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A list of actors to have won and been nominated for Best Actress In A Supporting Role.

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     1936 - 1940 
  • 1936: Gale Sondergaard, Anthony Adverse
    • Beulah Bondi, The Gorgeous Hussy
    • Alice Brady, My Man Godfrey
    • Bonita Granville, These Three
    • Maria Ouspenskaya, Dodsworth
  • 1937: Alice Brady, In Old Chicago
    • Andrea Leeds, Stage Door
    • Anne Shirley, Stella Dallas
    • Claire Trevor, Dead End
    • May Whitty, Night Must Fall
  • 1938: Fay Bainter, Jezebel
    • Beulah Bondi, Of Human Hearts
    • Billie Burke, Merrily We Live
    • Spring Byington, You Can't Take It With You
    • Miliza Korjus, The Great Waltz
  • 1939: Hattie McDaniel, Gone with the Wind
    • Olivia de Havilland, Gone with the Wind
    • Geraldine Fitzgerald, Wuthering Heights
    • Edna May Oliver, Drums Along the Mohawk
    • Maria Ouspenskaya, Love Affair
  • 1940: Jane Darwell, The Grapes of Wrath
    • Judith Anderson, Rebecca
    • Ruth Hussey, The Philadelphia Story
    • Barbara O'Neil, All This, and Heaven Too
    • Marjorie Rambeau, Primrose Path
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     1941 - 1950 
  • 1941: Mary Astor, The Great Lie
    • Sara Allgood, How Green Was My Valley
    • Patricia Collinge, The Little Foxes
    • Teresa Wright, The Little Foxes
    • Margeret Wycherly, Sergeant York
  • 1942: Teresa Wright, Mrs. Miniver
    • Gladys Cooper, Now, Voyager
    • Agnes Moorehead, The Magnificent Ambersons
    • Susan Peters, Random Harvest
    • May Whitty, Mrs. Miniver
  • 1943: Katina Paxinou, For Whom the Bell Tolls
    • Gladys Cooper, The Song of Bernadette
    • Paulette Goddard, So Proudly We Hail!
    • Anne Revere, The Song of Bernadette
    • Lucille Watson, Watch on the Rhine
  • 1944: Ethel Barrymore, None but the Lonely Heart
    • Jennifer Jones, Since You Went Away
    • Angela Lansbury, Gaslight
    • Aline MacMahon, Dragon Seed
    • Agnes Moorehead, Mrs. Parkington
  • 1945: Anne Revere, National Velvet
    • Ann Blyth, Mildred Pierce
    • Eve Arden, Mildred Pierce
    • Angela Lansbury, The Picture of Dorian Gray
    • Joan Lorring, The Corn Is Green
  • 1946: Anne Baxter, The Razor's Edge
    • Ethel Barrymore, The Spiral Staircase
    • Lillian Gish, Duel in the Sun
    • Flora Robson, Saratoga Trunk
    • Gale Sondergaard, Anna and the King of Siam
  • 1947: Celeste Holm, Gentleman's Agreement
    • Ethel Barrymore, The Paradine Case
    • Gloria Grahame, Crossfire
    • Marjorie Main, The Egg and I
    • Anne Revere, Gentleman's Agreement
  • 1948: Claire Trevor, Key Largo
    • Barbara Bel Geddes, I Remember Mama
    • Ellen Corby, I Remember Mama
    • Agnes Moorehead, Johnny Belinda
    • Jean Simmons, Hamlet
  • 1949: Mercedes McCambridge, All the King's Men
    • Ethel Barrymore, Pinky
    • Celeste Holm, Come to the Stable
    • Elsa Lanchester, Come to the Stable
    • Ethel Waters, Pinky
  • 1950: Josephine Hull, Harvey
    • Hope Emerson, Caged
    • Celeste Holm, All About Eve
    • Nancy Olson, Sunset Boulevard
    • Thelma Ritter, All About Eve

     1951 - 1960 
  • 1951: Kim Hunter, A Streetcar Named Desire
    • Joan Blondell, The Blue Veil
    • Mildred Dunnock, Death of a Salesman
    • Lee Grant, Detective Story
    • Thelma Ritter, The Mating Season
  • 1952: Gloria Grahame, The Bad and the Beautiful
    • Jean Hagen, Singin' in the Rain
    • Colette Marchand, Moulin Rouge
    • Terry Moore, Come Back, Little Sheba
    • Thelma Ritter, With a Song in My Heart
  • 1953: Donna Reed, From Here to Eternity
    • Grace Kelly, Mogambo
    • Geraldine Page, Hondo
    • Marjorie Rambeau, Torch Song
    • Thelma Ritter, Pickup on South Street
  • 1954: Eva Marie Saint, On the Waterfront
    • Nina Foch, Executive Suite
    • Katy Jurado, Broken Lance
    • Jan Sterling, The High and the Mighty
    • Claire Trevor, The High and the Mighty
  • 1955: Jo Van Fleet, East of Eden
    • Betsy Blair, Marty
    • Peggy Lee, Pete Kelly's Blues
    • Marisa Pavan, The Rose Tattoo
    • Natalie Wood, Rebel Without a Cause
  • 1956: Dorothy Malone, Written on the Wind
    • Mildred Dunnock, Baby Doll
    • Eileen Heckart, The Bad Seed
    • Mercedes McCambridge, Giant
    • Patty McCormack, The Bad Seed
  • 1957: Miyoshi Umeki, Sayonara
    • Carolyn Jones, The Bachelor Party
    • Elsa Lanchester, Witness for the Prosecution
    • Hope Lange, Peyton Place
    • Diane Varsi, Peyton Place
  • 1958: Wendy Hiller, Separate Tables
    • Peggy Cass, Auntie Mame
    • Martha Hyer, Some Came Running
    • Maureen Stapleton, Lonelyhearts
    • Cara Williams, The Defiant Ones
  • 1959: Shelley Winters, The Diary of Anne Frank
    • Hermione Baddeley, Room at the Top
    • Susan Kohney, Imitation of Life
    • Juanita Moore, Imitation of Life
    • Thelma Ritter, Pillow Talk
  • 1960: Shirley Jones, Elmer Gantry
    • Glynis Johns, The Sundowners
    • Shirley Knight, The Dark at the Top of the Stairs
    • Janet Leigh, Psycho
    • Mary Ure, Sons and Lovers

     1961 - 1970 
  • 1961: Rita Moreno, West Side Story
    • Fay Bainter, The Children's Hour
    • Judy Garland, Judgment at Nuremberg
    • Lotta Lenya, The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone
    • Una Merkel, Summer and Smoke
  • 1962: Patty Duke, The Miracle Worker
    • Mary Badham, To Kill a Mockingbird
    • Shirley Knight, Sweet Bird of Youth
    • Angela Lansbury, The Manchurian Candidate
    • Thelma Ritter, Birdman of Alcatraz
  • 1963: Margaret Rutherford, The V.I.P.s
    • Diane Cilento, Tom Jones
    • Edith Evans, Tom Jones
    • Joyce Redman, Tom Jones
    • Lilia Skala, Lilies of the Field
  • 1964: Lila Kedrova, Zorba the Greek
    • Gladys Cooper, My Fair Lady
    • Edith Evans, The Chalk Garden
    • Grayson Hall, The Night of the Iguana
    • Agnes Moorehead, Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte
  • 1965: Shelley Winters, A Patch of Blue
    • Ruth Gordon, Inside Daisy Clover
    • Joyce Redman, Othello
    • Maggie Smith, Othello
    • Peggy Wood, The Sound of Music
  • 1966: Sandy Dennis, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
    • Wendy Hiller, A Man for All Seasons
    • Jocelyne LaGarde, Hawaii
    • Vivien Merchant, Alfie
    • Geraldine Page, You're a Big Boy Now
  • 1967: Estelle Parsons, Bonnie and Clyde
    • Carol Channing, Thoroughly Modern Millie
    • Mildred Natwick, Barefoot in the Park
    • Beah Richards, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
    • Katherine Ross, The Graduate
  • 1968: Ruth Gordon, Rosemary's Baby
    • Lynn Carlin, Faces
    • Sondra Locke, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
    • Kay Medford, Funny Girl
    • Estelle Parsons, Rachel, Rachel
  • 1969: Goldie Hawn, Cactus Flower
    • Catherine Burns, Last Summer
    • Dyan Cannon, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice
    • Sylvia Miles, Midnight Cowboy
    • Susannah York, They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
  • 1970: Helen Hayes, Airport
    • Karen Black, Five Easy Pieces
    • Lee Grant, The Landlord
    • Sally Kellerman, M*A*S*H
    • Maureen Stapleton, Airport

     1971 - 1980 
  • 1971: Cloris Leachman, The Last Picture Show
    • Ann-Margret, Carnal Knowledge
    • Ellen Burstyn, The Last Picture Show
    • Barbara Harris, Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me?
    • Margaret Leighton, The Go-Between
  • 1972: Eileen Heckart, Butterflies Are Free
    • Jeannie Berlin, The Heartbreak Kid
    • Geraldine Page, Pete 'n' Tillie
    • Susan Tyrell, Fat City
    • Shelley Winters, The Posideon Adventure
  • 1973: Tatum O'Neal, Paper Moon
    • Linda Blair, The Exorcist
    • Candy Clark, American Graffiti
    • Madeline Kahn, Paper Moon
    • Sylvia Sidney, Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams
  • 1974: Ingrid Bergman, Murder on the Orient Express
    • Valentina Cortese, Day for Night
    • Madeline Kahn, Blazing Saddles
    • Diane Ladd, Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
    • Talia Shire, The Godfather Part II
  • 1975: Lee Grant, Shampoo
    • Ronee Blakley, Nashville
    • Sylvia Miles, Farewell, My Lovely
    • Lily Tomlin, Nashville
    • Brenda Vaccaro, Once Is Not Enough
  • 1976: Beatrice Straight, Network
    • Jane Alexander, All the President's Men
    • Jodie Foster, Taxi Driver
    • Lee Grant, Voyage of the Damned
    • Piper Laurie, Carrie (1976)
  • 1977: Vanessa Redgrave, Julia
  • 1978: Maggie Smith, California Suite
  • 1979: Meryl Streep, Kramer vs. Kramer
    • Jane Alexander, Kramer vs. Kramer
    • Barbara Barrie, Breaking Away
    • Candice Bergen, Starting Over
    • Mariel Hemingway, Manhattan
  • 1980: Mary Steenburgen, Melvin and Howard
    • Eileen Brennan, Private Benjamin
    • Eva Le Gallienne, Resurrection
    • Cathy Moriarty, Raging Bull
    • Diana Scarwid, Inside Moves

     1981 - 1990 
  • 1981: Maureen Stapleton, Reds
    • Melinda Dillon, Absence of Malice
    • Jane Fonda, On Golden Pond
    • Joan Hackett, Only When I Laugh''
    • Elizabeth McGovern, Ragtime
  • 1982: Jessica Lange, Tootsie
    • Glenn Close, The World According to Garp
    • Teri Garr, Tootsie
    • Kim Stanley, Frances
    • Lesley Ann Warren, Victor/Victoria
  • 1983: Linda Hunt, The Year of Living Dangerously
    • Cher, Silkwood
    • Glenn Close, The Big Chill
    • Amy Irving, Yentl
    • Alfre Woodard, Cross Creek
  • 1984: Peggy Ashcroft, A Passage to India
    • Glenn Close, The Natural
    • Lindsay Crouse, Places in the Heart
    • Christine Lahti, Swing Shift
    • Geraldine Page, The Pope of Greenwich Village
  • 1985: Anjelica Huston, Prizzi's Honor
    • Margaret Avery, The Color Purple
    • Amy Madigan, Twice in a Lifetime
    • Meg Tilly, Agnes of God
    • Oprah Winfrey, The Color Purple
  • 1986: Dianne Wiest, Hannah and Her Sisters
    • Tess Harper, Crimes of the Heart
    • Piper Laurie, Children of a Lesser God
    • Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, The Color of Money
    • Maggie Smith, A Room with a View
  • 1987: Olympia Dukakis, Moonstruck
    • Norma Aleandro, Gaby: A True Story
    • Anne Archer, Fatal Attraction
    • Anne Ramsey, Throw Momma from the Train
    • Ann Sothern, The Whales of August
  • 1988: Geena Davis, The Accidental Tourist
    • Joan Cusack, Working Girl
    • Frances McDormand, Mississippi Burning
    • Michelle Pfeiffer, Dangerous Liaisons
    • Sigourney Weaver, Working Girl
  • 1989: Brenda Fricker, My Left Foot
    • Anjelica Huston, Enemies, A Love Story
    • Lena Olin, Enemies, A Love Story
    • Julia Roberts, Steel Magnolias
    • Dianne Wiest, Parenthood
  • 1990: Whoopi Goldberg, Ghost
    • Annette Bening, The Grifters
    • Lorraine Bracco, Goodfellas
    • Diane Ladd, Wild at Heart
    • Mary McDonnell, Dances with Wolves
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     1991 - 2000 
  • 1991: Mercedes Ruehl, The Fisher King
    • Diane Ladd, Rambling Rose
    • Juliette Lewis, Cape Fear
    • Kate Nelligan, The Prince of Tides
    • Jessica Tandy, Fried Green Tomatoes
  • 1992: Marisa Tomei, My Cousin Vinny
    • Judy Davis, Husbands and Wives
    • Joan Plowright, Enchanted April
    • Vanessa Redgrave, Howards End
    • Miranda Richardson, Damage
  • 1993: Anna Paquin, The Piano
    • Holly Hunter, The Firm
    • Rosie Perez, Fearless
    • Winona Ryder, The Age of Innocence
    • Emma Thompson, In the Name of the Father
  • 1994: Dianne Wiest, Bullets Over Broadway
    • Rosemary Harris, Tom & Viv
    • Helen Mirren, The Madness of King George
    • Uma Thurman, Pulp Fiction
    • Jennifer Tilly, Bullets Over Broadway
  • 1995: Mira Sorvino, Mighty Aphrodite
    • Joan Allen, Nixon
    • Kathleen Quinlan, Apollo 13
    • Mare Winningham, Georgia
    • Kate Winslet, Sense and Sensibility
  • 1996: Juliette Binoche, The English Patient
    • Joan Allen, The Crucible
    • Lauren Bacall, The Mirror Has Two Faces
    • Barbara Hershey, The Portrait of a Lady
    • Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Secrets & Lies
  • 1997: Kim Basinger, L.A. Confidential
    • Joan Cusack, In & Out
    • Minnie Driver, Good Will Hunting
    • Julianne Moore, Boogie Nights
    • Gloria Stuart, Titanic
  • 1998: Judi Dench, Shakespeare in Love
    • Kathy Bates, Primary Colors
    • Branda Blethyn, Little Voice
    • Rachel Griffiths, Hilary and Jackie
    • Lynn Redgrave, Gods and Monsters
  • 1999: Angelina Jolie, Girl, Interrupted
    • Toni Colette, The Sixth Sense
    • Catherine Keener, Being John Malkovich
    • Samantha Morton, Sweet and Lowdown
    • Chloe Sevigny, Boys Don't Cry
  • 2000: Marcia Gay Harden, Pollock
    • Judi Dench, Chocolat
    • Kate Hudson, Almost Famous
    • Frances McDormand, Almost Famous
    • Julie Walters, Billy Elliot

     2001 - 2010 
  • 2001: Jennifer Connelly, A Beautiful Mind
    • Helen Mirren, Gosford Park
    • Maggie Smith, Gosford Park
    • Marisa Tomei, In the Bedroom
    • Kate Winslet, Iris
  • 2002: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Chicago
    • Kathy Bates, About Schmidt
    • Julianne Moore, The Hours
    • Queen Latifah, Chicago
    • Meryl Streep, Adaptation
  • 2003: Renee Zellweger, Cold Mountain
    • Shohreh Aghdashloo, House of Sand and Fog
    • Patricia Clarkson, Pieces of April
    • Marcia Gay Harden, Mystic River
    • Holly Hunter, Thirteen
  • 2004: Cate Blanchett, The Aviator
    • Laura Linney, Kinsey
    • Virginia Madsen, Sideways
    • Sophia Okonedo, Hotel Rwanda
    • Natalie Portman, Closer
  • 2005: Rachel Weisz, The Constant Gardener
    • Amy Adams, Junebug
    • Catherine Kenner, Capote
    • Frances McDormand, North Country
    • Michelle Williams, Brokeback Mountain
  • 2006: Jennifer Hudson, Dreamgirls
    • Adriana Barraza, Babel
    • Cate Blanchett, Notes on a Scandal
    • Abigail Breslin, Little Miss Sunshine
    • Rinko Kikuchi, Babel
  • 2007: Tilda Swinton, Michael Clayton
    • Cate Blanchett, I'm Not There
    • Ruby Dee, American Gangster
    • Saoirse Ronan, Atonement
    • Amy Ryan, Gone Baby Gone
  • 2008: Penelope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona
    • Amy Adams, Doubt
    • Viola Davis, Doubt
    • Taraji P. Henson, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    • Marisa Tomei, The Wrestler
  • 2009: Mo'Nique, Precious
  • 2010: Melissa Leo, The Fighter
    • Amy Adams, The Fighter
    • Helena Bonham Carter, The King's Speech
    • Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit
    • Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom

     2011 - 2020 

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