Oscars 2017: And the Academy Award nominations go to... No 'thank you'?  Since its inception, the award has been given to 77 actresses. Norma Shearer was the third woman to take home the Oscar for best actress. It is given in honor of an actress who has delivered an outstanding performance in a leading role while working within the film industry. Due to her schedule, she couldn't make the ceremony. Her film career also includes ... Jo Van Fleet was born on December 29, 1915 in Oakland, California. The family moved to the United States when she was three. Jessica Tandy wore a two-piece Armani set for the big night, pairing it with a set of dramatic statement earrings. In 1975 Jodie was offered the role of prostitute Iris Steensma in the movie Taxi Driver (1976). For her role as widowed courtesan Madame Hortense in "Zorba the Greek" (1964), Kedrova won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. In 1959, Susan Hayward took home the Oscar in another dark dress. She then moved to Los Angeles where she enrolled in a secretarial school.  One actress has been nominated posthumously, Jeanne Eagels. In that span of time, she enjoyed an amazing film renaissance at age 80, something unheard of in a town that worships youth and nubile beauty. Frances Louise McDormand was born on June 23, 1957 in Gibson City, Illinois. Emma Stone's gold gown had a touch of flapper style. See the list of 2020 Oscar Winners including best picture, best actor, best actress and more. Sally Field paired this effortless black dress by Holly Harp with a white necklace that looked like a ribbon or shoelace. Oscars try to put an end to long acceptance speeches. Ingrid Bergman's demure look at the awards ceremony in 1945 was a departure from the more ornate gowns of Oscars past. In 1944 Louis B. Mayer saw her on Broadway and gave her an MGM contract under the name Gloria Grahame. The turtleneck dress came complete with big shoulder pads that were even further accentuated by beading throughout. Nicole Kidman took home the Oscar for her work in "The Hours" and wore a simple Jean Paul Gaultier gown with asymmetrical straps. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Barbra Streisand chose between two very different outfits for the 1969 Oscars and ultimately went with a sheer, sequined pantsuit with a Peter Pan collar. For the big night she chose a jumpsuit with metallic threads woven throughout the sleeves and pants to create the illusion of stripes. At 14, she was a short-order cook at a ... Actress | She got a job at a shoe ... Mary Pickford was born Gladys Louise Smith in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to Elsie Charlotte (Hennessy) and John Charles Smith. Poll Suggestion: Who should be the next James Bond? Davis certainly made a splash in this Orry-Kelly patterned dress with dramatic lapels. Streep wore a floor-length golden caftan with sequined embroidery. 1934 marked Hepburn's first major award nomination and win — and started her trend of never appearing at awards shows, claiming that she didn't believe in the value of prizes. Matlin's detailed lilac number was designed by Theoni V. Aldredge. She is of Irish, and one eighth German, descent. Born in Birmingham, Alabama, to Episcopal minister Robert Fletcher and his wife Estelle, both of whom were deaf, Louise Fletcher was introduced to performing at a young age by the aunt who taught her to speak. ", Courtesy Everett Collection / Everett Collection / Everett Col, Audrey Hepburn won best actress for her role in "Roman Holiday.".  For the 6th ceremony held in 1934, the eligibility period lasted from August 1, 1932, to December 31, 1933. The stunning star paired the look with long white gloves and a bib-style necklace. She is known for starring in Elia Kazan's On the Waterfront (1954), for which she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, and Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest (1959). She was born Mary Elizabeth Spacek on December 25, 1949, in Quitman, Texas, to Virginia Frances (Spilman) and Edwin Arnold Spacek, Sr., a county agricultural agent. Meryl was born Mary Louise Streep in 1949 in Summit, New Jersey, to Mary Wolf (Wilkinson), a commercial artist, and Harry William ... Shirley MacLaine was born Shirley MacLean Beaty in Richmond, Virginia. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. She asked Martin Scorsese to accept the award and thank himself. Her parents divorced when she was 10. It was a night of memorable moments and fabulous firsts as Green Book took home the Oscar for Best Picture. Smith has been married twice: to actor ... Few in modern British history have come as far or achieved as much from humble beginnings as Glenda Jackson has. ", Looking pretty as a princess, Gwyneth Paltrow holds the award she won for her work in "Shakespeare in Love. The award was given to her in her Rome apartment two weeks later. Because of the outbreak of World War I, she is six years old the first time ... Ginger Rogers was born Virginia Katherine McMath in Independence, Missouri on July 16, 1911. The outspoken actress used the opportunity to introduce the world to the term "inclusion rider. Though she wasn't yet Princess of Monaco, Grace Kelly exuded Hollywood royalty in this mint silk gown designed by Edith Head. An athletic tomboy as a child, she was very close to her brother Tom; at 14 she was ... One of the brightest film stars to grace the screen was born Emilie Claudette Chauchoin on September 13, 1903, in Saint Mandé, France where her father owned a bakery at 57, rue de la République (now Avenue Général de Gaulle). The designer for Booth's dress when she won is unknown, but the style speaks for itself! Hello, shoulder pads! RELATED: No 'thank you'? A year later she made her professional debut and afterwards worked steadily in films, theatre and television. Janet Gaynor wore simple sneakers and a jacket and skirt to accept her Oscar in 1929. With flowery details and full-length gloves, she was the perfect picture of Hollywood glamour. The show aired tonight on ABC, and now we all know which Oscars 2020 nominees took home the most coveted prize in film, the Oscar®. She was the daughter of a salesman and his wife, Catherine, who herself was the daughter of Frank Lloyd Wright, the world-renowned architect. A&E's Biography (1987) has stated that Young "remains a symbol of beauty, serenity, and grace. Tell us what you think about this feature. Ellen Burstyn had a Broadway conflict, missing the ceremony to star in "Same Time, Next Year." She was known internationally for her beauty, especially for her violet eyes, with which she captured audiences early on in her youth and kept the world hooked ... Sophia Loren was born as Sofia Scicolone at the Clinica Regina Margherita in Rome, Italy, on September 20, 1934. In the early 1930's she was one of the founding members of the National Theatre of Greece (previously named Royal Theatre) and performed several ... Ethel Barrymore was the second of three children seemingly destined for the actor's life of their parents Maurice and Georgiana. This article was originally published on Feb. 3, 2017, on TODAY. As a child, due to her ... Halle Berry was born in Cleveland, Ohio. Jessica Lange chose a Calvin Klein number for the 67th annual Academy Awards. Emma Thompson poses with the Oscar she won for her performance in "Howards End.". Pregnant with her daughter Mamie Gummer, that expectant-mom glow added extra shine. Dressler wore an elaborate black gown with lace detailing for her win, topping it off with a fur shawl. Elegant Nicole Kidman, known as one of Hollywood's top Australian imports, was actually born in Honolulu, Hawaii, while her Australian parents were there on educational visas.Kidman is the daughter of Janelle Ann (Glenny), a nursing instructor, and Antony David Kidman, a biochemist and clinical ... Charlize Theron was born in Benoni, a city in the greater Johannesburg area, in South Africa, the only child of Gerda Theron (née Maritz) and Charles Theron. Holly Hunter accepts the award for best actress onstage. "Maybe (my daughter) Ava will — it would make a pretty wedding dress." The actress told InStyle that she still has the stunning gown but she doesn't see herself wearing it again. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? Her pulled-back hairstyle further accentuated the sleek, modern vibe of the look. Her parents were Emilie (Königsberger) and Heinrich Rainer, a businessman. Regina King, Mahershala Ali, Rami Malek and Olivia Colman were tops in the acting categories and Spike Lee brought home Oscar for the very first time for Adapted Screenplay as a co-writer of BlacKkKlansman. We could imagine this sultry style gracing the red carpet today! Vivien Leigh took home the Oscar for playing Scarlett O'Hara in "Gone With the Wind.". When she was only eight years old, and after her parents filed for divorce, she lost her father prematurely. As of the 2020 ceremony, Renée Zellweger is the most recent winner in this category for her portrayal of Judy Garland in Judy. The 2020 Oscar nominations have been announced and that can only mean one thing — the most notable red carpet of the year is almost here! Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor was considered one of the last, if not the last, major star to have come out of the old Hollywood studio system. Her sister, Joan, later to become famous as Joan Fontaine, was born the following year. Kate Winslet poses at the Academy Awards in 2009. Katharine Hepburn, who won more best actress Academy Awards than anyone else (a record that remains unbroken!) Her ... Sweet, sweeter, sweetest. Her mother, Barbara Ward (Morris), and stepfather, both vaudeville performers, discovered her freakish but undeniably lovely four-octave singing voice and immediately got her a singing career. We can't agree more! She accessorized the pleated gown with a large, pearl-encrusted belt and matching earrings. Kate Winslet took home her first Oscar in 2009 for her work in "The Reader," and she looked absolutely regal in this slate grey, one-shoulder gown. Anne was a young girl of 11 when her parents moved to New York City, which at that time was ... Celeste Holm was an only child, born into a home where her mother was a painter and her father worked in insurance. Hayes was born in Washington, D.C., to Catherine Estelle "Essie" Hayes, an actress who worked in touring companies, and Francis van Arnum Brown,... Katharine Hepburn was born on May 12, 1907 in Hartford, Connecticut to a suffragist and a doctor who both always encouraged her to speak her mind, develop it fully, and exercise her body to its full potential. Her ... Ellen Burstyn was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Correine Marie (Hamel) and John Austin Gillooly. She was kidnapped ... Born Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland on October 22, 1917, in Tokyo, Japan, in what was known as the International Settlement. ", Elizabeth Taylor poses with Bob Hope (center), Peter Ustinov, Shirley Jones and Burt Lancaster after winning the Oscar for her work in "BUtterfield 8. She wore a black Calvin Klein dress with sheer overlay that featured a pattern of leaves across her chest and arms. Considered by many critics to be the greatest living actress, Meryl Streep has been nominated for the Academy Award an astonishing 21 times, and has won it three times. The dramatic, red-and-black cape-like shawl only added to the drama of her win. Her father was a British patent attorney with a lucrative practice in Japan, but due to Joan and older sister Olivia de Havilland's recurring ailments the family moved to ... Eileen Evelyn Greer Garson was born on September 29, 1904 in London, England, to Nancy Sophia (Greer) and George Garson, a commercial clerk. Norma Shearer accepts the best actress award for her role in "The Divorcee.". As they say in fashion, everything that's old is new again! Brie Larson poses on the red carpet before taking home the Oscar for her performance in "Room.". She studied drama at Radcliffe College -- much to the dismay of her parents -- and first worked on the stage in a stock company in Boston. She took home the statuette for best actress and wore a sophisticated Vera Wang creation for the event. The blonde, sultry, dreamy-eyed beauty of Dorothy Malone, who was born Mary Maloney in Chicago on January 29, 1924, took some time before it made an impact with American film-going audiences. Although she initially showed little inclination to follow her father's trade, she was ... Liza Minnelli was born on March 12, 1946, the daughter of Judy Garland and movie director Vincente Minnelli. This stunning look cemented her spot as one of Hollywood's most glamorous ingenues. She had a baby earlier in their marriage and he allowed the doctor to use forceps and the baby died. As soon as she found out she'd won, she called her makeup team together to make sure she was camera-ready so she could pose with the Oscar. Barbra Streisand at the 41st annual Academy Awards. Joanne Woodward took home the gold for her role in "The Three Faces of Eve" in 1958. She was first bit by the acting bug... Julia Elizabeth Wells was born on October 1, 1935, in England. Marion Cotillard looked like an art deco mermaid in the unbelievable Jean Paul Gaultier gown she wore to the 2008 Oscars. Susan Sarandon smiles for photographers backstage. Though many pundits feel that only five women being nominated in the 90-year history of the Academy Awards is a troubling statistic, it is worth noting that this is more of an industry-wide problem than simply an Oscars problem. She kept her accessories very minimal save for a delicate choker. She performed in music halls throughout her... Julie Christie, the British movie legend whom Al Pacino called "the most poetic of all actresses," was born in Chabua, Assam, India, on April 14, 1940, the daughter of Rosemary (Ramsden), a painter, and Francis St. John "Frank" Christie, a tea planter. The column gown with bell sleeves was also embroidered with sequins throughout for an added touch of sparkle. A year earlier, Jessica Lange took home the award for her work in "Blue Sky." Oscars try to put an end to long acceptance speeches, The 10 most outrageous Oscar moments you — and the internet — have forgotten about. Her girlhood was uneventful for the most part, but one of the things she desired was to become an actress which she had decided on at an early age. The following year, this unwieldy and confusing system was replaced by the current system in which an actress is nominated for a specific performance in a single film. Janet Gaynor was the first-ever best actress Oscar winner — and she won for three roles at once! Her father's family is from Brittany.Raised in Orléans, France, she ... Actress | She wore a unique dress that featured a collar of long white feathers attached to a dark tulle gown. The following individuals received two or more Best Actress awards: The following individuals received four or more Best Actress nominations: Nominations for portraying multiple characters in the same film. Sandra grew up on the road ... Natalie Portman is the first person born in the 1980s to have won the Academy Award for Best Actress (for Black Swan (2010)).Natalie was born Natalie Hershlag on June 9, 1981, in Jerusalem, Israel. As a child, she & her parents moved to San Francisco, California, where she graduated from high school in 1923. The actress had an affinity for Givenchy's style after the design house costumed her for "Sabrina." In 2001, Julia Roberts made the unique decision to wear a vintage Valentino gown. Four years earlier, Ginger Rogers had chosen a daring sheer dress with a lace bodice for the Oscars. People I Want To See Do More Villain Work. Instead of opting for a gown, she chose a long skirt and an oversized linen blazer paired with a buttoned-up shirt and a scarf.