Supporting Actor Oscar Winners–Year, Film, Age at Winning

The Academy established the two supporting categories (Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress) in 1936.

Below please find a list of winners, in chronological order, age of winning

1930s

1936: Walter Brennan, Come and Get It, 42
1937: Joseph Schildkraut, The Life of Emile Zola, 42
1938: Walter Brennan, Kentucky, 44
1939: Thomas Mitchell, Stagecoach, 45

1940s

1940: Walter Brennan, The Westerner, 46
1941: Donald Crisp, How Green Was My Valley, 59
1942: Van Hefflin, Johnny Eager, 32
1943: Charles Coburn, The More the Merrier, 64
1944: Barry Fitzgerald, Going My Way, 56
1945: James Dunn, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, 44
1946: Harold Russell, The Best Years of Our Lives, 32
1947: Edmund Gwenn, The Miracle on 34th Street, 70
1948: Walter Huston, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, 58
1949: Dean Jagger, Twelve O’Clock High, 46

1950s

1950: George Sanders, All About Eve, 44
1951: Karl Malden, A Streetcar Named Desire, 39
1952: Anthony Quinn, Viva Zapata, 37
1953: Frank Sinatra, From Here to Eternity, 38
1954: Edmond O’Brien, The Barefoot Contessa, 39
1955: Jack Lemmon, Mister Roberts, 30
1956: Anthony Quinn, Lust for Life, 41
1957: Red Buttons, Sayonara, 39
1958: Burl Ives, The Big Country, 49
1959: Hugh Griffith, Ben-Hur, 47

1960s

1960: Peter Ustinov, Spartacus, 39
1961: George Chakiris, West Side Story, 27
1962: Ed Begley, Sweet Bird of Youth, 61
1963: Melvyn Douglas, Hud, 62
1964: Peter Ustinov, Topkapi, 43
1965: Martin Balsam, A Thousand Clowns,
1966: Walter Matthau, The Fortune Cookie, 46
1967: George Kennedy, Cool Hand Luke, 42
1968: Jack Albertson, The Subject Was Roses, 61
1969: Gig Young, They Shoot Horses, Don’t They, 38

1970s

1970: John Mills, Ryan’s Daughter, 62
1971: Ben Johnson, The Last Picture Show, 53
1972: Joel Grey, Cabaret, 40
1973: John Houseman, The Paper Chase, 61
1974: Robert De Niro, The Godfather, Part II, 31
1975: George Burns, The Sunshine Boys, 79
1976: Jason Robards, All the President’s Men, 54
1977: Jason Robards, Julia, 55
1978: Christopher Walken, The Deer Hunter, 35
1979: Mlevyn Douglas, Being There, 78

1980s

1980: Timothy Hutton, Ordinary People, 20
1981: John Gielgud, Arthur, 77
1982: Louis Gossett Jr., An Officer and a Gentleman, 46
1983: Jack Nicholson, Terms of Endearment, 46
1984: Hang S. Ngor, The Killing Fields, 44
1985: Don Ameche, Cocoon, 77
1986: Michael Caine, Hannah and Her Sisters, 53
1987: Sean Connery, The Untouchables, 57
1988: Kevin Kline, A Fish Called Wanda, 41
1989: Denzel Washington, Glory, 35

1990s

1990: Joe Pesci, GoodFellas, 47
1991: Jack Palance, City Slickers, 72
1992: Gene Hackman, Unforgiven, 62
1993: Tommy Lee Jones, The Fugitive, 47
1994: Martin Landau, Ed Wood, 66
1995: Kevin Spacey, The Usual Suspects, 36
1996: Cuba Gooding Jr., Jerry Maguire, 28
1997: Robin Williams, Good Will Hunting, 46
1998: James Coburn, Affliction, 70
1999: Michael Caine, The Cider House Rules,

2000

2000: Benicio Del Toro, Traffic, 33
2001: Jim Broadbent, Iris, 52
2002: Chris Cooper, Adaptation, 51
2003: Tim Robbins, Mystic River, 45
2004: Morgan Freeman, Million Dollar Baby, 67
2005: George Clooney, Syriana, 44
2006: Alan Arkin, Little Miss Sunshine, 72

2007: Javier Bardem, No Country for Old Men, 38

2008: Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight (posthumous), 29

2009: Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds, 56

2010-2019

2010: Christian Bale, The Fighter, 41

2011: Christopher Plummer, Beginners, 82

2012: Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained, 59

2013: Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club, 42

2014: J.K. Simmons, 60

2015: Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies, 55

2016: Ali Maharshala, Moonlight, 41

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