harris Zero Dark Thirty
Marion Cotillard Stéphanie Rust and Bone
Helen Mirren Alma Reville Hitchcock
Naomi Watts Maria Bennett The Impossible
Rachel Weisz Hester Collyer The Deep Blue Sea
2013 Cate Blanchett Jeanette "Jasmine" Francis Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock Dr. Ryan Stone Gravity
Judi Dench Philomena Lee Philomena
Emma Thompson P. L. Travers Saving Mr. Banks
Kate Winslet Adele Wheeler Labor Day
2014 Julianne Moore Dr. Alice Howland Still Alice
Jennifer Aniston Claire Bennett Cake
Felicity Jones Jane Hawking The Theory of Everything
Rosamund Pike Amy Elliott-Dunne Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon Cheryl Strayed Wild
2015 Brie Larson Joy "Ma" Newsome Room
Cate Blanchett Carol Aird Carol
Rooney Mara Therese Belivet
Saoirse Ronan Eilis Lacey Brooklyn
Alicia Vikander Gerda Wegener The Danish Girl
2016 Isabelle Huppert Michèle Leblanc Elle
Amy Adams Dr. Louise Banks Arrival
Jessica Chastain Elizabeth Sloane Miss Sloane
Ruth Negga Mildred Loving Loving
Natalie Portman Jackie Kennedy Jackie
2017 Frances McDormand Mildred Hayes Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Jessica Chastain Molly Bloom Molly's Game
Sally Hawkins Elisa Esposito The Shape of Water
Meryl Streep Katharine Graham The Post
Michelle Williams Gail Harris All the Money in the World
2018 Glenn Close Joan Castleman The Wife
Lady Gaga Ally Maine A Star Is Born
Nicole Kidman Erin Bell Destroyer
Melissa McCarthy Lee Israel Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Rosamund Pike Marie Colvin A Private War
2019 Renée Zellweger Judy Garland Judy
Cynthia Erivo Harriet Tubman Harriet
Scarlett Johansson Nicole Barber Marriage Story
Saoirse Ronan Josephine "Jo" March Little Women
Charlize Theron Megyn Kelly Bombshell


Year Actress Character Film
2020 Andra Day Billie Holiday The United States vs. Billie Holiday
Viola Davis Ma Rainey Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Vanessa Kirby Martha Weiss Pieces of a Woman
Frances McDormand Fern Nomadland
Carey Mulligan Cassandra "Cassie" Thomas Promising Young Woman
2021 Nicole Kidman Lucille Ball Being the Ricardos
Jessica Chastain Tammy Faye Bakker The Eyes of Tammy Faye
Olivia Colman Leda Caruso The Lost Daughter
Lady Gaga Patrizia Reggiani House of Gucci
Kristen Stewart Princess Diana Spencer
2022 Cate Blanchett Lydia Tár Tár
Olivia Colman Hilary Small Empire of Light
Viola Davis General Nanisca The Woman King
Ana de Armas Norma Jeane Mortenson / Marilyn Monroe Blonde
Michelle Williams Mitzi Fabelman The Fabelmans
2023 Lily Gladstone Mollie Burkhart Killers of the Flower Moon
Annette Bening Diana Nyad Nyad
Sandra Hüller Sandra Voyter Anatomy of a Fall
Greta Lee Nora Moon Past Lives
Carey Mulligan Felicia Montealegre Bernstein Maestro
Cailee Spaeny Priscilla Presley Priscilla

Multiple wins and nominations[edit]


Anna Magnani received two nominations and won once; she was also the first non-English native speaking actress and first Italian woman to win the award.

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Won the award in consecutive years