Thursday, February 18, 2010

Oscars: Best Actresses

1927 Janet Gaynor Sunrise and Street Angel
1928 Janet Gaynor 7th Heaven

1929 Mary Pickford Coquette
1930 Norma Shearer The Divorcee
1931 Marie Dressler Min And Bill

1932 Helen Hayes The Sin Of Madelon Claudet
1933 Katharine Hepburn Morning Glory
1934 Claudette Colbert It Happened One Night
1935 Bette Davis Dangerous
1936 Luise Rainer The Great Ziegfeld
1937 Luise Rainer The Good Earth
1938 Bette Davis Jezabel
1939 Vivien Leigh Gone With The Wind

1940 Ginger Rogers Kitty Foyle
1941 Joan Fontaine Suspicion
1942 Greer Garson Mrs. Miniver

1943 Jennifer Jones The Song Of Bernadette
1944 Ingrid Bergman Gaslight
1945 Joan Crawford Mildred Pierce
1946 Olivia de Havilland To Each His Own
1947 Loretta Young The Farmer's Daughter

1948 Jane Wyman Johnny Belinda
1949 Olivia de Havilland The Heiress
1950 Judy Holliday Born Yesterday
1951 Vivien Leigh A Streetcar Named Desire
1952 Shirley Booth Come Back, Little Sheba
1953 Audrey Hepburn Roman Holiday

1954 Grace Kelly The Country Girl
1955 Anna Magnani The Rose Tattoo

1956 Ingrid Bergman Anastasia
1957 Joanne Woodward The Three Faces Of Eve
1958 Susan Hayward I Want To Live!
1959 Simone Signoret Room At The Top
1960 Elizabeth Taylor Butterfield 8
1961 Sophia Loren Two Women

1962 Anne Bancroft The Miracle Worker
1963 Patricia Neal Hud
1964 Julie Andrews Mary Poppins

1965 Julie Christie Darling
1966 Elizabeth Taylor Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?
1967 Katharine Hepburn Guess Who's Coming To Dinner
1968 Barbra Streisand Funny Girl

1968 Katharine Hepburn The Lion In Winter
1969 Maggie Smith The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie
1970 Glenda Jackson Women In Love
1971 Jane Fonda Klute
1972 Liza Minnelli Cabaret
1973 Glenda Jackson A Touch Of Class

1974 Ellen Burstyn Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
1975 Louise Fletcher One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
1976 Faye Dunaway Network
1977 Diane Keaton Annie Hall
1978 Jane Fonda Coming Home
1979 Sally Field Norma Rae

1980 Sissy Spacek Coal Miner's Daughter
1981 Katharine Hepburn On Golden Pond
1982 Meryl Streep Sophie's Choice

1983 Shirley MacLaine Terms Of Endearment
1984 Sally Field Places In The Heart
1985 Geraldine Page The Trip To Bountiful

Tonight on TCM!
The Crowd (1928)
In this silent film, an office worker deals with the simple joys and tragedies of married life.
Cast: Eleanor Boardman, James Murray, Bert Roach, Estelle Clark Dir: King Vidor

A Free Soul (1931)
A hard-drinking lawyer's daughter falls for one of his underworld clients. Cast: Norma Shearer, Leslie Howard, Lionel Barrymore, Clark Gable Dir: Clarence Brown

The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1934)
An invalid poetess defies her father's wishes to marry a dashing young poet. Cast: Norma Shearer, Fredric March, Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Sullivan Dir: Sidney Franklin


  1. I love these! Some of them are just so artistic and amazing looking. Thank you for sharing!

  2. What this line up of photos shows is that the worst thing you can do at the Oscars is grandstand for a cause (Jane Fonda) or be a total drama queen (Joan Crawford, accepting from bed) and that the best thing is to just be happy and graciously accept your major award.

  3. I can never get over how elegant Audrey looks in that lace dress. She always makes great style look so easy.

  4. Great post Sarah. Enjoyed going through the years of Oscar history and seeing who had won.

  5. I'm glad you stopped at 1985!

  6. Not sure what Jennythenipper is referring to. Jane Fonda never mentioned any cause when accepting her Oscar for Klute. In fact mentioned that it wasn't the time or place to say anything but thank you.