So the Academy Awards are just around the corner…in fact it’s just tomorrow! I’m getting pretty jittery and excited, trying to predict who’s going to take home that golden statuette, and have the chance to give their Oscar speech. To keep up with all the excitement that building up, I have compiled a little picture gallery of some of the most iconic movies and movie stars to win the Academy Award. So scroll down and enjoy. This first list goes to all the female icons and best actresses we have seen thus far.
P.S. By the way, if you’re wondering, I do want Michelle Williams to take home the Best Actress award tomorrow. Although I think the statuette will very likely go to the fantastic Viola Davis for her turn in The Help.
Ingrid Bergman celebrating her win for her role in Gaslight, and later on in the movie Anastasia.
The iconic Audrey Hepburn and her Best Actress win as Princess Anne in Roman Holiday. That gown has also become one of the most iconic dresses to ever grace the Oscars.
The absolutely lovely Grace Kelly wins an Academy Award for her role in The Country Girl.
Vivien Leigh posing with her statuette for her win as Scarlett O’Hara in the very popular Gone with the Wind. She goes on to win another Best Actress trophy for her turn in A Streetcar named Desire.
Bette Davis takes home the Oscar for her role in Jezebel. She has an amazing 10 Oscar Best Actress nominations received in her career.
Katharine Hepburn is no stranger at the Oscars, with a record-holding 4 Best Actress Academy Awards to boast of for her respective roles in Morning Glory, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, The Lion in Winter, and On Golden Pond.
Dame Elizabeth Taylor gracefully accepts the award for her role as Martha in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
The fabulous Julie Andrews hugs her Oscar for her stint as a singing Mary Poppins in the movie Mary Poppins.
Barbra Streisand strikes a pretty pose with the statuette for her Oscar win for Funny Girl.
Jane Fonda radiates happiness as she clutches her award for her role as Bree Daniels in Klute.
The one and only Meryl Streep with her Academy Award for Sophie’s Choice. Don’t forget her previous Best Supporting Actress Oscar win for her fantastic turn in Kramer vs Kramer, and her astounding 17 nominations in total for the Oscars!
Jodie Foster is all smiles after her win for her role in The Accused. Later on she goes on to win another Oscar in Silence of the Lambs.
Hilary Swank looks beautiful with that Best Actress statuette for the film Boys Don’t Cry. Don’t stop smiling, for you’re gonna be winning another “gold man” for the film Million Dollar Baby.
The lovely Kate Winslet accepts her award for her win in the film, The Reader. With a total of 6 Academy Awards nominations under her belt, we can be sure to expect a lot more Oscars coming her way.