The Oscar Quest: Rankings — Best Supporting Actress

Here is my subset of The Oscar Quest Rankings, specifically for Best Supporting Actress. Just in case the one big article is too much for you and you just want one specific category.

(Underlined means that’s what won. An asterisk (*) means that’s what I’d have voted for.)


Best Supporting Actress

2013 – 1. Julia Roberts, August: Osage County

2. Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave *

3. June Squibb, Nebraska

4. Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine

5. Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle

2012 – 1. Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables *

2. Sally Field, Lincoln

3. Helen Hunt, The Sessions

4. Jacki Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook

5. Amy Adams, The Master

2011 – 1. Bérénice Bejo, The Artist

2. Jessica Chastain, The Help *

3. Octavia Spencer, The Help

4. Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs

5. Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids

2010 1. Melissa Leo, The Fighter *

2. Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit

3. Helena Bonham Carter, The King’s Speech

4. Amy Adams, The Fighter

5. Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom

2009 1. Anna Kendrick, Up in the Air

2. Mo’Nique, Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire *

3. Vera Farmiga, Up in the Air

4. Penélope Cruz, Nine

5. Maggie Gyllenhaal, Crazy Heart

2008 1. Amy Adams, Doubt *

2. Marisa Tomei, The Wrestler

3. Penélope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona

4. Viola Davis, Doubt

5. Taraji P. Henson, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

2007 1. Saorise Ronan, Atonement *

2. Cate Blanchett, I’m Not There

3. Amy Ryan, Gone Baby Gone

4. Ruby Dee, American Gangster

5. Tilda Swinton, Michael Clayton

2006 1. Adriana Barraza, Babel *

2. Abigail Breslin, Little Miss Sunshine

3. Rinko Kikuchi, Babel

4. Jennifer Hudson, Dreamgirls

5. Cate Blanchett, Notes on a Scandal

2005 1. Amy Adams, Junebug *

2. Michelle Williams, Brokeback Mountain

3. Rachel Weisz, The Constant Gardner

4. Catherine Keener, Capote

5. Frances McDormand, North Country

2004 1. Cate Blanchett, The Aviator *

2. Natalie Portman, Closer

3. Laura Linney, Kinsey

4. Sophie Okonedo, Hotel Rwanda

5. Virginia Madsen, Sideways

2003 1. Shohreh Aghdashloo, House of Sand and Fog *

2. Renée Zellweger, Cold Mountain

3. Patricia Clarkson, Pieces of April

4. Marcia Gay Harden, Mystic River

5. Holly Hunter, Thirteen

2002 1. Catherine Zeta-Jones, Chicago *

2. Julianne Moore, The Hours

3. Meryl Streep, Adaptation.

4. Kathy Bates, About Schmidt

5. Queen Latifah, Chicago

2001 1. Jennifer Connelly, A Beautiful Mind *

2. Marisa Tomei, In the Bedroom

3. Maggie Smith, Gosford Park

4. Helen Mirren, Gosford Park

5. Kate Winslet, Iris

2000 1. Kate Hudson, Almost Famous *

2. Frances McDormand, Almost Famous

3. Judi Dench, Chocolat

4. Marcia Gay Harden, Pollock

5. Julie Walters, Billy Elliot

1999 1. Samantha Morton, Sweet and Lowdown *

2. Angelina Jolie, Girl, Interrupted

3. Chloë Sevigny, Boys Don’t Cry

4. Toni Collette, The Sixth Sense

5. Catherine Keener, Being John Malkovich

19981. Judi Dench, Shakespeare in Love *

2. Brenda Blethyn, Little Voice

3. Kathy Bates, Primary Colors

4. Lynn Redgrave, Gods and Monsters

5. Rachel Griffiths, Hilary and Jackie

1997 1. Joan Cusack, In & Out *

2. Julianne Moore, Boogie Nights

3. Minnie Driver, Good Will Hunting

4. Kim Basinger, L.A. Confidential

5. Gloria Stuart, Titanic

19961. Juliette Binoche, The English Patient *

2. Joan Allen, The Crucible

3. Barbara Hershey, The Portrait of a Lady

4. Lauren Bacall, The Mirror Has Two Faces

5. Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Secrets & Lies

19951. Mira Sorvino, Mighty Aphrodite *

2. Joan Allen, Nixon

3. Kate Winslet, Sense and Sensibility

4. Kathleen Quinlan, Apollo 13

5. Mare Winningham, Georgia

19941. Jennifer Tilly, Bullets Over Broadway *

2. Uma Thurman, Pulp Fiction

3. Dianne Wiest, Bullets Over Broadway

4. Helen Mirren, The Madness of King George

5. Rosemary Harris, Tom & Viv

19931. Emma Thompson, In the Name of the Father

2. Winona Ryder, The Age of Innocence *

3. Holly Hunter, The Firm

4. Anna Paquin, The Piano

5. Rosie Perez, Fearless

1992 1. Marisa Tomei, My Cousin Vinny *

2. Judy Davis, Husbands and Wives

3. Vanessa Redgrave, Howards End

4. Joan Plowright, Enchanted April

5. Miranda Richardson, Damage

19911. Mercedes Ruehl, The Fisher King *

2. Juliette Lewis, Cape Fear

3. Diane Ladd, Rambling Rose

4. Jessica Tandy, Fried Green Tomatoes

5. Kate Nelligan, The Prince of Tides

1990 1. Lorraine Bracco, Goodfellas *

2. Annette Bening, The Grifters

3. Whoopi Goldberg, Ghost

4. Diane Ladd, Wild at Heart

5. Mary McDonnell, Dances with Wolves

1989 1. Brenda Fricker, My Left Foot *

2. Dianne Wiest, Parenthood

3. Julia Roberts, Steel Magnolias

4. Lena Olin, Enemies, A Love Story

5. Anjelica Huston, Enemies, A Love Story

1988 1. Frances McDormand, Mississippi Burning

2. Michelle Pfeiffer, Dangerous Liaisons *

3. Geena Davis, The Accidental Tourist

4. Sigourney Weaver, Working Girl

5. Joan Cusack, Working Girl

1987 1. Anne Ramsey, Throw Momma From the Train *

2. Olympia Dukakis, Moonstruck

3. Anne Archer, Fatal Attraction

4. Norma Aleandro, Gaby: A True Story

5. Ann Sothern, The Whales of August

1986 1. Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, The Color of Money *

2. Piper Laurie, Children of a Lesser God

4. Dianne Wiest, Hannah and Her Sisters

3. Maggie Smith, A Room with a View

5. Tess Harper, Crimes of the Heart

1985 1. Meg Tilly, Agnes of God *

2. Oprah Winfrey, The Color Purple

3. Anjelica Huston, Prizzi’s Honor

4. Amy Madigan, Twice in a Lifetime

5. Margaret Avery, The Color Purple

1984 1. Glenn Close, The Natural *

2. Geraldine Page, The Pope of Greenwich Village

3. Peggy Ashcroft, A Passage to India

4. Christine Lahti, Swing Shift

5. Lindsay Crouse, Places in the Heart

1983 1. Linda Hunt, The Year of Living Dangerously *

2. Glenn Close, The Big Chill

3. Amy Irving, Yentl

4. Alfre Woodard, Cross Creek

5. Cher, Silkwood

1982 1. Glenn Close, The World According to Garp *

2. Teri Garr, Tootsie

3. Jessica Lange, Tootsie

4. Lesley Ann Warren, Victor Victoria

5. Kim Stanley, Frances

1981 1. Jane Fonda, On Golden Pond *

2. Joan Hackett, Only When I Laugh

3. Elizabeth McGovern, Ragtime

4. Maureen Stapleton, Reds

5. Melinda Dillon, Absence of Malice

1980 1. Cathy Moriarty, Raging Bull *

2. Eileen Brennan, Private Benjamin

2. Mary Steenburgen, Melvin and Howard

4. Diana Scarwid, Inside Moves

5. Eva Le Gallienne, Resurrection

1979 1. Meryl Streep, Kramer vs. Kramer *

2. Jane Alexander, Kramer vs. Kramer

3. Barbara Barrie, Breaking Away

4. Candice Bergen, Starting Over

5. Mariel Hemingway, Manhattan

1978 1. Meryl Streep, The Deer Hunter

2. Maggie Smith, California Suite *

3. Dyan Cannon, Heaven Can Wait

4. Penelope Milford, Coming Home

5. Maureen Stapleton, Interiors

1977 1. Quinn Cummings, The Goodbye Girl *

2. Vanessa Redgrave, Julia

3. Tuesday Weld, Looking for Mr. Goodbar

4. Leslie Browne, The Turning Point

5. Melinda Dillon, Close Encounters of the Third Kind

1976 1. Jodie Foster, Taxi Driver *

2. Beatrice Straight, Network

3. Jane Alexander, All the President’s Men

4. Piper Laurie, Carrie

5. Lee Grant, Voyage of the Damned

1975 1. Lee Grant, Shampoo *

2. Sylvia Miles, Farewell, My Lovely

3. Ronnee Blakley, Nashville

4. Lily Tomlin, Nashville

5. Brenda Vaccaro, Jacqueline Susan’s Once Is Not Enough

1974 1. Talia Shire, The Godfather Part II *

2. Madeline Kahn, Blazing Saddles

3. Diane Ladd, Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore

4. Ingrid Bergman, Murder on the Orient Express

5. Valentina Cortese, Day for Night

1973 1. Tatum O’Neal, Paper Moon *

2. Linda Blair, The Exorcist

3. Madeline Kahn, Paper Moon

4. Candy Clark, American Graffiti

5. Sylvia Sydney, Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams

1972 1. Shelley Winters, The Poseidon Adventure

2. Jeannie Berlin, The Heartbreak Kid *

3. Eileen Heckart, Butterflies are Free

4. Geraldine Page, Pete ‘n’ Tillie

5. Susan Tyrell, Fat City

1971 1. Ann-Margret, Carnal Knowledge *

2. Ellen Burstyn, The Last Picture Show

3. Barbara Harris, Who is Harry Kellerman and Why is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me?

4. Cloris Leachman, The Last Picture Show

5. Margaret Leighton, The Go-Between

1970 1. Helen Hayes, Airport *

2. Lee Grant, The Landlord

3. Sally Kellerman, MASH

4. Maureen Stapleton, Airport

5. Karen Black, Five Easy Pieces

1969 1. Goldie Hawn, Cactus Flower *

2. Catherine Burns, Last Summer 

3. Dyan Cannon, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice

4. Susannah York, They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?

5. Sylvia Miles, Midnight Cowboy

1968 1. Sondra Locke, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter *

2. Ruth Gordon, Rosemary’s Baby

3. Lynn Carlin, Faces

4. Estelle Parsons, Rachel, Rachel

5. Kay Medford, Funny Girl

1967 1. Estelle Parsons, Bonnie and Clyde *

2. Katharine Ross, The Graduate

3. Carol Channing, Thoroughly Modern Millie

4. Beah Richards, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

5. Mildred Natwick, Barefoot in the Park

1966 1. Sandy Dennis, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? *

2. Wendy Hiller, A Man for All Seasons

3. Jocelyne LaGarde, Hawaii

4. Vivien Merchant, Alfie

5. Geraldine Page, You’re a Big Boy Now

1965 1. Shelley Winters, A Patch of Blue *

2. Ruth Gordon, Inside Daisy Clover

3. Maggie Smith, Othello

4. Joyce Redman, Othello

5. Peggy Wood, The Sound of Music

1964 1. Agnes Moorehead, Hush…Hush, Sweet Charlotte *

2. Gladys Cooper, My Fair Lady

3. Lila Kedrova, Zorba the Greek

4. Grayson Hall, The Night of the Iguana

5. Edith Evans, The Chalk Garden

1963 1. Margaret Rutherford, The V.I.P.s *

2. Joyce Redman, Tom Jones

3. Diane Cilento, Tom Jones

4. Edith Evans, Tom Jones

5. Lilia Skala, Lilies of the Field

1962 1. Mary Badham, To Kill a Mockingbird *

2. Patty Duke, The Miracle Worker

3. Angela Lansbury, The Manchurian Candidate

4. Thelma Ritter, Birdman of Alcatraz

5. Shirley Knight, Sweet Bird of Youth

1961 1. Rita Moreno, West Side Story

2. Judy Garland, Judgment at Nuremberg *

3. Fay Bainter, The Children’s Hour

4. Lotte Lenya, The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone

5. Una Merkel, Summer and Smoke

1960 1. Janet Leigh, Psycho *

2. Shirley Jones, Elmer Gantry

3. Glynis Johns, The Sundowners

4. Mary Ure, Sons and Lovers

5. Shirley Knight, The Dark at the Top of the Stairs

1959 1. Susan Kohner, Imitation of Life *

2. Juanita Moore, Imitation of Life

3. Shelley Winters, The Diary of Anne Frank

4. Thelma Ritter, Pillow Talk

5. Hermione Baddeley, Room at the Top

1958 1. Cara Williams, The Defiant Ones

2. Wendy Hiller, Separate Tables *

3. Peggy Cass, Auntie Mame

4. Martha Hyer, Some Came Running

5. Maureen Stapleton, Lonelyhearts

1957 – 1. Hope Lange, Peyton Place *

2. Elsa Lanchester, Witness for Prosecution

3. Diane Varsi, Peyton Place

4. Carolyn Jones, The Bachelor Party

5. Miyoshi Umeki, Sayonara

1956 1. Dorothy Malone, Written on the Wind *

2. Patty McCormack, The Bad Seed

3. Mildred Dunnock, Baby Doll

4. Eileen Heckart, The Bad Seed

5. Mercedes McCambridge, Giant

1955 1. Betsy Blair, Marty *

2. Natalie Wood, Rebel Without a Cause

3. Jo Van Fleet, East of Eden

4. Marisa Pavan, The Rose Tattoo

5. Peggy Lee, Pete Kelly’s Blues

1954 1. Eva Marie Saint, On the Waterfront *

2. Katy Jurado, Broken Lance

3. Nina Foch, Executive Suite

4. Jan Sterling, The High and the Mighty

5. Claire Trevor, The High and the Mighty

1953 1. Grace Kelly, Mogambo

2. Donna Reed, From Here to Eternity *

3. Thelma Ritter, Pickup on South Street

4. Geraldine Page, Hondo

5. Marjorie Rambeau, Torch Song

1952 – 1. Jean Hagen, Singin’ in the Rain *

2. Gloria Grahame, The Bad and the Beautiful

3. Collette Marchand, Moulin Rouge

4. Terry Moore, Come Back, Little Sheba

5. Thelma Ritter, With a Song in My Heart

1951 1. Kim Hunter, A Streetcar Named Desire *

2. Lee Grant, Detective Story

3. Thelma Ritter, The Mating Season

4. Mildred Dunnock, Death of a Salesman

5. Joan Blondell, The Blue Veil

1950 1. Josephine Hull, Harvey *

2. Celeste Holm, All About Eve

3. Nancy Olson, Sunset Boulevard

4. Hope Emerson, Caged

5. Thelma Ritter, All About Eve

1949 1. Mercedes McCambridge, All the King’s Men *

2. Ethel Waters, Pinky

3. Ethel Barrymore, Pinky

4. Celeste Holm, Come to the Stable

5. Elsa Lanchester, Come to the Stable

1948 1. Agnes Moorehead, Johnny Belinda *

2. Barbara Bel Geddes, I Remember Mama

3. Ellen Corby, I Remember Mama

4. Claire Trevor, Key Largo

5. Jean Simmons, Hamlet

1947 1. Celeste Holm, Gentleman’s Agreement *

2. Gloria Grahame, Crossfire

3. Anne Revere, Gentleman’s Agreement

4. Ethel Barrymore, The Paradine Case

5. Marjorie Mann, The Egg and I

1946 1. Anne Baxter, The Razor’s Edge *

2. Lillian Gish, Duel in the Sun

3. Gale Sondergaard, Anna and the King of Siam

4. Ethel Barrymore, The Spiral Staircase

5. Flora Robson, Saratoga Trunk

1945 1. Anne Revere, National Velvet *

2. Ann Blyth, Mildred Pierce

3. Eve Arden, Mildred Pierce

4. Joan Lorring, The Corn is Green

5. Angela Lansbury, The Picture of Dorian Gray

19441. Jennifer Jones, Since You Went Away

2. Agnes Moorhead, Mrs. Parkington *

3. Angela Lansbury, Gaslight

4. Aline MacMahon, Dragon Seed

5. Ethel Barrymore, None But the Lonely Heart

1943 1. Paulette Goddard, So Proudly We Hail *

2. Katina Paxinou, For Whom the Bell Tolls

3. Anne Revere, The Song of Bernadette

4. Gladys Cooper, The Song of Bernadette

5. Lucile Watson, Watch on the Rhine

1942 1. Teresa Wright, Mrs. Miniver

2. Agnes Moorehead, The Magnificent Ambersons *

3. Gladys Cooper, Now, Voyager

4. Dame Mae Whitty, Mrs. Miniver

5. Susan Peters, Random Harvest

1941 – 1. Margaret Wycherly, Sergeant York

2. Sara Allgood, How Green Was My Valley

3. Mary Astor, The Great Lie *

4. Teresa Wright, The Little Foxes

5. Patricia Collinge, The Little Foxes

1940 1. Jane Darwell, The Grapes of Wrath

1. Judith Anderson, Rebecca *

3. Ruth Hussey, The Philadelphia Story

4. Barbara O’Neil, All This and Heaven Too

5. Marjorie Rambeau, Primrose Path

1939 – 1. Olivia de Havilland, Gone With the Wind

2. Hattie McDaniel, Gone With the Wind *

3. Geraldine Fitzgerald, Wuthering Heights

4. Edna May Oliver, Drums Along the Mohawk

5. Maria Ouspenskaya, Love Affair

1938 – 1. Spring Byington, You Can’t Take It with You

2. Beulah Bondi, Of Human Hearts *

3. Fay Bainter, Jezebel

4. Billie Burke, Merrily We Live

5. Miliza Korjus, The Great Waltz

1937 1. Andrea Leeds, Stage Door *

2. Anne Shirley, Stella Dallas

3. Alice Brady, In Old Chicago

4. Dame Mae Whitty, Night Must Full

5. Claire Trevor, Dead End

1936 1. Alice Brady, My Man Godfrey *

2. Beulah Bondi, The Gorgeous Hussy

3. Bonita Granville, These Three

4. Gale Sondergaard, Anthony Adverse

5. Maria Ouspenskaya, Dodsworth

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