Best Supporting Actress Winners

Oscars 2014 2Best Supporting Actress

This award was first presented in 1936 when Gale Sondergaard won for her role in Anthony Adverse. Since then some of the great female stars of the big screen have taken home the statuette. The biggest winners are Dianne Wiest and Shelley Winters, both of whom have won this award twice. Thelma Ritter is the most nominated actress in this category, with six nominations. This award has more recently been given to stars like Lupita Nyong’o and Anne Hathaway.

And the winners are…

1936 – Anthony Adverse

1937 – In Old Chicago

1938 – Jezebel

1939 – Gone with the Wind

1940 – The Grapes of Wrath

1941 – The Great Lie

1942 – Mrs. Miniver

1943 – For Whom the Bell Tolls

1944 – None but the Lonely Heart

1945 – National Velvet

1946 – The Razor’s Edge

1947 – Gentleman’s Agreement

1948 – Key Largo

1949 – All the King’s Men

1950 – Harvey

1951 – A Streetcar Named Desire

1952 – The Bad and the Beautiful

1953 – From Here to Eternity

1954 – On the Waterfront

1955 – East of Eden

1956 – Written on the Wind

1957 – Sayonara

1958 – Separate Tables

1959 – The Diary of Anne Frank

1960 – Elmer Gantry

1961 – West Side Story

1962 – The Miracle Worker

1963 – The V.I.P.s

1964 – Zorba the Greek

1965 – A Patch of Blue

1966 – Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

1967 – Bonnie and Clyde

1968 – Rosemary’s Baby

1969 – Cactus Flower

1970 – Airport

1971 – The Last Picture Show

1972 – Butterflies are Free

1973 – Paper Moon

1974 – Murder on the Orient Express

1975 – Shampoo

1976 – Network

1977 – Julia

1978 – California Suite

1979 – Kramer vs. Kramer

1980 – Melvin and Howard

1981 – Reds

1982 – Tootsie

1983 – The Year of Living Dangerously

1984 – A Passage to India

1985 – Prizzi’s Honor

1986 – Hannah and Her Sisters

1987 – Moonstruck

1988 – The Accidental Tourist

1989 – My Left Foot

1990 – Ghost

1991 – The Fisher King

1992 – My Cousin Vinny

1993 – The Piano

1994 – Bullets Over Broadway

1995 – Mighty Aphrodite

1996 – The English Patient

1997 – L.A. Confidential

1998 – Shakespeare in Love

1999 – Girl, Interrupted

2000 – Pollock

2001 – A Beautiful Mind

2002 – Chicago

2003 – Cold Mountain

2004 – The Aviator

2005 – The Constant Gardener

2006 – Dreamgirls

2007 – Michael Clayton

2008 – Vicky Cristina Barcelona

2009 – Precious

2010 – The Fighter

2011 – The Help

2012 – Les Miserables

2013 – 12 Years a Slave

2014 – Boyhood

2015 – The Danish Girl

2016 – Fences

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