Oscars - best actress public misconceptions 2019

The statistic presents information on the share of viewers who incorrectly believe selected actresses have won an Academy Award in the United States as of January 2019. During a survey, 47 percent of respondents incorrectly believed that Sigourney Weaver had won an Oscar for acting. She was nominated for three acting awards in the 1980s, twice for Best Actress and once for Best Supporting Actress. In 1988, she was nominated for Best Actress for "Gorillas in the Mist" and for Best Supporting Actress for "Working Girl".

Share of viewers who incorrectly believe selected actresses have won an Academy Award in the United States as of January 2019

Share of respondents
Glenn Close49%
Sigourney Weaver47%
Jamie Lee Curtis45%
Scarlett Johannson41%
Michelle Pfeiffer39%
Annette Bening32%
Keira Knightley26%
Amy Adams24%
Rachel McAdams22%
Helena Bonham Carter21%
Kerry Washington19%
Robin Wright15%
Mary J. Blige14%
Laura Linney13%
Sally Hawkins8%
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Sources

Release date

January 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

January 3 to 6, 2019

Number of respondents

2,201 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online interview

Supplementary notes

This question was phrased by the source as follows: "To the best of your knowledge, which of the following actors have ever won an Academy Award (Oscar) for Best Actress or Best Supporting Actress?"

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