My choices for the best supporting actress oscar...

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1.
Alice Brady
Alice Brady was born in New York City on November 2, 1892. She was interested in the stage from childhood, as her father was famed Broadway producer William A. Brady. After a few stage productions, Alice was discovered by movie producers in New York, since this was the film capital at the time. Her first film was at the age of 22 when she starred in As Ye Sow...
“ 1936
1. Alice Brady, MY MAN GODFREY
2. Beulah Bondi, THE GORGEOUS HUSSY
3. Bonita Granville, THESE THREE
4. Maria Ouspenskaya, DODSWORTH
5. Gale Sondergaard, ANTHONY ADVERSE (*winner) ” - jaydf60
 
2.
Claire Trevor
Actress, Stagecoach
Claire Trevor was born Claire Wemlinger in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn, NY, the only child of Fifth Avenue merchant-tailor Noel Wemlinger, an immigrant Frenchman from Paris who lost his business during the Depression, and his Belfast-born wife Betty. Trevor's interest in acting began when she was 11 years old...
“ 1937
1. Claire Trevor, DEAD END
2. May Whitty, NIGHT MUST FALL
3. Alice Brady, IN OLD CHICAGO (*winner)
4. Anne Shirley, STELLA DALLAS
5. Andrea Leeds, STAGE DOOR ” - jaydf60
 
3.
Billie Burke
Billie Burke was born Mary William Ethelbert Appleton Burke on August 7, 1885 in Washington, D.C. Her father was a circus clown, and as a child she toured the United States and Europe with the circus (before motion pictures and after the stage, circuses were the biggest form of entertainment in the world)...
“ 1938
1. Billie Burke, MERRILY WE LIVE
2. Spring Byington, YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU
3. Fay Bainter, JEZEBEL (*winner)
4. Beulah Bondi, OF HUMAN HEARTS
5. Miliza Korjus, THE GREAT WALTZ ” - jaydf60
 
4.
Hattie McDaniel
After working as early as the 1910s as a band vocalist, Hattie McDaniel debuted as a maid in The Golden West. Her maid-mammy characters became steadily more assertive, showing up first in Judge Priest and becoming pronounced in Alice Adams. In this one, directed by George Stevens and aided and abetted by star Katharine Hepburn...
“ 1939
1. Hattie McDaniel, GONE WITH THE WIN (*winner)
2. Gerladine Fitzgerald, WUTHERING HEIGHTS
3. Edna May Oliver, DRUMS ALONG THE MOHAWK
4. Olivia de Havilland, GONE WITH THE WIND
5. Maria Ouspenskaya, LOVE AFFAIR ” - jaydf60
 
5.
Judith Anderson
Actress, Rebecca
Dame Judith Anderson was born Frances Margaret Anderson on February 10, 1897 in Adelaide, South Australia. She began her acting career in Australia before moving to New York in 1918. There she established herself as one of the greatest theatrical actresses and was a major star on Broadway throughout the 1930s...
“ 1940
1. Judith Anderson, REBECCA
2. Jane Darwell, THE GRAPES OF WRATH (*winner)
3. Marjorie Rambeau, PRIMROSE PATH
4. Ruth Hussey, THE PHILADELPHIA STORY
5. Barbara O'Neil, ALL THIS AND HEAVEN TOO ” - jaydf60
 
6.
Patricia Collinge
Irish-born stage actress, in London from 1904, on Broadway from 1908. After appearing as a flower girl in 'The Queen of the Moulin Rouge', she became a celebrated theatrical star of many classic plays by George Bernard Shaw, Henrik Ibsen, J.M. Barrie and others. From 1947 to 1948, she starred as Lavinia Penniman in 'The Heiress' at the Biltmore Theatre...
“ 1941
1. Patricia Collinge, THE LITTLE FOXES
2. Mary Astor, THE GREAT LIE (*winner)
3. Teresa Wright, THE LITTLE FOXES
4. Margaret Wycherly, SERGEANT YORK
5. Sara Allgood, HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY ” - jaydf60
 
7.
Agnes Moorehead
Actress, Bewitched
Of Irish/English ancestry, Agnes was born near Boston, the daughter of a Presbyterian minister (her mother was a mezzo-soprano) who encouraged her to perform in church pageants. Aged three, she sang 'The Lord is my Shepherd' on a public stage and seven years later joined the St. Louis Municipal Opera as a dancer and singer for four years...
“ 1942
1. Agnes Moorehead, THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS
2. Gladys Cooper, NOW, VOYAGER
3. Teresa Wright, MRS. MINIVER (*winner)
4. May Whitty, MRS. MINIVER
5. Susan Peters, RANDOM HARVEST ” - jaydf60
 
8.
Katina Paxinou
Katina Paxinou was born in 1900, in Piraeus, Greece. She first appeared on stage in 1928, in an Athens production of Henry Bataille's "La femme nue". In the early 1930's she was one of the founding members of the National Theatre of Greece (previously named Royal Theatre) and performed several major roles in Sophocles' "Electra"...
“ 1943
1. Katina Paxinou, FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS (*winner)
2. Lucile Watson, WATCH ON THE RHINE
3. Anne Revere, THE SONG OF BERNADETTE
4. Gladys Cooper, THE SONG OF BERNADETTE
5. Paulette Goddard, SO PROUDLY WE HAIL ” - jaydf60
 
9.
Angela Lansbury
British character actress, long in the United States. The daughter of an actress and the granddaughter of a high-ranking politician, Lansbury studied acting from her youth, departing for the United States as the Second World War began. She was contracted by MGM while still a teenager and nominated for an Academy Award for her first film...
“ 1944
1. Angela Lansbury, GASLIGHT
2. Ethel Barrymore, NONE BUT THE LONELY HEART (*winner)
3. Agnes Moorehead, MRS. PARKINGTON
4. Aline MacMahon, DRAGON SEED
5. Jennifer Jones, SINCE YOU WENT AWAY ” - jaydf60
 
10.
Angela Lansbury
British character actress, long in the United States. The daughter of an actress and the granddaughter of a high-ranking politician, Lansbury studied acting from her youth, departing for the United States as the Second World War began. She was contracted by MGM while still a teenager and nominated for an Academy Award for her first film...
“ 1945
1. Angela Lansbury, THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY
2. Eve Arden, MILDRED PIERCE
3. Joan Lorring, THE CORN IS GREEN
4. Anne Revere, NATIONAL VELVET (*winner)
5. Ann Blyth, MILDRED PIERCE ” - jaydf60
 
11.
Lillian Gish
Lillian Gish was born into a broken family where her restless father James Lee Gish was frequently absent. Mary Robinson McConnell a.k.a. Mary Gish, her mother, had entered into acting to make money to support the family. As soon as Lillian and her sister Dorothy were old enough, they became part of the act...
“ 1946
1. Lillian Gish, DUEL IN THE SUN
2. Ethel Barrymore, THE SPIRAL STAIRCASE
3. Flora Robson, SARATOGA TRUNK
4. Gale Sondergaard, ANNA AND THE KING OF SIAM
5. Anne Baxter, THE RAZOR'S EDGE (*winner) ” - jaydf60
 
12.
Gloria Grahame
Gloria Hallward was born in Los Angeles, California. She was the daughter of Michael Hallward, an architect, and Jean MacDougall, an actress whose stage name was Jean Grahame. Her mother later became her acting coach. Descended from royalty--King Edward III through her father's side--she was bred for acting at an early age...
“ 1947
1. Gloria Grahame, CROSSFIRE
2. Marjorie Main, THE EGG AND I
3. Celeste Holm, GENTLEMEN'S AGREEMENT (*winner)
4. Anne Revere, GENTLEMEN'S AGREEMENT
5. Ethel Barrymore, THE PARADINE CASE ” - jaydf60
 
13.
Agnes Moorehead
Actress, Bewitched
Of Irish/English ancestry, Agnes was born near Boston, the daughter of a Presbyterian minister (her mother was a mezzo-soprano) who encouraged her to perform in church pageants. Aged three, she sang 'The Lord is my Shepherd' on a public stage and seven years later joined the St. Louis Municipal Opera as a dancer and singer for four years...
“ 1948
1. Agnes Moorehead, JOHNNY BELINDA
2. Jean Simmons, HAMLET
3. Claire Trevor, KEY LARGO (*winner)
4. Ellen Corby, I REMEMBER MAMA
5. Barbara Bel Geddes, I REMEMBER MAMA ” - jaydf60
 
14.
Mercedes McCambridge
Actress, The Exorcist
Mercedes McCambridge is a highly-talented radio performer who won a best supporting Actress Oscar for her film debut. Mercedes McCambridge was born in Joliet, Illinois, to Marie (Mahaffry) and John Patrick McCambridge, a farmer. She was of mostly Irish (with a small amount of English and German) ancestry...
“ 1949
1. Mercedes McCambridge, ALL THE KING'S MEN (*winner)
2. Ethel Waters, PINKY
3. Elsa Lanchester, COME TO THE STABLE
4. Ethel Barrymore, PINKY
5. Celeste Holm, COME TO THE STABLE ” - jaydf60
 
15.
Thelma Ritter
Actress, Rear Window
Thelma Ritter appeared in high school plays and was trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. In the 1940s she worked in radio. Her movie career was started with a bit part in the 1946 Miracle on 34th Street. In the movie she played a weary Xmas shopper. Her performance in the short scene was noticed by Darryl F. Zanuck who insisted her role be expanded...
“ 1950
1. Thelma Ritter, ALL ABOUT EVE
2. Celeste Holm, ALL ABOUT EVE
3. Josephine Hull, HARVEY (*winner)
4. Hope Emerson, CAGED
5. Nancy Olson, SUNSET BOULEVARD ” - jaydf60
 
16.
Mildred Dunnock
Petite American character actress who was celebrated for her definitive portrayal of long-suffering Linda Loman in Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman", a part she played opposite Lee J. Cobb at the Morosco Theatre for 742 consecutive performances between 1949 and 1950. Mildred recreated her...
“ 1951
1. Mildred Dunnock, DEATH OF A SALESMAN
2. Lee Grant, DETECTIVE STORY
3. Thelma Ritter, THE MATING SEASON
4. Kim Hunter, A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (*winner)
5. Joan Blondell, THE BLUE VEIL ” - jaydf60
 
17.
Jean Hagen
Jean Shirley Verhagen (later shortened to Hagen) was born in Chicago, Illinois on August 3, 1923. Her father was a Dutch immigrant. Hagen and her family moved to Elkhart, Indiana when she was twelve; she subsequently graduated from Elkhart High School. Afterwards, she graduated from Northwestern University, where she studied drama and was a roommate of fellow actress Patricia Neal...
“ 1952
1. Jean Hagen, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
2. Thelma Ritter, WITH A SONG IN MY HEART
3. Gloria Grahame, THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL (*winner)
4. Collette Marchand, MOULIN ROUGE
5. Terry Moore, COME BACK, LITTLE SHEBA ” - jaydf60
 
18.
Thelma Ritter
Actress, Rear Window
Thelma Ritter appeared in high school plays and was trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. In the 1940s she worked in radio. Her movie career was started with a bit part in the 1946 Miracle on 34th Street. In the movie she played a weary Xmas shopper. Her performance in the short scene was noticed by Darryl F. Zanuck who insisted her role be expanded...
“ 1953
1. Thelma Ritter, PICKUP ON SOUTH STREET
2. Gerladine Page, HONDO
3. Marjorie Rambeau, TORCH SONG
4. Donna Reed, FROM HERE TO ETERNITY (*winner)
5. Grace Kelly, MOGAMBO ” - jaydf60
 
19.
Eva Marie Saint
Actress and producer Eva Marie Saint was born on July 4, 1924 on Newark, New Jersey. She is known for starring in Elia Kazan's On the Waterfront, for which she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, and Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest. Her film career also includes roles in Raintree County...
“ 1954
1. Eva Marie Saint, ON THE WATERFRONT (*winner)
2. Jan Sterling, THE HIGH AND THE MIGHTY
3. Nina Foch, EXECUTIVE SUITE
4. Katy Jurado, BROKEN LANCE
5. Claire Trevor, THE HIGH AND THE MIGHTY ” - jaydf60
 
20.
Jo Van Fleet
Jo Van Fleet was born on December 30, 1914 in Oakland, California. She established herself as a notable dramatic actress on Broadway over several years, winning a Tony Award in 1954 for her skill in a difficult role, playing an unsympathetic, even abusive character, in Horton Foote's "The Trip to Bountiful" with Lillian Gish and Eva Marie Saint...
“ 1955
1. Jo Van Fleet, EAST OF EDEN (*winner)
2. Peggy Lee, PETE KELLY'S BLUES
3. Betsy Blair, MARTY
4. Natalie Wood, REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE
5. Marisa Pavan, THE ROSE TATTOO ” - jaydf60
 
21.
Eileen Heckart
Versatile, award-winning character actress Eileen Heckart, with the lean, horsey face and assured, fervent gait, was born Anna Eileen Stark on March 29, 1919, in Columbus, Ohio. An only child, she lived with her mother after her parents separated at age 2. Her childhood was an acutely unhappy one. Her mother...
“ 1956
1. Eileen Heckart, THE BAD SEED
2. Mercedes McCambridge, GIANT
3. Mildred Dunnock, BABY DOLL
4. Patty McCormack, THE BAD SEED
5. Dorothy Malone, WRITTEN ON THE WIND (*winner) ” - jaydf60
 
22.
Elsa Lanchester
Elsa Sullivan Lanchester was born into an unconventional a family at the turn of the 20th century. Her parents, James "Shamus" Sullivan and Edith "Biddy" Lanchester, were socialists - very active members of the Social Democratic Federation (SDF) in a rather broad sense and did not believe in the institution of marriage and being tied to any conventions of legality for that matter...
“ 1957
1. Elsa Lanchester, WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION
2. Carolyn Jones, THE BACHELOR PARTY
3. Hope Lange, PEYTON PLACE
4. Diane Varsi, PEYTON PLACE
5. Miyoshi Umeki, SAYONARA (*winner) ” - jaydf60
 
23.
Wendy Hiller
Wendy Hiller, daughter of Frank and Marie Hiller, was born on 15th August 1912 in Bramhall, near Stockport, Cheshire, England. She was educated at Winceby House School, Bexhill then moved on to Manchester Repertory Theatre. She appeared on stage in Sir John Barry's tour of Evensong, then as Sally Hardcastle in Love on the Dole...
“ 1958
1. Wendy Hiller, SEPARATE TABLES (*winner)
2. Maureen Stapleton, LONELYHEARTS
3. Peggy Cass, AUNTIE MAME
4. Cara Williams, THE DEFIANT ONES
5. Martha Hyer, SOME CAME RUNNING ” - jaydf60
 
24.
Hermione Baddeley
Actress, Mary Poppins
A brash character actress who specialized in cinema, television, and theater, Hermione Youlanda Ruby Clinton-Baddeley was born on November 13, 1906 in Broseley, Shropshire. She was the youngest of four sisters - including Angela Baddeley, also an actress - and her half-brother, Very Rev William Baddeley, was a Church of England Minister...
“ 1959
1. Hermione Baddeley, ROOM AT THE TOP
2. Thelma Ritter, PILLOW TALK
3. Juanita Moore, IMITATION OF LIFE
4. Shelley Winters, THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK (*winner)
5. Susan Kohner, IMITATION OF LIFE ” - jaydf60
 
25.
Shirley Knight
Two time Academy Award® nominee, Golden Globe® Winner (3 time nominee), 3 time Emmy winner (7 time nominee); As Good as It Gets, Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Grandma's Boy Miss Knight was born in Gossell, Kansas the 5th of July 1936. She spent her young life in Mitchell, Kansas and later lived in Lyons, Kansas where she graduated from high school...
“ 1960
1. Shirley Knight, THE DARK AT THE TOP OF THE STAIRS
2. Mary Ure, SONS AND LOVERS
3. Glynis Johns, THE SUNDOWNERS
4. Janet Leigh, PSYCHO
5. Shirley Jones, ELMER GANTRY (*winner) ” - jaydf60
 
26.
Judy Garland
One of the brightest, most tragic movie stars of Hollywood's Golden Era, Judy Garland was a much-loved character whose warmth and spirit, along with her rich and exuberant voice, kept theatre-goers entertained with an array of delightful musicals. She was born Frances Ethel Gumm on 10 June 1922 in Minnesota...
“ 1961
1. Judy Garland, JUDGMENT AT NUREMBERG
2. Lotte Lenya, THE ROMAN SPRING OF MRS. STONE
3. Una Merkel, SUMMER AND SMOKE
4. Rita Moreno, WEST SIDE STORY (*winner)
5. Fay Bainter, THE CHILDREN'S HOUR ” - jaydf60
 
27.
Angela Lansbury
British character actress, long in the United States. The daughter of an actress and the granddaughter of a high-ranking politician, Lansbury studied acting from her youth, departing for the United States as the Second World War began. She was contracted by MGM while still a teenager and nominated for an Academy Award for her first film...
“ 1962
1. Angela Lansbury, THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE
2. Patty Duke, THE MIRACLE WORKER (*winner)
3. Mary Badham, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
4. Shirley Knight, SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH
5. Thelma Ritter, BIRD MAN OF ALCATRAZ ” - jaydf60
 
28.
Margaret Rutherford
One is always at pains to locate a reference to Margaret Rutherford which does not characterize her as either jut-chinned, eccentric or both. But such, taken together, made for the charm of the woman. The combination of those most mundane of attributes has led some to suggest that she was made for the role of Agatha Christie's indomitable sleuth...
“ 1963
1. Margaret Rutherford, THE V.I.P.'s (*winner)
2. Edith Evans, TOM JONES
3. Diane Cilento, TOM JONES
4. Joyce Redman, TOM JONES
5. Lilia Skala, LILIES OF THE FIELD ” - jaydf60
 
29.
Agnes Moorehead
Actress, Bewitched
Of Irish/English ancestry, Agnes was born near Boston, the daughter of a Presbyterian minister (her mother was a mezzo-soprano) who encouraged her to perform in church pageants. Aged three, she sang 'The Lord is my Shepherd' on a public stage and seven years later joined the St. Louis Municipal Opera as a dancer and singer for four years...
“ 1964
1. Agnes Moorehead, HUSH, HUSH...SWEET CHARLOTTE
2. Edith Evans, THE CHALK GARDEN
3. Lila Kedrova, ZORBA THE GREEK (*winner)
4. Grayson Hall, NIGHT OF THE IGUANA
5. Gladys Cooper, MY FAIR LADY ” - jaydf60
 
30.
Shelley Winters
Actress, Lolita
Shelley Winters was born Shirley Schrift of very humble beginnings on August 18, 1920 (some sources list 1922) in East St. Louis, Illinois. Her mother, Rose (Winter), was born in Missouri, to Austrian Jewish parents, and her father, Jonas Schrift, was an Austrian Jewish immigrant. Her father moved the family to Brooklyn when she was still young so that he...
“ 1965
1. Shelley Winters, A PATCH OF BLUE (*winner)
2. Maggie Smith, OTHELLO
3. Ruth Gordon, INSIDE DAISY CLOVER
4. Joyce Redman, OTHELLO
5. Peggy Wood, THE SOUND OF MUSIC ” - jaydf60
 
31.
Sandy Dennis
It would not be easy for anyone to out-do one of American theater's finest thespians, but somehow actress Sandy Dennis managed to even out-quirk the legendary Geraldine Page when it came to affecting nervous ticks and offbeat mannerisms on stage and in film. She and Page had few peers when it came to the neurotic-dispensing department...
“ 1966
1. Sandy Dennis, WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? (*winner)
2. Wendy Hiller, A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS
3. Geraldine Page, YOU'RE A BIG BOY NOW
4. Vivien Merchant, ALFIE
5. Jocelyne LaGarde, HAWAII ” - jaydf60
 
32.
Mildred Natwick
A disarming character lady quite capable of scene-stealing, Mildred Natwick was a well-rounded talent with distinctively dowdy features and idiosyncratic tendencies who, over a six-decade period, assembled together a number of unforgettable matrons on stage and (eventually) film and TV. Whimsical, feisty...
“ 1967
1. Mildred Natwick, BAREFOOT IN THE PARK
2. Carol Channing, THROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
3. Beah Richards, GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINER?
4. Estelle Parsons, BONNIE AND CLYDE (*winner)
5. Katharine Ross, THE GRADUATE ” - jaydf60
 
33.
Ruth Gordon
When Ruth Gordon convinced her father, a sea captain, to let her pursue acting she came to New York and studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She acted in a few silents made at Fort Lee, New Jersey, in 1915. She made her Broadway debut in "Peter Pan" as Nibs the same year. The next 20 years she spent on stage...
“ 1968
1. Ruth Gordon, ROSEMARY'S BABY (*winner)
2. Estelle Parsons, RACHEL, RACHEL
3. Lynn Carlin, FACES
4. Sondra Locke, THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER
5. Kay Medford, FUNNY GIRL ” - jaydf60
 
34.
Dyan Cannon
Perhaps best known for her trademark curly blond tresses and her faithful appearances at L.A. Lakers basketball games, Dyan Cannon has enjoyed nearly fifty years in the entertainment industry. Born Samille Diane Friesen in Tacoma, Washington, Cannon had early dreams of becoming an actress. She made her screen debut with a small part in the critically acclaimed crime drama The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond...
“ 1969
1. Dyan Cannon, BOB & CAROL & TED & ALICE
2. Susannah York, THEY SHOOT HORSES, DON'T THEY?
3. Goldie Hawn, CACTUS FLOWER (*winner)
4. Sylvia Miles, MIDNIGHT COWBOY
5. Catherine Burns, LAST SUMMER ” - jaydf60
 
35.
Sally Kellerman
Actress, MASH
Sally Kellerman arrived quite young on the late 1950s film and TV scene with a fresh and distinctively weird, misfit presence. It is this same uniqueness that continues to makes her such an attractively offbeat performer today. The willowy, swan-necked, flaxen-haired actress shot to film comedy fame after toiling nearly a decade and a half in the business...
“ 1970
1. Sally Kellerman, M*A*S*H
2. Maureen Stapleton, AIRPORT
3. Lee Grant, THE LANDLORD
4. Karen Black, FIVE EASY PIECES
5. Helen Hayes, AIRPORT (*winner) ” - jaydf60
 
36.
Ellen Burstyn
Actress, Interstellar
Ellen Burstyn was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Correine Marie (Hamel) and John Austin Gillooly. She is of mostly Irish, German, and French-Canadian descent. Ellen worked a number of jobs before she became an actress. At 14, she was a short-order cook at a lunch counter. After graduating from Detroit's Cass Technical High School...
“ 1971
1. Ellen Burstyn, THE LAST PICTURE SHOW
2. Cloris Leachman, THE LAST PICTURE SHOW (*winner)
3. Margaret Leighton, THE GO-BETWEEN
4. Barbara Harris, WHO IS HARRY KELLERMAN AND WHY IS HE SAYING ALL THOSE TERRIBLE THINGS ABOUT ME?
5. Ann-Margret, CARNAL KNOWLEDGE ” - jaydf60
 
37.
Geraldine Page
Actress, The Rescuers
Considered by many to be one of the greatest American actresses of all time, Geraldine Page was a master craftswoman who seemed to bring out the most inner detail of the character she was playing. Her dedication to her craft has earned her the respect of many of today's great actors including Meryl Streep and Michelle Pfeiffer...
“ 1972
1. Geraldine Page, PETE 'N' TILLIE
2. Jeannie Berlin, THE HEARTBREAK KID
3. Eileen Heckart, BUTTERFLIES ARE FREE (*winner)
4. Susan Tyrrell, FAT CITY
5. Shelley Winters, THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE ” - jaydf60
 
38.
Madeline Kahn
Madeline Kahn was born Madeline Gail Wolfson on September 29, 1942 in Boston, Massachusetts, to Freda (Goldberg) and Bernard B. Wolfson, a garment manufacturer. She was of Russian Jewish descent. Madeline began her acting career in high school and went on to university where she trained as an opera singer and starred in several campus productions...
“ 1973
1. Madeline Kahn, PAPER MOON
2. Sylvia Sidney, SUMMER WISHES, WINTER DREAMS
3. Tatum O'Neal, PAPER MOON (*winner)
4. Candy Clark, AMERICAN GRAFFITI
5. Linda Blair, THE EXORCIST ” - jaydf60
 
39.
Madeline Kahn
Madeline Kahn was born Madeline Gail Wolfson on September 29, 1942 in Boston, Massachusetts, to Freda (Goldberg) and Bernard B. Wolfson, a garment manufacturer. She was of Russian Jewish descent. Madeline began her acting career in high school and went on to university where she trained as an opera singer and starred in several campus productions...
“ 1974
1. Madeline Kahn, BLAZING SADDLES
2. Valentina Cortese, DAY FOR NIGHT
3. Ingrid Bergman, MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS (*winner)
4. Diane Ladd, ALICE DOESN'T LIVE HERE ANYMORE
5. Talia Shire, THE GODFATHER, PART II ” - jaydf60
 
40.
Lily Tomlin
Lily Tomlin was born September 1, 1939 in Detroit, Michigan, to Lillie Mae (Ford) and Guy Tomlin, who moved to Michigan from Paducah, Kentucky, during the Great Depression. Her mother was a nurse's aide and her father was a factory worker. She graduated from Cass Technical High School in 1957, and later enrolled at Wayne State University...
“ 1975
1. Lily Tomlin, NASHVILLE
2. Lee Grant, SHAMPOO (*winner)
3. Ronee Blakely, NASHVILLE
4. Sylvia Miles, FAREWELL MY LOVELY
5. Brenda Vaccaro, ONCE IS NOT ENOUGH ” - jaydf60
 
41.
Jodie Foster
Alicia Christian Foster was born in Los Angeles on November 19, 1962. She is the daughter of Evelyn Ella "Brandy" (Almond) and Lucius Fisher Foster III, an Air Force lieutenant colonel and later real estate broker. Brandy had filed for divorce in 1959 after having three children with Lucius, but the exes had a brief re-encounter in 1962 which resulted in Alicia's birth...
“ 1976
1. Jodie Foster, TAXI DRIVER
2. Beatrice Straight, NETWORK (*winner)
3. Piper Laurie, CARRIE
4. Jane Alexander, ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN
5. Lee Grant, VOYAGE OF THE DAMNED ” - jaydf60
 
42.
Vanessa Redgrave
On January 30, 1937, renowned theatre actor Michael Redgrave was performing in a production of Hamlet in London. During the curtain call, the show's lead, Laurence Olivier, announced to the audience: "tonight a great actress was born". This was in reference to his co-star's newborn daughter, Vanessa Redgrave...
“ 1977
1. Vanessa Redgrave, JULIA (*winner)
2. Tuesday Weld, LOOKING FOR MR. GOODBAR
3. Melinda Dillion, CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND
4. Quinn Cummings, THE GOODBYE GIRL
5. Leslie Browne, THE TURNING POINT ” - jaydf60
 
43.
Maggie Smith
One of the world's most famous and distinguished actresses, Dame Maggie Smith was born Margaret Natalie Smith in Essex. Her Scottish mother, Margaret (Hutton), worked as a secretary, and her English father, Nathaniel Smith, was a teacher at Oxford University. Smith has been married twice: to actor Robert Stephens and to playwright Beverley Cross...
“ 1978
1. Maggie Smith, CALIFORNIA SUITE (*winner)
2. Maureen Stapleton, INTERIORS
3. Dyan Cannon, HEAVEN CAN WAIT
4. Meryl Streep, THE DEER HUNTER
5. Penelope Milford, COMING HOME ” - jaydf60
 
44.
Candice Bergen
Actress, Murphy Brown
One cool, eternally classy lady, Candice Bergen was elegantly poised for trendy "ice princess" stardom when she first arrived on the 60s screen, but she gradually reshaped that débutante image in the 70s both on- and off-camera. A staunch, outspoken feminist with a decisive edge, she went on to take a sizable portion of these contradicting qualities to film and, most particularly, to late 80s TV...
“ 1979
1. Candice Bergen, STARTING OVER
2. Barbara Barrie, BREAKING AWAY
3. Jane Alexander, KRAMER VS. KRAMER
4. Meryl Streep, KRAMER VS. KRAMER (*winner)
5. Mariel Hemingway, MANHATTAN ” - jaydf60
 
45.
Eileen Brennan
Actress, The Sting
A supremely gifted, versatile player who could reach dramatic depths, as exemplified in her weary-eyed, good-hearted waitress in The Last Picture Show, or comedy heights, as in her sadistic drill captain in Private Benjamin, Eileen Brennan managed to transition from lovely Broadway singing ingénue to respected film and television character actress within a decade's time...
“ 1980
1. Eileen Brennan, PRIVATE BENJAMIN
2. Mary Steenburgen, MELVIN AND HOWARD (*winner)
3. Cathy Moriarty, RAGING BULL
4. Eva LeGaillienne, RESURRECTION
5. Diana Scarwid, INSIDE MOVES ” - jaydf60
 
46.
Maureen Stapleton
Actress, Cocoon
Academy Award-winner Maureen Stapleton was born June 21, 1925 in Troy, New York, to Irene (née Walsh) and John P. Stapleton. Her family was of Irish descent. Maureen moved to New York City at the age of eighteen and did modeling to pay the bills. Already a Tony Award-winner, she made her Academy Award-nominated...
“ 1981
1. Maureen Stapleton, REDS (*winner)
2. Jane Fonda, ON GOLDEN POND
3. Melinda Dillon, ABSENCE OF MALICE
4. Joan Hackett, ONLY WHEN I LAUGH
5. Elizabeth McGovern, RAGTIME ” - jaydf60
 
47.
Lesley Ann Warren
Actress, Blunt Talk
Lesley Ann Warren started gearing towards a life in show business right off the bat as a child ballerina; little did she know that Hollywood stardom would arrive on her doorstep in the form of a "Cinderella" story -- literally! The New York-born actress (born in 1946) is the daughter of a night club singer...
“ 1982
1. Lesley Ann Warren, VICTOR/VICTORIA
2. Teri Garr, TOOTSIE
3. Jessica Lange, TOOTSIE (*winner)
4. Kim Stanley, FRANCES
5. Glenn Close, THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP ” - jaydf60
 
48.
Cher
Actress, Mask
The beat goes on ... and on ... and as strong as ever for this superstar entertainer who has well surpassed the four-decade mark while improbably transforming herself from an artificial, glossy "flashionplate" singer into a serious, Oscar-worthy, dramatic actress ... and back again! With more ups and downs than the 2008 Dow Jones Industrial Average...
“ 1983
1. Cher, SILKWOOD
2. Linda Hunt, THE YEAR OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY (*winner)
3. Alfre Woodard, CROSS CREEK
4. Glenn Close, THE BIG CHILL
5. Amy Irving, YENTL ” - jaydf60
 
49.
Peggy Ashcroft
Actress, The 39 Steps
Academy Award-winning, legendary English actress - who maintained her status in the British acting elite for decades. Made a Dame of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II in 1956. Almost always on stage, she appeared rarely in film, her first being The Wandering Jew. On stage she was cast in many a Shakespearean role...
“ 1984
1. Peggy Ashcroft, A PASSAGE TO INDIA (*winner)
2. Geraldine Page, THE POPE OF GREENWICH VILLAGE
3. Christine Lahti, SWING SHIFT
4. Lindsay Crouse, PLACES IN THE HEART
5. Glenn Close, THE NATURAL ” - jaydf60
 
50.
Meg Tilly
Actress, The Big Chill
Meg Tilly was set on being a dancer, and at 17 connected to the Connecticut Ballet Company and later Throne Dance Theatre. It was in this capacity that she had her screen debut in Alan Parker's Fame. Unfortunately, an injury to her back cut short her plans for a dance career, and a small...
“ 1985
1. Meg Tilly, AGNES OF GOD
2. Anjelica Huston, PRIZZI'S HONOR (*winner)
3. Margaret Avery, THE COLOR PURPLE
4. Oprah Winfrey, THE COLOR PURPLE
5. Amy Madigan, TWICE IN A LIFETIME ” - jaydf60
 
51.
Maggie Smith
One of the world's most famous and distinguished actresses, Dame Maggie Smith was born Margaret Natalie Smith in Essex. Her Scottish mother, Margaret (Hutton), worked as a secretary, and her English father, Nathaniel Smith, was a teacher at Oxford University. Smith has been married twice: to actor Robert Stephens and to playwright Beverley Cross...
“ 1986
1. Maggie Smith, A ROOM WITH A VIEW
2. Dianne Wiest, HANNAH AND HER SISTERS (*winner)
3. Piper Laurie, CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD
4. Tess Harper, CRIMES OF THE HEART
5. Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, THE COLOR OF MONEY ” - jaydf60
 
52.
Olympia Dukakis
Long a vital, respected lady of the classic and contemporary stage this grand lady did not become a household name and sought-after film actress until age 56 when she turned in a glorious, Oscar-winning perf as Cher's sardonic mother in the romantic comedy Moonstruck. Since then movie...
“ 1987
1. Olympia Dukakis, MOONSTRUCK (*winner)
2. Anne Ramsey, THROW MAMA FROM THE TRAIN
3. Norma Aleandro, GABY
4. Ann Sothern, THE WHALES OF AUGUST
5. Anne Archer, FATAL ATTRACTION ” - jaydf60
 
53.
Sigourney Weaver
Actress, Aliens
Sigourney Weaver was born Susan Alexandra Weaver in Leroy Hospital in Manhattan, New York City. Her father, TV producer Sylvester L. Weaver Jr., originally wanted to name her Flavia, because of his passion for Roman history (he had already named her elder brother Trajan). Her mother, Elizabeth Inglis (née Desiree Mary Lucy Hawkins)...
“ 1988
1. Sigourney Weaver, WORKING GIRL
2. Joan Cusack, WORKING GIRL
3. Frances McDormand, MISSISSIPPI BURNING
4. Michelle Pfeiffer, DANGEROUS LIAISONS
5. Geena Davis, THE ACCIDENTAL TOURIST (*winner) ” - jaydf60
 
54.
Dianne Wiest
One of three children (she has two brothers, Greg and Don), Dianne Wiest was born in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Her mother, Anne Stewart (Keddie), was a nurse from Auchtermuchty, Scotland, and her father, Bernard John Wiest, was a college dean and social worker who was born in Pennsylvania, of German and Croatian descent...
“ 1989
1. Dianne Wiest, PARENTHOOD
2. Anjelica Huston, ENEMIES: A LOVE STORY
3. Lena Olin, ENEMIES: A LOVE STORY
4. Brenda Fricker, MY LEFT FOOT (*winner)
5. Julia Roberts, STEEL MAGNOLIAS ” - jaydf60
 
55.
Whoopi Goldberg
Self, The View
Whoopi Goldberg was born Caryn Elaine Johnson in the Chelsea section of Manhattan on November 13, 1955. Her mother, Emma (Harris), was a teacher and a nurse, and her father, Robert James Johnson, Jr., was a clergyman. Whoopi's recent ancestors were from Georgia, Florida, and Virginia. She worked in a funeral parlor and as a bricklayer while taking small parts on Broadway...
“ 1990
1. Whoopi Goldberg, GHOST (*winner)
2. Mary McDonnell, DANCES WITH WOLVES
3. Annette Bening, THE GRIFTERS
4. Diane Ladd, WILD AT HEART
5. Lorraine Bracco, GOODFELLAS ” - jaydf60
 
56.
Kate Nelligan
Actress, Wolf
Cando-American actress Kate Nelligan has had a successful acting career in her native Canada, in Britain and in the United States. Born Patricia Colleen Nelligan on March 16, 1951 in London, Ontario, Kate was the daughter of blue collar-worker Patrick Nelligan and his wife Josephine (née Deir), a schoolteacher who suffered from alcoholism and mental illness...
“ 1991
1. Kate Nelligan, THE PRINCE OF TIDES
2. Jessica Tandy, FRIED GREEN TOMATOES
3. Juliette Lewis, CAPE FEAR
4. Mercedes Ruehl, THE FISHER KING (*winner)
5. Diane Ladd, RAMBLING ROSE ” - jaydf60
 
57.
Judy Davis
Actress, Barton Fink
Judy Davis was born April 23, 1955 in Perth, Western Australia. She was educated at Loreto Convent and the Western Institute of Technology, and graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in 1977. She came to prominence as Sybylla Melvyn in the film adaptation of Miles Franklin's novel...
“ 1992
1. Judy Davis, HUSBANDS AND WIVES
2. Marisa Tomei, MY COUSIN VINNY (*winner)
3. Vanessa Redgrave, HOWARDS END
4. Joan Plowright, ENCHANTED APRIL
5. Miranda Richardson, DAMAGE ” - jaydf60
 
58.
Anna Paquin
Actress, The Piano
Anna Paquin is the first millennial to have received an Academy Award nomination for acting, and the first to win. She was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, in 1982, to Mary (Brophy), an English teacher from Wellington, New Zealand, and Brian Paquin, a Canadian phys-ed teacher. Anna moved to her mother's native country when she was four years old...
“ 1993
1. Anna Paquin, THE PIANO (*winner)
2. Holly Hunter, THE FIRM
3. Emma Thompson, IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER
4. Rosie Perez, FEARLESS
5. Winona Ryder, THE AGE OF INNOCENCE ” - jaydf60
 
59.
Dianne Wiest
One of three children (she has two brothers, Greg and Don), Dianne Wiest was born in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Her mother, Anne Stewart (Keddie), was a nurse from Auchtermuchty, Scotland, and her father, Bernard John Wiest, was a college dean and social worker who was born in Pennsylvania, of German and Croatian descent...
“ 1994
1. Dianne Wiest, BULLETS OVER BROADWAY (*winner)
2. Helen Mirren, THE MADNESS OF KING GEORGE
3. Rosemary Harris, TOM & VIV
4. Uma Thurman, PULP FICTION
5. Jennifer Tilly, BULLETS OVER BROADWAY ” - jaydf60
 
60.
Mira Sorvino
Actress, Mimic
Mira Katherine Sorvino was born on September 28, 1967 in Manhattan. She is the daughter of Lorraine Davis, an actress turned drama therapist, and veteran character actor Paul Sorvino. Her father's family were Italian immigrants. The young Sorvino was intelligent, an avid reader and an exceptional scholar...
“ 1995
1. Mira Sorvino, MIGHTY APHRODITE (*winner)
2. Kate Winslet, SENSE AND SENSIBILITY
3. Joan Allen, NIXON
4. Mare Winningham, GEORGIA
5. Kathleen Quinlan, APOLLO 13 ” - jaydf60
 
61.
Barbara Hershey
Actress, Black Swan
Barbara Hershey was born Barbara Lynn Herzstein in Hollywood, California, to Melrose (Moore) and Arnold Nathan Herzstein, a horse racing columnist. Her father, born in Manhattan, was from a Jewish family (from Hungary and Russia), and her mother, originally from Arkansas, had English and Scots-Irish ancestry...
“ 1996
1. Barbara Hershey, THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY
2. Lauren Bacall, THE MIRROR HAS TWO FACES
3. Marianne Jean-Baptiste, SECRETS AND LIES
4. Joan Allen, THE CRUCIBLE
5. Juliette Binoche, THE ENGLISH PATIENT (*winner) ” - jaydf60
 
62.
Joan Cusack
Actress, Working Girl
Actress Joan Cusack was born in New York City, New York, and is the daughter of Nancy (née Carolan) and Dick Cusack. Her father was an advertising executive, writer and actor, and her mother was a math teacher. Her siblings - Susie Cusack, John Cusack, Ann Cusack and Bill Cusack also act. Her family is of Irish descent...
“ 1997
1. Joan Cusack, IN & OUT
2. Julianne Moore, BOOGIE NIGHTS
3. Kim Basinger, L.A. CONFIDENTIAL (*winner)
4. Minnie Driver, GOOD WILL HUNTING
5. Gloria Stuart, TITANIC ” - jaydf60
 
63.
Kathy Bates
Actress, Titanic
Multi-talented Kathleen Doyle Bates was born on June 28, 1948, and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. She is the youngest of three girls born to Bertye Kathleen (Talbot), a homemaker, and Langdon Doyle Bates, a mechanical engineer. Her grandfather was author Finis L. Bates. Kathy has English, as well as Irish...
“ 1998
1. Kathy Bates, PRIMARY COLORS
2. Judi Dench, SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE (*winner)
3. Rachel Griffiths, HILARY AND JACKIE
4. Lynn Redgrave, GODS AND MONSTERS
5. Brenda Blethyn, LITTLE VOICE ” - jaydf60
 
64.
Toni Collette
Toni Collette is an Academy Award-nominated Australian actress, best known for her roles in The Sixth Sense and Little Miss Sunshine. Collette was born Toni Collett (she later added an "e") on November 1, 1972, in Blacktown, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. She is the first of three children of Judith (Cook)...
“ 1999
1. Toni Collette, THE SIXTH SENSE
2. Samantha Morton, SWEET AND LOWDOWN
3. Chloe Sevigny, BOYS DON'T CRY
4. Catherine Keener, BEING JOHN MALKOVICH
5. Angelina Jolie, GIRL, INTERUPTED (*winner) ” - jaydf60
 
65.
Marcia Gay Harden
Actress, Into the Wild
Marcia Gay Harden was born on August 14, 1959, in La Jolla, California, the third of five children. Her mother, Beverly (Bushfield), was a homemaker, and her father, Thad Harold Harden, was in the military. The family relocated often -- she first became interested in the theater when the family was living in Greece...
“ 2000
1. Marcia Gay Harden, POLLOCK (*winner)
2. Frances McDormand, ALMOST FAMOUS
3. Julie Walters, BILLY ELLIOT
4. Kate Hudson, ALMOST FAMOUS
5. Judi Dench, CHOCOLAT ” - jaydf60
 
66.
Helen Mirren
Actress, The Queen
Dame Helen Mirren was born in Queen Charlotte's Hospital in West London. Her mother, Kathleen Alexandrina Eva Matilda (Rogers), was from a working-class English family, and her father, Vasiliy Petrovich Mironov, was a Russian-born civil servant, from Kuryanovo, whose own father was a diplomat. Mirren attended St...
“ 2001
1. Helen Mirren, GOSFORD PARK
2. Maggie Smith, GOSFORD PARK
3. Marisa Tomei, IN THE BEDROOM
4. Jennifer Connelly, A BEAUTIFUL MIND (*winner)
5. Kate Winslet, IRIS ” - jaydf60
 
67.
Meryl Streep
Considered by many critics to be the greatest living actress, Meryl Streep has been nominated for the Academy Award an astonishing 20 times, and has won it three times. Meryl was born Mary Louise Streep in 1949 in Summit, New Jersey, to Mary Wolf (Wilkinson), a commercial artist, and Harry William Streep...
“ 2002
1. Meryl Streep, ADAPTATION
2. Kathy Bates, ABOUT SCHMIDT
3. Julianne Moore, THE HOURS
4. Catherine Zeta-Jones, CHICAGO (*winner)
5. Queen Latifah, CHICAGO ” - jaydf60
 
68.
Holly Hunter
Holly Hunter was born in Conyers, Georgia, to Opal Marguerite (Catledge), a homemaker, and Charles Edwin Hunter, a part-time sporting goods company representative and farmer with a 250 acre farm. She is the youngest of seven children. Her parents encouraged her talent at an early age, and her first acting part was as Helen Keller in a fifth-grade play...
“ 2003
1. Holly Hunter, THIRTEEN
2. Shohreh Aghdashloo, HOUSE OF SAND AND FOG
3. Patricia Clarkson, PIECES OF APRIL
4. Marcia Gay Harden, MYSTIC RIVER
5. Renee Zellweger, COLD MOUNTAIN (*winner) ” - jaydf60
 
69.
Laura Linney
Laura Leggett Linney was born in New York City on February 5, 1964, into a theatre family. Her father was prominent playwright Romulus Linney, whose own great-grandfather was a congressman from North Carolina. Her mother, Miriam Anderson (Leggett), is a nurse. Although she did not live in her father's house (her parents having divorced when she was an infant)...
“ 2004
1. Laura Linney, KINSEY
2. Natalie Portman, CLOSER
3. Cate Blanchett, THE AVIATOR (*winner)
4. Virginia Madsen, SIDEWAYS
5. Sophie Okonedo, HOTEL RWANDA ” - jaydf60
 
70.
Rachel Weisz
Actress, The Mummy
Rachel Hannah Weisz was born on 7 March, 1970, in London, U.K., to Edith Ruth (Teich), a psychoanalyst, and George Weisz, an inventor. Her parents both came to England around 1938. Her father is a Hungarian Jewish immigrant, and her mother, from Vienna, is of Italian and Austrian Jewish heritage. Rachel has a sister, Minnie, a curator and photographer...
“ 2005
1. Rachel Weisz, THE CONSTANT GARDENER (*winner)
2. Amy Adams, JUNEBUG
3. Michelle Williams, BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN
4. Frances McDormand, NORTH COUNTRY
5. Catherine Keener, CAPOTE ” - jaydf60
 
71.
“ 2006
1. Adriana Barraza, BABEL
2. Rinko Kikuchi, BABEL
3. Abigail Breslin, LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
4. Cate Blanchett, NOTES ON A SCANDAL
5. Jennifer Hudson, DREAMGIRLS (*winner) ” - jaydf60
 
72.
Amy Ryan
Amy Ryan was born on May 3, 1969 in Queens, New York City, New York, USA as Amy Beth Dziewiontkowski. She is an actress, known for Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), Gone Baby Gone and Escape Plan. She has been married to Eric Slovin since August 23, 2011. They have one child.
“ 2007
1. Amy Ryan, GONE BABY GONE
2. Saorise Ronan, ATONEMENT
3. Cate Blanchett, I'M NOT THERE
4. Tilda Swinton, MICHAEL CLAYTON (*winner)
5. Ruby Dee, AMERICAN GANGSTER ” - jaydf60
 
73.
Penélope Cruz
Known outside her native country as the "Spanish enchantress", Penélope Cruz Sánchez was born in Madrid to Eduardo Cruz, a retailer, and Encarna Sánchez, a hairdresser. As a toddler, she was already a compulsive performer, re-enacting TV commercials for her family's amusement, but she decided to focus her energies on dance...
“ 2008
1. Penelope Cruz, VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA (*winner)
2. Viola Davis, DOUBT
3. Marisa Tomei, THE WRESTLER
4. Amy Adams, DOUBT
5. Taraji P. Henson, THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTOn ” - jaydf60
 
74.
Mo'Nique
Actress, Precious
Monique received a standing ovation when she stepped on stage for the first time in her hometown of Baltimore, Maryland, giving her confidence to pursue a career as a stand-up comedian. After numerous stand-up performances, she took a leap forward with one of the starring roles in The Parkers. ...
“ 2009
1. Mo'Nique, PRECIOUS (*winner)
2. Anna Kendrick, UP IN THE AIR
3. Penelope Cruz, NINE
4. Vera Farmiga, UP IN THE AIR
5. Maggie Gyllenhaal, CRAZY HEART ” - jaydf60
 
75.
“ 2010
1. Jacki Weaver, ANIMAL KINGDOM
2. Amy Adams, THE FIGHTER
3. Helena Bonham Carter, THE KING'S SPEECH
4. Melissa Leo, THE FIGHTER (*winner)
5. Hailee Steinfeld, TRUE GRIT ” - jaydf60
 
76.
Melissa McCarthy
Actress, Gilmore Girls
Melissa McCarthy was born in Plainfield, Illinois, to Sandra and Michael McCarthy, a farmer. McCarthy began her performing career as a stand-up comedian in New York where she appeared at the famous clubs, Stand Up New York and The Improv. She worked on her acting skills at The Actors Studio and appeared in many stage productions in the city before moving to Los Angeles in the late-1990s...
“ 2011
1. Melissa McCarthy, BRIDESMAIDS
2. Jessica Chastain, THE HELP
3. Janet McTeer, ALBERT NOBBS
4. Octavia Spencer, THE HELP (*winner)
5. Berenice Bejo, THE ARTIST ” - jaydf60
 
77.
Amy Adams
Actress, Arrival
Amy Lou Adams was born in Vicenza, Veneto, Italy, to American parents, Kathryn (Hicken) and Richard Kent Adams, a U.S. serviceman who was stationed at Caserma Ederle in Italy at the time. She was raised in a Mormon family of seven children in Castle Rock, Colorado, and has English, as well as smaller amounts of Danish, Swiss-German, and Norwegian, ancestry...
“ 2012
1. Amy Adams, THE MASTER
2. Anne Hathaway, LES MISERABLES (*winner)
3. Jacki Weaver, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
4. Sally Field, LINCOLN
5. Helen Hunt, THE SESSIONS ” - jaydf60
 
78.
Sally Hawkins
Sally Hawkins was born in 1976 in Lewisham hospital, London, England, to Jacqui and Colin Hawkins, authors and illustrators of children's books. She is of English and Irish descent. Hawkins was brought up in Greenwich, in southeast London. She attended James Allen's Girls' School in Dulwich. She graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 1998...
“ 2013
1. Sally Hawkins, BLUE JASMINE
2. Lupita Nyong'o, 12 YEARS A SLAVE (*winner)
3. June Squibb, NEBRASKA
4. Jennifer Lawrence, AMERICAN HUSTLE
5. Julia Roberts, AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY ” - jaydf60
 
79.
Meryl Streep
Considered by many critics to be the greatest living actress, Meryl Streep has been nominated for the Academy Award an astonishing 20 times, and has won it three times. Meryl was born Mary Louise Streep in 1949 in Summit, New Jersey, to Mary Wolf (Wilkinson), a commercial artist, and Harry William Streep...
“ 2014
1. Meryl Streep, INTO THE WOODS
2. Emma Stone, BIRDMAN
3. Patricia Arquette, BOYHOOD (*winner)
4. Laura Dern, WILD
5. Keira Knightley, THE IMITATION GAME ” - jaydf60
 
80.
Jennifer Jason Leigh
Jennifer Jason Leigh was born Jennifer Lee Morrow in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of writer Barbara Turner and actor Vic Morrow. Her father was of Russian Jewish descent and her mother was of Austrian Jewish ancestry. She is the sister of Carrie Ann Morrow and half-sister of actress Mina Badie...
“ 2015
1. Jennifer Jason Leigh, THE HATEFUL EIGHT
2. Rachel McAdams, SPOTLIGHT
3. Kate Winslet, STEVE JOBS
4. Rooney Mara, CAROL
5. Alicia Vikander, THE DANISH GIRL (*winner) ” - jaydf60
 
81.
Michelle Williams
A small-town girl born and raised in rural Kalispell, Montana, Michelle Ingrid Williams is the daughter of Carla Ingrid (Swenson), a homemaker, and Larry Richard Williams, a commodity trader and author. Her ancestry is Norwegian, as well as German, British Isles, and other Scandinavian. She was first known as bad girl Jen Lindley in the television series Dawson's Creek...
“ 2016
1. Michelle Williams, "Manchester By the Sea"
2. Viola Davis, "Fences" (*winner)
3. Naomie Harris, "Moonlight"
4. Octavia Spencer, "Hidden Figures"
5. Nicole Kidman, "Lion" ” - jaydf60