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365 Days of Oscar: Best Actress Rankings from the Last 25 Years

Hilary Swank, Boys Don’t Cry (1999)      

Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine (2013)

Helen Mirren, The Queen (2006)

Olivia Colman, The Favourite (2018)

Frances McDormand, Nomadland (2020)

Julia Roberts, Erin Brockovich (2000)

Hilary Swank, Million Dollar Baby (2004)

Emma Stone, Poor Things (2023)

Charlize Theron, Monster (2003)

Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady (2011)

Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)

Julianne Moore, Still Alice (2014)

Marion Cotillard, La Vie en Rose (2007)

Michelle Yeoh, Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022)

Kate Winslet, The Reader (2008)

Natalie Portman, Black Swan (2010)

Brie Larson, Room (2015)

Nicole Kidman, The Hours (2002)

Renee Zellweger, Judy (2019)

Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

Reese Witherspoon, Walk the Line (2005)

Halle Berry, Monster’s Ball (2001)

Jessica Chastain, The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2021)

Emma Stone, La La Land (2016)

Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side (2009)

 This article is part of a special year-long series of anecdotes, reflections and thoughts about the Academy Awards.