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    I am putting together a list of the highest grossing films that earned nominations or wins in the Best Actress Oscar category. I did not include inflation. Gone With The Wind is still the highest grossing film ever if we use inflation. These numbers are pulled from Wikipedia, so if something is wrong, please correct me. As of now, I’ve included the films that have grossed $300 million+. Let’s have fun and look at these numbers.

    EDIT: Thank you to @SN for the numbers. I’ve taken what you’ve posted and added a few.
    Special Thanks to @wolfali for another update.
    *Films that crossed $100 million!

    1. Titanic – $2.194 Billion (Kate Winslet)
    2. Gravity – $723.2 Million (Sandra Bullock)
    3. Pretty Woman – $463.4 Million (Julia Roberts)
    4. La La Land – $448.9 Million (Emma Stone) WON
    5. The Exorcist – $441.3 Million (Ellen Burstyn)
    6. A Star Is Born – $436.2 Million (Lady Gaga)
    7. Gone With The Wind – $390 Million (Vivian Leigh) WON
    8. Gone Girl – $369.3 Million (Rosemund Pike)
    9. American Beauty – $356.3 Million (Annette Bening)
    10. Black Swan – $330 Million (Natalie Portman) WON
    11. The Devil Wears Prada – $326.7 Million (Meryl Streep)
    12. Fatal Attraction – $320.1 Million (Glenn Close)
    13. As Good As It Gets – $314.1 Million (Helen Hunt) WON
    14. The Blind Side – $309.2 Million (Sandra Bullock) WON
    15. Chicago – $306.8 Million (Renee Zellweger)

    16. Shakespeare in Love – $289.3 Million (Gwyneth Paltrow) WON
    17. The Sound of Music – $286.2 Million (Julie Andrews)
    18. Bridget Jones’s Diary – $281.9 Million (Renee Zellweger)
    19. The Silence of the Lambs – $272.7 Million (Jodie Foster) WON
    20. Something’s Gotta Give – $265.3 Million (Diane Keaton)
    21. Erin Brokovich – $256.3 Million (Julia Roberts) WON
    22. American Hustle – $251.2 Million (Amy Adams)
    23. Silver Linings Playbook – $236.4 Million (Jennifer Lawrence) WON
    24. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo – $232.6 Million (Rooney Mara)
    25. The English Patient – $232.0 Million (Kristin Scott Thomas)
    26. Juno – $231.4 Million (Ellen Page/Elliot Page)
    27. Out Of Africa – $227.5 Million (Meryl Streep)
    28. Rocky – $225 Million (Talia Shire)
    29. Million Dollar Baby – $216.8 Million (Hillary Swank) WON
    30. The Help – $216.6 Million (Viola Davis)
    31. Little Women – $216.6 Million (Saoirse Ronan)

    32. The Impossible – $198.1 Million (Naomi Watts)
    33. The Shape of Water – $195.3 Million (Sally Hawkins)
    34. An Officer and a Gentleman – $190 Million (Debra Winger)
    35. Walk the Line – $187 Million (Reese Witherspoon) WON
    36. Aliens – $183.3 Million (Sigourney Weaver)
    37. The Bridges of Madison County – $182 Million (Meryl Streep)
    38. The Post – $179.8 Million (Meryl Streep)
    39. Moulin Rouge – $179.2 Million (Nicole Kidman)
    40. Terms of Endearment – $165 million (Shirley MacLaine) WON
    41. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – $160.2 Million (Frances McDormand) WON
    42. Chocolat – $152.7 Million (Juliette Binoche)
    43. Driving Miss Daisy – $145.8 Million (Jessica Tandy) WON
    44. The Color Purple – $142 Million (Whoopi Goldberg)
    45. The Piano – $140 Million (Holly Hunter) WON
    46. Sense and Sensibility – $135 Million (Emma Thompson)

    47. Zero Dark Thirty – $132.8 Million (Jessica Chastain)
    48. Julie and Julia – $129.5 Million (Meryl Streep)
    49. The Theory of Everything – $123.7 Million (Felicity Jones)
    50. The Queen – $123.5 Million (Helen Mirren) WON
    51. Pride and Prejudice – $121.6 Million (Keira Knightley)
    52. On Golden Pond – $119.3 Million (Katharine Hepburn) WON
    53. Unfaithful – $119 Million (Diane Lane)
    54. The Client – $117.6 Million (Susan Sarandon)
    55. Casino – $116.1 Million (Sharon Stone)
    56. The Iron Lady – $115.9 Million (Meryl Streep) WON
    57. Changeling – $113.4 Million (Angelina Jolie)
    58. The Reader – $108.9 Million (Kate Winslet) WON
    59. The Hours – $108.8 Million (Nicole Kidman) WON
    60. Nell – $106.7 Million (Jodie Foster)
    61. Working Girl – $103 Million (Sigourney Weaver)
    62. Joy – $101.1 Million (Jennifer Lawrence)
    64. Philomena – $100.1 Million (Judi Dench)

    *Feel free to add the next top grossing films.

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    Sandra Bullock being on this list twice is a testimony to why the Academy felt so ready to give her an Oscar for The Blind Side. She’s a movie star that can act and The Blind Side’s respectable 300 million at the box office certainly helped in that narrative.

    Michelle Williams Oscar campaign manager.

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    Waiting Scarlett Johansson to get her due.

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    This is quite interesting. Would be keen to know how many BP nominees/winners had a Best Actress winner/nominee over time, just to see whether women are perceived to be able to carry a movie, or whether interesting roles are written for women to carry a movie.

    It would also be interesting to know how much every Best Actress winner’s movies took at the box office, to see their bankability (especially compared with Best Actor winners’ movies).

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    It’s the way Sandra carried 2/3rd of Gravity all by herself and made so much money. Whew

    FYC :

    Best Actress - Viola Davis, Frances McDormand
    Best Actor - Delroy Lindo, Chadwick Boseman
    Best Supporting Actor - Colman Domingo, Glynn Turman
    Best Picture - Nomadland
    Best Director - Chloé Zhao
    SAG Ensemble - Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
    Best Cinematography - Nomadland

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    It’s the way Sandra carried 2/3rd of Gravity all by herself and made so much money. Whew

    Redemption for The Blind Trash.

    FYC Emmys: "The Crown" in all categories, "I May Destroy You" in all categories, "It's a Sin" in all categories, "Small Axe" in all categories, Billie Piper ("I Hate Suzie"), Yvonne Strahovski ("Stateless") and Ruth Wilson ("His Dark Materials")

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    Five minutes in, a joke which changed the course of history …

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5ZnnE1nPrQ

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    Five minutes in, a joke which changed the course of history …

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5ZnnE1nPrQ

    Which joke?

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    The Blind Side is third on this list if you just consider domestic box office.

    Both Sandra Bullock noms came from massive box office hits.

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    Which joke?

    Five minutes in. Referencing one of the films mentioned above.

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    I was waiting for someone to respond after my hard work!🤣🤣🤣

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    I did not realize how massive The Exorcist was.😳

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    I was waiting for someone to respond after my hard work!🤣🤣🤣

    Ok, here are the ones that grossed above $200 million:

    16. Shakespeare in Love – $289.3 million (Gwyneth Paltrow) WON
    17. Bridget Jones’s Diary – $281.9 million (Renee Zellweger)
    18. The Silence of the Lambs – $272.7 million (Jodie Foster) WON
    19. Something’s Gotta Give – $265.3 million (Diane Keaton)
    20. Erin Brokovich – $256.3 million (Julia Roberts) WON
    21. American Hustle – $251.2 million (Amy Adams)
    22. Silver Linings Playbook – $236.4 million (Jennifer Lawrence) WON
    23. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo – $232.6 million (Rooney Mara)
    24. The English Patient – $232.0 million (Kristin Scott Thomas)
    25. Million Dollar Baby – $216.8 million (Hillary Swank) WON
    26. The Help – $216.6 (Viola Davis)
    27. Little Women – $216.6 (Saoirse Ronan)

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    Thank you! I’ll see what I can add as well.

    With the updated list: Sandra Bullock, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, and Renee Zellweger all have films that grossed over $200 Million that earned them Best Actress nominations.

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    Bit of a sad list innit. Not a huge amount of actual quality rewarded at the box office.

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