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Year
Nominee
Show / Notes
1947 Patricia Neal Another Part of the Forrest
1949 Shirley Booth Goodbye, My Fancy
1951 Maureen Stapleton The Rose Tattoo
1952 Marian Winters I Am a Camera
1953 Beatrice Straight The Crucible
1954 Jo Van Fleet The Trip to Bountiful
1955 Patricia Jessel Witness for the Prosecution
1956 Una Merkel The Ponder Heart
1956 Diane Cilento Tiger at the Gates
1956 Anne Jackson Middle of the Night
1956 Elaine Stritch Bus Stop
1957 Peggy Cass Auntie Mame
1957 Anna Massey The Reluctant Debutante
1957 Beryl Measor Separate Tables
1957 Mildred Natwick The Waltz Of The Toreadors
1957 Phyllis Neilson-Terry Separate Tables
1957 Diana Van Der Vlis The Happiest Millionaire
1958 Anne Bancroft Two For The Seesaw
1958 Brenda de Banzie The Entertainer
1958 Joan Blondell The Rope Dancers
1958 Mary Fickett Sunrise At Campobello
1958 Eileen Heckart The Dark at the Top of the Stairs
1959 Julie Newmar The Marriage-Go-Round
1959 Maureen Delany God and Kate Murphy
1959 Dolores Hart The Pleasure of His Company
1959 Nan Martin J.B.
1959 Bertrice Reading Requiem for a Nun
1960 Anne Revere Toys in the Attic
1960 Leora Dana The Best Man
1960 Jane Fonda There Was a Little Girl
1960 Sarah Marshall Goodbye, Charlie
1960 Juliet Mills Five Finger Exercise
1961 Colleen Dewhurst All the Way Home
1961 Eileen Heckart Invitation to a March
1961 Tresa Hughes The Devil's Advocate
1961 Rosemary Murphy Period of Adjustment
1962 Elizabeth Ashley Take Her, She's Mine
1962 Zohra Lampert Look: We've Come Through!
1962 Janet Margolin Daughter of Silence
1962 Pat Stanely Sunday in New York
1963 Sandy Dennis A Thousand Clowns
1963 Melinda Dillon Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
1963 Alice Ghostley The Beauty Part
1963 Zohra Lampert Mother Courage and her Children
1964 Barbara Loden After the Fall
1964 Rosemary Murphy Any Wednesday
1964 Kate Reid Dylan
1964 Diana Sands Blues for Mister Charlie
1965 Alice Ghostley The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window
1965 Rae Allen Traveller Without Luggage
1965 Alexandra Berlin All in Good Time
1965 Carolan Daniels Slow Dance on the Killing Ground
1966 Zoe Caldwell Slapstick Tragedy
1966 Glenda Jackson Marat/Sade
1966 Mairin D. O'Sullivan Philadelphia, Here I Come!
1966 Brenda Vaccaro Cactus Flower
1967 Marian Seldes A Delicate Balance
1967 Camila Ashland Black Comedy
1967 Brenda Forbes The Loves of Cass McGuire
1967 Maria Tucci The Rose Tattoo
1968 Zena Walker Joe Egg
1968 Pert Kelton Spofford
1968 Ruth White The Birthday Party
1968 Eleanor Wilson Weekend
1969 Jane Alexander The Great White Hope
1969 Diane Keaton Play it Again, Sam
1969 Lauren Jones Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?
1969 Anna Manahan Lovers
1970 Blythe Danner Butterflies Are Free
1970 Alice Drummond The Chinese and Dr. Fish
1970 Eileen Heckart Butterflies Are Free
1970 Linda Lavin Last of the Red Hot Lovers
1971 Rae Allen And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little
1971 Lili Darvas Les Blancs
1971 Joan Van Ark The School for Wives
1971 Mona Washbourne Home
1972 Elizabeth Wilson Sticks and Bones
1972 Cara Duff-MacCormick Moonchildren
1972 Mercedes McCambridge The Love Suicide at Schofield Barracks
1972 Frances Sternhagen The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window - Revival
1973 Leora Dana The Last of Mrs. Lincoln
1973 Maya Angelou Look Away
1973 Katherine Helmond The Great God Brown
1973 Penelope Windust Elizabeth I
1974 Frances Sternhagen The Good Doctor
1974 Regina Baff Veronica's Room
1974 Fionnula Flanagan Ulysses in Nightgown
1974 Charlotte Moore Chemin de Fer
1974 Roxie Roker The River Niger
1975 Rita Moreno The Ritz
1975 Linda Miller Black Picture Show
1975 Geraldine Page Absurd Person Singular
1975 Carole Shelley Absurd Person Singular
1975 Elizabeth Spriggs London Assurance
1975 Frances Sternhagen Equus
1976 Shirley Knight Kennedy's Children
1976 Mary Beth Hurt Trelawney of the 'Wells'
1976 Lois Nettleton They Knew What They Wanted
1976 Meryl Streep 27 Wagons Full of Cotton
1977 Trazana Beverley For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf
1977 Patricia Elliott The Shadow Box
1977 Rose Gregorio The Shadow Box
1977 Mary McCarty Anna Christie
1978 Ann Wedgeworth Chapter Two
1978 Starletta DuPois The Mighty Gents
1978 Swoosie Kurtz Tartuffe
1978 Marian Seldes Deathtrap
1979 Joan Hickson Bedroom Farce
1979 Laurie Kennedy Man and Superman
1979 Susan Littler Bedroom Farce
1979 Mary-Joan Negro Wings
1980 Dinah Manoff I Ought to be in Pictures
1980 Maureen Anderman The Lady from Dubuque
1980 Pamela Burrell Strider
1980 Lois de Banzie Morning's at Seven
1981 Swoosie Kurtz Fifth of July
1981 Maureen Stapleton The Little Foxes
1981 Jessica Tandy Rose
1981 Zoe Wanamaker Piaf
1982 Amanda Plummer Agnes of God
1982 Judith Anderson Medea
1982 Mia Dillon Crimes of the Heart
1982 Mary Beth Hurt Crimes of the Heart
1983 Judith Ivey Steaming
1983 Elizabeth Franz Brighton Beach Memoirs
1983 Roxanne Hart Passion
1983 Margaret Tyzack All's Well That Ends Well
1984 Christine Baranski The Real Thing
1984 Jo Henderson Play Memory
1984 Dana Ivey Heartbreak House
1984 Deborah Rush Noises Off
1985 Judith Ivey Hurlyburly
1985 Joanna Gleason Joe Egg
1985 Theresa Merritt Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
1985 Sigourney Weaver Hurlyburly
1986 Swoosie Kurtz The House of Blue Leaves
1986 Stockard Channing The House of Blue Leaves
1986 Bethel Leslie Long Day's Journey Into Night
1986 Zoe Wanamaker Loot
1987 Mary Alice Fences
1987 Annette Bening Coastal Disturbances
1987 Phyllis Newman Broadway Bound
1987 Carole Shelley Stepping Out
1988 L. Scott Caldwell Joe Turner's Come and Gone
1988 Kimberleigh Aarn Joe Turner's Come and Gone
1988 Kate Nelligan Serious Money
1988 Kimberly Scott Joe Turner's Come and Gone
1989 Christine Baranski Rumors
1989 Joanne Camp The Heidi Chronicles
1989 Tovah Feldshuh Lend Me a Tenor
1989 Penelope Ann Miller Our Town
1990 Margaret Tyzack Lettice and Lovage
1990 Polly Holliday Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
1990 S. Epatha Merkerson The Piano Lesson
1990 Lois Smith The Grapes of Wrath
1991 Irene Worth Lost in Yonkers
1991 Amelia Campbell Our Country's Good
1991 Kathryn Erbe The Speed of Darkness
1991 J. Smith Cameron Our Country's Good
1992 Brid Brennan Dancing at Lughnasa
1992 Rosaleen Linehan Dancing at Lughnasa
1992 Cynthia Martells Two Trains Running
1992 Dearbhla Molloy Dancing at Lughnasa
1993 Debra Monk Redwood Curtain
1993 Kathleen Chalfant Angels in America: Millenium Approaches
1993 Marcia Gay Harden Angels in America: Millenium Approaches
1993 Anne Meara Anna Christie
1994 Jane Adams An Inspector Calls
1994 Debra Monk Picnic
1994 Jeanne Paulsen The Kentucky Cycle
1994 Anne Pitoniak Picnic
1995 Frances Sternhagen The Heiress
1995 Suzanne Bertish The Moliere Comedies
1995 Cynthia Nixon Indiscretions
1995 Mercedes Ruehl The Shadow Box
1996 Audra McDonald Master Class
1996 Viola Davis Seven Guitars
1996 Michele Shay Seven Guitars
1996 Lois Smith Buried Child
1997 Lynne Thigpen An American Daughter
1997 Helen Carey London Assurance
1997 Dana Ivey The Last Night of Ballyhoo
1997 Celia Weston The Last Night of Ballyhoo
1998 Anna Manahan The Beauty Queen of Leenane
1998 Enid Graham Honour
1998 Linda Lavin The Diary of Anne Frank
1998 Julyana Soelistyo Golden Child
1999 Elizabeth Franz Death of a Salesman
1999 Claire Bloom Electra
1999 Samantha Bond Amy's View
1999 Dawn Bradfield The Lonesome West
2000 Blair Brown Copenhagen
2000 Frances Conroy The Ride Down Mt. Morgan
2000 Amy Ryan Uncle Vanya
2000 Helen Stenborg Waiting in the Wings
2000 Sarah Woodward The Real Thing
2001 Viola Davis King Hedley II
2001 Johanna Day Proof
2001 Penny Fuller The Dinner Party
2001 Marthe Keller Judgement at Nuremburg
2001 Michele Lee The Tale of the Allergist's Wife
2002 Katie Finneran Noises Off
2002 Kate Burton The Elephant Man
2002 Elizabeth Franz Morning's at Seven
2002 Estelle Parsons Morning's at Seven
2002 Frances Sternhagen Morning's at Seven
2003 Michele Pawk Hollywood Arms
2003 Christine Ebersole Dinner at Eight
2003 Linda Emond Life (x) 3
2003 Kathryn Meisle Tartuffe
2003 Marian Seldes Dinner at Eight
2004 Audra McDonald A Raisin in the Sun
2004 Essie Davis Jumpers
2004 Sanaa Lathan A Raisin in the Sun
2004 Margo Martindale Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
2004 Daphne Rubin-Vega Anna in the Tropics
2005 Adriane Lenox Doubt
2005 Mireille Enos Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
2005 Heather Goldenhersh Doubt
2005 Dana Ivey The Rivals
2005 Amy Ryan A Streetcar Named Desire
2006 Tyne Daly Rabbit Hole
2006 Frances de la Tour The History Boys
2006 Jayne Houdyshell Well
2006 Alison Pill The Lieutenant of Inishmore
2006 Zoë Wanamaker Awake and Sing!
2007 Jennifer Ehle The Coast of Utopia
2007 Xanthe Elbrick Coram Boy
2007 Dana Ivey Butley
2007 Jan Maxwell Coram Boy
2007 Martha Plimpton The Coast of Utopia
2008 Sinead Cusack Rock 'n' Roll
2008 Mary McCormack Boeing-Boeing
2008 Laurie Metcalf November
2008 Martha Plimpton Top Girls
2008 Rondi Reed August: Osage County
2009 Hallie Foote Dividing the Estate
2009 Jessica Hynes The Norman Conquests
2009 Marin Ireland Reasons to Be Pretty
2009 Angela Lansbury Blithe Spirit
2009 Amanda Root The Norman Conquests
2010 Maria Dizzia In the Next Room or the vibrator play
2010 Rosemary Harris The Royal Family
2010 Jessica Hecht A View from the Bridge
2010 Scarlett Johansson A View from the Bridge
2010 Jan Maxwell Lend Me a Tenor
2011 Ellen Barkin The Normal Heart
2011 Edie Falco The House of Blue Leaves
2011 Judith Light Lombardi
2011 Joanna Lumley La Bête
2011 Elizabeth Rodriguez The Motherf**ker with the Hat
2013 Carrie Coon Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
2013 Shalita Grant Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
2013 Judith Ivey The Heiress
2013 Judith Light The Assembled Parties
2013 Condola Rashad The Trip to Bountiful