1936-present: Wikipedia

YearActressMovie
2019Laura DernMarriage Story
2018Regina KingIf Beale Street Could Talk
2017Allison JanneyI, Tonya
2016Viola DavisFences
2015Alicia VikanderThe Danish Girl
2014Patricia ArquetteBoyhood
2013Lupita Nyong’o12 Years a Slave
2012Anne HathawayLes Misérables
2011Octavia SpencerThe Help
2010Melissa LeoThe Fighter
2009Mo’NiquePrecious
2008Penélope CruzVicky Cristina Barcelona
2007Tilda SwintonMichael Clayton
2006Jennifer HudsonDreamgirls
2005Rachel WeiszThe Constant Gardener
2004Cate BlanchettThe Aviator
2003Renée ZellwegerCold Mountain
2002Catherine Zeta-JonesChicago
2001Jennifer ConnollyA Beautiful Mind
2000Marcia Gay HardenPollock
1999Angelina JolieGirl, Interrupted
1998Judi DenchShakespeare in Love
1997Kim BasingerL.A. Confidential
1996Juliette BinocheThe English Patient
1995Mira SorvinoMighty Aphrodite
1994Dianne WiestBullets over Broadway
1993Anna PaquinThe Piano
1992Marisa TomeiMy Cousin Vinny
1991Mercedes RuehlThe Fisher King
1990Whoopi GoldbergGhost
1989Brenda FrickerMy Left Foot
1988Geena DavisThe Accidental Tourist
1987Olympia DukakisMoonstruck
1986Dianne WiestHannah and Her Sisters
1985Anjelica HustonPrizzi’s Honor
1984Peggy AshcroftA Passage to India
1983Linda HuntThe Year of Living Dangerously
1982Jessica LangeTootsie
1981Maureen StapletonReds
1980Mary SteenburgenMelvin and Howard
1979Meryl StreepKramer vs. Kramer
1978Maggie SmithCalifornia Suite
1977Vanessa RedgraveJulia
1976Beatrice StraightNetwork
1975Lee GrantShampoo
1974Ingrid BergmanMurder on the Orient Express
1973Tatum O’NealPaper Moon
1972Eileen HeckartButterflies Are Free
1971Cloris LeachmanThe Last Picture Show
1970Helen HayesAirport
1969Goldie HawnCactus Flower
1968Ruth GordonRosemary’s Baby
1967Estelle ParsonsBonnie and Clyde
1966Sandy DennisWho’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
1965Shelley WintersA Patch of Blue
1964Lila KedrovaZorba the Greek
1963Margaret RutherfordThe V.I.P.s
1962Patty DukeThe Miracle Worker
1961Rita MorenoWest Side Story
1960Shirley JonesElmer Gantry
1959Shelley WintersThe Diary of Anne Frank
1958Wendy HillerSeparate Tables
1957Miyoshi UmekiSayonara
1956Dorothy MaloneWritten on the Wind
1955Jo Van FleetEast of Eden
1954Eva Marie SaintOn the Waterfront
1953Donna ReedFrom Here to Eternity
1952Gloria GrahameThe Bad and the Beautiful
1951Kim HunterA Streetcar Named Desire
1950Josephine HullHarvey
1949Mercedes McCambridgeAll the King’s Men
1948Claire TrevorKey Largo
1947Celeste HolmGentleman’s Agreement
1946Anne BaxterThe Razor’s Edge
1945Anne RevereNational Velvet
1944Ethel BarrymoreNone But the Lonely Heart
1943Katina PaxinouFor Whom the Bell Tolls
1942Teresa WrightMrs. Miniver
1941Mary AstorThe Great Lie
1940Jane DarwellThe Grapes of Wrath
1939Hattie McDanielGone with the Wind
1938Fay BainterJezebel
1937Alice BradyIn Old Chicago
1936Gale SondergaardAnthony Adverse