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European Film Award For Best Actress
European Film Award for Best Actress
MJK 74201 Paula Beer mit dem Silbernen Bären der Berlinale 2020 (cropped).jpg
The 2020 recipient: Paula Beer
Awarded forBest Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Presented byEuropean Film Academy
First awardedCarmen Maura
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988)
Currently held byPaula Beer
Undine (2020)
Websiteeuropeanfilmacademy.org

The European Film Award for Best Actress is an award given out at the annual European Film Awards to recognize an actress who has delivered an outstanding leading performance in a film industry. The awards are presented by the European Film Academy (EFA) and was first presented in 1988.

Winners and nominees

Carmen Maura won twice for her roles in Mujeres al borde de un Ataque de Nervios (1988) and ¡Ay Carmela! (1990).
Juliette Binoche won twice for her roles in Les Amants du Pont-Neuf (1991) and The English Patient (1996).
Emily Watson won for her role in Breaking the Waves (1996).
Cecilia Roth won for her role in Todo Sobre Mi Madre (1999).
Björk won for her role in Dancer in the Dark (2000).
Photo of Isabelle Huppert at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.
Isabelle Huppert won twice for her roles in La Pianiste (2001) and 8 Femmes (2002).
Charlotte Rampling won twice for her roles in Swimming Pool (2003) and 45 Years (2015).
Photo of Penélope Cruz in 2018.
Penélope Cruz won for her role in Volver (2006)
Photo of Helen Mirren at the 2014 British Independent Film Awards
Helen Mirren won for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in The Queen (2006)
Kristin Scott Thomas Cabourg 2013.jpg
Kristin Scott Thomas won for her role in I've Loved You So Long (2008)
Photo of Kate Winslet at the 2011 Venice Film Festival
Kate Winslet won for her performance in The Reader (2008)
Sylvie Testud won for her role in Lourdes (2009).
Photo of Tilda Swinton in 2013.
Tilda Swinton won for her role in We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011).
Photo of Emmanuelle Riva at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival
Emmanuelle Riva won for her role in Amour (2012)
Photo of Marion Cotillard at the 2017 Cabourg Film Festival.
Marion Cotillard won for her role in Deux Jours, Une Nuit (2014)
Sandra Hüller won for her role in Toni Erdmann (2016).
Alexandra Borbély won for her role in Testr?l és Lélekr?l (2017).
Joanna Kulig won for her role in Zimna wojna (2018).

1980s

1990s

2000s

Year Winner and nominees English title Original title Ref
2000
(13th)
Iceland Björk[C] Dancer in the Dark [13]
Germany Bibiana Beglau[B] The Legend of Rita Die Stille nach dem Schuß
Sweden Lena Endre Faithless Trolösa
France Sylvie Testud La Captive
United Kingdom Julie Walters Billy Elliot
2001
(14th)
France Isabelle Huppert[C] The Piano Teacher La pianiste [14]
France Ariane Ascaride The Town Is Quiet La ville est tranquille
Italy Laura Morante The Son's Room La stanza del figlio
United Kingdom Charlotte Rampling Under the Sand Sous le sable
Italy Stefania Sandrelli The Last Kiss L'ultimo bacio
France Audrey Tautou Amélie Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain
2002
(15th)
France Catherine Deneuve
France Isabelle Huppert
France Emmanuelle Béart
France Fanny Ardant
France Virginie Ledoyen
France Danielle Darrieux
France Ludivine Sagnier
France Firmine Richard
8 Women 8 femmes [15]
Russia Oksana Akinshina Lilja 4-Ever
France Emmanuelle Devos Read My Lips Sur mes lèvres
Germany Martina Gedeck Mostly Martha Bella Martha
Italy Laura Morante A Journey Called Love Un viaggio chiamato amore
United Kingdom Samantha Morton Morvern Callar
Finland Kati Outinen[C] The Man Without a Past Mies vailla menneisyyttä
2003
(16th)
United Kingdom Charlotte Rampling Swimming Pool [16]
Romania Diana Dumbrava Maria
United Kingdom Helen Mirren Calendar Girls
United Kingdom Anne Reid The Mother
Germany Katja Riemann Rosenstrasse
Germany Katrin Sass Good Bye, Lenin!
2004
(17th)
United Kingdom Imelda Staunton[V] Vera Drake [17]
France / Israel Sarah Adler Notre musique
Italy / France Valeria Bruni Tedeschi 5x2
Spain Penélope Cruz Don't Move Non ti muovere
Germany Sibel Kekilli Head-On Gegen die Wand
Israel Asi Levi Stones Avanim
2005
(18th)
Germany Julia Jentsch[B] Sophie Scholl - The Final Days Sophie Scholl - Die letzten Tage [18]
France Juliette Binoche Caché
Italy Sandra Ceccarelli The Life I Want La vita che vorrei
United Kingdom Natalie Press My Summer of Love
Denmark Connie Nielsen Brothers Brødre
United Kingdom Judi Dench
United Kingdom Maggie Smith
Ladies in Lavender
France Audrey Tautou A Very Long Engagement Un long dimanche de fiançailles
2006
(19th)
Spain Penélope Cruz[C] Volver [19]
France Nathalie Baye The Young Lieutenant Le petit lieutenant
Germany Martina Gedeck The Lives Of Others Das Leben der Anderen
Germany Sandra Hüller[B] Requiem
Serbia Mirjana Karanovi? Grbavica
Canada Sarah Polley The Secret Life of Words
2007
(20th)
United Kingdom Helen Mirren[V] The Queen [20]
France Marion Cotillard La Vie en Rose La môme
United Kingdom Marianne Faithfull Irina Palm
Netherlands Carice van Houten Black Book Zwartboek
Romania Anamaria Marinca 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days 4 luni, 3 saptamani si 2 zile
Russia Kseniya Rappoport The Unknown Woman La sconosciuta
2008
(21st)
United Kingdom / France Kristin Scott Thomas I've Loved You So Long Il y a longtemps que je t'aime [21]
Israel / France Hiam Abbass Lemon Tree Etz Limon
Kosovo / Albania Arta Dobroshi Lorna's Silence Le silence de Lorna
United Kingdom Sally Hawkins[B] Happy-Go-Lucky
Spain Belén Rueda The Orphanage El orfanato
Germany Ursula Werner Cloud Nine Wolke Neun
2009
(22nd)
United Kingdom Kate Winslet The Reader [22]
Spain Penélope Cruz Broken Embraces Los abrazos rotos
France / United Kingdom Charlotte Gainsbourg[C] Antichrist
United Kingdom Katie Jarvis Fish Tank
Belgium Yolande Moreau Séraphine
Sweden Noomi Rapace The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Män som hatar kvinnor

2010s

Year Winner and nominees English title Original title Ref
2010
(23rd)
France Sylvie Testud Lourdes [23]
Croatia Zrinka Cvite?i? On the Path Na putu
Germany Sibel Kekilli When We Leave Die Fremde
United Kingdom Lesley Manville Another Year
Netherlands Lotte Verbeek Nothing Personal
2011
(24th)
United Kingdom Tilda Swinton We Need to Talk About Kevin [24]
Belgium Cécile de France The Kid with a Bike Le gamin au vélo
Germany / United States Kirsten Dunst[C] Melancholia
United Kingdom / France Charlotte Gainsbourg
Russia Nadezhda Markina Elena
2012
(25th)
France Emmanuelle Riva Amour [25]
Belgium Émilie Dequenne Our Children À perdre la raison
Germany Nina Hoss Barbara
Austria Margarethe Tiesel Paradise: Love Paradies: Liebe
United Kingdom Kate Winslet Carnage
2013
(26th)
Belgium Veerle Baetens The Broken Circle Breakdown [26]
Romania Lumini?a Gheorghiu Child's Pose Pozi?ia copilului
United Kingdom Keira Knightley Anna Karenina
Germany Barbara Sukowa Hannah Arendt
United Kingdom / Australia Naomi Watts The Impossible Lo Imposible
2014
(27th)
France Marion Cotillard Two Days, One Night Deux jours, une nuit [27]
Spain Marian Álvarez Wounded La herida
United Kingdom / France Charlotte Gainsbourg Nymphomaniac
Italy / France Valeria Bruni Tedeschi Human Capital Il capitale umano
Poland Agata Kulesza
Poland Agata Trzebuchowska
Ida
2015
(28th)
United Kingdom Charlotte Rampling[B] 45 Years [28]
Italy Margherita Buy Mia Madre
Spain Laia Costa Victoria
Sweden Alicia Vikander Ex Machina
United Kingdom / United States Rachel Weisz Youth
2016
(29th)
Germany Sandra Hüller Toni Erdmann [29]
Italy Valeria Bruni Tedeschi Like Crazy La pazza gioia
Denmark Trine Dyrholm[B] The Commune Kollektivet
France Isabelle Huppert Elle
Spain Emma Suárez
Spain Adriana Ugarte
Julieta
2017
(30th)
Slovakia Alexandra Borbély On Body and Soul Testr?l és lélekr?l [30]
France Juliette Binoche Let the Sunshine In Un beau soleil intérieur
Germany Paula Beer Frantz
France Isabelle Huppert Happy End
United Kingdom Florence Pugh Lady Macbeth
2018
(31st)
Poland Joanna Kulig Cold War Zimna wojna [31]
Germany Marie Bäumer 3 Days in Quiberon 3 Tage in Quiberon
Iceland Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir Woman at War Kona fer í stríð
Spain Bárbara Lennie Petra
Sweden Eva Melander Border Gräns
Italy Alba Rohrwacher Happy as Lazzaro Lazzaro felice
2019
(32nd)
United Kingdom Olivia Colman[V] The Favourite [32]
Denmark Trine Dyrholm Queen of Hearts Dronningen
France Adèle Haenel
France Noémie Merlant
Portrait of a Lady on Fire Portrait de la jeune fille en feu
Russia Viktoria Miroshnichenko Beanpole (Dylda)
Germany Helena Zengel System Crasher Systemsprenger

2020s

Year Winner and nominees English title Original title Ref
2020
(33rd)
Germany Paula Beer[B] Undine [33]
Russia Natasha Berezhnaya DAU. Natasha .
Norway Andrea Bræin Hovig Hope Håp
Germany Nina Hoss My Little Sister Schwesterlein
Spain Marta Nieto Mother Madre
Norway Ane Dahl Torp Charter
^[B] Berlin Film Festival Silver Bear Award for Best Actress
^[C] Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actress
^[V] Venice Film Festival Volpi Cup for Best Actress

Records

Most wins by an actress

Multiple nominations from the same film

Age superlatives

Record Actress Film Age (in years)
Oldest winner France Danielle Darrieux 8 Women 85
France Emmanuelle Riva Amour
Oldest nominee France Danielle Darrieux 8 Women
France Emmanuelle Riva Amour
Youngest winner France Clotilde Courau The Little Gangster 22
Youngest nominee Germany Helena Zengel System Crasher 11

See also

References

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