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The Oscar Quest: Rankings – Best Actress

Here is my subset of The Oscar Quest Rankings, specifically for Best Actress.

(Underlined means that’s what won. An asterisk (*) means that’s what I’d have voted for. Anything in RED means I haven’t seen the film yet.)


Best Actress

2013 – 1. Judi Dench, Philomena *

2. Sandra Bullock, Gravity

3. Meryl Streep, August: Osage County

4. Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine

5. Amy Adams, American Hustle

2012 – 1. Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook *

2. Naomi Watts, The Impossible

3. Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty

4. Emmanuelle Riva, Amour

5. Quvenzhané Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild

2011  1. Rooney Mara, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo *

2. Michelle Williams, My Week with Marilyn

3. Viola Davis, The Help

4. Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady

5. Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs

2010 1. Natalie Portman, Black Swan *

2. Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine

3. Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone

4. Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole

5. Annette Bening, The Kids are All Right

2009 1. Carey Mulligan, An Education *

2. Gabourey Sidibe, Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire

3. Meryl Streep, Julia and Julia

4. Helen Mirren, The Last Station

5. Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side

2008 1. Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married *

2. Angelina Jolie, Changeling

3. Meryl Streep, Doubt

4. Melissa Leo, Frozen River

5. Kate Winslet, The Reader

2007 1. Marion Cotillard, La Vie en Rose *

2. Julie Christie, Away from Her

3. Ellen Page, Juno

4. Laura Linney, The Savages

5. Cate Blanchett, Elizabeth: The Golden Age

2006 1. Kate Winslet, Little Children *

2. Meryl Streep, The Devil Wears Prada

3. Penèlope Cruz, Volver

4. Helen Mirren, The Queen

5. Judi Dench, Notes on a Scandal

2005 1. Felicity Huffman, Transamerica *

2. Reese Witherspoon, Walk the Line

3. Keira Knightley, Pride & Prejudice

4. Charlize Theron, North Country

5. Judi Dench, Mrs. Henderson Presents

2004 1. Kate Winslet, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind *

2. Annette Bening, Being Julia

3. Hilary Swank, Million Dollar Baby

4. Catalina Sandino Moreno, Maria Full of Grace

5. Imelda Staunton, Vera Drake

2003 1. Charlize Theron, Monster *

2. Samantha Morton, In America

3. Naomi Watts, 21 Grams

4. Keisha Castle-Hughes, Whale Rider

5. Diane Keaton, Something’s Gotta Give

2002 1. Julianne Moore, Far From Heaven *

2. Renée Zellweger, Chicago

3. Salma Hayek, Frida

4. Diane Lane, Unfaithful

5. Nicole Kidman, The Hours

2001 1. Judi Dench, Iris *

2. Nicole Kidman, Moulin Rouge!

3. Halle Berry, Monster’s Ball

4. Sissy Spacek, In the Bedroom

5. Renée Zellweger, Bridget Jones’s Diary

2000 1. Joan Allen, The Contender

2. Julia Roberts, Erin Brockovich

3. Ellen Burstyn, Requiem for a Dream *

4. Juliette Binoche, Chocolat

5. Laura Linney, You Can Count on Me

19991. Annette Bening, American Beauty *

2. Hilary Swank, Boys Don’t Cry

3. Janet McTeer, Tumbleweeds

4. Julianne Moore, The End of the Affair

5. Meryl Streep, Music of the Heart

19981. Gwyneth Paltrow, Shakespeare in Love *

2. Cate Blanchett, Elizabeth

3. Fernanda Montenegro, Central Station

4. Emily Watson, Hilary and Jackie

5. Meryl Streep, One True Thing

1997 1. Helen Hunt, As Good as It Gets *

2. Judi Dench, Mrs. Brown

3. Helena Bonham Carter, The Wings of the Dove

4. Kate Winslet, Titanic

5. Julie Christie, Afterglow

19961. Frances McDormand, Fargo

2. Emily Watson, Breaking the Waves *

3. Brenda Blethyn, Secrets & Lies

4. Kristin Scott Thomas, The English Patient

5. Diane Keaton, Marvin’s Room

19951. Elisabeth Shue, Leaving Las Vegas *

2. Sharon Stone, Casino

3. Meryl Streep, The Bridges of Madison County

4. Susan Sarandon, Dead Man Walking

5. Emma Thompson, Sense and Sensibility

19941. Jodie Foster, Nell *

2. Susan Sarandon, The Client

3. Jessica Lange, Blue Sky

4. Winona Ryder, Little Women

5. Miranda Richardson, Tom & Viv

19931. Emma Thompson, The Remains of the Day

2. Holly Hunter, The Piano *

3. Debra Winger, Shadowlands

4. Angela Bassett, What’s Love Got to Do with It

5. Stockard Channing, Six Degrees of Separation

1992 – 1. Mary McDonnell, Passion Fish *

2. Emma Thompson, Howards End

3. Michelle Pfeiffer, Love Field

4. Susan Sarandon, Lorenzo’s Oil

5. Catherine Deneuve, Indochine

1991 1. Jodie Foster, The Silence of the Lambs *

2. Laura Dern, Rambling Rose

3. Susan Sarandon, Thelma & Louise

4. Geena Davis, Thelma & Louise

5. Bette Midler, For the Boys

19901. Kathy Bates, Misery *

2. Meryl Streep, Postcards from the Edge

3. Anjelica Huston, The Grifters

4. Julia Roberts, Pretty Woman

5. Joanne Woodward, Mr. and Mrs. Bridge

1989 1. Jessica Tandy, Driving Miss Daisy *

2. Michelle Pfeiffer, The Fabulous Baker Boys

3. Pauline Collins, Shirley Valentine

4. Isabelle Adjani, Camille Claudel

5. Jessica Lange, Music Box

1988 1. Jodie Foster, The Accused *

2. Meryl Streep, A Cry in the Dark

3. Glenn Close, Dangerous Liaisons

4. Sigourney Weaver, Gorillas in the Mist

5. Melanie Griffith, Working Girl

1987 1. Holly Hunter, Broadcast News *

2. Glenn Close, Fatal Attraction

3. Cher, Moonstruck

4. Meryl Streep, Ironweed

5. Sally Kirkland, Anna

1986 1. Marlee Matlin, Children of a Lesser God *

2. Sigourney Weaver, Aliens

3. Kathleen Turner, Peggy Sue Got Married

4. Sissy Spacek, Crimes of the Heart

5. Jane Fonda, The Morning After

1985 1. Whoopi Goldberg, The Color Purple *

2. Jessica Lange, Sweet Dreams

3. Geraldine Page, The Trip to Bountiful

4. Meryl Streep, Out of Africa

5. Anne Bancroft, Agnes of God

1984 1. Sally Field, Places in the Heart *

2. Judy Davis, A Passage to India

3. Sissy Spacek, The River

4. Jessica Lange, Country

5. Vanessa Redgrave, The Bostonians

19831. Shirley MacLaine, Terms of Endearment *

2. Julie Walters, Educating Rita

3. Debra Winger, Terms of Endearment

4. Meryl Streep, Silkwood

5. Jane Alexander, Testament

19821. Meryl Streep, Sophie’s Choice *

2. Jessica Lange, Frances

3. Julie Andrews, Victor Victoria

4. Sissy Spacek, Missing

5. Debra Winger, An Officer and a Gentleman

1981 1. Katharine Hepburn, On Golden Pond

2. Marsha Mason, Only When I Laugh *

3. Diane Keaton, Reds

4. Susan Sarandon, Atlantic City

5. Meryl Streep, The French Lieutenant’s Woman

1980 1. Sissy Spacek, Coal Miner’s Daughter *

2. Mary Tyler Moore, Ordinary People

3. Goldie Hawn, Private Benjamin

3. Gena Rowlands, Gloria

5. Ellen Burstyn, Resurrection

1979 1. Sally Field, Norma Rae *

2. Bette Midler, The Rose

3. Jane Fonda, The China Syndrome

4. Marsha Mason, Chapter Two

5. Jill Clayburgh, Starting Over

1978 1. Jill Clayburgh, An Unmarried Woman *

2. Jane Fonda, Coming Home

3. Ellen Burstyn, Same Time, Next Year

4. Ingrid Bergman, Autumn Sonata

5. Geraldine Page, Interiors

1977 1. Marsha Mason, The Goodbye Girl

2. Diane Keaton, Annie Hall *

3. Jane Fonda, Julia

4. Shirley MacLaine, The Turning Point

5. Anne Bancroft, The Turning Point

1976 1. Talia Shire, Rocky *

2. Faye Dunaway, Network

3. Sissy Spacek, Carrie

4. Marie-Christine Barrault, Cousin, cousine

5. Liv Ullmann, Face to Face

1975 – 1. Ann-Margret, Tommy

2. Louise Fletcher, One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest *

3. Isabelle Adjani, The Story of Adele H.

4. Carol Kane, Hester Street

5. Glenda Jackson, Hedda

1974 1. Gena Rowlands, A Woman Under the Influence *

2. Faye Dunaway, Chinatown

3. Ellen Burstyn, Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore

4. Valerie Perrine, Lenny

5. Diahann Carroll, Claudine

19731. Ellen Burstyn, The Exorcist *

2. Marsha Mason, Cinderella Liberty

3. Glenda Jackson, A Touch of Class

4. Barbra Streisand, The Way We Were

5. Joanne Woodward, Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams

1972 1. Liza Minnelli, Cabaret *

2. Diana Ross, Lady Sings the Blues

3. Cicely Tyson, Sounder

4. Maggie Smith, Travels with My Aunt

5. Liv Ullmann, The Emigrants

1971 1. Julie Christie, McCabe & Mrs. Miller

2. Janet Suzman, Nicholas and Alexandra

3. Jane Fonda, Klute *

4. Vanessa Redgrave, Mary, Queen of Scots

5. Glenda Jackson, Sunday Bloody Sunday

1970 1. Ali MacGraw, Love Story *

2. Jane Alexander, The Great White Hope

3. Carrie Snodgress, Diary of a Mad Housewife

4. Sarah Miles, Ryan’s Daughter

5. Glenda Jackson, Women in Love

1969 1. Liza Minnelli, The Sterile Cuckoo

2. Geneviève Bujold, Anne of the Thousand Days *

3. Jean Simmons, The Happy Ending

4. Jane Fonda, They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?

5. Maggie Smith, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

1968 1. Barbra Streisand, Funny Girl *

2. Katharine Hepburn, The Lion in Winter

3. Vanessa Redgrave, Isadora

4. Patricia Neal, The Subject Was Roses

5. Joanne Woodward, Rachel, Rachel

1967 1. Audrey Hepburn, Wait Until Dark

2. Anne Bancroft, The Graduate

3. Faye Dunaway, Bonnie and Clyde *

4. Katharine Hepburn, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

5. Edith Evans, The Whisperers

1966 1. Elizabeth Taylor, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? *

2. Ida Kaminska, The Shop on Main Street

3. Lynn Redgrave, Georgy Girl

4. Anouk Aimée, A Man and a Woman

5. Vanessa Redgrave, Morgan!

1965 1. Julie Christie, Darling *

2. Elizabeth Hartman, A Patch of Blue

3. Samantha Eggar, The Collector

4. Julie Andrews, The Sound of Music

5. Simone Signoret, Ship of Fools

1964 1. Julie Andrews, Mary Poppins *

2. Debbie Reynolds, The Unsinkable Molly Brown

3. Anne Bancroft, The Pumpkin Eater

4. Kim Stanley, Séance on a Wet Afternoon

5. Sophia Loren, Marriage Italian-Style

1963 1. Leslie Caron, The L-Shaped Room *

2. Natalie Wood, Love with the Proper Stranger

3. Shirley MacLaine, Irma La Douce

4. Rachel Roberts, This Sporting Life

5. Patricia Neal, Hud

1962 1. Anne Bancroft, The Miracle Worker *

2. Lee Remick, Days of Wine and Roses

3. Geraldine Page, Sweet Bird of Youth

4. Katharine Hepburn, Long Day’s Journey Into Night

5. Bette Davis, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

1961 1. Natalie Wood, Splendor in the Grass *

2. Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany’s

3. Piper Laurie, The Hustler

4. Sophia Loren, Two Women

5. Geraldine Page, Summer and Smoke

1960 1. Shirley MacLaine, The Apartment *

2. Deborah Kerr, The Sundowners

3. Elizabeth Taylor, BUtterfield 8

4. Melina Mercouri, Never on Sunday

5. Greer Garson, Sunrise at Campobello

1959 1. Audrey Hepburn, The Nun’s Story *

2. Elizabeth Taylor, Suddenly, Last Summer

3. Katharine Hepburn, Suddenly, Last Summer

4. Doris Day, Pillow Talk

5. Simone Signoret, Room at the Top

1958 1. Elizabeth Taylor, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

2. Deborah Kerr, Separate Tables

3. Susan Hayward, I Want to Live! *

4. Shirley MacLaine, Some Came Running

5. Rosalind Russell, Auntie Mame

19571. Joanne Woodward, The Three Faces of Eve *

2. Lana Turner, Peyton Place

3. Deborah Kerr, Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison

4. Elizabeth Taylor, Raintree County

5. Anna Magnani, Wild is the Wind

1956 1. Carroll Baker, Baby Doll *

2. Katharine Hepburn, The Rainmaker

3. Deborah Kerr, The King and I

4. Nancy Kelly, The Bad Seed

5. Ingrid Bergman, Anastasia

1955 – 1. Susan Hayward, I’ll Cry Tomorrow *

2. Anna Magnani, The Rose Tattoo

3. Eleanor Parker, Interrupted Melody

4. Katharine Hepburn, Summertime

5. Jennifer Jones, Love is a Many-Splendored Thing

19541. Grace Kelly, The Country Girl *

2. Judy Garland, A Star is Born

3. Audrey Hepburn, Sabrina

4. Jane Wyman, Magnificent Obsession

5. Dorothy Dandridge, Carmen Jones

1953 1. Audrey Hepburn, Roman Holiday *

2. Leslie Caron, Lili

3. Maggie McNamara, The Moon is Blue

4. Deborah Kerr, From Here to Eternity

5. Ava Gardner, Mogambo

1952 1. Julie Harris, The Member of the Wedding *

2. Shirley Booth, Come Back, Little Sheba

3. Susan Hayward, With a Song in My Heart

4. Bette Davis, The Star

5. Joan Crawford, Sudden Fear

1951 1. Vivien Leigh, A Streetcar Named Desire *

2. Katharine Hepburn, The African Queen

3. Eleanor Parker, Detective Story

4. Shelley Winters, A Place in the Sun

5. Jane Wyman, The Blue Veil

1950 1. Gloria Swanson, Sunset Boulevard *

2. Judy Holliday, Born Yesterday

3. Anne Baxter, All About Eve

4. Betty Davis, All About Eve

5. Eleanor Parker, Caged

1949 1. Olivia de Havilland, The Heiress *

2. Jeanne Crain, Pinky

3. Deborah Kerr, Edward, My Son

4. Susan Hayward, My Foolish Heart

5. Loretta Young, Come to the Stable

1948 1. Jane Wyman, Johnny Belinda *

2. Irene Dunne, I Remember Mama

3. Olivia de Havilland, The Snake Pit

4. Barbara Stanwyck, Sorry, Wrong Number

5. Ingrid Bergman, Joan of Arc

1947 1. Rosalind Russell, Mourning Becomes Electra *

2. Dorothy McGuire, Gentleman’s Agreement

3. Loretta Young, The Farmer’s Daughter

4. Joan Crawford, Possessed

5. Susan Hayward, Smash-up, the Story of a Woman

1946 1. Celia Johnson, Brief Encounter

2. Olivia de Havilland, To Each His Own *

3. Jane Wyman, The Yearling

4. Jennifer Jones, Duel in the Sun

5. Rosalind Russell, Sister Kenny

1945 1. Joan Crawford, Mildred Pierce *

2. Gene Tierney, Leave Her to Heaven

3. Ingrid Bergman, The Bells of St. Mary’s

4. Greer Garson, The Valley of Decision

5. Jennifer Jones, Love Letters

1944 1. Barbara Stanwyck, Double Indemnity *

2. Ingrid Bergman, Gaslight

3. Claudette Colbert, Since You Went Away

4. Greer Garson, Mrs. Parkington

5. Bette Davis, Mr. Skeffington

1943 1. Jean Arthur, The More the Merrier *

2. Ingrid Bergman, For Whom the Bell Tolls

3. Jennifer Jones, The Song of Bernadette

4. Greer Garson, Madame Curie

5. Joan Fontaine, The Constant Nymph

1942 1. Teresa Wright, The Pride of the Yankees *

2. Greer Garson, Mrs. Miniver

3. Rosalind Russell, My Sister Eileen

4. Bette Davis, Now, Voyager

5. Katharine Hepburn, Woman of the Year

1941 1. Joan Fontaine, Suspicion

2. Greer Garson, Blossoms in the Dust *

3. Olivia de Havilland, Hold Back the Dawn

4. Barbara Stanwyck, Ball of Fire

5. Bette Davis, The Little Foxes

1940 1. Ginger Rogers, Kitty Foyle *

2. Joan Fontaine, Rebecca

3. Martha Scott, Our Town

4. Katharine Hepburn, The Philadelphia Story

5. Bette Davis, The Letter

1939 1. Vivien Leigh, Gone With the Wind *

2. Greta Garbo, Ninotchka

3. Greer Garson, Goodbye, Mr. Chips

4. Irene Dunne, Love Affair

5. Bette Davis, Dark Victory

1938 1. Wendy Hiller, Pygmalion *

2. Norma Shearer, Marie Antoinette

3. Fay Bainter, White Banners

4. Bette Davis, Jezebel

5. Margaret Sullavan, Three Comrades

1937 1. Janet Gaynor, A Star is Born

2. Irene Dunne, The Awful Truth *

3. Barbara Stanwyck, Stella Dallas

4. Luise Rainer, The Good Earth

5. Greta Garbo, Camille

1936 1. Carole Lombard, My Man Godfrey *

2. Luise Rainer, The Great Ziegfeld

3. Gladys George, Valiant is the Word for Carrie

4. Irene Dunne, Theodora Goes Wild

5. Norma Shearer, Romeo and Juliet

1935 1. Katharine Hepburn, Alice Adams *

2. Miriam Hopkins, Becky Sharp

3. Elisabeth Bergner, Escape Me Never

4. Bette Davis, Dangerous

5. Merle Oberon, The Dark Angel

6. Claudette Colbert, Private Worlds

1934 1. Claudette Colbert, It Happened One Night *

2. Norma Shearer, The Barretts of Wimpole Street

3. Bette Davis, Of Human Bondage (write-in)

4. Grace Moore, One Night of Love

1932-1933 1. Katharine Hepburn, Morning Glory *

2. Diana Wynyard, Cavalcade

3. May Robson, Lady for a Day

1931-1932 1. Helen Hayes, The Sin of Madelon Claudet *

2. Lynn Fontaine, The Guardsman

3. Marie Dressler, Emma

1930-1931 – 1. Irene Dunne, Cimarron *

2. Marie Dressler, Min and Bill

3. Marlene Dietrich, Morocco

4. Norma Shearer, A Free Soul

5. Ann Harding, Holiday

1929-1930 1. Norma Shearer, The Divorcée *

2. Gloria Swanson, The Tresspasser

3. Nancy Carroll, The Devil’s Holiday

4. Greta Garbo, Anna Christie

5. Ruth Chatterton, Sarah and Son

6. Norma Shearer, Their Own Desire

7. Greta Garbo, Romance

1928-1929 1. Mary Pickford, Coquette *

2. Bessie Love, The Broadway Melody

3. Jeanne Eagels, The Letter

4. Corrinne Griffith, The Divine Lady

5. Ruth Chatterton, Madame X

Betty Compson, The Barker

1927-19281. Janet Gaynor, Seventh Heaven & Street Angel & Sunrise *

2. Gloria Swanson, Sadie Thompson

3. Louise Dresser, A Ship Comes In

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