Oscar: Best Actress–Cumulative Advantage–Summary

Research in Progress (Jan 19, 2022)

1928: Janet Gaynor, Seventh Heaven, Street Angel, Sunrise, 22; 1 more Oscar nom (1937)

1929: Mary Pickford, Coquette, 37

1930: Norma Shearer, Their Own Desire, The Divorcee, 28; 4 more Oscar noms

1931     Marie Dressler, Min and Bill, 63; 1 more Oscar nom

1932     Helen Hayes, The Sin of Madelon Claudet, 32; 1 more Oscar Award, 1970

1933     Katharine Hepburn, Morning Glory, 26; 11 more Oscar noms; 3 more Oscar Awards

1934     Claudette Colbert, It Happened One Night, 31; 2 more Oscar noms;

1935      Bette Davis, Dangerous, 27; 1 more Oscar; 9 more Oscar noms

1936      Luise Rainer, The Great Ziegfeld, 26; 1 more Oscar

1937      Luise Rainer, The Good Earth. 27

1938     Bette Davis, Jezebel, 30

1939      Vivien Leigh, Gone With the Wind, 26; 1 more Oscar

1940      Ginger Rogers, Kitty Foyle, 29

1941      Joan Fontaine, Suspicion. 24; 1 more Oscar nom

1942     Greer Garson, Mrs. Miniver, 38; 4 more Oscar noms;

1943     Jennifer Jones, The Song of Bernadette, 24; 4 more Oscar noms;

1944     Ingrid Bergman, Gaslight, 29, 2 more Oscars; 3 more Oscar noms

1945     Joan Crawford, Mildred Pierce, 40; 2 more Oscar noms

1946     Olivia De Havilland, To Each His Own, 30; 1 more Oscar; 1 more Oscar nom

1947     Loretta Young, The Farmer’s Daughter, 34; 1 more Oscar nom

1948     Jane Wyman, Johnny Belinda, 31; 3 more Oscar noms

1949     Olivia De Havilland, The Heiress, 33

1950     Judy Holliday, Born Yesterday. 29;

1951      Vivien Leigh, A Streetcar Named Desire, 38

1952      Shirley Booth, Come Back, Little Sheba, 54

1953      Audrey Hepburn, Roman Holiday, 24; 4 more Oscar noms

1954      Grace Kelly, The Country Girl, 25

1955: Anna Magnani, The Rose Tattoo, 47; 1 more Oscar nom

1956       Ingrid Bergman, Anastasia, 41

1957       Joanne Woodward, The Three Faces of Eve, 27; 3 more Oscar noms

1958       Susan Hayward, I Want to Live! 40 (won at 5th nom)

1959        Simone Signoret, Room at the Top, 38; 1 more Oscar nom

1960       Elizabeth Taylor, Butterfield 8, 28; 1 more Oscar nom

1961        Sophia Loren, Two Women, 27; 1 more Oscar nom

1962       Anne Bancroft, The Miracle Worker, 31; 4 more Oscar noms

1963       Patricia Neal, Hud, 37; 1 more Oscar nom

1964      Julie Andrews, Mary Poppins, 29; 2 more Oscar noms

1965      Julie Christie, Darling, 24; 3 more Oscar noms

1966      Elizabeth Taylor, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? 34

1967      Barbra Streisand, Funny Girl, 26; 1 more Oscar nom

(Tie)      Katharine Hepburn, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? 59

1968      Katharine Hepburn, The Lion in Winter, 60

1969      Maggie Smith, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, 35; 1 more Oscar; 3 more Oscar noms

1970      Glenda Jackson, Women in Love, 34; 3 more Oscar noms

1971       Jane Fonda, Klute, 34; 5 more Oscar noms

1972      Liza Minnelli, Cabaret, 26

1973      Glenada Jackson, A  Touch of Class, 37

1974       Ellen Burstyn, Alice Doesn’t LIve Here Anymore, 42; 3 more Oscar noms

1975       Louise Fletcher, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, 41

1976       Faye Dunaway, Network, 35 (won at 3rd nom)

1977       Diane Keaton, Annie Hall, 31; 3 more Oscar noms

1978       Jane Fonda, Coming Home, 41

1979       Sally Field, Norma Rae, 33; 1 more Oscar; 1 more Oscar nom

1980       Sissy Spacek, Coal Miner’s Daughter, 31; 4 more Oscar nom;

1982       Meryl Streep, Sophie’s Choice, 33; 1 more Oscar; multiple Oscar noms

1983       Shirley MacLaine, Terms of Endearment, 49

1984       Sally Field, Places in the Heart, 38

1985: Geraldine Page, The Trip to Bountiful, 61; won at 8th nomination

1986      Marlee Matlin, Children of a Lesser God, 21

1987      Cher, Moonstruck, 41;

1988     Jodie Foster, The Accused, 26; 1 more Oscar; 1 more Oscar nom

1989      Jessica Tandy, Driving Miss Daisy, 80; 1 more Oscar nom

1990      Kathy Bates, Misery, 42; 3 more Oscar noms

1991      Jodie Foster, The Silence of the Lambs, 29

1992      Emma Thompson, Howards End, 33

1993      Holly Hunter, The Piano, 35

1994      Jessica Lange, Blue Sky, 45

1995      Susan Sarandon, Dead Man Walking, 49

1996     Frances McDormand, Fargo, 39; 2 more Oscars

1997     Helen Hunt, As Good As It gets, 34

1998     Gwyneth Paltrow, Shakespeare in Love; 26

1999     Hilary Swank, Boys Don’t Cry, 25

2000     Julia Roberts, Erin Brockovich; 33

2001     Halle Berry, Monster’s Ball; 35

2002     Nicole Kidman, The Hours; 35

2003      Charlize Theron, Monster; 28

2004      Hilary Swank, Million Dollar Baby, 30

2005      Reese Witherspoon, Ray, 29

2006     Helen Mirren, The Queen, 61

2007     Marion Cotillard, La Vie en Rose, 32

2008: Kate Winslet, The Reader, 33

2009: Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side, 45; 1 more nom

2010: Natalie Portman, Black Swan, 25; 1 more nom

2011: Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady, 62

2012: Jennifer Lawrence, The Silver Lining Handbook, 22

2013: Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine, 44

2014: Julianne Moore, Still Alice? 54

2015: Brie Larson, Room, 26

2016: Emma Stone, La La Land, 29

2017: Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, 60; 1 more Oscar

2018: Olivia Colman, The Favourite, 44; 1 more supp. nom

(done, see below)

2019: Renee Zellweger, Judy, 50

2020    Frances McDormand, Nomadland; 63 (3rd Oscar)

 

Colman, Olivia

Sarah Caroline Colman was born in Norwich on January 30, 1974, the daughter of nurse Mary (née Leakey) and chartered surveyor Keith Colman.

She was privately educated at Norwich High School for Girls and Gresham’s School in Holt, Norfolk. Her first role was Jean Brodie in a school production of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie at the age of 16.

She cites her mother’s interrupted career as a ballet dancer as an inspiration to pursue acting professionally.

Colman spent a term studying primary teaching at Homerton College, Cambridge before studying drama at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, from which she graduated in 1999.

During her time at Cambridge, she auditioned for the Cambridge University Footlights Dramatic Club and met future co-stars David Mitchell and Robert Webb.

Colman made her professional acting debut in 2000, at the age of 26, as part of the BBC2 comedy sketch show Bruiser. She has since appeared in roles in many BBC, ITV, and Channel 4 television series, such as People Like Us, Look Around You, Black Books, The Office, The Time of Your Life and provided the voice-over for Five’s poll for Britain’s Funniest Comedy Character.

Colman regularly featured in BBC Radio 4 comedies, such as Concrete Cow, Think the Unthinkable, The House of Milton Jones and Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency. She was also the voice of Minka, the Polish secretary in the Radio 4 comedy Hut 33, set in a fictional codebreaking hut of the real-life Bletchley Park during World War II. Colman appeared as Bev, alongside Mark Burdis as Kev, in a series of television adverts for AA car insurance. She provided voices for the Andrex “be kind to your behind” adverts and Glade fragrance adverts, where her character is a gorilla.