Friday, February 17, 2012

Best Actress: 1990s

1990: Laura Dern, Wild at Heart
Oscar winner: Kathy Bates, Misery
Was she nominated?: No

1991: Juliette Binoche, The Lovers on the Bridge
Oscar winner: Jodie Foster, The Silence of the Lambs
Was she nominated?: No

1992: Emmanuelle Beart, Un Coeur en Hiver
Oscar winner: Emma Thompson, Howards End
Was she nominated?: No

1993: Juliette Binoche, Three Colors: Blue
Oscar winner: Holly Hunter, The Piano
Was she nominated?: No

1994: Irene Jacob, Three Colors: Red
Oscar winner: Jessica Lange, Blue Sky
Was she nominated?: No

1995: Nicole Kidman, To Die For
Oscar winner: Susan Sarandon, Dead Man Walking
Was she nominated?: No

1996: Emily Watson, Breaking the Waves
Oscar winner: Frances McDormand, Fargo
Was she nominated?: Yes

1997: Helena Bonham Carter, The Wings of the Dove
Oscar winner: Helen Hunt, As Good As It Gets
Was she nominated?: Yes

1998: Cate Blanchett, Elizabeth
Oscar winner: Gwyneth Paltrow, Shakespeare in Love
Was she nominated?: Yes

1999: Lara Belmont, The War Zone
Oscar winner: Hilary Swank, Boys Don't Cry
Was she nominated?: No

Updated: 3/13/15


  1. Fair list of actresses, i personally like Cate Blanchett the most...

    1. Blanchett is wonderful, but Binoche (in Three Colors: Blue) gives my favorite performance of all time.