Awarded to the actress who has provided the best or favorite portrayal of a heroic character, regardless of whether it was a leading or supporting role.
Heroic characters typically use their strength,
intelligence, supernatural abilities, or personal sacrifice to help
others, accomplish great deeds, or
survive against tremendous obstacles.
Kim Bassinger for Cellular; Kate Beckinsale for Van Helsing; Halle Berry for
Catwoman; Jessica Biel for Blade: Trinity; Linda Cardellini for
Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed; Sarah Michelle Gellar for
The Grudge; Sarah Michelle Gellar for Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed; Milla Jovovich for
Resident Evil: Apocalypse; Keira Knightley for King Arthur; Gwyneth Paltrow for
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow; Sarah Polley for Dawn of the Dead; Meryl Streep for
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events; Uma Thurman for
Kill Bill, Volume 2; and Sarah Vowell for The Incredibles