AACTA International Award for Best Supporting Actor

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Best International Supporting Actor
Presented byAustralian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA)
First awarded2013
Currently held bySam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)

The AACTA International Award for Best Supporting Actor is an accolade given by the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA), a non-profit organisation whose aim is to "identify, award, promote and celebrate Australia's greatest achievements in film and television."[1] The award is presented at the annual AACTA International Awards, which rewards achievements in feature films, regardless of the country the film was made.[2] The winners and nominees are determined by the international chapter of the Academy, which comprises eighty members of Australian filmmakers and executives.[3] It was first handed out by the Academy in 2013 (for films released in 2012) as a discretionary prize, with Robert De Niro being the first recipient.[4]

Winners and nominees[edit]

In the following table, the years listed correspond to the year of film release; the ceremonies are held the following year. The actor in bold and in dark blue background have received a special award; those in bold and in yellow background have won a regular competitive award. Those that are neither highlighted nor in bold are the nominees. When sorted chronologically, the table always lists the winning actor first and then the other nominees. †- indicates performance that won The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor ‡- indicates performance that was nominated for The Academy Award for Best supporting Actor

  Winner of a discretionary award
  Winner of a competitive award


Year Actor Film Character
Robert De Niro Silver Linings Playbook Patrizio "Pat" Solitano, Sr. ‡
Michael Fassbender 12 Years a Slave Edwin Epps ‡
Bradley Cooper American Hustle Richard "Richie" DiMaso ‡
Joel Edgerton The Great Gatsby Tom Buchanan
Jared Leto Dallas Buyers Club Rayon †
Geoffrey Rush The Book Thief Hans Hubermann
J. K. Simmons Whiplash Terence Fletcher †
Ethan Hawke Boyhood Mason Evans, Sr. ‡
Edward Norton Birdman Mike Shiner ‡
Mark Ruffalo Foxcatcher Dave Schultz
Andy Serkis Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Caesar
Mark Rylance Bridge of Spies Rudolf Abel †
Christian Bale The Big Short Dr. Michael Burry
Paul Dano Love & Mercy Brian Wilson
Benicio del Toro Sicario Alejandro Gillick
Joel Edgerton Black Mass John Connolly
Dev Patel Lion Saroo Brierley
Mahershala Ali Moonlight Juan †
Jeff Bridges Hell or High Water Marcus Hamilton ‡
Lucas Hedges Manchester by the Sea Patrick Chandler ‡
Michael Shannon Nocturnal Animals Detective Bobby Andes ‡
Sam Rockwell Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Officer Jason Dixon †
Willem Dafoe The Florida Project Bobby Hicks ‡
Armie Hammer Call Me by Your Name Oliver
Tom Hardy Dunkirk Farrier
Ben Mendelsohn Darkest Hour King George VI
Mahershala Ali Green Book Don Shirley
Timothée Chalamet Beautiful Boy Nic Sheff
Joel Edgerton Boy Erased Victor Sykes
Sam Elliott A Star Is Born Bobby Maine ‡
Sam Rockwell Vice George W. Bush

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "AACTA – The Academy". Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA). Archived from the original on 24 June 2012. Retrieved 23 December 2013.
  2. ^ "AACTA – The Awards - AACTA International Awards". Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA). Retrieved 23 December 2013.
  3. ^ "Australian Academy announces nominees for 3rd AACTA International Awards" (PDF). Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA). 13 December 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 December 2013. Retrieved 18 December 2013.
  4. ^ McKenny, Leesha (28 January 2013). "Local acolades [sic] reward cinema's big hitters". Brisbane Times. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 23 December 2013.

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