In 2007, the Academy Awards ceremony was a night to remember as it saw some of the best performances by female movie stars being recognized and awarded. The most coveted award of the night, that is the Best Actress award, went to an actress who delivered an exceptional performance in her movie.
The winner of the Oscar for Best Actress in 2007 was Helen Mirren for her incredible portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in the movie “The Queen”.
It was not a surprise that Mirren won this prestigious award as she had already won several other awards for her role in “The Queen”. However, winning an Oscar is always special and it was no different for Mirren.
Her performance as Queen Elizabeth II was remarkable. She brought to life the complexities and nuances of a monarch struggling with grief and public opinion following the death of Princess Diana.
Mirren’s performance was not only praised by critics but also by members of the royal family. In fact, Prince William reportedly told Mirren that his grandmother would have been pleased with her portrayal.
Other nominees for Best Actress in 2007 included Penelope Cruz for “Volver”, Judi Dench for “Notes on a Scandal”, Meryl Streep for “The Devil Wears Prada”, and Kate Winslet for “Little Children”.
Overall, it was a great year for female performances in cinema and Helen Mirren’s win only added more glory to it.