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Emily Margaret Watson, OBE (born 14 January 1967) is an English actress. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress
Academy Award for Best Actress
for her debut film role as Bess McNeil in Lars von Trier's Breaking the Waves (1996) and for her role as Jacqueline du Pré
Jacqueline du Pré
in Hilary and Jackie (1998), winning the BIFA Award for Best Actress for the latter. She won the BAFTA
BAFTA
TV Award for Best Actress for playing Janet Leach in the 2011 ITV television biopic Appropriate Adult. Watson began her career on stage and joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1992. In 2002, she starred in productions of Twelfth Night and Uncle Vanya
Uncle Vanya
at the Donmar Warehouse, and was nominated for the 2003 Olivier Award for Best Actress for the latter. Her other films include The Boxer (1997), Angela's Ashes (1999), Gosford Park
Gosford Park
(2001), Punch-Drunk Love
Punch-Drunk Love
(2002), Red Dragon (2002), The Life and Death of Peter Sellers
Peter Sellers
(2004), Corpse Bride
Corpse Bride
(2005), Miss Potter
Miss Potter
(2006), Synecdoche, New York
Synecdoche, New York
(2008), Oranges and Sunshine
Oranges and Sunshine
(2010), War Horse (2011), The Theory of Everything (2014) and Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017).

Contents

1 Early life 2 Theatrical career 3 Film career

3.1 Film debut 3.2 Subsequent career 3.3 Scriptwriting 3.4 Missed roles

4 Charity 5 Personal life 6 Credits

6.1 Film and television 6.2 Theatre 6.3 Radio

7 References 8 External links

Early life[edit] Watson was born in Islington. Her father, Richard Watson, was an architect, and her mother Katharine (née Venables) was an English teacher at St David's Girls' School, West London.[1][2] She was brought up as an Anglican.[3] Watson has described her childhood-self as, a Nice middle class English girl ... I'd love to say I was a rebellious teenager but I wasn't.[4] Watson was educated at St James Independent Schools,[5] in west London, which she has described as 'progressive'.[6] She attended the University of Bristol, where she obtained a BA (1988, English).[1] Following university, she trained at the Drama Studio London. She later received an MA (2003, honorary) from Bristol University.[7] Theatrical career[edit] Watson's career began on the stage. Her theatre credits include The Children's Hour (at the Royal National Theatre), Three Sisters, Much Ado About Nothing and The Lady from the Sea. Watson has also worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company
Royal Shakespeare Company
in A Jovial Crew, The Taming of the Shrew, All's Well That Ends Well
All's Well That Ends Well
and The Changeling.[8][9] In 2002, she took time off from cinema to play two roles in Sam Mendes' repertory productions of Uncle Vanya
Uncle Vanya
and Twelfth Night, first at Mendes' Donmar Warehouse
Donmar Warehouse
in London
London
and later at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Her performance was widely acclaimed on both sides of the Atlantic and garnered her an Olivier Award nomination for Uncle Vanya.[10] Film career[edit] Film debut[edit] Watson was virtually unknown until director Lars von Trier
Lars von Trier
chose her to star in his controversial Breaking the Waves (1996) after Helena Bonham Carter dropped out.[11] Watson's performance as Bess McNeill won her the Los Angeles, London
London
and New York Critics' Circle Awards, the US National Society of Film Critics' Award for Best Actress, and an Oscar nomination.[12] Subsequent career[edit]

Watson at the British Academy Film Awards
British Academy Film Awards
in the Royal Opera House, February 2007

Watson came to public notice again in another controversial role, as cellist Jacqueline du Pré
Jacqueline du Pré
in Hilary and Jackie, for which she learned to play the cello in three months,[1] and received another Oscar nomination. She also played a leading role in Cradle Will Rock, a story of a theatre show in the 1930s, directed by Tim Robbins. Though she won the title role of Frank McCourt's mother in the adaptation of his acclaimed memoir, Angela's Ashes, the film underperformed.[13] In 2001, she appeared alongside John Turturro
John Turturro
in The Luzhin Defence
The Luzhin Defence
and in Robert Altman's ensemble piece Gosford Park.[14]

Watson with Adam Sandler, Paul Thomas Anderson
Paul Thomas Anderson
and Philip Seymour Hoffman. The 2002 Cannes Film Festival
2002 Cannes Film Festival
promoting Punch-Drunk Love

The following year, she starred as Reba McClane in the adaptation of Thomas Harris's The Silence of the Lambs prequel, Red Dragon, as the romantic interest of Adam Sandler
Adam Sandler
in Paul Thomas Anderson's Punch-Drunk Love
Punch-Drunk Love
and in the sci-fi action thriller Equilibrium alongside Christian Bale. In 2004, Watson received a Golden Globe
Golden Globe
nomination for her role as Peter Sellers's first wife, Anne Howe, in the HBO
HBO
film The Life and Death of Peter Sellers. 2005 saw Watson starring in four films: Wah-Wah, Richard E. Grant's autobiographical directorial debut; Separate Lies, directed by Gosford Park
Gosford Park
writer Julian Fellowes; Tim Burton's animated film Corpse Bride, alongside Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp
and Helena Bonham Carter; and John Hillcoat's Australian-set "western", The Proposition. In 2006, she took a supporting role in Miss Potter, a biographical film of children's author Beatrix Potter
Beatrix Potter
from Babe director Chris Noonan, with Ewan McGregor
Ewan McGregor
and Renée Zellweger, and also in an adaptation of Thea Beckman's children's novel Crusade in Jeans. In 2007, she appeared in The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep, an adaptation of the Dick King-Smith children's novel about the origin of the Loch Ness Monster.[15][16] In 2008, Watson starred with Julia Roberts
Julia Roberts
and Carrie-Anne Moss
Carrie-Anne Moss
in Fireflies in the Garden,[17] the Lifetime Television
Lifetime Television
movie The Memory Keeper's Daughter (based on the novel with the same name), and in screenwriter Charlie Kaufman's directorial debut, Synecdoche, New York.[18] In 2009 she appeared in the film Cold Souls, from first-time director Sophie Barthes,[19] and Within the Whirlwind, a biographical film of Russian poet and Gulag
Gulag
survivor Evgenia Ginzburg
Evgenia Ginzburg
from The Luzhin Defence director Marleen Gorris.[20] Watson considers Ginzburg to be her best recent role; however, the film was not picked up for distribution.[21] In 2010, she starred in Oranges and Sunshine, a film recounting the true story of children sent into abusive care homes in Australia, directed by Jim Loach, and also the following year (2011) in War Horse, an adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's prizewinning novel, directed by Steven Spielberg. In 2011, she played Janet Leach in the ITV two-part film Appropriate Adult, about serial killer Fred West, for which she won a BAFTA.[1] In 2014, Watson had supporting roles in The Book Thief, alongside Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
and Sophie Nélisse, and the Oscar-nominated film The Theory of Everything, portraying Jane Wilde, Hawking's mother, alongside Eddie Redmayne
Eddie Redmayne
and Felicity Jones. In 2015, she had supporting roles in Testament of Youth, alongside Alicia Vikander
Alicia Vikander
and Kit Harington, Eduardo Verástegui's Little Boy and A Royal Night Out, in which she portrayed Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. She also received rave reviews[22] for her portrayal of Julie Nicholson in the BBC
BBC
Drama A Song for Jenny, with experts tipping her to win the British Academy Television Award for Best Actress. Watson was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire
Order of the British Empire
(OBE) in the 2015 New Year Honours for services to drama.[23][24][25] In 2017, she starred in the BBC
BBC
mini-series Apple Tree Yard.[26] Scriptwriting[edit] In 2007, Mood Indigo, a script written by Watson and her husband, was optioned by Capitol Films. The film is a love story set during the Second World War
Second World War
and concerns a young woman who falls in love with a pilot.[27] Missed roles[edit] Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Jean-Pierre Jeunet
wrote the character Amélie
Amélie
for Watson to play ( Amélie
Amélie
was originally named Emily) but she eventually turned the role down due to difficulties speaking French and a desire not to be away from home.[28] The role made a star of Audrey Tautou. She was also the first choice to play Elizabeth I in Shekhar Kapur's film Elizabeth, the role that won Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett
an Academy Award nomination.[29] She is frequently confused with Emma Watson, the actress who plays Hermione Granger
Hermione Granger
in the series due to closeness in name. She has stated that she does not correct anyone who makes that mistake, as she is "quite flattered that people think I'm 21".[30][31] Charity[edit] Watson is a supporter of the children's charity the NSPCC. In 2004, she was inducted into the society's hall of fame for spearheading the successful campaign to appoint a Children's Commissioner for England.[32] Receiving her award in the crowded House of Commons, she spoke out against the possibility that the Children's Commissioner become a figurehead with little real power.[33] She is also one of the patrons of the London
London
children's charity Scene & Heard.[34] Personal life[edit] Watson married Jack Waters, whom she had met at the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1995. Their daughter, Juliet, was born in autumn 2005,[35] and their son Dylan in 2009.[21] They live in Greenwich, London.[36][37] Her mother fell ill with encephalitis shortly before filming commenced on Oranges and Sunshine. Watson returned to London but arrived just after her death.[1] Credits[edit] Film and television[edit]

Film

Title Year Role Notes

A Summer Day's Dream 1994 Rosalie Television film

Breaking the Waves 1996 Bess McNeill Bodil Award for Best Actress European Film Award for Best Actress Evening Standard British Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival President Award for Best Actress London
London
Film Critics' Award for Best British Newcomer of the Year Los Angeles Film Critics Association's New Generation Award National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress Robert Award for Best Actress Nominated – Academy Award for Best Actress Nominated – BAFTA
BAFTA
Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominated – Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress Nominated – Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Most Promising Actress Nominated – Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama Nominated – London
London
Film Critics' Award for Best British Actress of the Year Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama

Metroland 1997 Marion

Mill on the Floss, TheThe Mill on the Floss 1997 Maggie Tulliver Television film

Boxer, TheThe Boxer 1997 Maggie

Hilary and Jackie 1998 Jackie British Independent Film Award for Best Actress London
London
Film Critics' Award for Best British Actress of the Year (also for Angela's Ashes) Nominated – Academy Award for Best Actress Nominated – BAFTA
BAFTA
Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominated – Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress Nominated – Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama Nominated – Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Cradle Will Rock 1999 Olive Stanton Nominated – London
London
Film Critics' Award for Best British Supporting Actress of the Year

Angela's Ashes 1999 Angela McCourt London
London
Film Critics' Award for Best British Actress of the Year (also for Hilary and Jackie) Nominated – BAFTA
BAFTA
Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominated – IFTA Award for Best Actress

Trixie 2000 Trixie Zurbo

Luzhin Defence, TheThe Luzhin Defence 2000 Natalia Katkov Nominated – British Independent Film Award for Best Actress Nominated – London
London
Film Critics' Award for Best British Actress of the Year

Gosford Park 2001 Elsie Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Cast Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast Satellite Award for Best Cast – Motion Picture Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Nominated – European Film Awards
European Film Awards
Audience Award for Best Actress Nominated – Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy

Punch-Drunk Love 2002 Lena Leonard Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress Nominated – MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss (shared with Adam Sandler) Nominated – Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress

Red Dragon 2002 Reba McClane Fangoria Chainsaw Award for Best Supporting Actress (2nd place) London
London
Film Critics' Award for Best British Supporting Actress of the Year Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress Nominated – Empire Award for Best Actress

Equilibrium 2002 Mary O'Brien

Boo, Zino and the Snurks 2004 Atlanta Voice only

Life and Death of Peter Sellers, TheThe Life and Death of Peter Sellers 2004 Anne Sellers Nominated – Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film

Separate Lies 2005 Anne Manning Nominated – London
London
Film Critics' Award for Best British Actress of the Year

Wah-Wah 2005 Ruby Compton Nominated – British Independent Film Award for Best Actress

Corpse Bride 2005 Victoria Everglot Voice only

Proposition, TheThe Proposition 2005 Martha Stanley Nominated – IF Award for Best Actress Nominated – London
London
Film Critics' Award for Best British Supporting Actress of the Year

Miss Potter 2006 Millie Warne

Crusade in Jeans 2006 Mary Vega

Water Horse: Legend of the Deep, TheThe Water Horse: Legend of the Deep 2007 Anne MacMorrow

Fireflies in the Garden 2008 Jane Lawrence

Memory Keeper's Daughter, TheThe Memory Keeper's Daughter 2008 Caroline Gil Television film

Synecdoche, New York 2008 Tammy Gotham Award for Best Ensemble Cast Independent Spirit Award's Robert Altman
Robert Altman
Award

Cold Souls 2009 Claire Nominated – Gotham Award for Best Ensemble Cast

Within the Whirlwind 2009 Evgenia Ginzburg

Cemetery Junction 2010 Mrs. Kendrick

Oranges and Sunshine 2011 Margaret Humphreys Nominated – AACTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture

War Horse 2011 Rose Narracott

Appropriate Adult 2011 Janet Leach BAFTA
BAFTA
TV Award for Best Actress Golden Nymph for Outstanding Actress in a Miniseries RTS Television Award for Best Actor (Female) Nominated – Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Movie/Miniseries Actress Nominated – Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie

Anna Karenina 2012 Countess Lydia

Some Girl(s) 2013 Lindsay

The Politician's Husband 2013 Freya

The Book Thief 2013 Rosa Hubermann Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture Drama

Belle 2013 Lady Mansfield

The Theory of Everything 2014 Beryl Wilde Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Testament of Youth 2014 Mrs. Brittain

Little Boy 2015 Emma Busbee

A Royal Night Out 2015 Queen Elizabeth

Everest 2015 Helen Wilton

A Song for Jenny 2015 Julie Nicholson Television film

The Dresser 2015 Her Ladyship Television film

Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism 2015 Miss Trinklebury Film adaptation of the book Molly Moon's Incredible Book of Hypnotism

Apple Tree Yard 2017 Yvonne Carmichael TV adaptation of the book Apple Tree Yard

Genius 2017 Elsa Einstein

Kingsman: The Golden Circle 2017 Chief of Staff Fox

On Chesil Beach 2017 Violet Ponting

Little Women 2017 Marmee TV adaptation of the novel Little Women

The Happy Prince 2018 Constance Lloyd

King Lear 2018 Regan Television film

Theatre[edit]

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School for Mothers and The Mistake (double-bill of one-act plays), White Bear Theatre, London, 1991 All's Well That Ends Well
All's Well That Ends Well
(Royal Shakespeare Company, Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon
Stratford-upon-Avon
1992, later Pit Theatre, London, 1993) as Marianna The Taming of the Shrew
The Taming of the Shrew
(Royal Shakespeare Company, Barbican Theatre, London, 1993) as Mrs. Ruth Banks-Ellis The Changeling (Royal Shakespeare Company, Pit Theatre, 1993) A Jovial Crew (Royal Shakespeare Company, Pit Theatre, 1993) as Amie The Lady from the Sea
The Lady from the Sea
( Lyric Hammersmith
Lyric Hammersmith
Theatre, London, 1994) as Hilde Wangel The Children's Hour (Lyttelton Theatre, London, 1994) as Mary Tilford Three Sisters (Out of Joint, 1995) Othello
Othello
(1996, theatre) Twelfth Night
Twelfth Night
/ Uncle Vanya
Uncle Vanya
(Donmar Warehouse, 2002 / BAM, 2003)

Radio[edit]

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase (1994, radio) Wuthering Heights (1995, radio series) The Glass Piano (2010, radio drama about Princess Alexandra of Bavaria)[38]

References[edit]

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Emily Watson
- My family values". the Guardian.  ^ "Metroactive Movies Emily Watson". Metroactive.com. 4 December 1996. Retrieved 7 March 2010.  ^ James Mottram (25 March 2011). " Emily Watson
Emily Watson
– A woman of substance who's still making waves". The Independent. London. Retrieved 30 March 2011.  ^ "Not a total jumping loony" Catherine Shoard, The Telegraph, 19 January 2003 From The Telegraph Newspaper. ^ Why Are They Famous The Independent
The Independent
newspaper ^ Tyzack, Anna (18 February 2012). "My perfect weekend: Emily Watson". The Daily Telegraph. London.  ^ " Emily Watson
Emily Watson
at Film Bug". Filmbug.com. Retrieved 7 March 2010.  ^ " Emily Watson
Emily Watson
at Film Reference". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 7 March 2010.  ^ London
London
Theatre Guide: Paltrow and Watson nominated for Best Actress Olivier Archived 27 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine. ^ Transcribed from Sight & Sound Magazine, October 1996 issue. – Translated by Alexander Keiller. "Lars Von Trier (Breaking The Waves)". Industrycentral.net. Retrieved 7 March 2010.  ^ IMDB: Awards for Emily Watson ^ "Angela's Ashes". boxofficemojo.com. Retrieved 30 March 2011.  ^ "Emily Watson – IVTR". Findarticles.com. 2 June 2009. Archived from the original on 28 June 2009. Retrieved 7 March 2010.  ^ " Emily Watson
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joins Miss Potter
Miss Potter
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Julia Roberts
and Carrie-Anne Moss
Carrie-Anne Moss
Plant Fireflies in the Garden". Movieweb.com. 9 February 2007. Retrieved 26 December 2012.  ^ "First Synecdoche Pic". joblo.com. Retrieved 25 February 2008.  ^ "Watson, Giamatti join ARTE Cinema's 'Souls'". Hollywoodreporter.com. 23 January 2008. Retrieved 7 March 2010. [dead link] ^ " Emily Watson
Emily Watson
to Star as Russian Dissident Eugenia Ginsburg in Gorris' Within the Whirlwind". Emmanuel Levy. Retrieved 25 February 2008.  ^ a b Rees, Jasper (26 March 2011). "Emily Watson: 'I'm a character actor – who gets laid'". The Telegraph. London. Retrieved 30 March 2011.  ^ Sam Wollaston. "A Song for Jenny review – Utterly believable exploration of grief after 7/7". the Guardian.  ^ "No. 61092". The London
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Gazette (Supplement). 31 December 2014. p. N15.  ^ 2015 New Year Honours List Archived 2 January 2015 at the Wayback Machine. ^ "NY Honours for poppy duo, Joan Collins, and John Hurt". BBC News.  ^ "Five things to know about Apple Tree Yard". Evening Standard. 22 January 2017.  ^ Dawtrey, Adam (24 October 2007). "'Enemies,' 'Ranch' lead Capitol slate". Variety. Retrieved 1 November 2007.  ^ "Amelie Director, Jean-Pierre Jeunet – Je Voudrais Une Oscar". Efilmcritic.com. 24 October 2006. Retrieved 7 March 2010.  ^ Archerd, Army (18 February 1999). "'Jackie' thesp sez she's no 'Elizabeth'". Variety.com. Retrieved 7 March 2010.  ^ Chris Ryan. "Emily Watson, War Horse Star, is Not Emma Watson
Emma Watson
and has Never Appeared in a Harry Potter movie". moviefone. Retrieved 29 December 2011.  ^ Zutter, Natalie (2 January 2012). "Crushable Quotable: People Mistake War Horse's Emily Watson
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For Harry Potter Star Emma Watson". Crushable. Defy Media. Retrieved 1 April 2016.  ^ " NSPCC
NSPCC
Hall of Fame 2004: Emily Watson". Nspcc.org.uk. Retrieved 7 March 2010.  ^ "Celebrating five years of FULL STOP campaign". nspcc.org.uk. 13 October 2004. Archived from the original on 3 May 2008. Retrieved 7 March 2010.  ^ "Scene & Heard – Who We Are". sceneandheard.org. 2010. Archived from the original on 10 February 2009. Retrieved 19 June 2010.  ^ The great pretender[permanent dead link]. ^ "I had to put a lid on my grief… bury it deep down". The Guardian.  ^ " Emily Watson
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on acting and family life". scotsman.  ^ Writer: Deborah Levy, Contributors: Susie Orbach, Erin Sullivan, Fiona Lecky, Composer & arranger: Chris O'Shaughnessy (24 April 2010). "The Glass Piano". Between the Ears. BBC. Radio 3. 

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Awards for Emily Watson

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BAFTA
BAFTA
TV Award for Best Actress

Googie Withers
Googie Withers
(1955) Virginia McKenna
Virginia McKenna
(1956) Rosalie Crutchley
Rosalie Crutchley
(1957) Gwen Watford
Gwen Watford
(1959) Catherine Lacey (1960) Billie Whitelaw
Billie Whitelaw
(1961) Ruth Dunning (1962) Brenda Bruce
Brenda Bruce
(1963) Vivien Merchant (1964) Katharine Blake (1965) Gwen Watford
Gwen Watford
(1966) Vanessa Redgrave
Vanessa Redgrave
(1967) Judi Dench
Judi Dench
(1968) Wendy Craig (1969) Margaret Tyzack
Margaret Tyzack
(1970) Annette Crosbie (1971) Patricia Hayes
Patricia Hayes
(1972) Billie Whitelaw
Billie Whitelaw
(1973) Celia Johnson
Celia Johnson
(1974) Lee Remick
Lee Remick
(1975) Annette Crosbie (1976) Siân Phillips
Siân Phillips
(1977) Penelope Keith (1978) Francesca Annis
Francesca Annis
(1979) Cheryl Campbell (1980) Peggy Ashcroft
Peggy Ashcroft
(1981) Judi Dench
Judi Dench
(1982) Beryl Reid
Beryl Reid
(1983) Coral Browne (1984) Peggy Ashcroft
Peggy Ashcroft
(1985) Claire Bloom
Claire Bloom
(1986) Anna Massey
Anna Massey
(1987) Emma Thompson
Emma Thompson
(1988) Thora Hird
Thora Hird
(1989) Diana Rigg
Diana Rigg
(1990) Geraldine McEwan (1991) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(1992) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(1993) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(1994) Juliet Aubrey (1995) Jennifer Ehle
Jennifer Ehle
(1996) Gina McKee (1997) Daniela Nardini (1998) Thora Hird
Thora Hird
(1999) Thora Hird
Thora Hird
(2000) Judi Dench
Judi Dench
(2001) Julie Walters
Julie Walters
(2002) Julie Walters
Julie Walters
(2003) Julie Walters
Julie Walters
(2004) Anamaria Marinca (2005) Anna Maxwell Martin (2006) Victoria Wood
Victoria Wood
(2007) Eileen Atkins (2008) Anna Maxwell Martin (2009) Julie Walters
Julie Walters
(2010) Vicky McClure
Vicky McClure
(2011) Emily Watson
Emily Watson
(2012) Sheridan Smith
Sheridan Smith
(2013) Olivia Colman
Olivia Colman
(2014) Georgina Campbell (2015) Suranne Jones (2016) Sarah Lancashire
Sarah Lancashire
(2017)

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BIFA Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a British Independent Film

Kathy Burke (1998) Emily Watson
Emily Watson
(1999) Gillian Anderson
Gillian Anderson
(2000) Kate Ashfield (2001) Samantha Morton
Samantha Morton
(2002) Olivia Williams
Olivia Williams
(2003) Imelda Staunton
Imelda Staunton
(2004) Rachel Weisz
Rachel Weisz
(2005) Kate Dickie
Kate Dickie
(2006) Judi Dench
Judi Dench
(2007) Vera Farmiga
Vera Farmiga
(2008) Carey Mulligan
Carey Mulligan
(2009) Carey Mulligan
Carey Mulligan
(2010) Olivia Colman
Olivia Colman
(2011) Andrea Riseborough
Andrea Riseborough
(2012) Lindsay Duncan
Lindsay Duncan
(2013) Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Gugu Mbatha-Raw
(2014) Saoirse Ronan
Saoirse Ronan
(2015) Sasha Lane
Sasha Lane
(2016) Florence Pugh (2017)

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Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble

2000s

2001

Gosford Park Eileen Atkins, Bob Balaban, Alan Bates, Charles Dance, Stephen Fry, Michael Gambon, Richard E. Grant, Tom Hollander, Derek Jacobi, Kelly Macdonald, Helen Mirren, Jeremy Northam, Clive Owen, Ryan Phillippe, Maggie Smith, Geraldine Somerville, Kristin Scott Thomas, Sophie Thompson, Emily Watson, James Wilby

2002

Chicago Christine Baranski, Ekaterina Shchelkanova, Taye Diggs, Denise Faye, Colm Feore, Richard Gere, Deidre Goodwin, Queen Latifah, Lucy Liu, Susan Misner, Mýa, John C. Reilly, Dominic West, Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones

2003

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Sean Astin, Sean Bean, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Billy Boyd, Bernard Hill, Ian Holm, Ian McKellen, Dominic Monaghan, Viggo Mortensen, John Noble, Miranda Otto, John Rhys-Davies, Andy Serkis, Liv Tyler, Karl Urban, Hugo Weaving, David Wenham, Elijah Wood

2004

Sideways Thomas Haden Church, Paul Giamatti, Virginia Madsen, Sandra Oh

2005

Crash Christopher "Ludacris" Bridges, Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon, Jennifer Esposito, William Fichtner, Brendan Fraser, Terrence Howard, Thandie Newton, Ryan Phillippe, Larenz Tate

2006

Little Miss Sunshine Alan Arkin, Abigail Breslin, Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Paul Dano, Greg Kinnear

2007

Hairspray Nikki Blonsky, Amanda Bynes, Paul Dooley, Zac Efron, Allison Janney, Elijah Kelley, Queen Latifah, James Marsden, Michelle Pfeiffer, Brittany Snow, Jerry Stiller, John Travolta, Christopher Walken

2008

Milk Josh Brolin, Joseph Cross, James Franco, Victor Garber, Emile Hirsch, Diego Luna, Denis O'Hare, Sean Penn, Alison Pill

2009

Inglourious Basterds Daniel Brühl, August Diehl, Julie Dreyfus, Michael Fassbender, Sylvester Groth, Jacky Ido, Diane Kruger, Mélanie Laurent, Denis Ménochet, Mike Myers, Brad Pitt, Eli Roth, Til Schweiger, Rod Taylor, Christoph Waltz, Martin Wuttke

2010s

2010

The Fighter Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Melissa Leo, Jack McGee, Mark Wahlberg

2011

The Help Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Allison Janney, Chris Lowell, Ahna O'Reilly, Sissy Spacek, Octavia Spencer, Mary Steenburgen, Emma Stone, Cicely Tyson, Mike Vogel

2012

Silver Linings Playbook Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Anupam Kher, Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Tucker, Jacki Weaver

2013

American Hustle Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Louis C.K., Bradley Cooper, Jack Huston, Jennifer Lawrence, Alessandro Nivola, Michael Peña, Jeremy Renner, Elisabeth Röhm, Shea Whigham

2014

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Zach Galifianakis, Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts

2015

Spotlight Billy Crudup, Brian d'Arcy James, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery, Stanley Tucci

2016

Moonlight Mahershala Ali, Patrick Decile, Alex R. Hibbert, Naomie Harris, André Holland, Jharrel Jerome, Janelle Monáe, Jaden Piner, Trevante Rhodes, Ashton Sanders

2017

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Abbie Cornish, Peter Dinklage, Woody Harrelson, John Hawkes, Lucas Hedges, Željko Ivanek, Caleb Landry Jones, Frances McDormand, Clarke Peters, Sam Rockwell, Samara Weaving

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European Film Award for Best Actress

Carmen Maura
Carmen Maura
(1988) Ruth Sheen (1989) Carmen Maura
Carmen Maura
(1990) Clotilde Courau
Clotilde Courau
(1991) Juliette Binoche
Juliette Binoche
(1992) Maia Morgenstern
Maia Morgenstern
(1993) Emily Watson
Emily Watson
(1996) Juliette Binoche
Juliette Binoche
(1997) Élodie Bouchez
Élodie Bouchez
and Natacha Régnier
Natacha Régnier
(1998) Cecilia Roth
Cecilia Roth
(1999) Björk
Björk
(2000) Isabelle Huppert
Isabelle Huppert
(2001) Catherine Deneuve, Isabelle Huppert, Emmanuelle Béart, Fanny Ardant, Virginie Ledoyen, Danielle Darrieux, Ludivine Sagnier
Ludivine Sagnier
and Firmine Richard (2002) Charlotte Rampling
Charlotte Rampling
(2003) Imelda Staunton
Imelda Staunton
(2004) Julia Jentsch
Julia Jentsch
(2005) Penélope Cruz
Penélope Cruz
(2006) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(2007) Kristin Scott Thomas
Kristin Scott Thomas
(2008) Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
(2009) Sylvie Testud
Sylvie Testud
(2010) Tilda Swinton
Tilda Swinton
(2011) Emmanuelle Riva
Emmanuelle Riva
(2012) Veerle Baetens
Veerle Baetens
(2013) Marion Cotillard
Marion Cotillard
(2014) Charlotte Rampling
Charlotte Rampling
(2015) Sandra Hüller
Sandra Hüller
(2016) Alexandra Borbély
Alexandra Borbély
(2017)

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London
London
Film Critics' Circle Award for British Actress of the Year

Miranda Richardson
Miranda Richardson
(1993) Crissy Rock (1994) Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
(1995) Brenda Blethyn
Brenda Blethyn
(1996) Judi Dench
Judi Dench
(1997) Helena Bonham Carter
Helena Bonham Carter
(1998) Emily Watson
Emily Watson
(1999) Julie Walters
Julie Walters
(2000) Judi Dench
Judi Dench
(2001) Lesley Manville
Lesley Manville
(2002) Anne Reid (2003) Eva Birthistle
Eva Birthistle
/ Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
(2004) Rachel Weisz
Rachel Weisz
(2005) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(2006) Julie Christie
Julie Christie
(2007) Kristin Scott Thomas
Kristin Scott Thomas
(2008) Carey Mulligan
Carey Mulligan
(2009) Lesley Manville
Lesley Manville
(2010) Olivia Colman
Olivia Colman
(2011) Andrea Riseborough
Andrea Riseborough
(2012) Judi Dench
Judi Dench
(2013) Rosamund Pike
Rosamund Pike
(2014) Saoirse Ronan
Saoirse Ronan
(2015) Kate Beckinsale
Kate Beckinsale
(2016) Sally Hawkins
Sally Hawkins
(2017)

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London
London
Film Critics' Circle Award for British Supporting Actress of the Year

Minnie Driver
Minnie Driver
(1997) Kate Beckinsale
Kate Beckinsale
/ Minnie Driver
Minnie Driver
(1998) Lynn Redgrave
Lynn Redgrave
(1999) Samantha Morton
Samantha Morton
(2000) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(2001) Emily Watson
Emily Watson
(2002) Emma Thompson
Emma Thompson
(2003) Romola Garai
Romola Garai
(2004) Thandie Newton
Thandie Newton
(2005) Emily Blunt
Emily Blunt
(2006) Kelly Macdonald
Kelly Macdonald
/ Vanessa Redgrave
Vanessa Redgrave
(2007) Tilda Swinton
Tilda Swinton
(2008) Anne-Marie Duff
Anne-Marie Duff
(2009) Olivia Williams
Olivia Williams
(2010)

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National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress

Sylvie (1966) Bibi Andersson
Bibi Andersson
(1967) Liv Ullmann
Liv Ullmann
(1968) Vanessa Redgrave
Vanessa Redgrave
(1969) Glenda Jackson
Glenda Jackson
(1970) Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda
(1971) Cicely Tyson
Cicely Tyson
(1972) Liv Ullmann
Liv Ullmann
(1973) Liv Ullmann
Liv Ullmann
(1974) Isabelle Adjani
Isabelle Adjani
(1975) Sissy Spacek
Sissy Spacek
(1976) Diane Keaton
Diane Keaton
(1977) Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
(1978) Sally Field
Sally Field
(1979) Sissy Spacek
Sissy Spacek
(1980) Marília Pêra
Marília Pêra
(1981) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(1982) Debra Winger
Debra Winger
(1983) Vanessa Redgrave
Vanessa Redgrave
(1984) Vanessa Redgrave
Vanessa Redgrave
(1985) Chloe Webb
Chloe Webb
(1986) Emily Lloyd (1987) Judy Davis
Judy Davis
(1988) Michelle Pfeiffer
Michelle Pfeiffer
(1989) Anjelica Huston
Anjelica Huston
(1990) Alison Steadman
Alison Steadman
(1991) Emma Thompson
Emma Thompson
(1992) Holly Hunter
Holly Hunter
(1993) Jennifer Jason Leigh
Jennifer Jason Leigh
(1994) Elisabeth Shue
Elisabeth Shue
(1995) Emily Watson
Emily Watson
(1996) Julie Christie
Julie Christie
(1997) Ally Sheedy
Ally Sheedy
(1998) Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon
(1999) Laura Linney
Laura Linney
(2000) Naomi Watts
Naomi Watts
(2001) Diane Lane
Diane Lane
(2002) Charlize Theron
Charlize Theron
(2003) Imelda Staunton
Imelda Staunton
/ Hilary Swank
Hilary Swank
(2004) Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon
(2005) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(2006) Julie Christie
Julie Christie
(2007) Sally Hawkins
Sally Hawkins
(2008) Yolande Moreau
Yolande Moreau
(2009) Giovanna Mezzogiorno
Giovanna Mezzogiorno
(2010) Kirsten Dunst
Kirsten Dunst
(2011) Emmanuelle Riva
Emmanuelle Riva
(2012) Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett
(2013) Marion Cotillard
Marion Cotillard
(2014) Charlotte Rampling
Charlotte Rampling
(2015) Isabelle Huppert
Isabelle Huppert
(2016) Sally Hawkins
Sally Hawkins
(2017)

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New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress

Greta Garbo
Greta Garbo
(1935) Luise Rainer
Luise Rainer
(1936) Greta Garbo
Greta Garbo
(1937) Margaret Sullavan
Margaret Sullavan
(1938) Vivien Leigh
Vivien Leigh
(1939) Katharine Hepburn
Katharine Hepburn
(1940) Joan Fontaine
Joan Fontaine
(1941) Agnes Moorehead
Agnes Moorehead
(1942) Ida Lupino
Ida Lupino
(1943) Tallulah Bankhead
Tallulah Bankhead
(1944) Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
(1945) Celia Johnson
Celia Johnson
(1946) Deborah Kerr
Deborah Kerr
(1947) Olivia de Havilland
Olivia de Havilland
(1948) Olivia de Havilland
Olivia de Havilland
(1949) Bette Davis
Bette Davis
(1950) Vivien Leigh
Vivien Leigh
(1951) Shirley Booth
Shirley Booth
(1952) Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn
(1953) Grace Kelly
Grace Kelly
(1954) Anna Magnani
Anna Magnani
(1955) Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
(1956) Deborah Kerr
Deborah Kerr
(1957) Susan Hayward
Susan Hayward
(1958) Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn
(1959) Deborah Kerr
Deborah Kerr
(1960) Sophia Loren
Sophia Loren
(1961) No Award (1962) Patricia Neal
Patricia Neal
(1963) Kim Stanley
Kim Stanley
(1964) Julie Christie
Julie Christie
(1965) Elizabeth Taylor/ Lynn Redgrave
Lynn Redgrave
(1966) Edith Evans
Edith Evans
(1967) Joanne Woodward
Joanne Woodward
(1968) Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda
(1969) Glenda Jackson
Glenda Jackson
(1970) Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda
(1971) Liv Ullmann
Liv Ullmann
(1972) Joanne Woodward
Joanne Woodward
(1973) Liv Ullmann
Liv Ullmann
(1974) Isabelle Adjani
Isabelle Adjani
(1975) Liv Ullmann
Liv Ullmann
(1976) Diane Keaton
Diane Keaton
(1977) Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
(1978) Sally Field
Sally Field
(1979) Sissy Spacek
Sissy Spacek
(1980) Glenda Jackson
Glenda Jackson
(1981) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(1982) Shirley MacLaine
Shirley MacLaine
(1983) Peggy Ashcroft
Peggy Ashcroft
(1984) Norma Aleandro
Norma Aleandro
(1985) Sissy Spacek
Sissy Spacek
(1986) Holly Hunter
Holly Hunter
(1987) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(1988) Michelle Pfeiffer
Michelle Pfeiffer
(1989) Joanne Woodward
Joanne Woodward
(1990) Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster
(1991) Emma Thompson
Emma Thompson
(1992) Holly Hunter
Holly Hunter
(1993) Linda Fiorentino (1994) Jennifer Jason Leigh
Jennifer Jason Leigh
(1995) Emily Watson
Emily Watson
(1996) Julie Christie
Julie Christie
(1997) Cameron Diaz
Cameron Diaz
(1998) Hilary Swank
Hilary Swank
(1999) Laura Linney
Laura Linney
(2000) Sissy Spacek
Sissy Spacek
(2001) Diane Lane
Diane Lane
(2002) Hope Davis
Hope Davis
(2003) Imelda Staunton
Imelda Staunton
(2004) Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon
(2005) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(2006) Julie Christie
Julie Christie
(2007) Sally Hawkins
Sally Hawkins
(2008) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(2009) Annette Bening
Annette Bening
(2010) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(2011) Rachel Weisz
Rachel Weisz
(2012) Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett
(2013) Marion Cotillard
Marion Cotillard
(2014) Saoirse Ronan
Saoirse Ronan
(2015) Isabelle Huppert
Isabelle Huppert
(2016) Saoirse Ronan
Saoirse Ronan
(2017)

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Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

2001

Gosford Park Eileen Atkins, Bob Balaban, Alan Bates, Charles Dance, Stephen Fry, Michael Gambon, Richard E. Grant, Tom Hollander, Derek Jacobi, Kelly Macdonald, Helen Mirren, Jeremy Northam, Clive Owen, Ryan Phillippe, Maggie Smith, Geraldine Somerville, Kristin Scott Thomas, Sophie Thompson, Emily Watson, James Wilby

2002

Chicago Christine Baranski, Ekaterina Shchelkanova, Taye Diggs, Denise Faye, Colm Feore, Richard Gere, Deidre Goodwin, Queen Latifah, Lucy Liu, Susan Misner, Mýa, John C. Reilly, Dominic West, Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones

2003

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Sean Astin, Sean Bean, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Billy Boyd, Bernard Hill, Ian Holm, Ian McKellen, Dominic Monaghan, Viggo Mortensen, John Noble, Miranda Otto, John Rhys-Davies, Andy Serkis, Liv Tyler, Karl Urban, Hugo Weaving, David Wenham, Elijah Wood

2004

Sideways Thomas Haden Church, Paul Giamatti, Virginia Madsen, Sandra Oh

2005

Crash Christopher "Ludacris" Bridges, Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon, Jennifer Esposito, William Fichtner, Brendan Fraser, Terrence Howard, Thandie Newton, Ryan Phillippe, Larenz Tate

2006

Little Miss Sunshine Alan Arkin, Abigail Breslin, Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Paul Dano, Greg Kinnear

2007

No Country for Old Men Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Garret Dillahunt, Tess Harper, Woody Harrelson, Tommy Lee Jones, Kelly Macdonald

2008

Slumdog Millionaire Rubina Ali, Tanay Chheda, Ashutosh Lobo Gajiwala, Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail, Anil Kapoor, Irrfan Khan, Ayush Mahesh Khedekar, Tanvi Ganesh Lonkar, Madhur Mittal, Dev Patel, Freida Pinto

2009

Inglourious Basterds Daniel Brühl, August Diehl, Julie Dreyfus, Michael Fassbender, Sylvester Groth, Jacky Ido, Diane Kruger, Mélanie Laurent, Denis Ménochet, Mike Myers, Brad Pitt, Eli Roth, Til Schweiger, Rod Taylor, Christoph Waltz, Martin Wuttke

2010

The King's Speech Anthony Andrews, Helena Bonham Carter, Jennifer Ehle, Colin Firth, Michael Gambon, Derek Jacobi, Guy Pearce, Geoffrey Rush, Timothy Spall

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