Houston Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress

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Houston Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress
The 2023 recipient: Emma Stone
Awarded forBest Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
CountryUnited States
Presented byHouston Film Critics Society
First awardedAmy Ryan
Gone Baby Gone (2007)
Currently held byEmma Stone
Poor Things (2023)
Websitehoustonfilmcritics.org

The Houston Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress is an annual award given by the Houston Film Critics Society.

Winners[edit]

2000s

Year Winner and nominees Film Role
2007 Julie Christie Away from Her Fiona Anderson
Amy Adams Enchanted Giselle
Marion Cotillard La Vie en rose Édith Piaf
Angelina Jolie A Mighty Heart Mariane Pearl
Laura Linney The Savages Wendy Savage
Elliot Page Juno Juno MacGuff
2008 Anne Hathaway Rachel Getting Married Kym Buchman
Cate Blanchett The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Daisy Fuller
Angelina Jolie Changeling Christine Collins
Melissa Leo Frozen River Ray Eddy
Meryl Streep Doubt Sister Aloysius Beauvier
Kate Winslet Revolutionary Road April Wheeler
2009 Carey Mulligan An Education Jenny Mellor
Sandra Bullock The Blind Side Leigh Anne Tuohy
Abbie Cornish Bright Star Fanny Brawne
Saoirse Ronan The Lovely Bones Susie Salmon
Gabourey Sidibe Precious Claireece "Precious" Jones
Meryl Streep Julie and Julia Julia Child

2010s[edit]

Year Winner and nominees Film Role
2010 Natalie Portman Black Swan Nina Sayers
Annette Bening The Kids Are All Right Dr. Nicole "Nic" Allgood
Nicole Kidman Rabbit Hole Becca Corbett
Jennifer Lawrence Winter's Bone Ree Dolly
Noomi Rapace The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Lisbeth Salander
2011 Tilda Swinton We Need to Talk About Kevin Eva Khatchadourian
Viola Davis The Help Aibileen Clark
Elizabeth Olsen Martha Marcy May Marlene Martha / Marcy May / "Marlene Lewis"
Meryl Streep The Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher
Michelle Williams My Week with Marilyn Marilyn Monroe
2012 Jennifer Lawrence Silver Linings Playbook Tiffany Maxwell
Jessica Chastain Zero Dark Thirty Maya
Emmanuelle Riva Amour Anne Laurent
Quvenzhané Wallis Beasts of the Southern Wild Hushpuppy
Naomi Watts The Impossible Maria Bennett
2013 Sandra Bullock Gravity Dr. Ryan Stone
Judi Dench Philomena Philomena Lee
Brie Larson Short Term 12 Grace Howard
Meryl Streep August: Osage County Violet Weston
Emma Thompson Saving Mr. Banks Pamela "P. L." Travers
2014 Julianne Moore Still Alice Dr. Alice Daly-Howland
Marion Cotillard Two Days, One Night Sandra Bya
Essie Davis The Babadook Amelia Vanek
Felicity Jones The Theory of Everything Jane Hawking
Reese Witherspoon Wild Cheryl Strayed
2015 Brie Larson Room Joy "Ma" Newsome
Cate Blanchett Carol Carol Aird
Emily Blunt Sicario Kate Macer
Saoirse Ronan Brooklyn Eilis Lacey
Charlize Theron Mad Max: Fury Road Imperator Furiosa
2016 Natalie Portman Jackie Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
Amy Adams Arrival Dr. Louise Banks
Rebecca Hall Christine Christine Chubbuck
Isabelle Huppert Elle Michèle Leblanc
Emma Stone La La Land Mia Dolan
2017 Sally Hawkins The Shape of Water Elisa Esposito
Frances McDormand Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Mildred Hayes
Brooklynn Prince The Florida Project Moonee
Margot Robbie I, Tonya Tonya Harding
Saoirse Ronan Lady Bird Christine "Lady Bird" McPherson
2018 Toni Collette Hereditary Annie Graham
Glenn Close The Wife Joan Castleman
Olivia Colman The Favourite Queen Anne
Lady Gaga A Star Is Born Ally Maine
Melissa McCarthy Can You Ever Forgive Me? Lee Israel
2019 Renée Zellweger Judy Judy Garland
Awkwafina The Farewell Billi Wang
Scarlett Johansson Marriage Story Nicole Barber
Lupita Nyong'o Us Adelaide Wilson / Red
Saoirse Ronan Little Women Jo March
Charlize Theron Bombshell Megyn Kelly

2020s[edit]

Year Winner and nominees Film Role
2020 Carey Mulligan Promising Young Woman Cassandra "Cassie" Thomas
Viola Davis Ma Rainey's Black Bottom Ma Rainey
Sidney Flanigan Never Rarely Sometimes Always Autumn
Vanessa Kirby Pieces of a Woman Martha
Frances McDormand Nomadland Fern
2021 Jessica Chastain The Eyes of Tammy Faye Tammy Faye Bakker
Olivia Colman The Lost Daughter Leda Caruso
Penelope Cruz Parallel Mothers Janis Martinez
Alana Haim Licorice Pizza Alana Kane
Emilia Jones CODA Ruby Rossi
Kristen Stewart Spencer Diana, Princess of Wales
2022 Cate Blanchett Tár Lydia Tár
Viola Davis The Woman King General Nanisca
Danielle Deadwyler Till Mamie Till
Emma Thompson Good Luck to You, Leo Grande Nancy Stokes / Susan Robinson
Michelle Yeoh Everything Everywhere All at Once Evelyn Wang
2023 Emma Stone Poor Things Bella Baxter
Fantasia Barrino The Color Purple Celie Harris-Johnson
Lily Gladstone Killers of the Flower Moon Mollie Kyle
Greta Lee Past Lives Nora Moon
Margot Robbie Barbie Barbie

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