Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress


Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress

Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize an actress who has delivered an outstanding performance while working within the film industry. Since its inception, however, the award has commonly been referred to as the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. While actresses are nominated for this award by Academy members who are actors and actresses themselves, winners are selected by the entire Academy membership.

History

Throughout the past 72 years, accounting for ties and repeat winners, AMPAS has presented a total of 72 Best Supporting Actress awards to 70 different actresses. Winners of this Academy Award of Merit currently receive the familiar Oscar statuette, depicting a gold-plated knight holding a crusader's sword and standing on a reel of film. Prior to the 16th Academy Awards ceremony (1943), however, they received a plaque. The first recipient was Gale Sondergaard, who was honored at the 9th Academy Awards ceremony (1936) for her performance in "Anthony Adverse". The most recent recipient was Tilda Swinton, who was honored at the 80th Academy Awards ceremony (2007) for her performance in "Michael Clayton".

Until the 8th Academy Awards ceremony (1935), nominations for the Best Actress award were intended to include all actresses, whether the performance was in either a leading or supporting role. At the 9th Academy Awards ceremony (1936), however, the Best Supporting Actress category was specifically introduced as a distinct award following complaints that the single Best Actress category necessarily favored leading performers with the most screen time. Nonetheless, May Robson had received a Best Actress nomination ("Lady for a Day", 1933) for her performance in a clear supporting role. Currently, Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role, Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, and Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role constitute the four Academy Awards of Merit for acting annually presented by AMPAS.

uperlatives

The only actresses to have won the award twice are: Shelley Winters, in 1959 and 1965 (she was also nominated in 1972, in addition to receiving a nomination for lead actress in 1951); and Dianne Wiest, in 1986 and 1994 (she was also nominated in 1989).

Thelma Ritter had six nominations, more than any other actress. As she never won the award, she also holds the record for the number of unsuccessful nominations. Thelma Ritter is also the only actress with nominations in four successive years (1950-1953). Glenn Close was nominated three years consecutively (1982-1984).

Actresses with four nominations are: Ethel Barrymore, Agnes Moorehead, Lee Grant, Maureen Stapleton, Geraldine Page, and Dame Maggie Smith. All of Agnes Moorehead's and Geraldine Page's nominations were unsuccessful (but Page did win a Best Actress award); each of the others won once (with Smith also having previously won a Best Actress award).

Those with three nominations are: Anne Revere, Celeste Holm, Claire Trevor, Angela Lansbury, Shelley Winters, Glenn Close, Diane Ladd, Dianne Wiest, Meryl Streep, Frances McDormand, and Cate Blanchett. Lansbury, Close, Ladd, and McDormand have never won a Best Supporting Actress award (but McDormand did win a Best Actress award).

Hattie McDaniel was the first African American, Miyoshi Umeki the first (and only) Asian, Rita Moreno the first (and only) Puerto Rican and Hispanic, Brenda Fricker the first (and only) Irish, Catherine Zeta-Jones the first (and only) Welsh, and Cate Blanchett the first (and only) Australian to win Best Supporting Actress.

Only three actresses have received Best Supporting Actress nominations for non-speaking roles: Patty Duke won the award for "The Miracle Worker" in 1962, Samantha Morton was nominated for "Sweet and Lowdown" in 1999, and Rinko Kikuchi was nominated for "Babel" in 2006. Both Morton and Kikuchi performed their roles without speaking a word, while Duke had no dialogue whatsoever other than grunts and screams.

The earliest nominee in this category who is still alive is Olivia de Havilland (1939) followed by Jennifer Jones (1944) and Angela Lansbury (1944). The earliest winner in this category who is still alive is Celeste Holm (1947) followed by Eva Marie Saint (1954).

The only actor to win an Oscar for playing a real-life Oscar winner is Cate Blanchett. She won Best Supporting Actress in 2004 for playing Katharine Hepburn in "The Aviator". (Many actresses have played fictional Oscar winners.)

There have been no posthumous nominations for this award.

Winners and nominees

Following the Academy's practice, the films below are listed by year of their Los Angeles qualifying run, which is usually (but not always) the film's year of release. For example, the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress of 1999 was announced during the award ceremony held in 2000. Winners are listed first in bold, followed by the other nominees. For a list sorted by actress names, please see List of Best Supporting Actress nominees. For a list sorted by film titles, please see List of Best Supporting Actress nominees (films).

1930s

*1936 Gale Sondergaard - "Anthony Adverse" as Faith Paleologus
** Beulah Bondi - "The Gorgeous Hussy" as Rachel Jackson
** Alice Brady - "My Man Godfrey" as Angelica Bullock
** Bonita Granville - "These Three" as Mary Tilford
** Maria Ouspenskaya - "Dodsworth" as Baroness Von Obersdorf

*1937 Alice Brady - "In Old Chicago" as Molly O'Leary
** Andrea Leeds - "Stage Door" as Kay Hamilton
** Anne Shirley - "Stella Dallas" as Laurel "Lollie" Dallas
** Claire Trevor - "Dead End" as Francey
** Dame May Whitty - "Night Must Fall" as Mrs. Bramson

*1938 Fay Bainter - "Jezebel" as Aunt Belle
** Beulah Bondi - "Of Human Hearts" as Mary Wilkins
** Billie Burke - "Merrily We Live" as Mrs. Emily Kilbourne
** Spring Byington - "You Can't Take It with You" as Penny Sycamore
** Miliza Korjus - "The Great Waltz" as Carla Donner

*1939 Hattie McDaniel - "Gone with the Wind" as Mammy - O'Hara House Servant
** Olivia de Havilland - "Gone with the Wind" as Melanie Hamilton
** Geraldine Fitzgerald - "Wuthering Heights" as Isabella Linton
** Edna May Oliver - "Drums Along the Mohawk" as Sarah McKlennar
** Maria Ouspenskaya - "Love Affair" as Grandmother Janou

1940s

*1940 Jane Darwell - "The Grapes of Wrath" as Ma Joad
** Judith Anderson - "Rebecca" as Mrs. Danvers
** Ruth Hussey - "The Philadelphia Story" as Elizabeth Imbrie
** Barbara O'Neil - "All This and Heaven Too" as Duchesse de Praslin
** Marjorie Rambeau - "Primrose Path" as Mamie Adams

*1941 Mary Astor - "The Great Lie" as Sandra Kovak
** Sara Allgood - "How Green Was My Valley" as Mrs. Morgan
** Patricia Collinge - "The Little Foxes" as Birdie Hubbard
** Teresa Wright - "The Little Foxes" as Alexandra Giddens
** Margaret Wycherly - "Sergeant York" as Mother York

*1942 Teresa Wright - "Mrs. Miniver" as Carol Beldon
** Gladys Cooper - "Now, Voyager" as Mrs. Henry Windle Vale
** Agnes Moorehead - "The Magnificent Ambersons" as Fanny Minafer
** Susan Peters - "Random Harvest" as Kitty
** May Whitty - "Mrs. Miniver" as Lady Beldon

Beginning with the 1943 awards, winners in the supporting acting categories were awarded Oscar statuettes similar to those awarded to winners in all other categories, including the leading acting categories. Prior to this, however, winners in the supporting acting categories were awarded plaques.

*1943 Katina Paxinou - "For Whom the Bell Tolls" as Pilar
** Gladys Cooper - "The Song of Bernadette" as Sister Marie Therese Vauzous
** Paulette Goddard - "So Proudly We Hail!" as Lt. Joan O'Doul
** Anne Revere - "The Song of Bernadette" as Louise Soubirous
** Lucile Watson - "Watch on the Rhine" as Fanny Farrelly

*1944 Ethel Barrymore - "None but the Lonely Heart" as Ma Mott
** Jennifer Jones - "Since You Went Away" as Jane Deborah Hilton
** Angela Lansbury - "Gaslight" as Nancy Oliver
** Aline MacMahon - "Dragon Seed" as Ling Tan's Wife
** Agnes Moorehead - "Mrs. Parkington" as Baroness Aspasia Conti

*1945 Anne Revere - "National Velvet" as Mrs. Brown
** Eve Arden - "Mildred Pierce" as Ida Corwin
** Ann Blyth - "Mildred Pierce" as Veda Pierce Forrester
** Angela Lansbury - "The Picture of Dorian Gray" as Sibyl Vane
** Joan Lorring - "The Corn is Green" as Bessie Watty

*1946 Anne Baxter - "The Razor's Edge" as Sophie MacDonald
** Ethel Barrymore - "The Spiral Staircase" as Mrs. Warren
** Lillian Gish - "Duel in the Sun" as Laura Belle McCanles
** Flora Robson - "Saratoga Trunk" as Angelique Buiton
** Gale Sondergaard - "Anna and the King of Siam" as Lady Thiang

*1947 Celeste Holm - "Gentleman's Agreement" as Anne Dettrey
** Ethel Barrymore - "The Paradine Case" as Lady Sophie Horfield
** Gloria Grahame - "Crossfire" as Ginny Tremaine
** Marjorie Main - "The Egg and I" as Ma Kettle
** Anne Revere - "Gentleman's Agreement" as Mrs. Green

*1948 Claire Trevor - "Key Largo" as Gaye Dawn
** Barbara Bel Geddes - "I Remember Mama" as Katrin Hanson
** Ellen Corby - "I Remember Mama" as Aunt Trina
** Agnes Moorehead - "Johnny Belinda" as Aggie McDonald
** Jean Simmons - "Hamlet" as Ophelia, daughter of Polonius

*1949 Mercedes McCambridge - "All the King's Men" as Sadie Burke
** Ethel Barrymore - "Pinky" as Miss Em
** Celeste Holm - "Come to the Stable" as Sister Scholastica
** Elsa Lanchester - "Come to the Stable" as Amelia Potts
** Ethel Waters - "Pinky" as Pinky's Granny

1950s

*1950 Josephine Hull - "Harvey" as Veta Louise Simmons
** Hope Emerson - "Caged" as Evelyn Harper
** Celeste Holm - "All About Eve" as Karen Richards
** Nancy Olson - "Sunset Boulevard" as Betty Schaefer
** Thelma Ritter - "All About Eve" as Birdie
*1951 Kim Hunter - "A Streetcar Named Desire" as Stella Kowalski
** Joan Blondell - "The Blue Veil" as Annie Rawlins
** Mildred Dunnock - "Death of a Salesman" as Linda Loman
** Lee Grant - "Detective Story" as Shoplifter
** Thelma Ritter - "The Mating Season" as Ellen McNulty

*1952 Gloria Grahame - "The Bad and the Beautiful" as Rosemary
** Jean Hagen - "Singin' in the Rain" as Lina Lamont
** Colette Marchand - "Moulin Rouge" as Marie Charlet
** Terry Moore - "Come Back, Little Sheba" as Marie Buckholder
** Thelma Ritter - "With a Song in My Heart" as Clancy

*1953 Donna Reed - "From Here to Eternity" as Alma 'Lorene' Burke
** Grace Kelly - "Mogambo" as Linda Nordley
** Geraldine Page - "Hondo" as Angie Lowe
** Marjorie Rambeau - "Torch Song" as Mrs. Stewart
** Thelma Ritter - "Pickup on South Street" as Moe

*1954 Eva Marie Saint - "On the Waterfront" as Edie Doyle
** Nina Foch - "Executive Suite" as Erica Martin
** Katy Jurado - "Broken Lance" as Señora Devereaux
** Jan Sterling - "The High and the Mighty" as Sally McKee
** Claire Trevor - "The High and the Mighty" as May Holst

*1955 Jo Van Fleet - "East of Eden" as Kate
** Betsy Blair - "Marty" as Clara Snyder
** Peggy Lee - "Pete Kelly's Blues" as Rose Hopkins
** Marisa Pavan - "The Rose Tattoo" as Rosa Delle Rose
** Natalie Wood - "Rebel Without a Cause" as Judy

*1956 Dorothy Malone - "Written on the Wind" as Marylee Hadley
** Mildred Dunnock - "Baby Doll" as Rose Comfort
** Eileen Heckart - "The Bad Seed" as Hortense Daigle
** Mercedes McCambridge - "Giant" as Luz Benedict
** Patty McCormack - "The Bad Seed" as Rhoda Penmark

*1957 Miyoshi Umeki - "Sayonara" as Katsumi
** Carolyn Jones - "The Bachelor Party" as The Existentialist
** Elsa Lanchester - "Witness for the Prosecution" as Miss Plimsoll
** Hope Lange - "Peyton Place" as Selena Cross
** Diane Varsi - "Peyton Place" as Allison MacKenzie

*1958 Wendy Hiller - "Separate Tables" as Pat Cooper
** Peggy Cass - "Auntie Mame" as Agnes Gooch
** Martha Hyer - "Some Came Running" as Gwen French
** Maureen Stapleton - "Lonelyhearts" as Fay Doyle
** Cara Williams - "The Defiant Ones" as Billy's mother

*1959 Shelley Winters - "The Diary of Anne Frank" as Mrs. Petronella Van Daan
** Hermione Baddeley - "Room at the Top" as Elspeth
** Susan Kohner - "Imitation of Life" as Sarah Jane, age 18
** Juanita Moore - "Imitation of Life" as Annie Johnson
** Thelma Ritter - "Pillow Talk" as Alma

1960s

*1960 Shirley Jones - "Elmer Gantry" as Lulu Bains
** Glynis Johns - "The Sundowners" as Mrs. Firth
** Shirley Knight - "The Dark at the Top of the Stairs" as Reenie Flood
** Janet Leigh - "Psycho" as Marion Crane
** Mary Ure - "Sons and Lovers" as Clara Dawes

*1961 Rita Moreno - "West Side Story" as Anita
** Fay Bainter - "The Children's Hour" as Amelia Tilford
** Judy Garland - "Judgment at Nuremberg" as Irene Hoffman Wallner
** Lotte Lenya - "The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone" as Contessa
** Una Merkel - "Summer and Smoke" as Mrs. Winemiller

*1962 Patty Duke - "The Miracle Worker" as Helen Keller
** Mary Badham - "To Kill a Mockingbird" as Scout Finch
** Shirley Knight - "Sweet Bird of Youth" as Heavenly Finley
** Angela Lansbury - "The Manchurian Candidate" as Mrs. Iselin
** Thelma Ritter - "Birdman of Alcatraz" as Elizabeth Stroud

*1963 Margaret Rutherford - "The V.I.P.s" as The Duchess of Brighton
** Diane Cilento - "Tom Jones" as Molly Seagrim
** Edith Evans - "Tom Jones" as Miss Western
** Joyce Redman - "Tom Jones" as Mrs. Waters
** Lilia Skala - "Lilies of the Field" as Mother Maria

*1964 Lila Kedrova - "Zorba the Greek " as Madame Hortense
** Gladys Cooper - "My Fair Lady" as Mrs. Higgins
** Edith Evans - "The Chalk Garden" as Mrs. St. Maugham
** Grayson Hall - "The Night of the Iguana" as Judith Fellowes
** Agnes Moorehead - "Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte" as Velma Cruther

*1965 Shelley Winters - "A Patch of Blue" as Rose-Ann D'Arcy
** Ruth Gordon - "Inside Daisy Clover" as The Dealer - Mrs. Clover
** Joyce Redman - "Othello" as Emilia
** Maggie Smith - "Othello" as Desdemona
** Peggy Wood - "The Sound of Music" as Mother Abbess

*1966 Sandy Dennis - "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" as Honey
** Wendy Hiller - "A Man for All Seasons" as Alice More
** Jocelyne LaGarde - "Hawaii" as Queen Malama
** Vivien Merchant - "Alfie" as Lily
** Geraldine Page - "You're a Big Boy Now" as Margery Chanticleer

*1967 Estelle Parsons - "Bonnie and Clyde" as Blanche Barrow
** Carol Channing - "Thoroughly Modern Millie" as Muzzy
** Mildred Natwick - "Barefoot in the Park" as Ethel Banks
** Beah Richards - "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" as Mrs. Prentice
** Katharine Ross - "The Graduate" as Elaine Robinson

*1968 Ruth Gordon - "Rosemary's Baby" as Minnie Castevet
** Lynn Carlin - "Faces" as Maria Forst
** Sondra Locke - "The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter" as Mick
** Kay Medford - "Funny Girl" as Rose Brice
** Estelle Parsons - "Rachel, Rachel" as Calla Mackie

*1969 Goldie Hawn - "Cactus Flower" as Toni Simmons
** Catherine Burns - "Last Summer" as Rhoda
** Dyan Cannon - "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice" as Alice Henderson
** Sylvia Miles - "Midnight Cowboy" as Cass
** Susannah York - "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?" as Alice LeBlanc

1970s

*1970 Helen Hayes - "Airport" as Ada Quonsett
** Karen Black - "Five Easy Pieces" as Rayette Dipesto
** Lee Grant - "The Landlord" as Joyce Enders
** Sally Kellerman - "MASH" as Maj. Margaret 'Hot Lips' O'Houlihan
** Maureen Stapleton - "Airport" as Inez Guerrero

*1971 Cloris Leachman - "The Last Picture Show" as Ruth Popper
** Ellen Burstyn - "The Last Picture Show" as Lois Farrow
** Barbara Harris - "Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me?" as Allison Densmore
** Margaret Leighton - "The Go-Between" as Mrs. Maudsley
** Ann-Margret - "Carnal Knowledge" as Bobbie

*1972 Eileen Heckart - "Butterflies Are Free" as Mrs. Baker
** Jeannie Berlin - "The Heartbreak Kid" as Lila Kolodny
** Geraldine Page - "Pete 'n' Tillie" as Gertrude
** Susan Tyrrell - "Fat City" as Oma
** Shelley Winters - "The Poseidon Adventure" as Belle Rosen

*1973 Tatum O'Neal - "Paper Moon" as Addie Loggins
** Linda Blair - "The Exorcist" as Regan MacNeil
** Candy Clark - "American Graffiti" as Debbie Dunham
** Madeline Kahn - "Paper Moon" as Trixie Delight
** Sylvia Sidney - "Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams" as Mrs. Pritchett

*1974 Ingrid Bergman - "Murder on the Orient Express" as Greta Ohlsson
** Valentina Cortese - "Day for Night" as Severine
** Madeline Kahn - "Blazing Saddles" as Lili Von Shtupp
** Diane Ladd - "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore" as Flo Castleberry
** Talia Shire - "The Godfather Part II" as Connie Corleone

*1975 Lee Grant - "Shampoo" as Felicia Carp
** Ronee Blakley - "Nashville" as Barbara Jean
** Sylvia Miles - "Farewell, My Lovely" as Jessie Halstead Florian
** Lily Tomlin - "Nashville" as Linnea Reese
** Brenda Vaccaro - "Jacqueline Susann's Once Is Not Enough" as Linda Riggs

*1976 Beatrice Straight - "Network" as Louise Schumacher
** Jane Alexander - "All the President's Men" as Judy Hoback
** Jodie Foster - "Taxi Driver" as Iris Steensma
** Lee Grant - "Voyage of the Damned" as Lillian Rosen
** Piper Laurie - "Carrie" as Margaret White

*1977 Vanessa Redgrave - "Julia" as Julia (Also see her controversial acceptance speech)
** Leslie Browne - "The Turning Point" as Emilia Rodgers
** Quinn Cummings - "The Goodbye Girl" as Lucy McFadden
** Melinda Dillon - "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" as Gillian Guiler
** Tuesday Weld - "Looking for Mr. Goodbar" as Katherine

*1978 Maggie Smith - "California Suite" as Diana Barrie
** Dyan Cannon - "Heaven Can Wait" as Julia Farnsworth
** Penelope Milford - "Coming Home" as Vi Munson
** Maureen Stapleton - "Interiors" as Pearl
** Meryl Streep - "The Deer Hunter" as Linda

*1979 Meryl Streep - "Kramer vs. Kramer" as Joanna Kramer
** Jane Alexander - "Kramer vs. Kramer" as Margaret Phelps
** Barbara Barrie - "Breaking Away" as Mom
** Candice Bergen - "Starting Over" as Jessica Potter
** Mariel Hemingway - "Manhattan" as Tracy

1980s

*1980 Mary Steenburgen - "Melvin and Howard" as Lynda Dummar
** Eileen Brennan - "Private Benjamin" as Capt. Doreen Lewis
** Eva Le Gallienne - "Resurrection" as Grandma Pearl
** Cathy Moriarty - "Raging Bull" as Vickie Thailer LaMotta
** Diana Scarwid - "Inside Moves" as Louise

*1981 Maureen Stapleton - "Reds" as Emma Goldman
** Melinda Dillon - "Absence of Malice" as Teresa Perrone
** Jane Fonda - "On Golden Pond" as Chelsea Thayer Wayne
** Joan Hackett - "Only When I Laugh" as Toby
** Elizabeth McGovern - "Ragtime" as Evelyn Nesbit

*1982 Jessica Lange - "Tootsie" as Julie Nichols
** Glenn Close - "The World According to Garp" as Jenny Fields
** Teri Garr - "Tootsie" as Sandy Lester
** Kim Stanley - "Frances" as Lillian Farmer
** Lesley Ann Warren - "Victor/Victoria" as Norma Cassady

*1983 Linda Hunt - "The Year of Living Dangerously" as Billy Kwan
** Cher - "Silkwood" as Dolly Pelliker
** Glenn Close - "The Big Chill" as Sarah Cooper
** Amy Irving - "Yentl" as Hadass
** Alfre Woodard - "Cross Creek" as Geechee

*1984 Peggy Ashcroft - "A Passage to India" as Mrs. Moore
** Glenn Close - "The Natural" as Iris Gaines
** Lindsay Crouse - "Places in the Heart" as Margaret Lomax
** Christine Lahti - "Swing Shift" as Hazel
** Geraldine Page - "The Pope of Greenwich Village" as Mrs. Ritter

*1985 Anjelica Huston - "Prizzi's Honor" as Maerose Prizzi
** Margaret Avery - "The Color Purple" as Shug Avery
** Amy Madigan - "Twice in a Lifetime" as Sunny
** Meg Tilly - "Agnes of God" as Sister Agnes
** Oprah Winfrey - "The Color Purple" as Sofia

*1986 Dianne Wiest - "Hannah and Her Sisters" as Holly
** Tess Harper - "Crimes of the Heart" as Chick Boyle
** Piper Laurie - "Children of a Lesser God" as Mrs. Norman
** Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio - "The Color of Money" as Carmen
** Maggie Smith - "A Room with a View" as Charlotte Bartlett

*1987 Olympia Dukakis - "Moonstruck" as Rose Castorini
** Norma Aleandro - "" as Florencia
** Anne Archer - "Fatal Attraction" as Beth Gallagher
** Anne Ramsey - "Throw Momma from the Train" as Mrs. Lift
** Ann Sothern - "The Whales of August" as Tisha Doughty

*1988 Geena Davis - "The Accidental Tourist" as Muriel Pritchett
** Joan Cusack - "Working Girl" as Cyn
** Frances McDormand - "Mississippi Burning" as Mrs. Pell
** Michelle Pfeiffer - "Dangerous Liaisons" as Madame Marie de Tourvel
** Sigourney Weaver - "Working Girl" as Katharine Parker

*1989 Brenda Fricker - "My Left Foot" as Mrs. Brown
** Anjelica Huston - "Enemies, a Love Story" as Tamara Broder
** Lena Olin - "Enemies, a Love Story" as Masha
** Julia Roberts - "Steel Magnolias" as Shelby Eatenton Latcherie
** Dianne Wiest - "Parenthood" as Helen Buckman

1990s

*1990 Whoopi Goldberg - "Ghost" as Oda Mae Brown
** Annette Bening - "The Grifters" as Myra Langtry
** Lorraine Bracco - "Goodfellas" as Karen Hill
** Diane Ladd - "Wild at Heart" as Marietta Fortune
** Mary McDonnell - "Dances with Wolves" as Stands With A Fist

*1991 Mercedes Ruehl - "The Fisher King" as Anne Napolitano
** Diane Ladd - "Rambling Rose" as Mother
** Juliette Lewis - "Cape Fear" as Danielle Bowden
** Kate Nelligan - "The Prince of Tides" as Lila Wingo Newbury
** Jessica Tandy - "Fried Green Tomatoes" as Ninny Threadgoode

*1992 Marisa Tomei - "My Cousin Vinny" as Mona Lisa Vito
** Judy Davis - "Husbands and Wives" as Sally
** Joan Plowright - "Enchanted April" as Mrs. Fisher
** Vanessa Redgrave - "Howards End" as Ruth Wilcox
** Miranda Richardson - "Damage" as Ingrid Fleming

*1993 Anna Paquin - "The Piano" as Flora McGrath
** Holly Hunter - "The Firm" as Tammy Hemphill
** Rosie Perez - "Fearless" as Carla Rodrigo
** Winona Ryder - "The Age of Innocence" as May Welland
** Emma Thompson - "In the Name of the Father" as Gareth Peirce

*1994 Dianne Wiest - "Bullets Over Broadway" as Helen Sinclair
** Rosemary Harris - "Tom & Viv" as Rose Haigh-Wood
** Helen Mirren - "The Madness of King George" as Queen Charlotte
** Uma Thurman - "Pulp Fiction" as Mia Wallace
** Jennifer Tilly - "Bullets Over Broadway" as Olive Neal

*1995 Mira Sorvino - "Mighty Aphrodite" as Linda Ash
** Joan Allen - "Nixon" as Pat Nixon
** Kathleen Quinlan - "Apollo 13" as Marilyn Lovell
** Mare Winningham - "Georgia" as Georgia Flood
** Kate Winslet - "Sense and Sensibility" as Marianne Dashwood

* "'1996 Juliette Binoche - "The English Patient" as Hana
** Joan Allen - "The Crucible" as Elizabeth Proctor
** Lauren Bacall - "The Mirror Has Two Faces" as Hannah Morgan
** Barbara Hershey - "The Portrait of a Lady" as Madame Serena Merle
** Marianne Jean-Baptiste - "Secrets & Lies" as Hortense Cumberbatch

*1997 Kim Basinger - "L.A. Confidential" as Lynn Bracken
** Joan Cusack - "In & Out" as Emily Montgomery
** Minnie Driver - "Good Will Hunting" as Skylar
** Julianne Moore - "Boogie Nights" as Amber Waves
** Gloria Stuart - "Titanic" as Old Rose

*1998 Judi Dench - "Shakespeare in Love" as Queen Elizabeth
** Kathy Bates - "Primary Colors" as Libby Holden
** Brenda Blethyn - "Little Voice" as Mari Hoff
** Rachel Griffiths - "Hilary and Jackie" as Hilary du Pré
** Lynn Redgrave - "Gods and Monsters" as Hanna

*1999 Angelina Jolie - "Girl, Interrupted" as Lisa Rowe
** Toni Collette - "The Sixth Sense" as Lynn Sear
** Catherine Keener - "Being John Malkovich" as Maxine Lund
** Samantha Morton - "Sweet and Lowdown" as Hattie
** Chloë Sevigny - "Boys Don't Cry" as Lana Tisdel

2000s

*2000 Marcia Gay Harden - "Pollock" as Lee Krasner
** Judi Dench - "Chocolat" as Armande Voizin
** Kate Hudson - "Almost Famous" as Penny Lane
** Frances McDormand - "Almost Famous" as Elaine Miller
** Julie Walters - "Billy Elliot" as Mrs. Wilkinson

*2001 Jennifer Connelly - "A Beautiful Mind" as Alicia Nash
** Helen Mirren - "Gosford Park" as Mrs. Wilson
** Maggie Smith - "Gosford Park" as Constance Trentham
** Marisa Tomei - "In the Bedroom" as Natalie Strout
** Kate Winslet - "Iris" as Young Iris Murdoch

*2002 Catherine Zeta-Jones - "Chicago" as Velma Kelly
** Kathy Bates - "About Schmidt" as Roberta Hertzel
** Julianne Moore - "The Hours" as Laura Brown
** Queen Latifah - "Chicago" as Matron Mama Morton
** Meryl Streep - "Adaptation." as Susan Orlean

*2003 Renée Zellweger - "Cold Mountain" as Ruby Thewes
**Shohreh Aghdashloo - "House of Sand and Fog" as Nadi Behrani
**Patricia Clarkson - "Pieces of April" as Joy Burns
**Marcia Gay Harden - "Mystic River" as Celeste Boyle
**Holly Hunter - "Thirteen" as Melanie 'Mel' Freeland

*2004 Cate Blanchett - "The Aviator" as Katharine Hepburn
**Laura Linney - "Kinsey" as Clara McMillen
**Virginia Madsen - "Sideways" as Maya Randall
**Sophie Okonedo - "Hotel Rwanda" as Tatiana Rusesabagina
**Natalie Portman - "Closer" as Alice Ayres

*2005 Rachel Weisz - "The Constant Gardener" as Tessa Quayle
**Amy Adams - "Junebug" as Ashley Johnsten
**Catherine Keener - "Capote" as Nelle Harper Lee
**Frances McDormand - "North Country" as Glory Dodge
**Michelle Williams - "Brokeback Mountain" as Alma Beers Del Mar

*2006 Jennifer Hudson - "Dreamgirls" as Effie White
**Adriana Barraza - "Babel" as Amelia
**Cate Blanchett - "Notes on a Scandal" as Sheba Hart
**Abigail Breslin - "Little Miss Sunshine" as Olive Hoover
**Rinko Kikuchi - "Babel" as Chieko

*2007 Tilda Swinton - "Michael Clayton" as Karen Crowder
**Cate Blanchett - "I'm Not There" as Jude Quinn
**Ruby Dee - "American Gangster" as Mama Lucas
**Saoirse Ronan - "Atonement" as Briony Tallis - Aged 13
**Amy Ryan - "Gone Baby Gone" as Helene McCready

International presence

As the Academy Awards are based in the United States and are centered on the Hollywood film industry, the majority of Academy Award winners have been Americans. Nonetheless, there is significant international presence at the awards, as evidenced by the following list of winners of the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

*Australia: Cate Blanchett
*Canada: Anna Paquin
*France: Juliette Binoche
*Russia: Lila Kedrova
*Greece: Katina Paxinou
*Japan: Miyoshi Umeki
*Puerto Rico: Rita Moreno
*Republic of Ireland: Brenda Fricker
*Sweden: Ingrid Bergman
*United Kingdom: Peggy Ashcroft, Judi Dench, Wendy Hiller, Vanessa Redgrave, Margaret Rutherford, Maggie Smith, Tilda Swinton, Rachel Weisz, and Catherine Zeta-Jones

At the 37th Academy Awards (1964), for the first time in history, all four of the top acting honors were awarded to non-Americans: Rex Harrison, Julie Andrews, Peter Ustinov, and Lila Kedrova. This occurred for the second time at the 80th Academy Awards (2007), when all four acting categories were similarly represented: Daniel Day-Lewis, Marion Cotillard, Javier Bardem, and Tilda Swinton.

ee also

* Academy Award for Best Actor
* Academy Award for Best Actress
* Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
* List of Academy Awards ceremonies
* List of actors
* List of Best Actor winners by age at win
* List of Best Actress winners by age at win
* List of Best Supporting Actor winners by age at win
* List of Best Supporting Actress winners by age at win
* Lists of films

External links

* [http://www.oscars.org/ Oscars.org] (official Academy site)
* [http://www.oscar.com/ Oscar.com] (official ceremony promotional site)
* [http://www.oscars.org/awardsdatabase/index.html The Academy Awards Database] (official site)


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