Oscar Actors: Supporting Actors (Male)–By Year, Role, and Film

Research in Progress:

January 14, 2021

My first book about the Oscars:

1936 (9th)

Walter Brennan, Swan Bostrom, Come and Get It

Role:

Genre:

Mischa Auer, Carlo, My Man Godfrey
Stuart Erwin, Amos Dodd, Pigskin Parade
Basil Rathbone Tybalt, Nephew to Lady Capulet, Romeo and Juliet
Akim Tamiroff, General Yang, The General Died at Dawn

1937 (10th)

Joseph Schildkraut, Captain Alfred Dreyfus, The Life of Emile Zola

Role:

Genre:

Ralph Bellamy Dan Leeson The Awful Truth
Thomas Mitchell Dr. Kersaint The Hurricane
H. B. Warner Chang Lost Horizon
Roland Young Cosmo Topper Topper

1938 (11th)

Walter Brennan, Peter Goodwin, Kentucky 

John Garfield Mickey Borden Four Daughters
Gene Lockhart Regis Algiers
Robert Morley King Louis XVI Marie Antoinette
Basil Rathbone King Louis XI If I Were King

1939 (12th)

Thomas Mitchell, Dr. Josiah Boone, Stagecoach 

Role:

Genre:

Brian Aherne, Emperor Maximilian von Habsburg, Juarez
Harry Carey President of the Senate Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Brian Donlevy Sgt. Markoff Beau Geste
Claude Rains Sen. Joseph Harrison Paine Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

1940 (13th)

Walter Brennan, Judge Roy Bean, The Westerner 

Role:

Genre:

Albert Bassermann Van Meer Foreign Correspondent
William Gargan Joe They Knew What They Wanted
Jack Oakie, Benzino Napaloni (Dictator of Bacteria), The Great Dictator
James Stephenson Howard Joyce The Letter

1941 (14th)

Donald Crisp, Gwilym Morgan, How Green Was My Valley 

Role:

Genre:

Walter Brennan Pastor Rosier Pile Sergeant York
Charles Coburn John P. Merrick The Devil and Miss Jones
James Gleason Max Corkle Here Comes Mr. Jordan
Sydney Greenstreet Kasper Gutman The Maltese Falcon

1942 (15th)

Van Heflin, Jeff Hartnett, Johnny Eager

Role:

Genre:

William Bendix Pvt. Aloysius “Smacksie” Randall Wake Island
Walter Huston Jerry Cohan Yankee Doodle Dandy
Frank Morgan The Pirate Tortilla Flat
Henry Travers James Ballard Mrs. Miniver

1943 (16th)

Charles Coburn, Benjamin Dingle, The More the Merrier

Charles Bickford Father Peyramale The Song of Bernadette
J. Carrol Naish Giuseppe Sahara
Claude Rains Capt. Louis Renault Casablanca
Akim Tamiroff Pablo For Whom the Bell Tolls

1944 (17th)

Barry Fitzgerald, Father Fitzgibbon, Going My Way 

Role:

Genre:

Hume Cronyn Paul Roeder The Seventh Cross
Claude Rains Job Skeffington Mr. Skeffington
Clifton Webb Waldo Lydecker Laura
Monty Woolley Colonel William G. Smollett Since You Went Away

1945 (18th)

James Dunn, Johnny Nolan, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Role:

Genre:

 
Michael Chekhov, Dr. Alexander “Alex” Brulov, Spellbound
John Dall Morgan Evans The Corn Is Green
Robert Mitchum Lt. Capt. Bill Walker G. I. Joe
J. Carrol Naish Charley Martin A Medal for Benny

1946 (19th)

Harold Russell, Homer Parrish, The Best Years of Our Live

Role:

Genre:

Charles Coburn Alexander Gow The Green Years
William Demarest Steve Martin The Jolson Story
Claude Rains Alexander Sebastian Notorious
Clifton Webb Elliott Templeton The Razor’s Edge

1947 (20th)

Edmund Gwenn, Kris Kringle, Miracle on 34th Street 

Role:

Genre:

Charles Bickford Joseph Clancy The Farmer’s Daughter
Thomas Gomez Pancho Ride the Pink Horse
Robert Ryan Montgomery Crossfire
Richard Widmark Tommy Udo Kiss of Death

1948 (21st)

Walter Huston, Howard, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre 

Role:

Genre:

Charles Bickford Black McDonald Johnny Belinda
José Ferrer The Dauphin – Charles VII, later King of France Joan of Arc
Oscar Homolka Uncle Chris Halverson I Remember Mama
Cecil Kellaway Horace (A Leprechaun) The Luck of the Irish

1949 (22nd)

Dean Jagger, Major Harvey Stovall, Twelve O’Clock High 

Role:

Genre:

John Ireland Jack Burden All the King’s Men
Arthur Kennedy Connie Kelly Champion
Ralph Richardson Dr. Austin Sloper The Heiress
James Whitmore Sgt. Kinnie Battleground

1950 (23rd)

George Sanders, Addison DeWitt, All About Eve 

Role:

Genre:

Jeff Chandler Cochise Broken Arrow
Edmund Gwenn “Skipper” Miller Mister 880
Sam Jaffe Dr. Erwin Riedenschneider The Asphalt Jungle
Erich von Stroheim Max von Meyerling Sunset Boulevard

1951 (24th)

Karl Malden, Harold “Mitch” Mitchell, A Streetcar Named Desire 

Role:

Genre: Drama (based on play)

Leo Genn Petronius Quo Vadis
Kevin McCarthy Biff Loman Death of a Salesman
Peter Ustinov Nero Quo Vadis
Gig Young Boyd Copeland Come Fill the Cup

1952 (25th)

Anthony Quinn, Eufemio Zapata, Viva Zapata! 

Role:

Genre: Biopic

Richard Burton Philip Ashley My Cousin Rachel
Arthur Hunnicutt Zeb Calloway Narrator, The Big Sky
Victor McLaglen Will “Red” Danaher The Quiet Man
Jack Palance Lester Blaine Sudden Fear

1953 (26th)

Frank Sinatra, Pvt. Angelo Maggio, From Here to Eternity

Role:

Genre:

Eddie Albert Irving Radovich Roman Holiday
Brandon deWilde Joey Starrett Shane
Jack Palance Jack Wilson
Robert Strauss Sgt. Stanislas “Animal” Kasava Stalag 17

1954 (27th)

Edmond O’Brien, Oscar Muldoon, The Barefoot Contessa

Role:

Genre:

Lee J. Cobb, Johnny Friendly, On the Waterfront
Karl Malden, Father Barry, On the Waterfront
Rod Steiger Charley “The Gent” Malloy
Tom Tully Commander DeVriess The Caine Mutiny

1955 (28th)

Jack Lemmon, Ensign Frank Thurlowe Pulver, Mister Roberts 

Role:

Genre:

Arthur Kennedy Barney Castle Trial
Joe Mantell Angie Marty
Sal Mineo John “Plato” Crawford Rebel Without a Cause
Arthur O’Connell Howard Bevans Picnic

1956 (29th)

Anthony Quinn, Paul Gauguin, Lust for Life

Role:

Genre:

Don Murray Beauregard, “Bo” Decker, Bus Stop
Anthony Perkins Josh Birdwell Friendly Persuasion
Mickey Rooney Dooley The Bold and the Brave
Robert Stack Kyle Hadley Written on the Wind

1957 (30th)

Red Buttons, Airman Joe Kelly, Sayonara 

Role:

Genre:

Vittorio De Sica Major Alessandro Rinaldi A Farewell to Arms
Sessue Hayakawa Colonel Saito The Bridge on the River Kwai
Arthur Kennedy Lucas Cross Peyton Place
Russ Tamblyn. Norman Page, Peyton Place

1958 (31st)

Burl Ives, Rufus Hannassey, The Big Country 

Role:

Genre:

Theodore Bikel Sheriff Max Muller The Defiant Ones
Lee J. Cobb Fyodor Karamazov The Brothers Karamazov
Arthur Kennedy Frank Hirsh Some Came Running
Gig Young Dr. Hugo Pine Teacher’s Pet

1959 (32nd)

Hugh Griffith, Sheik Ilderim, Ben-Hur 

Role:

Genre:

Arthur O’Connell Parnell Emmett McCarthy Anatomy of a Murder
George C. Scott Asst. State Atty. Gen. Claude Dancer
Robert Vaughn Chester “Chet” Gwynn The Young Philadelphians
Ed Wynn Albert Dussell The Diary of Anne Frank

1960 (33rd)

Peter Ustinov, Lentulus Batiatus, Spartacus 

Role:

Genre:

Peter Falk Abe “Kid Twist” Reles Murder, Inc.
Jack Kruschen Dr. Dreyfuss The Apartment
Sal Mineo Dov Landau Exodus
Chill Wills Beekeeper The Alamo

1961 (34th)

George Chakiris, Bernardo Nuñez, West Side Story

Role:

Genre:

Montgomery Clift Rudolph Petersen Judgment at Nuremberg
Peter Falk Joy Boy Pocketful of Miracles
Jackie Gleason Minnesota Fats The Hustler
George C. Scott [A] Bert Gordon

1962 (35th)

Ed Begley, Tom “Boss” Finley, Sweet Bird of Youth 

Role: Politician

Genre:

Victor Buono Edwin Flagg What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
Telly Savalas Feto Gomez Birdman of Alcatraz
Omar Sharif Sherif Ali ibn el Kharish Lawrence of Arabia
Terence Stamp Billy Budd Billy Budd

1963 (36th)

Melvyn Douglas, Homer Bannon, Hud 

Role:

Genre:

Nick Adams Ben Brown Twilight of Honor
Bobby Darin Corporal Jim Tompkins Captain Newman, M.D.
Hugh Griffith Squire Western Tom Jones
John Huston Cardinal Glennon The Cardinal

My second book about the Oscars:

1964 (37th)

Peter Ustinov, Arthur Simon Simpson, Topkapi 

Role:

Genre:

John Gielgud Louis VII of France Becket
Stanley Holloway Alfred Doolittle My Fair Lady
Edmond O’Brien Senator Raymond Clark Seven Days in May
Lee Tracy President Art Hockstader The Best Man

1965 (38th)

Martin Balsam, Arnold Burns, A Thousand Clowns

Role:

Genre:

Ian Bannen “Ratbags” Crow The Flight of the Phoenix
Tom Courtenay Pasha Antipov (Strelnikov) Doctor Zhivago
Michael Dunn Carl Glocken Ship of Fools
Frank Finlay Iago Othello

1966 (39th)

Walter Matthau, Willie Gingrich, The Fortune Cookie 

Role:

genre:

Mako Po-han The Sand Pebbles
James Mason James Leamington Georgy Girl
George Segal Nick Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Robert Shaw Henry VIII of England A Man for All Seasons

1967 (40th)

George Kennedy, Dragline, Cool Hand Luke 

Role:

Genre:

John Cassavetes Victor R. Franko The Dirty Dozen
Gene Hackman Buck Barrow Bonnie and Clyde
Cecil Kellaway Monsignor Mike Ryan Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
Michael J. Pollard C.W. Moss Bonnie and Clyde

1968 (41st)

Jack Albertson, John Cleary, The Subject Was Roses 

Role:

genre:

Seymour Cassel Chet Faces
Daniel Massey Noël Coward Star!
Jack Wild The Artful Dodger Oliver!
Gene Wilder Leopold “Leo” Bloom The Producers

1969 (42nd)

Gig Young, Rocky Graver, They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? 

Role:

Genre:

Rupert Crosse Ned McCaslin The Reivers
Elliott Gould Ted Henderson Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice
Jack Nicholson George Hanson Easy Rider
Anthony Quayle Cardinal Wolsey Anne of the Thousand Days

1970 (43rd)

John Mills, Village Idiot, Michael Ryan’s Daughter

Role:

Genre:

Richard S. Castellano Frank Vecchio Lovers and Other Strangers
Chief Dan George Old Lodge Skins Little Big Man
Gene Hackman Gene Garrison I Never Sang for My Father
John Marley Phil Cavalleri Love Story

1971 (44th)

Ben Johnson, Sam the Lion, The Last Picture Show 

Role:

Genre:

Jeff Bridges Duane Jackson The Last Picture Show
Leonard Frey Motel Kamzoil Fiddler on the Roof
Richard Jaeckel Joe Ben Stamper Sometimes a Great Notion
Roy Scheider Detective Buddy “Cloudy” Russo The French Connection

1972 (45th)

Joel Grey, Master of Ceremonies, Cabaret

Role:

Genre:

Eddie Albert Mr. Corcoran The Heartbreak Kid
James Caan Santino “Sony” Corleone The Godfather
Robert Duvall Tom Hagen
Al Pacino Michael Corleone

1973 (46th)

John Houseman, Charles W. Kingsfield Jr. The Paper Chase 

Role:

Genre:

Vincent Gardenia Dutch Schnell Bang the Drum Slowly
Jack Gilford Phil Greene Save the Tiger
Jason Miller Father Damien Karras The Exorcist
Randy Quaid Larry Meadows The Last Detail

1974 (47th)

Robert De Niro, Vito Corleone, The Godfather Part II 

Role:

Genre:

Fred Astaire Harlee Claiborne The Towering Inferno
Jeff Bridges Lightfoot Thunderbolt and Lightfoot
Michael V. Gazzo Frank Pentangeli The Godfather Part II
Lee Strasberg Hyman Roth

1975 (48th)

George Burns, Al Lewis, The Sunshine Boys

Role:

Genre:

Brad Dourif Billy Bibbit One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Burgess Meredith Harry Greener The Day of the Locust
Chris Sarandon Leon Shermer Dog Day Afternoon
Jack Warden Lester Karpf Shampoo

1976 (49th)

Jason Robards, Ben Bradlee, All the President’s Men

Role:

Genre:

Ned Beatty Arthur Jensen Network
Burgess Meredith Mickey Goldmill Rocky
Laurence Olivier Dr. Christian Szell Marathon Man
Burt Young, Paulie Pennino, Rocky

1977 (50th)

Jason Robards, Dashiell Hammett, Julia

Role:

Genre:

Mikhail Baryshnikov Yuri Kopeikine The Turning Point
Peter Firth Alan Strang Equus
Alec Guinness Obi-Wan Kenobi Star Wars
Maximilian Schell Johann Julia

1978 (51st)

Christopher Walken, Nikonar “Nick” Chevotarevich, The Deer Hunter

Role:

Genre:

Bruce Dern Capt. Bob Hyde Coming Home
Richard Farnsworth Dodger Comes a Horseman
John Hurt Max Midnight Express
Jack Warden Max Corkle Heaven Can Wait

1979 (52nd)

Melvyn Douglas, Benjamin Turnbull Rand, Being There

Role:

Genre:

Robert Duvall Lieutenant Colonel Bill Kilgore Apocalypse Now
Frederic Forrest Houston Dyer The Rose
Justin Henry Billy Kramer Kramer vs. Kramer
Mickey Rooney Henry Dailey The Black Stallion

1980 (53rd)

Timothy Hutton, Conrad Jarrett, Ordinary People

Role:

Genre:

Judd Hirsch Dr. Tyrone C. Berger Ordinary People
Michael O’Keefe Ben Meechum The Great Santini
Joe Pesci Joey LaMotta Raging Bull
Jason Robards Howard Hughes Melvin and Howard

1981 (54th)

John Gielgud, Hobson, Arthur

Role:

Genre:

James Coco Jimmy Perry Only When I Laugh
Ian Holm Sam Mussabini Chariots of Fire
Jack Nicholson Eugene O’Neill Reds
Howard Rollins Coalhouse Walker Jr. Ragtime

1982 (55th)

Louis Gossett Jr. Gunnery Sgt. Emil Foley, An Officer and a Gentleman 

Role:

Genre:

Charles Durning Governor The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
John Lithgow Roberta Muldoon The World According to Garp
James Mason Ed Concannon The Verdict
Robert Preston Carroll “Toddy” Todd Victor/Victoria

1983 (56th)

Jack Nicholson, Garrett Breedlove, Terms of Endearment

Role:

Genre:

Charles Durning Colonel Erhardt To Be or Not to Be
John Lithgow Sam Burns Terms of Endearment
Sam Shepard Chuck Yeager The Right Stuff
Rip Torn Marsh Turner Cross Creek

1984 (57th)

Haing S. Ngor, Dith Pran, The Killing Fields

Role:

Genre:

Adolph Caesar Sgt. Waters A Soldier’s Story
John Malkovich Mr. Will Places in the Heart
Noriyuki “Pat” Morita Kesuke Miyagi The Karate Kid
Ralph Richardson *The Sixth Earl of Greystoke, Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes

1985 (58th)

Don Ameche, Arthur Selwyn, Cocoon 

Role:

Genre:

Klaus Maria Brandauer Baron Bror von Blixen-Finecke
Baron Hans von Blixen-Finecke Out of Africa
William Hickey Don Corrado Prizzi Prizzi’s Honor
Robert Loggia Sam Ransom Jagged Edge
Eric Roberts Buck McGeehy Runaway Train

1986 (59th)

Michael Caine, Elliott Daniels, Hannah and Her Sisters 

Role:

Genre:

Tom Berenger Sgt. Bob Barnes Platoon
Willem Dafoe Sgt. Elias Grodin
Denholm Elliott Mr. Emerson A Room with a View
Dennis Hopper Wilbur “Shooter” Flatch Hoosiers

1987 (60th)

Sean Connery, Jimmy Malone, The Untouchables 

Role:

Genre:

Albert Brooks Aaron Altman Broadcast News
Morgan Freeman Leo “Fast Black” Smalls Jr. Street Smart
Vincent Gardenia Cosmo Castorini Moonstruck
Denzel Washington Steve Biko Cry Freedom

1988 (61st)

Kevin Kline, Otto West, A Fish Called Wanda 

Role:

Genre:

Alec Guinness William Dorrit Little Dorrit
Martin Landau Abe Karatz Tucker: The Man and His Dream
River Phoenix Danny Pope Running on Empty
Dean Stockwell Tony “The Tiger” Russo Married to the Mob

1989 (62nd)

Denzel Washington, Pvt. Silas Trip, Glory 

Role:

Genre:

Danny Aiello Sal Frangione Do the Right Thing
Dan Aykroyd Boolie Werthan Driving Miss Daisy
Marlon Brando Ian Mackenzie A Dry White Season
Martin Landau Judah Rosenthal Crimes and Misdemeanors

1990 (63rd) 

Joe Pesci, Tommy DeVito, Goodfellas 

Role:

Genre:

Bruce Davison David Longtime Companion
Andy García Vincent Mancini The Godfather Part III
Graham Greene Kicking Bird Dances with Wolves
Al Pacino Alphonse “Big Boy” Caprice Dick Tracy

1991 (64th)

Jack Palance, Curly Washburn, City Slickers 

Role:

Genre:

Tommy Lee Jones Clay Shaw JFK
Harvey Keitel Mickey Cohen Bugsy
Ben Kingsley Meyer Lansky
Michael Lerner Jack Lipnick Barton Fink

1992 (65th)

Gene Hackman, Little Bill Daggett, Unforgiven

Role:

Genre:

Jaye Davidson Dil The Crying Game
Jack Nicholson Colonel Nathan R. Jessep A Few Good Men
Al Pacino Richard “Ricky” Roma Glengarry Glen Ross
David Paymer Stan Young Mr. Saturday Night

1993 (66th)

Tommy Lee Jones, U.S. Marshal Samuel Gerard, The Fugitive 

Role:

Genre:

Leonardo DiCaprio Arnie Grape What’s Eating Gilbert Grape
Ralph Fiennes Amon Göeth Schindler’s List
John Malkovich Mitch Leary In the Line of Fire
Pete Postlethwaite Giuseppe Conlon In the Name of the Father

1994 (67th)

Martin Landau, Béla Lugosi, Ed Wood 

Role:

Genre:

Samuel L. Jackson Jules Winnfield Pulp Fiction
Chazz Palminteri Cheech Bullets over Broadway
Paul Scofield Mark Van Doren Quiz Show
Gary Sinise Lt. Dan Taylor Forrest Gump

1995 (68th)

Kevin Spacey, Roger “Verbal” Kint, The Usual Suspects

Role:

Genre:

James Cromwell Farmer Arthur Hoggett Babe
Ed Harris Gene Kranz Apollo 13
Brad Pitt Jeffrey Goines 12 Monkeys
Tim Roth Archibald Cunningham Rob Roy

1996 (69th)

Cuba Gooding Jr. Rod Tidwell, Jerry Maguire 

Role:

Genre:

William H. Macy Jerry Lundegaard Fargo
Armin Mueller-Stahl Peter Helfgott Shine
Edward Norton Aaron Stampler Primal Fear
James Woods Byron De La Beckwith Ghosts of Mississippi

1997 (70th)

Robin Williams, Dr. Sean Maguire, Good Will Hunting 

Role:

Genre:

Robert Forster Max Cherry Jackie Brown
Anthony Hopkins John Quincy Adams Amistad
Greg Kinnear Simon Bishop As Good as It Gets
Burt Reynolds Jack Horner Boogie Nights

1998 (71st)

James Coburn, Glen Whitehouse, Affliction 

Role:

Genre:

Robert Duvall Jerome Facher A Civil Action
Ed Harris Christof The Truman Show
Geoffrey Rush Philip Henslowe Shakespeare in Love
Billy Bob Thornton Jacob Mitchell A Simple Plan

1999 (72nd)

Michael Caine, Dr. Wilbur Larch, The Cider House Rules

Role:

Genre:

Tom Cruise Frank T.J. Mackey Magnolia
Michael Clarke Duncan John Coffey The Green Mile
Jude Law Dickie Greenleaf The Talented Mr. Ripley
Haley Joel Osment Cole Sear The Sixth Sense

2000 (73rd)

Benicio del Toro, Javier Rodriguez, Traffic 

Role

Genre:

Jeff Bridges Jackson Evans The Contender
Willem Dafoe Max Schreck Shadow of the Vampire
Albert Finney Edward L. Masry Erin Brockovich
Joaquin Phoenix Commodus Gladiator

2001 (74th)

Jim Broadbent Award winner John Bayley Iris

Role:

Genre:

Ethan Hawke Officer Jake Hoyt Training Day
Ben Kingsley Don Logan Sexy Beast
Ian McKellen Gandalf the Grey The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Jon Voight Howard Cosell Ali

2002 (75th)

Chris Cooper, John Laroche, Adaptation

Role:

Genre:

Ed Harris Richard “Richie” Brown The Hours
Paul Newman John Rooney Road to Perdition
John C. Reilly Amos Hart Chicago
Christopher Walken Frank Abagnale Sr. Catch Me If You Can

2003 (76th)

Tim Robbins, Dave Boyle, Mystic River 

Role:

Genre:

Alec Baldwin Shelly Kaplow The Cooler
Benicio del Toro Jack Jordan 21 Grams
Djimon Hounsou Mateo In America
Ken Watanabe Lord Moritsugu Katsumoto The Last Samurai

2004 (77th)

Morgan Freeman, Eddie “Scrap-Iron” Dupris, Million Dollar Baby

Role:

Genre:

Alan Alda Owen Brewster The Aviator
Thomas Haden Church Jack Cole Sideways
Jamie Foxx Max Durocher Collateral
Clive Owen Larry Gray Closer

2005 (78th)

George Clooney, Bob Barnes, Syriana

Role:

Genre:

Matt Dillon Officer John Ryan Crash
Paul Giamatti Joe Gould Cinderella Man
Jake Gyllenhaal Jack Twist Brokeback Mountain
William Hurt Richie Cusack A History of Violence

2006 (79th)

Alan Arkin, Edwin Hoover, Little Miss Sunshine 

Role:

Genre:

Jackie Earle Haley Ronald James McGorvey Little Children
Djimon Hounsou Solomon Vandy Blood Diamond
Eddie Murphy James “Thunder” Early Dreamgirls
Mark Wahlberg Staff Sgt. Sean Dignam The Departed

2007 (80th)

Javier Bardem, Anton Chigurh, No Country for Old Men 

Role:

Genre:

Casey Affleck, Robert Ford, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Philip Seymour Hoffman Gust Avrakotos Charlie Wilson’s War
Hal Holbrook Ron Franz Into the Wild
Tom Wilkinson Arthur Edens Michael Clayton

2008 (81st)

Heath Ledger † The Joker The Dark Knight

Role:

Genre:

Josh Brolin Dan White Milk
Robert Downey Jr. Kirk Lazarus Tropic Thunder
Philip Seymour Hoffman Father Brendan Flynn Doubt
Michael Shannon John Givings, Jr. Revolutionary Road

2009 (82nd)

Christoph Waltz, SS Colonel Hans Landa, Inglourious Basterds

Role:

Genre:

Matt Damon Francois Pienaar Invictus
Woody Harrelson Captain Tony Stone The Messenger
Christopher Plummer Leo Tolstoy The Last Station
Stanley Tucci George Harvey The Lovely Bones

2010 (83rd)

Christian Bale, Dicky Eklund, The Fighter 

Role:

Genre:

John Hawkes Teardrop Dolly Winter’s Bone
Jeremy Renner James “Jem” Coughlin The Town
Mark Ruffalo Paul Hatfield The Kids Are All Right
Geoffrey Rush Lionel Logue The King’s Speech

2011 (84th)

Christopher Plummer, Hal Fields, Beginners

Role:

Genre:

Kenneth Branagh Laurence Olivier My Week with Marilyn
Jonah Hill Peter Brand Moneyball
Nick Nolte Paddy Conlon Warrior
Max von Sydow The Renter Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

2012 (85th)

Christoph Waltz, Dr. King Schultz, Django Unchained

Role:

Genre:

Alan Arkin Lester Siegel Argo
Robert De Niro Patrizio “Pat” Solitano Sr. Silver Linings Playbook
Philip Seymour Hoffman Lancaster Dodd The Master
Tommy Lee Jones Thaddeus Stevens Lincoln

2013 (86th)

Jared Leto, Rayon, Dallas Buyers Club 

Role:

Genre:

Barkhad Abdi Abduwali Muse Captain Phillips
Bradley Cooper Richard “Richie” DiMaso American Hustle
Michael Fassbender Edwin Epps 12 Years a Slave
Jonah Hill Donnie Azoff The Wolf of Wall Street

2014 (87th)

J. K. Simmons, Terence Fletcher, Whiplash

Role:

Genre:

Robert Duvall Joseph Palmer The Judge
Ethan Hawke Mason Evans Sr. Boyhood
Edward Norton Mike Shiner Birdman
Mark Ruffalo David Schultz Foxcatcher

2015 (88th)

Mark Rylance, Rudolf Abel, Bridge of Spies

Role:

Genre:

Christian Bale Michael Burry The Big Short
Tom Hardy John Fitzgerald The Revenant
Mark Ruffalo Michael Rezendes Spotlight
Sylvester Stallone Rocky Balboa Creed

2016 (89th)

Mahershala Ali, Juan, Moonlight 

Role:

Genre:

Jeff Bridges Marcus Hamilton Hell or High Water
Lucas Hedges Patrick Chandler Manchester by the Sea
Dev Patel Saroo Brierley Lion
Michael Shannon Lieutenant Bobby Andes Nocturnal Animals

2017 (90th)

Sam Rockwell, Officer Jason Dixon, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Role:

Genre:

Willem Dafoe Bobby Hicks The Florida Project
Woody Harrelson Chief William “Bill” Willoughby Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Richard Jenkins Giles The Shape of Water
Christopher Plummer J. Paul Getty All the Money in the World

2018 (91st)

Mahershala Ali, Don Shirley, Green Book

Role:

Genre:

Adam Driver Detective Philip “Flip” Zimmerman BlacKkKlansman
Sam Elliott Bobby Maine A Star Is Born
Richard E. Grant Jack Hock Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Sam Rockwell George W. Bush Vice

2019 (92nd)

Brad Pitt, Cliff Booth, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Role:

Genre:

Tom Hanks Fred Rogers A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Anthony Hopkins Pope Benedict XVI The Two Popes
Al Pacino Jimmy Hoffa The Irishman
Joe Pesci Russell Bufalino

Multiple Wins and Nominations

Individuals who received two or more Best Supporting Actor awards:

Wins Actor
3 Wins

Walter Brennan

2 Wins

Mahershala Ali
Michael Caine
Melvyn Douglas
Anthony Quinn
Jason Robards
Peter Ustinov
Christoph Waltz

Individuals who received 3 or more Best Supporting Actor nominations:

Nominations Actor
4

Walter Brennan
Jeff Bridges
Robert Duvall
Arthur Kennedy
Jack Nicholson
Al Pacino
Claude Rains

3 Noms

Charles Bickford
Charles Coburn
Willem Dafoe
Gene Hackman
Ed Harris
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Tommy Lee Jones
Martin Landau
Jack Palance
Joe Pesci
Christopher Plummer
Jason Robards
Mark Ruffalo
Peter Ustinov
Gig Young

Multiple character nominations
2 nominations
Max Corkle
James Gleason in Here Comes Mr. Jordan
Jack Warden in Heaven Can Wait

Multiple nominations from the same film

Harry Carey and Claude Rains in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
Leo Genn and Peter Ustinov in Quo Vadis (1951)
Brandon deWilde and Jack Palance in Shane (1953)
Lee J. Cobb, Karl Malden, and Rod Steiger in On the Waterfront (1954)
Arthur Kennedy and Russ Tamblyn in Peyton Place (1957)
Arthur O’Connell and George C. Scott in Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
Jackie Gleason and George C. Scott in The Hustler (1961)
Gene Hackman and Michael J. Pollard in Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
Jeff Bridges and Ben Johnson (winner) in The Last Picture Show (1971)
James Caan, Robert Duvall, and Al Pacino in The Godfather (1972)
Robert De Niro (winner), Michael V. Gazzo, Lee Strasberg; Godfather Part II (1974)
Burgess Meredith and Burt Young in Rocky (1976)
Jason Robards (winner) and Maximilian Schell in Julia (1977)
Judd Hirsch and Timothy Hutton (winner) in Ordinary People (1980)
John Lithgow and Jack Nicholson (winner) in Terms of Endearment (1983)
Tom Berenger and Willem Dafoe in Platoon (1986)
Harvey Keitel and Ben Kingsley in Bugsy (1991)
Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell (winner), Three Billboards Outside Ebbing (2017)
Al Pacino and Joe Pesci in The Irishman (2019)

Age Records:

Oldest winner:

Christopher Plummer Beginners 82

Oldest nominee

Christopher Plummer, All the Money in the World 88

Youngest winner:

Timothy Hutton Ordinary People, 20

Youngest nominee:

Justin Henry, Kramer vs. Kramer 8