Oscar Winners Best female Actress

Academy Award Winners Best female Actress last 20 years

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They are not only beautiful, they are also very talented and won an Oscar for their performances.
Check our list of the Academy Award Winners in the category Best female Actress!

Hilary Swank oscar
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1999 – Hilary Swank (Boys Dont Cry)

Boys Don’t Cry is a 1999 American biographical film directed by Kimberly Peirce and co-written by Peirce and Andy Bienen. The film is a dramatization of the real-life story of Brandon Teena, an American trans man played in the film by Hilary Swank, who adopts a male identity and attempts to find himself and love in Nebraska but falls victim to a brutal hate crime perpetrated by two male acquaintances. 

Julia Roberts oscar
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2000 – Julia Roberts (Erin Brockovich)

Erin Brockovich is a 2000 American biographical film directed by Steven Soderbergh and written by Susannah Grant. The film is a dramatization of the true story of Erin Brockovich, portrayed by Julia Roberts, who fought against the energy corporation Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E).

Halle Berry oscar
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2001 – Halle Berry (Monster’s Ball)

Monster’s Ball is a movie about a widowed corrections officer, his adult son, and widowed father, all of whom work as executioners in the state prison. The main character befriends, and then begins a relationship with, a woman whom he does not at first realize is the widow of a man he executed. Berry became the first African-American woman to win an Oscar.

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2002 – Nicole Kidman (The Hours)

The Hours is a movie about three women of different generations whose lives are interconnected by the novel Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf. These are Clarissa Vaughan (Streep), a New Yorker preparing an award party for her AIDS-stricken long-time friend and poet, Richard (Harris) in 2001; Laura Brown (Moore), a pregnant 1950s California housewife with a young boy and an unhappy marriage; and Virginia Woolf (Kidman) herself in 1920s England, who is struggling with depression and mental illness while trying to write her novel.

Charlize Theron oscar
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2003 – Charlize Theron (Monster)

Monster is a biographical crime drama film written and directed by Patty Jenkins. The film is about serial killer Aileen Wuornos, a former prostitute who was executed in Florida in 2002 for killing six men (she was not tried for a seventh murder) in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Wuornos was played by Charlize Theron; her semi-fictionalized lover, Selby Wall (based on Wuornos’s real-life girlfriend Tyria Moore), was played by Christina Ricci.

Hilary Swank oscar
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2004 – Hilary Swank (Million Dollar Baby)

Million Dollar Baby is a 2004 American sports drama film directed, co-produced, and scored by Clint Eastwood, and starring Eastwood, Hilary Swank, and Morgan Freeman. This film is about an underappreciated boxing trainer, the mistakes that haunt him from his past, and his quest for atonement by helping an underdog amateur boxer achieve her dream of becoming a professional.

Reese Witherspoon oscar
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2005 – Reese Witherspoon (Walk the Line)

Walk the Line is a 2005 American biographical film directed by James Mangold. The screenplay, written by Mangold and Gill Dennis, is based on two autobiographies authored by singer-songwriter Johnny Cash—Man in Black: His Own Story in His Own Words and Cash: The Autobiography. The film follows Cash’s early life, his romance with June Carter, played by Reese Witherspoon, and his ascent to the country music scene. 

Helen Mirren oscar
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2006 – Helen Mirren (The Queen)

The Queen is a 2006 British fictional drama film depicting the British Royal Family’s response to the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, on 31 August 1997. The film was directed by Stephen Frears, written by Peter Morgan, and starred Helen Mirren in the title role of Queen Elizabeth II.

Marion Cotillard oscar
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2007 – Marion Cotillard (La vie en rose)

La Vie en Rose is a 2007 French biographical musical film about the life of French singer Edith 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.

Kate Winslet oscar
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2008 – Kate Winslet (The Reader)

The Reader tells the story of Michael Berg, a German lawyer who, as a mid-teenager in 1958, has an affair with an older woman, Hanna Schmitz (Kate Winslet), who then disappears only to resurface years later as one of the defendants in a war crimes trial stemming from her actions as a guard at a Nazi concentration camp. Michael realizes that Hanna is keeping a personal secret she believes is worse than her Nazi past – a secret which, if revealed, could help her at the trial.