BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role

Best Actress in a Leading Role is a British Academy Film Award presented annually by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts to recognize an actress who has delivered an outstanding leading performance in a film.

  • From 1952 to 1967, there were two Best Actress awards presented, Best British Actress and Best Foreign Actress.
  • From 1968 onwards, the two awards merged into one award, which from 1968 to 1984 was known as Best Actress.[1]
  • From 1985 to present, the award has been known by its current name of Best Actress in a Leading Role.[2]
BAFTA Award for Best Actress
Awarded forBest Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
LocationUnited Kingdom
Presented byBritish Academy of Film and Television Arts
Currently held byFrances McDormand for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)
Websitehttp://www.bafta.org/

Winners and nominees

Best British Actress (1952–1967)

Year Actress Film Character
1952
6th
Vivien Leigh A Streetcar Named Desire Blanche DuBois
Phyllis Calvert Mandy Christine Garland
Celia Johnson I Believe in You Matty Matheson
Ann Todd The Sound Barrier Susan Garthwaite
1953
7th
Audrey Hepburn Roman Holiday Princess Ann
Celia Johnson The Captain's Paradise Maud
1954
8th
Yvonne Mitchell The Divided Heart Sonja
Brenda De Banzie Hobson's Choice Maggie Hobson
Audrey Hepburn Sabrina Sabrina Fairchild
Margaret Leighton Carrington V.C. Valerie Carrington
Noelle Middleton Alison L. Graham
1955
9th
Katie Johnson The Ladykillers Louisa Wilberforce
Margaret Johnston Touch and Go Helen Fletcher
Deborah Kerr The End of the Affair Sarah Miles
Margaret Lockwood Cast a Dark Shadow Freda Jefferies
1956
10th
Virginia McKenna A Town Like Alice Jean Paget
Dorothy Alison Reach for the Sky Nurse Brace
Audrey Hepburn War and Peace Natasha Rostova
1957
11th
Heather Sears The Story of Esther Costello Esther Costello
Deborah Kerr Tea and Sympathy Laura Reynolds
Sylvia Syms Woman in a Dressing Gown Georgie Harlow
1958
12th
Irene Worth Orders to Kill Leonie
Hermione Baddeley Room at the Top Elspeth
Karuna Banerjee Aparajito Sarbajaya Roy
Virginia McKenna Carve Her Name with Pride Violette Szabo
1959
13th
Audrey Hepburn The Nun's Story Gabrielle
Peggy Ashcroft The Nun's Story Mother Mathilde
Yvonne Mitchell Sapphire Mildred
Sylvia Syms No Trees in the Street Hetty
Kay Walsh The Horse's Mouth Miss. Coker
Wendy Hiller Separate Tables Pat Cooper [note 1]
1960
14th
Rachel Roberts Saturday Night and Sunday Morning Brenda
Hayley Mills Pollyanna Pollyanna
Wendy Hiller Sons and Lovers Gertrude Morel
1961
15th
Dora Bryan A Taste of Honey Helen
Deborah Kerr The Sundowners Ida Carmody
Hayley Mills Whistle Down the Wind Kathy Bostock
1962
16th
Leslie Caron The L-Shaped Room Jane Fosset
Virginia Maskell The Wild and the Willing Virginia Chown
Janet Munro Life for Ruth Pat Harris
1963
17th
Rachel Roberts This Sporting Life Margaret Hammond
Julie Christie Billy Liar Liz
Edith Evans Tom Jones Miss Western
Sarah Miles The Servant Vera
Barbara Windsor Sparrers Can't Sing Maggie Gooding
1964
18th
Audrey Hepburn Charade Regina Lampert
Edith Evans The Chalk Garden Mrs. St. Maugham
Deborah Kerr Mrs. Madrigal
Rita Tushingham Girl with Green Eyes Kate Brady
1965
19th
Julie Christie Darling Diana Scott
Julie Andrews The Americanization of Emily / The Sound of Music Emily Barham / Maria
Maggie Smith Young Cassidy Nora
Rita Tushingham The Knack...and How to Get It Nancy Jones
1966
20th
Elizabeth Taylor Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf Martha
Julie Christie Doctor Zhivago / Fahrenheit 451 Lara Antipova / Linda Montag/Clarisse
Lynn Redgrave Georgy Girl Georgina "Georgy" Parkin
Vanessa Redgrave Morgan: A Suitable Case for Treatment Leonie Delt
1967
21st
Edith Evans The Whisperers Mrs. Ross
Barbara Jefford Ulysses Molly Bloom
Elizabeth Taylor The Taming of the Shrew Katharina

Best Foreign Actress (1952–1967)

Year Actress Film Character
1952
6th
Simone Signoret Golden Helmet Marie
Edwige Feuillère The Pit of Loneliness Julie
Katharine Hepburn Pat and Mike Patricia "Pat" Pemberton
Judy Holliday The Marrying Kind Florence Keefer
Nicole Stéphane The Terrible Children Elisabeth
1953
7th
Leslie Caron Lili Lili Daurier
Shirley Booth Come Back, Little Sheba Lola Delaney
Marie Powers The Medium Flora
Maria Schell The Heart of the Matter Helen Rolt
1954
8th
Cornell Borchers The Divided Heart Inga Hartl
Shirley Booth About Mrs. Leslie Vivien Leslie
Judy Holliday Phffft Nina Tracey
Grace Kelly Dial M for Murder Margot Wendice
Gina Lollobrigida Bread, Love and Dreams Maria de Ritis
1955
9th
Betsy Blair Marty Clara
Dorothy Dandridge Carmen Jones Carmen Jones
Judy Garland A Star is Born Esther Blodgett
Julie Harris I Am a Camera Sally Bowles
Katharine Hepburn Summertime Jane Hudson
Grace Kelly The Country Girl Georgie Elgin
Giulietta Masina The Road Gelsomina
Marilyn Monroe The Seven Year Itch The Girl
1956
10th
Anna Magnani The Rose Tattoo Serafina Delle Rose
Carroll Baker Baby Doll Baby Doll Meighan
Eva Dahlbeck Smiles of a Summer Night Desiree Armfeldt
Ava Gardner Bhowani Junction Victoria Jones
Susan Hayward I'll Cry Tomorrow Lillian Roth
Shirley MacLaine The Trouble with Harry Jennifer Rogers
Kim Novak Picnic Marjorie Owens
Marisa Pavan The Rose Tattoo Rose Delle Rose
Maria Schell Gervaise Gervaise Macquart Coupeau
Jean Simmons Guys and Dolls Sarah Brown
1957
11th
Simone Signoret The Crucible Elizabeth Proctor
Augusta Dabney That Night! Maggie Bowden
Katharine Hepburn The Rainmaker Lizzie Curry
Lilli Palmer The Story of Anastasia Anna Anderson
Eva Marie Saint A Hatful of Rain Celia Pope
Marilyn Monroe The Prince and the Showgirl Elsie Marina
Joanne Woodward The Three Faces of Eve Eve White
1958
12th
Simone Signoret Room at the Top Alice Aisgill
Ingrid Bergman The Inn of the Sixth Happiness Gladys Aylward
Anna Magnani Wild Is the Wind Gioia
Giulietta Masina Nights of Cabiria Cabiria Ceccarelli
Tatiana Samoilova The Cranes Are Flying Veronika
Elizabeth Taylor Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Maggie Pollitt
Joanne Woodward No Down Payment Leola Boone
1959
13th
Shirley MacLaine Ask Any Girl Meg Wheeler
Ava Gardner On the Beach Moira Davidson
Susan Hayward I Want to Live! Barbara Graham
Ellie Lambeti A Matter of Dignity Chloe Pella
Rosalind Russell Auntie Mame Mame Dennis
1960
14th
Shirley MacLaine The Apartment Fran Kubelik
Pier Angeli The Angry Silence Anna Curtis
Melina Mercouri Never on Sunday Illya
Emmanuelle Riva Hiroshima mon amour Elle
Jean Simmons Elmer Gantry Sharon Falconer
Monica Vitti The Adventure Claudia
1961
15th
Sophia Loren Two Women Cesira
Annie Girardot Rocco and His Brothers Nadia
Piper Laurie The Hustler Sarah Packard
Claudia McNeil A Raisin in the Sun Lena Younger
Jean Seberg Breathless Patricia Franchini
1962
16th
Anne Bancroft The Miracle Worker Annie Sullivan
Harriet Andersson Through a Glass Darkly Katrin
Anouk Aimée Lola Lola
Melina Mercouri Phaedra Phaedra
Jeanne Moreau Jules and Jim Catherine
Geraldine Page Sweet Bird of Yout Alexandra del Lago
Natalie Wood Splendor in the Grass Deanie Loomis
1963
17th
Patricia Neal Hud Alma Brown
Joan Crawford What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? Blanche Hudson
Bette Davis Baby Jane Hudson
Lee Remick Days of Wine and Roses Kirsten Arnesen Clay
Daniela Rocca Divorce Italian Style Rosalia Cefalù
1964
18th
Anne Bancroft The Pumpkin Eater Jo Armitage
Kim Stanley Séance on a Wet Afternoon Myra Savage
Ava Gardner The Night of the Iguana Maxine Faulk
Shirley MacLaine Irma la Douce & What a Way to Go! Irma la Douce & Louisa Foster
1965
19th
Patricia Neal In Harm's Way Maggie Haines
Jane Fonda Cat Ballou Catherine Ballou
Lila Kedrova Zorba the Greek Madame Hortense [note 2]
Simone Signoret Ship of Fools La Condesa
1966
20th
Jeanne Moreau Viva Maria! Maria I
Brigitte Bardot Viva Maria! Éliane Darrès
Joan Hackett The Group Dottie Renfrew
Simone Signoret The Sleeping Car Murders Maria II
1967
21st
Anouk Aimée A Man and a Woman Anne Gauthier
Bibi Andersson Persona & My Sister, My Love Alma / Charlotte
Jane Fonda Barefoot in the Park Corie Bratter
Simone Signoret The Deadly Affair Elsa Fennan

Best Actress in a Leading Role (1968–present)

1968–1979

Year Actress Film Character
1968
22nd
Katharine Hepburn The Lion in Winter & Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Eleanor of Aquitaine / Christina Drayton
Anne Bancroft The Graduate Mrs. Robinson
Catherine Deneuve Beauty of the Day Séverine Serizy
Joanne Woodward Rachel, Rachel Rachel Cameron
1969
23rd
Maggie Smith The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Jean Brodie
Mia Farrow Secret Ceremony & Rosemary's Baby & John and Mary Cenci / Rosemary Woodhouse / Mary
Glenda Jackson Women in Love Gudrun Brangwen
Barbra Streisand Funny Girl & Hello Dolly! Fanny Brice & Dolly Gallagher Levi
1970
24th
Katharine Ross Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid & Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here Etta Place / Lola
Jane Fonda They Shoot Horses, Don't They? Gloria Beatty
Goldie Hawn Cactus Flower & There's a Girl in My Soup Toni Simmons [note 3] / Marion
Sarah Miles Ryan's Daughter Rosy Ryan
1971
25th
Glenda Jackson Sunday Bloody Sunday Alex Greville
Lynn Carlin Taking Off Lynn Tyne
Julie Christie The Go-Between Marian
Jane Fonda Klute Bree Daniels
Nanette Newman The Raging Moon Jill Matthews
1972
26th
Liza Minnelli Cabaret Sally Bowles
Stéphane Audran The Butcher Hélène
Anne Bancroft Young Winston Lady Randolph Churchill
Dorothy Tutin Savage Messiah Sophie Brzeska
1973
27th
Stéphane Audran Just Before Nightfall & The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie Hélène Masson / Alice Sénéchal
Julie Christie Don't Look Now Laura Baxter
Glenda Jackson A Touch of Class Vicki Allessio
Diana Ross Lady Sings the Blues Billie Holiday
1974
28th
Joanne Woodward Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams Rita Walden
Faye Dunaway Chinatown Evelyn Mulwray
Barbra Streisand The Way We Were Katie Morosky
Cicely Tyson The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman Jane Pittmann
1975
29th
Ellen Burstyn Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore Alice Hyatt
Anne Bancroft The Prisoner of Second Avenue Edna Edison
Valerie Perrine Lenny Honey Harlow
Liv Ullmann Scenes from a Marriage Marianne
1976
30th
Louise Fletcher One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Nurse Ratched
Lauren Bacall The Shootist Bond Rogers
Rita Moreno The Ritz Googie Gomez
Liv Ullmann Face to Face Jenny Isaksson
1977
31st
Diane Keaton Annie Hall Annie Hall
Faye Dunaway Network Diana Christensen
Shelley Duvall 3 Women Millie Lammoreaux
Lily Tomlin The Late Show Margo Sperling
1978
32nd
Jane Fonda Julia Lillian Hellman
Anne Bancroft The Turning Point Emma Jacklin
Jill Clayburgh An Unmarried Woman Erica Benton
Marsha Mason The Goodbye Girl Paula McFadden
1979
33rd
Jane Fonda The China Syndrome Kimberly Wells
Diane Keaton Manhattan Mary Wilkie
Maggie Smith California Suite Diana Barrie [note 4]
Meryl Streep The Deer Hunter Linda

1980s

Year Actress Film Character
1980
34th
Judy Davis My Brilliant Career Sybylla Melvyn
Shirley MacLaine Being There Eve Rand
Bette Midler The Rose Mary Rose Foster
Meryl Streep Kramer vs. Kramer Joanna Kramer [note 5]
1981
35th
Meryl Streep The French Lieutenant's Woman Anna / Sara Woodruff
Mary Tyler Moore Ordinary People Beth Jarrett
Maggie Smith Quartet Lois Heidler
Sissy Spacek Coal Miner's Daughter Loretta Lynn
1982
36th
Katharine Hepburn On Golden Pond Ethel Thayer
Diane Keaton Reds Louise Bryant
Jennifer Kendal 36 Chowringhee Lane Violet Stoneham
Sissy Spacek Missing Beth Horman
1983
37th
Julie Walters Educating Rita Rita
Jessica Lange Tootsie Julie Nichols [note 6]
Phyllis Logan Another Time, Another Place Janie
Meryl Streep Sophie's Choice Sophie Zawistowska
1984
38th
Maggie Smith A Private Function Joyce Chilvers
Shirley MacLaine Terms of Endearment Aurora Greenaway
Helen Mirren Cal Marcella
Meryl Streep Silkwood Karen Silkwood
1985
39th
Peggy Ashcroft A Passage to India Mrs. Moore [note 7]
Mia Farrow The Purple Rose of Cairo Cecilia
Kelly McGillis Witness Rachel Lapp
Alexandra Pigg Letter to Brezhnev Elaine
1986
40th
Maggie Smith A Room with a View Charlotte Bartlett
Mia Farrow Hannah and Her Sisters Hannah
Meryl Streep Out of Africa Karen Blixen
Cathy Tyson Mona Lisa Simone
1987
41st
Anne Bancroft 84 Charing Cross Road Helene Hanff
Emily Lloyd Wish You Were Here Lynda Mansell
Sarah Miles Hope and Glory Grace Rowan
Julie Walters Personal Services Christine Painter
1988
42nd
Maggie Smith The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne Judith Hearne
Stéphane Audran Babette's Feast Babette Hersant
Cher Moonstruck Loretta Castorini
Jamie Lee Curtis A Fish Called Wanda Wanda Gershwitz
1989
43rd
Pauline Collins Shirley Valentine Shirley Valentine
Glenn Close Dangerous Liaisons Marquise de Merteuil
Jodie Foster The Accused Sarah Tobias
Melanie Griffith Working Girl Tess McGill

1990s

Year Actress Film Character
1990
44th
Jessica Tandy Driving Miss Daisy Daisy Werthan
Shirley MacLaine Postcards from the Edge Doris Mann
Michelle Pfeiffer The Fabulous Baker Boys Susie Diamond
Julia Roberts Pretty Woman Vivian Ward
1991
45th
Jodie Foster The Silence of the Lambs Clarice Starling
Geena Davis Thelma & Louise Thelma Dickinson
Susan Sarandon Louise Sawyer
Juliet Stevenson Truly, Madly, Deeply Nina
1992
46th
Emma Thompson Howards End Margaret Schlegel
Judy Davis Husbands and Wives Sally
Tara Morice Strictly Ballroom Fran
Jessica Tandy Fried Green Tomatoes Ninny Threadgoode
1993
47th
Holly Hunter The Piano Ada McGrath
Miranda Richardson Tom & Viv Vivienne Haigh-Wood
Emma Thompson The Remains of the Day Sarah Kenton
Debra Winger Shadowlands Joy Davidman Gresham
1994
48th
Susan Sarandon The Client Regina Love
Linda Fiorentino The Last Seduction Bridget Gregory
Irène Jacob Three Colours: Red (Trois couleurs : Rouge) Valentine Dusot
Uma Thurman Pulp Fiction Mia Wallace
1995
49th
Emma Thompson Sense and Sensibility Elinor Dashwood
Nicole Kidman To Die For Suzanne Stone Maretto
Helen Mirren The Madness of King George Queen Charlotte
Elisabeth Shue Leaving Las Vegas Sera
1996
50th
Brenda Blethyn Secrets & Lies Cynthia Purley
Frances McDormand Fargo Marge Gunderson
Kristin Scott Thomas The English Patient Katharine Clifton
Emily Watson Breaking the Waves Bess McNeill
1997
51st
Judi Dench Mrs Brown Queen Victoria
Kim Basinger L.A. Confidential Lynn Bracken [note 8]
Helena Bonham Carter The Wings of the Dove Kate Croy
Kathy Burke Nil by Mouth Valerie
1998
52nd
Cate Blanchett Elizabeth Queen Elizabeth I
Jane Horrocks Little Voice Laurie Hoff / Little Voice
Gwyneth Paltrow Shakespeare in Love Viola de Lesseps
Emily Watson Hilary and Jackie Jacqueline du Pré
1999
53rd
Annette Bening American Beauty Carolyn Burnham
Linda Bassett East is East Ella Khan
Julianne Moore The End of the Affair Sarah Miles
Emily Watson Angela's Ashes Angela Sheehan McCourt

2000s

Year Actress Film Character
2000
54th
Julia Roberts Erin Brockovich Erin Brockovich
Juliette Binoche Chocolat Vivianne Rocher
Kate Hudson Almost Famous Penny Lane
Hilary Swank Boys Don't Cry Brandon Teena
Michelle Yeoh Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Yu Shu Lien
2001
55th
Judi Dench Iris Old Iris Murdoch
Nicole Kidman The Others Grace Stewart
Sissy Spacek In the Bedroom Ruth Fowler
Audrey Tautou Amélie Amélie Poulain
Renée Zellweger Bridget Jones's Diary Bridget Jones
2002
56th
Nicole Kidman The Hours Virginia Woolf
Halle Berry Monster's Ball Leticia Musgrove
Salma Hayek Frida Frida Kahlo
Meryl Streep The Hours Clarissa Vaughan
Renée Zellweger Chicago Roxie Hart
2003
57th
Scarlett Johansson Lost in Translation Charlotte
Scarlett Johansson Girl with a Pearl Earring Griet
Anne Reid The Mother May
Uma Thurman Kill Bill: Volume 1 Beatrix Kiddo / The Bride / Black Mamba
Naomi Watts 21 Grams Cristina "Cris" Williams Peck
2004
58th
Imelda Staunton Vera Drake Vera Drake
Charlize Theron Monster Aileen Wuornos
Kate Winslet Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Clementine Kruczynski
Finding Neverland Sylvia Llewelyn Davies
Ziyi Zhang House of Flying Daggers Mei
2005
59th
Reese Witherspoon Walk the Line June Carter Cash
Judi Dench Mrs Henderson Presents Laura Henderson
Charlize Theron North Country Josey Aimes
Rachel Weisz The Constant Gardener Tessa Abbott-Quayle [note 9]
Ziyi Zhang Memoirs of a Geisha Chiyo Sakamoto / Sayuri Nitta
2006
60th
Helen Mirren The Queen Elizabeth II
Penélope Cruz Volver Raimunda
Judi Dench Notes on a Scandal Barbara Covett
Meryl Streep The Devil Wears Prada Miranda Priestly
Kate Winslet Little Children Sarah Pierce
2007
61st
Marion Cotillard La Vie en Rose Édith Piaf
Cate Blanchett Elizabeth: The Golden Age Elizabeth I
Julie Christie Away from Her Fiona Anderson
Keira Knightley Atonement Cecilia Tallis
Ellen Page Juno Juno MacGuff
2008
62nd
Kate Winslet The Reader Hanna Schmitz
Angelina Jolie Changeling Christine Collins
Meryl Streep Doubt Sister Aloysius Beauvier
Kristin Scott Thomas I've Loved You So Long Juliette Fontaine
Kate Winslet Revolutionary Road April Wheeler
2009
63rd
Carey Mulligan An Education Jenny Mellor
Saoirse Ronan The Lovely Bones Susie Salmon
Gabourey Sidibe Precious Claireece "Precious" Jones
Meryl Streep Julie & Julia Julia Child
Audrey Tautou Coco Before Chanel Coco Chanel

2010s

Year Actress Film Character
2010
64th
Natalie Portman Black Swan Nina Sayers
Annette Bening The Kids Are All Right Dr. Nicole "Nic" Allgood
Julianne Moore Jules Allgood
Noomi Rapace The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Lisbeth Salander
Hailee Steinfeld True Grit Mattie Ross
2011
65th
Meryl Streep The Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher
Bérénice Bejo The Artist Peppy Miller
Viola Davis The Help Aibleen Clark
Tilda Swinton We Need to Talk About Kevin Eva Khatchadourian
Michelle Williams My Week with Marilyn Marilyn Monroe
2012
66th
Emmanuelle Riva Amour Anne Laurent
Jessica Chastain Zero Dark Thirty Maya
Marion Cotillard Rust and Bone Stéphanie
Jennifer Lawrence Silver Linings Playbook Tiffany Maxwell
Helen Mirren Hitchcock Alma Reville Hitchcock
2013
67th
Cate Blanchett Blue Jasmine Jeanette "Jasmine" Francis
Amy Adams American Hustle Sydney Prosser
Sandra Bullock Gravity Dr. Ryan Stone
Judi Dench Philomena Philomena Lee
Emma Thompson Saving Mr. Banks P. L. Travers
2014
68th
Julianne Moore Still Alice Dr. Alice Howland
Amy Adams Big Eyes Margaret Keane
Felicity Jones The Theory of Everything Jane Wilde Hawking
Rosamund Pike Gone Girl Amy Elliott-Dunne
Reese Witherspoon Wild Cheryl Strayed
2015
69th
Brie Larson Room Joy "Ma" Newsome
Cate Blanchett Carol Carol Aird
Saoirse Ronan Brooklyn Eilis Lacey
Maggie Smith The Lady in the Van Mary Shepherd / Margaret Fairchild
Alicia Vikander The Danish Girl Gerda Wegener [note 10]
2016
70th

[3]
Emma Stone La La Land Mia Dolan
Amy Adams Arrival Dr. Louise Banks
Emily Blunt The Girl on the Train Rachel Watson
Natalie Portman Jackie Jackie Kennedy
Meryl Streep Florence Foster Jenkins Florence Foster Jenkins
2017
71st

Frances McDormand Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Mildred Hayes
Annette Bening Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool Gloria Grahame
Sally Hawkins The Shape of Water Elisa Esposito
Margot Robbie I, Tonya Tonya Harding
Saoirse Ronan Lady Bird Christine "Lady Bird" McPherson
2018
72nd

Glenn Close The Wife Joan Castleman
Olivia Colman The Favourite Queen Anne
Viola Davis Widows Veronica Rawlings
Lady Gaga A Star Is Born Ally Maine
Melissa McCarthy Can You Ever Forgive Me? Lee Israel

Note: Between 1964–1973, several actresses were nominated for multiple performances in a single year, these each count as one nomination.[4] Scarlett Johansson's two mentions in 2003 count as two separate nominations.[5] The two mentions received by Kate Winslet in both 2004 and 2008, count as two separate nominations each time.

Note: The 2013 ceremony was the first time in the history of BAFTA that two French actress were nominated for French-language performances in the Best Leading Actress category. Marion Cotillard for Rust and Bone and Emmanuelle Riva for Amour.[6]

Superlatives

Superlative Best Actress/Best Actress in a Leading Role Best Supporting Actress Overall
Actress with most awards Maggie Smith 4 Judi Dench 3 Judi Dench
Maggie Smith
5
Actress with most British Actress Awards (until 1967) Audrey Hepburn 3 Audrey Hepburn 3
Actress with most Foreign Actress Awards (until 1967) Simone Signoret 3 Simone Signoret 3
Actress with most nominations Meryl Streep 12 Judi Dench 9 Meryl Streep 15
Actress with most British Actress Award nominations (until 1967) Audrey Hepburn 5 Audrey Hepburn 5
Actress with most Foreign Actress Award nominations (until 1967) Shirley MacLaine 5 Shirley MacLaine 5

Note: Meryl Streep and Judi Dench tie for the record of a total of 15 BAFTA film nominations, with Streep having 12 Best Actress nominations and 3 Best Supporting Actress nominations. Dench has 5 Best Actress nominations and 9 Best Supporting Actress nominations. Dench's 15th nomination is for Best Newcomer in 1966 (which she won). This gives her 6 BAFTA film wins. In addition, she has won 4 BAFTA television awards (from 12 nominations). In total she has received 27 BAFTA film & TV nominations with 10 wins. Dench also received an honorary BAFTA, the BAFTA Fellowship, in 2001.

Note: Maggie Smith has a total of 13 BAFTA film nominations, for Best Actress (8), Best Supporting Actress (4) and Best Newcomer (1), winning 5. She also has 5 BAFTA television nominations. This gives her a total of 18 BAFTA film & TV nominations. In addition, Smith has received two honorary awards, the BAFTA special award (1993) and the BAFTA Fellowship (1996).

Multiple nominations

12 nominations
8 nominations
7 nominations
6 nominations
5 nominations
4 nominations
3 nominations
2 nominations

Multiple awards

4 wins
  • Maggie Smith
3 wins
  • Anne Bancroft
  • Audrey Hepburn
  • Simone Signoret
2 wins
  • Cate Blanchett
  • Leslie Caron
  • Judi Dench
  • Jane Fonda
  • Katharine Hepburn
  • Shirley MacLaine
  • Patricia Neal
  • Rachel Roberts
  • Meryl Streep
  • Emma Thompson

Notes

  1. ^ Wendy Hiller won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
  2. ^ Lila Kedrova won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
  3. ^ Goldie Hawn won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
  4. ^ Maggie Smith won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
  5. ^ Meryl Streep won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
  6. ^ Jessica Lange won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
  7. ^ Peggy Ashcroft won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
  8. ^ Kim Basinger won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
  9. ^ Rachel Weisz won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
  10. ^ Alicia Vikander won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

See also

References

  1. ^ http://www.bafta.org/awards-database.html?year=1984&category=Film&award=Actress
  2. ^ http://www.bafta.org/awards-database.html?year=1985&category=Film&award=Actress+in+a+Leading+Role
  3. ^ Dixon, Marcus James (10 January 2017). "BAFTA Awards 2017: Full list of nominations led by 'La La Land,' 'Arrival,' 'Nocturnal Animals'". Goldderby.
  4. ^ http://awards.bafta.org/award/1974/actress
  5. ^ http://awards.bafta.org/award/2004/actress-in-a-leading-role
  6. ^ http://awards.bafta.org/award/2013/film/leading-actress

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Just Before Nightfall (French: Juste avant la nuit) is a 1971 film written and directed by Claude Chabrol, based on the novel The Thin Line by Edward Atiyah. Audran won the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her role at the 27th British Academy Film Awards.

La Vie en rose (film)

La Vie en Rose (French pronunciation: ​[la vi ɑ̃ ʁoz]; French: La Môme) is a 2007 French biographical musical film about the life of French singer Édith Piaf. The film was co-written and directed by Olivier Dahan, and starred Marion Cotillard as Piaf. The UK and US title La Vie en Rose comes from Piaf's signature song.

Cotillard's performance earned her several accolades including the Academy Award for Best Actress — marking the first time an Oscar had been given for a French-language role — the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy and the César Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance. The film also won the Academy Award for Best Makeup, the BAFTA Award for Best Makeup, Costume Design, Film Music, four additional César Awards and grossed $86.3 million worldwide.

Linda Bassett

Linda Bassett (born 4 February 1950) is an English actress. Her television credits include Victoria Wood's Dinnerladies (1999), Lark Rise to Candleford (2008–11), Grandma's House (2010–12) and Call the Midwife (2015–present).

She was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for the 1999 film East Is East and for the Evening Standard Award for Best Actress for the 2013 revival of the play Roots at the Donmar Warehouse.

Linda Fiorentino

Clorinda "Linda" Fiorentino (born March 9, 1958 or 1960) is an American actress. She became known for her leading role in the 1985 coming-of-age drama film Vision Quest; then, in the same year she earned wide recognition for her role in the action film Gotcha! (1985); later on, she appeared in After Hours (1985), Queens Logic (1991) and Jade (1995).

In 1997, Fiorentino's career took an upturn due to her role in the science-fiction action comedy film Men in Black; afterwards she appeared in the films Dogma (1999), Where the Money Is (2000), and Liberty Stands Still (2002). For her performance in the 1994 film The Last Seduction, she won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress, the London Film Critics' Circle Award for Actress of the Year, and was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.

List of Emily Blunt performances

Emily Blunt is an English-American actress. She began her career as a teenager on the British stage, appearing alongside Judi Dench in a West End production of The Royal Family in 2001. Her first screen appearance was in the television film Boudica (2003), and she made her film debut with the lead role of a teenager exploring her homosexuality in Paweł Pawlikowski's drama My Summer of Love (2004). For playing the titular role of an emotionally troubled young woman in the BBC television film Gideon's Daughter (2006), Blunt won the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film. In the same year, she gained wider recognition for playing a fashion editor's assistant in the American comedy The Devil Wears Prada, earning a nomination for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.Following this breakthrough, Blunt went on to play lead roles in several films, including the period drama The Young Victoria (2009), the science fiction romance The Adjustment Bureau (2011), and the romance Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011). In 2014, she starred as a hardened sergeant in the action film Edge of Tomorrow, her highest-grossing release, and as the Baker's Wife in the musical fantasy Into the Woods. She went on to gain praise for playing a principled FBI agent in the crime film Sicario (2015) and an alcoholic in the thriller The Girl on the Train (2016); the latter earned her a nomination for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. In 2018, she starred in the critically acclaimed horror film A Quiet Place, directed by her husband John Krasinski, and in the musical fantasy Mary Poppins Returns, in which she played the title character.Alongside her screen work, Blunt has provided her voice to several animated films, including Gnomeo & Juliet (2011) and its sequel Sherlock Gnomes (2018). She has also narrated the audiobook Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives in 2010, and recorded songs for the soundtrack of her films Into the Woods, My Little Pony: The Movie, and Mary Poppins Returns.

List of awards and nominations received by Saoirse Ronan

Saoirse Ronan is an Irish-American actress who has received numerous awards and nominations.

Ronan came to international prominence in 2007 with her co-starring role in Atonement, for which she received nominations for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress, making her one of the youngest actresses to receive an Oscar nomination in this category. In 2015, Ronan starred in the romantic-drama film Brooklyn, for which she received nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actress, the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role. Two years later in 2017, Ronan was nominated yet again for the Academy Award for Best Actress, the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role while winning the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for her role in Lady Bird.

Ronan is also noted for being the second-youngest actress to ever get three Oscar nominations, getting her third at 23 years and 9 months, behind Jennifer Lawrence, who got her third at age 23 and 5 months.

Louise Fletcher

Estelle Louise Fletcher (born July 22, 1934), known professionally as Louise Fletcher, is an American actress.

Fletcher had her acting debut in the television series Yancy Derringer in 1958. She guest starred in the television series Wagon Train in 1959 before making her film debut in A Gathering of Eagles in 1963. In 1974, after a decade-long hiatus from acting in which she raised a family, Fletcher appeared in Robert Altman's Thieves Like Us. The following year, Fletcher gained international recognition for her performance as Nurse Ratched in the drama film One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress, BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role and Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. She became only the third actress to ever win an Academy Award, BAFTA Award and Golden Globe Award for a single performance, after Audrey Hepburn and Liza Minnelli. Other notable film roles include Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977), Brainstorm (1983), Firestarter (1984), Flowers in the Attic (1987), 2 Days in the Valley (1996), and Cruel Intentions (1999).

Later in her career, Fletcher returned to television, appearing as Winn Adami in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993–1999), as well as receiving Primetime Emmy Award nominations for her guest-starring roles in the television series Picket Fences (1996) and Joan of Arcadia (2004). In 2011–2012, she appeared in a recurring role on the Showtime television series Shameless as Frank Gallagher's foul-mouthed and hard-living mother who is serving a prison sentence for manslaughter. More recently, she portrayed the recurring role of Rosie on the Netflix series Girlboss (2017).

My Brilliant Career (film)

My Brilliant Career is a 1979 Eastmancolor Australian period drama film starring Judy Davis, Sam Neill and Wendy Hughes and is directed by Gillian Armstrong. It was distributed by Analysis Film Releasing Corp. and is based on the novel of the same name by Miles Franklin.

The film was released in Australia on 17 August 1979, in the United States on 6 October 1979 at the New York Film Festival, and on 1 February 1980 in limited U.S. theaters. Davis won the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the 34th British Academy Film Awards in 1981.

Nanette Newman

Nanette Newman (born 29 May 1934) is an English actress and authoress. She appeared in nine films directed by her husband Bryan Forbes, including Séance on a Wet Afternoon (1964), The Whisperers (1967), Deadfall (1968), The Stepford Wives (1975) and International Velvet (1978) for which she won the Evening Standard Film Award for Best Actress. She was also nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for another Forbes directed film, The Raging Moon (1971).

Pauline Collins

Pauline Collins, (born 3 September 1940), is an English actress of stage, television, and film, who first came to prominence portraying Sarah Moffat in Upstairs, Downstairs (1971–73) and its spin-off, Thomas & Sarah (1979). In 1992, she released her autobiography, titled Letter to Louise.Collins played the title role in the play Shirley Valentine, for which she won an Olivier Award in 1988, and Drama Desk and Tony Awards in 1989. She reprised the role in the 1989 film adaptation, winning the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role and receiving Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations. She also starred in the television dramas Forever Green (1989–92) and The Ambassador (1998–99). Her other film appearances include City of Joy (1992), Paradise Road (1997), Albert Nobbs (2011), Quartet (2012), and The Time of Their Lives (2017).

Rosamund Pike

Rosamund Mary Ellen Pike (born 27 January 1979) is an English actress who began her acting career by appearing in stage productions such as Romeo and Juliet and Skylight. After her screen debut in the television film A Rather English Marriage (1998) and television roles in Wives and Daughters (1999) and Love in a Cold Climate (2001), she received international recognition for her film debut as Bond girl Miranda Frost in Die Another Day (2002), for which she received the Empire Award for Best Newcomer. Following her breakthrough, she won the BIFA Award for Best Supporting Actress for The Libertine (2004) and portrayed Jane Bennet in Pride & Prejudice (2005).

Pike had film appearances in the sci-fi film Doom (2005), the crime-mystery thriller film Fracture (2007), the drama film Fugitive Pieces (2007), the coming-of-age drama An Education (2009), for which she was nominated for the London Film Critics Circle Award for British Supporting Actress of the Year, and sci-fi comedy The World's End (2013). She also received British Independent Film Award nominations for An Education, Made in Dagenham (2010), and was nominated for a Genie Award for Barney's Version (2010). Her other films include the spy action comedy Johnny English Reborn (2011), the epic action-adventure fantasy Wrath of the Titans (2012) and the action thriller Jack Reacher (2012).

In 2014, her performance in the psychological thriller film Gone Girl was met with widespread critical acclaim and she was awarded the Saturn Award for Best Actress and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress, the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama, and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role. Pike received further acclaim for her role as Ruth Williams Khama in the biographical drama A United Kingdom (2016) and is nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Actress for her role in the western Hostiles (2017). Her upcoming films include the thriller The Informer and Radioactive, in which she will play Marie Curie.

That Night!

That Night! is a 1957 American drama film directed by John Newland and written by Jack Rowles and Robert Wallace. The film stars John Beal, Augusta Dabney, Shepperd Strudwick, Rosemary Murphy and Malcolm Brodrick. The film was released on August 22, 1957 by Universal-International.The film was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Film, won that year by The Bridge on the River Kwai, as well as a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role nomination for Dabney.

The Others (2001 film)

The Others (Spanish: Los Otros) is a 2001 horror film. It was written, directed, and scored by Alejandro Amenábar. It stars Nicole Kidman and Fionnula Flanagan. The film is partly based on The Turn of the Screw by Henry James.

The film won eight Goya Awards, including awards for Best Film and Best Director. This was the first English-language film ever to receive the Best Film Award at the Goyas (Spain's national film awards), without a single word of Spanish spoken in it. The Others was nominated for six Saturn Awards including Best Director and Best Writing for Amenábar and Best Performance by a Younger Actor for Alakina Mann, and won three: Best Horror Film, Best Actress for Kidman and Best Supporting Actress for Fionnula Flanagan. Kidman was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in Drama and a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, with Amenábar being nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay, a rare occurrence for a horror film.

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