Silver Shell for Best Actress

The Silver Shell for Best Actress (Spanish: Concha de Plata a la Mejor Interpretacion Femenina; Basque: Aktore onenaren Zilarrezko Maskorra) was one of the main awards presented at the San Sebastián International Film Festival to the Best Actress of a competing film.[1] The last of this award was given out in 2020, after which it was replaced with a gender-neutral Silver Shell for Best Leading Performance and Silver Shell for Best Supporting Performance the following year.[2]

Award winnersEdit

Year Film Actress Notes Ref
1953 There's a Road on the Right (dir. Francisco Rovira Beleta) Julita Martínez
1954 La patrulla (dir. Pedro Lazaga) Marisa de Leza [3]
1956 The Railroad Man (dir. Pietro Germi) Luisa Della Noce [4]
1957 Nights of Cabiria (dir. Federico Fellini) Giulietta Masina [5]
1958 March's Child (dir. Antonio Pietrangeli) Jacqueline Sassard [6]
1959 The Nun's Story (dir. Fred Zinneman) Audrey Hepburn [7]
1960 The Fugitive Kind (dir. Sidney Lumet) Joanne Woodward [8]
1961 One-Eyed Jacks (dir. Marlon Brando) Pina Pellicer [9]
1962 The Miracle Worker (dir. Arthur Penn) Anne Bancroft [10]
1963 Days of Wine and Roses (dir. Blake Edwards) Lee Remick [11]
1964 The Night of the Iguana (dir. John Huston) Ava Gardner [12]
1965 Operation Crossbow (dir. Michael Anderson) Lilli Palmer [13]
1966 Arm in Arm Down the Street (dir. Enrique Carreras) Evangelina Salazar
1967 A Love Story (dir. Jorge Grau) Serena Vergano [14]
1968 The Girl With the Pistol Monica Vitti
1969 L'amante di Gramigna (dir. Carlo Lizzani) Stefania Sandrelli ex-aequo (tie)
Zhuravusha Ludmila Tchoursina
1970 Le Boucher dir. Claude Chabrol Stéphane Audran [15]
1971 Crónica de una Señora (dir. Raúl de la Torre) Graciela Borges [16]
1972 Follow Me! (dir. Carol Reed) Mia Farrow [17]
1973 A Touch of Class (dir. Melvin Frank) Glenda Jackson ex-aequo [18]
La bonne année (dir. Claude LeLouch) Françoise Fabian
1974 The Voyage (dir. Vittorio De Sica) Sophia Loren [19]
1975 A Woman Under the Influence (dir. John Cassavetes) Gena Rowlands [20]
1976 Caddie (dir. Donald Crombie) Helen Morse [21]
1977 The Girl's War (dir. Bernhard Sinkel) Katherine Hunter
1978 A Wedding (dir. Robert Altman) Carol Burnett [22]
1979 Il piccolo Archimede (dir. Gianni Amelio) Laura Betti [23]
1985 Extramuros (dir. Miguel Picazo) Mercedes Sampietro [24]
1986 Half of Heaven (dir. Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón) Angela Molina
1987 El Lute (Run for Your Life) (dir. Vicente Aranda) Victoria Abril [25]
1988 The Girlfriend (dir. Jeanine Meerapfel) Cipe Lincovski ex-aequo [26]
Liv Ullmann
1989 Eversmile, New Jersey (dir. Carlos Sorin) Mirjana Jokovic [27]
1990 The Week of the Sphinx (dir. Daniele Luchetti) Margherita Buy [28]
1991 Waiting (dir. Jackie McKimmie) Deborra-Lee Furness ex-aequo
Noni Hazlehurst
Helen Jones
Fiona Press
1992 Zwolnieni z zycia (dir. Waldemar Krzystek) Krystyna Janda [29]
1993 Sara (dir. Dariush Mehrjui) Niki Karimi [30]
1994 Red Firecracker, Green Firecracker Ning Jing [31]
1995 Nobody Will Speak of Us When We're Dead Victoria Abril [25][32]
1996 Autumn Sun (dir. Eduardo Mignogna) Norma Aleandro [16]
1997 Afterglow (dir. Alan Rudolph) Julie Christie [33]
1998 Late August, Early September (dir. Olivier Assayas) Jeanne Balibar [34]
1999 Volavérunt (dir. Bigas Luna, Spain/France) Aitana Sánchez-Gijón [35]
2000 La Comunidad (dir. Álex de la Iglesia) Carmen Maura [36]
2001 Mad Love (dir. Vicente Aranda) Pilar López de Ayala [37]
2002 Common Ground (dir. Adolfo Aristarain) Mercedes Sampietro [38]
2003 Take My Eyes (dir. Icíar Bollaín) Laia Marull [39]
2004 Brødre (dir. Susanne Bier) Connie Nielsen [40]
2005 Something Like Happiness (Bohdan Sláma) Ana Geislerová [41]
2006 Mon fils à moi (dir. Martial Fougeron) Nathalie Baye [42]
2007 Seven Billiard Tables (dir. Gracia Querejeta) Blanca Portillo [43]
2008 Frozen River (dir. Courtney Hunt) Melissa Leo ex-aequo [44]
Pandora's Box (dir. Yeşim Ustaoğlu) Tsilla Chelton
2009 Yo también (dir. Alvaro Pastor and Antonio Naharro) Lola Duenas [45]
2010 Black Bread (dir. Agustí Villaronga) Nora Navas [46]
2011 The Sleeping Voice (dir. Benito Zambrano) María León [47]
2012 Blancanieves (dir. Pablo Berger) Macarena Garcia ex-aequo [48]
Foxfire: Confessions of a Girl Gang (dir. Laurent Cantet) Katie Coseni
2013 La Herida/Wounded (dir. Fernando Franco) Marian Álvarez [49]
2014 Silent Heart (dir. Billie August) Paprika Steen [50]
2015 El Rey De La Habana (dir. Agustí Villaronga) Yordanka Ariosa [51]
2016 I Am Not Madam Bovary (dir. Feng Xiaogang) Fan Bingbing [52]
2017 Alanis (dir. Anahí Berneri) Sofia Gala Castiglione [53]
2018 Blind Spot (dir. Tuva Nuvotny) PiaTjelta [26]
2019[54] A Thief's Daughter (dir. Belén Funes) Greta Fernández ex-aequo [55]
The Audition (dir. Ina Weisse) Nina Hoss
2020 Beginning (dir. Déa Kulumbegashvili) Ia Sukhitashvili [56]

See alsoEdit

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