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The Academy Award for Best Actress is an award presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). It is given in honor of an actress who has delivered an outstanding performance in a leading role while working within the film industry. The award was traditionally presented by the previous year's Best Actor winner. As of 2019, Olivia Colman is the most recent winner in this category for her role as Anne, Queen of Great Britain in "The Favourite" from Fox Searchlight..