Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress

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Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress
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Awarded forBest performance of the year by a female in a supporting role in a genre film
CountryUnited States
Presented byAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films
First awarded1974/75
Currently held byAwkwafina for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021/2022)

The following is a list of Saturn Award nominees and winners for Best Supporting Actress, which rewards the best female supporting performance in a genre film. Anne Ramsey and Tilda Swinton are the only actresses to win this award multiple times (twice), while only Whoopi Goldberg and Mercedes Ruehl have won both the Saturn Award and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for the same role.

Winners and nominees[edit]


Year Actress Motion Picture Character
Ida Lupino The Devil's Rain Mrs. Preston
Bette Davis Burnt Offerings Aunt Elizabeth
Susan Tyrrell Bad Mary Aiken
Joan Bennett Suspiria Madame Blanc
Teri Garr Close Encounters of the Third Kind Ronnie Neary
Alexis Smith The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane Mrs. Hallet
Margaret Whiting Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger Zenobia
Dyan Cannon Heaven Can Wait Julia Farnsworth
Uta Hagen The Boys from Brazil Frieda Maloney
Mabel King The Wiz Evillene
Valerie Perrine Superman Eve Teschmacher
Brenda Vaccaro Capricorn One Kay Brubaker
Veronica Cartwright Alien Lambert
Pamela Hensley Buck Rogers in the 25th Century Princess Ardala
Jacquelyn Hyde The Dark De Renzy
Marcy Lafferty The Day Time Ended Beth
Nichelle Nichols Star Trek: The Motion Picture Lt. Cmdr. Uhura


Year Actress Motion Picture Character
Eve Brent Fade to Black Aunt Stella Binford
Linda Kerridge Fade to Black Marilyn O'Connor
Eva Le Gallienne Resurrection Grandma Pearl
Nancy Parsons Motel Hell Ida Smith
Stephanie Zimbalist The Awakening Margaret Corbeck
Frances Sternhagen Outland Dr. Lazarus
Viveca Lindfors The Hand Doctress
Helen Mirren Excalibur Morgana
Kyle Richards The Watcher in the Woods Ellie Curtis
Maggie Smith Clash of the Titans Thetis
Zelda Rubinstein Poltergeist Tangina Barrons
Kirstie Alley Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Lt. Saavik
Filomena Spagnuolo The Last Horror Film Vinny's Mother
Dee Wallace E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Mary
Irene Worth Deathtrap Helga ten Dorp
Candy Clark Blue Thunder Kate
Maud Adams Octopussy Octopussy
Annette O'Toole Superman III Lana Lang
Meg Tilly Psycho II Mary Loomis
Natalie Wood (posthumous nomination) Brainstorm Karen Brace
Polly Holliday Gremlins Ruby Deagle
Kirstie Alley Runaway Jackie Rogers
Judith Anderson Star Trek III: The Search for Spock Vulcan High Priestess
Grace Jones Conan the Destroyer Zula
Mary Woronov Night of the Comet Audrey
Anne Ramsey The Goonies Mama Fratelli
Ruth Gordon (posthumous nomination) Maxie Mrs. Lavin
Grace Jones A View to a Kill May Day
Lea Thompson Back to the Future Lorraine Baines
Gwen Verdon Cocoon Bess McCarthy
Jenette Goldstein Aliens Private Vasquez
Catherine Hicks Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home Doctor Gillian Taylor
Grace Jones Vamp Katrina
Kay Lenz House Sandy Sinclair
Vanity 52 Pick-Up Doreen
Anne Ramsey (posthumous) Throw Momma from the Train Momma Lift
Lisa Bonet Angel Heart Epiphany Proudfoot
Veronica Cartwright The Witches of Eastwick Felicia Alden
Louise Fletcher Flowers in the Attic Olivia Foxworth
Jenette Goldstein Near Dark Diamondback
Dorothy Lamour Creepshow 2 (for the segment "Old Chief Wood'nhead") Martha Spruce
Sylvia Sidney Beetlejuice Juno
Joanna Cassidy Who Framed Roger Rabbit Dolores
Katherine Helmond Lady in White Amanda Harper
Clare Higgins Hellbound: Hellraiser II Julia Cotton
Jean Marsh Willow Queen Bavmorda
Zelda Rubinstein Poltergeist III Tangina Barrons
Meredith Salenger The Kiss Amy
Whoopi Goldberg Ghost Oda Mae Brown
Kim Basinger Batman Vicki Vale
Finn Carter Tremors Rhonda LeBeck
Reba McEntire Heather Gummer
Julia Roberts Flatliners Rachel Mannus
Jenny Seagrove The Guardian Camilla
Mary Steenburgen Back to the Future Part III Clara Clayton
Rachel Ticotin Total Recall Melina
Mai Zetterling The Witches Helga Eveshim


Year Actress Motion Picture Character
Mercedes Ruehl The Fisher King Anne Napolitano
Robin Bartlett If Looks Could Kill Patricia Grober
Jennifer Connelly The Rocketeer Jenny Blake
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves Marian Dubois
Frances Sternhagen Misery Virginia
Dianne Wiest Edward Scissorhands Peg Boggs
Isabella Rossellini Death Becomes Her Lisle Von Rhuman
Kim Cattrall Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country Lt. Valeris
Julianne Moore The Hand That Rocks the Cradle Marlene Craven
Rene Russo Freejack Julie Redlund
Frances Sternhagen Raising Cain Dr Lynn Waldheim
Marcia Strassman Honey, I Blew Up the Kid Diane Szalinski
Robin Wright Toys Gwen Tyler
Amanda Plummer Needful Things Nettie Cobb
Nancy Allen RoboCop 3 Officer Anne Lewis
Joan Cusack Addams Family Values Debbie Jellinsky
Julie Harris The Dark Half Reggie Delesseps
Kathy Najimy Hocus Pocus Mary Sanderson
Sarah Jessica Parker Sarah Sanderson
Kyra Sedgwick Heart and Souls Julia
Alfre Woodard Penny Washington
Mia Sara Timecop Melissa Walker
Halle Berry The Flintstones Miss Stone
Tia Carrere True Lies Juno Skinner
Whoopi Goldberg Star Trek Generations Guinan
Rosie O'Donnell The Flintstones Betty Rubble
Robin Wright Forrest Gump Jenny Curran
Bonnie Hunt Jumanji Sarah Whittle
Illeana Douglas To Die For Janice Maretto
Salma Hayek Desperado Carolina
Jennifer Jason Leigh Dolores Claiborne Selena St. George
Juliette Lewis From Dusk till Dawn Kate Fuller
Gwyneth Paltrow Seven Tracy Mills
Alice Krige Star Trek: First Contact Borg Queen
Fairuza Balk The Craft Nancy Downs
Drew Barrymore Scream Casey Becker
Glenn Close 101 Dalmatians Cruella de Vil
Pam Ferris Matilda Agatha Trunchbull
Vivica A. Fox Independence Day Jasmine Dubrow
Jennifer Tilly Bound Violet
Gloria Stuart Titanic Rose DeWitt Bukater (Old)
Joan Allen Face/Off Dr. Eve Archer
Courteney Cox Scream 2 Gale Weathers
Teri Hatcher Tomorrow Never Dies Paris Carver
Milla Jovovich The Fifth Element Leeloo
Winona Ryder Alien: Resurrection Annalee Call
Joan Allen Pleasantville Betty Parker
Claire Forlani Meet Joe Black Susan Parrish
Anne Heche Psycho Marion Crane
Anjelica Huston Ever After Baroness Rodmilla de Ghent
Sheryl Lee Vampires Katrina
Charlize Theron Mighty Joe Young Jill Young
Patricia Clarkson The Green Mile Melinda Moores
Pernilla August Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace Shmi Skywalker
Joan Cusack Arlington Road Cheryl Lang
Geena Davis Stuart Little Eleanor Little
Miranda Richardson Sleepy Hollow Lady Van Tassel / Crone
Sissy Spacek Blast from the Past Helen Webber


Year Actress Motion Picture Character
Rebecca Romijn-Stamos X-Men Raven Darkholme / Mystique
Cameron Diaz Charlie's Angels Natalie Cook
Lucy Liu Alex Munday
Rene Russo The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle Natasha Fatale
Hilary Swank The Gift Valerie Barksdale
Zhang Ziyi Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Jen Yu
Fionnula Flanagan The Others Mrs. Bertha Mills
Monica Bellucci Brotherhood of the Wolf Sylvia
Helena Bonham Carter Planet of the Apes Ari
Cameron Diaz Vanilla Sky Julie Gianni
Frances McDormand The Man Who Wasn't There Doris Crane
Maggie Smith Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Minerva McGonagall
Samantha Morton Minority Report Agatha
Halle Berry Die Another Day Jinx Johnson
Connie Nielsen One Hour Photo Nina Yorkin
Rachel Roberts Simone Simone
Sissy Spacek Tuck Everlasting Mae Tuck
Emily Watson Red Dragon Reba McClane
Ellen DeGeneres Finding Nemo Dory (voice)
Keira Knightley Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Elizabeth Swann
Lucy Liu Kill Bill: Volume 1 O-Ren Ishii
Kristanna Loken Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines T-X
Miranda Otto The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Éowyn
Peta Wilson The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Mina Harker
Daryl Hannah Kill Bill: Volume 2 Elle Driver
Kim Basinger Cellular Jessica Martin
Irma P. Hall The Ladykillers Marva Munson
Angelina Jolie Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow Francesca "Franky" Cook
Diane Kruger National Treasure Abigail Chase
Meryl Streep The Manchurian Candidate Eleanor Shaw
Summer Glau Serenity River Tam
Jessica Alba Sin City Nancy Callahan
Jennifer Carpenter The Exorcism of Emily Rose Emily Rose
Katie Holmes Batman Begins Rachel Dawes
Michelle Monaghan Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Harmony Faith Lane
Gena Rowlands The Skeleton Key Violet Devereaux
Famke Janssen X-Men: The Last Stand Jean Grey / Phoenix
Cate Blanchett Notes on a Scandal Sheba Hart
Eva Green Casino Royale Vesper Lynd
Rachel Hurd-Wood Perfume: The Story of a Murderer Laura Richis
Parker Posey Superman Returns Kitty Kowalski
Emma Thompson Stranger than Fiction Karen Eiffel
Marcia Gay Harden The Mist Mrs. Carmody
Lizzy Caplan Cloverfield Marlena Diamond
Lena Headey 300 Queen Gorgo
Rose McGowan Grindhouse (for the segment Planet Terror) Cherry Darling
Michelle Pfeiffer Stardust Lamia
Imelda Staunton Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Dolores Umbridge
Tilda Swinton The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Elizabeth Abbott
Joan Allen Death Race Claire Hennessey
Judi Dench Quantum of Solace M
Olga Kurylenko Camille Montes
Charlize Theron Hancock Mary Embrey
Carice van Houten Valkyrie Nina von Stauffenberg
Sigourney Weaver Avatar Dr. Grace Augustine
Malin Åkerman Watchmen Laurie Jupiter / Silk Spectre II
Diane Kruger Inglourious Basterds Bridget von Hammersmark
Rachel McAdams Sherlock Holmes Irene Adler
Lorna Raver Drag Me to Hell Mrs. Sylvia Ganush
Susan Sarandon The Lovely Bones Grandma Lynn


Year Actress Motion Picture Character
Mila Kunis Black Swan Lily / The Black Swan
Scarlett Johansson Iron Man 2 Natalie Rushman / Natasha Romanoff
Keira Knightley Never Let Me Go Ruth C
Helen Mirren RED Victoria Winslow
Vanessa Redgrave Letters to Juliet Claire Smith-Wyman
Jacki Weaver Animal Kingdom Janine 'Smurf' Cody
Emily Blunt The Adjustment Bureau Elise Sellas
Elena Anaya The Skin I Live In Vera Cruz
Charlotte Gainsbourg Melancholia Claire
Paula Patton Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol Jane Carter
Lin Shaye Insidious Elise Rainier
Emma Watson Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 Hermione Granger
Anne Hathaway The Dark Knight Rises Selina Kyle / Catwoman
Judi Dench Skyfall M
Gina Gershon Killer Joe Sharla Smith
Anne Hathaway Les Misérables Fantine
Nicole Kidman The Paperboy Charlotte Bless
Charlize Theron Snow White and the Huntsman Queen Ravenna
Scarlett Johansson Her Samantha (voice)
Nicole Kidman Stoker Evelyn Stoker
Melissa Leo Prisoners Holly Jones
Evangeline Lilly The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Tauriel
Jena Malone The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Johanna Mason
Emily Watson The Book Thief Rosa Hubermann
Rene Russo Nightcrawler Nina Romina
Jessica Chastain Interstellar Murphy "Murph" Cooper
Scarlett Johansson Captain America: The Winter Soldier Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow
Evangeline Lilly The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Tauriel
Emma Stone Birdman Sam Thomson
Meryl Streep Into the Woods The Witch
Jessica Chastain Crimson Peak Lady Lucille Sharpe
Carrie Fisher Star Wars: The Force Awakens General Leia Organa
Evangeline Lilly Ant-Man Hope van Dyne
Lupita Nyong'o Star Wars: The Force Awakens Maz Kanata
Tamannaah Baahubali: The Beginning Avanthika
Alicia Vikander Ex Machina Ava
Tilda Swinton Doctor Strange The Ancient One
Betty Buckley Split Dr. Karen Fletcher
Bryce Dallas Howard Gold Kay
Scarlett Johansson Captain America: Civil War Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow
Kate McKinnon Ghostbusters Dr. Jillian "Holtz" Holtzmann
Margot Robbie Suicide Squad Harleen Quinzel / Harley Quinn
Danai Gurira Black Panther Okoye
Ana de Armas Blade Runner 2049 Joi
Carrie Fisher (posthumous nomination) Star Wars: The Last Jedi General Leia Organa
Lois Smith Marjorie Prime Marjorie
Octavia Spencer The Shape of Water Zelda Delilah Fuller
Tessa Thompson Thor: Ragnarok Valkyrie
Kelly Marie Tran Star Wars: The Last Jedi Rose Tico
Zendaya Spider-Man: Far From Home MJ
Cynthia Erivo Bad Times at the El Royale Darlene Sweet
Karen Gillan Avengers: Endgame Nebula
Amber Heard Aquaman Mera
Scarlett Johansson Avengers: Endgame Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow
Naomi Scott Aladdin Princess Jasmine
Hailee Steinfeld Bumblebee Charlie Watson
Ana de Armas Knives Out Marta Cabrera
Zazie Beetz Joker Sophie Dumond
Ellen Burstyn Lucy in the Sky Nana Holbrook
Jamie Lee Curtis Knives Out Linda Drysdale
Linda Hamilton Terminator: Dark Fate Sarah Connor
Amanda Seyfried Mank Marion Davies
Jurnee Smollett Birds of Prey Dinah Lance / Black Canary


Year Actress Motion Picture Character
Awkwafina Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Katy Chen
Carrie Coon Ghostbusters: Afterlife Callie Spengler
Jodie Comer Free Guy Millie Rusk
Viola Davis The Suicide Squad Amanda Waller
Stephanie Hsu Everything Everywhere All at Once Joy Wang / Jobu Tupaki
Diana Rigg (posthumous nomination) Last Night in Soho Mrs. Collins
Marisa Tomei Spider-Man: No Way Home May Parker

Multiple nominations[edit]

5 nominations
  • Scarlett Johansson
3 nominations
  • Joan Allen
  • Grace Jones
  • Evangeline Lilly
  • Rene Russo
  • Frances Sternhagen
  • Charlize Theron
2 nominations
  • Kirstie Alley
  • Ana de Armas
  • Kim Basinger
  • Halle Berry
  • Veronica Cartwright
  • Jessica Chastain
  • Joan Cusack
  • Judi Dench
  • Cameron Diaz
  • Carrie Fisher
  • Whoopi Goldberg
  • Anne Hathaway
  • Nicole Kidman
  • Keira Knightley
  • Diane Kruger
  • Lucy Liu
  • Helen Mirren
  • Anne Ramsey
  • Zelda Rubinstein
  • Maggie Smith
  • Sissy Spacek
  • Meryl Streep
  • Tilda Swinton
  • Emily Watson
  • Robin Wright

Multiple wins[edit]

2 wins
  • Anne Ramsey
  • Tilda Swinton

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