Satellite Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film

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Satellite Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film
Awarded forBest Actress in a Miniseries or Television Film
CountryUnited States
Presented byInternational Press Academy
First awarded1996
Currently held byCate BlanchettMrs. America (2020)

The Satellite Award for Best Actress in a Miniseries or Television Film is one of the annual Satellite Awards given by the International Press Academy.

Winners and nominees


Year Actor Series Role Network
1996 Helen Mirren Prime Suspect 5: Errors of Judgment DSI Jane Tennison ITV
Kirstie Alley Suddenly Marty Doyle ABC
Jena Malone Hidden in America Willa Januson Showtime
Lolita Davidovich Harvest of Fire Sally Russell CBS
Laura Dern The Siege at Ruby Ridge Vicki Weaver
1997 Jennifer Beals The Twilight of the Golds Suzanne Stein Showtime
Alfre Woodard Miss Evers' Boys Eunice Rivers Laurie HBO
Greta Scacchi The Odyssey Penelope NBC
Glenn Close In the Gloaming Janet HBO
Meryl Streep ...First Do No Harm Lori Reimuller ABC
1998 Angelina Jolie Gia Gia Carangi HBO
Olympia Dukakis More Tales of the City Anna Madrigal Channel 4
Mia Farrow Miracle at Midnight Doris Koster ABC
Barbara Hershey The Staircase Mother Madalyn CBS
Jennifer Jason Leigh Thanks of a Grateful Nation Teri Small Showtime
1999 Linda Hamilton The Color of Courage Anna Sipes USA Network
Kathy Bates Annie Miss Agatha Hannigan ABC
Halle Berry Introducing Dorothy Dandridge Dorothy Dandridge HBO
Leelee Sobieski Joan of Arc Joan d'Arc CBS
Regina Taylor Strange Justice Anita Hill Showtime


Year Actor Series Role Network
2000 Jill Hennessy Nuremberg Elsie Douglas TNT
Jennifer Beals A House Divided Amanda Dickson Showtime
Holly Hunter Harlan County War Ruby Kincaid
Vanessa Redgrave If These Walls Could Talk 2 Edith Tree HBO
Gena Rowlands The Color of Love: Jacey's Story Georgia Porter CBS
2001 Judy Davis Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows Judy Garland ABC
Laura Linney Wild Iris Iris Bravard Showtime
Sissy Spacek Midwives Sibyl Danforth Lifetime
Hannah Taylor-Gordon Anne Frank: The Whole Story Anne Frank ABC
Emma Thompson Wit Vivian Bearing HBO
2002 Vanessa Williams Keep the Faith, Baby Hazel Scott Showtime
Kathy Bates My Sister's Keeper Christine Chapman CBS
Vanessa Redgrave The Gathering Storm Clementine Churchill HBO
Stockard Channing The Matthew Shepard Story Judy Shepard NBC
Marcia Gay Harden King of Texas Mrs. Susannah Lear Tumlinson TNT
2003 Meryl Streep Angels in America Various Characters HBO
Felicity Huffman Out of Order Lorna Colm Showtime
Helen Mirren The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone Karen Stone
Mary Tyler Moore Blessings Lydia Blessing CBS
Jessica Lange Normal Irma Applewood HBO
Maggie Smith My House in Umbria Mrs. Emily Delahunty
2004 Dianne Wiest The Blackwater Lightship Lily Devereux Breen CBS
Helen Mirren Prime Suspect 6: The Last Witness DSI Jane Tennison ITV
Clea DuVall Helter Skelter Linda Kasabian CBS
Angela Lansbury The Blackwater Lightship Dora Devereux
Miranda Richardson The Lost Prince Queen Mary BBC One
2005 Kristen Bell Reefer Madness Mary Lane Showtime
Natascha McElhone Revelations Sister Josepha Montafiore NBC
Geraldine McEwan Agatha Christie's Marple Miss Marple ITV
S. Epatha Merkerson Lackawanna Blues Rachel "Nanny" Crosby HBO
Cynthia Nixon Warm Springs Eleanor Roosevelt
Keri Russell The Magic of Ordinary Days Livvy Dunne CBS
2006 Judy Davis A Little Thing Called Murder Sante Kimes Lifetime
Annette Bening Mrs. Harris Jean Harris HBO
Helen Mirren Elizabeth I Elizabeth I
Gillian Anderson Bleak House Lady Dedlock BBC One
Miranda Richardson Gideon's Daughter Stella
2007 Samantha Morton Longford Myra Hindley HBO
Ellen Burstyn For One More Day Pauline "Posey" Benetto ABC
Queen Latifah Life Support Ana Wallace HBO
Debra Messing The Starter Wife Molly Kagan USA Network
Sharon Small The Inspector Lynley Mysteries DS Barbara Havers BBC One
Ruth Wilson Jane Eyre Jane Eyre
2008 Judi Dench Cranford Matilda "Matty" Jenkyns PBS
Jacqueline Bisset An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving Isabella Caldwell Hallmark Channel
Laura Linney John Adams Abigail Adams HBO
Phylicia Rashad A Raisin in the Sun Lena Younger ABC
Susan Sarandon Bernard and Doris Doris Duke HBO
Julie Walters Filth: The Mary Whitehouse Story Mary Whitehouse BBC Two
2009 Drew Barrymore Grey Gardens "Little" Edith Bouvier Beale HBO
Lauren Ambrose Loving Leah Leah Lever CBS
Judy Davis Diamonds Senator Joan Cameron ABC
Jessica Lange Grey Gardens "Big" Edith Bouvier Beale HBO
Janet McTeer Into the Storm Clementine Churchill
Sigourney Weaver Prayers for Bobby Mary Griffith Lifetime


Year Actor Series Role Network
2010 Claire Danes Temple Grandin Temple Grandin HBO
Hope Davis The Special Relationship Hillary Clinton HBO
Judi Dench Return to Cranford Matilda "Matty" Jenkyns BBC One
Naomie Harris Small Island Hortense Roberts
Ellie Kendrick The Diary of Anne Frank Anne Frank
Ruth Wilson Luther Alice Morgan
Winona Ryder When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story Lois Wilson CBS
2011 Kate Winslet Mildred Pierce Mildred Pierce HBO
Taraji P. Henson Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story Tiffany Rubin LMN
Diane Lane Cinema Verite Pat Loud HBO
Jean Marsh Upstairs Downstairs Rose Buck BBC One
Elizabeth McGovern Downton Abbey Cora Crawley, The Countess of Grantham ITV
Rachel Weisz Page Eight Nancy Pierpan BBC Two
2012 Julianne Moore Game Change Sarah Palin HBO
Gillian Anderson Great Expectations Miss Havisham BBC One
Romola Garai The Crimson Petal and the White Sugar BBC Two
Nicole Kidman Hemingway & Gellhorn Martha Gellhorn HBO
Sienna Miller The Girl Tippi Hedren
Sigourney Weaver Political Animals Elaine Barrish USA Network
2013 Elisabeth Moss Top of the Lake Det. Robin Griffin Sundance TV
Helena Bonham Carter Burton & Taylor Elizabeth Taylor BBC America
Holliday Grainger Bonnie & Clyde Bonnie Parker Lifetime
Melissa Leo Call Me Crazy: A Five Film Robin
Rebecca Hall Parade's End Sylvia Tietjens HBO
Helen Mirren Phil Spector Linda Kenney Baden
Jessica Lange American Horror Story: Coven Fiona Goode FX
Laura Linney The Big C: Hereafter Cathy Jamison Showtime
2014 Frances McDormand Olive Kitteridge Olive Kitteridge HBO
Maggie Gyllenhaal The Honourable Woman Nessa Stein, Baroness Stein of Tilbury Sundance TV
Sarah Lancashire Happy Valley Catherine Cawood BBC One
Cicely Tyson The Trip to Bountiful Carrie Watts Lifetime
Kristen Wiig The Spoils of Babylon Cynthia Morehouse IFC
2015 Sarah Hay Flesh and Bone Claire Robbins Starz
Samantha Bond Home Fires Frances Barden ITV
Aunjanue Ellis The Book of Negroes Aminata Diallo BET
Claire Foy Wolf Hall Anne Boleyn PBS
Queen Latifah Bessie Bessie Smith HBO
Cynthia Nixon Stockholm, Pennsylvania Marcy Dargon Lifetime
2016 Sarah Paulson The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story Marcia Clark FX
Lily James War & Peace Natasha Rostova BBC One
Melissa Leo All the Way Lady Bird Johnson HBO
Kerry Washington Confirmation Anita Hill
Audra McDonald Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill Billie Holiday
Emily Watson The Dresser Her Ladyship BBC Two
Nicole Kidman Big Little Lies Celeste Wright HBO
Joanne Froggatt Dark Angel Mary Ann Cotton ITV
Michelle Pfeiffer The Wizard of Lies Ruth Madoff HBO
Jessica Lange Feud: Bette and Joan Joan Crawford FX
Susan Sarandon Bette Davis
Elisabeth Moss Top of the Lake: China Girl Robin Griffin Sundance TV
Amy Adams Sharp Objects Camille Preaker HBO
Dakota Fanning The Alienist Sara Howard TNT
Laura Dern The Tale Jennifer Fox HBO
Julia Roberts Homecoming Heidi Bergman Prime Video
Emma Stone Maniac Annie Landsberg Netflix
Michelle Williams Fosse/Verdon Gwen Verdon FX
India Eisley I Am the Night Fauna Hodel TNT
Aunjanue Ellis When They See Us Sharonne Salaam Netflix
Niecy Nash Delores Wise
Joey King The Act Gypsy Blanchard Hulu
Helen Mirren Catherine the Great Catherine the Great HBO


Year Actor Series Role Network
Cate Blanchett Mrs. America Phyllis Schlafly FX on Hulu
Shira Haas Unorthodox Esther "Esty" Shapiro Netflix
Anya Taylor-Joy The Queen's Gambit Beth Harmon
Nicole Kidman The Undoing Grace Fraser HBO
Zendaya Euphoria Rue Bennett
Letitia Wright Small Axe Altheia Jones-LeCointe Prime Video


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