AACTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
|AACTA Award for
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
|Presented by||Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA)|
|Currently held by||Elizabeth Debicki, The Great Gatsby (2013)|
The AACTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role is an accolade given by the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA), a non-profit organisation whose aim is to "to identify, award, promote and celebrate Australia's greatest achievements in film and television." The award is handed out at the annual AACTA Awards, which rewards achievements in feature film, television, documentaries and short films. From 1976–2010, the category was presented by the Australian Film Institute (AFI), the Academy's parent organisation, at the annual Australian Film Institute Awards (known as the AFI Awards). When the AFI launched the Academy in 2011, it changed the annual ceremony to the AACTA Awards, with the current prize being a continuum of the AFI Award for Best Actress in a Supporting.
Toni Collette is the most awarded actress in this category, with three wins. Candidates for this award must be human and female, and cannot be nominated in the leading actress category for the same role in the same production.
- 1976: Jacki Weaver & Melissa Jaffer (tie) – Caddie
- 1977: Veronica Lang – Don's Party
- 1978: Angela Punch McGregor – Newsfront
- 1979: Pat Evison – Tim
- 1980: Jill Perryman – Maybe This Time
- 1981: Judy Davis – Hoodwink
- 1982: Kris McQuade – Fighting Back
- 1983: Linda Hunt – The Year of Living Dangerously
- 1984: Anna Maria Monticelli – Silver City
- 1985: Annie Byron – Fran
- 1986: Lindy Davies – Malcolm
- 1987: Jan Adele – High Tide
- 1988: Tina Bursill – Jilted
- 1989: Victoria Longley – Celia
- 1990: Julia Blake – Father
- 1991: Fiona Press – Waiting
- 1992: Pat Thomson – Strictly Ballroom
- 1993: Judy Davis – On My Own
- 1994: Rachel Griffiths – Muriel's Wedding
- 1995: Amanda Douge – That Eye the Sky
- 1996: Toni Collette – Lilian's Story
- 1997: Cate Blanchett – Thank God He Met Lizzie
- 1998: Toni Collette – The Boys
- 1999: Sacha Horler – Soft Fruit
- 2000: Greta Scacchi – Looking for Alibrandi
- 2001: Rachael Blake – Lantana
- 2002: Judi Farr – Walking on Water
- 2003: Sacha Horler – Travelling Light
- 2004: Lynette Curran – Somersault
- 2005: Noni Hazlehurst – Little Fish
- 2006: Susie Porter – The Caterpillar Wish
- 2007: Emma Booth – Clubland
- 2008: Toni Collette – The Black Balloon
- 2009: Rachel Griffiths – Beautiful Kate
- 2010: Deborah Mailman – Bran Nue Dae
- 2011: Louise Harris - Snowtown
- 2012: Jessica Mauboy – The Sapphires
- 2013: Elizabeth Debicki - The Great Gatsby
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