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Best Motion Picture - Drama
Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Best Director - Motion Picture
Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama
Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama
Best Actress - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture
Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture
Best Screenplay
Best Original Score
Best Original Song
Best Foreign Language Film
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Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama

The Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture - Drama was first awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association as a separate category in 1951. Previously, there was a single award for "Best Actress in a Motion Picture" but the splitting allowed for recognition of it and the Best Actress - Musical or Comedy. The formal title has varied since its inception and as of 2005 is officially called: "Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture-Drama".

Year Winnner
1944 Jennifer Jones, The Song of Bernadette
1945 Ingrid Bergman, Gaslight
1946 Ingrid Bergman, The Bells of St. Mary's
1947 Rosalind Russell, Sister Kenny
1948 Rosalind Russell, Mourning Becomes Electra
1949 Jane Wyman, Johnny Belinda
1950 Olivia de Havilland, The Heiress
1951 Gloria Swanson, Sunset Boulevard
1952 Jane Wyman, The Blue Veil
1953 Shirley Booth, Come Back, Little Sheba
1954 Audrey Hepburn, Roman Holiday
1955 Grace Kelly, The Country Girl
1956 Anna Magnani, The Rose Tattoo
1957 Ingrid Bergman, Anastasia
1958 Joanne Woodward, The Three Faces of Eve
1959 Susan Hayward, I Want to Live!
1960 Elizabeth Taylor, Suddenly, Last Summer
1961 Greer Garson, Sunrise at Campobello
1962 Geraldine Page, Summer and Smoke
1963 Geraldine Page, Sweet Bird of Youth
1964 Leslie Caron, The L-Shaped Room
1965 Anne Bancroft, The Pumpkin Eater
1966 Samantha Eggar, The Collector
1967 Anouk Aimée, A Man and a Woman
1968 Edith Evans, The Whisperers
1969 Joanne Woodward, Rachel, Rachel
1970 Geneviève Bujold, Anne of the Thousand Days
1971 Ali MacGraw, Love Story
1972 Jane Fonda, Klute
1973 Liv Ullmann, The Emigrants
1974 Marsha Mason, Cinderella Liberty
1975 Gena Rowlands, A Woman Under the Influence
1976 Louise Fletcher, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
1977 Faye Dunaway, Network
1978 Jane Fonda, Julia
1979 Jane Fonda, Coming Home
1980 Sally Field, Norma Rae
1981 Mary Tyler Moore, Ordinary People
1982 Meryl Streep, The French Lieutenant's Woman
1983 Meryl Streep, Sophie's Choice
1984 Shirley MacLaine, Terms of Endearment
1985 Sally Field, Places in the Heart
1986 Whoopi Goldberg, The Color Purple
1987 Marlee Matlin, Children of a Lesser God
1988 Sally Kirkland, Anna
1989 Jodie Foster, The Accused; Shirley MacLaine, Madame Sousatzka; Sigourney Weaver, Gorillas in the Mist
1990 Michelle Pfeiffer, The Fabulous Baker Boys
1991 Kathy Bates, Misery
1992 Jodie Foster, The Silence of the Lambs
1993 Emma Thompson, Howards End
1994 Holly Hunter, The Piano
1995 Jessica Lange, Blue Sky
1996 Sharon Stone, Casino
1997 Brenda Blethyn, Secrets and Lies
1998 Judi Dench, Mrs. Brown
1999 Cate Blanchett, Elizabeth
2000 Hilary Swank, Boys Don't Cry
2001 Julia Roberts, Erin Brockovich
2002 Sissy Spacek, In the Bedroom
2003 Nicole Kidman, The Hours
2004 Charlize Theron, Monster
2005 Hilary Swank, Million Dollar Baby
2006 Felicity Huffman, Transamerica
2007 Helen Mirren , The Queen
2008 Julie Christie, Away from Her
2009 Kate Winslet, Revolutionary Road