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All Videogame Actresses Who Have Won Oscars

Which Academy Award Winning Actresses Have Performed in Videogames?

Despite the fact that the videogame industry is larger than its film, television, music, and sports counterparts, and will boast an estimated three billion gamers worldwide by 2023, some still downplay the burgeoning medium as an inferior form of entertainment in comparison to its more respected competitors in the media landscape.

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However, despite the aspersions of the ever-shrinking number naysayers, many of the biggest names in Hollywood are increasingly embracing videogames as a valuable medium to tell stories and perform their craft. In fact, some of those who have attained acting immortality by winning Academy Awards for their work in film have begun lending their talents to videogames. This article will highlight Oscar-winning actresses, who have performed or voice acted in videogames listed alphabetically, including the games they worked on and the years/films in which they received Academy Awards. Note: This article will not include actresses who only appeared in videogames through archival voice acting and footage.

Cher

Academy Award: Best Actress (1987) – Moonstruck

Videogame Performance: 9: The Last Resort

Laura Dern

Academy Award: Best Supporting Actress (2019) – Marriage Story

Videogame Performances: Jurassic World Evolution, Jurassic World Evolution 2

Judi Dench

Academy Award: Best Supporting Actress (1998) – Shakespeare in Love

Videogame Performances: James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing, GoldenEye: Rogue Agent, 007: Quantum of Solace, GoldenEye 007, James Bond 007: Blood Stone, 007 Legends

Linda Hunt

Academy Award: Best Supporting Actress (1983) – The Year of Living Dangerously

Videogame Performances: God of War, God of War II, God of War III, God of War: Ascension, God of War: Chains of Olympus, God of War: Ghost of Sparta

Holly Hunter

Academy Award: Best Actress (1993) – The Piano

Videogame Performances: Disney Infinity, Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes, Disney Infinity 3.0

Brie Larson

Academy Award: Best Actress (2015) – Room

Videogame Performance: Fortnite

Julianne Moore

Academy Award: Best Actress (2014) – Still Alice

Videogame Performance: Chaos Island: The Lost World

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Lupita Nyong’o

Academy Award: Best Supporting Actress (2013) – 12 Years a Slave

Videogame Performance: Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Susan Sarandon

Academy Award: Best Actress (1995) – Dead Man Walking

Videogame Performance: Dishonored

Maggie Smith

Academy Award: Best Actress (1969) – The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Best Supporting Actress (1978) – California Suite

Videogame Performance: Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery

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Emma Stone

Academy Award: Best Actress (2016) – La La Land

Videogame Performance: Sleeping Dogs (including motion capture)

Tilda Swinton

Academy Award: Best Supporting Actress (2007) – Michael Clayton

Videogame Performance: Constantine

Charlize Theron

Academy Award: Best Actress (2003) – Monster

Videogame Performance: Aeon Flux

Kate Winslet

Academy Award: Best Actress (2008) – The Reader

Videogame Performance: Insurgent: Shatter Reality

Reese Witherspoon

Academy Award: Best Actress (2006) – Walk the Line

Videogame Performance: Monsters vs. Aliens (the game)


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Grant Testa is a writer at Prima Games, who specializes in achievement hunting and horror gaming. He is also an avid comic book reader/collector, fantasy footballer, and rock music fanatic. Thousands who have been defeated by Grant in online multiplayer games have cried to themselves, wondering, "How did he get so good?! Why can't I be a gaming demigod like him?" They would probably be surprised to learn that Grant actually inherited his elite gaming skills from his mom, Joann Hansen, one of the speediest stenographers/typists in the nation, (and probably the world). Fun fact: he is also the son of the world’s first “let’s player” and comedy legend, Tim Testa.