Every Academy Award Winner For Actress In A Leading Role

To celebrate the 87th Academy Awards, here is a complete list of every woman who has taken home the Oscar for Leading Actress over the years. Katharine Hepburn holds the record for this category, having taken home four Academy Awards for Leading Actress during her career. In fact, she has won more Academy Awards for a leading role than any actor to date. So here’s to Katharine Hepburn, and to all of these talented women.

*Updated to include the 88th Academy Awards results*

1st Academy Awards (1929) Janet Gaynor – 7th Heaven / Street Angel / Sunrise 2eaabe4e5c7ede262e0e9f6959056c30 2nd Academy Awards (1930) Mary Pickford – Coquette tumblr_miqilyiTH61qh6mhbo1_1280 3rd Academy Awards (1931) Norma Shearer – The Divorcee _44370324_normashearer1930_ 4th Academy Awards (1932) Marie Dressler – Min and Bill 11538309_gal 5th Academy Awards (1933) Helen Hayes – The Sin Of Madelon Claudet

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6th Academy Awards (1934) Katharine Hepburn – Morning Glory

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7th Academy Awards (1935) Claudette Colbert – It Happened One Night claudette 8th Academy Awards (1936) Bette Davis – Dangerous

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9th Academy Awards (1937) Luise Rainer – The Great Ziegfeld

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10th Academy Awards (1938) Luise Rainer – The Good Earth

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11th Academy Awards (1939) Bette Davis – Jezebel

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12th Academy Awards (1940) Vivien Leigh – Gone With The Wind

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13th Academy Awards (1941) Ginger Rogers – Kitty Foyle

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14th Academy Awards (1942) Joan Fontaine – Suspicion

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15th Academy Awards (1943) Greer Garson – Mrs Miniver

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16th Academy Awards (1944) Jennifer Jones – The Song Of Bernadette

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17th Academy Awards (1945) Ingrid Bergman – Gaslight

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18th Academy Awards (1946) Joan Crawford – Mildred Pierce

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19th Academy Awards (1947) Olivia de Havilland – To Each His Own

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20th Academy Awards (1948) Loretta Young – The Farmer’s Daughter

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21st Academy Awards (1949) Jane Wyman – Johnny Belinda

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22nd Academy Awards (1950) Olivia de Havilland – The Heiress

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23rd Academy Awards (1951) Judy Holliday – Born Yesterday

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24th Academy Awards (1952) Vivien Leigh – A Streetcar Named Desire

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25th Academy Awards (1953) Shirley Booth – Come Back, Little Sheba

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26th Academy Awards (1954) Audrey Hepburn – Roman Holiday

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27th Academy Awards (1955) Grace Kelly – The Country Girl

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28th Academy Awards (1956) Anna Magnani – The Rose Tattoo

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29th Academy Awards (1957) Ingrid Bergman – Anastasia

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30th Academy Award (1958) Joanne Woodward – The Three Faces Of Eve

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31st Academy Awards (1959) Susan Hayward – I Want To Live!

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32nd Academy Awards (1960) Simone Signoret  – Room At The Top

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33rd Academy Awards (1961) Elizabeth Taylor – Butterfield 8

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34th Academy Awards (1962) Sophia Loren – Two Women

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35th Academy Awards (1963) Anne Bancroft – The Miracle Worker

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36th Academy Awards (1964) Patricia Neal – Hud

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37th Academy Awards (1965) Julie Andrews – Mary Poppins

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38th Academy Awards (1966) Julie Christie – Darling

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39th Academy Awards (1967) Elizabeth Taylor – Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?

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40th Academy Awards (1968) Katharine Hepburn – Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner?

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41st Academy Awards (1969) Katharine Hepburn – The Lion In Winter tied with Barbra Streisand – Funny Girl

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42nd Academy Awards (1970) Maggie Smith – The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie

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43rd Academy Awards (1971) Glenda Jackson – Women In Love

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44th Academy Awards (1972) Jane Fonda – Klute

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45th Academy Awards (1973) Liza Minnelli – Cabaret

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46th Academy Awards (1974) Glenda Jackson – A Touch Of Class

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47th Academy Awards (1975) Ellen Burstyn – Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore

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48th Academy Awards (1976) Louise Fletcher – One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest

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49th Academy Awards (1977) Faye Dunaway – Network

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50th Academy Awards (1978) Diane Keaton – Annie Hall

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51st Academy Awards (1979) Jane Fonda – Coming Home

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52nd Academy Awards (1980) Sally Field – Norma Rae

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53rd Academy Awards (1981) Sissy Spacek – Coal Miner’s Daughter

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54th Academy Awards (1982) Katharine Hepburn – On Golden Pond

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55th Academy Awards (1983) Meryl Streep – Sophie’s Choice

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56th Academy Awards (1984) Shirley MacLaine – Terms Of Endearment

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57th Academy Awards (1985) Sally Field – Places In The Heart

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58th Academy Awards (1986) Geraldine Page – The Trip To Bountiful

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59th Academy Awards (1987) Marlee Matlin – Children Of A Lesser God

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60th Academy Awards (1988) Cher – Moonstruck

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61st Academy Awards (1989) Jodie Foster – The Accused

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62nd Academy Awards (1990) Jessica Tandy – Driving Miss Daisy

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63rd Academy Awards (1991) Kathy Bates – Misery

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64th Academy Awards (1992) Jodie Foster – The Silence Of The Lambs

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65th Academy Awards (1993) Emma Thompson – Howards End

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66th Academy Awards (1994) Holly Hunter – The Piano

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67th Academy Awards (1995) Jessica Lange – Blue Sky

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68th Academy Awards (1996) Susan Sarandon – Dead Man Walking

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69th Academy Awards (1997) Frances McDormand – Fargo

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70th Academy Awards (1998) Helen Hunt – As Good As It Gets

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71st Academy Awards (1999) Gwyneth Paltrow – Shakespeare In Love

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72nd Academy Awards (2000) Hilary Swank – Boys Don’t Cry

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73rd Academy Awards (2001) Julia Roberts – Erin Brockovich

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74th Academy Awards (2002) Halle Berry – Monster’s Ball

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75th Academy Awards (2003) Nicole Kidman – The Hours

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76th Academy Awards (2004) Charlize Theron – Monster

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77th Academy Awards (2005) Hilary Swank – Million Dollar Baby

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78th Academy Awards (2006) Reese Witherspoon – Walk The Line

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79th Academy Awards (2007) Helen Mirren – The Queen

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80th Academy Awards (2008) Marion Cotillard – La Vie en Rose

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81st Academy Awards (2009) Kate Winslet – The Reader

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82nd Academy Awards (2010) Sandra Bullock – The Blind Side

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83rd Academy Awards (2011) Natalie Portman – Black Swan

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84th Academy Awards (2012) Meryl Streep – The Iron Lady

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85th Academy Awards (2013) Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook

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86th Academy Awards (2014) Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine

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87th Academy Awards (2015) Julianne Moore – Still Alice

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88th Academy Awards (2016) Brie Larson – Room

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