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best actress in a comedy or musical / best actress in a drama (1930-2016)

by jsaez
best actress in a comedy or musical / best actress in a drama (1930-2016) by jsaez
If the Hollywood Foreign Press does it, why can’t I? 1930: Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Marie Dressler (Min and Bill) Best Actress in a Drama: Marlene Dietrich (Morocco) 1931: Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Norma Shearer (Private Lives) Best Actress in a Drama: Barbara Stanwyck (The Miracle Woman) 1932: Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Ina Claire (The Greeks Had a Word for Them) Best Actress in a Drama: Joan Crawford (Rain) 1933: Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Miriam Hopkins (Design for Living) Best Actress in a Drama: Greta Garbo (Queen Christina) 1934: Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Carole Lombard (Twentieth… Read more

If the Hollywood Foreign Press does it, why can’t I?

1930:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Marie Dressler (Min and Bill)
Best Actress in a Drama: Marlene Dietrich (Morocco)

1931:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Norma Shearer (Private Lives)
Best Actress in a Drama: Barbara Stanwyck (The Miracle Woman)

1932:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Ina Claire (The Greeks Had a Word for Them)
Best Actress in a Drama: Joan Crawford (Rain)

1933:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Miriam Hopkins (Design for Living)
Best Actress in a Drama: Greta Garbo (Queen Christina)

1934:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Carole Lombard (Twentieth Century)
Best Actress in a Drama: Bette Davis (Of Human Bondage)

1935:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Margaret Sullavan (The Good Fairy)
Best Actress in a Drama: Katharine Hepburn (Alice Adams)

1936:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Carole Lombard (My Man Godfrey)
Best Actress in a Drama: Greta Garbo (Camille)

1937:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Irene Dunne (The Awful Truth)
Best Actress in a Drama: Barbara Stanwyck (Stella Dallas)

1938:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Katharine Hepburn (Bringing Up Baby)
Best Actress in a Drama: Bette Davis (Jezebel)

1939:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Greta Garbo (Ninotchka)
Best Actress in a Drama: Vivien Leigh (Gone with the Wind)

1940:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Rosalind Russell (His Girl Friday)
Best Actress in a Drama: Joan Fontaine (Rebecca)

1941:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Barbara Stanwyck (The Lady Eve)
Best Actress in a Drama: Bette Davis (The Little Foxes)

1942:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Carole Lombard (To Be or Not to Be)
Best Actress in a Drama: Bette Davis (Now, Voyager)

1943:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Jean Arthur (The More the Merrier)
Best Actress in a Drama: Ida Lupino (The Hard Way)

1944:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Judy Garland (Meet Me in St. Louis)
Best Actress in a Drama: Barbara Stanwyck (Double Indemnity)

1945:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Tallulah Bankhead (A Royal Scandal)
Best Actress in a Drama: Celia Johnson (Brief Encounter)

1946:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Jennifer Jones (Cluny Brown)
Best Actress in a Drama: Ingrid Bergman (Notorious)

1947:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Betty Hutton (The Perils of Pauline)
Best Actress in a Drama: Deborah Kerr (Black Narcissus)

1948:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Marlene Dietrich (A Foreign Affair)
Best Actress in a Drama: Anna Magnani (L’amore)

1949:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Katharine Hepburn (Adam’s Rib)
Best Actress in a Drama: Olivia de Havilland (The Heiress)

1950:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Judy Holliday (Born Yesterday)
Best Actress in a Drama: Bette Davis (All About Eve)

1951:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Joan Greenwood (The Man in the White Suit)
Best Actress in a Drama: Vivien Leigh (A Streetcar Named Desire)

1952:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Anna Magnani (The Golden Coach)
Best Actress in a Drama: Anna Magnani (Bellissima)

1953:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Audrey Hepburn (Roman Holiday)
Best Actress in a Drama: Danielle Darrieux (The Earrings of Madame de…)

1954:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Judy Garland (A Star Is Born)
Best Actress in a Drama: Giulietta Masina (La Strada)

1955:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Eva Dahlbeck (Smiles of a Summer Night)
Best Actress in a Drama: Anna Magnani (The Rose Tattoo)

1956:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Marilyn Monroe (Bus Stop)
Best Actress in a Drama: Carroll Baker (Baby Doll)

1957:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Audrey Hepburn (Funny Face)
Best Actress in a Drama: Giulietta Masina (Nights of Cabiria)

1958:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Rosalind Russell (Auntie Mame)
Best Actress in a Drama: Jeanne Moreau (Elevator to the Gallows)

1959:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Marilyn Monroe (Some Like It Hot)
Best Actress in a Drama: Simone Signoret (Room at the Top)

1960:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Judy Holliday (Bells Are Ringing)
Best Actress in a Drama: Sophia Loren (Two Women)

1961:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Audrey Hepburn (Breakfast at Tiffany’s)
Best Actress in a Drama: Harriet Andersson (Through a Glass Darkly)

1962:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Rosalind Russell (Gypsy)
Best Actress in a Drama: Anne Bancroft (The Miracle Worker)

1963:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Sophia Loren (Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow)
Best Actress in a Drama: Jeanne Moreau (Bay of Angels)

1964:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Paula Prentiss (Man’s Favorite Sport?)
Best Actress in a Drama: Nina Pens Rode (Gertrud)

1965:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Julie Andrews (The Sound of Music)
Best Actress in a Drama: Julie Christie (Darling)

1966:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Lynn Redgrave (Georgy Girl)
Best Actress in a Drama: Bibi Andersson (Persona)

1967:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Anne Bancroft (The Graduate)
Best Actress in a Drama: Edith Evans (The Whisperers)

1968:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Barbra Streisand (Funny Girl)
Best Actress in a Drama: Liv Ullmann (Shame)

1969:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Barbra Streisand (Hello, Dolly!)
Best Actress in a Drama: Jane Fonda (They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?)

1970:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Angela Lansbury (Something for Everyone)
Best Actress in a Drama: Barbara Loden (Wanda)

1971:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Ruth Gordon (Harold and Maude)
Best Actress in a Drama: Jane Fonda (Klute)

1972:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Liza Minnelli (Cabaret)
Best Actress in a Drama: Cicely Tyson (Sounder)

1973:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Glenda Jackson (A Touch of Class)
Best Actress in a Drama: Liv Ullmann (Scenes from a Marriage)

1974:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Diahann Carroll (Claudine)
Best Actress in a Drama: Brigitte Mira (Ali: Fear Eats the Soul)

1975:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Carol Kane (Hester Street)
Best Actress in a Drama: Isabelle Adjani (The Story of Adele H)

1976:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Barbara Harris (Family Plot)
Best Actress in a Drama: Sissy Spacek (Carrie)

1977:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Diane Keaton (Annie Hall)
Best Actress in a Drama: Shelley Duvall (3 Women)

1978:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Jill Clayburgh (An Unmarried Woman)
Best Actress in a Drama: Glenda Jackson (Stevie)

1979:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Jill Clayburgh (Starting Over)
Best Actress in a Drama: Sally Field (Norma Rae)

1980:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Goldie Hawn (Private Benjamin)
Best Actress in a Drama: Gena Rowlands (Gloria)

1981:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Lily Tomlin (The Incredible Shrinking Woman)
Best Actress in a Drama: Faye Dunaway (Mommie Dearest)

1982:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Carol Burnett (Annie)
Best Actress in a Drama: Jessica Lange (Frances)

1983:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Julie Walters (Educating Rita)
Best Actress in a Drama: Debra Winger (Terms of Endearment)

1984:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Kathleen Turner (Romancing the Stone)
Best Actress in a Drama: Gena Rowlands (Love Streams)

1985:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Rosanna Arquette (Desperately Seeking Susan)
Best Actress in a Drama: Whoopi Goldberg (The Color Purple)

1986:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Melanie Griffith (Something Wild)
Best Actress in a Drama: Chloe Webb (Sid and Nancy)

1987:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Holly Hunter (Raising Arizona)
Best Actress in a Drama: Judy Davis (High Tide)

1988:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Carmen Maura (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown)
Best Actress in a Drama: Gena Rowlands (Another Woman)

1989:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Meryl Streep (She-Devil)
Best Actress in a Drama: Geneviève Lemon (Sweetie)

1990:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Alison Steadman (Life Is Sweet)
Best Actress in a Drama: Joanne Woodward (Mr. & Mrs. Bridge)

1991:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Meryl Streep (Defending Your Life)
Best Actress in a Drama: Gong Li (Raise the Red Lantern)

1992:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Whoopi Goldberg (Sister Act)
Best Actress in a Drama: Emma Thompson (Howards End)

1993:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Stockard Channing (Six Degrees of Separation)
Best Actress in a Drama: Holly Hunter (The Piano)

1994:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Kathleen Turner (Serial Mom)
Best Actress in a Drama: Linda Fiorentino (The Last Seduction)

1995:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Alicia Silverstone (Clueless)
Best Actress in a Drama: Sandrine Bonnaire and Isabelle Huppert (La Cérémonie)

1996:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Frances McDormand (Fargo)
Best Actress in a Drama: Brenda Blethyn (Secrets & Lies)

1997:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Pam Grier (Jackie Brown)
Best Actress in a Drama: Helena Bonham Carter (The Wings of the Dove)

1998:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Holly Hunter (Living Out Loud)
Best Actress in a Drama: Fernanda Montenegro (Central Station)

1999:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Reese Witherspoon (Election)
Best Actress in a Drama: Kate Winslet (Holy Smoke)

2000:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Björk (Dancer in the Dark)
Best Actress in a Drama: Gillian Anderson (The House of Mirth)

2001:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Reese Witherspoon (Legally Blonde)
Best actress in a Drama: Isabelle Huppert (The Piano Teacher)

2002:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Emily Watson (Punch-Drunk Love)
Best Actress in a Drama: Julianne Moore (Far from Heaven)

2003:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Diane Keaton (Something’s Gotta Give)
Best Actress in a Drama: Uma Thurman (Kill Bill: Vol. 1)

2004:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Kate Winslet (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind)
Best Actress in a Drama: Imelda Staunton (Vera Drake)

2005:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Laura Linney (The Squid and the Whale)
Best Actress in a Drama: Natasha Richardson (The White Countess)

2006:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Meryl Streep (The Devil Wears Prada)
Best Actress in a Drama: Penélope Cruz (Volver)

2007:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Amy Adams (Enchanted)
Best Actress in a Drama: Julie Christie (Away from Her)

2008:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Sally Hawkins (Happy-Go-Lucky)
Best Actress in a Drama: Kristin Scott Thomas (I’ve Loved You So Long)

2009:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Meryl Streep (Julie & Julia)
Best Actress in a Drama: Abbie Cornish (Bright Star)

2010:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Emma Stone (Easy A)
Best Actress in a Drama: Jeong-hie Yun (Poetry)

2011:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids)
Best Actress in a Drama: Rachel Weisz (The Deep Blue Sea)

2012:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Aubrey Plaza (Safety Not Guaranteed)
Best Actress in a Drama: Emmanuelle Riva (Amour)

2013:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Greta Gerwig (Frances Ha)
Best Actress in a Drama: Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)

2014:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Jenny Slate (Obvious Child)
Best Actress in a Drama: Marion Cotillard (Two Days, One Night)

2015:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Lily Tomlin (Grandma)
Best Actress in a Drama: Cate Blanchett (Carol)

2016:
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins)
Best Actress in a Drama: Isabelle Huppert (Elle)

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