Oscar: Best Supporting Actress Winners–Weakest Performances

The Best Supporting Actress category was established by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) in 1936.

Below please find my list of the weakest (least deserving) performances, honored with the Best Supporting Actress Oscar.

I have arranged them chronologically.

Katina Paxinou, For Whom the Bell Tolls, 1943

Miyoshi Umeki, Sayonara, 1957

Wendy Hiller, Separate Tables, 1958

Margaret Rutherford, The V.I.P.s, 1963

Goldie Hawn, Cactus Flower, 1969

Helen Hayes, Airport, 1970

Olympia Dukakis, Moonstruck, 1987

Mercedes Ruehl, The Fisher King, 1991

Marisa Tomei, My Cousin Vinny, 1992

Catherine Zeta-Jones, Chicago, 2002

Rene Zellweger, Cold Mountain, 2003

Anna Hathaway, Les Miserables, 2012