European Film Award for Best Actress

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.

European Film Award for Best Actress
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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

Winners and nomineesEdit

 
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).
 
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).
 
Penélope Cruz won for her role in Volver (2006)
 
Helen Mirren won for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in The Queen (2006)
 
Kate Winslet won for her performance in The Reader (2008)
 
Sylvie Testud won for her role in Lourdes (2009).
 
Tilda Swinton won for her role in We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011).
 
Emmanuelle Riva won for her role in Amour (2012)
 
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 Testről és Lélekről (2017).
 
Joanna Kulig won for her role in Zimna wojna (2018).

1980sEdit

Year Winner and nominees English title Original title Ref
1988
(1st)
  Carmen Maura Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios [1]
  Tinna Gunnlaugsdóttir In the Shadow of the Raven Í skugga hrafnsins
  Ornella Muti Private Access Codice privato
  Carol Scanlan Reefer and the Model
1989
(2nd)
  Ruth Sheen High Hopes [2]
  Sabine Azéma Life and Nothing But La vie et rien d'autre
  Snežana Bogdanović Kuduz
  Corinna Harfouch Treffen in Travers
  Natalya Negoda Little Vera Ма́ленькая Ве́ра (Malenkaya Vera)

1990sEdit

Year Winner and nominees English title Original title Ref
1990
(3rd)
  Carmen Maura ¡Ay Carmela! [3]
  Anne Brochet Cyrano de Bergerac
  Krystyna Janda[C] Interrogation Przesłuchanie
1991
(4th)
  Clotilde Courau The Little Gangster Le petit criminel [4]
  Julie Delpy Voyager Homo Faber
  Sigríður Hagalín Children of Nature Börn náttúrunnar
1992
(5th)
  Juliette Binoche The Lovers on the Bridge Les amants du Pont-Neuf [5]
  Johanna ter Steege Dear Emma, Sweet Böbe Édes Emma, drága Böbe
  Barbara Sukowa Europa
1993
(6th)
  Maia Morgenstern The Oak Balanta [6]
  Carla Gravina The Long Silence Il lungo silenzio
  Tilda Swinton Orlando
1994
(7th)
No award given [7]
1995
(8th)
No award given [8]
1996
(9th)
  Emily Watson Breaking the Waves [9]
1997
(10th)
  Juliette Binoche[B] The English Patient [10]
  Katrin Cartlidge Career Girls
  Brigitte Roüan Post Coitum Post coïtum animal triste
  Emma Thompson The Winter Guest
1998
(11th)
  Elodie Bouchez[C]
  Natacha Regnier[C]
The Dreamlife of Angels La vie rêvée des anges [11]
  Dinara Drukarova Of Freaks and Men Про уродов и людей (Pro urodov i lyudey)
  Annet Malherbe Little Tony Kleine Teun
1999
(12th)
  Cecilia Roth All About My Mother Todo sobre mi madre [12]
  Nathalie Baye[V] A Pornographic Affair Une liaison pornographique
  Penélope Cruz The Girl of Your Dreams La niña de tus ojos
  Emilie Dequenne[C] Rosetta
  Iben Hjejle Mifune's Last Song Mifune

2000sEdit

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

2010sEdit

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

2020sEdit

Year Winner and nominees English title Original title Ref
2020
(33rd)
  Paula Beer[B] Undine [33]
  Natasha Berezhnaya DAU. Natasha ДАУ. Наташа
  Andrea Bræin Hovig Hope Håp
  Nina Hoss My Little Sister Schwesterlein
  Marta Nieto Mother Madre
  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

RecordsEdit

Most wins by an actressEdit

Actress Awards Nominations
  Juliette Binoche 2 4
  Isabelle Huppert 2 4
  Charlotte Rampling 2 3
  Carmen Maura 2 2
  Penélope Cruz 1 4
  Paula Beer 1 2
  Marion Cotillard 1 2
  Sandra Hüller 1 2
  Helen Mirren 1 2
  Tilda Swinton 1 2
  Sylvie Testud 1 2
  Kate Winslet 1 2
  Joanna Kulig 1 1
  /   Charlotte Gainsbourg 0 3
  /   Valeria Bruni Tedeschi 0 3
  Nathalie Baye 0 2
  Émilie Dequenne 0 2
  Trine Dyrholm 0 2
  Martina Gedeck 0 2
  Nina Hoss 0 2
  Sibel Kekilli 0 2
  Barbara Sukowa 0 2
  Audrey Tautou 0 2

Multiple nominations from the same filmEdit

Age superlativesEdit

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

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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