1st Academy Awards (1927-1928)Janet Gaynor“7th Heaven”
“Street Angel”
“Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans”
Diane
Angela
The Wife
2nd Academy Awards (1928-1929)Mary Pickford“Coquette”Norma Besant
3rd Academy Awards (1929-1930)Norma Shearer“The Divorcee”Jerry Bernard Martin
4th Academy Awards (1930-1931)Marie Dressler“Min and Bill”Min Divot
5th Academy Awards (1931-1932)Helen Hayes“The Sin of Madelon Claudet”Madelon Claudet
6th Academy Awards (1932-1933)Katharine Hepburn“Morning Glory”Eva Lovelace
7th Academy Awards (1934)Claudette Colbert“It Happened One Night”Ellie Andrews
8th Academy Awards (1935)Bette Davis“Dangerous”Joyce Heath
9th Academy Awards (1936)Luise Rainer“The Great Ziegfeld”Anna Held
10th Academy Awards (1937)Luise Rainer [2]“The Good Earth”O-Lan
11th Academy Awards (1938)Bette Davis [2]“Jezebel”Julie Marsden
12th Academy Awards (1939)Vivien Leigh“Gone with the Wind”Scarlett O’Hara
13th Academy Awards (1940)Ginger Rogers“Kitty Foyle”Kitty Foyle
14th Academy Awards (1941)Joan Fontaine“Suspicion”Lina McLaidlaw Aysgarth
15th Academy Awards (1942)Greer Garson“Mrs. Miniver”Kay Miniver
16th Academy Awards (1943)Jennifer Jones“The Song of Bernadette”Bernadette Soubirous
17th Academy Awards (1944)Ingrid Bergman“Gaslight”Paula Alquist Anton
18th Academy Awards (1945)Joan Crawford“Mildred Pierce”Mildred Pierce Beragon
19th Academy Awards (1946)Olivia de Havilland“To Each His Own”Josephine “Jody” Norris
20th Academy Awards (1947)Loretta Young“The Farmer’s Daughter”Katie Holstrom
21st Academy Awards (1948)Jane Wyman“Johnny Belinda”Belinda McDonald
22nd Academy Awards (1949)Olivia de Havilland [2]“The Heiress”Catherine Sloper
23rd Academy Awards (1950)Judy Holliday“Born Yesterday”Emma “Billie” Dawn
24th Academy Awards (1951)Vivien Leigh [2]“A Streetcar Named Desire”Blanche DuBois
25th Academy Awards (1952)Shirley Booth“Come Back, Little Sheba”Lola Delaney
26th Academy Awards (1953)Audrey Hepburn“Roman Holiday”Princess Ann
27th Academy Awards (1954)Grace Kelly“The Country Girl”Georgie Elgin
28th Academy Awards (1955)Anna Magnani“The Rose Tattoo”Serafina Delle Rose
29th Academy Awards (1956)Ingrid Bergman [2]“Anastasia”Anna Koreff / Anastasia
30th Academy Awards (1957)Joanne Woodward“The Three Faces of Eve”Eve White / Eve Black / Jane
31st Academy Awards (1958)Susan Hayward“I Want to Live!”Barbara Graham
32nd Academy Awards (1959)Simone Signoret“Room at the Top”Alice Aisgill
33rd Academy Awards (1960)Elizabeth Taylor“BUtterfield 8”Gloria Wandrous
34th Academy Awards (1961)Sophia Loren“Two Women”Cesira
35th Academy Awards (1962)Anne Bancroft“The Miracle Worker”Annie Sullivan
36th Academy Awards (1963)Patricia Neal“Hud”Alma Brown
37th Academy Awards (1964)Julie Andrews“Mary Poppins”Mary Poppins
38th Academy Awards (1965)Julie Christie“Darling”Diana Scott
39th Academy Awards (1966)Elizabeth Taylor [2]“Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”Martha
40th Academy Awards (1967)Katharine Hepburn“Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner”Christina Drayton
41st Academy Awards (1968)
(TIE)
Katharine Hepburn [2]
Barbra Streisand
“The Lion in Winter”
“Funny Girl”
Eleanor of Aquitaine
Fanny Brice
42nd Academy Awards (1969)Maggie Smith“The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie”Jean Brodie
43rd Academy Awards (1970)Glenda Jackson“Women in Love”Gudrun Brangwen
44th Academy Awards (1971)Jane Fonda“Klute”Bree Daniels
45th Academy Awards (1972)Liza Minnelli“Cabaret”Sally Bowles
46th Academy Awards (1973)Glenda Jackson“A Touch of Class”Vickie Allessio
47th Academy Awards (1974)Ellen Burstyn“Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore”Alice Hyatt
48th Academy Awards (1975)Louise Fletcher“One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”Nurse Mildred Ratched
49th Academy Awards (1976)Faye Dunaway“Network”Diana Christensen
50th Academy Awards (1977)Diane Keaton“Annie Hall”Annie Hall
51st Academy Awards (1978)Jane Fonda [2]“Coming Home”Sally Hyde
52nd Academy Awards (1979)Sally Field“Norma Rae”Norma Rae Webster
53rd Academy Awards (1980)Sissy Spacek“Coal Miner’s Daughter”Loretta Lynn
54th Academy Awards (1981)Katharine Hepburn [3]“On Golden Pond”Ethel Thayer
55th Academy Awards (1982)Meryl Streep“Sophie’s Choice”Sophie Zawistowski
56th Academy Awards (1983)Shirley MacLaine“Terms of Endearment”Aurora Greenway
57th Academy Awards (1984)Sally Field [2]“Places in the Heart”Edna Spalding
58th Academy Awards (1985)Geraldine Page“The Trip to Bountiful”Carrie Watts
59th Academy Awards (1986)Marlee Matlin“Children of a Lesser God”Sarah Norman
60th Academy Awards (1987)Cher“Moonstruck”Loretta Castorini
61st Academy Awards (1988)Jodie Foster“The Accused”Sarah Tobias
62nd Academy Awards (1989)Jessica Tandy“Driving Miss Daisy”Daisy Werthan
63rd Academy Awards (1990)Kathy Bates“Misery”Annie Wilkes
64th Academy Awards (1991)Jodie Foster [2]“The Silence of the Lambs”Clarice Starling
65th Academy Awards (1992)Emma Thompson“Howard’s End”Margaret Schlegel
66th Academy Awards (1993)Holly Hunter“The Piano”Ada McGrath
67th Academy Awards (1994)Jessica Lange“Blue Sky”Carly Marshall
68th Academy Awards (1995)Susan Sarandon“Dead Man Walking”Helen Prejean
69th Academy Awards (1996)Frances McDormand“Fargo”Marge Gunderson
70th Academy Awards (1997)Helen Hunt“As Good as It Gets”Carol Connelly
71st Academy Awards (1998)Gwyneth Paltrow“Shakespeare in Love”Viola de Lesseps / Thomas Kent
72nd Academy Awards (1999)Hilary Swank“Boys Don’t Cry”Brandon Teena
73rd Academy Awards (2000)Julia Roberts“Erin Brockovich”Erin Brockovich
74th Academy Awards (2001)Halle Berry“Monster’s Ball”Leticia Musgrove
75th Academy Awards (2002)Nicole Kidman“The Hours”Virginia Woolf
76th Academy Awards (2003)Charlize Theron“Monster”Aileen “Lee” Wuornos
77th Academy Awards (2004)Hilary Swank [2]“Million Dollar Baby”Maggie Fitzgerald
78th Academy Awards (2005)Reese Witherspoon“Walk the Line”June Carter Cash
79th Academy Awards (2006)Helen Mirren“The Queen”Queen Elizabeth II
80th Academy Awards (2007)Marion Cotillard“La Vie en Rose”Édith Piaf
81st Academy Awards (2008)Kate Winslet“The Reader”Hanna Schmitz
82nd Academy Awards (2009)Sandra Bullock“The Blind Side”Leigh Anne Tuohy
83rd Academy Awards (2010)Natalie Portman“Black Swan”Nina Sayers
84th Academy Awards (2011)Meryl Streep [2]“The Iron Lady”Margaret Thatcher
85th Academy Awards (2012)Jennifer Lawrence“Silver Linings Playbook”Tiffany Maxwell
86th Academy Awards (2013)Cate Blanchett“Blue Jasmine”Jeanette “Jasmine” Francis
87th Academy Awards (2014)Julianne Moore“Still Alice”Alice Howland
88th Academy Awards (2015)Brie Larson“Room”Joy “Ma” Newsome
89th Academy Awards (2016)Emma Stone“La La Land”Mia Dolan
90th Academy Awards (2017)Frances McDormand [2]“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”Mildred Hayes
91st Academy Awards (2018)Olivia Colman“The Favourite”Queen Anne
92nd Academy Awards (2019)Renée Zellweger“Judy”Judy Garland
93rd Academy Awards (2020)Frances McDormand [3]“Nomanland”Fern
94th Academy Awards (2021)Jessica Chastain“The Eyes of Tammy Faye”Tammy Faye Bakker