The Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actress is an award given out at the annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards. The awards are presented by the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and was first presented in 1995. There were no official nominees announced until 2001. There are currently six nominees annually and there have been three ties in this category (2008, 2009, 2018).
For the supporting actress category, see Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Supporting Actress.
List of winners and nominees
- Cate Blanchett
- Frances McDormand
- Julianne Moore
- Natalie Portman
- Meryl Streep (consecutive)
- Hilary Swank
- Academy Award for Best Actress
- Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead
- BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
- Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
- Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical
- Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role