Oscar / Best Supporting Actress

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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.


year Award winners for the movie Nominations
1937 Gale Sondergaard A restless life Beulah Bondi for The Gorgeous Hussy
Alice Brady for My Husband Godfrey
Bonita Granville for Infame Lügen
Maria Ouspenskaya for Time of Love, Time of Farewell
1938 Alice Brady In Old Chicago Andrea Leeds for stage entrance
Anne Shirley for Stella Dallas
Claire Trevor for Dead End
Dame May Whitty for Night Must Fall
1939 Fay Bainter Jezebel - The malicious lady Beulah Bondi for Of Human Hearts
Billie Burke for How do we live happily!
Spring Byington for life artist
Miliza Korjus for The Great Waltz
1940 Hattie McDaniel Blown by the wind Geraldine Fitzgerald for Sturmhöhe
Edna May Oliver for Drums at Mohawk
Maria Ouspenskaya for Restless Love
Olivia de Havilland for Gone with the Wind


year Award winners for the movie Nominations
1941 Jane Darwell Grapes of Wrath Judith Anderson for Rebecca
Ruth Hussey for The Night Before Wedding
Barbara O'Neil for Hell, Where's Your Win?
Marjorie Rambeau for Primrose Path
1942 Mary Astor Reversed luck Sara Allgood for Schlagende Wetter
Patricia Collinge for The Little Foxes
Teresa Wright for The Little Foxes
Margaret Wycherly for Sergeant York
1943 Teresa Wright Mrs. Miniver Gladys Cooper for Journey into the Past
Agnes Moorehead for The Splendor of the Amberson House
Susan Peters for Found Years
Dame May Whitty for Mrs. Miniver
1944 Katina Paxinou Whom the hour strikes Gladys Cooper for The Song by Bernadette
Paulette Goddard for Courageous Women
Anne Revere for The Song by Bernadette
Lucile Watson for Watch on the Rhine
1945 Ethel Barrymore None But the Lonely Heart Jennifer Jones for When You Farewell
Angela Lansbury for Lady Alquist's House
Aline MacMahon for Dragonseed
Agnes Moorehead for A Woman's Diary
1946 Anne Revere Little girl, big heart Eve Arden for Solange a Heart Beats
Ann Blyth for Solange a Heart Beats
Angela Lansbury for The Portrait of Dorian Gray
Joan Lorring for The Green Corn
1947 Anne Baxter On a knife edge Ethel Barrymore for The Spiral Staircase
Lillian Gish for Duel in the Sun
Flora Robson for Destiny Game
Gale Sondergaard for Anna and the King of Siam
1948 Celeste Holm Taboo of the righteous Ethel Barrymore for Der Fall Paradin
Gloria Grahame for Im Kreuzfeuer
Marjorie Main for Das Ei und ich
Anne Revere for Tabu der Righte
1949 Claire Trevor Gangster in Key Largo Barbara Bel Geddes for Mother's Secret
Ellen Corby for Mother's Secret
Agnes Moorehead for Silent Lips
Jean Simmons for Hamlet
1950 Mercedes McCambridge The man who wanted to rule Ethel Barrymore for Pinky
Celeste Holm for ... and heaven laughs at that
Elsa Lanchester for ... and heaven laughs at
Ethel Waters for Pinky


year Award winners for the movie Nominations
1951 Josephine Hull My friend Harvey Hope Emerson for Women's Prison
Celeste Holm for All About Eva
Nancy Olson for Twilight Boulevard
Thelma Ritter for All About Eva
1952 Kim Hunter End of the line longing Joan Blondell for A Mother's Heart
Mildred Dunnock for The Death of a Salesman
Lee Grant for Police Station 21
Thelma Ritter for SOS - Two Mothers In Law
1953 Gloria Grahame City of Illusions Jean Hagen for You shall be my lucky star
Colette Marchand for Moulin Rouge
Terry Moore for Return, little Sheba
Thelma Ritter for With a Song in Your Heart
1954 Donna Reed Damn to all eternity Grace Kelly for Mogambo
Geraldine Page for One calls me Hondo
Marjorie Rambeau for hearts in a fever
Thelma Ritter for police intervenes
1955 Eva Marie Saint The fist on the neck Nina Foch for Die Intriganten
Katy Jurado for The Broken Lance
Jan Sterling for Daytime again
Claire Trevor for Daytime again and again
1956 Jo Van Fleet Beyond Eden Betsy Blair for Marty
Peggy Lee for It Happened One Night
Marisa Pavan for The Tattooed Rose
Natalie Wood for ... because they don't know what they're doing
1957 Dorothy Malone Written in the wind Mildred Dunnock for Baby Doll - Do not covet the other's wife
Eileen Heckart for evil seeds
Mercedes McCambridge for giants
Patty McCormack for evil seeds
1958 Miyoshi Umeki Sayonara Carolyn Jones for The Bachelor Party
Elsa Lanchester for Witness for the Prosecution
Hope Lange for Embers under the Ashes
Diane Varsi for Embers under the Ashes
1959 Wendy Hiller Separate from table and bed Peggy Cass for The Great Aunt
Martha Hyer for Damn They Are All
Maureen Stapleton for Life is a Lie
Cara Williams for Escape in Chains
1960 Shelley Winters Anne Frank's diary Hermione Baddeley for The Way Up
Susan Kohner for As long as there are people
Juanita Moore for As long as there are people
Thelma Ritter for bed whispers


year Award winners for the movie Nominations
1961 Shirley Jones Elmer Gantry Glynis Johns for The Endless Horizon
Shirley Knight for The Darkness at the End of the Stairs
Janet Leigh for Psycho
Mary Ure for Sons and Lovers
1962 Rita Moreno West Side Story Fay Bainter for Infam
Judy Garland for the verdict of Nuremberg
Lotte Lenya for The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone
Una Merkel for Sommer und Rauch
1963 Patty Duke Light in the dark Mary Badham for Who Disturbs the Nightingale
Shirley Knight for Sweet Bird Youth
Angela Lansbury for Ambassador of Fear
Thelma Ritter for The Prisoner of Alcatraz
1964 Margaret Rutherford Hotel International Diane Cilento for Tom Jones - Between bed and gallows
Edith Evans for Tom Jones - Between bed and gallows
Joyce Redman for Tom Jones - Between bed and gallows
Lilia Skala for lilies on the field
1965 Purple Kedrova Alexis Sorbas Gladys Cooper for My Fair Lady
Edith Evans for The House in the Chalk Garden
Grayson Hall for The Night of the Iguana
Agnes Moorehead for Lullaby for a Corpse
1966 Shelley Winters Dreaming lips Ruth Gordon for Damned, Sweet World
Joyce Redman for Othello
Maggie Smith for Othello
Peggy Wood for My Songs - My Dreams
1967 Sandy Dennis Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Wendy Hiller for A man for every season
Jocelyne LaGarde for Hawaii
Vivien Merchant for The seducer sends his best regards
Geraldine Page for Big Boy, now you will be a man!
1968 Estelle Parsons Bonnie and Clyde Carol Channing for Modern Millie - Rich Man Wanted
Mildred Natwick for Barefoot in the Park
Beah Richards for Advice on Who's to Eat
Katharine Ross for The Graduate Exam
1969 Ruth Gordon Rosemary's baby Lynn Carlin for Faces
Sondra Locke for The Heart Is A Lone Hunter
Kay Medford for Funny Girl
Estelle Parsons for The Love of a Summer
1970 Goldie Hawn The cactus flower Catherine Burns for Petting
Dyan Cannon for Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice
Sylvia Miles for Asphalt-Cowboy
Susannah York for Horses only get the coup de grace


year Award winners for the movie Nominations
1971 Helen Hayes Airport Karen Black for Five Easy Pieces
Lee Grant for Homeowner
Sally Kellerman for MASH
Maureen Stapleton for Airport
1972 Cloris Leachman The last performance Ann-Margret for The Art of Loving
Ellen Burstyn for The Final Performance
Barbara Harris for Who is Harry Kellerman?
Margaret Leighton for The Mediator
1973 Eileen Heckart Butterflies are free Jeannie Berlin for changing horses on the wedding
night Geraldine Page for Peter and Tillie
Susan Tyrrell for Fat City
Shelley Winters for Die Höllenfahrt der Poseidon
1974 Tatum O'Neal Paper moon Linda Blair for The Exorcist
Candy Clark for American Graffiti
Madeline Kahn for Paper Moon
Sylvia Sidney for Summer Wishes - Winter Dreams
1975 Ingrid Bergman Murder on the Orient Express Valentina Cortese for The American Night
Madeline Kahn for The Wilde Wild West
Diane Ladd for Alice No
Longer Lives Here Talia Shire for The Godfather - Part II
1976 Lee Grant shampoo Ronee Blakley for Nashville
Sylvia Miles for Go To Hell, Darling
Lily Tomlin for Nashville
Brenda Vaccaro for Once is not enough
1977 Beatrice Straight Network Jane Alexander for The Untouchables
Jodie Foster for Taxi Driver
Lee Grant for Journey of the Damned
Piper Laurie for Carrie, Satan's Youngest Daughter
1978 Vanessa Redgrave Julia Leslie Browne for The Turning Point
Quinn Cummings for The Lodger
Melinda Dillon for Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Tuesday Weld for In Search of Mr. Goodbar
1979 Maggie Smith The crazy California hotel Dyan Cannon for Heaven Shall Wait
Penelope Milford for Coming Home
Maureen Stapleton for Inner Life
Meryl Streep for Those Going Through Hell
1980 Meryl Streep Kramer versus Kramer Jane Alexander for Kramer versus Kramer
Barbara Barrie for Four Crazy Types - We Can All, Nobody Can
Make Us Candice Bergen for On New
Mariel Hemingway for Manhattan


year Award winners for the movie Nominations
1981 Mary Steenburgen Melvin and Howard Eileen Brennan for Sagittarius Benjamin
Eva Le Gallienne for Der stark Wille
Cathy Moriarty for Wie ein Wilder Stier
Diana Scarwid for Max's Bar
1982 Maureen Stapleton Reds Melinda Dillon for Sensational Reporter
Jane Fonda for At Golden Lake
Joan Hackett for Mrs. Hines and daughter
Elizabeth McGovern for Ragtime
1983 Jessica Lange Tootsie Glenn Close for Garp and How He Saw the World
Teri Garr for Tootsie
Kim Stanley for Frances
Lesley Ann Warren for Victor / Victoria
1984 Linda Hunt A year in hell Cher for Silkwood
Glenn Close for Der große Frust
Amy Irving for Yentl
Alfre Woodard for Cross Creek
1985 Peggy Ashcroft Trip to India Glenn Close for The Indomitable
Lindsay Crouse for A Place in the Heart
Christine Lahti for Swing Shift
Geraldine Page for The Godfather of Greenwich Village
1986 Anjelica Huston The honor of the Prizzis Margaret Avery for The Color Purple
Amy Madigan for Twice in Life
Meg Tilly for Agnes - Angels in Fire
Oprah Winfrey for The Color Purple
1987 Dianne Wiest Hannah and her sisters Tess Harper for Criminal Hearts
Piper Laurie for God's Forgotten Children
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio for The Color of Money
Maggie Smith for Rooms With a View
1988 Olympia Dukakis Moonstruck Norma Aleandro for Gaby - A True Story
Anne Archer for A Fateful Affair
Anne Ramsey for Throw Mama off the train!
Ann Sothern for whales in August
1989 Geena Davis The Travels of Mr. Leary Joan Cusack for Women's Guns
Frances McDormand for Mississippi Burning
Michelle Pfeiffer for Dangerous Liaisons
Sigourney Weaver for Women's Guns
1990 Brenda Fricker My left foot Anjelica Huston for enemies - The story of a love
Lena Olin for enemies - The story of a love
Julia Roberts for magnolias made of steel
Dianne Wiest for an insane family


year Award winners for the movie Nominations
1991 Whoopi Goldberg Ghost message from Sam Annette Bening for Grifters
Lorraine Bracco for Good Fellas - Three Decades in the Mafia
Diane Ladd for Wild at Heart - The story of Sailor and Lula
Mary McDonnell for Dances with Wolves
1992 Mercedes Ruehl King of the fishermen Diane Ladd for The Pleasure of Beautiful Rose
Juliette Lewis for Cape Fear
Kate Nelligan for Lord of the Tides
Jessica Tandy for Green Tomatoes
1993 Marisa Tomei My cousin Winnie Judy Davis for Husbands and Wives
Joan Plowright for Bewitched April
Vanessa Redgrave for See you at Howards End
Miranda Richardson for Doom
1994 Anna Paquin The piano Holly Hunter for The
Rosie Perez Company for Fearless
Winona Ryder for The Time of Innocence
Emma Thompson for In the Name of the Father
1995 Dianne Wiest Bullets Over Broadway Rosemary Harris for Tom & Viv
Helen Mirren for King George - A Kingdom for More Mind
Uma Thurman for Pulp Fiction
Jennifer Tilly for Bullets Over Broadway
1996 Mira Sorvino Beloved Aphrodite Joan Allen for Nixon
Kathleen Quinlan for Apollo 13
Mare Winningham for Georgia
Kate Winslet for Sense and Sensuality
1997 Juliette Binoche The English patient Joan Allen for Witch Hunt
Lauren Bacall for Love Has Two Faces
Barbara Hershey for Portrait of a Lady
Marianne Jean-Baptiste for Lies and Secrets
1998 Kim Basinger LA Confidential Joan Cusack for In & Out
Minnie Driver for Good Will Hunting
Julianne Moore for Boogie Nights
Gloria Stuart for Titanic
1999 Judi Dench Shakespeare in Love Kathy Bates for With All Might
Brenda Blethyn for Little Voice
Rachel Griffiths for Hilary & Jackie
Lynn Redgrave for Gods and Monsters
2000 Angelina Jolie Crazy Toni Collette for The Sixth Sense
Catherine Keener for Being John Malkovich
Samantha Morton for Sweet and Lowdown
Chloë Sevigny for Boys Don't Cry


year Award winners for the movie Nominations
2001 Marcia Gay Harden Pollock Judi Dench for Chocolat - A small bite is enough
Kate Hudson for Almost Famous - Almost Famous
Frances McDormand for Almost Famous - Almost Famous
Julie Walters for Billy Elliot - I Will Dance
2002 Jennifer Connelly A Beautiful Mind - genius and madness Helen Mirren for Gosford Park
Maggie Smith for Gosford Park
Marisa Tomei for In the Bedroom
Kate Winslet for Iris
2003 Catherine Zeta-Jones Chicago Kathy Bates for About Schmidt
Queen Latifah for Chicago
Julianne Moore for The Hours - From Eternity to Eternity
Meryl Streep for Adaptation - The Orchid Thief
2004 Renée Zellweger On the way to Cold Mountain Shohreh Aghdashloo for House of Sand and Mist
Patricia Clarkson for Pieces of April - A Day with April Burns
Marcia Gay Harden for Mystic River
Holly Hunter for Thirteen
2005 Cate Blanchett Aviator Laura Linney for Kinsey
Virginia Madsen for Sideways
Sophie Okonedo for Hotel Rwanda
Natalie Portman for Up Close
2006 Rachel Weisz The eternal gardener Amy Adams for June Beetle
Catherine Keener for Capote
Frances McDormand for Cold Land
Michelle Williams for Brokeback Mountain
2007 Jennifer Hudson Dream girls Adriana Barraza for Babel
Cate Blanchett for Diary of a Scandal
Abigail Breslin for Little Miss Sunshine
Rinko Kikuchi for Babel
2008 Tilda Swinton Michael Clayton Cate Blanchett for I'm Not There
Ruby Dee for American Gangster
Saoirse Ronan for Atonement
Amy Ryan for Gone Baby Gone - No Child's Play
2009 Penelope Cruz Vicky Cristina Barcelona Amy Adams for Faith
Viola Davis for Faith
Taraji P. Henson for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Marisa Tomei for The Wrestler
2010 Mo'Nique Precious - Life is precious Penélope Cruz for Nine
Vera Farmiga for Up in the Air
Maggie Gyllenhaal for Crazy Heart
Anna Kendrick for Up in the Air


year Award winners for the movie Nominations
2011 Melissa Leo The Fighter Amy Adams for The Fighter
Helena Bonham Carter for The King's Speech
Hailee Steinfeld for True Grit
Jacki Weaver for The Kingdom of Crime
2012 Octavia Spencer The Help Bérénice Bejo for The Artist
Jessica Chastain for The Help
Melissa McCarthy for Bridal Alert
Janet McTeer for Albert Nobbs
2013 Anne Hathaway Les Misérables Amy Adams for The Master
Sally Field for Lincoln
Jacki Weaver for Silver Linings
Helen Hunt for The Sessions - When Words Touch
2014 Lupita Nyong'o 12 years a slave Sally Hawkins for Blue Jasmine
Jennifer Lawrence for American Hustle
Julia Roberts for August in Osage County
June Squibb for Nebraska
2015 Patricia Arquette Boyhood Laura Dern for The Great Trip - Wild
Keira Knightley for The Imitation Game - A Top Secret Life
Emma Stone for Birdman or (The Unexpected Power of Cluelessness)
Meryl Streep for Into the Woods
2016 Alicia Vikander The Danish Girl Kate Winslet for Steve Jobs
Rooney Mara for Carol
Jennifer Jason Leigh for The Hateful Eight
Rachel McAdams for Spotlight
2017 Viola Davis Fences Naomie Harris for Moonlight
Nicole Kidman for Lion - The Long Road Home
Octavia Spencer for Hidden Figures - Unrecognized Heroines
Michelle Williams for Manchester by the Sea
2018 Allison Janney I, Tonya Mary J. Blige for Mudbound
Lesley Manville for Der silken Faden
Laurie Metcalf for Lady Bird
Octavia Spencer for Shape of Water - The Whisper of Water
2019 Regina King If Beale Street Could Talk Amy Adams for Vice - The Second Man
Marina de Tavira for Roma
Emma Stone for The Favorite - Intrigue and Insanity
Rachel Weisz for The Favorite - Intrigue and Insanity
2020 Laura Dern Marriage story Kathy Bates for Der Fall Richard Jewell (Richard Jewell)
Scarlett Johansson for Jojo Rabbit
Florence Pugh for Little Women
Margot Robbie for Bombshell - The End of Silence