Friday, March 5

FISA – Best Female Lead

Click through each award to see the full list of nominees and winners!

2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Female Lead

Judy Renée Zellweger

Judy

Renée Zellweger

2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Female Lead

The Wife Glenn Close

The Wife

Glenn Close

2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Female Lead

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Frances McDormand

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Frances McDormand

2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Female Lead

Elle Isabelle Huppert

Elle

Isabelle Huppert

2016 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Female Lead

Room Brie Larson

Room

Brie Larson

2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Female Lead

Still Alice Julianne Moore

Still Alice

Julianne Moore

2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Female Lead

Blue Jasmine Cate Blanchett

Blue Jasmine

Cate Blanchett

2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Female Lead

Silver Linings Playbook Jennifer Lawrence

Silver Linings Playbook

Jennifer Lawrence

2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Female Lead

My Week with Marilyn Michelle Williams

My Week with Marilyn

Michelle Williams

2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Female Lead

Black Swan Natalie Portman

Black Swan

Natalie Portman

2010 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Female Lead

Precious Gabourey Sidibe

Precious

Gabourey Sidibe

2009 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Female Lead

Frozen River Melissa Leo

Frozen River

Melissa Leo

2008 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Female Lead

Juno Ellen Page

Juno

Ellen Page

2007 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Female Lead

Half Nelson Shareeka Epps

Half Nelson

Shareeka Epps

2006 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Female Lead

Transamerica Felicity Huffman

Transamerica

Felicity Huffman

2005 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Female Lead

Maria Full of Grace Catalina Sandino Moreno

Maria Full of Grace

Catalina Sandino Moreno

2004 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Female Lead

Monster Charlize Theron

Monster

Charlize Theron

2003 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Female Lead

Far from Heaven Julianne Moore

Far from Heaven

Julianne Moore

2002 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Female Lead

In the Bedroom Sissy Spacek

In the Bedroom

Sissy Spacek

2001 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Female Lead

Requiem for a Dream Ellen Burstyn

Requiem for a Dream

Ellen Burstyn

2000 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Female Lead

Boys Don't Cry Hilary Swank

Boys Don’t Cry

Hilary Swank

1999 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Female Lead

High Art Ally Sheedy

High Art

Ally Sheedy

1998 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Female Lead

Afterglow Julie Christie

Afterglow

Julie Christie

1997 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Female Lead

Fargo Frances McDormand

Fargo

Frances McDormand

1996 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Female Lead

Leaving Las Vegas Elisabeth Shue

Leaving Las Vegas

Elisabeth Shue

1995 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Female Lead

The Last Seduction Linda Fiorentino

The Last Seduction

Linda Fiorentino

1994 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Female Lead

Ruby in Paradise Ashley Judd

Ruby in Paradise

Ashley Judd

1993 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Female Lead

Gas, Food Lodging Fairuza Balk

Gas, Food Lodging

Fairuza Balk

1992 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Female Lead

Impromptu Judy Davis

Impromptu

Judy Davis

1991 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Female Lead

The Grifters Anjelica Huston

The Grifters

Anjelica Huston

1990 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Female Lead

Sex, Lies, and Videotape Andie MacDowell

Sex, Lies, and Videotape

Andie MacDowell

1989 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Female Lead

Five Corners Jodie Foster

Five Corners

Jodie Foster

1988 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Female Lead

Anna Sally Kirkland

Anna

Sally Kirkland

1987 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Female Lead

Blue Velvet Isabella Rossellini

Blue Velvet

Isabella Rossellini

1986 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Female Lead

The Trip to Bountiful Geraldine Page

The Trip to Bountiful

Geraldine Page