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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 2018 recipient: Joanna Kulig
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 byJoanna Kulig
Cold War (2018)
Websiteeuropeanfilmacademy.org

Winners and nomineesEdit

1980sEdit

Year Winner and nominees English title Original title
1988
(1st)
  Carmen Maura Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios
  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
  Sabine Azéma Life and Nothing But La vie et rien d'autre
  Snežana Bogdanović Kuduz
  Corinna Harfouch Treffen in Travers
  Natalya Negoda Little Vera Malenkaya Vera

1990sEdit

Year Winner and nominees English title Original title
1990
(3rd)
  Carmen Maura ¡Ay Carmela!
  Anne Brochet Cyrano de Bergerac
  Krystyna Janda[C] Interrogation Przesluchanie
1991
(4th)
  Clotilde Courau The Little Gangster Le petit criminel
  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
  Johanna ter Steege Dear Emma, Sweet Böbe Édes Emma, drága Böbe
  Barbara Sukowa Europa
1993
(6th)
  Maia Morgenstern The Oak Balanta
  Carla Gravina The Long Silence Il lungo silenzio
  Tilda Swinton Orlando
1994
(7th)
No award given
1995
(8th)
No award given
1996
(9th)
  Emily Watson Breaking the Waves
1997
(10th)
  Juliette Binoche[B] The English Patient
  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
  Dinara Drukarova Of Freaks and Men Pro urodov i lyudey
  Annet Malherbe Little Tony Kleine Teun
1999
(12th)
  Cecilia Roth All About My Mother Todo sobre mi madre
  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
2000
(13th)
  Björk[C] Dancer in the Dark
  Bibiana Beglau[B] The Legend of Rita Die Stille nach dem Schuß
  Lena Endre Faithless Trolösa
  Sylvie Testud The Captive La captive
  Julie Walters Billy Elliot
2001
(14th)
  Isabelle Huppert[C] The Piano Teacher La pianiste
  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)
  Cast of 8 Women
Catherine Deneuve, Isabelle Huppert,
Emmanuelle Béart, Fanny Ardant,
Virginie Ledoyen, Danielle Darrieux,
Ludivine Sagnier, Firmine Richard
8 Women 8 femmes
  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 The Man Without a Past Mies vailla menneisyyttä
2003
(16th)
  Charlotte Rampling Swimming Pool
  Diana Dumbrava Maria
  Helen Mirren Calendar Girls
  Anne Reid The Mother
  Katja Riemann Rosenstrasse
  Katrin Sass Good Bye, Lenin!
2004
(17th)
  Imelda Staunton Vera Drake
  /   Sarah Adler Our Music 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
  Juliette Binoche Caché
  Sandra Ceccarelli The Life I Want La vita che vorrei
  Connie Nielsen Brothers Brødre
  Natalie Press My Summer of Love
  Audrey Tautou A Very Long Engagement Un long dimanche de fiançailles
2006
(19th)
  Penélope Cruz[C] Volver
  Nathalie Baye The Young Lieutenant Le petit lieutenant
  Martina Gedeck The Lives Of Others Das Leben der Anderen
  Sandra Hüller[B] Requiem
  Mirjana Karanović Esma's Secret: Grbavica Grbavica
  Sarah Polley The Secret Life of Words
2007
(20th)
  Helen Mirren[V] The Queen
  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
  /   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
  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 Role
2010
(23rd)
  Sylvie Testud Lourdes Christine
  Zrinka Cvitešić On the Path Na putu Luna
  Sibel Kekilli When We Leave Die Fremde Umay
  Lesley Manville Another Year Mary Smith
  Lotte Verbeek Nothing Personal You
2011
(24th)
  Tilda Swinton We Need to Talk About Kevin Eva Khatchadourian
  Cécile de France The Kid with a Bike Le gamin au vélo Samantha
  /   Kirsten Dunst[C] Melancholia Justine
  /   Charlotte Gainsbourg Claire
  Nadezhda Markina Elena Елена Elena
2012
(25th)
  Emmanuelle Riva Amour Anne Laurent
  Émilie Dequenne Our Children À perdre la raison Murielle
  Nina Hoss Barbara Barbara Wolff
  Margarethe Tiesel Paradise: Love Paradies: Liebe Teresa
  Kate Winslet Carnage Nancy Cowan
2013
(26th)
  Veerle Baetens The Broken Circle Breakdown Elise Vandevelde / Alabama
  Luminița Gheorghiu Child's Pose Poziția copilului Cornelia Keneres
  Keira Knightley Anna Karenina Princess Anna Arkadievna Karenina
  Barbara Sukowa Hannah Arendt Hannah Arendt
  /   Naomi Watts The Impossible Lo Imposible Maria Bennett
2014
(27th)
  Marion Cotillard Two Days, One Night Sandra Bya
  Marian Álvarez Wounded La herida Ana
  /   Valeria Bruni Tedeschi Human Capital Il capitale umano Carla Bernaschi
  /   Charlotte Gainsbourg Nymphomaniac Joe (ages 35–50)
  Agata Kulesza Ida Wanda Gruz
  Agata Trzebuchowska Anna / Ida Lebenstein
2015
(28th)
  Charlotte Rampling[B] 45 Years Kate Mercer
  Margherita Buy Mia Madre Margherita
  Laia Costa Victoria Victoria
  Alicia Vikander Ex Machina Ava
  /   Rachel Weisz Youth Lena Ballinger
2016
(29th)
  Sandra Hüller Toni Erdmann Ines Conradi
  Valeria Bruni Tedeschi Like Crazy La pazza gioia Beatrice Morandini Valdirana
  Trine Dyrholm[B] The Commune Kollektivet Anna
  Isabelle Huppert Elle Michèle Leblanc
  Emma Suárez Julieta Julieta Arcos
  Adriana Ugarte younger Julieta Arcos
2017
(30th)
  Alexandra Borbély On Body and Soul Testről és lélekről Mária
  Juliette Binoche Let the Sunshine In Un beau soleil intérieur Isabelle
  Paula Beer Frantz Anna
  Isabelle Huppert Happy End Anne Laurent
  Florence Pugh Lady Macbeth Katherine Lester
2018
(31st)
  Joanna Kulig Cold War Zimna wojna Zuzanna "Zula" Lichoń
  Marie Bäumer 3 Days in Quiberon 3 Tage in Quiberon Romy Schneider
  Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir Woman at War Kona fer í stríð Halla
  Bárbara Lennie Petra Petra
  Eva Melander Border Gräns Tina
  Alba Rohrwacher Happy as Lazzaro Lazzaro felice Antonia
2019
(32nd)
  Olivia Colman[V] The Favourite Queen Anne
  Trine Dyrholm Queen of Hearts Dronningen Anne
  Adèle Haenel Portrait of a Lady on Fire Portrait de la jeune fille en feu Héloïse
  Noémie Merlant Marianne
  Viktoria Miroshnichenko Beanpole Дылда Iya Sergueeva
  Helena Zengel System Crasher Systemsprenger Benni
^[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

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