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my choices for best actress (1924-2016)

by jsaez
my choices for best actress (1924-2016) by jsaez
1924: ZaSu Pitts (Greed) 1925: May McAvoy (Lady Windermere’s Fan) 1926: Lillian Gish (The Scarlet Letter) 1927: Janet Gaynor (Sunrise; 7th Heaven) 1928: Maria Falconetti (The Passion of Joan of Arc) 1929: Louise Brooks (Pandora’s Box; Diary of a Lost Girl) 1930: Marlene Dietrich (Morocco; The Blue Angel) 1931: Barbara Stanwyck (The Miracle Woman; Night Nurse) 1932: Joan Crawford (Rain; Grand Hotel) 1933: Greta Garbo (Queen Christina) 1934: Bette Davis (Of Human Bondage) 1935: Katharine Hepbrun (Alice Adams; Sylvia Scarlett) 1936: Greta Garbo (Camille) 1937: Barbara Stanwyck (Stella Dallas) 1938: Katharine Hepburn (Bringing Up Baby;… Read more

1924: ZaSu Pitts (Greed)
1925: May McAvoy (Lady Windermere’s Fan)
1926: Lillian Gish (The Scarlet Letter)
1927: Janet Gaynor (Sunrise; 7th Heaven)
1928: Maria Falconetti (The Passion of Joan of Arc)
1929: Louise Brooks (Pandora’s Box; Diary of a Lost Girl)
1930: Marlene Dietrich (Morocco; The Blue Angel)
1931: Barbara Stanwyck (The Miracle Woman; Night Nurse)
1932: Joan Crawford (Rain; Grand Hotel)
1933: Greta Garbo (Queen Christina)
1934: Bette Davis (Of Human Bondage)
1935: Katharine Hepbrun (Alice Adams; Sylvia Scarlett)
1936: Greta Garbo (Camille)
1937: Barbara Stanwyck (Stella Dallas)
1938: Katharine Hepburn (Bringing Up Baby; Holiday)
1939: Vivien Leigh (Gone with the Wind)
1940: Rosalind Russell (His Girl Friday)
1941: Barbara Stanwyck (The Lady Eve; Ball of Fire; Meet John Doe)
1942: Bette Davis (Now, Voyager)
1943: Ida Lupino (The Hard Way)
1944: Barbara Stanwyck (Double Indemnity)
1945: Celia Johnson (Brief Encounter)
1946: Ingrid Bergman (Notorious)
1947: Deborah Kerr (Black Narcissus)
1948: Anna Magnani (L’amore)
1949: Olivia de Havilland (The Heiress)
1950: Bette Davis (All About Eve)
1951: Vivien Leigh (A Streetcar Named Desire)
1952: Anna Magnani (Bellissima; The Golden Coach)
1953: Danielle Darrieux (Madame de…)
1954: Judy Garland (A Star Is Born)
1955: Anna Magnani (The Rose Tattoo)
1956: Carroll Baker (Baby Doll)
1957: Giulietta Masina (Nights of Cabiria)
1958: Jeanne Moreau (Elevator to the Gallows; The Lovers)
1959: Marilyn Monroe (Some Like It Hot)
1960: Sophia Loren (Two Women)
1961: Audrey Hepburn (Breakfast at Tiffany’s)
1962: Anne Bancroft (The Miracle Worker)
1963: Jeanne Moreau (Bay of Angels)
1964: Nina Pens Rode (Gertrud)
1965: Julie Christie (Darling)
1966: Bibi Andersson (Persona)
1967: Anne Bancroft (The Graduate)
1968: Liv Ullmann (Shame)
1969: Jane Fonda (They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?)
1970: Barbara Loden (Wanda)
1971: Jane Fonda (Klute)
1972: Cicely Tyson (Sounder)
1973: Liv Ullmann (Scenes From a Marriage)
1974: Brigitte Mira (Ali: Fear Eats the Soul)
1975: Isabelle Adjani (The Story of Adele H)
1976: Sissy Spacek (Carrie)
1977: Diane Keaton (Annie Hall)
1978: Glenda Jackson (Stevie)
1979: Sally Field (Norma Rae)
1980: Goldie Hawn (Private Benjamin)
1981: Faye Dunaway (Mommie Dearest)
1982: Jessica Lange (Frances)
1983: Debra Winger (Terms of Endearment)
1984: Gena Rowlands (Love Streams)
1985: Whoopi Goldberg (The Color Purple)
1986: Chloe Webb (Sid and Nancy)
1987: Judy Davis (High Tide)
1988: Carmen Maura (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown)
1989: Geneviève Lemon (Sweetie)
1990: Joanne Woodward (Mr. and Mrs. Bridge)
1991: Gong Li (Raise the Red Lantern)
1992: Emma Thompson (Howards End)
1993: Holly Hunter (The Piano)
1994: Linda Fiorentino (The Last Seduction)
1995: Sandrine Bonnaire and Isabelle Huppert (La cérémonie)
1996: Brenda Blethyn (Secrets & Lies)
1997: Pam Grier (Jackie Brown)
1998: Fernanda Montenegro (Central Station)
1999: Kate Winslet (Holy Smoke)
2000: Björk (Dancer in the Dark)
2001: Isabelle Huppert (The Piano Teacher)
2002: Julianne Moore (Far From Heaven)
2003: Uma Thurman (Kill Bill: Vol. 1)
2004: Imelda Staunton (Vera Drake)
2005: Natasha Richardson (The White Countess)
2006: Penélope Cruz (Volver)
2007: Marion Cotillard (La Vie En Rose)
2008: Sally Hawkins (Happy-Go-Lucky)
2009: Mery Streep (Julie & Julia)
2010: Jeong-hie Yun (Poetry)
2011: Rachel Weisz (The Deep Blue Sea)
2012: Emmanuelle Riva (Amour)
2013: Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)
2014: Marion Cotillard (Two Days, One Night)
2015: Cate Blanchett (Carol)
2016: Isabelle Huppert (Elle; Things to Come)

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