Oscar / Best Supporting Actress
The Oscar for best supporting actress honors the achievements of actresses in supporting roles. The award has been presented since the ninth edition of the Oscars. This resulted in a total of 79 awards in this category, which 77 actresses received, as Shelley Winters and Dianne Wiest each won two awards in this category.
|Two-time award winner||Shelley Winters , Dianne Wiest|
|Six nominations||Thelma Ritter|
|Five-time nominations||Amy Adams|
|Four-time nomination||Ethel Barrymore , Agnes Moorehead , Lee Grant , Maureen Stapleton , Geraldine Page , Maggie Smith , Meryl Streep|
|Three nominations||Anne Revere , Celeste Holm , Claire Trevor , Angela Lansbury , Gladys Cooper , Shelley Winters , Glenn Close , Diane Ladd , Dianne Wiest , Frances McDormand , Cate Blanchett , Marisa Tomei , Octavia Spencer , Kathy Bates|
Beatrice Straight won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role on Network, which saw her on screen for five minutes and two seconds. With that she won an Oscar with the shortest appearance. Second place in this regard goes to Judi Dench , who was on screen for around eight minutes for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth the First of England in the film Shakespeare in Love .
A total of 302 actresses were nominated for this Oscar. 133 of them were born after the end of the Second World War . They are all still alive. Of the remaining 169, 121 have already died, most recently Colette Marchand at the age of 90. The oldest surviving nominee is Olivia de Havilland . Together with Gloria Stuart , who died in 2010, she is so far the only nominee to have turned 100. Stuart is also the oldest actress to be nominated, at 87 at the time of the nomination. Susan Peters died earliest at the age of 31. Since February 25, 2007, the youngest nominee, then at the age of 11, is the now 23-year-old Abigail Breslin .
Awards and nominations
The following tables list the award winners and nominees with the corresponding films according to the year they were awarded.