BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role

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BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role

British Academy Film Award presented annually by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts to recognize an actress who has delivered an outstanding leading performance in a film add

Category: Movies & TV (100)

Launched in 1951.

Countries: United States (29%), United Kingdom (25%), (25%)

Main connections: Imelda Staunton, Venice Film Festival, The Reader (2008 film)

 

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1966

The 15th nomination is for Best Newcomer in 1966 add something


1970

Shelley Duvall - She began her career in various Robert Altman films in the 1970s, including "Brewster McCloud" , "Thieves Like Us" , "Nashville" , and "3 Women" , which won her the Cannes Film Festival *award for $Best_Actress (BAFTA_Award_for_Best_Actress_in_a_Leading_Role) and a BAFTA nomination for $Best_Actress (BAFTA_Award_for_Best_Actress_in_a_Leading_Role)


1977

Annie Hall - Along with the 1977 Academy *award for Best Picture, "Annie Hall" won Oscars in three other categories: two for Allen , and Keaton for $Best_Actress (BAFTA_Award_for_Best_Actress_in_a_Leading_Role)


1985

Imelda Staunton - She won the 1985 Olivier *award for Best Supporting Performance for her work in "A Chorus of Disapproval" and "The Corn is Green", and the 1991 Olivier *award for $Best_Actress (BAFTA_Award_for_Best_Actress_in_a_Leading_Role) in a Musical for "Into the Woods"


1995

Emma Thompson - In 1995, Thompson scripted and starred in "Sense and Sensibility", a film adaptation of the Jane Austen novel of the same name, which earned her an Academy *award for Best Adapted Screenplay and a BAFTA *award for $Best_Actress_in_a_Leading_Role (BAFTA_Award_for_Best_Actress_in_a_Leading_Role) among other *awards


1997

Michelle Yeoh - She is best known in the Western world for her roles in the 1997 James Bond film "Tomorrow Never Dies", playing Wai Lin, and the multiple Academy *award-winning Chinese-language martial arts film "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon", for which she was nominated the "BAFTA" in 2000, for "Best Actress"


2001

Dench received an honorary BAFTA, the BAFTA Fellowship, in 2001 add something


2003

Scarlett Johansson's two mentions in 2003 count as two separate nominations add something


2004

The two mentions received by Kate Winslet in both 2004 and 2008, count as two separate nominations each time add something

 

Imelda Staunton - For the same role, she received $Best_Actress (BAFTA_Award_for_Best_Actress_in_a_Leading_Role) nominations for the 2004 Golden Globes and Academy *awards

 

Imelda Staunton - She drew critical acclaim for the title role in the 2004 film "Vera Drake", for which she won the BAFTA *award for $Best_Actress (BAFTA_Award_for_Best_Actress_in_a_Leading_Role) and the Volpi Cup for Best Actress at the Venice Film Festival

 

Imelda Staunton - " In 2004, she received the $Best_Actress (BAFTA_Award_for_Best_Actress_in_a_Leading_Role) honours at the European Film *awards, the BAFTAs, and the Venice Film Festival for her performance of the title role in Mike Leigh's "Vera Drake", which won Best Picture


2008

Revolutionary Road (film) - So, as Winslet's performance in "The Reader" had been nominated for $Best_Actress (BAFTA_Award_for_Best_Actress_in_a_Leading_Role) in 2008 by the Academy, her performance in "Revolutionary Road" couldn't be nominated

 

The Reader (2008 film) - Special praise went to Winslet's acting; she swept the main prizes in the 2008/2009 award season, including the Golden Globe, the Critic's Choice Award, the Screen Actor's Guild Award, the BAFTA, and the Academy Award for $Best_Actress (BAFTA_Award_for_Best_Actress_in_a_Leading_Role)

 

Marion Cotillard - On 10 February 2008, Cotillard became the first French actress to be *awarded the BAFTA *award for $Best_Actress_in_a_Leading_Role (BAFTA_Award_for_Best_Actress_in_a_Leading_Role) since St├ęphane Audran in 1973


2013

"'Note:"' The 2013 ceremony was the first time in the history of BAFTA that two French actress were nominated for French-language performances in the Best Leading Actress category add something


2017

Julie Christie - "Don't Look Now" in particular has received acclaim, with Christie nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, and in 2017 a poll of 150 actors, directors, writers, producers and critics for "Time Out" magazine saw it ranked the greatest British film ever