Oscar 2005: Female Actors Race

Best Actress

Judi Dench, Mrs. Henderson Presents
Fifth Oscar nomination and the third in this category. Her other Actress nominations were for Mrs. Brown in 1997 and Iris in 2001. Dench won the Supporting Actress Oscar for Shakespeare in Love (1998) and was again nominated for her supporting role in Chocolat (2000).

Felicity Huffman, Transamerica
First nomination.

Keira Knightley, Pride & Prejudice
First nomination.

Charlize Theron, North Country
Second nomination in this category. She won Best Actress Oscar in 2003 for Monster.

Reese Witherspoon, Walk the Line
First nomination.

Supporting Actress

Amy Adams, Junebug
First nomination.

Catherine Keener, Capote
Second nomination in this category. Keener was nominated in 1999 for supporting role in Being John Malkovich.

Frances McDormand, North Country
Fourth nomination, and the third in this category. Her other nominated supporting roles were for Mississippi Burning (1988) and Almost Famous (2000). McDormand won the Actress Oscar for Fargo (1996).

Rachel Weisz, The Constant Gardener
First nomination.

Michelle Williams, Brokeback Mountain
First nomination.