Every Best Actress Winner at the Oscars Since 1998

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We're all about celebrating incredible women on-screen and off, so the Best Actress race at the Oscars is one of our favorite categories to watch every awards season. This year's nominees — Sally Hawkins, Frances McDormand, Margot Robbie, Saoirse Ronan, and Meryl Streep — join a long list of esteemed performers whose work spans nearly a century. We'll find out soon enough which name will be etched into the 2018 trophy, but in the meantime, here's a look at the Best Actress Academy Award winners of the last 20 years, from Helen Hunt in 1998 to Emma Stone in 2017. (Photos via Frazer Harrison/Getty Images + Vince Bucci/Getty Images + Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images + Evan Agostini/Getty Images)

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