As has already been pointed out by an astute reader, only one actress has won Best Actress in her 50’s: Shirley Booth. Best Actress is definitely a younger woman’s game; the average age of a winner is 35.6. Only 9 women have won past the age of 50 and 3 of those were Katharine Hepburn. Only 12 have won past the age of 42.

The age of 62 really seems to be the tipping point for Lead Oscars. 22 Supporting Acting (8 female, 14 male) have been given out past the age of 62. 3 have been given out for leads and 2 of those were for On Golden Pond (the other was Jessica Tandy).

The trending younger isn’t just a newer trend either (though it has been the case lately – Helen Mirren is the only actress over the age of 35 to win since 1996, which does not bode well for Meryl Streep or Melissa Leo) (which might end this year unless Carey Mulligan somehow pulls out the win). From 1932 to 1941 the oldest winner was 31 year old Claudette Colbert and from 1932 to 1950 only two actresses over the age of 34 won.

At least the Academy rightfully notices that young actresses can act. The two worst Oscars were for 34 year old Loretta Young and 40 year old Susan Hayward, although the most embarrassing is the Oscar given to Judy Holliday over three of the greatest performances ever put on film (Gloira Swanson in Sunset Boulevard and Bette Davis and Anne Baxter in All About Eve).

While Meryl Streep’s 13th nomination for Best Actress might have given her the all-time lead, she is still behind Katherine Hepburn in points thanks to Kate’s 4 wins to Meryl’s 1.

Top Point Earners (Best Actress only):

  1. Katharine Hepburn  –  560 points  (12 nominations, 4 Oscars)
  2. Meryl Streep  –  490 points  (13 nominations, 1 Oscar)
  3. Bette Davis  –  420 points  (10 nominations, 2 Oscars)
  4. Ingrid Bergman  /  Jane Fonda  –  280 points  (6 nominations, 2 Oscars)
  5. Greer Garson  –  280 points  (7 nominations, 1 Oscar)

While Marlon Brando is the only male to be nominated for the acting lead in four consecutive years, Elizabeth Taylor did it in Best Actress (57-60) and they were beaten by both Bette Davis and Greer Garson, who earned 5 straight Best Actress nominations (38-42 for Davis, 41-45 for Garson).

The overall list isn’t much different from the Best Actress list, consisting of the same leaders, but with a slightly different order because of Supporting nominations.

Top Point Earners  (either category – but Actress is worth 5 more points for nomination, 10 for win)

  1. Meryl Streep  –  610 points  (16 nominations, 2 Oscars)
  2. Katharine Hepburn  –  560 points  (12 nominations, 4 Oscars)
  3. Bette Davis  –  420  points  (10 nominations, 2 Oscars)
  4. Ingrid Bergman  –  340 points  (7 nominations, 3 Oscars)
  5. Jane Fonda  –  310 points  (7 nominations, 2 Oscars)
  6. Geraldine Page  –  295 points  (8 nominations, 1 Oscar)
  7. Greer Garson  –  280 points  (7 nominations, 1 Oscar)

Deborah Kerr is the only actress to make the top 25 point earners without winning an Oscar, getting 210 points for her 6 nominations.

(as ever, blue won Best Picture, red was nominated for Best Picture and purple just got the one nomination)

(because Academy rules limit an actress to one nomination per category, thus no double nomination for Kate Winslet in 2008 because they were both considered lead by the Academy, if I have someone who appears twice in my top 5, I mention that second performance, but still nominate 5 different actresses)

Grades: Winners: B+ (Overall: B+) / Nominees: B (Overall: B) / Seen: 100% (Overall: 95.53% 97.55%)

Honor Roll: McCabe and Mrs. Miller / Whale Rider / Volver

Shame Roll: The Client / Unfaithful

1970 AA: Glenda Jackson in Women in Love

  • Ali MacGraw in Love Story
  • Jane Alexander in The Great White Hope
  • Sarah Miles in Ryan’s Daughter
  • Carrie Snodgress in Diary of a Mad Housewife

me: Glenda Jackson in Women in Love

  • Carrie Snodgress in Diary of a Mad Housewife
  • Liv Ullmann in The Passion of Anna
  • Sarah Miles in Ryan’s Daughter
  • Jane Alexander in The Great White Hope
  • Catherine Deneuve in Mississippi Mermaid

1971 AA: Jane Fonda in Klute

  • Janet Suzman in Nicholas and Alexandra
  • Julie Christie in McCabe and Mrs. Miller
  • Glenda Jackson in Sunday, Bloody Sunday
  • Vanessa Redgrave in Mary, Queen of Scots

me: Glenda Jackson in Sunday, Bloody Sunday

  • Jane Fonda in Klute
  • Julie Christie in McCabe and Mrs. Miller
  • Ruth Gordon in Harold and Maude
  • Vanessa Redgrave in Mary, Queen of Scots

1972 AA: Liza Minnelli in Cabaret

  • Cicely Tyson in Sounder
  • Liv Ullmann in The Emigrants
  • Diana Ross in Lady Sings the Blues
  • Maggie Smith in Travels with My Aunt

me: Liza Minnelli in Cabaret

  • Liv Ullmann in The Emigrants
  • Diana Ross in Lady Sings the Blues
  • Maggie Smith in Travels With My Aunt
  • Susannah York in Images

1973 AA: Glenda Jackson in A Touch of Class

  • Ellen Burstyn in The Exorcist
  • Marsha Mason in Cinderella Liberty
  • Barbra Streisand in The Way We Were
  • Joanne Woodward in Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams

me: Liv Ullmann in Cries and Whispers

  • Ingrid Thulin in Cries and Whispers
  • Ellen Burstyn in The Exorcist
  • Joanne Woodward in Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams
  • Claire Bloom in A Doll’s House

note:  While they gave an Oscar to Glenda Jackson for one of her lesser performances, they still couldn’t be bothered to nominate any of the brilliant actresses in Cries and Whispers.

1974 AA: Ellen Burstyn in Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore

  • Faye Dunaway in Chinatown
  • Valerie Perrine in Lenny
  • Diahann Carroll in Claudine
  • Gena Rowlands in A Woman Under the Influence

me: Faye Dunaway in Chinatown

  • Liv Ullmann in Scenes from a Marriage
  • Ellen Burtsyn in Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore
  • Sissy Spacek in Badlands
  • Gena Rowlands in A Woman Under the Influence

1975 AA: Louise Fletcher in One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest

  • Isabelle Adjani in The Story of Adele H
  • Ann-Margret in Tommy
  • Glenda Jackson in Hedda
  • Carol Kane in Hester Street

me: Louise Fletcher in One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest

  • Isabelle Adjani in The Story of Adele H
  • Carol Kane in Hester Street
  • Florinda Bolkan in A Brief Vacation
  • Glenda Jackson in Hedda

1976 AA: Faye Dunaway in Network

  • Talia Shire in Rocky
  • Marie-Christine Barrault in Cousin, Cousine
  • Sissy Spacek in Carrie
  • Liv Ullmann in Face to Face

me: Faye Dunaway in Network

  • Sissy Spacek in Carrie
  • Liv Ullmann in Face to Face
  • Marie-Christine Barrault in Cousin, Cousine
  • Barbra Streisand in A Star is Born

1977 AA: Diane Keaton in Annie Hall

  • Anne Bancroft in The Turning Point
  • Shirley MacLaine in The Turning Point
  • Jane Fonda in Julia
  • Marsha Mason in The Goodbye Girl

me: the same – although I also would have nominated Diane Keaton for Looking for Mr. Goodbar

note:  This is the only time since 1940 that all five performances were from Best Picture nominees.  It also happened in 1934, 1939 and 1940.  For Best Actor, it happened in 1935, 1942, 1943, 1964 and 1967.  On the other hand, only twice, in 1928 and 2006 have none of the Best Actor nominees come from Best Picture nominees, but it has happened with Best Actress 8 times (1932, 1935, 1952, 1963, 1963, 1990, 1994, 2003).

1978 AA: Jane Fonda in Coming Home

  • Jill Clayburgh in An Unmarried Woman
  • Ingrid Bergman in Autumn Sonata
  • Ellen Burstyn in Same Time, Next Year
  • Geraldine Page in Interiors

me: Ingrid Bergman in Autumn Sonata

  • Jane Fonda in Coming Home
  • Geraldine Page in Interiors
  • Liv Ullmann in Autumn Sonata
  • Jill Clayburgh in An Unmarried Woman

1979 AA: Sally Field in Norma Rae

  • Jill Clayburgh in Starting Over
  • Jane Fonda in The China Syndrome
  • Marsha Mason in Chapter Two
  • Bette Midler in The Rose

me: Bette Midler in The Rose

  • Jane Fonda in The China Syndrome
  • Hanna Schygulla in The Marriage of Maria Braun
  • Sigourney Weaver in Alien
  • Sally Field in Norma Rae

1980 AA: Sissy Spacek in Coal Miner’s Daughter

  • Mary Tyler Moore in Ordinary People
  • Ellen Burstyn in Resurrection
  • Goldie Hawn in Private Benjamin
  • Gena Rowlands in Gloria

me: Mary Tyler Moore in Ordinary People

  • Judy Davis in My Brilliant Career
  • Sissy Spacek in Coal Miner’s Daughter
  • Catherine Deneuve in The Last Metro
  • Gena Rowlands in Gloria

1981 AA: Katharine Hepburn in On Golden Pond

  • Diane Keaton in Reds
  • Susan Sarandon in Atlantic City
  • Marsha Mason in Only When I Laugh
  • Meryl Streep in The French Lieutenant’s Woman

me: Diane Keaton in Reds

  • Meryl Streep in The French Lieutenant’s Woman
  • Karen Allen in Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Kathleen Turner in Body Heat
  • Katharine Hepburn in On Golden Pond

1982 AA: Meryl Streep in Sophie’s Choice

  • Sissy Spacek in Missing
  • Julie Andrews in Victor/Victoria
  • Jessica Lange in Frances
  • Debra Winger in An Officer and a Gentleman

me: Meryl Streep in Sophie’s Choice

  • Sissy Spacek in Missing
  • Diane Keaton in Shoot the Moon
  • Julie Andrews in Victor/Victoria
  • Jessica Lange in Frances

1983 AA: Shirley MacLaine in Terms of Endearment

  • Debra Winger in Terms of Endearment
  • Jane Alexander in Testament
  • Julie Walters in Educating Rita
  • Meryl Streep in Silkwood

me: Shirley MacLaine in Terms of Endearment

  • Debra Winger in Terms of Endearment
  • Meryl Streep in Silkwood
  • Julie Walters in Educating Rita
  • Patricia Hodge in Betrayal

1984 AA: Sally Field in Places in the Heart

  • Judy Davis in A Passage to India
  • Jessica Lange in Country
  • Vanessa Redgrave in The Bostonians
  • Sissy Spacek in The River

me: Judy Davis in A Passage to India

  • Jessica Lange in Country
  • Mia Farrow in Broadway Danny Rose
  • Vanessa Redgrave in The Bostonians
  • Sissy Spacek in The River

1985 AA: Geraldine Page in The Trip to Bountiful

  • Meryl Streep in Out of Africa
  • Whoopi Goldberg in The Color Purple
  • Anne Bancroft in Agnes of God
  • Jessica Lange in Sweet Dreams

me: Frances McDormand in Blood Simple

  • Kathleen Turner in Prizzi’s Honor
  • Maggie Smith in A Private Function
  • Meryl Streep in Out of Africa
  • Cher in Mask

1986 AA: Marlee Matlin in Children of a Lesser God

  • Jane Fonda in The Morning After
  • Sissy Spacek in Crimes of the Heart
  • Kathleen Turner in Peggy Sue Got Married
  • Sigourney Weaver in Aliens

me: Marlee Matlin in Children of a Lesser God

  • Sigourney Weaver in Aliens
  • Melanie Griffith in Something Wild
  • Kathleen Turner in Peggy Sue Got Married
  • Giuleta Masina in Ginger and Fred

1987 AA: Cher in Moonstruck

  • Holly Hunter in Broadcast News
  • Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction
  • Sally Kirkland in Anna
  • Meryl Streep in Ironweed

me: Holly Hunter in Broadcast News

  • Cher in Moonstruck
  • Anjelica Huston in The Dead
  • Maggie Smith in The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne
  • Meryl Streep in Ironweed

1988 AA: Jodie Foster in The Accused

  • Glenn Close in Dangerous Liaisons
  • Melanie Griffith in Working Girl
  • Meryl Streep in A Cry in the Dark
  • Sigourney Weaver in Gorillas in the Mist

me: Christine Lahti in Running on Empty

  • Glenn Close in Dangerous Liaisons
  • Carmen Maura in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
  • Sigourney Weaver in Gorillas in the Mist
  • Meryl Streep in A Cry in the Dark

1989 AA: Jessica Tandy in Driving Miss Daisy

  • Isabelle Adjani in Camille Claudel
  • Pauline Collins in Shirley Valentine
  • Jessica Lange in Music Box
  • Michelle Pfeiffer in The Fabulous Baker Boys

me: Michelle Pfeiffer in The Fabulous Baker Boys

  • Isabelle Adjani in Camille Claudel
  • Meg Ryan in When Harry Met Sally . . .
  • Winona Ryder in Heathers
  • Andie MacDowell in sex, lies and videotape

note:  Sentiment wins over performance.  Michelle Pfeiffer won 5 critics groups.  Tandy won the Oscar.

1990 AA: Kathy Bates in Misery

  • Anjelica Huston in The Grifters
  • Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman
  • Meryl Streep in Postcards from the Edge
  • Joanne Woodward in Mr. and Mrs. Bridge

me: Anjelica Huston in The Grifters

  • Joanne Woodward in Mr. and Mrs. Bridge
  • Kathy Bates in Misery
  • Helen Mirren in The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover
  • Lena Stolze in The Nasty Girl

1991 AA: Jodie Foster in Silence of the Lambs

  • Susan Sarandon in Thelma and Louise
  • Geena Davis in Thelma and Louise
  • Laura Dern in Rambling Rose
  • Bette Midler in For the Boys

me: Jodie Foster in Silence of the Lambs

  • Geena Davis in Thelma and Louise
  • Susan Sarandon in Thelma and Louise
  • Juliet Stevenson in Truly, Madly, Deeply
  • Laura Dern in Rambling Rose

1992 AA: Emma Thompson in Howards End

  • Catherine Deneuve in Indochine
  • Mary McDonnell in Passion Fish
  • Michelle Pfeiffer in Love Field
  • Susan Sarandon in Lorenzo’s Oil

me: Emma Thompson in Howards End

  • Michelle Pfeiffer in Batman Returns
  • Gong Li in Raise the Red Lantern
  • Helena Bonham-Carter in Howards End
  • Miranda Richardson in Enchanted April

1993 AA: Holly Hunter in The Piano

  • Emma Thompson in The Remains of the Day
  • Angela Bassett in What’s Love Got to Do With It
  • Stockard Channing in Six Degrees of Separation
  • Debra Winger in Shadowlands

me: Emma Thompson in The Remains of the Day (also for Much Ado About Nothing)

  • Holly Hunter in The Piano
  • Juliette Binoche in Blue
  • Angela Bassett in What’s Love Got to Do With It
  • Michelle Pfeiffer in The Age of Innocence

1994 AA: Jessica Lange in Blue Sky

  • Jodie Foster in Nell
  • Miranda Richardson in Tom & Viv
  • Winona Ryder in Little Women
  • Susan Sarandon in The Client

me: Sigourney Weaver in Death and the Maiden

  • Jennifer Jason Leigh in Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle
  • Isabelle Adjani in Queen Margot
  • Winona Ryder in Little Women
  • Natalie Portman in Leon

note:  A really weak year in between two very strong years.

1995 AA: Susan Sarandon in Dead Man Walking

  • Emma Thompson in Sense and Sensibility
  • Elizabeth Shue in Leaving Las Vegas
  • Sharon Stone in Casino
  • Meryl Streep in The Bridges of Madison Country

me: Emma Thompson in Sense and Sensibility

  • Elizabeth Shue in Leaving Las Vegas
  • Nicole Kidman in To Die For
  • Meryl Streep in The Bridges of Madison Country
  • Susan Sarandon in Dead Man Walking

1996 AA: Frances McDormand in Fargo

  • Kristin Scott-Thomas in The English Patient
  • Brenda Blythyn in Secrets and Lies
  • Emily Watson in Breaking the Waves
  • Diane Keaton in Marvin’s Room

me: Frances McDormand in Fargo

  • Winona Ryder in The Crucible
  • Emily Watson in Breaking the Waves
  • Gwyneth Paltrow in Emma
  • Laura Dern in Citizen Ruth

1997 AA: Helen Hunt in As Good as It Gets

  • Kate Winslet in Titanic
  • Julie Christie in Afterglow
  • Helena Bonham-Carter in The Wings of the Dove
  • Judi Dench in Mrs. Brown

me: Cate Blanchett in Oscar and Lucinda

  • Helen Hunt in As Good as It Gets
  • Helena Bonham-Carter in The Wings of the Dove
  • Judi Dench in Mrs. Brown
  • Joan Allen in The Ice Storm

1998 AA: Gwyneth Paltrow in Shakespeare in Love

  • Cate Blanchett in Elizabeth
  • Fernenda Montenegro in Central Station
  • Emily Watson in Hilary and Jackie
  • Meryl Streep in One True Thing

me: Cate Blanchett in Elizabeth

  • Gwyneth Paltrow in Shakespeare in Love
  • Emma Thompson in Primary Colors
  • Renee Zelwegger in One True Thing
  • Jennifer Lopez in Out of Sight

1999 AA: Hillary Swank in Boys Don’t Cry

  • Annette Bening in American Beauty
  • Julianne Moore in The End of the Affair
  • Meryl Streep in Music of the Heart
  • Janet McTeer in Tumbleweeds

me: Julianne Moore in The End of the Affair

  • Annette Bening in American Beauty
  • Cecilia Roth in All About My Mother
  • Hillary Swank in Boys Don’t Cry
  • Sigourney Weaver in A Map of the World

note:  I’m willing to concede a tie between Moore and Bening.

2000 AA: Julia Roberts in Erin Brockovich

  • Juliette Binoche in Chocolat
  • Joan Allen in The Contender
  • Laura Linney in You Can Count on Me
  • Ellen Burstyn in Requiem for a Dream

me: Laura Linney in You Can Count on Me

  • Renee Zelwegger in Nurse Betty
  • Michelle Yeoh in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • Bjork in Dancer in the Dark
  • Julia Roberts in Erin Brockovich

2001 AA: Halle Berry in Monster’s Ball

  • Nicole Kidman in Moulin Rouge!
  • Sissy Spacek in In the Bedroom
  • Renee Zelwegger in Bridget Jones’ Diary
  • Judi Dench in Iris

me: Sissy Spacek in In the Bedroom

  • Naomi Watts in Mulholland Drive
  • Audrey Tautou in Amelie
  • Nicole Kidman in The Others
  • Halle Berry in Monster’s Ball

2002 AA: Nicole Kidman in The Hours

  • Renee Zelwegger in Chicago
  • Julianne Moore in Far From Heaven
  • Selma Hayek in Frida
  • Diane Lane in Unfaithful

me: Nicole Kidman in The Hours

  • Meryl Streep in The Hours
  • Julianne Moore in Far From Heaven
  • Cate Blanchett in Heaven
  • Renee Zelwegger in Chicago

2003 AA: Charlize Theron in Monster

  • Naomi Watts in 21 Grams
  • Diane Keaton in Something’s Gotta Give
  • Keisha Castle-Hughes in Whale Rider
  • Samantha Morten in In America

me: Naomi Watts in 21 Grams

  • Charlize Theron in Monster
  • Scarlett Johanssen in Lost in Translation
  • Keisha Castle-Hughes in Whale Rider
  • Samantha Morten in In America

2004 AA: Hillary Swank in Million Dollar Baby

  • Kate Winslet in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Annette Bening in Being Julia
  • Imelda Staunton in Vera Drake
  • Catalina Sandino Moreno in Maria Full of Grace

me: Audrey Tautou in A Very Long Engagement

  • Kate Winslet in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Imelda Staunton in Vera Drake
  • Julia Roberts in Closer
  • Hillary Swank in Million Dollar Baby

2005 AA: Reese Witherspoon in Walk the Line

  • Felicity Huffman in Transamerica
  • Judi Dench in Mrs. Henderson Presents
  • Keira Knightley in Pride and Prejudice
  • Charlize Theron in North Country

me: Gwyneth Paltrow in Proof

  • Keira Knightley in Pride and Prejudice
  • Naomi Watts in King Kong
  • Joan Allen in The Upside of Anger
  • Reese Witherspoon in Walk the Line

2006 AA: Helen Mirren in The Queen

  • Kate Winslet in Little Children
  • Judi Dench in Notes on a Scandal
  • Meryl Streep in The Devil Wears Prada
  • Penelope Cruz in Volver

me: the same – in fact everybody agreed on this – Mirren won every critics group, the Satellites, the BFCA, the BAFTA, SAG, the Golden Globe and the Oscar and the other 4 were the nominees from every group – the only time anyone else got in was in the Satellites and Globes, because they split for Comedy and Drama (both Comedy winners went to Streep)

2007 AA: Marion Cotilliard in La Vie en Rose

  • Ellen Page in Juno
  • Julie Christie in Away from Her
  • Laura Linney in The Savages
  • Cate Blanchett in Elizabeth: The Golden Age

me: Angelina Jolie in A Mighty Heart

  • Julie Christie in Away from Her
  • Keira Knightley in Atonement
  • Ellen Page in Juno
  • Amy Adams in Enchanted

2008 AA: Kate Winslet in The Reader

  • Meryl Streep in Doubt
  • Anne Hathaway in Rachel Getting Married
  • Angelina Jolie in Changeling
  • Melissa Leo in Frozen River

me: Kate Winslet in Revolutionary Road (also for The Reader)

  • Anne Hathaway in Rachel Getting Married
  • Meryl Streep in Doubt
  • Sophie Hawkins in Happy-Go-Lucky
  • Kristin Scott-Thomas in I’ve Loved You So Long

2009 AA:

  • Carey Mulligan in An Education
  • Sandra Bullock in The Blind Side
  • Gabourey Sidibe in Precious
  • Meryl Streep in Julie and Julia
  • Helen Mirren in The Last Station

me:  Carey Mulligan in An Education

  • Meryl Streep in Julie and Julia
  • Melanie Laurent in Inglourious Basterds
  • Gabourey Sidibe in Precious
  • Penelope Cruz in Broken Embraces

Honorary Mentions:

  • 1985: Norma Aleandro in The Official Story
  • 1988: Jamie Lee Curtis in A Fish Called Wanda
  • 1997: Pamela Grier in Jackie Brown
  • 2004: Annette Bening in Being Julia
  • 2006: Naomi Watts in The Painted Veil
  • 2007: Naomi Watts in Eastern Promises

My Top Point Earners  (Best Actress only):

  1. Katharine Hepburn  –  665 points  (14 nominations, 5 Nighthawk Awards)
  2. Bette Davis  –  490 points  (12 nominations, 2 Nighthawk Awards) – including 8 straight nominations from 1938 to 1945
  3. Ingrid Bergman  – 455 points  (9 nominations, 4 Nighthawk Awards)
  4. Meryl Streep  –  455 points  (12 nominations, 1 Nighthawk Award)
  5. Deborah Kerr  –  350 points  (9 nominations, 1 Nighthawk Award)

My Top Point Earners  (combined):

  1. Meryl Streep  –  695 points  (18 nominations, 3 Nighthawk Awards)
  2. Katharine Hepburn  –  665 points  (14 nominations, 5 Nighthawk Awards)
  3. Bette Davis  –  490 points  (12 nominations, 2 Nighthawk Awards)
  4. Ingrid Bergman  –  485 points  (10 nominations, 4 Nighthawk Awards)
  5. Deborah Kerr  –  410 points  (10 nominations, 2 Nighthawk Awards)
  6. Cate Blanchett  –  385 points  (8 nominations, 4 Nighthawk Awards)
  7. Maggie Smith  –  380 points  (9 nominations, 3 Nighthawk Awards)
  8. Emma Thompson  –  340 points  (7 nominations, 3 Nighthawk Awards)
  9. Shirley MacLaine  –  310 points  (7 nominations, 2 Nighthawk Awards)
  10. Kate Winslet  –  295 points  (6 nominations, 3 Nighthawk Awards)

On my list, the unluckiest actress is Joanne Woodward, with 175 points for 5 nominations.  But before I get to her, I also have talented actresses who never won an Oscar (Deborah Kerr, Julianne Moore, Liv Ullmann, Sigourney Weaver, Greta Garbo, Michelle Pfeiffer and Judy Davis), as well as amazing actresses who were never even nominated for an Oscar (Harriet Andersson, Lilian Gish, Bibi Andersson and Ingrid Thulin).  All of them are winners of at least 1 Nighthawk Award.

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