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Oscars' best actresses of all time

By Lisa Respers France, CNN
updated 3:10 PM EST, Fri February 28, 2014
Cate Blanchett reacts Sunday, March 2, after winning the best actress Oscar for her role in the film "Blue Jasmine." The first Academy Awards ceremony was held in Los Angeles in May 1929, honoring films and performances from 1927 and 1928. Here is a look back at the best actress winners before Blanchett, listed by the year in which they received their Oscar. Cate Blanchett reacts Sunday, March 2, after winning the best actress Oscar for her role in the film "Blue Jasmine." The first Academy Awards ceremony was held in Los Angeles in May 1929, honoring films and performances from 1927 and 1928. Here is a look back at the best actress winners before Blanchett, listed by the year in which they received their Oscar.
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A history of Oscar-winning best actresses
Janet Gaynor (1929)
Mary Pickford (April 1930)
Norma Shearer (October 1930)
Marie Dressler (1931)
Helen Hayes (1932)
Katharine Hepburn (1934)
Claudette Colbert (1935)
Bette Davis (1936)
Luise Rainer (1937)
Luise Rainer (1938)
Bette Davis (1939)
Vivien Leigh (1940)
Ginger Rogers (1941)
Joan Fontaine (1942)
Greer Garson (1943)
Jennifer Jones (1944)
Ingrid Bergman (1945)
Joan Crawford (1946)
Olivia de Havilland (1947)
Loretta Young (1948)
Jane Wyman (1949)
Olivia de Havilland (1950)
Judy Holliday (1951)
Vivien Leigh (1952)
Shirley Booth (1953)
Audrey Hepburn (1954)
Grace Kelly (1955)
Anna Magnani (1956)
Ingrid Bergman (1957)
Joanne Woodward (1958)
Susan Hayward (1959)
Simone Signoret (1960)
Elizabeth Taylor (1961)
Sophia Loren (1962)
Anne Bancroft (1963)
Patricia Neal (1964)
Julie Andrews (1965)
Julie Christie (1966)
Elizabeth Taylor (1967)
Katharine Hepburn (1968)
Barbra Streisand (1969)
Katharine Hepburn (1969)
Maggie Smith (1970)
Glenda Jackson (1971)
Jane Fonda (1972)
Liza Minnelli (1973)
Glenda Jackson (1974)
Ellen Burstyn (1975)
Louise Fletcher (1976)
Faye Dunaway (1977)
Diane Keaton (1978)
Jane Fonda (1979)
Sally Field (1980)
Sissy Spacek (1981)
Katharine Hepburn (1982)
Meryl Streep (1983)
Shirley MacLaine (1984)
Sally Field (1985)
Geraldine Page (1986)
Marlee Matlin (1987)
Cher (1988)
Jodie Foster (1989)
Jessica Tandy (1990)
Kathy Bates (1991)
Jodie Foster (1992)
Emma Thompson (1993)
Holly Hunter (1994)
Jessica Lange (1995)
Susan Sarandon (1996)
Frances McDormand (1997)
Helen Hunt (1998)
Gwyneth Paltrow (1999)
Hilary Swank (2000)
Julia Roberts (2001)
Halle Berry (2002)
Nicole Kidman (2003)
Charlize Theron (2004)
Hilary Swank (2005)
Reese Witherspoon (2006)
Helen Mirren (2007)
Marion Cotillard (2008)
Kate Winslet (2009)
Sandra Bullock (2010)
Natalie Portman (2011)
Meryl Streep (2012)
Jennifer Lawrence (2013)
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Watch CNN Films' "And the Oscar Goes To ..." on Saturday, March 1, at 9 p.m. ET. Piers Morgan will host "Hollywood's Biggest Night" live from the Oscars on March 2 at 6 p.m. ET.

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