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Actor Emma Stone, accepting the Oscar statuette she (Credit: EPA / Aaron Poole)

Actor Emma Stone, accepting the Oscar statuette she won during the 89th annual Academy Awards ceremony, held in the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood and Highland Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 26, 2017. Stone received the 2017 Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the 2016 film "La La Land."

Best actress Oscar winners throughout history

Cate Blanchett, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts and more: Here's a look at the best actress Oscar winners from 1928 to present.

Emma Stone

Actor Emma Stone, accepting the Oscar statuette she
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Actor Emma Stone, accepting the Oscar statuette she won during the 89th annual Academy Awards ceremony, held in the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood and Highland Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 26, 2017. Stone received the 2017 Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the 2016 film "La La Land."

Brie Larson

Actress Brie Larson, accepting the Oscar statuette she
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Actress Brie Larson, accepting the Oscar statuette she won during the 88th annual Academy Awards ceremony, held in the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood and Highland Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 28, 2016. Larson received the 2016 Academy Award for Best Actress in recognition of her performance in the 2015 film "Room."

Julianne Moore

Julianne Moore, accepting the Oscar statuette she won
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Julianne Moore, accepting the Oscar statuette she won during the 87th annual Academy Awards ceremony, held in the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood and Highland Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 22, 2015. Moore received the 2015 Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the 2014 film "Still Alice."

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Cate Blanchett

Actor Cate Blanchett, accepting the Oscar statuette she
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Actor Cate Blanchett, accepting the Oscar statuette she won during the 86th annual Academy Awards ceremony, held in the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood and Highland Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, March 2, 2014. Blanchett received the 2014 Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the 2013 film "Blue Jasmine."

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, in a scene
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Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, in a scene from the 2012 film "Silver Linings Playbook." Lawrence received the 2013 Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance.

Meryl Streep

Actor Meryl Streep, posing with the Oscar statuette
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Actor Meryl Streep, posing with the Oscar statuette she won during the 84th annual Academy Awards ceremony, held at the Hollywood and Highland Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 26, 2012. Streep received the 2012 Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the 2011 film "The Iron Lady."

Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman, in a scene from the 2010
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Natalie Portman, in a scene from the 2010 film "Black Swan." Portman received the 2011 Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance.

Sandra Bullock

Actor Sandra Bullock, accepting the Oscar statuette she
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Actor Sandra Bullock, accepting the Oscar statuette she won during the 82nd annual Academy Awards ceremony, held at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, March 7, 2010. Bullock received the 2010 Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the 2009 film "The Blind Side."

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Kate Winslet

Kate Winslet, in a scene from the 2008
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Kate Winslet, in a scene from the 2008 film "The Reader." Winslet won the 2009 Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance.

Marion Cotillard

Marion Cotillard, portraying singer Edith Piaf in a
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Marion Cotillard, portraying singer Edith Piaf in a scene from the 2007 film ''La Vie en Rose." Cotillard won the 2008 Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance.

Helen Mirren

Helen Mirren, in a scene from the 2006
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Helen Mirren, in a scene from the 2006 film "The Queen." Mirren won the 2007 Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance.

Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon, in a scene from the 2005
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Reese Witherspoon, in a scene from the 2005 film "Walk the Line." Witherspoon won the 2006 Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance.

Hilary Swank

Hilary Swank, in a scene from the 2004
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Hilary Swank, in a scene from the 2004 film "Million Dollar Baby." Swank received the 2005 Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance.

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Charlize Theron

Actor Charlize Theron, accepting the Oscar statuette she
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Actor Charlize Theron, accepting the Oscar statuette she won during the 76th annual Academy Awards ceremony, held at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 29, 2004. Theron received the 2004 Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the 2003 film "Monster."

Nicole Kidman

Actor Nicole Kidman, holding the Oscar statuette she
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Actor Nicole Kidman, holding the Oscar statuette she won during the 75th annual Academy Awards ceremony, held at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, March 23, 2003. Kidman was honored with the 2003 Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the 2002 film "The Hours."

Halle Berry

Actor Halle Berry, reacting to winning the 2002
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Actor Halle Berry, reacting to winning the 2002 Academy Award for Best Actress during the 74rd annual Academy Awards ceremony, held at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, March 24, 2002. Berry was honored with an Oscar statuette for her performance in the 2001 film "Monster's Ball."

Julia Roberts

Actor Julia Roberts, reacting to winning the 2001
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Actor Julia Roberts, reacting to winning the 2001 Academy Award for Best Actress during the 73rd annual Academy Awards ceremony, held at the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, March 25, 2001. Roberts was honored with an Oscar statuette for her performance in the 2000 film "Erin Brockovich."

Hilary Swank

Actor Hilary Swank, accepting the 2000 Academy Award
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Actor Hilary Swank, accepting the 2000 Academy Award for Best Actress during the 72nd annual Academy Awards ceremony, held at the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, March 26, 2000. Swank was honored with an Oscar statuette for her work in the 1999 film "Boys Don't Cry."

Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow, in a scene from the 1998
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Gwyneth Paltrow, in a scene from the 1998 film "Shakeskpeare in Love." Paltrow won the 1999 Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance.

Helen Hunt

Actor Helen Hunt, holding the Oscar statuette she
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Actor Helen Hunt, holding the Oscar statuette she received during the 70th annual Academy Awards ceremony, held at the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Center in Los Angeles on Monday, March 23, 1998. Hunt won the 1998 Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the 1997 film "As Good As It Gets."

Frances McDormand

Frances McDormand, in a scene from the 1996
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Frances McDormand, in a scene from the 1996 film "Fargo." McDormand received the 1997 Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance.

Susan Sarandon

Robert Prosky and Susan Sarandon (right), in a
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Robert Prosky and Susan Sarandon (right), in a scene from the 1995 film "Dead Man Walking." Sarandon won the 1996 Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance.

Jessica Lange

Actor Jessica Lange, holding the Oscar statuette she
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Actor Jessica Lange, holding the Oscar statuette she won during the 67th annual Academy Awards ceremony, held at the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Center in Los Angeles on Monday, March 27, 1995. Lange received the 1995 Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the 1994 film "Blue Sky."

Holly Hunter

Holly Hunter (left) and Anna Paquin, in a
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Holly Hunter (left) and Anna Paquin, in a scene from the 1993 film "The Piano." Hunter won the 1994 Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance.

Emma Thompson

Actor Emma Thompson, posing with the Oscar statuette
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Actor Emma Thompson, posing with the Oscar statuette she won during the 65th annual Academy Awards ceremony, held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles on Monday, March 29, 1993. Thompson received the 1993 Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the 1992 film "Howards End."

Jodie Foster

Sir Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster, in a
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Sir Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster, in a scene from the 1991 film "The Silence of the Lambs." Foster won the 1992 Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance.

Kathy Bates

Actor Kathy Bates, holding the Oscar statuette she
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Actor Kathy Bates, holding the Oscar statuette she won during the 63rd annual Academy Awards ceremony, held at the Shrine Civic Auditorium in Los Angeles on Monday, March 25, 1991. Bates won the 1991 Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the 1990 film "Misery."

Jessica Tandy

Jessica Tandy, in a scene from the 1989
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Jessica Tandy, in a scene from the 1989 film "Driving Miss Daisy." Tandy received the 1990 Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance.

Jodie Foster

Actor Jodie Foster, posing with the Oscar statuette
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Actor Jodie Foster, posing with the Oscar statuette she won during the 61st annual Academy Awards ceremony, held at the Shrine Civic Auditorium in Los Angeles on Wednesday, March 29, 1989. Foster received the 1989 Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in 1988 film "The Accused."

Cher

Nicolas Cage and Cher, in a scene from
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Nicolas Cage and Cher, in a scene from the 1987 film "Moonstruck." Cher won the 1988 Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the movie.

Marlee Matlin

Actor Marlee Matlin, holding the Oscar statuette she
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Actor Marlee Matlin, holding the Oscar statuette she won during the 59th annual Academy Awards ceremony, held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles on Monday, March 30, 1987. Matlin received the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the 1986 film "Children of a Lesser God."

Geraldine Page

Geraldine Page, in a scene from the 1985
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Geraldine Page, in a scene from the 1985 film "The Trip to Bountiful." Page won the 1986 Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance.

Sally Field

Actor Sally Field, accepting her Oscar statuette during
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Actor Sally Field, accepting her Oscar statuette during the 57th annual Academy Awards ceremony, held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles on Monday, March 25, 1985. Field received the 1985 Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the 1984 film "Places in the Heart."

Shirley MacLaine

Shirley MacLaine (left) and Debra Winger (right), in
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Shirley MacLaine (left) and Debra Winger (right), in a scene from the 1983 film "Terms of Endearment." MacLaine won the 1984 Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance.

Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep, in a scene from the 1982
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Meryl Streep, in a scene from the 1982 film "Sophie's Choice." Streep won the 1983 Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance.

Katharine Hepburn

Actor Katharine Hepburn, in a scene from the
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Actor Katharine Hepburn, in a scene from the 1981 movie "On Golden Pond." Hepburn won the 1982 Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance.

Sissy Spacek

Sissy Spacek, portraying country singer Loretta Lynn in
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Sissy Spacek, portraying country singer Loretta Lynn in a scene from the 1980 film "Coal Miner's Daughter." Spacek won the 1981 Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance.

Sally Field

Sally Field, in a scene from the 1979
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Sally Field, in a scene from the 1979 film "Norma Rae." Field won the 1980 Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance.

Jane Fonda

Actor Jane Fonda, holding the Oscar statuette she
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Actor Jane Fonda, holding the Oscar statuette she won during the 51st annual Academy Awards ceremony, held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles on Monday, April 9, 1979. Fonda was honored with the Oscar for her performance in the 1978 film "Coming Home."

Diane Keaton

Actor Diane Keaton, posing with her Oscar statuette
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Actor Diane Keaton, posing with her Oscar statuette during the 50th annual Academy Awards ceremony, held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles on Monday, April 3, 1978. Keaton won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the 1977 film "Annie Hall."

Faye Dunaway

Faye Dunaway (right), in a scene from the
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Faye Dunaway (right), in a scene from the 1976 film "Network." Dunaway won the 1977 Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance.

Louise Fletcher

Actor Louise Fletcher, holding the Oscar statuette she
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Actor Louise Fletcher, holding the Oscar statuette she won during the 48th annual Academy Awards ceremony, held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles on Monday, March 29, 1976. Fletcher received the Oscar for her performance in the 1975 movie "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest."

Ellen Burstyn

Ellen Burstyn, in a scene from the 1974
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Ellen Burstyn, in a scene from the 1974 film "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore." Burstyn won the 1975 Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance.

Glenda Jackson

Glenda Jackson, in a scene from the 1973
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Glenda Jackson, in a scene from the 1973 film "A Touch of Class." Jackson won the 1974 Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance.

Liza Minnelli

Liza Minnelli, in a scene from the 1972
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Liza Minnelli, in a scene from the 1972 movie "Cabaret." Minnelli won the 1973 Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance.

Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda, in a scene from the 1971
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Jane Fonda, in a scene from the 1971 film "Klute." Fonda was honored with the 1972 Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance.

Glenda Jackson

Actor Glenda Jackson, holding her Academy Award for
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Actor Glenda Jackson, holding her Academy Award for Best Actress Oscar statuette, in London, England, on April 27, 1971. Jackson was honored for her performance in the 1969 film "Women in Love" (released in the United States in 1970).

Maggie Smith

Maggie Smith (left) and Pamela Franklin, in a
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Maggie Smith (left) and Pamela Franklin, in a scene from the 1969 film "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie." Smith won the 1970 Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance.

Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand, holding the Oscar statuette she won
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Barbra Streisand, holding the Oscar statuette she won during the 41st annual Academy Awards ceremony, held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles on Monday, April 14, 1969. Streisand earned the 1969 Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the 1968 "Funny Girl" (tying with fellow actor Katharine Hepburn who also won for her performance in the 1968 film "The Lion In Winter").

Katharine Hepburn

Katharine Hepburn, in a scene from the 1968
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Katharine Hepburn, in a scene from the 1968 film "The Lion In Winter." Hepburn earned the 1969 Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance (tying with Barbra Streisand, who also won for her performance in the 1968 film "Funny Girl").

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