Who’s your favorite Best Actress Oscar winner of 1970s: Jane Fonda, Diane Keaton, Glenda Jackson … ? [POLL]

The 1970s was a decade of heavyweight actresses taking home Oscar glory. The decade’s Best Actress winners included multiple performers who would go on to win many awards, including more Oscars. So which Best Actress winner for the 1970s do you consider your favorite? Let’s recap all 10 winners and be sure to vote in our poll below.

Glenda Jackson, “Women in Love” (1970) — Jackson won her first Oscar for playing a demanding sculptress named Gudrun in the film “Women in Love.” This was Jackson’s first nomination and win, though as would become customary over the years, she did not attend the ceremony. She earned a nomination the following year for “Sunday Bloody Sunday.”

Jane Fonda, “Klute” (1971) — Fonda took home the first of two Oscars for “Klute,” in which she plays Bree Daniels, a prostitute who helps a detective solve a missing persons case. She was previously nominated for “They Shoot Horses, Don’t They” (1969) and subsequently for “Julia” (1977).

Liza Minnelli, “Cabaret” (1972) — Minnelli did what her famous mother, Judy Garland, couldn’t in winning a competitive Oscar. Minnelli won for the movie adaptation of “Cabaret” for the role of Sally Bowles, a larger than life cabaret singer living in 1930s Berlin. She was nominated one other time at the Oscars, for “The Sterile Cuckoo” (1969).

Glenda Jackson, “A Touch of Class” (1973) — Jackson won again just three years after her first, this time for “A Touch of Class,” where she plays Vickie, a divorcee who falls in love with a married man. Jackson would be nominated one more time two years later for “Hedda.”

Ellen Burstyn, “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore” (1974) — Burstyn won her Oscar for playing the titular role in “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore,” a widower trekking across America as she grapples with a new chapter in her life. Burstyn was previously nominated for “The Last Picture Show” (1971), “The Exorcist” (1973), “Same Time, Next Year” (1978), “Resurrection” (1980), and “Requiem for a Dream” (2000).

Louise Fletcher, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” (1975) — Fletcher was next to win for playing the ruthless Nurse Ratched in “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” While she did not earn any other Oscar nominations before or since, she has picked up a couple Emmy nominations over the years.

Faye Dunaway, “Network” (1976) — Long before her Best Picture snafu with Warren Beatty, Dunaway won her Oscar for playing obsessive TV executive Diana Christensen in “Network.” She had earned two nominations prior to her win, for “Bonnie and Clyde” (1967) and “Chinatown” (1974).

Diane Keaton, “Annie Hall” (1977) — Keaton became an Oscar winner thanks to her role as the eponymous flighty lounge singer in “Annie Hall.” She would earn three subsequent Oscar nominations in different decades, for “Reds” (1981), “Marvin’s Room” (1996), and “Something’s Gotta Give” (2003).

Jane Fonda, “Coming Home” (1978) — Fonda’s second Oscar came in the form of “Coming Home,” where the actress plays Sally, a deployed soldier’s wife who falls in love with a paralyzed veteran. Fonda would earn additional Oscar nominations after “Coming Home” for “The China Syndrome” (1979), “On Golden Pond” (1981), and “The Morning After” (1986).

Sally Field, “Norma Rae” (1979) — The decade closed out with Field taking home her first Oscar, for her iconic role as labor union activist Norma Rae Webster in “Norma Rae.” She would win her second Oscar for 1984’s “Places in the Heart,” and notched a third nomination decades later for “Lincoln” (2012).

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