Who Won the Golden Globe for Actress in a Motion Picture Drama?

From Gloria Swanson ("Sunset Boulevard") in 1950 to Brie Larson ("Room") in 2016, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has recognized great performances by leading actresses in dramatic roles throughout the years.

Multiple winners of Golden Globes for actress in a motion picture drama have included Jodie Foster, Maryl Streep, Jane Fonda, and Geraldine Page.

2017 TBA (TBA)  
Other Nominees: Amy Adams (Arrival); Jessica Chastain (Miss Sloane); Isabelle Huppert (Elle); Ruth Negga (Loving); Natalie Portman (Jackie)
2016 Brie Larson ("Room")  
Other Nominees: Cate Blanchett (Carol); Rooney Mara (Carol); Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn); Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl)
2015 Julianne Moore ("Still Alice")  
Other Nominees: Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl); Reese Witherspoon (Wild); Felicity Jones (The Theory Of Everything); Jennifer Aniston (Cake)
2014 Cate Blanchett ("Blue Jasmine")  
Other Nominees: Sandra Bullock (Gravity); Judi Dench (Philomena); Emma Thompson (Saving Mr Banks); Kate Winslet (Labor Day)
2013 Jessica Chastain ("Zero Dark Thirty")  
Other Nominees: Marion Cotillard (Rust And Bone); Helen Mirren (Hitchcock); Naomi Watts (The Impossible); Rachel Weisz (The Deep Blue Sea)
2012 Meryl Streep ("Iron Lady")  
Other Nominees: Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs); Viola Davis (The Help); Rooney Mara (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo); Tilda Swinton (We Need To Talk About Kevin)
2011 Natalie Portman ("Black Swan")  
Other Nominees: Halle Berry (Frankie And Alice); Nicole Kidman (Rabbit Hole); Jennifer Lawrence (Winter's Bone); Michelle Williams (Blue Valentine)
2010 Sandra Bullock ("The Blind Side")  
Other Nominees: Emily Blunt (The Young Victoria); Helen Mirren (The Last Station); Carey Mulligan (An Education); Gabourey Sidibe (Precious)
2009 Kate Winslet ("Revolutionary Road")  
Other Nominees: Anne Hathaway (Rachel Getting Married); Angelina Jolie (Changeling); Meryl Streep (Doubt); Kristin Scott Thomas (I've Loved You So Long)
2008 Julie Christie ("Away From Her")  
Other Nominees: Cate Blanchett (Elizabeth: The Golden Age); Jodie Foster (The Brave One); Angelina Jolie (A Mighty Heart); Keira Knightley (Atonement)
2007 Helen Mirren ("The Queen")  
Other Nominees: Penelope Cruz (Volver); Judi Dench (Notes On A Scandal); Maggie Gyllenhaal (Sherrybaby); Kate Winslet (Little Children)
2006 Felicity Huffman ("Transamerica")  
Other Nominees: Maria Bello (A History of Violence); Gwyneth Paltrow (Proof); Charlize Theron (North Country); Ziyi Zhang (Memoirs of a Geisha)
2005 Hilary Swank ("Million Dollar Baby")  
Other Nominees: Scarlett Johansson (A Love Song for Bobby Long); Nicole Kidman (Birth); Imelda Staunton (Vera Drake); Uma Thurman (Kill Bill Vol 2)
2004 Charlize Theron ("Monster")  
Other Nominees: Cate Blanchett (Veronica Guerin); Scarlett Johansson (Girl With a Pearl Earring); Nicole Kidman (Cold Mountain); Uma Thurman (Kill Bill Vol 1); Evan Rachel Wood (Thirteen)
2003 Nicole Kidman ("The Hours")  
Other Nominees: Salma Hayek (Frida); Diane Lane (Unfaithful); Julianne Moore (Far From Heaven); Meryl Streep (The Hours)
2002 Sissy Spacek ("In the Bedroom")  
Other Nominees: Halle Berry (Monster's Ball); Judi Dench (Iris); Nicole Kidman (The Others); Tilda Swinton (The Deep End)
2001 Julia Roberts ("Erin Brockovich")  
Other Nominees: Joan Allen (The Contender); Bjork (Dancer In the Dark); Ellen Burstyn (Requiem For A Dream); Laura Linney (You Can Count On Me)
2000 Hilary Swank ("Boys Don't Cry")  
Other Nominees: Annette Bening (American Beauty); Julianne Moore (The End Of the Affair); Meryl Streep (Music of the Heart); Sigourney Weaver (A Map of the World)
1999 Cate Blanchett ("Elizabeth")  
Other Nominees: Fernanda Montenegro (Central Station); Susan Sarandon (Stepmom); Meryl Streep (One True Thing); Emily Watson (Hilary and Jackie)
1998 Judi Dench ("Mrs Brown")  
Other Nominees: Helena Bonham Carter (The Wings of the Dove); Jodie Foster (Contact); Jessica Lange (A Thousand Acres); Kate Winslet (Titanic)
1997 Brenda Blethyn ("Secrets and Lies")  
Other Nominees: Courtney Love (The People vs Larry Flynt); Kristin Scott Thomas (The English Patient); Meryl Streep (Marvin's Room); Emily Watson (Breaking the Waves)
1996 Sharon Stone ("Casino")  
Other Nominees: Susan Sarandon (Dead Man Walking); Elisabeth Shue (Leaving Las Vegas); Meryl Streep (The Bridges of Madison County);Emma Thompson (Sense and Sensibility)
1995 Jessica Lange ("Blue Sky")  
Other Nominees: Jodie Foster (Nell); Jennifer Jason Leigh (Mrs Parker and the Vicious Circle); Miranda Richardson (Tom and Viv); Meryl Streep (The River Wild)
1994 Holly Hunter ("The Piano")  
Other Nominees: Juliette Binoche (Blue); Michelle Pfeiffer (The Age of Innocence); Emma Thompson (The Remains of the Day); Debra Winger (A Dangerous Woman)
1993 Emma Thompson ("Howards End")  
Other Nominees: Mary McDonnell (Passion Fish); Michelle Pfeiffer (Love Field); Susan Sarandon (Lorenzo's Oil); Sharon Stone (Basic Instinct)
1992 Jodie Foster ("The Silence Of The Lambs")  
Other Nominees: Annette Bening (Bugsy); Geena Davis (Thelma and Lousie); Laura Dern (Rambling Rose); Susa Sarandon (Thelma and Louise)
1991 Kathy Bates ("Misery")  
Other Nominees: Anjelica Huston (The Grifters); Michelle Pfeiffer (The Russia House); Susan Sarandon (White Palace); Joanne Woodward (Mr and Mrs Bridge)
1990 Michelle Pfeiffer ("The Fabulous Baker Boys")  
Other Nominees: Sally Field (Steel Magnolias); Jessica Lange (The Music Box); Andie MacDowell (Sex Lies and Videotape); Liv Ullmann (The Rose Garden)
1989 Jodie Foster ("The Accused")  
Other Nominees: Christine Lahti (Running On Empty); Meryl Streep (A Cry In the Dark)
1989 Shirley MacLaine ("Madame Sousatzka")  
Other Nominees: Christine Lahti (Running On Empty); Meryl Streep (A Cry In the Dark)
1989 Sigourney Weaver ("Gorillas In the Mist")  
Other Nominees: Christine Lahti (Running On Empty); Meryl Streep (A Cry In the Dark)
1988 Sally Kirkland ("Anna")  
Other Nominees: Glenn Close (Fatal Attraction); Faye Dunaway (Barfly); Rachel Levin (Gaby: A True Story); Barbra Streisand (Nuts)
1987 Marlee Matlin ("Children Of A Lesser God")  
Other Nominees: Julie Andrews (Duet For One); Anne Bancroft ('Night Mother); Farrah Fawcett (Extremities); Sigourney Weaver (Aliens)
1986 Whoopi Goldberg ("The Color Purple")  
Other Nominees: Anne Bancroft (Agnes of God); Cher (Mask); Geraldine Page (The Trip To Bountiful); Meryl Streep (Out of Africa)
1985 Sally Field ("Places In the Heart")  
Other Nominees: Diane Keaton (Mrs Soffel); Jessica Lange (Country); Venessa Redgrave (The Bostonians); Sissy Spacek (The River)
1984 Shirley MacLaine ("Terms Of Endearment")  
Other Nominees: Jane Alexander (Testament); Bonnie Bedelia (Heart Like A Wheel); Meryl Streep (Silkwood); Debra Winger (Terms of Endearment)
1983 Meryl Streep ("Sophie's Choice")  
Other Nominees: Diane Keaton (Shoot the Moon); Jessica Lange (Frances); Sissy Spacek (Missing); Debra Winger (An Officer and a Gentleman)
1982 Meryl Streep ("The French Lieutenant's Woman")  
Other Nominees: Sally Field (Absence of Malice); Katharine Hepburn (On Golden Pond); Diane Keaton (Reds); Sissy Spacek (Ragedy Man)
1981 Mary Tyler Moore ("Ordinary People")  
Other Nominees: Ellen Burstyn (Resurrection); Nastassja Kinski (Tess); Deborah Raffin (Touched By Love); Gena Rowlands (Gloria)
1980 Sally Field ("Norma Rae")  
Other Nominees: Jill Clayburgh (Luna); Lisa Eichhorn (Yanks); Jane Fonda (The China Syndrome); Marsha Mason (Promises In the Dark)
1979 Jane Fonda ("Coming Home")  
Other Nominees: Ingrid Bergman (Autumn Sonata); Jill Clayburgh (An Unmarried Woman); Glenda Jackson (Stevie); Geraldine Page (Interiors)
1978 Jane Fonda ("Julia")  
Other Nominees: Anne Bancroft (The Turning Point); Diane Keaton (Looking For Mr Goodbar); Kathleen Quinlan (I Never Promised You A Rose Garden); Gena Rowlands (Opening Night)
1977 Faye Dunaway ("Network")  
Other Nominees: Glenda Jackson (The Incredible Sarah); Sylvia Miles (The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With the Sea); Talia Shire (Rocky); Liv Ullmann (Face To Face)
1976 Louise Fletcher ("One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest")  
Other Nominees: Karen Black (The Day Of the Locust); Faye Dunaway (Three Days Of the Condor); Marilyn Hassett (The Other Side of the Mountain); Glenda Jackson (Hedda)
1975 Gena Rowlands ("A Woman Under The Influence")  
Other Nominees: Ellen Burstyn (Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore); Faye Dunaway (Chinatown); Valerie Perrine (Lenny); Liv Ullmann (Scenes From A Marriage)
1974 Marsha Mason ("Cinderella Liberty")  
Other Nominees: Ellen Burstyn (The Exorcist); Barbra Streisand (The Way We Were); Elizabeth Taylor (Ash Wednesday); Joanne Woodward (Summer Wishes Winter Dreams)
1973 Liv Ullmann ("The Emigrants")  
Other Nominees: Diana Ross (Lady Sings the Blues); Cicely Tyson (Sounder); Trish Van Devere (One Is A Lonely Number); Tuesday Weld (Play It As It Lays); Joanne Woodward (The Effects of Gamma Rays on Man in the Moon Marigolds)
1972 Jane Fonda ("Klute")  
Other Nominees: Dyan Cannon (Such Good Friends); Glenda Jackson (Mary Queen of Scots); Vanessa Redgrave (May Queen of Scots); Jessica Walter (Play Misty For Me)
1971 Ali MacGraw ("Love Story")  
Other Nominees: Faye Dunaway (Puzzle of a Downfall Child); Glenda Jackson (Women In Love); Melina Mercouri (Promise at Dawn); Sarah Miles (Ryan's Daughter)
1970 Genevieve Bujold ("Anne Of The Thousand Days")  
Other Nominees: Jane Fonda (They Shoot Horses Don't They?); Liza Minnelli (The Sterile Cuckoo); Jean Simmons (The Happy Ending); Maggie Smith (The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie)
1969 Joanne Woodward ("Rachel Rachel")  
Other Nominees: Mia Farrow (Rosemary's Baby); Katharine Hepburn (The Lion In Winter); Vanessa Redgrave (Isadora); Beryl Reid (The Killing of Sister George)
1968 Edith Evans ("The Whisperers")  
Other Nominees: Faye Dunaway (Bonnie and Clyde); Audrey Hepburn (Wait Until Dark); Katharine Hepburn (Guess Who's Coming To Dinner); Anne Heywood (The Fox)
1967 Anouk Aimee ("A Man And A Woman")  
Other Nominees: Ida Kaminska (The Shop on Main Street); Virginia McKenna (Born Free); Elizabeth Taylor (Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?); Natalie Wood (This Property is Condemned)
1966 Samantha Eggar ("The Collector")  
Other Nominees: Julie Christie (Darling); Elizabeth Hartman (A Patch of Blue); Simone Signoret (Ship Of Fools); Maggie Smith (Othello)
1965 Anne Bancroft ("The Pumpkin Eater")  
Other Nominees: Ava Gardner (The Night of the Iguana); Rita Hayworth (Circus World); Geraldine Page (Toys In the Attic); Jean Seberg (Lilith)
1964 Leslie Caron ("The L-Shaped Room")  
Other Nominees: Polly Bergen (The Caretakers); Geraldine Page (Toys In the Attic); Rachel Roberts (This Sporting Life); Romy Schneider (The Cardinal); Alida Valli (The Paper Man); Marina Vlady (The Conjugal Bed); Natalie Wood (Love With the Proper Stranger)
1963 Geraldine Page ("Sweet Bird of Youth")  
Other Nominees: Anne Bancroft (The Miracle Worker); Bette Davis (What Ever Happened To Baby Jane?); Katharine Hepburn (Long Day's Journey Into Night); Glynis Johns (The Chapman Report); Melina Mercouri (Phaedra); Lee Remick (Days of Wine and Roses); Susan Strasberg (Adventures of a Young Man)
1962 Geraldine Page ("Summer and Smoke")  
Other Nominees: Leslie Caron (Fanny); Shirley MacLaine (The Children's Hour); Claudia McNeil (A Raisin In the Sun); Natalie Wood (Splendor In the Grass)
1961 Greer Garson ("Sunrise at Campobello")  
Other Nominees: Doris Day (Midnight Lace); Nancy Kwan (The World of Suzie Wong); Jean Simmons (Elmer Gantry); Elizabeth Taylor (Butterfield 8)
1960 Elizabeth Taylor ("Suddenly Last Summer")  
Other Nominees: Audrey Hepburn (The Nun's Story); Katharine Hepburn (Suddenly Last Summer); Lee Remick (Anatomy of a Murder); Simone Signoret (Room at the Top)
1959 Susan Hayward ("I Want To Live!")  
Other Nominees: Ingrid Bergman (The Inn of the Sixth Happiness); Deborah Kerr (Separate Tables); Shirley MacLaine (Some Came Running); Jean Simmons (Home Before Dark)
1958 Joanne Woodward ("The Three Faces of Eve")  
Other Nominees: Marlene Dietrich (Witness For the Prosecution); Deborah Kerr (Heaven Knows Mr Allison); Anna Magnani (Wild Is the Wind); Eva Marie Saint (A Hatful of Rain)
1957 Ingrid Bergman ("Anastasia")  
Other Nominees: Carroll Baker (Baby Doll); Helen Hayes (Anastasia); Audrey Hepburn (War and Peace); Katharine Hepburn (The Rainmaker)
1956 Anna Magnani ("The Rose Tattoo")  
1955 Grace Kelly ("The Country Girl")  
1954 Audrey Hepburn ("Roman Holiday")  
1953 Shirley Booth ("Come Back Little Sheba")  
Other Nominees: Joan Crawford (Sudden Fear); Olivia de Havilland (My Cousin Rachel)
1952 Jane Wyman ("The Blue Veil")  
Other Nominees: Vivien Leigh (A Streetcar Named Desire); Shelley Winters (A Place In the Sun)
1951 Gloria Swanson ("Sunset Boulevard")  
Other Nominees: Bette Davis (All About Eve); Judy Holliday (Born Yesterday)