Oscar Best Actress By Role

Guess the role/character name that won the Academy Award for Best Actor Year = year of the ceremony honoring the previous year's films
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Last updated: December 21, 2016
First submittedDecember 15, 2016
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Year
Actress Name
Movie
Role
2016
Brie Larson
Room
Joy Newsome
2015
Julianne Moore
Still Alice
Alice Daly-Howland
2014
Cate Blanchett
Blue Jasmine
Jeanette "Jasmine" Francis
2013
Jennifer Lawrence
Silver Linings Playbook
Tiffany Maxwell
2012
Meryl Streep
The Iron Lady
Margaret Thatcher
2011
Natalie Portman
Black Swan
Nina Sayers
2010
Sandra Bullock
The Blind Side
Leigh Anne Tuohy
2009
Kate Winslet
The Reader
Hanna Schmitz
2008
Marion Cotillard
La Vie en rose
Edith Piaf
2007
Helen Mirren
The Queen
Queen Elizabeth II
2006
Reese Witherspoon
Walk the Line
June Carter Cash
2005
Hilary Swank
Million Dollar Baby
Maggie Fitzgerald
2004
Charlize Theron
Monster
Aileen Wuornos
2003
Nicole Kidman
The Hours
Virginia Woolf
2002
Halle Berry
Monster's Ball
Leticia Musgrove
2001
Julia Roberts
Erin Brockovich
Erin Brockovich
2000
Hilary Swank
Boys Don't Cry
Brandon Teena
1999
Gwyneth Paltrow
Shakespeare in Love
Viola de Lesseps / Thomas Kent
1998
Helen Hunt
As Good As It Gets
Carol Connelly
1997
Frances McDormand
Fargo
Marge Gunderson
1996
Susan Sarandon
Dead Man Walking
Helen Prejean
1995
Jessica Lange
Blue Sky
Carly Marshall
1994
Holly Hunter
The Piano
Ada McGrath
1993
Emma Thompson
Howards End
Margaret Schlegel
1992
Jodie Foster
The Silence of the Lambs
Clarice Starling
1991
Kathy Bates
Misery
Annie Wilkes
1990
Jessica Tandy
Driving Miss Daisy
Daisy Werthan
1989
Jodie Foster
The Accused
Sarah Tobias
1988
Cher
Moonstruck
Loretta Castorini
1987
Marlee Matlin
Children of a Lesser God
Sarah Norman
1986
Geraldine Page
The Trip to Bountiful
Carrie Watts
1985
Sally Field
Places in the Heart
Edna Spalding
1984
Shirley MacLaine
Terms of Endearment
Aurora Greenway
1983
Meryl Streep
Sophie's Choice
Sophie Zawistowski
1982
Katharine Hepburn
On Golden Pond
Ethel Thayer
1981
Sissy Spacek
Coal Miner's Daughter
Loretta Lynn
1980
Sally Field
Norma Rae
Norma Rae Webster
1979
Jane Fonda
Coming Home
Sally Hyde
1978
Diane Keaton
Annie Hall
Annie Hall
1977
Faye Dunaway
Network
Diana Christensen
1976
Louise Fletcher
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Nurse Mildred Ratched
1975
Ellen Burstyn
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
Alice Graham-Hyatt
1974
Glenda Jackson
A Touch of Class
Vickie Allessio
1973
Liza Minnelli
Cabaret
Sally Bowles
1972
Jane Fonda
Klute
Bree Daniels
Year
Actress Name
Movie
Role
1971
Glenda Jackson
Women in Love
Gudren Brangwen
1970
Maggie Smith
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Jean Brodie
1969
Katharine Hepburn
The Lion in Winter
Eleanor of Aquitaine
1969
Barbara Streisand
Funny Girl
Fanny Brice
1968
Katharine Hepburn
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
Christina Drayton
1967
Elizabeth Taylor
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf
Martha
1966
Julie Christie
Darling
Diana Scott
1965
Julie Andrews
Mary Poppins
Mary Poppins
1964
Patricia Neal
Hud
Alma Brown
1963
Anne Bancroft
The Miracle Worker
Annie Sullivan
1962
Sophia Loren
Two Women
Cesira
1961
Elizabeth Taylor
Butterfield 8
Gloria Wandrous
1960
Simone Signoret
Room at the Top
Alice Aisgill
1959
Susan Hayward
I Want to Live!
Barbara Graham
1958
Joanne Woodward
The Three Faces of Eve
Eve White / Eve Black / Jane
1957
Ingrid Bergman
Anastasia
Anna Koreff / Anastasia
1956
Anna Magnani
The Rose Tattoo
Serafina Delle Rose
1955
Grace Kelly
The Country Girl
Georgie Elgin
1954
Audrey Hepburn
Roman Holiday
Princess Ann
1953
Shirley Booth
Come Back, Little Sheba
Lola Delaney
1952
Vivien Leigh
A Streetcar Named Desire
Blanche DuBois
1951
Judy Holliday
Born Yesterday
Emma "Billie" Dawn
1950
Olivia de Havilland
The Heiress
Catherine Sloper
1949
Jane Wyman
Johnny Belinda
Belinda McDonald
1948
Loretta Young
The Farmer's Daughter
Katie Holstrom
1947
Olivia de Havilland
To Each His Own
Josephine "Jody" Norris
1946
Joan Crawford
Mildred Pierce
Mildred Pierce Beragon
1945
Ingrid Bergman
Gaslight
Paula Alquist Anton
1944
Jennifer Jones
The Song of Bernadette
Bernadette Soubirous
1943
Greer Garson
Mrs. Miniver
Kay Miniver
1942
Joan Fontaine
Suspicion
Lina McLaidlaw Aysgarth
1941
Ginger Rogers
Kitty Foyle
Kitty Foyle
1940
Vivien Leigh
Gone with the Wind
Scarlett O'Hara
1939
Bette Davis
Jezebel
Julie Marsden
1938
Luise Rainer
The Good Earth
O-Lan
1937
Luise Rainer
The Great Ziegfeld
Anna Held
1936
Bette Davis
Dangerous
Joyce Heath
1935
Claudette Colbert
It Happened One Night
Ellie Andrews
1934
Katharine Hepburn
Morning Glory
Eva Lovelace
1933
Helen Hayes
The Sin of Madelon Claudet
Madelon Claudet
1932
Marie Dressler
Min and Bill
Min Divot
1931
Norma Shearer
The Divorcee
Jerry Bernard Martin
1930
Mary Bickford
Coquette
Norma Besant
1929
Janet Gaynor
7th Heaven / Street Angel / Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
Diane / Angela / The Wife
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Level 84
Dec 15, 2016
Good golly, this was hard! Interesting idea, and you surely put lots of research into it. I suggest being very lenient with the alternate answers. Just for example, I tried "Anne Sullivan," but it didn't go.
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Level 72
Dec 15, 2016
And "Scarlette" O'Hara? Never seen it spelled like that.