National Board of Review Award for Best Actress

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The National Board of Review Award for Best Lead Actress is one of the annual film awards given (since 1945) by the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures.[1]

Winners[edit]

1940s[edit]

Year Winner Film Role
1945 Joan Crawford Mildred Pierce Mildred Pierce Beragon †
1946 Anna Magnani Rome, Open City Pina
1947 Celia Johnson This Happy Breed Ethel Gibbons
1948 Olivia de Havilland The Snake Pit Virginia Stuart Cunningham ‡
1949 not awarded

1950s[edit]

Year Winner Film Role
1950 Gloria Swanson Sunset Boulevard Norma Desmond ‡
1951 Jan Sterling Ace in the Hole Lorraine Minosa
1952 Shirley Booth Come Back, Little Sheba Lola Delaney †
1953 Jean Simmons The Actress Ruth Gordon Jones
The Robe Diana
Young Bess Princess Elizabeth
1954 Grace Kelly The Country Girl Georgie Elgin †
Dial M for Murder Margot Mary Wendice
Rear Window Lisa Carol Fremont
1955 Anna Magnani The Rose Tattoo Serafina Delle Rose †
1956 Dorothy McGuire Friendly Persuasion Eliza Birdwell
1957 Joanne Woodward No Down Payment Leola Boone
The Three Faces of Eve Eve White / Eve Black / Jane †
1958 Ingrid Bergman The Inn of the Sixth Happiness Gladys Aylward
1959 Simone Signoret Room at the Top Alice Aisgill †

1960s[edit]

Year Winner Film Role
1960 Greer Garson Sunrise at Campobello Eleanor Roosevelt
1961 Geraldine Page Summer and Smoke Alma Winemiller ‡
1962 Anne Bancroft The Miracle Worker Anne Sullivan
1963 Patricia Neal Hud Alma Brown †
1964 Kim Stanley Séance on a Wet Afternoon Myra Savage ‡
1965 Julie Christie Darling Diana Scott †
Doctor Zhivago Lara Antipova
1966 Elizabeth Taylor Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Martha †
1967 Edith Evans The Whisperers Maggie Ross ‡
1968 Liv Ullmann Hour of the Wolf (Vargtimmen) Alma Borg
Shame (Skammen) Eva Rosenberg
1969 Geraldine Page Trilogy Sook

1970s[edit]

Year Winner Film Role
1970 Glenda Jackson Women in Love Gudrun Brangwen †
1971 Irene Papas The Trojan Women Helen of Troy
1972 Cicely Tyson Sounder Rebecca Morgan ‡
1973 Liv Ullmann The New Land (Nybyggarna) Kristina
1974 Gena Rowlands A Woman Under the Influence Mabel Longhetti ‡
1975 Isabelle Adjani The Story of Adele H. (L’histoire d'Adèle H.) Adèle Hugo / Adèle Lewry ‡
1976 Liv Ullmann Face to Face (Ansikte mot ansikte) Dr. Jenny Isaksson ‡
1977 Anne Bancroft The Turning Point Emma Jacklin ‡
1978 Ingrid Bergman Autumn Sonata Charlotte Andergast ‡
1979 Sally Field Norma Rae Norma Rae Webster †

1980s[edit]

Year Winner Film Role
1980 Sissy Spacek Coal Miner's Daughter Loretta Lynn
1981 Glenda Jackson Stevie Stevie Smith
1982 Meryl Streep Sophie's Choice Zofia “Sophie” Zawistowski †
1983 Shirley MacLaine Terms of Endearment Aurora Greenway †
1984 Peggy Ashcroft A Passage to India Mrs. Moore ‡
1985 Whoopi Goldberg The Color Purple Celie Johnson ‡
1986 Kathleen Turner Peggy Sue Got Married Peggy Sue ‡
1987 Lillian Gish The Whales of August Sarah Webber
Holly Hunter Broadcast News Jane Craig ‡
1988 Jodie Foster The Accused Sarah Tobias †
1989 Michelle Pfeiffer The Fabulous Baker Boys Susie Diamond ‡

1990s[edit]

Year Winner Film Role
1990 Mia Farrow Alice Alice Smith Tate
1991 Geena Davis Thelma & Louise Thelma Yvonne Dickinson ‡
Susan Sarandon Louise Elizabeth Sawyer ‡
1992 Emma Thompson Howards End Margaret Schlegel †
1993 Holly Hunter The Piano Ada McGrath †
1994 Miranda Richardson Tom & Viv Vivienne Haigh-Wood Eliot
1995 Emma Thompson Carrington Dora Carrington
Sense and Sensibility Elinor Dashwood
1996 Frances McDormand Fargo Marge Gunderson
1997 Helena Bonham Carter The Wings of the Dove Kate Croy ‡
1998 Fernanda Montenegro Central Station (Central do Brasil) Isadora “Dora” Teixeira ‡
1999 Janet McTeer Tumbleweeds Mary Jo Walker ‡

2000s[edit]

Year Winner Film Role
2000 Julia Roberts Erin Brockovich Erin Brockovich
2001 Halle Berry Monster's Ball Leticia Musgrove †
2002 Julianne Moore Far from Heaven Cathy Whitaker ‡
2003 Diane Keaton Something's Gotta Give Erica Barry ‡
2004 Annette Bening Being Julia Julia Lambert ‡
2005 Felicity Huffman Transamerica Sabrina “Bree” Osbourne / Stanley Schupak ‡
2006 Helen Mirren The Queen Queen Elizabeth II
2007 Julie Christie Away from Her Fiona Anderson ‡
2008 Anne Hathaway Rachel Getting Married Kym Ryder ‡
2009 Carey Mulligan An Education Jenny Mellor ‡

2010s[edit]

Year Winner Film Role
2010 Lesley Manville Another Year Mary Smith
2011 Tilda Swinton We Need to Talk About Kevin Eva Khatchadourian
2012 Jessica Chastain Zero Dark Thirty Maya ‡
2013 Emma Thompson Saving Mr. Banks Pamela “P. L.” Travers
2014 Julianne Moore Still Alice Dr. Alice Howland †
2015 Brie Larson Room Joy “Ma” Newsome †
2016 Amy Adams Arrival Dr. Louise Banks
2017 Meryl Streep The Post Kay Graham

Multiple awards[edit]

3 wins
2 wins

See also[edit]

References[edit]