Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
|Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama|
|Awarded for||Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama|
|Presented by||Hollywood Foreign Press Association|
|Currently held by||Cate Blanchett for Tár (2022)|
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
indicates the winner
|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|
|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|
|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|
- Anouk Aimée became the first actress to win for a foreign language/non-english language performance in 1967.
- Whoopi Goldberg became the first actress of African descent to win in 1986.
- Marlee Matlin became the first deaf actress to win in 1987.
- Academy Award for Best Actress
- Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actress
- Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead
- BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
- Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical
- Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role