Who Won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress?

Academy Award: Best Supporting Actress

From Gale Sondergaard in 1937 to Alicia Vikander in 2016, the Academy Awards have recognized great performances by actresses in supporting roles throughout the years.

Multiple winners of the Best Supporting Actress Oscar have included Dianne Wiest and Shelley Winters.

Who Won Best Supporting Actress Oscars?

1977 Beatrice Straight ("Network")  
Other Nominees: Jane Alexander (All the President's Men); Jodie Foster (Taxi Driver); Lee Grant (Voyage Of the Damned); Piper Laurie (Carrie)
1976 Lee Grant ("Shampoo")  
Other Nominees: Ronee Blakley (Nashville); Sylvia Miles (Farewell My Lovely); Lily Tomlin (Nashville); Brenda Vaccaro (Jacqueline Susann's Once Is Not Enough)
1975 Ingrid Bergman ("Murder on the Orient Express")  
Other Nominees: Valentina Cortese (Day For Night); Madeline Kahn (Blazing Saddles); Diane Ladd (Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore); Talia Shire (The Godfather Part II)
1974 Tatum O'Neal ("Paper Moon")  
Other Nominees: Linda Blair (The Exorcist); Candy Clark (American Graffiti); Madeline Kahn (Paper Moon); Sylvia Sidney (Summer Wishes Winter Dreams)
1973 Eileen Heckart ("Butterflies Are Free")  
Other Nominees: Jeannie Berlin (The Heartbreak Kid); Geraldine Page (Pete 'n' Tillie); Susan Tyrrell (Fat City); Shelley Winters (The Poseiden Adventure)
1972 Cloris Leachman ("The Last Picture Show")  
Other Nominees: Ann-Margret (Carnal Knowledge); Ellen Burstyn (The Last Picture Show); Barbara Harris (Who Is Harry Kellerman); Margaret Leighton (The Go-Between)
1971 Helen Hayes ("Airport")  
Other Nominees: Karen Black (Five Easy Pieces); Lee Grant (The Landlord); Sally Kellerman (M*A*S*H); Maureen Stapleton (Airport)
1970 Goldie Hawn ("Cactus Flower")  
Other Nominees: Catherine Burns (Last Summer); Dyan Cannon (Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice); Sylvia Miles (Midnight Cowboy); Susannah York (They Shoot Horses Don't They?)
1969 Ruth Gordon ("Rosemary's Baby")  
Other Nominees: Lynn Carlin (Faces); Sondra Locke (The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter); Kay Medford (Funny Girl); Estelle Parsons (Rachel Rachel)
1968 Estelle Parsons ("Bonnie and Clyde")  
Other Nominees: Carol Channing (Thoroughly Modern Millie); Mildred Natwick (Barefoot In the Park); Beah Richards (Guess Who's Coming To Dinner); Katharine Ross (The Graduate)
1967 Sandy Dennis ("Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?")  
Other Nominees: Wendy Hiller (A Man For All Seasons); Jocelyne Lagarde (Hawaii); Vivien Merchant (Alfie); Geraldine Page (You're A Big Boy Now)
1966 Shelley Winters ("A Patch Of Blue")  
Other Nominees: Ruth Gordon (Inside Daisy Clover); Joyce Redman (Othello); Maggie Smith (Othello); Peggy Wood (The Sound of Music)
1965 Lila Kedrova ("Zorba the Greek")  
Other Nominees: Gladys Cooper (My Fair Lady); Dame Edith Evans (The Chalk Garden); Grayson Hall (The Night of the Iguana); Agnes Moorehead (Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte)
1964 Margaret Rutherford ("The V.I.P.s")  
Other Nominees: Diane Cilento (Tom Jones); Dame Edith Evans (Tom Jones); Joyce Redman (Tom Jones); Lilia Skala (Lilies of the Field)
1963 Patty Duke ("The Miracle Worker")  
Other Nominees: Mary Badham (To Kill A Mockingbird); Shirley Knight (Sweet Bird of Youth); Angela Lansbury (The Manchurian Candidate); Thelma Ritter (Birdman of Alcatraz)
1962 Rita Moreno ("West Side Story")  
Other Nominees: Fay Bainter (The Children's Hour); Judy Garland (Judgment at Nuremberg); Lotta Lenya (The Roman Spring of Mrs Stone); Una Merkel (Summer and Smoke)
1961 Shirley Jones ("Elmer Gantry")  
Other Nominees: Glynis Johns (The Sundowners); Shirley Knight (The Dark at the Top of the Stairs); Janet Leigh (Psycho); Mary Ure (Sons and Lovers0
1960 Shelley Winters ("The Diary of Anne Frank")  
Other Nominees: Hermione Baddeley (Room at the Top); Susan Kohner (Imitation of Life); Juanita Moore (Imitation of Life); Thelma Ritter (Pillow Talk)
1959 Wendy Hiller ("Separate Tables")  
Other Nominees: Peggy Cass (Auntie Mame); Martha Hyer (Some Came Running); Maureen Stapleton (Lonelyhearts); Cara Williams (The Defiant Ones)
1958 Miyoshi Umeki ("Sayonara")  
Other Nominees: Carolyn Jones (The Bachelor Party); Elsa Lanchester (Witness For the Prosecution); Hope Lange (Peyton Place); Diane Varsi (Peyton Place)
1957 Dorothy Malone ("Written on the Wind")  
Other Nominees: Mildred Dunnock (Baby Doll); Eileen Heckart (The Bad Seed); Mercedes McCambridge (Giant); Patty McCormack (The Bad Seed)
1956 Jo Van Fleet ("East of Eden")  
Other Nominees: Betsy Blair (Marty); Peggy Lee (Pete Kelly's Blues); Marisa Pavan (The Rose Tattoo); Natalie Wood (Rebel Without A Cause)
1955 Eva Marie Saint ("On The Waterfront")  
Other Nominees: Nina Foch (Executive Suite); Katy Jurado (Broken Lance); Jan Sterling (The High and the Mighty); Claire Trevor (The High and the Mighty)
1954 Donna Reed ("From Here To Eternity")  
Other Nominees: Grace Kelly (Mogambo); Geraldine Page (Hondo); Marjorie Rambeau (Torch Song); Thelma Ritter (Pickup on South Street)
1953 Gloria Grahame ("The Bad and the Beautiful")  
Other Nominees: Jean Hagen (Singin' In the Rain); Colette Marchand (Moulin Rouge); Terry Moore (Come Back Little Sheba); Thelma Ritter (With a Song In My Heart)
1952 Kim Hunter ("A Streetcar Named Desire")  
Other Nominees: Joan Blondell (The Blue Veil); Mildred Dunnock (Death of a Salesman); Lee Grant (Detective Story); Thelma Ritter (The Mating Season)
1951 Josephine Hull ("Harvey")  
Other Nominees: Hope Emerson (Caged); Celeste Holm (All About Eve); Nancy Olson (Sunset Blvd); Thelma Ritter (All About Eve)
1950 Mercedes McCambridge ("All The King's Men")  
Other Nominees: Ethel Barrymore (Pinky); Celeste Holm (Come to the Stable); Elsa Lanchester (Come To the Stable); Ethel Waters (Pinky)
1949 Claire Trevor ("Key Largo")  
Other Nominees: Barbara Bel Geddes (I Remember Mama); Ellen Corby (I Remember Mama); Agnes Moorehead (Johnny Belinda); Jean Simmons (Hamlet)
1948 Celeste Holm ("Gentleman's Agreement")  
Other Nominees: Ethel Barrymore (The Paradine Case); Gloria Grahame (Crossfire); Marjorie Main (The Egg and I); Anne Revere (Gentleman's Agreement)
1947 Anne Baxter ("The Razor's Edge")  
Other Nominees: Ethel Barrymore (The Spiral Staircase); Lillian Gish (Duel In the Sun); Flora Robson (Saratoga Trunk); Gale Sondergaard (Anna and the King of Siam)
1946 Anne Revere ("National Velvet")  
Other Nominees: Eve Arden (Mildred Pierce); Ann Blyth (Mildred Pierce); Angela Lansbury (The Picture of Dorian Gray); Joan Lorring (The Corn Is Green)
1945 Ethel Barrymore ("None But the Lonely Heart")  
Other Nominees: Jennifer Jones (Since You Went Away); Angela Lansbury (Gaslight); Aline MacMahon (Dragon Seed); Agnes Moorehead (Mrs Parkington)
1944 Katina Paxinou ("For Whom the Bell Tolls")  
Other Nominees: Gladys Cooper (The Song of Bernadette); Paulette Goddard (So Proudly We Hail!); Anne Revere (The Song of Bernadette); Lucile Watson (Watch On the Rhine)
1943 Teresa Wright ("Mrs Miniver")  
Other Nominees: Gladys Cooper (Now Voyager); Agnes Moorehead (The Magnificent Ambersons); Susan Peters (Random Harvest); Dame May Whitty (Mrs Miniver)
1942 Mary Astor ("The Great Lie")  
Other Nominees: Sara Allgood (How Green Was My Valley); Patricia Collinge (The Little Foxes); Teresa Wright (The Little Foxes); Margaret Wycherly (Sergeant York)
1941 Jane Darwell ("The Grapes of Wrath")  
Other Nominees: Judith Anderson (Rebecca); Ruth Hussey (The Philadelphia Story); Barbara O'Neil (All This and Heaven Too); Marjorie Rambeau (Primrose Path)
1940 Hattie McDaniel ("Gone With the Wind")  
Other Nominees: Olivia De Havilland (Gone With the Wind); Geraldine Fitzgerald (Wuthering Heights); Edna May Oliver (Drums Along the Mohawk); Maria Ouspenskaya (Love Affair)
1939 Fay Bainter ("Jezebel")  
Other Nominees: Beulah Bondi (Of Human Hearts); Billie Burke (Merrily We Live); Spring Byington (You Can't Take It With You); Miliza Korjus (The Great Waltz)
1938 Alice Brady ("In Old Chicago")  
Other Nominees: Andrea Leeds (Stage Door); Anne Shirley (Stella Dallas); Claire Trevor (Dead End); Dame May Whitty (Night Must Fall)
1937 Gale Sondergaard ("Anthony Adverse")  
Other Nominees: Beulah Bondi (The Gorgeous Hussy); Alice Brady (My Man Godfrey); Bonita Granville (These Three); Maria Ouspenskaya (Dodsworth)


2017 Viola Davis (Fences)
2016 Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl)
The Danish Girl
2015 Patricia Arquette (Boyhood)
2014 Lupita Nyong'o (12 Years A Slave)
12 Years A Slave
2013 Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables)
Les Miserables
2012 Octavia Spencer (The Help)
The Help
2011 Melissa Leo (The Fighter)
The Fighter
2010 Mo'Nique (Precious)
2009 Penelope Cruz (Vicky Cristina Barcelona)
Vicky Cristina Barcelona
2008 Tilda Swinton (Michael Clayton)
Michael Clayton
2007 Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls)
2006 Rachel Weisz (The Constant Gardener)
The Constant Gardener
2005 Cate Blanchett (The Aviator)
The Aviator
2004 Renee Zellweger (Cold Mountain)
Cold Mountain
2003 Catherine Zeta-Jones (Chicago)
2002 Jennifer Connelly (A Beautiful Mind)
A Beautiful Mind
2001 Marcia Gay Harden (Pollock)
2000 Angelina Jolie (Girl, Interrupted)
Girl, Interrupted
1999 Judi Dench (Shakespeare In Love)
Shakespeare In Love
1998 Kim Basinger (L.A. Confidential)
L.A. Confidential
1997 Juliette Binoche (The English Patient)
The English Patient
1996 Mira Sorvino (Mighty Aphrodite)
Mighty Aphrodite
1995 Dianne Wiest (Bullets Over Broadway)
Bullets Over Broadway
1994 Anna Paquin (The Piano)
The Piano
1993 Marisa Tomei (My Cousin Vinny)
My Cousin Vinny
1992 Mercedes Ruehl (The Fisher King)
The Fisher King
1991 Whoopi Goldberg (Ghost)
1990 Brenda Fricker (My Left Foot)
My Left Foot
1989 Geena Davis (The Accidental Tourist)
The Accidental Tourist
1988 Olympia Dukakis (Moonstruck)
1987 Dianne Wiest (Hannah And Her Sisters)
Hannah And Her Sisters
1986 Anjelica Huston (Prizzi's Honor)
Prizzi's Honor
1985 Peggy Ashcroft (A Passage To India)
A Passage To India
1984 Linda Hunt (The Year Of Living Dangerously)
The Year Of Living Dangerously
1983 Jessica Lange (Tootsie)
1982 Maureen Stapleton (Reds)
1981 Mary Steenburgen (Melvin And Howard)
Melvin And Howard
1980 Meryl Streep (Kramer vs. Kramer)
Kramer vs. Kramer
1979 Maggie Smith (California Suite)
California Suite
1978 Vanessa Redgrave (Julia)