Da’Vine Joy Randolph Won Best Supporting Actress at the 2024 Oscars (& This Was a Nail-Biter)

It was a stacked category

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They may be supporting, but that doesn’t make them any less important.

Tonight, Hollywood’s biggest stars gathered for the 96th annual Academy Awards. During the ceremony, Da’Vine Joy Randolph won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for The Holdovers.

She beat out a stacked group of nominees, including Emily Blunt for Oppenheimer, Jodie Foster for Nyad, Danielle Brooks for The Color Purple and America Ferrera for Barbie.

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The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress has been around since the ninth annual ceremony in 1937. Last year, Jamie Lee Curtis took home the statuette for her role in Everything Everywhere All at Once. She was up against Angela Bassett for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Hong Chau for The Whale, Kerry Condon for The Banshees of Inisherin and Stephanie Hsu for Everything Everywhere All at Once.

Other previous winners include Ariana DeBose for West Side Story, Yuh-jung Youn for Minari, Laura Dern for Marriage Story, Regina King for If Beale Street Could Talk, Allison Janney for I, Tonya, Viola Davis for Fences, Alicia Vikander for The Danish Girl, Patricia Arquette for Boyhood, Lupita Nyong’o for 12 Years a Slave, Anne Hathaway for Les Misérables, Octavia Spencer for The Help and Melissa Leo for The Fighter.

Thelma Ritter (All About Eve, Pillow Talk) currently holds the record for most nominations in this category, with a total of six. She’s followed by Amy Adams (Vice, The Fighter), who has five nods.

*Pops Champagne*

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Greta Heggeness is a California-based editor at PureWow and has been writing about entertainment since 2015. She covers everything from awards shows to exclusive celebrity...