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San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress

The San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress is an award given by the San Diego Film Critics Society to honor the finest female acting achievements in film-making.

San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress
Glenn Close - Guardians of the Galaxy premiere - July 2014 (cropped).jpg
The 2018 recipient: Glenn Close
Awarded forBest Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
CountryUnited States
Presented bySan Diego Film Critics Society
First awarded1996
Currently held byGlenn Close
The Wife (2018)




Year Winner Film Role
1996 Frances McDormand Fargo Marge Gunderson
1997 Pam Grier Jackie Brown Jackie Brown
Bai Ling Red Corner Shen Yuelin
1998 Susan Sarandon Stepmom Jackie Harrison
1999 Annette Bening American Beauty Carolyn Burnham


Year Winner Film Role
2000 Laura Linney You Can Count On Me Sammy Prescott
Julia Roberts Erin Brockovich Erin Brockovich
2001 Thora Birch Ghost World Enid
2002 Julianne Moore Far from Heaven Cathy Whitaker
2003 Naomi Watts 21 Grams Cristina Peck
2004 Imelda Staunton Vera Drake Vera Drake
2005 Joan Allen The Upside of Anger Terry Wolfmeyer
2006 Helen Mirren The Queen Queen Elizabeth II
2007 Julie Christie Away from Her Fiona Anderson
2008 Kate Winslet The Reader Hanna Schmitz
2009 Michelle Monaghan Trucker Diane Ford


Year Winner Film Role
2010 Jennifer Lawrence Winter's Bone Ree Dolly
2011 Brit Marling Another Earth Rhoda Williams
2012 Michelle Williams Take This Waltz Margot
2013 Cate Blanchett Blue Jasmine Jeanette "Jasmine" Francis
2014 Marion Cotillard Two Days, One Night Sandra Bya
2015 Brie Larson Room Joy "Ma" Newsome
2016 Sônia Braga Aquarius Dona Clara
2017 Sally Hawkins Maudie Maud Lewis
2018 Glenn Close The Wife Joan Castleman