Performances that placed in the Top 25 in 2014 but didn’t make it this time:
28. Brenda Blethyn (Secrets & Lies) -11
40. Barbara Stanwyck (Double Indemnity) -20
42. Diane Keaton (Annie Hall) -20
43. Katharine Hepburn (The Lion in Winter) -28
68. Liv Ullmann (Persona) -44
Performances that once placed in the Top 25 but didn’t even make it to the Top 100 this time:
Ingrid Bergman (Casablanca)
Glenn Close (Dangerous Liaisons)
Faye Dunaway (Chinatown)
Liza Minnelli (Cabaret)
Julianne Moore (Far from Heaven)
Sissy Spacek (Coal Miner’s Daughter)
Fun facts about the Leading Actress list
- A total of 44 performances have placed on the five different editions of this list. 11 of them have remained on all five lists.
- Gloria Swanson’s performance in Sunset Boulevard has now placed at #1 twice in a row.
- Three performances on this list have never placed in the Top 25 before: Bette Davis in What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, Giulietta Masina in Nights of Cabiria, and Isabelle Huppert in The Piano Teacher.
- A record four performances in the Top 25 kept their same positions from 2014.
- Four non-English speaking performances appear on the list.
- Bette Davis is the third actress to have two different performances place on the same Leading Actress list, after Vivien Leigh (every edition) and Faye Dunaway (2008 and 2009).
- Two actresses appear on both the Leading and Supporting lists: Meryl Streep and Cate Blanchett. Streep has done so every time.
- Katharine Hepburn and Nicole Kidman both received votes for seven different performances.
- Every performance on the list was directed by a different person.
- 12 of the performances on the list won Oscars, and 8 more were nominated.
- The oldest performance in the Top 25 is #3 (Maria Falconetti, The Passion of Joan of Arc, 1928). The newest is #10 (Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine, 2013). This makes for an 85 year gap.
- The biggest gap in points is 33, between #4 (Frances McDormand, Fargo) and #5 (Elizabeth Taylor, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?).