Silver Bear for Best Actress

The Silver Bear for Best Actress (German: Silberner Bär/Beste Darstellerin) was an award presented at the Berlin International Film Festival. It is given to an actress who has delivered an outstanding performance and chosen by the jury from the films in official competition slate at the festival. As of the 2020 festival, Paula Beer is the most recent winner in this category for her work on Undine.

Silver Bear for Best Actress
Silberner Bär/Beste Darstellerin  (German)
Shirley MacLaine - 1976.jpg
Shirley MacLaine is the only actress who won the award more than once
Awarded forBest Performance by an Actress
CountryGermany
Presented byBerlin International Film Festival
First awarded1956
Last awarded2020
Currently held byPaula Beer
Undine (2020)
Websitewww.berlinale.de

HistoryEdit

The award was first presented in 1956, and can be for lead or supporting roles. The prize was not awarded in 1969, 1973, 1974 and 1990. Additionally, in 1970 no awards were given as the festival was called off mid-way due to the controversy with official selection film o.k. by Michael Verhoeven which led to resignation of the international jury. The entire female cast of A Separation was the recipient of the award in 2011. Shirley MacLaine has won the most awards in this category, with two. Sachiko Hidari was the only actress to win the award for her roles in two different films on the same competition, which she did in 1964. The last of this award was given out in 2020, after which it was replaced with a gender-neutral Silver Bear for Best Leading Performance and Silver Bear for Best Supporting Performance the following year.

WinnersEdit

 
Elsa Martinelli, the first winner of the Berlin Film Festival Award for Best Actress.
 
Elizabeth Taylor, winner of the 1972 Berlin Film Festival Award for Best Actress.
Table key
# Indicates Ex-aequo winners
Year Actress Role Film Original title Ref.
1950s
1956
(6th)
  Elsa Martinelli Donatella Donatella [1]
1957
(7th)
  Yvonne Mitchell Amy Preston Woman in a Dressing Gown [2]
1958
(8th)
  Anna Magnani Gioia Wild Is the Wind [3]
1959
(9th)
  Shirley MacLaine Meg Wheeler Ask Any Girl [4]
1960s
1960
(10th)
  Juliette Mayniel Annette The Fair Kirmes [5]
1961
(11th)
  Anna Karina Angela Récamier A Woman Is a Woman Une femme est une femme [6]
1962
(12th)
  Rita Gam # Estelle Rigault No Exit [7]
  /   Viveca Lindfors # Inès Serrano
1963
(13th)
  Bibi Andersson The Girl The Mistress Älskarinnan [8]
1964
(14th)
  Sachiko Hidari [A] Tome Matsuki The Insect Woman にっぽん昆虫記 [9]
Naoko Ishikawa She and He 彼女と彼
1965
(15th)
  Madhur Jaffrey Manjula Shakespeare Wallah [10]
1966
(16th)
  Lola Albright Marie Greene Lord Love a Duck [11]
1967
(17th)
  Edith Evans Maggie Ross The Whisperers [12]
1968
(18th)
  Stéphane Audran Frédérique Les Biches [13]
1969
(19th)
No award given that year
1970s
1970
(20th)
No awards given that year because of the controversy surrounding the participation in the main competition of director Michael Verhoeven's film o.k. that led to the resignation of the international jury before the festival ended
1971
(21st)
  Shirley MacLaine # Sophie Bentwood Desperate Characters [14]
  Simone Signoret # Clémence Bouin Le Chat
1972
(22nd)
  /   Elizabeth Taylor Jimmie Jean Jackson Hammersmith Is Out [15]
1973
(23rd)
No award given that year
1974
(24th)
No award given that year
1975
(25th)
  Kinuyo Tanaka Osaki Yamakawa Sandakan No. 8 サンダカン八番娼館 望郷 [16]
1976
(26th)
  Jadwiga Barańska Barbara Niechcic Nights and Days Noce i dnie [17]
1977
(27th)
  Lily Tomlin Margo Sperling The Late Show [18]
1978
(28th)
  Gena Rowlands Myrtle Gordon Opening Night [19]
1979
(29th)
  Hanna Schygulla Maria Braun The Marriage of Maria Braun Die Ehe der Maria Braun [20]
1980s
1980
(30th)
  Renate Krößner Ingrid “Sunny” Sommer Solo Sunny [21]
1981
(31st)
  Barbara Grabowska Kama Fever Gorączka [22]
1982
(32nd)
  Katrin Sass Nina Kern Bürgschaft für ein Jahr [23]
1983
(33rd)
  Yevgeniya Glushenko Vera Silkova Love by Request Влюблён по собственному желанию [24]
1984
(34th)
  Inna Churikova Vera Nikolaevna Wartime Romance Военно-полевой роман [25]
1985
(35th)
  Jo Kennedy Mary Wrong World [26]
1986
(36th)
  Marcélia Cartaxo # Macabéa Hour of the Star A Hora da Estrela [27]
  Charlotte Valandrey # Nadia Red Kiss Rouge Baiser
1987
(37th)
  Ana Beatriz Nogueira Vera Bauer Vera [28]
1988
(38th)
  Holly Hunter Jane Craig Broadcast News [29]
1989
(39th)
  Isabelle Adjani Camille Claudel Camille Claudel [30]
1990s
1990
(40th)
No award given that year
1991
(41st)
  Victoria Abril Luisa Lovers Amantes [31]
1992
(42nd)
  Maggie Cheung Ruan Lingyu Center Stage 阮玲玉 [32]
1993
(43rd)
  Michelle Pfeiffer Lurene Hallett Love Field [33]
1994
(44th)
  Crissy Rock Maggie Conlan Ladybird, Ladybird [34]
1995
(45th)
  Josephine Siao May Sun Summer Snow 女人四十 [35]
1996
(46th)
  Anouk Grinberg Marie Abarth My Man Mon Homme [36]
1997
(47th)
  Juliette Binoche Hana The English Patient [37]
1998
(48th)
  Fernanda Montenegro Isadora Teixeira Central Station Central do Brasil [38]
1999
(49th)
  Juliane Köhler # Lilly Wust (Aimée) Aimée & Jaguar [39]
  Maria Schrader # Felice Schragenheim (Jaguar)
2000s
2000
(50th)
  Bibiana Beglau # Rita Vogt The Legend of Rita Die Stille nach dem Schuß [40]
  Nadja Uhl # Tatjana
2001
(51st)
  Kerry Fox Claire Intimacy [41]
2002
(52nd)
  Halle Berry Leticia Musgrove Monster's Ball [42]
2003
(53rd)
  /   Nicole Kidman # Virginia Woolf The Hours [43]
  Julianne Moore # Laura Brown
  Meryl Streep # Clarissa Vaughn
2004
(54th)
  Catalina Sandino Moreno # María Álvarez Maria Full of Grace María, llena eres de gracia [44]
  Charlize Theron # Aileen Wuornos Monster
2005
(55th)
  Julia Jentsch Sophie Scholl Sophie Scholl – The Final Days Sophie Scholl — Die letzten Tage [45]
2006
(56th)
  Sandra Hüller Michaela Klingler Requiem [46]
2007
(57th)
  Nina Hoss Yella Fichte Yella [47]
2008
(58th)
  Sally Hawkins Pauline "Poppy" Cross Happy-Go-Lucky [48]
2009
(59th)
  Birgit Minichmayr Gitti Everyone Else Alle Anderen [49]
2010s
2010
(60th)
  Shinobu Terajima Shigeko Kurokawa Caterpillar キャタピラー [50]
2011
(61st)
  Leila Hatami [B] Simin A Separation جدایی نادر از سیمین [51]
  Sareh Bayat [B] Razieh
  Sarina Farhadi [B] Termeh
  Kimia Hosseini [B] Somayeh
2012
(62nd)
  Rachel Mwanza Komona War Witch Rebelle [52]
2013
(63rd)
  Paulina García Gloria Cumplido Gloria [53]
2014
(64th)
  Haru Kuroki Taki Nunomiya The Little House 小さいおうち [54]
2015
(65th)
  Charlotte Rampling Kate Mercer 45 Years [55]
2016
(66th)
  Trine Dyrholm Anna The Commune Kollektivet [56]
2017
(67th)
  Kim Min-hee Young-hee On the Beach at Night Alone 밤의 해변에서 혼자 [57]
2018
(68th)
  Ana Brun Chela The Heiresses Las herederas [58]
2019
(69th)
  Yong Mei Wang Liyun So Long, My Son 地久天长 [59]
2020s
2020
(70th)
  Paula Beer Undine Wibeau Undine [60]

Multiple winnersEdit

The following received two Best Actress awards:

Wins Actress Nationality
2 Shirley MacLaine   United States

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

A^ : Performer to receive a single award which honor the outstanding work in multiple different films in the same official competition slate.
B^ : The entire male and female cast of A Separation (جدایی نادر از سیمین) was recipient of this award.

ReferencesEdit

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