Awards & Winners

Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Screen Actors Guild Award

The following is a list of nominees and winners of the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role. The award was first given in 1994 and there are currently five nominees each year. Note: "†" indicates the winner of the Academy Award for Best Actress. "‡" indicates a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress.
Date Established : 1994

Check all the winners of Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role presented under Screen Actors Guild Award since 1995 .

Cate Blanchett

Honored for : Blue Jasmine
(Role: Jasmine)

Nominations 2014 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Cate Blanchett Blue Jasmine
Role: Jasmine
Sandra Bullock Gravity
Role: Ryan Stone
Judi Dench Philomena
Role: Philomena Lee
Meryl Streep August: Osage County
Role: Violet Weston
Emma Thompson Saving Mr. Banks
Role: P.L. Travers

Jennifer Lawrence

Honored for : Silver Linings Playbook
(Role: Tiffany)

Nominations 2013 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Jessica Chastain Zero Dark Thirty
Role: Maya
Marion Cotillard Rust and Bone
Role: Stephanie
Jennifer Lawrence Silver Linings Playbook
Role: Tiffany
Helen Mirren Hitchcock
Role: Alma Reville
Naomi Watts The Impossible
Role: Maria

Viola Davis

Honored for : The Help
(Role: Aibileen Clark)

Nominations 2012 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Michelle Williams My Week with Marilyn
Role: Marilyn Monroe
Tilda Swinton We Need to Talk About Kevin
Role: Eva
Meryl Streep The Iron Lady
Role: Margaret Thatcher
Viola Davis The Help
Role: Aibileen Clark
Glenn Close Albert Nobbs
Role: Albert Nobbs

Natalie Portman

Honored for : Black Swan
(Role: Nina Sayers)

Nominations 2011 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Annette Bening The Kids Are All Right
Role: Nic
Nicole Kidman Rabbit Hole
Role: Becca
Jennifer Lawrence Winter\u2019s Bone
Role: Ree Dolly
Natalie Portman Black Swan
Role: Nina Sayers
Hilary Swank Conviction
Role: Betty Anne Waters

Sandra Bullock

Honored for : The Blind Side
(Role: Leigh Anne Tuohy)

Nominations 2010 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Sandra Bullock The Blind Side
Role: Leigh Anne Tuohy
Meryl Streep Julie & Julia
Role: Julia Child
Helen Mirren The Last Station
Role: Sofya Tolstoy
Gabourey Sidibe Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
Role: Precious Jones
Carey Mulligan An Education
Role: Jenny Miller

Meryl Streep

Honored for : Doubt
(Role: Sister Aloysius Beauvier)

Nominations 2009 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Meryl Streep Doubt
Role: Aloysius Beauvier
Anne Hathaway Rachel Getting Married
Role: Kym
Angelina Jolie Changeling
Role: Christine Collins
Melissa Leo Frozen River
Role: Ray Eddy
Kate Winslet Revolutionary Road
Role: April Wheeler

Julie Christie

Honored for : Away from Her
(Role: Fiona Anderson)

Nominations 2008 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Julie Christie Away from Her
Role: Fiona Anderson
Cate Blanchett Elizabeth: The Golden Age
Role: Queen Elizabeth I
Marion Cotillard La Vie en Rose
Role: Edith Piaf
Angelina Jolie A Mighty Heart
Role: Mariane Pearl
Ellen Page Juno
Role: Juno MacGuff

Helen Mirren

Honored for : The Queen
(Role: Queen Elizabeth II)

Nominations 2007 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Helen Mirren The Queen
Role: Queen Elizabeth II
Penélope Cruz Volver
Role: Raimunda
Judi Dench Notes on a Scandal
Role: Barbara Covett
Meryl Streep The Devil Wears Prada
Role: Miranda Priestly
Kate Winslet Little Children
Role: Sarah Pierce

Reese Witherspoon

Honored for : Walk the Line

Nominations 2006 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Reese Witherspoon Walk the Line
Role: June Carter
Judi Dench Mrs Henderson Presents
Role: Laura Henderson
Felicity Huffman Transamerica
Role: Stanley Schupak/Sabrina Bree Osbourne
Charlize Theron North Country
Role: Josey Aimes
Zhang Ziyi Memoirs of a Geisha
Role: Chiyo Sakamoto/Sayuri Nitta

Hilary Swank

Honored for : Million Dollar Baby

Nominations 2005 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Hilary Swank Million Dollar Baby
Role: Maggie Fitzgerald
Annette Bening Being Julia
Role: Julia Lambert
Catalina Sandino Moreno Maria Full of Grace
Role: María Álvarez
Imelda Staunton Vera Drake
Role: Vera Drake
Kate Winslet Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Role: Clementine Kruczynski

Charlize Theron

Honored for : Monster
(Role: Aileen Wuornos)

Nominations 2004 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Charlize Theron Monster
Role: Aileen Wuornos
Patricia Clarkson The Station Agent
Role: Olivia Harris
Diane Keaton Something's Gotta Give
Role: Erica Barry
Naomi Watts 21 Grams
Role: Cristina Peck
Evan Rachel Wood Thirteen
Role: Tracy Louise Freeland

Renée Zellweger

Honored for : Chicago
(Role: Roxie Hart)

Nominations 2003 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Renée Zellweger Chicago
Role: Roxie Hart
Salma Hayek Frida
Role: Frida Kahlo
Nicole Kidman The Hours
Role: Virginia Woolf
Diane Lane Unfaithful
Role: Connie Sumner
Julianne Moore Far from Heaven
Role: Cathy Whitaker

Halle Berry

Honored for : Monster's Ball
(Role: Leticia Musgrove)

Nominations 2002 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Halle Berry Monster's Ball
Role: Leticia Musgrove
Jennifer Connelly A Beautiful Mind
Role: Alicia Nash
Judi Dench Iris
Role: Iris Murdoch
Sissy Spacek In the Bedroom
Role: Ruth Fowler
Renée Zellweger Bridget Jones's Diary
Role: Bridget Jones

Julia Roberts

Honored for : Erin Brockovich
(Role: Erin Brockovich)

Nominations 2001 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Julia Roberts Erin Brockovich
Role: Erin Brockovich
Joan Allen The Contender
Role: Laine Billings Hanson
Juliette Binoche Chocolat
Role: Vianne Rocher
Ellen Burstyn Requiem for a Dream
Role: Sara Goldfarb
Laura Linney You Can Count on Me
Role: Samantha Sammy Prescott

Annette Bening

Honored for : American Beauty
(Role: Carolyn Burnham)

Nominations 2000 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Annette Bening American Beauty
Role: Carolyn Burnham
Janet McTeer Tumbleweeds
Role: Mary Jo Walker
Julianne Moore The End of the Affair
Role: Sarah Miles
Meryl Streep Music of the Heart
Role: Roberta Guaspari
Hilary Swank Boys Don't Cry
Role: Brandon Teena

Gwyneth Paltrow

Honored for : Shakespeare in Love
(Role: Viola de Lesseps)

Nominations 1999 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Gwyneth Paltrow Shakespeare in Love
Role: Viola De Lesseps
Cate Blanchett Elizabeth
Role: Queen Elizabeth I
Jane Horrocks Little Voice
Role: Little Voice
Meryl Streep One True Thing
Role: Kate Gulden
Emily Watson Hilary and Jackie
Role: Jacqueline du Pré

Helen Hunt

Honored for : As Good as It Gets
(Role: Carol Connelly)

Nominations 1998 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Helen Hunt As Good as It Gets
Role: Carol Connelly
Helena Bonham Carter The Wings of the Dove
Role: Kate Croy
Judi Dench Mrs. Brown
Role: Queen Victoria
Pam Grier Jackie Brown
Role: Jackie Brown
Robin Wright She's So Lovely
Role: Maureen Murphy Quinn
Kate Winslet Titanic
Role: Rose DeWitt Bukater

Frances McDormand

Honored for : Fargo
(Role: Marge Gunderson)

Nominations 1997 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Frances McDormand Fargo
Role: Marge Gunderson
Brenda Blethyn Secrets & Lies
Role: Cynthia Rose Purley
Diane Keaton Marvin's Room
Role: Bessie
Gena Rowlands Unhook the Stars
Role: Mildred 'Millie' Hawks
Kristin Scott Thomas The English Patient
Role: Katharine Clifton

Susan Sarandon

Honored for : Dead Man Walking
(Role: Sister Helen Prejean)

Nominations 1996 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Susan Sarandon Dead Man Walking
Role: Helen Prejean
Joan Allen Nixon
Role: Pat Nixon
Elisabeth Shue Leaving Las Vegas
Role: Sera
Meryl Streep The Bridges of Madison County
Role: Francesca Johnson
Emma Thompson Sense and Sensibility
Role: Elinor Dashwood

Jodie Foster

Honored for : Nell
(Role: Nell Kellty)

Nominations 1995 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Jodie Foster Nell
Role: Nell Kellty
Jessica Lange Blue Sky
Role: Carly Marshall
Meg Ryan When a Man Loves a Woman
Role: Alice Green
Susan Sarandon The Client
Role: Regina \"Reggie\" Love
Meryl Streep The River Wild
Role: Gail Hartman