SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie
Awarded forOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series
LocationLos Angeles, California
Presented bySAG-AFTRA
Currently held byJessica Chastain for George and Tammy (2022)

The Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series is an award given by the Screen Actors Guild to honor the finest acting achievements in Miniseries or Television Movie.

Winners and nominees

  indicates the winner.


Year Nominee Miniseries or Movie Role(s)


Joanne Woodward Breathing Lessons Maggie Moran
Katharine Hepburn One Christmas Cornelia Beaumont
Diane Keaton Amelia Earhart: The Final Flight Amelia Earhart
Sissy Spacek A Place for Annie Susan Lansing
Cicely Tyson Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All Castralia, Marsden Family House Slave / Maid


Alfre Woodard The Piano Lesson Berniece Charles
Glenn Close Serving in Silence Col. Margarethe Cammermeyer
Sally Field A Woman of Independent Means Bess Alcott Steed Garner
Anjelica Huston Buffalo Girls Calamity Jane
Sela Ward Almost Golden: The Jessica Savitch Story Jessica Savitch


Kathy Bates The Late Shift Helen Kushnick
Anne Bancroft Homecoming Abigail Tillerman
Stockard Channing An Unexpected Family Barbara Whitney
Jena Malone Bastard Out of Carolina Ruth “Bone” Boatwright
Cicely Tyson The Road to Galveston Jordan Roosevelt


Alfre Woodard Miss Evers' Boys Eunice Evers, R.N.
Glenn Close In the Gloaming Janet
Faye Dunaway The Twilight of the Golds Phyllis Gold
Sigourney Weaver Snow White: A Tale of Terror Lady Claudia Hoffman
Mare Winningham George Wallace Lurleen Wallace


Angelina Jolie Gia Gia Carangi
Ann-Margret Life of the Party: The Pamela Harriman Story Pamela Harriman
Stockard Channing The Baby Dance Rachel Luckman
Olympia Dukakis More Tales of the City Mrs. Anna Madrigal
Mary Steenburgen About Sarah Sarah Elizabeth McCaffrey


Halle Berry Introducing Dorothy Dandridge Dorothy Dandridge
Judy Davis A Cooler Climate Paula
Sally Field Iris
Kathy Bates Annie Miss Agatha Hannigan
Helen Mirren The Passion of Ayn Rand Ayn Rand


Year Nominee Miniseries or Movie Role


Vanessa Redgrave If These Walls Could Talk 2 Edith Tree
Stockard Channing The Truth About Jane Janice Williams
Judi Dench The Last of the Blonde Bombshells Elizabeth Harman
Sally Field David Copperfield Aunt Betsey Trotwood
Elizabeth Franz Death of a Salesman Linda Loman


Judy Davis Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows Judy Garland
Angela Bassett Ruby's Bucket of Blood Ruby Delacroix
Anjelica Huston The Mists of Avalon Vivianne, Lady of the Lake
Sissy Spacek Midwives Sibyl Danforth
Emma Thompson Wit Vivian Bearing


Stockard Channing The Matthew Shepard Story Judy Shephard
Kathy Bates My Sister's Keeper Christine Chapman
Helen Mirren Door to Door Mrs. Porter
Vanessa Redgrave The Gathering Storm Clementine Churchill
Uma Thurman Hysterical Blindness Debbie Miller


Meryl Streep Angels in America Hannah Pitt / Ethel Rosenberg / Rabbi Chemelwitz / The Angel Australia
Anne Bancroft The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone Contessa
Helen Mirren Karen Stone
Mary-Louise Parker Angels in America Harper Pitt
Emma Thompson Nurse Emily / Homeless Woman / The Angel America


Glenn Close The Lion in Winter Queen Eleanor
Patricia Heaton The Goodbye Girl Paula McFadden
Keke Palmer The Wool Cap Lou
Hilary Swank Iron Jawed Angels Alice Paul
Charlize Theron The Life and Death of Peter Sellers Britt Ekland


S. Epatha Merkerson Lackawanna Blues Rachel "Nanny" Crosby
Tonantzin Carmelo Into the West Thunder Heart Woman
Cynthia Nixon Warm Springs Eleanor Roosevelt
Joanne Woodward Empire Falls Francine Whiting
Robin Wright Grace Roby


Helen Mirren Elizabeth I Queen Elizabeth I
Annette Bening Mrs. Harris Jean Harris
Shirley Jones Hidden Places Aunt Batty
Cloris Leachman Mrs. Harris Pearl “Billie” Schwartz
Greta Scacchi Broken Trail Nola Johns


Queen Latifah Life Support Ana Walace
Ellen Burstyn Mitch Albom's For One More Day Posey
Debra Messing The Starter Wife Molly Kagan
Anna Paquin Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee Elaine Goodale
Vanessa Redgrave The Fever Woman
Gena Rowlands What If God Were the Sun? Melissa Eisenbloom


Laura Linney John Adams Abigail Adams
Laura Dern Recount Katherine Harris
Shirley MacLaine Coco Chanel Coco Chanel
Phylicia Rashad A Raisin in the Sun Lena Younger
Susan Sarandon Bernard and Doris Doris Duke


Drew Barrymore Grey Gardens Edith “Little Edie” Beale
Joan Allen Georgia O'Keeffe Georgia O‘Keeffe
Ruby Dee America Mrs. Harper
Jessica Lange Grey Gardens Edith “Big Edie” Bouvier-Beale
Sigourney Weaver Prayers for Bobby Mary Griffith


Year Nominee Miniseries or Movie Role


Claire Danes Temple Grandin Temple Grandin
Catherine O'Hara Temple Grandin Aunt Ann
Julia Ormond Eustacia Grandin
Winona Ryder When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story Lois Wilson
Susan Sarandon You Don't Know Jack Janet Good


Kate Winslet Mildred Pierce Mildred Pierce
Diane Lane Cinema Verite Pat Loud
Maggie Smith Downton Abbey Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham
Emily Watson Appropriate Adult Janet Leach
Betty White The Lost Valentine Caroline Thomas


Julianne Moore Game Change Sarah Palin
Nicole Kidman Hemingway & Gellhorn Martha Gellhorn
Charlotte Rampling Restless Eva Delectorskaya
Sigourney Weaver Political Animals Elaine Barrish Hammond
Alfre Woodard Steel Magnolias Louisa "Ouiser" Boudreaux


Helen Mirren Phil Spector Linda Kenney Baden
Angela Bassett Betty & Coretta Coretta Scott King
Helena Bonham Carter Burton & Taylor Elizabeth Taylor
Holly Hunter Top of the Lake GJ
Elisabeth Moss Det. Robin Griffin


Frances McDormand Olive Kitteridge Olive Kitteridge
Ellen Burstyn Flowers in the Attic Olivia Foxworth
Maggie Gyllenhaal The Honourable Woman Nessa Stein, Baroness Stein of Tilbury
Julia Roberts The Normal Heart Dr. Emma Brookner
Cicely Tyson The Trip to Bountiful Mrs. Carrie Watts


Queen Latifah Bessie Bessie Smith
Nicole Kidman Grace of Monaco Grace Kelly
Christina Ricci The Lizzie Borden Chronicles Lizzie Borden
Susan Sarandon The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe Gladys Monroe Mortenson
Kristen Wiig The Spoils Before Dying Delores O’Dell


Sarah Paulson The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story Marcia Clark
Bryce Dallas Howard Black Mirror Lacie Pound
Felicity Huffman American Crime Leslie Graham
Audra McDonald Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill Billie Holiday
Kerry Washington Confirmation Anita Hill


Nicole Kidman Big Little Lies Celeste Wright
Laura Dern Big Little Lies Renata Klein
Jessica Lange Feud: Bette and Joan Joan Crawford
Susan Sarandon Bette Davis
Reese Witherspoon Big Little Lies Madeline Martha Mackenzie


Patricia Arquette Escape at Dannemora Tilly Mitchell
Amy Adams Sharp Objects Camille Preaker
Patricia Clarkson Adora Crellin
Penélope Cruz The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story Donatella Versace
Emma Stone Maniac Annie Landsberg


Michelle Williams Fosse/Verdon Gwen Verdon
Patricia Arquette The Act Dee Dee Blanchard
Toni Collette Unbelievable Det. Grace Rasmussen
Joey King The Act Gypsy Rose Blanchard
Emily Watson Chernobyl Ulana Khomyuk


Year Nominee Miniseries or Movie Role


Anya Taylor-Joy The Queen's Gambit Beth Harmon
Cate Blanchett Mrs. America Phyllis Schlafly
Michaela Coel I May Destroy You Arabella Essiedu
Nicole Kidman The Undoing Grace Fraser
Kerry Washington Little Fires Everywhere Mia Warren


Kate Winslet Mare of Easttown Marianne Sheehan
Jennifer Coolidge The White Lotus Tanya McQuoid
Cynthia Erivo Genius: Aretha Aretha Franklin
Margaret Qualley Maid Alexandra "Alex" Russell
Jean Smart Mare of Easttown Helen Fahey


Jessica Chastain George & Tammy Tammy Wynette
Emily Blunt The English Cornelia Locke
Julia Garner Inventing Anna Anna Sorokin / Anna Delvey
Niecy Nash-Betts Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story Glenda Cleveland
Amanda Seyfried The Dropout Elizabeth Holmes


Uzo Aduba Painkiller Edie Flowers
Kathryn Hahn Tiny Beautiful Things Clare Pierce
Brie Larson Lessons in Chemistry Elizabeth Zott
Bel Powley A Small Light Miep Gies
Ali Wong Beef Amy Lau


Multiple winners

2 wins

Multiple nominees

Note: Winners are indicated in bold type.

2 nominations
3 nominations
4 nominations
5 nominations

See also