The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress has been around since the ninth annual ceremony in 1937. Last year, Ariana DeBose took home the statuette for her role in West Side Story. She was up against Judi Dench for Belfast, Jessie Buckley for The Lost Daughter, Kirsten Dunst for The Power of the Dog and Aunjanue Ellis for King Richard.
Other previous winners include 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.
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