Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor

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Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor

One of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to recognize an actor who has delivered an outstanding performance while working within the film industry add

Category: Movies & TV (100)

Launched in 1950.

Countries: United States (76%), United Kingdom (9%), (7%)

Main connections: Actor, Alan Arkin, Academy Award for Best Picture

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1951

Journey to Italy - Sanders was a well-known actor of the era who had won an Academy Award in 1951


1952

Arthur Hunnicutt - In 1952, he earned an Oscar nomination for Supporting Actor in the Howard Hawks western "The Big Sky"


1954

Eddie Albert - He was nominated for the Academy *award for Best Supporting Actor in 1954 for his performance in "Roman Holiday", and in 1973 for "The Heartbreak Kid"


1956

Jack Lemmon - Lemmon was awarded the Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 1956 for Mister Roberts and the Best Actor Oscar for Save the Tiger, becoming the first actor to achieve this double.


1957

Robert Stack - In 1957, Stack was nominated for an Academy *award for Best Supporting Actor for "Written on the Wind"


1965

Ian Bannen - Ian Bannen received in 1965 an Academy *award nomination for "Best Supporting Actor" for his performance in 'The Flight of the Phoenix' as one of the survivor of a plane crash, Ratbags Crow


1969

Rupert Crosse - Crosse was the first African American to be nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Academy *award for his role in the 1969 adaptation of William Faulkner's "The Reivers"


1971

Jeff Bridges - His first major role came in the 1971 film "The Last Picture Show", for which he garnered a nomination for the Academy *award for Best Supporting Actor

 

Roy Scheider - In 1971, he appeared in two highly popular movies, "Klute" and "The French Connection"; the latter, in which he played a fictionalized version of New York City detective Sonny Grosso, gained him an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor

 

Gene Hackman - In 1971, he was nominated for the Best Supporting Actor Academy Award again, this time for 1970's I Never Sang for My Father, working alongside Melvyn Douglas and Estelle Parsons.


1972

Eddie Albert - In 1972, Albert resumed his film career and was nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as an overprotective father, in "The Heartbreak Kid" and delivered a memorable performance as an evil prison warden in 1974's "The Longest Yard"


1974

Jeff Bridges - He was nominated again for Best Supporting Actor for his performance opposite Clint Eastwood in the 1974 film "Thunderbolt and Lightfoot"

 

Bruce Dern - Other memorable roles include Tom Buchanan in F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby"; or a psychotic Goodyear Blimp pilot who launches a terrorist attack at the Super Bowl in 1977's "Black Sunday", and as Captain Bob Hyde in 1978's "Coming Home", for which he received an Academy *award nomination for Best Supporting Actor


1977

Network (film) - Finch died before the 1977 Academy *awards ceremony and was the only performer to win a posthumous Academy *award until Heath Ledger won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 2009

 

Hannah and Her Sisters - "Hannah and Her Sisters" won Academy *awards for Best Original Screenplay and for Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress, the first film to win both supporting actor *awards since "Julia" in 1977, nearly nine years before, and the last until "The Fighter" over two decades later


1978

Bruce Dern - He has appeared in more than 80 feature films, and received Academy *award nominations for Best Supporting Actor for the 1978 film "Coming Home" and Best Actor for the 2013 film "Nebraska"


1979

Alan Arkin - He is known for starring in such films as "Wait Until Dark", " The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming", "The Heart is a Lonely Hunter", "Catch-22", "The In-Laws", "Edward Scissorhands", "Glengarry Glen Ross", "Marley & Me", and "Little Miss Sunshine", for which he won an Academy *award for Best Supporting Actor in 2006

 

Frederic Forrest - He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Huston Dyer in the 1979 musical drama "The Rose"


1981

Ian Holm - He was nominated for the 1981 Academy *award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as athletics trainer Sam Mussabini in "Chariots of Fire"


1983

John Lithgow - In 1983 and 1984, Lithgow was nominated for the Academy *award for Best Supporting Actor for his performances as Roberta Muldoon in "The World According to Garp" and as Sam Burns in "Terms of Endearment"


1984

John Malkovich - He made his feature film debut in 1984, as Sally Field's blind boarder Mr. Will in Places in the Heart; for his portrayal of Mr. Will, Malkovich received his first Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.


1986

Ferris Bueller's Day Off - Almond applauded Ruck's performance, going so far as saying he deserved the Best Supporting Actor Academy *award of 1986: "His performance is what elevates the film, allows it to assume the power of a modern parable

 

James Woods - He has been twice nominated for an Academy *award: first, for Best Actor, for playing a journalist chronicling events in El Salvador in the early Oliver Stone film "Salvador" , and again in 1996, for Best Supporting Actor, for his performance as real-life white supremacist Byron De La Beckwith in drama "Ghosts of Mississippi"


1987

Denzel Washington - In 1987 Washington starred as South African anti-apartheid political activist Steven Biko in Richard Attenborough's Cry Freedom for which he received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.


1988

Alec Guinness - In 1988, he received an Academy *award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for "Little Dorrit"

 

Dean Stockwell - " In 1988, he was nominated for an Academy *award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Mafia boss Tony "the Tiger" Russo in the comedy "Married to the Mob"


1989

Denzel Washington - In 1989 Washington won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for playing a defiant self-possessed ex-slave soldier in the film Glory.

 

River Phoenix - In early 1989, Phoenix was nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor and received the Best Supporting Actor honor from the National Board of Review for his role in "Running on Empty"


1991

Jack Palance - During half a century of film and television appearances, Palance was nominated for three Academy *awards, all as Best Actor in a Supporting Role, winning in 1991 for his role in "City Slickers"


1992

Gene Hackman - In 1992, he played the sadistic sheriff "Little" Bill Daggett in the western Unforgiven directed by Clint Eastwood and written by David Webb Peoples which earned him a second Oscar, this time for Best Supporting Actor.


1993

Tommy Lee Jones - He has received four Academy *award nominations, winning one as Best Supporting Actor for his performance as U.S. Marshal Samuel Gerard in the 1993 thriller film "The Fugitive"


1995

Gene Kranz - Ed Harris played Kranz in the 1995 film, "Apollo 13", and received an Oscar nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role


1996

Tom Cruise - In 1996, he took on the title role in Jerry Maguire, for which he earned a Golden Globe and his second nomination for an Academy Award.


1997

Robert Forster - He was nominated for an Academy *award for Best Supporting Actor in 1997 for "Jackie Brown", which he credits with reviving his career


1998

Ken Watanabe - He co-starred with Koji Yakusho in the 1998 "Kizuna", for which he was nominated for the Japanese Academy *award for Best Supporting Actor

 

Robin Williams - In 1998, he won an Oscar as Best Supporting Actor for his role as a psychologist in Good Will Hunting.


 

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Tom Cruise - In 1999, Cruise costarred with wife Nicole Kidman in the erotic Stanley Kubrick film Eyes Wide Shut, and played motivational speaker Frank T.J. Mackey in the ensemble film Magnolia, for which he received another Golden Globe and nomination for an Academy Award.


2000

Magnolia (film) - Of the ensemble cast, Tom Cruise was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the 72nd Academy *awards, and won the *award in that category at the Golden Globes of 2000


2005

Clive Owen - In 2005, Owen won a Golden Globe and a BAFTA *award and was nominated for an Academy *award for Best Supporting Actor for his appearance in the drama "Closer"


2006

George Clooney - At the 2006 Academy Awards, Clooney was nominated for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay for Good Night, and Good Luck, as well as Best Supporting Actor for Syriana.

 

Mark Wahlberg - He appeared as a foul-mouthed Massachusetts State Police detective in Martin Scorsese's critically acclaimed thriller, "The Departed" in 2006, which netted him an Academy *award nomination for Best Supporting Actor, a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, and an NSFC Best Supporting Actor *award

 

Jonah Hill - Hill was first nominated for a Teen Choice *award for his role in "Accepted" as Sherman Schrader and in 2011 was nominated for an Academy *award for Best Supporting Actor for his dramatic turn in "Moneyball"


2007

Casey Affleck - Affleck gained widespread recognition in 2007, starring in "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford", for which he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor, and "Gone Baby Gone", directed by his brother Ben

 

Dreamgirls (film) - For the 2007 Golden Globe *awards, "Dreamgirls" was nominated in five categories: Best Picture - Comedy or Musical, Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical , Best Supporting Actor , Best Supporting Actress , and Best Original Song

 

Eddie Murphy - In 2007, he won the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor and received a nomination for the Academy *award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of soul singer James "Thunder" Early in "Dreamgirls"

 

Kazunari Ninomiya - On January 7, 2007, "New York Times" film critic A. O. Scott listed Ninomiya as an ideal Oscar candidate for Best Supporting Actor

 

Eddie Murphy - Murphy was nominated for an Academy *award for Best Supporting Actor on January 23, 2007, but lost to Alan Arkin for his performance in "Little Miss Sunshine"

 

Alan Arkin - On February 11, 2007 he received a BAFTA Film *award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his portrayal of Grandfather Edwin in "Little Miss Sunshine"

 

Alan Arkin - On February 25, 2007, upon winning the Academy *award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Arkin, who plays a foul-mouthed grandfather with a taste for heroin said, "More than anything, I'm deeply moved by the open-hearted appreciation our small film has received, which in these fragmented times speaks so openly of the possibility of innocence, growth and connection"


 

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Heath Ledger - Film critics, co-stars Maggie Gyllenhaal and Michael Caine and many of Ledger's colleagues in the film community joined Bale in calling for and predicting a nomination for the 2008 Academy *award for Best Supporting Actor in recognition of Ledger's achievement in "The Dark Knight

 

Philip Seymour Hoffman - In 2008, he was nominated for Academy *award for Best Supporting Actor for the same role, which he lost to Javier Bardem for "No Country for Old Men"


2009

Christoph Waltz - Cannes Film Festival - He received international acclaim for his portrayal of SS-Standartenf├╝hrer Hans Landa in the 2009 film "Inglourious Basterds", for which he won the Best Actor *award at the Cannes Film Festival and the BAFTA, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild *award and Academy *award for Best Supporting Actor in 2009

 

Peter Finch - He was the only posthumous winner of an Oscar in an acting category until Heath Ledger won the Academy *award for Best Supporting Actor in 2009

 

Quentin Tarantino - In 2009, his film Inglourious Basterds was nominated for eight Oscars including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay, winning one for Best Supporting Actor.


2010

Jeremy Renner - In 2010, Renner's performance in Ben Affleck's "The Town" alongside Jon Hamm, Blake Lively, Slaine and Michael Yebba garnered him rave reviews and his second Academy *award nomination for Best Supporting Actor

 

Inglourious Basterds - In February 2010, the film was nominated for eight Academy *awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor for Waltz, and Best Original Screenplay

 

Christopher Plummer - Still, on Oscar night, March 7, 2010, Plummer lost the Best Supporting Actor nomination to Christoph Waltz in the Quentin Tarantino 2009 war film "Inglourious Basterds"


2011

Nick Nolte - In 2011, Nolte portrayed recovering alcoholic Paddy Conlon, dealing with his two estranged sons competing in an MMA tournament in the film "Warrior", for which he received an Academy *award nomination for Best Supporting Actor

 

Winter's Bone - It received four 2011 Academy *award nominations: Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor


2012

Alan Arkin - Little Miss Sunshine - He was nominated for the Academy *award for Best Actor for his performances in "The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming" and "The Heart is a Lonely Hunter" and the Academy *award for Best Supporting Actor for his performances in "Little Miss Sunshine" and "Argo", winning the *award in 2007 for the former

 

Christopher Plummer - In 2012, he was nominated for his second Academy *award, again for Best Supporting Actor, for his performance in "Beginners"

 

Reds (film) - Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton, Jack Nicholson and Maureen Stapleton were nominated for Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress, respectively, the last time a film was nominated in all four acting categories until "Silver Linings Playbook" in 2012


2013

Christoph Waltz - He played German bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz, opposite Jamie Foxx, in Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained", for which he received the 2013 Academy, Golden Globe and the British Academy Film *awards for Best Supporting Actor


2014

Captain Phillips (film) - In 2014, "Captain Phillips" received six Academy *award nominations, including Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor for Abdi, but did not win in any of the categories


2015

As of the 2015 ceremony, J.K. Simmons is the most recent winner in this category for his role in "Whiplash" add something

 

Robert Duvall - In 2015, at age 84, Duvall became the oldest person ever nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the Academy Awards, with a nomination for the film "The Judge

 

Hal Holbrook - Until Robert Duvall was nominated for an Academy *award in 2015, Holbrook was the oldest actor to receive an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor nomination

 

Damien Chazelle - It won three of them, Best Supporting Actor for Simmons, Best Achievement in Film Editing and Best Achievement in Sound Mixing, on February 22, 2015


2016

As of the 2016 ceremony, Mark Rylance is the most recent winner in this category for his role as Rudolf Abel in "Bridge of Spies" add something

 

Bugsy - As of 2016, the film is the most recent to receive more than one nomination in the Best Supporting Actor category

 

Tom Hardy - On 14th January 2016 Tom Hardy received his first Academy *award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in The Revenant

 

Tom Hardy - On 14 January 2016 Hardy received his first Academy *award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in "The Revenant"

 

The Revenant (2015 film) - On January 14, 2016, the film received 12 Academy *award nominations, including the Best Picture and Best Director, as well as Best Actor, and Best Supporting Actor for DiCaprio and Hardy, respectively


2017

As of the 2017 ceremony, Mahershala Ali is the most recent winner in this category for his role as Juan in "Moonlight" add something


2018

As of the 2018 ceremony, Sam Rockwell is the most recent winner in this category for his role as Officer Jason Dixon in "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" add something

 

Mahershalalhashbaz Ali - Ali played Don Shirley in the 2018 film "Green Book", receiving his second Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor nomination

 

Sam Rockwell - In 2018, his portrayal of George W. Bush in the Dick Cheney biopic "Vice" earned him his second Academy Award nomination in the same category


2019

As of the 2019 ceremony, Mahershala Ali is the most recent winner in this category for his role as Don Shirley in "Green Book" add something