List of Best Supporting Actress winners by age

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This is a list of winners of the Academy Award for Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS)[1] to an actress who has delivered an outstanding performance while working within the film industry. More popularly known as the Academy Award (or the Oscar) for Best Supporting Actress, this award was initially presented at the 9th Academy Awards ceremony for 1936 and was most recently presented at the 86th Academy Awards ceremony for 2013.[2] Throughout the past 78 years, accounting for ties and repeat winners, AMPAS has presented a total of 78 Best Supporting Actress awards to 76 different actresses. This list is current as of the 86th Academy Awards ceremony held on March 2, 2014.[3]

List of winners[edit]

#
Actor
Film
Date of birth
Date of award
Age upon
receiving award
Date of death
Lifespan
Notes
1 Sondergaard, GaleGale Sondergaard Anthony AdverseAnthony Adverse 1899-02-15(1899-02-15)February 15, 1899 March 4, 1937 (1937-03-04) 38-01738 years, 17 days 1985-08-14August 14, 1985(1985-08-14) 31,591 days (86 years, 180 days) Held record as youngest winner for 5 award ceremonies (from the 9th to the 14th, March 1937–February 1942)
2 Brady, AliceAlice Brady In Old ChicagoIn Old Chicago 1892-11-02(1892-11-02)November 2, 1892 March 10, 1938 (1938-03-10) 45-12845 years, 128 days 1939-10-28October 28, 1939(1939-10-28) 17,160 days (46 years, 360 days)[4] Held record as oldest winner for 3 award ceremonies (from the 10th to the 13th, March 1938–February 1941)
3 Bainter, FayFay Bainter JezebelJezebel 1893-12-07(1893-12-07)December 7, 1893 February 23, 1939 (1939-02-23) 45-07845 years, 78 days 1968-04-16April 16, 1968(1968-04-16) 27,158 days (74 years, 131 days)
4 Mcdaniel, HattieHattie McDaniel Gone With The WindGone with the Wind 1895-06-10(1895-06-10)June 10, 1895 February 29, 1940 (1940-02-29) 44-26444 years, 264 days 1952-10-26October 26, 1952(1952-10-26) 20,957 days (57 years, 138 days)
5 Darwell, JaneJane Darwell Grapes Of WrathThe Grapes of Wrath 1879-10-15(1879-10-15)October 15, 1879 February 27, 1941 (1941-02-27) 61-13561 years, 135 days 1967-08-13August 13, 1967(1967-08-13) 32,078 days (87 years, 302 days) Held record as oldest winner for 4 award ceremonies (from the 13th to the 17th, February 1941–March 1945)
6 Astor, MaryMary Astor Great LieThe Great Lie 1906-05-03(1906-05-03)May 3, 1906 February 26, 1942 (1942-02-26) 35-29935 years, 299 days 1987-09-25September 25, 1987(1987-09-25) 29,730 days (81 years, 145 days) Held record as youngest winner for 1 award ceremony (from the 14th to the 15th, February 1942–March 1943)
7 Wright, TeresaTeresa Wright Mrs MiniverMrs. Miniver 1918-10-27(1918-10-27)October 27, 1918 March 4, 1943 (1943-03-04) 24-12824 years, 128 days 2005-03-06March 6, 2005(2005-03-06) 31,542 days (86 years, 130 days) Held record as youngest winner for 4 award ceremonies (from the 15th to the 19th, March 1943–March 1947)
8 Paxinou, KatinaKatina Paxinou For Whom The Bell TollsFor Whom the Bell Tolls 1900-12-17(1900-12-17)December 17, 1900 March 2, 1944 (1944-03-02) 43-07643 years, 76 days 1973-02-22February 22, 1973(1973-02-22) 26,365 days (72 years, 67 days)
9 Barrymore, EthelEthel Barrymore None But The Lonely HeartNone but the Lonely Heart 1879-08-15(1879-08-15)August 15, 1879 March 15, 1945 (1945-03-15) 65-21265 years, 212 days 1959-06-18June 18, 1959(1959-06-18) 29,161 days (79 years, 307 days) Held record as oldest winner for 6 award ceremonies (from the 17th to the 23rd, March 1945–March 1951)
10 Revere, AnneAnne Revere National VelvetNational Velvet 1903-06-25(1903-06-25)June 25, 1903 March 7, 1946 (1946-03-07) 42-25542 years, 255 days 1990-12-18December 18, 1990(1990-12-18) 31,953 days (87 years, 176 days)
11 Baxter, AnneAnne Baxter Razors EdgeThe Razor's Edge 1923-05-07(1923-05-07)May 7, 1923 March 13, 1947 (1947-03-13) 23-31023 years, 310 days 1985-12-12December 12, 1985(1985-12-12) 22,865 days (62 years, 219 days) Held record as youngest winner for 16 award ceremonies (from the 19th to the 35th, March 1947–April 1963)
12 Holm, CelesteCeleste Holm Gentlemans AgreementGentleman's Agreement 1917-04-29(1917-04-29)April 29, 1917 March 20, 1948 (1948-03-20) 30-32630 years, 326 days 2012-07-15July 15, 2012(2012-07-15) 34,776 days (95 years, 77 days)[5]
13 Trevor, ClaireClaire Trevor Key LargoKey Largo 1910-03-08(1910-03-08)March 8, 1910 March 24, 1949 (1949-03-24) 39-01639 years, 16 days 2000-04-08April 8, 2000(2000-04-08) 32,904 days (90 years, 31 days)
14 Mccambridge, MercedesMercedes McCambridge All The Kings MenAll the King's Men 1916-03-16(1916-03-16)March 16, 1916 March 23, 1950 (1950-03-23) 34-00734 years, 7 days 2004-03-02March 2, 2004(2004-03-02) 32,128 days (87 years, 352 days)
15 Hull, JosephineJosephine Hull HarveyHarvey 1877-01-03(1877-01-03)January 3, 1877 March 29, 1951 (1951-03-29) 74-08574 years, 85 days 1957-03-12March 12, 1957(1957-03-12) 29,287 days (80 years, 68 days) Held record as oldest winner for 34 award ceremonies (from the 23rd to the 58th, March 1951–March 1985)
16 Hunter, KimKim Hunter Streetcar Named DesireA Streetcar Named Desire 1922-11-12(1922-11-12)November 12, 1922 March 30, 1952 (1952-03-30) 29-13929 years, 139 days 2002-09-11September 11, 2002(2002-09-11) 29,158 days (79 years, 303 days)
17 Grahame, GloriaGloria Grahame Bad And The BeautifulThe Bad and the Beautiful 1923-11-28(1923-11-28)November 28, 1923 March 19, 1953 (1953-03-19) 29-11129 years, 111 days 1981-10-05October 5, 1981(1981-10-05) 21,131 days (57 years, 311 days)
18 Reed, DonnaDonna Reed From Here To EternityFrom Here to Eternity 1921-01-27(1921-01-27)January 27, 1921 March 25, 1954 (1954-03-25) 33-05733 years, 57 days 1986-01-14January 14, 1986(1986-01-14) 23,728 days (64 years, 352 days)
19 Saint, EvaEva Marie Saint On The WaterfrontOn the Waterfront 1924-07-04(1924-07-04)July 4, 1924 March 30, 1955 (1955-03-30) 30-26930 years, 269 days 2014-10-22 32,982 days (90 years, 110 days)
20 Van Fleet, JoJo Van Fleet East Of EdenEast of Eden 1914-12-30(1914-12-30)December 30, 1914 March 21, 1956 (1956-03-21) 41-08241 years, 82 days 1996-06-10June 10, 1996(1996-06-10) 29,748 days (81 years, 163 days)
21 Malone, DorothyDorothy Malone Written On The WindWritten on the Wind 1925-01-30(1925-01-30)January 30, 1925 March 27, 1957 (1957-03-27) 32-05632 years, 56 days 2014-10-22 32,772 days (89 years, 265 days)
22 Umeki, MiyoshiMiyoshi Umeki SayonaraSayonara 1929-05-08(1929-05-08)May 8, 1929 March 26, 1958 (1958-03-26) 28-32228 years, 322 days 2007-08-28August 28, 2007(2007-08-28) 28,601 days (78 years, 112 days)
23 Hiller, WendyWendy Hiller Separate TablesSeparate Tables 1912-08-15(1912-08-15)August 15, 1912 April 6, 1959 (1959-04-06) 46-23446 years, 234 days 2003-05-14May 14, 2003(2003-05-14) 33,144 days (90 years, 272 days)
24 Winters, ShelleyShelley Winters Diary Of Anne FrankThe Diary of Anne Frank 1920-08-18(1920-08-18)August 18, 1920 April 4, 1960 (1960-04-04) 39-23039 years, 230 days 2006-01-14January 14, 2006(2006-01-14) 31,195 days (85 years, 149 days) 1st of 2
25 Jones, ShirleyShirley Jones Elmer GantryElmer Gantry 1934-03-31(1934-03-31)March 31, 1934 April 17, 1961 (1961-04-17) 27-01727 years, 17 days 2014-10-22 29,425 days (80 years, 205 days)
26 Moreno, RitaRita Moreno West Side StoryWest Side Story 1931-12-11(1931-12-11)December 11, 1931 April 9, 1962 (1962-04-09) 30-11930 years, 119 days 2014-10-22 30,266 days (82 years, 315 days)
27 Duke, PattyPatty Duke Miracle WorkerThe Miracle Worker 1946-12-14(1946-12-14)December 14, 1946 April 8, 1963 (1963-04-08) 16-11516 years, 115 days 2014-10-22 24,784 days (67 years, 312 days) Held record as youngest winner for 11 award ceremonies (from the 35th to the 47th, April 1963–April 1974)
28 Rutherford, MargaretMargaret Rutherford VipsThe V.I.P.s 1892-05-11(1892-05-11)May 11, 1892 April 13, 1964 (1964-04-13) 71-33871 years, 338 days 1972-05-22May 22, 1972(1972-05-22) 29,230 days (80 years, 11 days)
29 Kedrova, LilaLila Kedrova Zorba The GreekZorba the Greek 1918-10-09(1918-10-09)October 9, 1918 April 5, 1965 (1965-04-05) 46-17846 years, 178 days 2000-02-16February 16, 2000(2000-02-16) 29,715 days (81 years, 130 days)
30 Winters, ShelleyShelley Winters Patch Of BlueA Patch of Blue 1920-08-18(1920-08-18)August 18, 1920 April 18, 1966 (1966-04-18) 45-24345 years, 243 days 2006-01-14January 14, 2006(2006-01-14) 31,195 days (85 years, 149 days) 2nd of 2
31 Dennis, SandySandy Dennis Whos Afraid Of Virginia WoolfWho's Afraid of Virginia Woolf 1937-04-27(1937-04-27)April 27, 1937 April 10, 1967 (1967-04-10) 29-34829 years, 348 days 1992-03-02March 2, 1992(1992-03-02) 20,033 days (54 years, 310 days)
32 Parsons, EstelleEstelle Parsons Bonnie And ClydeBonnie and Clyde 1927-11-20(1927-11-20)November 20, 1927 April 10, 1968 (1968-04-10) 40-14240 years, 142 days 2014-10-22 31,748 days (86 years, 336 days)
33 Gordon, RuthRuth Gordon Rosemarys BabyRosemary's Baby 1896-10-30(1896-10-30)October 30, 1896 April 14, 1969 (1969-04-14) 72-16672 years, 166 days 1985-08-28August 28, 1985(1985-08-28) 32,443 days (88 years, 302 days)
34 Hawn, GoldieGoldie Hawn Cactus FlowerCactus Flower 1945-11-21(1945-11-21)November 21, 1945 April 7, 1970 (1970-04-07) 24-13724 years, 137 days 2014-10-22 25,172 days (68 years, 335 days)
35 Hayes, HelenHelen Hayes AirportAirport 1900-10-10(1900-10-10)October 10, 1900 April 15, 1971 (1971-04-15) 70-18770 years, 187 days 1993-03-17March 17, 1993(1993-03-17) 33,761 days (92 years, 158 days)
36 Leachman, ClorisCloris Leachman Last Picture ShowThe Last Picture Show 1926-04-30(1926-04-30)April 30, 1926 April 10, 1972 (1972-04-10) 45-34645 years, 346 days 2014-10-22 32,317 days (88 years, 175 days)
37 Heckart, EileenEileen Heckart Butterflies Are FreeButterflies Are Free 1919-03-29(1919-03-29)March 29, 1919 March 27, 1973 (1973-03-27) 53-36353 years, 363 days 2001-12-31December 31, 2001(2001-12-31) 30,228 days (82 years, 277 days)
38 Oneal, TatumTatum O'Neal Paper MoonPaper Moon 1963-11-05(1963-11-05)November 5, 1963 April 2, 1974 (1974-04-02) 10-14810 years, 148 days 2014-10-22 18,614 days (50 years, 351 days) Has held record as youngest winner for 40 award ceremonies (from the 47th through the 87th, April 1974–March 2014)
39 Bergman, IngridIngrid Bergman Murder On The Orient ExpressMurder on the Orient Express 1915-08-29(1915-08-29)August 29, 1915 April 8, 1975 (1975-04-08) 59-22259 years, 222 days 1982-08-29August 29, 1982(1982-08-29) 24,472 days (67 years, 0 days)
40 Grant, LeeLee Grant ShampooShampoo 1927-10-31(1927-10-31)October 31, 1927 March 29, 1976 (1976-03-29) 48-15048 years, 150 days 2014-10-22 31,768 days (86 years, 356 days)
41 Straight, BeatriceBeatrice Straight NetworkNetwork 1914-08-02(1914-08-02)August 2, 1914 March 28, 1977 (1977-03-28) 62-23862 years, 238 days 2001-04-07April 7, 2001(2001-04-07) 31,660 days (86 years, 248 days)
42 Redgrave, VanessaVanessa Redgrave JuliaJulia 1937-01-30(1937-01-30)January 30, 1937 April 3, 1978 (1978-04-03) 41-06341 years, 63 days 2014-10-22 28,389 days (77 years, 265 days)
43 Smith, MaggieMaggie Smith California SuiteCalifornia Suite 1934-12-28(1934-12-28)December 28, 1934 April 9, 1979 (1979-04-09) 44-10244 years, 102 days 2014-10-22 29,153 days (79 years, 298 days)
44 Streep, MerylMeryl Streep Kramer Vs KramerKramer vs. Kramer 1949-06-22(1949-06-22)June 22, 1949 April 14, 1980 (1980-04-14) 30-29730 years, 297 days 2014-10-22 23,863 days (65 years, 122 days)
45 Steenburgen, MaryMary Steenburgen Melvin And HowardMelvin and Howard 1953-02-08(1953-02-08)February 8, 1953 March 31, 1981 (1981-03-31) 28-05128 years, 51 days 2014-10-22 22,536 days (61 years, 256 days)
46 Stapleton, MaureenMaureen Stapleton RedsReds 1925-06-21(1925-06-21)June 21, 1925 March 29, 1982 (1982-03-29) 56-28156 years, 281 days 2006-03-13March 13, 2006(2006-03-13) 29,485 days (80 years, 265 days)
47 Lange, JessicaJessica Lange TootsieTootsie 1949-04-20(1949-04-20)April 20, 1949 April 11, 1983 (1983-04-11) 33-35633 years, 356 days 2014-10-22 23,926 days (65 years, 185 days)
48 Hunt, LindaLinda Hunt Year Of Living DangerouslyThe Year of Living Dangerously 1945-04-02(1945-04-02)April 2, 1945 April 9, 1984 (1984-04-09) 39-00739 years, 7 days 2014-10-22 25,405 days (69 years, 203 days)
49 Ashcroft, PeggyPeggy Ashcroft Passage To IndiaA Passage to India 1907-12-22(1907-12-22)December 22, 1907 March 25, 1985 (1985-03-25) 77-09377 years, 93 days 1991-06-14June 14, 1991(1991-06-14) 30,490 days (83 years, 174 days) Has held record as oldest winner for 29 award ceremonies (from the 58th through the 87th, March 1985–March 2015)
50 Huston, AnjelicaAnjelica Huston Prizzis HonorPrizzi's Honor 1951-07-08(1951-07-08)July 8, 1951 March 24, 1986 (1986-03-24) 34-25934 years, 259 days 2014-10-22 23,117 days (63 years, 106 days)
51 Wiest, DianneDianne Wiest Hannah And Her SistersHannah and Her Sisters 1948-03-28(1948-03-28)March 28, 1948 March 30, 1987 (1987-03-30) 39-00239 years, 2 days 2014-10-22 24,314 days (66 years, 208 days) 1st of 2
52 Dukakis, OlympiaOlympia Dukakis MoonstruckMoonstruck 1931-06-20(1931-06-20)June 20, 1931 April 11, 1988 (1988-04-11) 56-29656 years, 296 days 2014-10-22 30,440 days (83 years, 124 days)
53 Davis, GeenaGeena Davis Accidental TouristThe Accidental Tourist 1956-01-21(1956-01-21)January 21, 1956 March 27, 1989 (1989-03-27) 33-06533 years, 65 days 2014-10-22 21,459 days (58 years, 274 days)
54 Fricker, BrendaBrenda Fricker My Left FootMy Left Foot 1945-02-17(1945-02-17)February 17, 1945 March 26, 1990 (1990-03-26) 45-03745 years, 37 days 2014-10-22 25,449 days (69 years, 247 days)
55 Goldberg, WhoopiWhoopi Goldberg GhostGhost 1955-11-13(1955-11-13)November 13, 1955 March 25, 1991 (1991-03-25) 35-13235 years, 132 days 2014-10-22 21,528 days (58 years, 343 days)
56 Ruehl, MercedesMercedes Ruehl Fisher KingThe Fisher King 1948-02-28(1948-02-28)February 28, 1948 March 30, 1992 (1992-03-30) 44-03144 years, 31 days 2014-10-22 24,343 days (66 years, 236 days)
57 Tomei, MarisaMarisa Tomei My Cousin VinnyMy Cousin Vinny 1964-12-04(1964-12-04)December 4, 1964 March 29, 1993 (1993-03-29) 28-11528 years, 115 days 2014-10-22 18,219 days (49 years, 322 days)
58 Paquin, AnnaAnna Paquin PianoThe Piano 1982-07-24(1982-07-24)July 24, 1982 March 21, 1994 (1994-03-21) 11-24011 years, 240 days 2014-10-22 11,778 days (32 years, 90 days)
59 Wiest, DianneDianne Wiest Bullets Over BroadwayBullets Over Broadway 1948-03-28(1948-03-28)March 28, 1948 March 27, 1995 (1995-03-27) 46-36446 years, 364 days 2014-10-22 24,314 days (66 years, 208 days) 2nd of 2
60 Sorvino, MiraMira Sorvino Mighty AphroditeMighty Aphrodite 1967-09-28(1967-09-28)September 28, 1967 March 25, 1996 (1996-03-25) 28-17928 years, 179 days 2014-10-22 17,191 days (47 years, 24 days)
61 Binoche, JulietteJuliette Binoche English PatientThe English Patient 1964-03-09(1964-03-09)March 9, 1964 March 24, 1997 (1997-03-24) 33-01533 years, 15 days 2014-10-22 18,489 days (50 years, 227 days)
62 Basinger, KimKim Basinger La ConfidentialL.A. Confidential 1953-12-08(1953-12-08)December 8, 1953 March 23, 1998 (1998-03-23) 44-10544 years, 105 days 2014-10-22 22,233 days (60 years, 318 days)
63 Dench, JudiJudi Dench Shakespeare In LoveShakespeare in Love 1934-12-09(1934-12-09)December 9, 1934 March 21, 1999 (1999-03-21) 64-10264 years, 102 days 2014-10-22 29,172 days (79 years, 317 days)
64 Jolie, AngelinaAngelina Jolie Girl InterruptedGirl, Interrupted 1975-06-04(1975-06-04)June 4, 1975 March 26, 2000 (2000-03-26) 24-29624 years, 296 days 2014-10-22 14,385 days (39 years, 140 days)
65 Harden, MarciaMarcia Gay Harden PollockPollock 1959-08-14(1959-08-14)August 14, 1959 March 25, 2001 (2001-03-25) 41-22341 years, 223 days 2014-10-22 20,158 days (55 years, 69 days)
66 Connelly, JenniferJennifer Connelly Beautiful MindA Beautiful Mind 1970-12-12(1970-12-12)December 12, 1970 March 24, 2002 (2002-03-24) 31-10231 years, 102 days 2014-10-22 16,020 days (43 years, 314 days)
67 Zeta-Jones, CatherineCatherine Zeta-Jones ChicagoChicago 1969-09-25(1969-09-25)September 25, 1969 March 23, 2003 (2003-03-23) 33-17933 years, 179 days 2014-10-22 16,463 days (45 years, 27 days)
68 Zellweger, RenéeRenée Zellweger Cold MountainCold Mountain 1969-04-25(1969-04-25)April 25, 1969 February 29, 2004 (2004-02-29) 34-31034 years, 310 days 2014-10-22 16,616 days (45 years, 180 days)
69 Blanchett, CateCate Blanchett AviatorThe Aviator 1969-05-14(1969-05-14)May 14, 1969 February 27, 2005 (2005-02-27) 35-28935 years, 289 days 2014-10-22 16,597 days (45 years, 161 days)
70 Weisz, RachelRachel Weisz Constant GardenerThe Constant Gardener 1970-03-07(1970-03-07)March 7, 1970 March 5, 2006 (2006-03-05) 35-36335 years, 363 days 2014-10-22 16,300 days (44 years, 229 days)
71 Hudson, JenniferJennifer Hudson DreamgirlsDreamgirls 1981-09-12(1981-09-12)September 12, 1981 February 25, 2007 (2007-02-25) 25-16625 years, 166 days 2014-10-22 12,093 days (33 years, 40 days)
72 Swinton, TildaTilda Swinton Michael ClaytonMichael Clayton 1960-11-05(1960-11-05)November 5, 1960 February 24, 2008 (2008-02-24) 47-11147 years, 111 days 2014-10-22 19,709 days (53 years, 351 days)
73 Cruz, PenelopePenélope Cruz Vicky Cristina BarcelonaVicky Cristina Barcelona 1974-04-28(1974-04-28)April 28, 1974 February 22, 2009 (2009-02-22) 34-30034 years, 300 days 2014-10-22 14,787 days (40 years, 177 days)
74 Imes, MoniqueMonique Imes PreciousPrecious 1967-12-11(1967-12-11)December 11, 1967 March 7, 2010 (2010-03-07) 42-08642 years, 86 days 2014-10-22 17,117 days (46 years, 315 days)
75 Leo, MelissaMelissa Leo FighterThe Fighter 1960-09-14(1960-09-14)September 14, 1960 February 27, 2011 (2011-02-27) 50-16650 years, 166 days 2014-10-22 19,761 days (54 years, 38 days)
76 Spencer, OctaviaOctavia Spencer HelpThe Help 1970-05-25(1970-05-25)May 25, 1970 February 26, 2012 (2012-02-26) 39-27739 years, 277 days 2014-10-22 15,490 days (42 years, 150 days)
77 Hathaway, AnneAnne Hathaway Les MisérablesLes Misérables 1982-11-12(1982-11-12)November 12, 1982 February 24, 2013 (2013-02-24) 30-27730 years, 104 days 2014-10-22 11,667 days (31 years, 344 days)
78 Nyong'o, LupitaLupita Nyong'o Twelve Years a Slave12 Years a Slave 1983-03-01(1983-03-01)March 1, 1983 March 2, 2014 (2014-03-02) 31-00131 years, 1 day 2014-10-22 11,558 days (31 years, 235 days)
# Actor Film Date of birth Date of award Age upon
receiving award
Date of death Lifespan Notes
  1. ^ Official website of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
  2. ^ Official ceremony promotional website for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
  3. ^ Official database website of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
  4. ^ Alice Brady holds the record for shortest lifespan (46 years, 360 days), as well as the shortest lifespan after receiving her award (1 year, 232 days).
  5. ^ Celeste Holm holds the record for longest lifespan (95 years, 77 days), as well as the longest lifespan after receiving her award (64 years, 117 days).

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