Best Actress Oscar nominees

Name every actress who has been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress.
The year is that of the release of the film (not the year of the Award ceremony).
Winners are in blue on yellow background. (Note: There was a tie for 1968.)
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Year
Film
Actress
2016
La La Land
Emma Stone
2016
Elle
Isabelle Huppert
2016
Loving
Ruth Negga
2016
Jackie
Natalie Portman
2016
Florence Foster Jenkins
Meryl Streep
2015
Room
Brie Larson
2015
Carol
Cate Blanchett
2015
Joy
Jennifer Lawrence
2015
45 Years
Charlotte Rampling
2015
Brooklyn
Saoirse Ronan
2014
Still Alice
Julianne Moore
2014
Two Days, One Night
Marion Cotillard
2014
The Theory of Everything
Felicity Jones
2014
Gone Girl
Rosamund Pike
2014
Wild
Reese Witherspoon
2013
Blue Jasmine
Cate Blanchett
2013
American Hustle
Amy Adams
2013
Gravity
Sandra Bullock
2013
Philomena
Judi Dench
2013
August: Osage County
Meryl Streep
2012
Silver Linings Playbook
Jennifer Lawrence
2012
Zero Dark Thirty
Jessica Chastain
2012
Amour
Emmanuelle Riva
2012
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Quvenzhané Wallis
2012
The Impossible
Naomi Watts
2011
The Iron Lady
Meryl Streep
2011
Albert Nobbs
Glenn Close
2011
The Help
Viola Davis
2011
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Rooney Mara
2011
My Week with Marilyn
Michelle Williams
2010
Black Swan
Natalie Portman
2010
The Kids Are All Right
Annette Bening
2010
The Rabbit Hole
Nicole Kidman
2010
Winter’s Bone
Jennifer Lawrence
2010
Blue Valentine
Michelle Williams
2009
The Blind Side
Sandra Bullock
2009
The Last Station
Helen Mirren
2009
An Education
Carey Mulligan
2009
Precious
Gabourey Sidibe
2009
Julie & Julia
Meryl Streep
2008
The Reader
Kate Winslet
2008
Rachel Getting Married
Anne Hathaway
2008
Changeling
Angelina Jolie
2008
Frozen River
Melissa Leo
2008
Doubt
Meryl Streep
2007
La Vie en rose
Marion Cotillard
2007
Elizabeth: The Golden Age
Cate Blanchett
2007
Away from Her
Julie Christie
2007
The Savages
Laura Linney
2007
Juno
Ellen Page
2006
The Queen
Helen Mirren
2006
Volver
Penélope Cruz
2006
Notes on a Scandal
Judi Dench
2006
The Devil Wears Prada
Meryl Streep
2006
Little Children
Kate Winslet
2005
Walk the Line
Reese Witherspoon
2005
Mrs Henderson Presents
Judi Dench
2005
Transamerica
Felicity Huffman
2005
Pride & Prejudice
Keira Knightley
2005
North Country
Charlize Theron
2004
Million Dollar Baby
Hilary Swank
2004
Being Julia
Annette Bening
2004
Maria Full of Grace
Catalina Sandino Moreno
2004
Vera Drake
Imelda Staunton
2004
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Kate Winslet
2003
Monster
Charlize Theron
2003
Whale Rider
Keisha Castle-Hughes
2003
Something’s Gotta Give
Diane Keaton
2003
In America
Samantha Morton
2003
21 Grams
Naomi Watts
2002
The Hours
Nicole Kidman
2002
Frida
Salma Hayek
2002
Unfaithful
Diane Lane
2002
Far from Heaven
Julianne Moore
2002
Chicago
Renée Zellweger
2001
Monster’s Ball
Halle Berry
2001
Iris
Judi Dench
2001
Moulin Rouge!
Nicole Kidman
2001
In the Bedroom
Sissy Spacek
2001
Bridget Jones’s Diary
Renée Zellweger
2000
Erin Brockovich
Julia Roberts
2000
The Contender
Joan Allen
2000
Chocolat
Juliette Binoche
2000
Requiem for a Dream
Ellen Burstyn
2000
You Can Count on Me
Laura Linney
1999
Boys Don’t Cry
Hilary Swank
1999
American Beauty
Annette Bening
1999
Tumbleweeds
Janet McTeer
1999
The End of the Affair
Julianne Moore
1999
Music of the Heart
Meryl Streep
1998
Shakespeare in Love
Gwyneth Paltrow
1998
Elizabeth
Cate Blanchett
1998
Central Station
Fernanda Montenegro
1998
One True Thing
Meryl Streep
1998
Hilary and Jackie
Emily Watson
1997
As Good as It Gets
Helen Hunt
1997
The Wings of the Dove
Helena Bonham Carter
1997
Afterglow
Julie Christie
1997
Mrs Brown
Judi Dench
1997
Titanic
Kate Winslet
1996
Fargo
Frances McDormand
1996
Secrets & Lies
Brenda Blethyn
1996
Marvin’s Room
Diane Keaton
1996
The English Patient
Kristin Scott Thomas
1996
Breaking the Waves
Emily Watson
1995
Dean Man Walking
Susan Sarandon
1995
Leaving Las Vegas
Elisabeth Shue
1995
Casino
Sharon Stone
1995
The Bridges of Madison County
Meryl Streep
1995
Sense and Sensibility
Emma Thompson
1994
Blue Sky
Jessica Lange
1994
Nell
Jodie Foster
1994
Tom & Viv
Miranda Richardson
1994
Little Women
Winona Ryder
1994
The Client
Susan Sarandon
1993
The Piano
Holly Hunter
1993
What’s Love Got to Do with It
Angela Bassett
1993
Six Degrees of Separation
Stockard Channing
1993
The Remains of the Day
Emma Thompson
1993
Shadowlands
Debra Winger
1992
Howards End
Emma Thompson
1992
Indochine
Catherine Deneuve
1992
Passion Fish
Mary McDonnell
1992
Love Field
Michelle Pfeiffer
1992
Lorenzo’s Oil
Susan Sarandon
1991
The Silence of the Lambs
Jodie Foster
1991
Thelma and Louise
Geena Davis
1991
Rambling Rose
Laura Dern
1991
For the Boys
Bette Midler
1991
Thelma and Louise
Susan Sarandon
1990
Misery
Kathy Bates
1990
The Grifters
Anjelica Huston
1990
Pretty Woman
Julia Roberts
1990
Postcards from the Edge
Meryl Streep
1990
Mr. & Mrs Bridge
Joanne Woodward
1989
Driving Miss Daisy
Jessica Tandy
1989
Camille Claudel
Isabelle Adjani
1989
Shirley Valentine
Pauline Collins
1989
Music Box
Jessica Lange
1989
The Fabulous Baker Boys
Michelle Pfeiffer
1988
The Accused
Jodie Foster
1988
Dangerous Liaisons
Glenn Close
1988
Working Girl
Melanie Griffith
1988
A Cry in the Dark
Meryl Streep
1988
Gorillas in the Mist
Sigourney Weaver
1987
Moonstruck
Cher
1987
Fatal Attraction
Glenn Close
1987
Broadcast News
Holly Hunter
1987
Anna
Sally Kirkland
1987
Ironweed
Meryl Streep
1986
Children of a Lesser God
Marlee Matlin
1986
The Morning After
Jane Fonda
1986
Crimes of the Heart
Sissy Spacek
1986
Peggy Sue Got Married
Kathleen Turner
1986
Aliens
Sigourney Weaver
1985
A Trip to the Bountiful
Geraldine Page
1985
Agnes of God
Anne Bancroft
1985
The Color Purple
Whoopi Goldberg
1985
Sweet Dreams
Jessica Lange
1985
Out of Africa
Meryl Streep
1984
Places in the Heart
Sally Field
1984
A Passage to India
Judy Davis
1984
Country
Jessica Lange
1984
The Bostonians
Vanessa Redgrave
1984
The River
Sissy Spacek
1983
Terms of Endearment
Shirley MacLaine
1983
Testament
Jane Alexander
1983
Silkwood
Meryl Streep
1983
Educating Rita
Julie Walters
1983
Terms of Endearment
Debra Winger
1982
Sophie’s Choice
Meryl Streep
1982
Victor Victoria
Julie Andrews
1982
Frances
Jessica Lange
1982
Missing
Sissy Spacek
1982
An Officer and a Gentleman
Debra Winger
1981
On Golden Pond
Katharine Hepburn
1981
Reds
Diane Keaton
1981
Only When I Laugh
Marsha Mason
1981
Atlantic City
Susan Sarandon
1981
The French Lieutenant’s Woman
Meryl Streep
1980
Coal Miner’s Daughter
Sissy Spacek
1980
Resurrection
Ellen Burstyn
1980
Private Benjamin
Goldie Hawn
1980
Ordinary People
Mary Tyler Moore
1980
Gloria
Gena Rowlands
1979
Norma Rae
Sally Field
1979
Starting Over
Jill Clayburgh
1979
The China Syndrome
Jane Fonda
1979
Chapter Two
Marsha Mason
1979
The Rose
Bette Midler
1978
Coming Home
Jane Fonda
1978
Autumn Sonata
Ingrid Bergman
1978
Same Time, Next Year
Ellen Burstyn
1978
An Unmarried Woman
Jill Clayburgh
1978
Interiors
Geraldine Page
1977
Annie Hall
Diane Keaton
1977
The Turning Point
Anne Bancroft
1977
Julia
Jane Fonda
1977
The Turning Point
Shirley MacLaine
1977
The Goodbye Girl
Marsha Mason
1976
Network
Faye Dunaway
1976
Cousin Cousine
Marie-Christine Barrault
1976
Rocky
Talia Shire
1976
Carrie
Sissy Spacek
1976
Face to Face
Liv Ullmann
1975
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Louise Fletcher
1975
The Story of Adele H.
Isabelle Adjani
1975
Tommy
Ann-Margret
1975
Hedda
Glenda Jackson
1975
Hester Street
Carol Kane
1974
Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore
Ellen Burstyn
1974
Claudine
Diahann Carroll
1974
Chinatown
Faye Dunaway
1974
Lenny
Valerie Perrine
1974
A Woman Under the Influence
Gena Rowlands
1973
A Touch of Class
Glenda Jackson
1973
The Exorcist
Ellen Burstyn
1973
Cinderella Liberty
Marsha Mason
1973
The Way We Were
Barbra Streisand
1973
Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams
Joanne Woodward
1972
Cabaret
Liza Minnelli
Year
Film
Actress
1972
Lady Sings the Blues
Diana Ross
1972
Travels with My Aunt
Maggie Smith
1972
Sounder
Cicely Tyson
1972
The Immigrants
Liv Ullmann
1971
Klute
Jane Fonda
1971
McCabe & Mrs. Miller
Julie Christie
1971
Sunday Bloody Sunday
Glenda Jackson
1971
Mary, Queen of Scots
Vanessa Redgrave
1971
Nicholas and Alexandra
Janet Suzman
1970
Women in Love
Glenda Jackson
1970
The Great White Hope
Jane Alexander
1970
Love Story
Ali MacGraw
1970
Ryan’s Daughter
Sarah Miles
1970
Diary of a Mad Housewife
Carrie Snodgress
1969
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Maggie Smith
1969
Anne of the Thousand Days
Geneviève Bujold
1969
They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?
Jane Fonda
1969
The Sterile Cuckoo
Liza Minnelli
1969
The Happy Ending
Jean Simmons
1968
The Lion in Winter
Katharine Hepburn
1968
Funny Girl
Barbra Streisand
1968
The Subject Was Roses
Patricia Neal
1968
Isadora
Vanessa Redgrave
1968
Rachel, Rachel
Joanne Woodward
1967
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
Katharine Hepburn
1967
The Graduate
Anne Bancroft
1967
Bonnie and Clyde
Faye Dunaway
1967
The Whisperers
Edith Evans
1967
Wait Until Dark
Audrey Hepburn
1966
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Elizabeth Taylor
1966
A Man and a Woman
Anouk Aimée
1966
The Shop on Main Street
Ida Kamińska
1966
Georgy Girl
Lynn Redgrave
1966
Morgan!
Vanessa Redgrave
1965
Darling
Julie Christie
1965
The Sound of Music
Julie Andrews
1965
The Collector
Samantha Eggar
1965
A Patch of Blue
Elizabeth Hartman
1965
Ship of Fools
Simone Signoret
1964
Mary Poppins
Julie Andrews
1964
The Pumpkin Eater
Anne Bancroft
1964
Marriage Italian Style
Sophia Loren
1964
The Unsinkable Molly Brown
Debbie Reynolds
1964
Séance on a Wet Afternoon
Kim Stanley
1963
Hud
Patricia Neal
1963
The L-Shaped Room
Leslie Caron
1963
Irma la Douce
Shirley MacLaine
1963
The Sporting Life
Rachel Roberts
1963
Love with the Proper Stranger
Natalie Wood
1962
The Miracle Worker
Anne Bancroft
1962
Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?
Bette Davis
1962
Long Day’s Journey into Night
Katharine Hepburn
1962
Sweet Bird of Youth
Geraldine Page
1962
Days of Wine and Roses
Lee Remick
1961
Two Women
Sophia Loren
1961
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Audrey Hepburn
1961
The Hustler
Piper Laurie
1961
Summer and Smoke
Geraldine Page
1961
Splendor in the Grass
Natalie Wood
1960
BUtterfield 8
Elizabeth Taylor
1960
Sunrise at Campobello
Greer Garson
1960
The Sundowners
Deborah Kerr
1960
The Apartment
Shirley MacLaine
1960
Never on a Sunday
Melina Mercouri
1959
Room at the Top
Simone Signoret
1959
Pillow Talk
Doris Day
1959
The Nun’s Story
Audrey Hepburn
1959
Suddenly, Last Summer
Katharine Hepburn
1959
Suddenly, Last Summer
Elizabeth Taylor
1958
I Want to Live!
Susan Hayward
1958
Separate Tables
Deborah Kerr
1958
Some Came Running
Shirley MacLaine
1958
Auntie Mame
Rosalind Russell
1958
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Elizabeth Taylor
1957
The Three Faces of Eve
Joanne Woodward
1957
Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison
Deborah Kerr
1957
Wild Is the Wind
Anna Magnani
1957
Raintree Country
Elizabeth Taylor
1957
Peyton Place
Lana Turner
1956
Anastasia
Ingrid Bergman
1956
Baby Doll
Carroll Baker
1956
The Rainmaker
Katharine Hepburn
1956
The Bad Seed
Nancy Kelly
1956
The King and I
Deborah Kerr
1955
The Rose Tattoo
Anna Magnani
1955
I’ll Cry Tomorrow
Susan Hayward
1955
Summertime
Katharine Hepburn
1955
Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing
Jennifer Jones
1955
Interrupted Melody
Eleanor Parker
1954
The Country Girl
Grace Kelly
1954
Carmen Jones
Dorothy Dandridge
1954
A Star Is Born
Judy Garland
1954
Sabrina
Audrey Hepburn
1954
Magnificent Obsession
Jane Wyman
1953
Roman Holiday
Audrey Hepburn
1953
Lili
Leslie Caron
1953
Mogambo
Ava Gardner
1953
From Here to Eternity
Deborah Kerr
1953
The Moon Is Blue
Maggie McNamara
1952
Come Back, Little Sheba
Shirley Booth
1952
Sudden Fear
Joan Crawford
1952
The Star
Bette Davis
1952
The Member of the Wedding
Julie Harris
1952
With a Song in My Heart
Susan Hayward
1951
A Street Car Named Desire
Vivien Leigh
1951
The African Queen
Katharine Hepburn
1951
Detective Story
Eleanor Parker
1951
A Place in the Sun
Shelley Winters
1951
The Blue Veil
Jane Wyman
1950
Born Yesterday
Judy Holliday
1950
All About Eve
Anne Baxter
1950
All About Eve
Bette Davis
1950
Caged
Eleanor Parker
1950
Sunset Bouelvard
Gloria Swanson
1949
The Heiress
Olivia de Havilland
1949
Pinky
Jeanne Crain
1949
My Foolish Heart
Susan Hayward
1949
Edward, My Son
Deborah Kerr
1949
Come to the Stable
Loretta Young
1948
Johnny Belinda
Jane Wyman
1948
Joan of Arc
Ingrid Bergman
1948
The Snake Pit
Olivia de Havilland
1948
I Remember Mama
Irene Dunne
1948
Sorry, Wrong Number
Barbara Stanwyck
1947
The Farmer’s Daughter
Loretta Young
1947
Possessed
Joan Crawford
1947
Smash-Up, the Story of a Woman
Susan Hayward
1947
Gentleman’s Agreement
Dorothy McGuire
1947
Mourning Becomes Electra
Rosalind Russell
1946
To Each His Own
Olivia de Havilland
1946
Brief Encounter
Celia Johnson
1946
Duel in the Sun
Jennifer Jones
1946
Sister Kenny
Rosalind Russell
1946
The Yearling
Jane Wyman
1945
Mildred Pierce
Joan Crawford
1945
The Bells of St. Mary’s
Ingrid Bergman
1945
The Valley of Decision
Greer Garson
1945
Love Letters
Jennifer Jones
1945
Leave Her to Heaven
Gene Tierney
1944
Gaslight
Ingrid Bergman
1944
Since You Went Away
Claudette Colbert
1944
Mr. Skeffington
Bette Davis
1944
Mrs. Parkington
Greer Garson
1944
Double Indemnity
Barbara Stanwyck
1943
The Song of Bernadette
Jennifer Jones
1943
The More the Merrier
Jean Arthur
1943
For Whom the Bell Tolls
Ingrid Bergman
1943
The Constant Nymph
Joan Fontaine
1943
Madame Curie
Greer Garson
1942
Mrs. Miniver
Greer Garson
1942
Now, Voyager
Bette Davis
1942
Woman of the Year
Katharine Hepburn
1942
My Sister Eileen
Rosalind Russell
1942
The Pride of the Yankees
Teresa Wright
1941
Suspicion
Joan Fontaine
1941
The Little Foxes
Bette Davis
1941
Hold Back the Dawn
Olivia de Havilland
1941
Blossoms in the Dust
Greer Garson
1941
Ball of Fire
Barbara Stanwyck
1940
Kitty Foyle
Ginger Rogers
1940
The Letter
Bette Davis
1940
Rebecca
Joan Fontaine
1940
The Philadelphia Story
Katharine Hepburn
1940
Our Town
Martha Scott
1939
Gone with the Wind
Vivien Leigh
1939
Dark Victory
Bette Davis
1939
Love Affair
Irene Dunne
1939
Ninotchka
Greta Garbo
1939
Goodbye, Mr. Chips
Greer Garson
1938
Jezebel
Bette Davis
1938
White Banners
Fay Bainter
1938
Pygmalion
Wendy Hiller
1938
Marie Antoinette
Norma Shearer
1938
Three Comrades
Margaret Sullavan
1937
The Good Earth
Luise Rainer
1937
The Awful Truth
Irene Dunne
1937
Camille
Greta Garbo
1937
A Star Is Born
Janet Gaynor
1937
Stella Dallas
Barbara Stanwyck
1936
The Great Ziegfeld
Luise Rainer
1936
Theodora Goes Wild
Irene Dunne
1936
Valiant Is the Word for Carrie
Gladys George
1936
My Man Godfrey
Carole Lombard
1936
Romeo and Juliet
Norma Shearer
1935
Dangerous
Bette Davis
1935
Escape Me Never
Elisabeth Bergner
1935
Private Worlds
Claudette Colbert
1935
Alice Adams
Katharine Hepburn
1935
Becky Sharp
Miriam Hopkins
1935
The Dark Angel
Merle Oberon
1934
It Happened One Night
Claudette Colbert
1934
Of Human Bondage
Bette Davis
1934
One Night of Love
Grace Moore
1934
The Barretts of Wimpole Street
Norma Shearer
1932–33
Morning Glory
Katharine Hepburn
1932–33
Lady for a Day
May Robson
1932–33
Cavalcade
Diana Wynyard
1931–32
The Sin of Madelon Claudet
Helen Hayes
1931–32
Emma
Marie Dressler
1931–32
The Guardsman
Lynn Fontanne
1930–31
Min and Bill
Marie Dressler
1930–31
Morocco
Marlene Dietrich
1930–31
Cimarron
Irene Dunne
1930–31
Holiday
Ann Harding
1930–31
A Free Soul
Norma Shearer
1929–30
The Divorcee
Norma Shearer
1929–30
The Devil’s Holiday
Nancy Carroll
1929–30
Sarah and Son
Ruth Chatterton
1929–30
Anna Christie / Romance
Greta Garbo
1929–30
Their Own Desire
Norma Shearer
1929–30
The Trespasser
Gloria Swanson
1928–29
Coquette
Mary Pickford
1928–29
Madame X
Ruth Chatterton
1928–29
The Barker
Betty Compson
1928–29
The Letter
Jeanne Eagels
1928–29
The Divine Lady
Corinne Griffith
1928–29
The Broadway Melody
Bessie Love
1927–28
7th Heaven / Street Angel / Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
Janet Gaynor
1927–28
A Ship Comes In
Louise Dresser
1927–28
Sadie Thompson
Gloria Swanson
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Likewise Claudine
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Updated to include nominees for the 89th Academy Awards.