BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role


BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role has been presented to its winners since 1952 and actresses of all nationalities are eligible to receive the award.

Winners 1968-present

In 1968, the two prizes of British and foreign actress were combined to create a single Best Actress award. Its current title, for Best Actress in a Leading Role, has been used since 1995.
*2008 Marion Cotillard - "La Môme"
**Cate Blanchett - ""
**Julie Christie - "Away From Her"
**Keira Knightley - "Atonement"
**Ellen Page - "Juno"

*2007 Helen Mirren - "The Queen"
** Penélope Cruz - "Volver"
** Judi Dench - "Notes on a Scandal"
** Meryl Streep - "The Devil Wears Prada"
** Kate Winslet - "Little Children"

*2006 Reese Witherspoon - "Walk the Line"
** Judi Dench - "Mrs Henderson Presents"
** Charlize Theron - "North Country"
** Rachel Weisz - "The Constant Gardener"
** Zhang Ziyi - "Memoirs of a Geisha"

*2005 Imelda Staunton - "Vera Drake"
** Charlize Theron - "Monster"
** Kate Winslet - "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind"
** Kate Winslet - "Finding Neverland"
** Zhang Ziyi - "House of Flying Daggers"

*2004 Scarlett Johansson - "Lost in Translation"
** Scarlett Johansson - "Girl with a Pearl Earring"
** Anne Reid - "The Mother"
** Uma Thurman - ""
** Naomi Watts - "21 Grams"

*2003 Nicole Kidman - "The Hours"
** Halle Berry - "Monster's Ball"
** Salma Hayek - "Frida"
** Meryl Streep - "The Hours"
** Renée Zellweger - "Chicago"

*2002 Judi Dench - "Iris"
** Nicole Kidman - "The Others"
** Sissy Spacek - "In the Bedroom"
** Audrey Tautou - "Le Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain"
** Renée Zellweger - "Bridget Jones's Diary"

*2001 Julia Roberts - "Erin Brockovich"
** Juliette Binoche - "Chocolat"
** Kate Hudson - "Almost Famous"
** Hilary Swank - "Boys Don't Cry"
** Michelle Yeoh - "Wo hu cang long"

*2000 Annette Bening - "American Beauty"
** Linda Bassett - "East is East"
** Julianne Moore - "The End of the Affair"
** Emily Watson - "Angela's Ashes"

*1999 Cate Blanchett - "Elizabeth"
** Jane Horrocks - "Little Voice"
** Gwyneth Paltrow - "Shakespeare in Love"
** Emily Watson - "Hilary and Jackie"

*1998 Judi Dench - "Mrs. Brown"
** Kim Basinger - "L.A. Confidential"
** Kathy Burke - "Nil by Mouth"
** Helena Bonham Carter - "The Wings of the Dove"

*1997 Brenda Blethyn - "Secrets & Lies"
** Frances McDormand - "Fargo"
** Kristin Scott Thomas - "The English Patient"
** Emily Watson - "Breaking the Waves"

*1996 Emma Thompson - "Sense and Sensibility"
** Nicole Kidman - "To Die For"
** Helen Mirren - "The Madness of King George"
** Elisabeth Shue - "Leaving Las Vegas"

*1995 Susan Sarandon - "The Client"
** Linda Fiorentino - "The Last Seduction"
** Irène Jacob - ""
** Uma Thurman - "Pulp Fiction"

*1994 Holly Hunter - "The Piano"
** Miranda Richardson - "Tom & Viv"
** Emma Thompson - "The Remains of the Day"
** Debra Winger - "Shadowlands"

*1993 Emma Thompson - "Howards End"
** Judy Davis - "Husbands and Wives"
** Tara Morice - "Strictly Ballroom"
** Jessica Tandy - "Fried Green Tomatoes"

*1992 Jodie Foster - "The Silence of the Lambs"
** Geena Davis - "Thelma & Louise"
** Susan Sarandon - "Thelma & Louise"
** Juliet Stevenson - "Truly, Madly, Deeply"

*1991 Jessica Tandy - "Driving Miss Daisy"
** Shirley MacLaine - "Postcards from the Edge"
** Michelle Pfeiffer - "The Fabulous Baker Boys"
** Julia Roberts - "Pretty Woman"

*1990 Pauline Collins - "Shirley Valentine"
** Glenn Close - "Dangerous Liaisons"
** Jodie Foster - "The Accused"
** Melanie Griffith - "Working Girl"

*1989 Maggie Smith - "The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne"
** Stéphane Audran - "Babettes gæstebud"
** Cher - "Moonstruck"
** Jamie Lee Curtis - "A Fish Called Wanda"

*1988 Anne Bancroft - "84 Charing Cross Road"
** Emily Lloyd - "Wish You Were Here"
** Sarah Miles - "Hope and Glory"
** Julie Walters - "Personal Services"

*1987 Maggie Smith - "A Room with a View"
** Mia Farrow - "Hannah and Her Sisters"
** Meryl Streep - "Out of Africa"
** Cathy Tyson - "Mona Lisa"

*1986 Peggy Ashcroft - "A Passage to India"
** Mia Farrow - "The Purple Rose of Cairo"
** Kelly McGillis - "Witness"
** Alexandra Pigg - "Letter to Brezhnev"

*1985 Maggie Smith - "A Private Function"
** Shirley MacLaine - "Terms of Endearment"
** Helen Mirren - "Cal"
** Meryl Streep - "Silkwood"

*1984 Julie Walters - "Educating Rita"
** Jessica Lange - "Tootsie"
** Phyllis Logan - "Another Time, Another Place"
** Meryl Streep - "Sophie's Choice"

*1983 Katharine Hepburn - "On Golden Pond"
** Diane Keaton - "Reds"
** Jennifer Kendal - "36 Chowringhee Lane"
** Sissy Spacek - "Missing"

*1982 Meryl Streep - "The French Lieutenant's Woman"
** Mary Tyler Moore - "Ordinary People"
** Maggie Smith - "Quartet"
** Sissy Spacek - "Coal Miner's Daughter"
*1981 Judy Davis - "My Brilliant Career"
** Shirley MacLaine - "Being There"
** Bette Midler - "The Rose"
** Meryl Streep - "Kramer vs. Kramer"

*1980 Jane Fonda - "The China Syndrome"
** Diane Keaton - "Manhattan"
** Maggie Smith - "California Suite"
** Meryl Streep - "The Deer Hunter"

*1979 Jane Fonda - "Julia"
** Anne Bancroft - "The Turning Point"
** Jill Clayburgh - "An Unmarried Woman"
** Marsha Mason - "The Goodbye Girl"

*1978 Diane Keaton - "Annie Hall"
** Faye Dunaway - "Network"
** Shelley Duvall - "3 Women"
** Lily Tomlin - "The Late Show"

*1977 Louise Fletcher - "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"
** Lauren Bacall - "The Shootist"
** Rita Moreno - "The Ritz"
** Liv Ullmann - "Ansikte mot ansikte"

*1976 Ellen Burstyn - "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore"
** Anne Bancroft - "The Prisoner of Second Avenue"
** Valerie Perrine - "Lenny"
** Liv Ullmann - "Scener ur ett äktenskap"

*1975 Joanne Woodward - "Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams"
** Faye Dunaway - "Chinatown"
** Barbra Streisand - "The Way We Were"
** Liv Ullmann - "Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams"

*1974 Stéphane Audran - "The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie" and Stéphane Audran - "Just Before Nightfall"
** Julie Christie - "Don't Look Now"
** Glenda Jackson - "A Touch of Class"
** Diana Ross - "Lady Sings the Blues"
** Ingrid Thulin - "Viskningar och rop"

*1973 Liza Minnelli - "Cabaret"
** Stéphane Audran - "The Butcher"
** Dorothy Tutin - "Savage Messiah"
** Anne Bancroft - "Young Winston"

*1972 Glenda Jackson - "Sunday Bloody Sunday"
** Julie Christie - "The Go-Between"
** Jane Fonda - "Klute"
** Nanette Newman - "The Raging Moon"
** Lynn Carlin - "Taking Off"

*1971 Katharine Ross - "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" and Katharine Ross - "Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here"
** Goldie Hawn - "Cactus Flower"
** Goldie Hawn - "There's a Girl in My Soup"
** Sarah Miles - "Ryan's Daughter"
** Jane Fonda - "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?"

*1970 Maggie Smith - "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie"
** Barbra Streisand - "Funny Girl"
** Barbra Streisand - "Hello, Dolly!"
** Mia Farrow - "John and Mary"
** Mia Farrow - "Rosemary's Baby"
** Mia Farrow - "Secret Ceremony"
** Mary Wimbush - "Oh! What a Lovely War"
** Glenda Jackson - "Women in Love"

*1969 Katharine Hepburn - "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" and Katharine Hepburn - "The Lion in Winter"
** Catherine Deneuve - "Belle de jour"
** Anne Bancroft - "The Graduate"
** Joanne Woodward - "Rachel, Rachel"

Winners 1952-67

Between 1952 and 1967, two distinct awards were given to the best British and best foreign actress each year.

Winners and nominees of the BAFTA Award for Best British Actress

*1968 Edith Evans"The Whisperers"
**"Elizabeth Taylor" - "The Taming of the Shrew"
**"Barbara Jefford " - "Ulysses"

*1967 Elizabeth Taylor"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"
**"Julie Christie" - "Doctor Zhivago"
**"Julie Christie " - "Fahrenheit 451"
**"Lynn Redgrave " - "Georgy Girl"
**"Vanessa Redgrave " - ""

*1966 Julie Christie"Darling"
**"Julie Andrews" - "The Americanization of Emily"
**"Rita Tushingham " - "The Knack …and How to Get It"
**"Julie Andrews " - "The Sound of Music"
**"Maggie Smith " - "Young Cassidy"

*1965 Audrey Hepburn"Charade"
**"Edith Evans" - "The Chalk Garden"
**"Deborah Kerr " - "The Chalk Garden"
**"Julie Andrews " - "Mary Poppins"
**Rita Tushingham - "Girl with Green Eyes"

*1964-Rachel Roberts"This Sporting Life"
**Julie Christie - "Billy Liar"
**Sarah Miles - "The Servant"
**Barbara Windsor - "Sparrers Can't Sing"
**Edith Evans - "Tom Jones"

*1963 Leslie Caron"The L-Shaped Room"
**Janet Munro - "Life for Ruth"
**Virginia Maskell - "The Wild and the Willing"

*1962 Dora Bryan"A Taste of Honey"
**Deborah Kerr - "The Sundowners"
**Hayley Mills - "Whistle Down the Wind"

*1961 Rachel Roberts"Saturday Night and Sunday Morning"
**Hayley Mills - "Pollyanna"
**Wendy Hiller - "Sons and Lovers"

*1960 Audrey Hepburn"The Nun's Story"
**Kay Walsh - "The Horse's Mouth"
**Sylvia Syms - "No Trees in the Street"
**Peggy Ashcroft - "The Nun's Story"
**Yvonne Mitchell - "Sapphire"

*1959 Irene Worth"Orders to Kill"
**Virginia McKenna - "Carve Her Name with Pride"
**Hermione Baddeley - "Room at the Top"

*1958 Heather Sears"The Story of Esther Costello"
**Deborah Kerr - "Tea and Sympathy"
**Sylvia Syms - "Woman in a Dressing Gown"

*1957 Virginia McKenna"A Town Like Alice"
**Dorothy Alison - "Reach for the Sky"
**Audrey Hepburn - "War and Peace"

*1956 Katie Johnson"The Ladykillers"
**Deborah Kerr - "The End of the Affair"
**Margaret Johnson - "Touch and Go"

*1955 Yvonne Mitchell"The Divided Heart""'
**Brenda de Banzie - "Hobson's Choice"
**Audrey Hepburn - "Sabrina Fair"
**Margaret Leighton - "Carrington V.C."
**Noelle Middleton - "Carrington V.C."

*1954 Audrey Hepburn - "Roman Holiday""'
**Celia Johnson - "The Captain's Paradise"

*1953 Vivien Leigh"A Streetcar Named Desire"
**Ann Todd - "The Sound Barrier"
**Celia Johnson - "I Believe in You"
**Phyllis Calvert - "Mandy"

Winners and nominees of the BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actress

*1967 Anouk Aimée"A Man and a Woman"
**Jane Fonda - "Barefoot in the Park"
**Simone Signoret - "The Deadly Affair"
**Bibi Andersson - "Persona"
**Bibi Andersson - "Syskonbädd 1782"

*1966 Jeanne Moreau"Viva Maria!"
**Joan Hackett - "The Group"
**Brigitte Bardot - "Viva Maria!"

*1965 Patricia Neal"In Harm's Way"
**Lila Kedrova - "Zorba the Greek"
**Simone Signoret - "Ship of Fools"

*1964 Anne Bancroft"The Pumpkin Eater"
**Shirley MacLaine - "Irma la Douce"
**Ava Gardner - "The Night of the Iguana"
**Kim Stanley - "Séance on a Wet Afternoon"
**Shirley MacLaine - "What a Way to Go!"

*1963 Patricia Neal"Hud"
**Lee Remick - "Days of Wine and Roses"
**Daniela Rocca - "Divorce, Italian Style"
**Joan Crawford - "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?"
**Bette Davis - "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?"

*1962 Anne Bancroft"The Miracle Worker"
**Jeanne Moreau - "Jules and Jim"
**Anouk Aimée - "Lola"
**Melina Mercouri - "Phaedra"
**Natalie Wood - "Splendor in the Grass"
**Geraldine Page - "Sweet Bird of Youth"
**Harriet Andersson - "Såsom i en spegel"

*1961 Sophia Loren"Two Women"
**Piper Laurie - "The Hustler"
**Claudia McNeil - "A Raisin in the Sun"
**Annie Girardot - "Rocco and His Brothers"
**Jean Seberg - "Breathless"

*1960 Shirley MacLaine"The Apartment"
**Pier Angeli - "The Angry Silence"
**Monica Vitti - "The Adventure"
**Jean Simmons - "Elmer Gantry"
**Emmanuelle Riva - "Hiroshima Mon Amour"
**Melina Mercouri - "Never on Sunday"

*1959 Shirley MacLaine"Ask Any Girl"
**Rosalind Russell - "Auntie Mame"
**Susan Hayward - "I Want to Live!"
**Ava Gardner - "On the Beach"
**Ellie Lambeti - "To Telefteo psemma"

*1958 Simone Signoret"Room at the Top"
**Karuna Bannerjee - "The Unvanquished"
**Elizabeth Taylor - "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"
**Ingrid Bergman - "The Inn of the Sixth Happiness"
**Tatyana Samojlova - "The Cranes Are Flying"
**Joanne Woodward - "No Down Payment"
**Giulietta Masina - "Nights of Cabiria"
**Anna Magnani - "Wild Is the Wind"

*1957 Simone Signoret"The Witches of Salem"
**Lilli Palmer - ""
**Eva Marie Saint - "A Hatful of Rain"
**Marilyn Monroe - "The Prince and the Showgirl"
**Katharine Hepburn - "The Rainmaker"
**Augusta Dabney - "No Down Payment"
**Augusta Dabney - "That Night!"
**Joanne Woodward - "The Three Faces of Eve"

*1956 Anna Magnani"The Rose Tattoo"
**Carroll Baker - "Baby Doll"
**Ava Gardner - "Bhowani Junction"
**Maria Schell - "Gervaise"
**Jean Simmons - "Guys and Dolls"
**Susan Hayward - "I'll Cry Tomorrow"
**Kim Novak - "Picnic"
**Marisa Pavan - "The Rose Tattoo"
**Eva Dahlbeck - "Sommarnattens leende"
**Shirley MacLaine - "The Trouble with Harry"

*1955 Betsy Blair"Marty"
**Dorothy Dandridge - "Carmen Jones"
**Grace Kelly - "The Country Girl"
**Julie Harris - "I Am a Camera"
**Marilyn Monroe - "The Seven Year Itch"
**Judy Garland - "A Star Is Born"
**Giulietta Masina - "The Road"
**Katharine Hepburn - "Summertime"

*1954 Cornell Borchers "The Divided Heart"
**Shirley Booth - "About Mrs. Leslie"
**Grace Kelly - "Dial M for Murder"
**Gina Lollobrigida - "Bread, Love and Dreams"
**Judy Holliday - "Phffft!"

*1953 Leslie Caron"Lili"
**Shirley Booth - "Come Back, Little Sheba"
**Maria Schell - "The Heart of the Matter"
**Mala Powers - "The Medium"

*1952 Simone Signoret"Golden Helmet"
**Nicole Stéphane - "Les Enfants terribles"
**Judy Holliday - "The Marrying Kind"
**Edwige Feuillère - "Olivia"
**Katharine Hepburn - "Pat and Mike"

External links

* [http://www.bafta.org/ BAFTA official site]


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