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Poll: Greatest Lead Actress Oscar Performances (1990-Now)

Which Oscar winning Best Lead Actress performance from 1990 to 2019 is the greatest?

Greatest Acting Oscar Performances (1990-Now) Companion Polls Lead Actor : Lead Actress : Supporting Actor : Supporting Actress

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    Kathy Bates in Misery (1990)

    1991 Oscar:

    Annie Wilkes

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    Jodie Foster in The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

    1992 Oscar:

    Clarice M. Starling

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    Emma Thompson in Howards End (1992)

    1993 Oscar:

    Margaret Schlegel

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    Holly Hunter in The Piano (1993)

    1994 Oscar:

    Ada McGrath

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    Jessica Lange in Blue Sky (1994)

    1995 Oscar:

    Carly Marshall

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    Susan Sarandon in Dead Man Walking (1995)

    1996 Oscar:

    Helen Prejean

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    Frances McDormand in Fargo (1996)

    1997 Oscar:

    Marge Gunderson

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    Helen Hunt as Carol

    1998 Oscar:

    Carol Connelly

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    Gwyneth Paltrow in Shakespeare in Love (1998)

    1999 Oscar:

    Viola de Lesseps / Thomas Kent

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    Hilary Swank in Boys Don't Cry (1999)

    2000 Oscar:

    Brandon Teena

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    Julia Roberts in Erin Brockovich (2000)

    2001 Oscar:

    Erin Brockovich

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    Halle Berry in Monster's Ball (2001)

    2002 Oscar:

    Leticia Musgrove

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    Nicole Kidman in The Hours (2002)

    2003 Oscar:

    Virginia Woolf

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    Charlize Theron in Monster (2003)

    2004 Oscar:

    Aileen "Lee" Wuornos

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    Clint Eastwood and Hilary Swank in Million Dollar Baby (2004)

    2005 Oscar:

    Maggie Fitzgerald

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    Reese Witherspoon in Walk the Line (2005)

    2006 Oscar:

    June Carter Cash

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    Helen Mirren in The Queen (2006)

    2007 Oscar:

    Queen Elizabeth II

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    Marion Cotillard in La Vie En Rose (2007)

    2008 Oscar:

    Édith Piaf

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    Kate Winslet in The Reader (2008)

    2009 Oscar:

    Hanna Schmitz

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    Sandra Bullock in The Blind Side (2009)

    2010 Oscar:

    Leigh Anne Tuohy

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    Natalie Portman in Black Swan (2010)

    2011 Oscar:

    Nina Sayers

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    Meryl Streep in The Iron Lady (2011)

    2012 Oscar:

    Margaret Thatcher

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    Jennifer Lawrence in Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

    2013 Oscar:

    Tiffany Maxwell

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    Cate Blanchett in Blue Jasmine (2013)

    2014 Oscar:

    Jeanette "Jasmine" Francis

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    Julianne Moore in Still Alice (2014)

    2015 Oscar:

    Alice Howland

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    Brie Larson in Room (2015)

    2016 Oscar:

    Joy Newsome

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    Emma Stone in La La Land (2016)

    2017 Oscar:

    Mia Dolan

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    Frances McDormand in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)

    2018 Oscar:

    Mildred Hayes

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    Olivia Colman in The Favourite (2018)

    2019 Oscar:

    Anne, Queen of Great Britain

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    Renée Zellweger in Judy (2019)

    2020 Oscar:

    Judy Garland


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