Oscar Actors: Best Supporting Actresses (Female) by Year, Role, and Film

Best Supporting Actresses (Female) by Year, Screen Role, and Film (1936-present)

1936 (9th)

Gale Sondergaard, Faith Paleologus, Anthony Adverse

Role:

Genre:

Beulah Bondi, Rachel Jackson, The Gorgeous Hussy
Alice Brady, Angelica Bullock, My Man Godfrey
Bonita Granville, Mary Tilford, These Three
Maria Ouspenskaya, Baroness von Obersdorf, Dodsworth

1937 (10th)

Alice Brady, Molly O’Leary, In Old Chicago

Role:

Film:

Andrea Leeds, Kay Hamilton, Stage Door
Anne Shirley, Laurel “Lollie” Dallas, Stella Dallas
Claire Trevor, Francey, Dead End
May Whitty, Mrs. Bramson, Night Must Fall

1938 (11th)

Fay Bainter, Belle Massey, Jezebel 

Role:

Genre:

Beulah Bondi Mary Wilkins Of Human Hearts
Billie Burke Emily Kilbourne Merrily We Live
Spring Byington Penelope “Penny” Sycamore You Can’t Take It with You
Miliza Korjus Carla Donner The Great Waltz

1939 (12th)

Hattie McDaniel, Mammy, Gone with the Wind 

Role: Mammy (first black winner)

Genre: Historical Epic

Olivia de Havilland Melanie Hamilton Gone with the Wind
Geraldine Fitzgerald Isabella Linton Wuthering Heights
Edna May Oliver Sarah McKlennar Drums Along the Mohawk
Maria Ouspenskaya Grandmother Janou Love Affair

1940 (13th)

Jane Darwell, Ma Joad, The Grapes of Wrath 

Role:

Genre:

Judith Anderson Mrs. Danvers Rebecca
Ruth Hussey Liz Imbrie The Philadelphia Story
Barbara O’Neil Françoise, Duchess de Praslin All This, and Heaven Too
Marjorie Rambeau Mamie Adams Primrose Path

1941 (14th)

Mary Astor, Sandra Kovak, The Great Lie

Sara Allgood Beth Morgan How Green Was My Valley
Patricia Collinge Birdie Bagtry-Hubbard The Little Foxes
Teresa Wright Alexandra Giddens
Margaret Wycherly Mary Brooks-York Sergeant York

1942 (15th)

Teresa Wright, Carol Beldon, Mrs. Miniver

Role:

Genre:

Gladys Cooper Mrs. Vale Now, Voyager
Agnes Moorehead Fanny Minafer The Magnificent Ambersons
Susan Peters Kitty Chilcet Random Harvest
May Whitty Lady Beldon Mrs. Miniver

1943 (16th)

Katina Paxinou, Pilar, For Whom the Bell Tolls

Role:

Genre:

Gladys Cooper, Marie-Thérèse Vauzou, The Song of Bernadette
Paulette Goddard, Joan O’Dou,l So Proudly We Hail!
Anne Revere, Louise Casterot-Soubirous, The Song of Bernadette
Lucile Watson, Fanny Farrelly, Watch on the Rhine

1944 (17th)

Ethel Barrymore, Ma Mott, None but the Lonely Heart 

Role:

Genre:

Jennifer Jones, Jane Deborah Hilton, Since You Went Away
Angela Lansbury, Nancy Oliver, Gaslight
Aline MacMahon, Ling Tan’s, Wife Dragon Seed
Agnes Moorehead, Aspasia Conti, Mrs. Parkington

1945 (18th)

Anne Revere, Araminty Brown, National Velvet

Role:

Genre:

Eve Arden Ida Corwin Mildred Pierce
Ann Blyth Veda Pierce
Angela Lansbury Sibyl Vane The Picture of Dorian Gray
Joan Lorring Bessie Watty The Corn Is Green

1946 (19th)

Anne Baxter, Sophie Nelson-MacDonald, The Razor’s Edge

Ethel Barrymore Mrs. Warren The Spiral Staircase
Lillian Gish Laura Belle McCanles Duel in the Sun
Flora Robson Angelique Buiton Saratoga Trunk
Gale Sondergaard Lady Thiang Anna and the King of Siam

1947 (20th)

Celeste Holm, Anne Dettrey, Gentleman’s Agreement 

Role:

Genre:

Ethel Barrymore Sophie Horfield The Paradine Case
Gloria Grahame Ginny Tremaine Crossfire
Marjorie Main Ma Kettle The Egg and I
Anne Revere Mrs. Green Gentleman’s Agreement

1948 (21st)

Claire Trevor Award winner Gaye Dawn Key Largo 

Role:

Genre:

Barbara Bel Geddes Katrin Hanson I Remember Mama
Ellen Corby Trina
Agnes Moorehead Aggie McDonald Johnny Belinda
Jean Simmons Ophelia Hamlet

1949 (22nd)

Mercedes McCambridge, Sadie Burke, All the King’s Men 

Role:

Genre:

Ethel Barrymore Miss Em Pinky
Celeste Holm Sister Scholastica Come to the Stable
Elsa Lanchester Amelia Potts
Ethel Waters Dicey Johnson Pinky

1950 (23rd)

Josephine Hull, Veta Louise Simmons, Harvey 

Role:

Genre:

Hope Emerson Evelyn Harper Caged
Celeste Holm Karen Richards All About Eve
Nancy Olson Betty Schaefer Sunset Boulevard
Thelma Ritter Birdie Coonan All About Eve

1951 (24th)

Kim Hunter, Stella Kowalski, A Streetcar Named Desire

Role:

Genre:

Joan Blondell Annie Rawlins The Blue Veil
Mildred Dunnock Linda Loman Death of a Salesman
Lee Grant Shoplifter Detective Story
Thelma Ritter Ellen McNulty The Mating Season

1952 (25th)

Gloria Grahame, Rosemary Bartlow, The Bad and the Beautiful 

Role:

Genre:

Jean Hagen Lina Lamont Singin’ in the Rain
Colette Marchand Marie Charlet Moulin Rouge
Terry Moore Marie Buckholder Come Back, Little Sheba
Thelma Ritter Clancy With a Song in My Heart

1953 (26th)

Donna Reed, Alma Burke/Lorene, From Here to Eternity

Role:

Genre:

Grace Kelly Linda Nordley Mogambo
Geraldine Page Angie Lowe Hondo
Marjorie Rambeau Mrs. Stewart Torch Song
Thelma Ritter Moe Williams Pickup on South Street

1954 (27th)

Eva Marie, Edie Doyle, On the Waterfront 

Role:

Genre:

Nina Foch Erica Martin Executive Suite
Katy Jurado Señora Devereaux Broken Lance
Jan Sterling Sally McKee The High and the Mighty
Claire Trevor May Holst

1955 (28th)

Jo Van Fleet, Cathy Ames/Kate Trask East of Eden

Role:

Genre:

Betsy Blair Clara Snyder Marty
Peggy Lee Rose Hopkins Pete Kelly’s Blues
Marisa Pavan Rosa Delle Rose The Rose Tattoo
Natalie Wood Judy Rebel Without a Cause

1956 (29th)

Dorothy Malone, Marylee Hadley, Written on the Wind 

Role:

Genre:

Mildred Dunnock Rose Comfort Baby Doll
Eileen Heckart Hortense Daigle The Bad Seed
Mercedes McCambridge Luz Benedict Giant
Patty McCormack Rhoda Penmark The Bad Seed

1957 (30th)

Miyoshi Umeki, Katsumi Kelly, Sayonara 

Role:

Genre:

Carolyn Jones The Existentialist The Bachelor Party
Elsa Lanchester Miss Plimsoll Witness for the Prosecution
Hope Lange Selena Cross Peyton Place
Diane Varsi Allison MacKenzie

1958 (31st)

Wendy Hiller, Pat Cooper, Separate Tables 

Role:

Genre:

Peggy Cass Agnes Gooch Auntie Mame
Martha Hyer Gwen French Some Came Running
Maureen Stapleton Fay Doyle Lonelyhearts
Cara Williams Billy’s Mother The Defiant Ones

1959 (32nd)

Shelley Winters, Petronella van Daan, The Diary of Anne Frank 

Role:

Genre:

Hermione Baddeley Elspeth Room at the Top
Susan Kohner Sarah Jane Johnson Imitation of Life
Juanita Moore Annie Johnson
Thelma Ritter Alma Pillow Talk

1960 (33rd)

Shirley Jones, Lulu Baines, Elmer Gantry 

Role:

Genre:

Glynis Johns Mrs. Firth The Sundowners
Shirley Knight Reenie Flood The Dark at the Top of the Stairs
Janet Leigh Marion Crane Psycho
Mary Ure Clara Dawes Sons and Lovers

1961 (34th)

Rita Moreno, Anita del Carmen, West Side Story 

Role:

Genre:

Fay Bainter Amelia Tilford The Children’s Hour
Judy Garland Irene Hoffman-Wallner Judgment at Nuremberg
Lotte Lenya Magda Terribili-Gonzales The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone
Una Merkel Mrs. Winemiller Summer and Smoke

1962 (35th)

Patty Duke, Helen Keller, The Miracle Worker 

Role:

Genre:

Mary Badham Jean Louise “Scout” Finch To Kill a Mockingbird
Shirley Knight Heavenly Finley Sweet Bird of Youth
Angela Lansbury Eleanor Iselin The Manchurian Candidate
Thelma Ritter Elizabeth McCartney-Stroud Birdman of Alcatraz

1963 (36th)

Margaret Rutherford, The Duchess of Brighton, The V.I.P.s 

Role:

Genre:

Diane Cilento Molly Seagrim Tom Jones
Edith Evans Miss Western
Joyce Redman Mrs. Waters / Jenny Jones
Lilia Skala Mother Maria Marthe Lilies of the Field

1964 (37th)

Lila Kedrova, Madame Hortense, Zorba the Greek 

Role:

Genre:

Gladys Cooper Mrs. Higgins My Fair Lady
Edith Evans Mrs. St. Maugham The Chalk Garden
Grayson Hall Judith Fellowes The Night of the Iguana
Agnes Moorehead Velma Cruther Hush…Hush, Sweet Charlotte

1965 (38th)

Shelley Winters, Rose-ann D’Arcey, A Patch of Blue 

Role

Genre:

Ruth Gordon Lucile Clover / The Dealer Inside Daisy Clover
Joyce Redman Emilia Othello
Maggie Smith Desdemona
Peggy Wood Mother Abbess The Sound of Music

1966 (39th)

Sandy Dennis, Honey, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? 

Role:

Genre:

Wendy Hiller Alice More A Man for All Seasons
Jocelyne LaGarde Malama Kanakoa Hawaii
Vivien Merchant Lily Clamacraft Alfie
Geraldine Page Margery Chanticleer You’re a Big Boy Now

1967 (40th)

Estelle Parsons, Blanche Barrow, Bonnie and Clyde

Role:

Genre:

Carol Channing Muzzy van Hossmere Thoroughly Modern Millie
Mildred Natwick Ethel Banks Barefoot in the Park
Beah Richards Mary Prentice Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
Katharine Ross Elaine Robinson The Graduate

1968 (41st)

Ruth Gordon, Minnie Castevet, Rosemary’s Baby

Role:

Genre:

Lynn Carlin Maria Forst Faces
Sondra Locke Mick Kelly The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
Kay Medford Rose Stern-Borach Funny Girl
Estelle Parsons Calla Mackie Rachel, Rachel

1969 (42nd)

Goldie Hawn, Toni Simmons, Cactus Flower 

Role:

Genre:

Catherine Burns Rhoda Last Summer
Dyan Cannon Alice Henderson Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice
Sylvia Miles Cass Midnight Cowboy
Susannah York Alice LeBlanc They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?

1970 (43rd)

Helen Hayes, Ada Quonsett, Airport

Role

Genre:

Karen Black Rayette Dipesto Five Easy Pieces
Lee Grant Joyce Enders The Landlord
Sally Kellerman Major Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan M*A*S*H
Maureen Stapleton Inez Guerrero Airport

1971 (44th)

Cloris Leachman, Ruth Popper, The Last Picture Show

Role:

Genre:

Ann-Margret Bobbie Carnal Knowledge
Ellen Burstyn Lois Farrow The Last Picture Show
Barbara Harris Allison Densmore Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me?
Margaret Leighton Mrs. Maudsley The Go-Between

1972 (45th)

Eileen Heckart, Mrs. Baker, Butterflies Are Free

Role:

Genre:

Jeannie Berlin Lila Kolodny The Heartbreak Kid
Geraldine Page Gertrude Wilson Pete ‘n’ Tillie
Susan Tyrrell Oma Lee Greer Fat City
Shelley Winters, Belle Rosen, The Poseidon Adventure

1973 (46th)

Tatum O’Neal, Addie Loggins, Paper Moon 

Role:

Genre:

Linda Blair Regan MacNeil The Exorcist
Candy Clark Debbie Dunham American Graffiti
Madeline Kahn Trixie Delight Paper Moon
Sylvia Sidney Mrs. Pritchett Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams

1974 (47th)

Ingrid Bergman, Greta Ohlsson, Murder on the Orient Express 

Role:

Genre:

Valentina Cortese Séverine Day for Night
Madeline Kahn Lili von Shtüpp Blazing Saddles
Diane Ladd Flo Castleberry Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore
Talia Shire Connie Corleone The Godfather Part II

1975 (48th)

Lee Grant, Felicia Karpf, Shampoo 

Role:

Genre:

Ronee Blakley Barbara Jean Nashville
Sylvia Miles Jessie Halstead Florian Farewell, My Lovely
Lily Tomlin Linnea Reese Nashville
Brenda Vaccaro Linda Riggs Once Is Not Enough

1976 (49th)

Beatrice Straight, Louise Schumacher, Network 

Role:

Genre:

Jane Alexander Judy Hoback All the President’s Men
Jodie Foster Iris “Easy” Steensma Taxi Driver
Lee Grant Lillian Rosen Voyage of the Damned
Piper Laurie Margaret White Carrie

1977 (50th)

Vanessa Redgrave, Julia, Julia

Role:

Genre:

Leslie Browne Emilia Rodgers The Turning Point
Quinn Cummings Lucy McFadden The Goodbye Girl
Melinda Dillon Jillian Guiler Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Tuesday Weld Katherine Dunn Looking for Mr. Goodbar

1978 (51st)

Maggie Smith, Diana Barrie, California Suite

Role:

Genre:
Dyan Cannon Julia Farnsworth Heaven Can Wait
Penelope Milford Vi Munson Coming Home
Maureen Stapleton Pearl Interiors
Meryl Streep Linda The Deer Hunter

1979 (52nd)

Meryl Streep, Joanna Kramer, Kramer vs. Kramer

Role:

Genre:
Jane Alexander Margaret Phelps Kramer vs. Kramer
Barbara Barrie Evelyn Stoller Breaking Away
Candice Bergen Jessica Potter Starting Over
Mariel Hemingway Tracy Manhattan

1980 (53rd)

Mary Steenburgen, Lynda West-Dummar, Melvin and Howard 

Role:

Genre:

Eileen Brennan Doreen Lewis Private Benjamin
Eva Le Gallienne Pearl Resurrection
Cathy Moriarty Vikki LaMotta Raging Bull
Diana Scarwid Louise Inside Moves

1981 (54th)

Maureen Stapleton, Emma Goldman, Reds 

Role:

Genre:

Melinda Dillon Teresa Perrone Absence of Malice
Jane Fonda Chelsea Thayer Wayne On Golden Pond
Joan Hackett Toby Landau Only When I Laugh
Elizabeth McGovern Evelyn Nesbit Ragtime

1982 (55th)

Jessica Lange, Julie Nichols, Tootsie 

Role:

Genre:

Glenn Close Jenny Fields The World According to Garp
Teri Garr Sandy Lester Tootsie
Kim Stanley Lillian Farmer Frances
Lesley Ann Warren Norma Cassidy Victor/Victoria

1983 (56th)

Linda Hunt, Billy Kwan, The Year of Living Dangerously

Role:

Genre:
Cher Dolly Pelliker Silkwood
Glenn Close Sarah Cooper The Big Chill
Amy Irving Hadass Vishkower Yentl
Alfre Woodard Beatrice “Geechee” Cross Creek

1984 (57th)

Peggy Ashcroft, Mrs. Moore, A Passage to India

Role:

Genre:

Glenn Close Iris Gaines The Natural
Lindsay Crouse Margaret Lomax Places in the Heart
Christine Lahti Hazel Zanussi Swing Shift
Geraldine Page Mrs. Ritter The Pope of Greenwich Village

1985 (58th)

Anjelica Huston, Maerose Prizzi, Prizzi’s Honor

Role:

Genre:

Margaret Avery Shug Avery The Color Purple
Amy Madigan Sunny MacKenzie-Sobel Twice in a Lifetime
Meg Tilly Sister Agnes Devereaux Agnes of God
Oprah Winfrey Sofia Johnson The Color Purple

1986 (59th)

Dianne Wiest, Holly, Hannah and Her Sisters

Role:

Genre:
Tess Harper Chick Boyle Crimes of the Heart
Piper Laurie Mrs. Norman Children of a Lesser God
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio Carmen The Color of Money
Maggie Smith Charlotte Bartlett A Room with a View

1987 (60th)

Olympia Dukakis, Rose Castorini, Moonstruck

Role:

Genre:
Norma Aleandro Florencia Sánchez Morales Gaby: A True Story
Anne Archer Beth Rogerson-Gallagher Fatal Attraction
Anne Ramsey Momma Lift Throw Momma from the Train
Ann Sothern Letitia Benson-Doughty The Whales of August

1988 (61st)

Geena Davis, Muriel Pritchett, The Accidental Tourist

Role:

Genre:

Joan Cusack Cynthia Working Girl
Frances McDormand Mrs. Pell Mississippi Burning
Michelle Pfeiffer Madame Marie de Tourvel Dangerous Liaisons
Sigourney Weaver Katharine Parker Working Girl

1989 (62nd)

Brenda Fricker, Bridget Fagan-Brown, My Left Foot

Role:

Genre:

Anjelica Huston Tamara Broder Enemies, A Love Story
Lena Olin Masha Bloch
Julia Roberts Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie Steel Magnolias
Dianne Wiest Helen Buckman Parenthood

1990 (63rd)

Whoopi Goldberg, Oda Mae Brown, Ghost 

Role:

Genre:

Annette Bening Myra Langtry The Grifters
Lorraine Bracco Karen Hill Goodfellas
Diane Ladd Marietta Fortune Wild at Heart
Mary McDonnell Stands With a Fist Dances with Wolves

1991 (64th)

Mercedes Ruehl, Anne Napolitano, The Fisher King 

Role:

Genre:

Diane Ladd Mrs. Hillyer Rambling Rose
Juliette Lewis Danielle Bowden Cape Fear
Kate Nelligan Lila Wingo Newbury The Prince of Tides
Jessica Tandy Virginia “Ninny” Threadgoode Fried Green Tomatoes

1992 (65th)

Marisa Tomei Award winner Mona Lisa Vito My Cousin Vinny [63]
Judy Davis Sally Simmons Husbands and Wives
Joan Plowright Mrs. Fisher Enchanted April
Vanessa Redgrave Ruth Wilcox Howards End
Miranda Richardson Ingrid Thompson-Fleming Damage

1993 (66th)

Anna Paquin, Flora McGrath, The Piano 

Role:

Genre:

Holly Hunter Tammy Hemphill The Firm
Rosie Perez Carla Rodrigo Fearless
Winona Ryder May Welland The Age of Innocence
Emma Thompson Gareth Peirce In the Name of the Father

1994 (67th)

Dianne Wiest, Helen Sinclair, Bullets over Broadway 

Role:

Genre:

Rosemary Harris Rose Haigh-Wood Tom & Viv
Helen Mirren Queen Charlotte The Madness of King George
Uma Thurman Mia Wallace Pulp Fiction
Jennifer Tilly Olive Neal Bullets over Broadway

1995 (68th)

Mira Sorvino, Linda Ash, Mighty Aphrodite

Role:

Genre:

Joan Allen Pat Nixon Nixon
Kathleen Quinlan Marilyn Lovell Apollo 13
Mare Winningham Georgia Flood Georgia
Kate Winslet Marianne Dashwood Sense and Sensibility

1996 (69th)

Juliette Binoche, Hana, The English Patient

Role:

Genre:

Joan Allen Elizabeth Proctor The Crucible
Lauren Bacall Hannah Morgan The Mirror Has Two Faces
Barbara Hershey Madame Serena Merle The Portrait of a Lady
Marianne Jean-Baptiste Hortense Cumberbatch Secrets & Lies

1997 (70th)

Kim Basinger, Lynn Bracken, L.A. Confidential

Role:

Genre:

Joan Cusack Emily Montgomery In & Out
Minnie Driver Skylar Good Will Hunting
Julianne Moore Amber Waves Boogie Nights
Gloria Stuart Rose Dawson Calvert Titanic

1998 (71st)

Judi Dench, Queen Elizabeth I, Shakespeare in Love 

Role:

Genre:

Kathy Bates Libby Holden Primary Colors
Brenda Blethyn Mari Hoff Little Voice
Rachel Griffiths Hilary du Pré Hilary and Jackie
Lynn Redgrave Hanna Gods and Monsters

1999 (72nd)

Angelina Jolie, Lisa Rowe, Girl, Interrupted 

Role:

Genre:

Toni Collette Lynn Sear The Sixth Sense
Catherine Keener Maxine Lund Being John Malkovich
Samantha Morton Hattie Sweet and Lowdown
Chloë Sevigny Lana Tisdel Boys Don’t Cry

2000 (73rd)

Marcia Gay Harden, Lee Krasner, Pollock 

Role:

Genre:

Judi Dench Armande Voizin Chocolat
Kate Hudson Penny Lane Almost Famous
Frances McDormand Elaine Miller
Julie Walters Georgia Wilkinson Billy Elliot

2001 (74th):

Jennifer Connelly, Alicia Nash, A Beautiful Mind

Role:

Genre:

Helen Mirren Mrs. Wilson Gosford Park
Maggie Smith Constance Trentham
Marisa Tomei Natalie Strout In the Bedroom
Kate Winslet Iris Murdoch Iris

2002 (75th)

Catherine Zeta-Jones, Velma Kelly, Chicago

Role:

Genre:

Kathy Bates Roberta Hertzel About Schmidt
Julianne Moore Laura McGrath-Brown The Hours
Queen Latifah Matron Mama Morton Chicago
Meryl Streep Susan Orlean Adaptation

2003 (76th)

Renée Zellweger, Ruby Thewes, Cold Mountain 

Role

Genre:

Shohreh Aghdashloo Nadereh Behrani House of Sand and Fog
Patricia Clarkson Joy Burns Pieces of April
Marcia Gay Harden Celeste Boyle Mystic River
Holly Hunter Melanie Freeland Thirteen

2004 (77th)

Cate Blanchett, Katharine Hepburn, The Aviator 

Role

Genre:
Laura Linney Clara McMillen Kinsey
Virginia Madsen Maya Randall Sideways
Sophie Okonedo Tatiana Rusesabagina Hotel Rwanda
Natalie Portman Jane Jones / Alice Ayres Closer

2005 (78th)

Rachel Weisz, Tessa Quayle, The Constant Gardener

Room:

Genre:

Amy Adams Ashley Johnsten Junebug
Catherine Keener Nelle Harper Lee Capote
Frances McDormand Glory Dodge North Country
Michelle Williams Alma Beers Brokeback Mountain

2006 (79th)

Jennifer Hudson, Effie White, Dreamgirls

Role:

Genre:

Adriana Barraza Amelia Hernández Babel
Cate Blanchett Bathsheba “Sheba” Hart Notes on a Scandal
Abigail Breslin Olive Hoover Little Miss Sunshine
Rinko Kikuchi Chieko Wataya Babel

2007 (80th)

Tilda Swinton, Karen Crowder, Michael Clayton 

Role:

Genre:

Cate Blanchett Jude Quinn I’m Not There
Ruby Dee Mahalee Lucas American Gangster
Saoirse Ronan Briony Tallis Atonement
Amy Ryan Helene McCready Gone Baby Gone

2008 (81st)

Penélope Cruz, María Elena, Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Role

Genre:

Amy Adams Sister James Doubt
Viola Davis Mrs. Miller
Taraji P. Henson Queenie The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Marisa Tomei Cassidy / Pam The Wrestler

2009 (82nd)

Mo’Nique, Mary Lee Johnston Precious 

Penélope Cruz Carla Albanese Nine
Vera Farmiga Alex Goran Up in the Air
Maggie Gyllenhaal Jean Craddock Crazy Heart
Anna Kendrick Natalie Keener Up in the Air

2010 (83rd)

Melissa Leo, Alice Eklund-Ward, The Fighter 

Amy Adams Charlene Fleming The Fighter
Helena Bonham Carter Queen Elizabeth The King’s Speech
Hailee Steinfeld Mattie Ross True Grit
Jacki Weaver Janine “Smurf” Cody Animal Kingdom

2011 (84th)

Octavia Spencer, Minny Jackson The Help 

Bérénice Bejo Peppy Miller The Artist
Jessica Chastain Celia Foote The Help
Melissa McCarthy Megan Price Bridesmaids
Janet McTeer Hubert Page Albert Nobbs

2012 (85th)

Anne Hathaway, Fantine, Les Misérables 

Amy Adams Peggy Dodd The Master
Sally Field Mary Todd Lincoln Lincoln
Helen Hunt Cheryl Cohen-Greene The Sessions
Jacki Weaver Dolores Solitano Silver Linings Playbook

2013 (86th)

Lupita Nyong’o, Patsey, 12 Years a Slave 

Role

Genre:

Sally Hawkins Ginger Blue Jasmine
Jennifer Lawrence Rosalyn Rosenfeld American Hustle
Julia Roberts Barbara Weston-Fordham August: Osage County
June Squibb Kate Grant Nebraska

2014 (87th)

Patricia Arquette Award winner Olivia Evans Boyhood 

Role

Genre:

Laura Dern, Bobbi Grey, Wild
Keira Knightley Joan Clarke The Imitation Game
Emma Stone Sam Thomson Birdman
Meryl Streep The Witch Into the Woods

2015 (88th)

Alicia Vikander, Gerda Wegener, The Danish Girl

Jennifer Jason Leigh Daisy Domergue The Hateful Eight
Rooney Mara Therese Belivet Carol
Rachel McAdams Sacha Pfeiffer Spotlight
Kate Winslet Joanna Hoffman Steve Jobs

2016 (89th)

Viola Davis, Rose Lee Maxson, Fences 

Naomie Harris Paula Harris Moonlight
Nicole Kidman Sue Brierley Lion
Octavia Spencer Dorothy Vaughan Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams Randi Chandler Manchester by the Sea

2017 (90th)

Allison Janney, LaVona Golden, I, Tonya

Role

Genre:

Mary J. Blige Florence Jackson Mudbound
Lesley Manville Cyril Woodcock Phantom Thread
Laurie Metcalf Marion McPherson Lady Bird
Octavia Spencer Zelda Fuller The Shape of Water

2018 (91st)

Regina King, Sharon Rivers, If Beale Street Could Talk

Role:

Genre:

Amy Adams Lynne Cheney Vice
Marina de Tavira Sofía Roma
Emma Stone Abigail Masham The Favourite
Rachel Weisz Sarah Churchill, The Favourite

2019 (92nd)

Laura Dern, Nora Fanshaw, Marriage Story

Role:

Film:

Kathy Bates Barbara “Bobi” Jewell Richard Jewell
Scarlett Johansson Rosie Betzler Jojo Rabbit
Florence Pugh Amy March Little Women
Margot Robbie Kayla Pospisil Bombshell

Multiple Wins and Nominations

Women with two Best Supporting Actress awards:

Wins Actress
2

Dianne Wiest
Shelley Winters

Individuals who received three or more Best Supporting Actress nominations:

Nominations Actress
6
Thelma Ritter
5
Amy Adams

4 Noms

Ethel Barrymore
Lee Grant
Agnes Moorehead
Geraldine Page
Maggie Smith
Maureen Stapleton
Meryl Streep

3

Kathy Bates
Cate Blanchett
Glenn Close
Gladys Cooper
Celeste Holm
Diane Ladd
Angela Lansbury
Frances McDormand
Anne Revere
Octavia Spencer
Claire Trevor
Marisa Tomei
Dianne Wiest
Kate Winslet
Shelley Winters

Multiple Nominations from Same Film

Hattie McDaniel (winner) and Olivia de Havilland in Gone with the Wind (1939)
Patricia Collinge and Teresa Wright in The Little Foxes (1941)
May Whitty and Teresa Wright (winner) in Mrs. Miniver (1942)
Gladys Cooper and Anne Revere in The Song of Bernadette (1943)
Eve Arden and Ann Blyth in Mildred Pierce (1945)
Celeste Holm (winner) and Anne Revere in Gentleman’s Agreement (1947)
Barbara Bel Geddes and Ellen Corby in I Remember Mama (1948)
Ethel Barrymore and Ethel Waters in Pinky (1949)
Celeste Holm and Elsa Lanchester in Come to the Stable (1949)
Celeste Holm and Thelma Ritter in All About Eve (1950)
Jan Sterling and Claire Trevor in The High and the Mighty (1954)
Eileen Heckart and Patty McCormack in The Bad Seed (1956)
Hope Lange and Diane Varsi in Peyton Place (1957)
Susan Kohner and Juanita Moore in Imitation of Life (1959)
Diane Cilento, Edith Evans, and Joyce Redman in Tom Jones (1963)
Joyce Redman and Maggie Smith in Othello (1965)
Helen Hayes (winner) and Maureen Stapleton in Airport (1970)
Ellen Burstyn and Cloris Leachman (winner) in The Last Picture Show (1971)
Madeline Kahn and Tatum O’Neal (winner) in Paper Moon (1973)
Ronee Blakley and Lily Tomlin in Nashville (1975)
Jane Alexander and Meryl Streep (winner) in Kramer vs Kramer (1979)
Teri Garr and Jessica Lange (winner) in Tootsie (1982)
Margaret Avery and Oprah Winfrey in The Color Purple (1985)
Joan Cusack and Sigourney Weaver in Working Girl (1988)
Anjelica Huston and Lena Olin in Enemies, A Love Story (1989)
Jennifer Tilly and Dianne Wiest (winner) in Bullets over Broadway (1994)
Kate Hudson and Frances McDormand in Almost Famous (2000)
Helen Mirren and Maggie Smith in Gosford Park (2001)
Queen Latifah and Catherine Zeta-Jones (winner) in Chicago (2002)
Adriana Barraza and Rinko Kikuchi in Babel (2006)
Amy Adams and Viola Davis in Doubt (2008)
Vera Farmiga and Anna Kendrick in Up in the Air (2009)
Amy Adams and Melissa Leo (winner) in The Fighter (2010)
Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer (winner) in The Help (2011)
Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz in The Favourite (2018)

Age superlatives

Record Actress Film Age (in years) Ref.
Oldest winner Peggy Ashcroft A Passage to India 77
Oldest nominee Gloria Stuart Titanic 87
Youngest winner Tatum O’Neal Paper Moon 10
Youngest nominee
See also
All Academy Award acting nominees
BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female
Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Supporting Actress
Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting role