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Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor

The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. The winners are chosen by the Academy membership as a whole. Following the Academy's practice, the films below are listed by release year: for example, the Oscar for "Best Supporting Actor in 1999" was announced during the award ceremony held in 2000. Winners are listed first, followed by the other nominees. For a list sorted by actor, please see List of Best Supporting Actor nominees. For a list sorted by movie title, please see List of Best Supporting Actor nominees (films).
The trophy for the award was originally a plaque.

1928 to Present

Year Supporting Actor Picture
1936 Walter Brennan Come and Get It
1937 Joseph Schildkraut The Life of Emile Zola
1938 Walter Brennan Kentucky
1939 Thomas Mitchell Stagecoach
1940 Walter Brennan The Westerner
1941 Donald Crisp How Green Was My Valley
1942 Van Heflin Johnny Eager
1943 Charles Coburn The More the Merrier
1944 Barry Fitzgerald Going My Way
1945 James Dunn A Tree Grows In Brooklyn
1946 Harold Russell The Best Years Of Our Lives
1947 Edmund Gwenn Miracle on 34th Street
1948 Walter Huston The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
1949 Dean Jagger Twelve O'Clock High
1950 George Sanders All About Eve
1951 Karl Malden A Streetcar Named Desire
1952 Anthony Quinn Viva Zapata!
1953 Frank Sinatra From Here to Eternity
1954 Edmond O'Brien The Barefoot Contessa
1955 Jack Lemmon Mister Roberts
1956 Anthony Quinn Lust for Life
1957 Red Buttons Sayonara
1958 Burl Ives The Big Country
1959 Hugh Griffith Ben-Hur
1960 Peter Ustinov Spartacus
1961 George Chakiris West Side Story
1962 Ed Begley Sweet Bird of Youth
1963 Melvyn Douglas Hud
1964 Peter Ustinov Topkapi
1965 Martin Balsam A Thousand Clowns
1966 Walter Matthau The Fortune Cookie
1967 George Kennedy Cool Hand Luke
1968 Jack Albertson The Subject Was Roses
1969 Gig Young They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
1970 John Mills Ryan's Daughter
1971 Ben Johnson The Last Picture Show
1972 Joel Grey Cabaret
1973 John Houseman The Paper Chase
1974 Robert De Niro The Godfather Part II
1975 George Burns The Sunshine Boys
1976 Jason Robards All the President's Men
1977 Jason Robards Julia
1978 Christopher Walken The Deer Hunter
1979 Melvyn Douglas Being There
1980 Timothy Hutton Ordinary People
1981 John Gielgud Arthur
1982 Louis Gossett, Jr. An Officer and A Gentleman
1983 Jack Nicholson Terms of Endearment
1984 Haing S. Ngor The Killing Fields
1985 Don Ameche Cocoon
1986 Michael Caine Hannah and Her Sisters
1987 Sean Connery The Untouchables
1988 Kevin Kline A Fish Called Wanda
1989 Denzel Washington Glory
1990 Joe Pesci Goodfellas
1991 Jack Palance City Slickers
1992 Gene Hackman Unforgiven
1993 Tommy Lee Jones The Fugitive
1994 Martin Landau Ed Wood
1995 Kevin Spacey The Usual Suspects
1996 Cuba Gooding, Jr. Jerry Maguire
1997 Robin Williams Good Will Hunting
1998 James Coburn Affliction
1999 Michael Caine The Cider House Rules
2000 Benicio Del Toro Traffic
2001 Jim Broadbent Iris
2002 Chris Cooper Adaptation
2003 Tim Robbins Mystic River
2004 Morgan Freeman Million Dollar Baby
2005 George Clooney Syriana
2006 Alan Arkin Little Miss Sunshine
2007 Javier Bardem No Country for Old Men
2008 Heath Ledger The Dark Knight