Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
Laura Dern Deauville 2017.jpg
The 2020 recipient: Laura Dern
Awarded forBest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
CountryUnited States
Presented byAcademy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS)
First awarded1937 (for performance in films released during the 1936 film season)
Most recent winnerLaura Dern
Marriage Story (2019)

The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress is an award presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). It is given in honor of an actress who has delivered an outstanding performance in a supporting role while working within the film industry. The award was traditionally presented by the previous year's Best Supporting Actor winner.

At the 9th Academy Awards ceremony held in 1937, Gale Sondergaard was the first winner of this award for her role in Anthony Adverse.[1] Initially, winners in both supporting acting categories were awarded plaques instead of statuettes.[2] Beginning with the 16th ceremony held in 1944, winners received full-sized statuettes.[3] Currently, nominees are determined by single transferable vote within the actors branch of AMPAS; winners are selected by a plurality vote from the entire eligible voting members of the Academy.[4]

Since its inception, the award has been given to 82 actresses. Dianne Wiest and Shelley Winters have received the most awards in this category with two awards each. Despite winning no awards, Thelma Ritter was nominated on six occasions, more than any other actress. As of the 2020 ceremony, Laura Dern is the most recent winner in this category for her role as Nora Fanshaw in Marriage Story.

Winners and nominees

In the following table, the years are listed as per Academy convention, and generally correspond to the year of film release in Los Angeles County; the ceremonies are always held the following year.[5]

Table key
double-dagger Indicates the winner
Black-and-white photo of Gale Sondergaard.
Gale Sondergaard was the first winner in this category for her role in Anthony Adverse (1936)
Black-and-white photo of Hattie McDaniel in 1941.
Hattie McDaniel was the first black person to win an Oscar for her role in Gone with the Wind (1939).[2]
Black-and-white publicity photo of Teresa Wright.
Teresa Wright won for her role in 1942's Mrs. Miniver.
Ethel Barrymore won for her performance in None but the Lonely Heart (1944).
Black-and-white publicity photo of Celeste Holm .
Celeste Holm won for her performance in Gentleman's Agreement (1947).
For her role in 1957's Sayonara, Miyoshi Umeki became the first and only Asian woman to win an Academy Award for acting.
Black-and-white photo of Wendy Hiller.
Wendy Hiller won for her performance in Separate Tables (1958).
Black-and-white publicity photo of Shelley Winters.
Shelley Winters won two awards in this category for her roles in The Diary of Anne Frank (1959) and A Patch of Blue (1965).
Helen Hayes won for her role in Airport (1970).
Photo of Tatum O'Neal.
At age 10, Tatum O'Neal became the youngest winner and nominee in this category for her role in Paper Moon (1973); also the youngest competitive winner in Oscars history.
Photo of Vanessa Redgrave.
Vanessa Redgrave won for her portrayal of the titular character in Julia (1977).
Maggie Smith won for her performance in California Suite (1978).
Color studio portrait of Meryl Streep by Jack Mitchell, circa 1976–79.
Meryl Streep has received four nominations in this category, winning once for Kramer vs. Kramer (1979).
Black-and-white photo of Peggy Ashcroft.
At age 77, Peggy Ashcroft became the oldest winner in this category for her role in A Passage to India (1984).
Photo of Anjelica Huston.
Anjelica Huston won for her performance in Prizzi's Honor (1985).
Photo of Dianne Wiest.
Dianne Wiest won for her performances in Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) and Bullets over Broadway (1994), both directed by Woody Allen.[6]
Photo of Geena Davis.
Geena Davis won for her role in The Accidental Tourist (1988).
A picture of a curly-haired woman wearing a dress with various purple and green prints. She is holding a golden statuette.
Brenda Fricker, won for her performance in My Left Foot (1989), becoming the first Irish actress to win an Oscar
A photo of Whoopi Goldberg.
Whoopi Goldberg won for her role as Oda Mae Brown in Ghost (1990).
Marisa Tomei won for her performance in My Cousin Vinny (1992).
Mira Sorvino won for her performance in Mighty Aphrodite (1995).
Juliette Binoche won for her performance in The English Patient (1996).
Photo of Judi Dench in 2007.
Judi Dench won for her performance as Queen Elizabeth I in Shakespeare in Love (1998).
Photo of Angelina Jolie in 2014.
Angelina Jolie won for her performance in 1999's Girl, Interrupted.
Jennifer Connelly—a white female with straight dark hair pulled back tightly around her head, hazel eyes, and smiling slightly—attending the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival at age 39.
Jennifer Connelly won for her portrayal of Alicia Nash in 2001's A Beautiful Mind.
Photo of Renée Zellweger in 2010.
Renée Zellweger won for her performance in Cold Mountain (2003).
Photo of Cate Blanchett in 2015.
Cate Blanchett won for her performance as Katharine Hepburn in The Aviator (2004), becoming the first performer to win an Oscar for portraying a real-life Oscar winner.
Photo of Rachel Weisz in 2012.
Rachel Weisz won for her performance in The Constant Gardener (2005).
Photo of Jennifer Hudson in 2011.
Jennifer Hudson won for portraying Effie White in Dreamgirls (2006).
Photo of Tilda Swinton in 2016.
Tilda Swinton won for her performance in Michael Clayton (2007).
Photo of Penélope Cruz in 2018.
Penélope Cruz won for her role in Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008), becoming the first Spanish actress to win an Oscar.
Photo of Mo'Nique in 2010.
Mo'Nique won for her role in Precious (2009).
Leo at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival premiere of Woody Allen's film Whatever Works in April 2009.
Melissa Leo won for her role in The Fighter (2010).
Spencer at the premiere of Hidden Figures in December 2016.
Octavia Spencer won for her role as Minny Jackson in The Help (2011).
Photo of Anne Hathaway in 2014.
Anne Hathaway won for portraying Fantine in Les Misérables (2012).
Photo of Lupita Nyong'o in 2017.
Lupita Nyong'o won for her role as Patsey in 12 Years a Slave (2013).
Photo of Patricia Arquette in 2015.
Patricia Arquette won for her role in Boyhood (2014).
Photo of Alicia Vikander in 2013.
Alicia Vikander won for her role as Gerda Wegener in The Danish Girl (2015).
Photo of Viola Davis in 2016.
Viola Davis won for her performance in Fences (2016).
Photo of Allison Janney in 2014.
Allison Janney won for her role as LaVona Golden in I, Tonya (2017).
Regina King at the 2018 San Diego Comic-Con.
Regina King won for her role as Sharon Rivers in If Beale Street Could Talk (2018).
Year Actress Role(s) Film Ref.
Gale Sondergaard Award winner Faith Paleologus Anthony Adverse [7]
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
Alice Brady Award winner Molly O'Leary In Old Chicago [8]
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
Fay Bainter Award winner Belle Massey Jezebel [9]
Beulah Bondi Mary Wilkins Of Human Hearts
Billie Burke Emily Kilbourne Merrily We Live
Spring Byington Penelope "Penny" Vanderhof-Sycamore You Can't Take It with You
Miliza Korjus Carla Donner The Great Waltz
Hattie McDaniel Award winner Mammy Gone with the Wind [10]
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
Jane Darwell Award winner Ma Joad The Grapes of Wrath [11]
Judith Anderson Mrs. Danvers Rebecca
Ruth Hussey Elizabeth Imbrie The Philadelphia Story
Barbara O'Neil Francoise, Duchess de Praslin All This, and Heaven Too
Marjorie Rambeau Mamie Adams Primrose Path
Mary Astor Award winner Sandra Kovak The Great Lie [12]
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
Teresa Wright Award winner Carol Beldon Mrs. Miniver [13]
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
Katina Paxinou Award winner Pilar For Whom the Bell Tolls [14]
Gladys Cooper Marie Therese Vauzou The Song of Bernadette
Paulette Goddard Joan O'Doul So Proudly We Hail!
Anne Revere Louise Casterot-Soubirous The Song of Bernadette
Lucile Watson Fanny Farrelly Watch on the Rhine
Ethel Barrymore Award winner Ma Mott None but the Lonely Heart [15]
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
Anne Revere Award winner Araminty Brown National Velvet [16]
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
Anne Baxter Award winner Sophie Nelson-MacDonald The Razor's Edge [17]
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
Celeste Holm Award winner Anne Dettrey Gentleman's Agreement [18]
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
Claire Trevor Award winner Gaye Dawn Key Largo [19]
Barbara Bel Geddes Katrin Hanson I Remember Mama
Ellen Corby Trina
Agnes Moorehead Aggie McDonald Johnny Belinda
Jean Simmons Ophelia Hamlet
Mercedes McCambridge Award winner Sadie Burke All the King's Men [20]
Ethel Barrymore Miss Em Pinky
Celeste Holm Sister Scholastica Come to the Stable
Elsa Lanchester Amelia Potts
Ethel Waters Dicey Johnson Pinky
Josephine Hull Award winner Veta Louise Simmons Harvey [21]
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
Kim Hunter Award winner Stella Kowalski A Streetcar Named Desire [22]
Joan Blondell Annie Rawlins The Blue Veil
Mildred Dunnock Linda Loman Death of a Salesman
Lee Grant The Shoplifter Detective Story
Thelma Ritter Ellen McNulty The Mating Season
Gloria Grahame Award winner Rosemary Bartlow The Bad and the Beautiful [23]
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
Donna Reed Award winner Alma Burke/Lorene From Here to Eternity [24]
Grace Kelly Linda Nordley Mogambo
Geraldine Page Angie Lowe Hondo
Marjorie Rambeau Mrs. Stewart Torch Song
Thelma Ritter Moe Williams Pickup on South Street
Eva Marie Saint Award winner Edie Doyle On the Waterfront [25]
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
Jo Van Fleet Award winner Cathy Ames/Kate Trask East of Eden [26]
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
Dorothy Malone Award winner Marylee Hadley Written on the Wind [27]
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
Miyoshi Umeki Award winner Katsumi Kelly Sayonara [28]
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
Wendy Hiller Award winner Pat Cooper Separate Tables [29]
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
Shelley Winters Award winner Petronella van Daan The Diary of Anne Frank [30]
Hermione Baddeley Elspeth Room at the Top
Susan Kohner Sarah Jane Johnson Imitation of Life
Juanita Moore Annie Johnson
Thelma Ritter Alma Pillow Talk
Shirley Jones Award winner Lulu Baines Elmer Gantry [31]
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
Rita Moreno Award winner Anita del Carmen West Side Story [32]
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
Patty Duke Award winner Helen Keller The Miracle Worker [33]
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
Margaret Rutherford Award winner The Duchess of Brighton The V.I.P.s [34]
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
Lila Kedrova Award winner Madame Hortense Zorba the Greek [35]
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
Shelley Winters Award winner Rose-ann D'Arcey A Patch of Blue [36]
Ruth Gordon Lucile Clover/The Dealer Inside Daisy Clover
Joyce Redman Emilia Othello
Maggie Smith Desdemona
Peggy Wood Mother Abbess The Sound of Music
Sandy Dennis Award winner Honey Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? [37]
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
Estelle Parsons Award winner Blanche Barrow Bonnie and Clyde [38]
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
Ruth Gordon Award winner Minnie Castevet Rosemary's Baby [39]
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
Goldie Hawn Award winner Toni Simmons Cactus Flower [40]
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?
Helen Hayes Award winner Ada Quonsett Airport [41]
Karen Black Rayette Dipesto Five Easy Pieces
Lee Grant Joyce Enders The Landlord
Sally Kellerman Margaret Houlihan MASH
Maureen Stapleton Inez Guerrero Airport
Cloris Leachman Award winner Ruth Popper The Last Picture Show [42]
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
Eileen Heckart Award winner Mrs. Baker Butterflies Are Free [43]
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
Tatum O'Neal Award winner Addie Loggins Paper Moon [44]
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
Ingrid Bergman Award winner Greta Ohlsson Murder on the Orient Express [45]
Valentina Cortese Séverine Day for Night
Madeline Kahn Lili von Shtupp Blazing Saddles
Diane Ladd Florence "Flo" Castleberry Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
Talia Shire Connie Corleone The Godfather Part II
Lee Grant Award winner Felicia Karpf Shampoo [46]
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
Beatrice Straight Award winner Louise Schumacher Network [47]
Jane Alexander Judy Hoback All the President's Men
Jodie Foster Iris Steensma Taxi Driver
Lee Grant Lillian Rosen Voyage of the Damned
Piper Laurie Margaret White Carrie
Vanessa Redgrave Award winner Julia Julia [48]
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
Maggie Smith Award winner Diana Barrie California Suite [49]
Dyan Cannon Julia Farnsworth Heaven Can Wait
Penelope Milford Vi Munson Coming Home
Maureen Stapleton Pearl Interiors
Meryl Streep Linda The Deer Hunter
Meryl Streep Award winner Joanna Kramer Kramer vs. Kramer [50]
Jane Alexander Margaret Phelps Kramer vs. Kramer
Barbara Barrie Evelyn Stoller Breaking Away
Candice Bergen Jessica Potter Starting Over
Mariel Hemingway Tracy Manhattan
Mary Steenburgen Award winner Lynda West-Dummar Melvin and Howard [51]
Eileen Brennan Doreen Lewis Private Benjamin
Eva Le Gallienne Pearl Resurrection
Cathy Moriarty Vicki Thailer-LaMotta Raging Bull
Diana Scarwid Louise Inside Moves
Maureen Stapleton Award winner Emma Goldman Reds [52]
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
Jessica Lange Award winner Julie Nichols Tootsie [53]
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
Linda Hunt Award winner Billy Kwan The Year of Living Dangerously [54]
Cher Dolly Pelliker Silkwood
Glenn Close Sarah Cooper The Big Chill
Amy Irving Hadass Vishkower Yentl
Alfre Woodard Beatrice "Geechee" Cross Creek
Peggy Ashcroft Award winner Mrs. Moore A Passage to India [55]
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
Anjelica Huston Award winner Maerose Prizzi Prizzi's Honor [56]
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
Dianne Wiest Award winner Holly Hannah and Her Sisters [57]
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
Olympia Dukakis Award winner Rose Castorini Moonstruck [58]
Norma Aleandro Florencia Sánchez Morales Gaby: A True Story
Anne Archer Beth Rogerson-Gallagher Fatal Attraction
Anne Ramsey Mrs. Lift Throw Momma from the Train
Ann Sothern Letitia Benson-Doughty The Whales of August
Geena Davis Award winner Muriel Pritchett The Accidental Tourist [59]
Joan Cusack Cyn Working Girl
Frances McDormand Mrs. Pell Mississippi Burning
Michelle Pfeiffer Madame Marie de Tourvel Dangerous Liaisons
Sigourney Weaver Katharine Parker Working Girl
Brenda Fricker Award winner Bridget Fagan-Brown My Left Foot [60]
Anjelica Huston Tamara Broder Enemies, A Love Story
Lena Olin Masha Bloch
Julia Roberts Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie Steel Magnolias
Dianne Wiest Helen Buckman Parenthood
Whoopi Goldberg Award winner Oda Mae Brown Ghost [61]
Annette Bening Myra Langtry The Grifters
Lorraine Bracco Karen Friedman-Hill Goodfellas
Diane Ladd Marietta Pace Fortune Wild at Heart
Mary McDonnell Stands With a Fist Dances with Wolves
Mercedes Ruehl Award winner Anne Napolitano The Fisher King [62]
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
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
Anna Paquin Award winner Flora McGrath The Piano [64]
Holly Hunter Tamara "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
Dianne Wiest Award winner Helen Sinclair Bullets over Broadway [65]
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
Mira Sorvino Award winner Linda Ash Mighty Aphrodite [66]
Joan Allen Pat Nixon Nixon
Kathleen Quinlan Marilyn Lovell Apollo 13
Mare Winningham Georgia Flood Georgia
Kate Winslet Marianne Dashwood Sense and Sensibility
Juliette Binoche Award winner Hana The English Patient [67]
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
Kim Basinger Award winner Lynn Margaret Bracken L.A. Confidential [68]
Joan Cusack Emily Montgomery In & Out
Minnie Driver Skylar Good Will Hunting
Julianne Moore Amber Waves Boogie Nights
Gloria Stuart Rose Dawson Calvert Titanic
Judi Dench Award winner Queen Elizabeth I Shakespeare in Love [69]
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
Angelina Jolie Award winner Lisa Rowe Girl, Interrupted [70]
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
Marcia Gay Harden Award winner Lee Krasner Pollock [71]
Judi Dench Armande Voizin Chocolat
Kate Hudson Penny Lane Almost Famous
Frances McDormand Elaine Miller
Julie Walters Georgia Wilkinson Billy Elliot
Jennifer Connelly Award winner Alicia Nash A Beautiful Mind [72]
Helen Mirren Jane Wilson Gosford Park
Maggie Smith Constance Trentham
Marisa Tomei Natalie Strout In the Bedroom
Kate Winslet Iris Murdoch Iris
Catherine Zeta-Jones Award winner Velma Kelly Chicago [73]
Kathy Bates Roberta Hertzel About Schmidt
Julianne Moore Laura McGrath-Brown The Hours
Queen Latifah Matron Mama Morton Chicago
Meryl Streep Susan Orlean Adaptation
Renée Zellweger Award winner Ruby Thewes Cold Mountain [74]
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
Cate Blanchett Award winner Katharine Hepburn The Aviator [75]
Laura Linney Clara McMillen Kinsey
Virginia Madsen Maya Randall Sideways
Sophie Okonedo Tatiana Rusesabagina Hotel Rwanda
Natalie Portman Jane Jones / Alice Ayres Closer
Rachel Weisz Award winner Tessa Quayle The Constant Gardener [76]
Amy Adams Ashley Johnsten Junebug
Catherine Keener Nelle Harper Lee Capote
Frances McDormand Glory Dodge North Country
Michelle Williams Alma Beers Brokeback Mountain
Jennifer Hudson Award winner Effie White Dreamgirls [77]
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
Tilda Swinton Award winner Karen Crowder Michael Clayton [78]
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
Penélope Cruz Award winner María Elena Vicky Cristina Barcelona [79]
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
Mo'Nique Award winner Mary Lee Johnston Precious [80]
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
Melissa Leo Award winner Alice Eklund-Ward The Fighter [81]
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
Octavia Spencer Award winner Minny Jackson The Help [82]
Bérénice Bejo Peppy Miller The Artist
Jessica Chastain Celia Foote The Help
Melissa McCarthy Megan Price Bridesmaids
Janet McTeer Hubert Page Albert Nobbs
Anne Hathaway Award winner Fantine Les Misérables [83]
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
Lupita Nyong'o Award winner Patsey 12 Years a Slave [84]
Sally Hawkins Ginger Blue Jasmine
Jennifer Lawrence Rosalyn Rosenfeld American Hustle
Julia Roberts Barbara Weston-Fordham August: Osage County
June Squibb Kate Grant Nebraska
Patricia Arquette Award winner Olivia Evans Boyhood [85]
Laura Dern Bobbi Grey Wild
Keira Knightley Joan Clarke The Imitation Game
Emma Stone Sam Thomson Birdman
Meryl Streep The Witch Into the Woods
Alicia Vikander Award winner Gerda Wegener The Danish Girl [86]
Jennifer Jason Leigh Daisy Domergue The Hateful Eight
Rooney Mara Therese Belivet Carol
Rachel McAdams Sacha Pfeiffer Spotlight
Kate Winslet Joanna Hoffman Steve Jobs
Viola Davis Award winner Rose Lee Maxson Fences [87]
Naomie Harris Paula Harris Moonlight
Nicole Kidman Sue Brierley Lion
Octavia Spencer Dorothy Vaughan Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams Randi Chandler Manchester by the Sea
Allison Janney Award winner LaVona Golden I, Tonya [88]
Mary J. Blige Florence Jackson Mudbound
Lesley Manville Cyril Woodcock Phantom Thread
Laurie Metcalf Marion McPherson Lady Bird
Octavia Spencer Zelda Delilah Fuller The Shape of Water
Regina King Award winner Sharon Rivers If Beale Street Could Talk [89]
Amy Adams Lynne Cheney Vice
Marina de Tavira Sofía Roma
Emma Stone Abigail Masham The Favourite
Rachel Weisz Sarah Churchill
Laura Dern Award winner Nora Fanshaw Marriage Story [90]
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

Multiple nominations from the same film