London Film Critics' Circle Award for Actress of the Year

The London Film Critics Circle Award for Actress of the Year in an annual award given by the London Film Critics' Circle.

London Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress
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The 2020 recipient: Renée Zellweger
Awarded forBest Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Presented byLondon Film Critics Circle
First awarded1992 (for performance in films released during the 1991 film season)
Currently held byRenée Zellweger
Judy (2019)


¥ : Winner of the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress


Year Winner Film Role
1991 Susan Sarandon Thelma & Louise Louise Sawyer
White Palace Nora Baker
1992 Judy Davis Husbands and Wives Sally
Barton Fink Audrey Taylor
Naked Lunch Joan Lee / Joan Frost
1993 Holly Hunter * The Piano Ada McGrath
1994 Linda Fiorentino The Last Seduction Bridget Gregory / Wendy Kroy
1995 Nicole Kidman To Die For Suzanne Stone-Maretto
1996 Frances McDormand * Fargo Marge Gunderson
1997 Claire Danes Romeo + Juliet Juliet Capulet
1998 Cate Blanchett Elizabeth Elizabeth I of England
1999 Annette Bening American Beauty Carolyn Burnham


Year Winner Film Role
2000 Julia Roberts * Erin Brockovich Erin Brockovich
2001 Nicole Kidman The Others Grace Stewart
Moulin Rouge! Satine
2002 Stockard Channing The Business of Strangers Julie Styron
2003 Julianne Moore Far from Heaven Cathy Whitaker
2004 Imelda Staunton Vera Drake Vera Drake
2005 Naomi Watts King Kong Ann Darrow
2006 Meryl Streep The Devil Wears Prada Miranda Priestly
2007 Marion Cotillard * La Vie en Rose (La môme) Édith Piaf
2008 Kate Winslet * The Reader Hanna Schmitz
Revolutionary Road April Wheeler
2009 Mo'Nique ¥ Precious Mary Lee Johnston


Year Winner Film Role
2010 Annette Bening The Kids Are All Right Dr. Nicole "Nic" Allgood
2011 Anna Paquin Margaret Lisa Cohen
Meryl Streep * The Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher
2012 Emmanuelle Riva Amour Anne Laurent
2013 Cate Blanchett * Blue Jasmine Jeanette "Jasmine" Francis
2014 Julianne Moore * Still Alice Dr. Alice Howland
2015 Charlotte Rampling 45 Years Kate Mercer
2016 Isabelle Huppert Things to Come Nathalie Chazeaux
2017 Frances McDormand * Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Mildred Hayes
2018 Olivia Colman * The Favourite Anne, Queen of Great Britain
2019 Renée Zellweger * Judy Judy Garland