And the nominees were....
- Ann-Margret as Bobbie in Carnal Knowledge
- Ellen Burstyn as Lois Farrow in The Last Picture Show
- Barbara Harris as Allison Densmore in Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me?
- Cloris Leachman as Ruther Popper in The Last Picture Show (winner)
- Margaret Leighton as Mrs. Maudsley in The Go-Between