Cate Blanchett, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts and more: Here's a look at the best actress Oscar winners from 1928 to present.

Emma Stone

Emma Stone accepts the Oscar for best performance
Emma Stone accepts the Oscar for best performance by an actress in a leading role, for her work on "La La Land," during the 89th annual Academy Awards ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California, on Feb. 26, 2017. (Credit: EPA / Aaron Poole)

Brie Larson

Actress Brie Larson accepts her award for best
Actress Brie Larson accepts her award for best actress in "Room" onstage during the 88th Academy Awards ceremony at the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, Calif., on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016. (Credit: Getty Images / Mark Ralston)

Julianne Moore

Julianne Moore accepts the Oscar for best actress
Julianne Moore accepts the Oscar for best actress for her role in "Still Alice" at the 87th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California, on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015. (Credit: Getty Images / Robyn Beck )

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Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett accepts the Oscar for best actress
Cate Blanchett accepts the Oscar for best actress for her role in "Blue Jasmine" at the 86th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California, on Sunday, March 2, 2014. (Credit: Getty Images / Kevin Winter)

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence won the Oscar for best actress
Jennifer Lawrence won the Oscar for best actress at the 85th Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013. Here, Lawrence and Bradley Cooper in a scene from "Silver Linings Playbook." (Credit: AP)
2011 - Meryl Streep - The Iron Lady
2011 - Meryl Streep - The Iron Lady

Meryl Streep poses with her award for best actress for "The Iron Lady" during the 84th Academy Awards in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. (Feb. 26, 2012) (Credit: AP )
2010 - Natalie Portman - Black Swan Natalie
2010 - Natalie Portman - Black Swan

Natalie Portman is shown in a scene from "Black Swan." Portman won the Academy Award for best actress for her performance. (Credit: AP )
2009 - Sandra Bullock - The Blind Side
2009 - Sandra Bullock - The Blind Side

Sandra Bullock accepts the Oscar for best performance by an actress in a leading role for "The Blind Side" at the 82nd Academy Awards in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. (March 7, 2010) (Credit: AP )

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2008 - Kate Winslet - The Reader Kate
2008 - Kate Winslet - The Reader

Kate Winslet is shown in a scene from "The Reader," directed by Stephen Daldry and released by The Weinstein Co. Winslet won the Academy Award for best actress for her performance. (Credit: The Weinstein Co.)
2007 - Marion Cotillard - La Vie en
2007 - Marion Cotillard - La Vie en Rose

Marion Cotillard as Edith Piaf is shown in this scene from Olivier Dahan's film ''La Vie en Rose." Cotillard won the Academy Award for best actress for her performance. (Credit: BLM)
2006 - Helen Mirren - The Queen Helen
2006 - Helen Mirren - The Queen

Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II in a scene from the film "The Queen." Mirren won the Academy Award for best actress for her role. (Credit: AP )
2005 - Reese Witherspoon - Walk the Line
2005 - Reese Witherspoon - Walk the Line

Reese Witherspoon won the Academy Award for best actress for her performance in "Walk The Line." (Credit: Getty Images)
2004 - Hilary Swank - Million Dollar Baby
2004 - Hilary Swank - Million Dollar Baby

Hilary Swank is shown in a scene from "Million Dollar Baby." Swank won the Academy Award for best actress for her performance. (Credit: AP)

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2003 - Charlize Theron - Monster Actress Charlize
2003 - Charlize Theron - Monster

Actress Charlize Theron accepts the Oscar for best actress for her work in "Monster" at the 76th annual Academy Awards Sunday, Feb. 29, 2004, in Los Angeles. (Credit: AP )
2002 - Nicole Kidman - The Hours Nicole
2002 - Nicole Kidman - The Hours

Nicole Kidman reacts as she accepts the Oscar for best actress for her work in "The Hours" at the 75th annual Academy Awards Sunday, March 23, 2003, in Los Angeles. (Credit: AP )
2001 - Halle Berry - Monster's Ball Halle
2001 - Halle Berry - Monster's Ball

Halle Berry puts her hand up after getting the signal to cut her speech off while accepting her award for best actress during the 74th annual Academy Awards Sunday, March 24, 2002, in Los Angeles. Berry won for her work in "Monster's Ball." (Credit: AP )
2000 - Julia Roberts - Erin Brokovich Julia
2000 - Julia Roberts - Erin Brokovich

Julia Roberts reacts after winning the Oscar for best actress in a leading role for the film "Erin Brockovich," during the 73rd annual Academy Awards Sunday March 25, 2001 in Los Angeles. (Credit: AP )
1999 - Hilary Swank - Boys Don't Cry
1999 - Hilary Swank - Boys Don't Cry

During her acceptance speech for best actress, Hilary Swank talks to her mother who was seated in the balcony of the Shrine Auditorium during the 72nd Academy Awards in Los Angeles, on March 26, 2000. Swank won the Oscar for her role in "Boys Don't Cry." (Credit: AP )
1998 - Gwyneth Paltrow - Shakeskpeare in Love
1998 - Gwyneth Paltrow - Shakeskpeare in Love

Gwyneth Paltrow in the film "Shakespeare in Love." Paltrow won the Academy Award for best actess for her performance. (Credit: Getty Images)
1997 - Helen Hunt - As Good As
1997 - Helen Hunt - As Good As It Gets

Helen Hunt holds her Oscar after winning the best actress in a leading role during the 70th Academy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium March, 23, 1998. Hunt won for her role in "As Good As It Gets." (Credit: AFP)
1996 - Frances McDormand - Fargo Frances McDormand
1996 - Frances McDormand - Fargo

Frances McDormand appears in character in "Fargo." McDormand received an Academy Award for best actress for her performance. (Credit: AP )
1995 - Susan Sarandon - Dead Man Walking
1995 - Susan Sarandon - Dead Man Walking

Susan Sarandon in a scene from the film "Dead Man Walking." Sarandon won the Academy Award for best actress for her performance. (Credit: Gramercy Pictures)
1994 - Jessica Lange - Blue Sky Jessica
1994 - Jessica Lange - Blue Sky

Jessica Lange holds the Oscar she won for her role as Carly Marshall in the film "Blue Sky" March 27, 1995 at the Academy Awards in Los Angeles. (Credit: Getty Images)
1993 - Holly Hunter - The Piano Holly
1993 - Holly Hunter - The Piano

Holly Hunter and Anna Paquin in a scene from "The Piano." Hunter won the Academy Award for best actress for her performance. (Credit: Mirafax Films)
1992 - Emma Thompson - Howards End British
1992 - Emma Thompson - Howards End

British actress Emma Thompson poses with her best actress Oscar for her performance in "Howards End" at the 65th annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles, Ca., March 29, 1993. (Credit: AP )
1991 - Jodie Foster - The Silence of
1991 - Jodie Foster - The Silence of the Lambs

Anthony Hopkins as Dr. Hannibal Lecter and Jodie Foster as Clarice Starling in "The Silence of the Lambs." Foster won the Academy Award for best actress for her performance. (Credit: Orion Pictures )
1990 - Kathy Bates - Misery Kathy Bates
1990 - Kathy Bates - Misery

Kathy Bates holds her Oscar for 1990 best actress for her performance in "Misery" backstage at the 63rd Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles Monday night, March 25, 1991. (Credit: AP)
1989 - Jessica Tandy - Driving Miss Daisy
1989 - Jessica Tandy - Driving Miss Daisy

Southern matron Daisy Werthan (Jessica Tandy) in Zanuck Company's "Driving Miss Daisy." Tandy received the Academy Award for best actress for her performance. (Credit: Warner Bros.)
1988 - Jodie Foster - The Accused Actress
1988 - Jodie Foster - The Accused

Actress Jodie Foster poses with her Oscar statuette at the 61st Academy Awards in Los Angeles, Ca., March 29, 1989. Foster won the best actress award for her portrayal in "The Accused." (Credit: AP )
1988 - Jodie Foster - The Accused,br> Cher
1988 - Jodie Foster - The Accused
,br> Cher won the 1987 Academy Award for best actress for her performance in "Moonstruck." She is shown here with co-star Nicolas Cage in a scene from the film. (Credit: Handout)
1986 - Marlee Matlin - Children of a
1986 - Marlee Matlin - Children of a Lesser God

A radiant Marlee Matlin signs her jubilation as she presents Oscar backstage at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Matlin was honored for her portrayal in "Children of a Lesser God" and received the 1986 Oscar for best actress. (Credit: AP )
1985 - Geraldine page - The Trip to
1985 - Geraldine page - The Trip to Bountiful

Geraldine Page won the Academy Award for best actress for her performance in "The Trip to Bountiful." (Credit: Handout)
1984 - Sally Field - Placees in the
1984 - Sally Field - Placees in the Heart

Actress Sally Field accepts her 1984 Academy Award for best actress in the film "Places in the Heart" at the Oscar ceremonies in Los Angeles March 26, 1985. (Credit: AP)
1983 - Shirley MacLaine - Terms of Endearment
1983 - Shirley MacLaine - Terms of Endearment

Shirley MacLaine and Debra Winger are shown in a scene from "Terms of Endearment." MacLaine won the 1983 Academy Award for best actress for her performance. (Credit: Paramount Pictures)
1982 - Meryl Streep - Sophie's Choice Meryl
1982 - Meryl Streep - Sophie's Choice

Meryl Streep won the Academy Award for best actress for her performance in "Sophie's Choice." (Credit: Handout)
1981 - Katharine Hepburn - On Golden Pond
1981 - Katharine Hepburn - On Golden Pond

Actress Katharine Hepburn is shown in a scene from the Movie "On Golden Pond." Hepburn won the Academy Award for best actress for her performance. (Credit: AP )
1980 - Sissy Spacek - Coal Miner's Daughter
1980 - Sissy Spacek - Coal Miner's Daughter

Sissy Spacek portrays Loretta Lynn in " Coal Miner's Daughter." Spacek won the Academy Award for best actress for her performance. (Credit: Getty Images)
1979 - Sally Field - Norma Rae Sally
1979 - Sally Field - Norma Rae

Sally Field appears in a scene from the 1979 film "Norma Rae." Field won a best actress Oscar for her role as a gritty young woman who attempts to unionize a Southern textile mill. (Credit: AP)
1978 - Jane Fonda - Coming Home Jane
1978 - Jane Fonda - Coming Home

Jane Fonda clutches her Oscar she won for best performance by an actress in a leading role in the film "Coming Home" during the Academy Awards in Los Angeles, April 9, 1979. She lets out a yell after learning that Jon Voight won for best actor for the same film. (Credit: AP )
1977 - Diane Keaton - Annie Hall Actress
1977 - Diane Keaton - Annie Hall

Actress Diane Keaton poses with her Oscar statuette at the 50th Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles, Ca. on April 3, 1978. Keaton won best actress for "Annie Hall." (Credit: AP )
1976 - Faye Dunaway - Network Actress Faye
1976 - Faye Dunaway - Network

Actress Faye Dunaway, right, plays the role of TV executive Diana Christenson in the 1976 film "Network." Dunaway won the Academy Award for best actress for her performance. (Credit: AP )
1975 - Louise Fletcher - One Flew Over
1975 - Louise Fletcher - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Actress Louise Fletcher holds the Oscar for best actress which she won at the Academy Awards in Los Angeles March 29, 1976, for her performance in "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest." (Credit: AP)
1974 - Ellen Burstyn - Alice Doesn't Live
1974 - Ellen Burstyn - Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore

Ellen Burstyn won the 1974 Academy Award for best actress for her performance in "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore." (Credit: AP)
1973 - Glenda Jackson - A Touch of
1973 - Glenda Jackson - A Touch of Class

Glenda Jackson is shown in a scene from "A Touch of Class." Jackson won the 1973 Academy Award for best actress for her performance. (Credit: AP)
1972 - Liza Minnelli - Cabaret Liza Minnelli
1972 - Liza Minnelli - Cabaret

Liza Minnelli won the Academy Award for best actress for her performance in "Cabaret." (Credit: Handout)
1971 - Jane Fonda - Klute Jane Fonda
1971 - Jane Fonda - Klute

Jane Fonda won the1971 Academy Award for best actress for her performance in "Klute." (Credit: Handout)
1970 - Glenda Jackson - Women in Love
1970 - Glenda Jackson - Women in Love

Glenda Jackson, who played an emotion-torn English girl in the film "Women in Love," won the Academy Award for best actress for her performance. (Credit: AP )
1969 - Maggie Smith - The Prime of
1969 - Maggie Smith - The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

English actresses Maggie Smith and Pamela Franklin star in the film "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie." Smith won the Academy Award for best actress for her performance. (Credit: Getty Images)
1968 - Barbra Streisand - Funny Girl Barbra
1968 - Barbra Streisand - Funny Girl

Barbra Streisand won the 1968 Oscar for best actress for her performance in "Funny Girl." (April 15, 1969) Note: There was a tie and Katharine Hepburn also won the 1968 best actress Academy Award. (Credit: AP)
1968 - Katharine Hepburn - The Lion in
1968 - Katharine Hepburn - The Lion in Winter

Katharine Hepburn playing Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine in the film "The Lion In Winter." Hepburn won the 1968 Academy Award for best actress for her performance. Note: There was a tie and Barbra Streisand also won the 1968 Academy Award for best actress. (Credit: Handout)
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