Personal Best Supporting Actor Winners and Nominees

by OrsonHepburn | created - 04 Jun 2015 | updated - 19 Jul 2018 | Public

Best Supporting Actor winners and nominees (Years with winners and nominees are listed are complete, but subject to change, while years with only winners are years which I still need to complete.)

1. Charles Laughton

Actor | Witness for the Prosecution

Charles Laughton was born in Scarborough, Yorkshire, England, to Eliza (Conlon) and Robert Laughton, hotel keepers of Irish and English descent, respectively. He was educated at Stonyhurst (a highly esteemed Jesuit college in England) and at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (received gold medal). ...

Best Supporting Actor - 1932

Island of Lost Souls

Lionel Barrymore - Grand Hotel Humphrey Bogart - Three on a Match Edward Ellis - I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang George Raft - Scarface

2. Charles Laughton

Actor | Witness for the Prosecution

Charles Laughton was born in Scarborough, Yorkshire, England, to Eliza (Conlon) and Robert Laughton, hotel keepers of Irish and English descent, respectively. He was educated at Stonyhurst (a highly esteemed Jesuit college in England) and at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (received gold medal). ...

Best Supporting Actor - 1934

The Barretts of Wimpole Street

Walter Connelly - It Happened One Night Roscoe Karns - Twentieth Century Raymond Massey - The Scarlet Pimpernel Guy Standing - Death Takes a Holiday

3. Spencer Tracy

Actor | Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

Spencer Tracy was born four years after his brother Carroll to truck salesman John Edward and Caroline Brown Tracy. He attended Marquette Academy along with Pat O'Brien and the two left school to enlist in the Navy at the start of World War I. He was still at Norfolk Navy Yard in Virginia at the ...

Best Supporting Actor - 1936

San Francisco

Humphrey Bogart - The Petrified Forest Oskar Homolka - Sabotage Peter Lorre - Secret Agent Robert Young - Secret Agent

4. Erich von Stroheim

Actor | Sunset Blvd.

Erich von Stroheim was born Erich Oswald Stroheim in 1885, in Vienna, Austria, to Johanna (Bondy), from Prague, and Benno Stroheim, a hatter from Gleiwitz, Germany (now Gliwice, Poland). His family was Jewish.

After spending some time working in his father's hat factory, he emigrated to America ...

Best Supporting Actor - 1937

La Grande Illusion

Eric Blore - It's Love I'm After Humphrey Bogart - Dead End Thomas Mitchell - Make Way for Tomorrow Joseph Schildkraut - The Life of Emile Zola

5. Pat O'Brien

Actor | Some Like It Hot

Although he came to be called "Hollywood's Irishman in Residence"--and, along with good friends James Cagney, Allen Jenkins, Frank McHugh and a few others were called "The Irish Mafia"--and he often played Irish immigrants, Pat O'Brien was US-born and -bred. As a young boy the devoutly Roman ...

Best Supporting Actor - 1938

Angels With Dirty Faces

Edward Arnold - You Can't Take It With You Lew Ayres - Holiday Claude Rains - Four Daughters Ralph Richardson - The Citadel

6. Claude Rains

Actor | Casablanca

William Claude Rains, born in the Clapham area of London, was the son of the British stage actor Frederick Rains. The younger Rains followed, making his stage debut at the age of eleven in "Nell of Old Drury." Growing up in the world of theater, he saw not only acting up close but the down-to-earth...

Best Supporting Actor - 1939

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Ray Bolger - The Wizard of Oz Leslie Howard - Gone with the Wind Thomas Mitchell - Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Thomas Mitchell - Stagecoach

7. Thomas Mitchell

Actor | Stagecoach

Thomas Mitchell was one of the great American character actors, whose credits read like a list of the greatest films of the 20th century: Lost Horizon (1937); Stagecoach (1939); The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939); Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939); Gone with the Wind (1939); It's a Wonderful Life...

Best Supporting Actor - 1940

The Long Voyage Home

Walter Brennan - The Westerner John Carradine - The Grapes of Wrath Cary Grant - The Philadelphia Story George Sanders - Rebecca

8. Claude Rains

Actor | Casablanca

William Claude Rains, born in the Clapham area of London, was the son of the British stage actor Frederick Rains. The younger Rains followed, making his stage debut at the age of eleven in "Nell of Old Drury." Growing up in the world of theater, he saw not only acting up close but the down-to-earth...

Best Supporting Actor - 1941

Here Comes Mr. Jordan

Sydney Greenstreet - The Maltese Falcon Van Heflin - Johnny Eager Walter Houston - The Devil and Daniel Webster (a.k.a. All That Money Can Buy) Peter Lorre - The Maltese Falcon

9. Claude Rains

Actor | Casablanca

William Claude Rains, born in the Clapham area of London, was the son of the British stage actor Frederick Rains. The younger Rains followed, making his stage debut at the age of eleven in "Nell of Old Drury." Growing up in the world of theater, he saw not only acting up close but the down-to-earth...

Best Supporting Actor - 1942

Casablanca

Walter Huston - Yankee Doodle Dandy Frank Morgan - Tortilla Flat Ronald Reagan - King's Row Henry Travers - Mrs. Miniver

10. Akim Tamiroff

Actor | Touch of Evil

Though born in Russia and having a Russian-sounding name, Akim Tamiroff is actually of Armenian descent. At 19 he decided to pursue acting as a career and was chosen from among 500 applicants to the Moscow Art Theater School. There he studied under the great Konstantin Stanislavski, and launched a ...

Best Supporting Actor - 1943

For Whom the Bell Tolls

Dana Andrews - The Ox-Bow Incident Charles Coburn - The More the Merrier George Sanders - This Land is Mine Anton Walbrook - The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

11. Clifton Webb

Actor | Laura

Already trained in dance and theater, he quit school at age 13 to study music and painting. By 19 he was a professional ballroom dancer in New York, and by his mid-twenties he was performing in musicals, dramas on Broadway and in London, and in silent movies. His first real success in film came in ...

Best Supporting Actor - 1944

Laura

Barry Fitzgerald - Going My Way Claude Rains - Mr. Skeffington Edward G. Robinson - Double Indemnity Monty Woolley - Since You Went Away

12. James Dunn

Actor | A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

James Dunn worked on the stage, in vaudeville and as an extra in silent movies before he was signed by Fox in 1931. His first movie with Fox was 1931's Sob Sister (1931). While at Fox, he appeared with Shirley Temple in her first three features: Baby, Take a Bow (1934), Stand Up and Cheer! (1934) ...

Best Supporting Actor - 1945

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Michael Chekhov - Spellbound John Dall - The Corn is Green Marcel Herrand - Children of Paradise Robert Mitchum - The Story of G.I. Joe

13. Claude Rains

Actor | Casablanca

William Claude Rains, born in the Clapham area of London, was the son of the British stage actor Frederick Rains. The younger Rains followed, making his stage debut at the age of eleven in "Nell of Old Drury." Growing up in the world of theater, he saw not only acting up close but the down-to-earth...

Best Supporting Actor - 1946

Notorious

Dana Andrews - The Best Years of Our Lives Roger Livesey - A Matter of Life and Death Harold Russell - The Best Years of Our Lives Clifton Webb - The Razor's Edge

14. Robert Ryan

Actor | The Wild Bunch

Distinguished U.S. actor and longtime civil rights campaigner Robert Bushnell Ryan was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Mable Arbutus (Bushnell), a secretary, and Timothy Aloysius Ryan, whose wealthy family owned a real estate firm. His father was of Irish ancestry, and his mother was of English and ...

Best Supporting Actor - 1947

Crossfire

John Garfield - Gentleman's Agreement Edmund Gwenn - Miracle on 34th Street Art Smith - Ride the Pink Horse Richard Widmark - Kiss of Death

15. Clive Owen

Actor | Closer

British actor Clive Owen is one of a handful of stars who, though he is best known for his art house films, can handle more mainstream films with equal measures of grace and skill. Owen is typically cast as characters whose primary traits are a balance of physical strength, intellect, conflicting ...

Best Supporting Actor - 2004

Closer

Alan Alda - The Aviator Thomas Hayden Church - Sideways Rodrigo de la Serna - The Motorcycle Diaries Mark Wahlberg - I Heart Huckabees

16. Paul Giamatti

Actor | Sideways

Paul Giamatti is an American actor who has worked steadily and prominently for over twenty years, and is best known for leading roles in the films American Splendor (2003), Sideways (2004), and Barney's Version (2010) (for which he won a Golden Globe), and supporting roles in the films Cinderella ...

Best Supporting Actor - 2005

Cinderella Man

Jeff Daniels - The Squid and the Whale Matt Dillon - Crash Jake Gyllenhaal - Brokeback Mountain Barry Pepper - The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada

17. Forest Whitaker

Actor | The Last King of Scotland

Forest Steven Whitaker has packaged a king-size talent into his hulking 6' 2", 220 lb. frame. He won an Academy Award for his performance as Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in the film The Last King of Scotland (2006), and has also won a Golden Globe and a BAFTA. He is the fourth African-American male to...

Best Supporting Actor - 2006

The Last King of Scotland

Sergi Lopez - Pan's Labyrinth Kazunari Ninomiya - Letters from Iwo Jima Michael Sheen - The Queen Mark Wahlberg - The Departed

18. Tommy Lee Jones

Actor | The Fugitive

Tommy Lee Jones was born in San Saba, Texas, the son of Lucille Marie (Scott), a police officer and beauty shop owner, and Clyde C. Jones, who worked on oil fields. Tommy himself worked in underwater construction and on an oil rig. He attended St. Mark's School of Texas, a prestigious prep school ...

Best Supporting Actor - 2007

No Country for Old Men

Javier Bardem - No Country for Old Men Paul Dano - There Will be Blood Ben Foster - 3:10 to Yuma Hal Holbrook - Into the Wild

19. Heath Ledger

Actor | Brokeback Mountain

When hunky, twenty-year-old heart-throb Heath Ledger first came to the attention of the public in 1999, it was all too easy to tag him as a "pretty boy" and an actor of little depth. He spent several years trying desperately to sway this image, but this was a double-edged sword. His work comprised ...

Best Supporting Actor - 2008

The Dark Knight

Robert Downey Jr. - Tropic Thunder Philip Seymour Hoffman - Doubt Eddie Marsan - Happy-Go-Lucky Brad Pitt - Burn After Reading

20. Christoph Waltz

Actor | Django Unchained

Christoph Waltz is an Austrian-German actor. He is known for his works with American filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, receiving acclaim for portraying SS-Standartenführer Hans Landa in Inglourious Basterds (2009) and bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz in Django Unchained (2012). For each performance, he ...

Best Supporting Actor - 2009

Inglourious Basterds

Peter Capaldi - In the Loop Brian Geraghty - The Hurt Locker Woody Harrelson - The Messenger Christian McKay - Me and Orson Wells

21. Christian Bale

Actor | The Dark Knight

Christian Charles Philip Bale was born in Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK on January 30, 1974, to English parents Jennifer "Jenny" (James) and David Bale. His mother was a circus performer and his father, who was born in South Africa, was a commercial pilot. The family lived in different countries ...

Best Supporting Actor - 2010

The Fighter

Andrew Garfield - The Social Network Ewan McGregor - I Love You Phillip Morris Mark Ruffalo - The Kids Are All Right Geoffrey Rush - The King's Speech

22. Albert Brooks

Actor | Drive

Albert Brooks was born on July 22, 1947 in Beverly Hills, California, USA as Albert Lawrence Einstein. He is an actor and writer, known for Drive (2011), Broadcast News (1987) and Defending Your Life (1991). He has been married to Kimberly Shlain since March 15, 1997. They have two children.

Best Supporting Actor - 2011

Drive

Jeremy Irons - Margin Call Viggo Mortensen - A Dangerous Method Brad Pitt - The Tree of Life Christopher Plummer - Beginners

23. Garrett Hedlund

Actor | Tron

Born in Roseau, Minnesota, Garrett John Hedlund is the son of Kristi Anne (Yanish) and Robert Martin Hedlund. He has two older siblings, Nathaniel and Amanda. His father is of Swedish descent and his mother is of German and Norwegian ancestry.

Garrett spent his early years growing up on a farm in a ...

Best Supporting Actor - 2012

On the Road

Samuel L. Jackson - Django Unchained Tommy Lee Jones - Lincoln Ewan McGregor - The Impossible Eddie Redmayne - Les Miserables

24. Michael Fassbender

Actor | Shame

Michael Fassbender was born in Heidelberg, Germany, to a German father, Josef, and an Irish mother, Adele (originally from Larne, County Antrim, in Northern Ireland). Michael was raised in the town of Killarney, Co. Kerry, in south-west Ireland, where his family moved to when he was two years old. ...

Best Supporting Actor - 2013

12 Years a Slave

James Franco - Spring Breakers Jonah Hill - The Wolf of Wall Street Jared Leto - Dallas Buyers Club Jeremy Renner - American Hustle

25. Edward Norton

Actor | Keeping the Faith

American actor, filmmaker and activist Edward Harrison Norton was born on August 18, 1969, in Boston, Massachusetts, and was raised in Columbia, Maryland.

His mother, Lydia Robinson "Robin" (Rouse), was a foundation executive and teacher of English, and a daughter of famed real estate developer ...

Best Supporting Actor - 2014

Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Ethan Hawke - Boyhood Alex Lawther - The Imitation Game Mark Ruffalo - Foxcatcher J.K. Simmons - Whiplash

26. Sylvester Stallone

Actor | Rocky

This athletically built, dark-haired American actor/screenwriter/director may never be mentioned by old-school film critics in the same breath as, say, Richard Burton or Alec Guinness; however, movie fans worldwide have been flocking to see Stallone's films for over 30 years, making "Sly" one of ...

Best Supporting Actor - 2015

Creed

Walter Goggins - The Hateful Eight Nicholas Hoult - Mad Max: Fury Road Oscar Isaac - Ex Machina Mark Rylance - Bridge of Spies

27. Trevante Rhodes

Actor | Moonlight

Trevante Rhodes was born as Trevante Nemour Rhodes. He is an actor, known for Moonlight (2016), The Predator (2018) and Bird Box (2018).

Best Supporting Actor - 2016

Moonlight

Maheshala Ali - Moonlight Jeff Bridges - Hell or High Water Ben Foster - Hell or High Water Lucas Hedges - Manchester by the Sea



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