Women over 50 have been on the receiving end of the Academy Awards for as long as the awards have been handed out. You would have to look rather closely to find them in the record books, but we all know that the younger stars owe a lot and still have much to learn from their more mature counterparts.  Here are the BA50 women who have won the Oscar for Best Actress through the years.

Marie Dressler was 63, when she won for “Min and Bill” in 1931.  (see it on TCM on Friday, February, 17 at 5:00PM)


Shirley Booth won at 54 in 1953 for “Come Back, Little Sheba.”



It wasn’t her first win, but Katharine Hepburn was 60 in 1968 when she won for “Guess Who’s Coming For Dinner.” (And she won the following year for “The Lion In Winter.”) Ms. Hepburn was a no-show at most of these award presentations, but she did appear once, in 1974, to receive the Irving G. Thalberg Award.



Geraldine Page was 61 in 1986 when she won the award for “A Trip to Bountiful,” one year before she passed away.


Jessica Tandy was 80 when she won for “Driving Miss Daisy” in 1990


At 61, Hellen Mirren won the award for “The Queen” in 2007.


A winner many ties over, Meryl Streep was 62 when she won for “The Iron Lady” in 2012.

Julianne Moore won for “Still Alice” at 54 in 2015.


Will there be another this year?  Which BA50 do you think deserves an Oscar?








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