Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

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SAG Award for Best Supporting Actress
Awarded for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Location Los Angeles, California
Presented by SAG-AFTRA
Currently held by Patricia Arquette for Boyhood (2014)
Official website

The Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role is an award given by the Screen Actors Guild to honor the finest acting achievements in film. The award was established in 1994.

For Lead Actress, see Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role.

Winners and nominees[edit]


Year Actress Film Character


Dianne Wiest Bullets Over Broadway Helen Sinclair
Jamie Lee Curtis True Lies Helen Tasker
Sally Field Forrest Gump Mrs. Gump
Uma Thurman Pulp Fiction Mia Wallace
Robin Wright Forrest Gump Jenny Curran


Kate Winslet Sense and Sensibility Marianne Dashwood
Stockard Channing Smoke Ruby McNutt
Anjelica Huston The Crossing Guard Mary Tyler
Mira Sorvino Mighty Aphrodite Linda Ash
Mare Winningham Georgia Georgia Flood


Lauren Bacall The Mirror Has Two Faces Hannah Morgan
Juliette Binoche The English Patient Hana Henrikson
Marisa Tomei Unhook the Stars Monica Warren
Gwen Verdon Marvin's Room Ruth Abanathy
Renée Zellweger Jerry Maguire Dorothy Boyd


Kim Basinger L.A. Confidential Lynn Bracken
Gloria Stuart Titanic Rose Calvert
Minnie Driver Good Will Hunting Skylar Jackson
Alison Elliott The Wings of the Dove Millie Theale
Julianne Moore Boogie Nights Amber Waves


Kathy Bates Primary Colors Libby Holden
Brenda Blethyn Little Voice Mari Hoff
Judi Dench Shakespeare in Love Queen Elizabeth I
Rachel Griffiths Hilary and Jackie Hilary du Pré
Lynn Redgrave Gods and Monsters Hanna Hiller


Angelina Jolie Girl, Interrupted Lisa Rowe
Cameron Diaz Being John Malkovich Lotte Schwartz
Catherine Keener Being John Malkovich Maxine Lund
Julianne Moore Magnolia Linda Partridge
Chloë Sevigny Boys Don't Cry Lana Tisdel


Year Actress Film Character


Judi Dench Chocolat Armande Voizin
Kate Hudson Almost Famous Penny Lane
Frances McDormand Almost Famous Elaine Miller
Julie Walters Billy Elliot Mrs. Wilkinson
Kate Winslet Quills Madeleine “Maddy” LeClerc


Helen Mirren Gosford Park Mrs. Wilson
Cate Blanchett Bandits Kate Wheeler
Judi Dench The Shipping News Agnis Hamm
Cameron Diaz Vanilla Sky Julie Gianni
Dakota Fanning I Am Sam Lucy Dawson


Catherine Zeta-Jones Chicago Velma Kelly
Kathy Bates About Schmidt Roberta Hertzel
Julianne Moore The Hours Laura Brown
Michelle Pfeiffer White Oleander Ingrid Magnussen
Queen Latifah Chicago Matron Mama Morton


Renée Zellweger Cold Mountain Ruby Thewes
Maria Bello The Cooler Natalie Belisario
Keisha Castle-Hughes ‡‡ Whale Rider Paike Apirana
Patricia Clarkson Pieces of April Joy Burns
Holly Hunter Thirteen Melanie Freeland


Cate Blanchett The Aviator Katharine Hepburn
Cloris Leachman Spanglish Evelyn Wright
Laura Linney Kinsey Clara McMillen
Virginia Madsen Sideways Maya Randall
Sophie Okonedo Hotel Rwanda Tatiana Rusesabagina


Rachel Weisz The Constant Gardener Tessa Quayle
Amy Adams Junebug Ashley Johnsten
Catherine Keener Capote Nelle Harper Lee
Frances McDormand North Country Glory Dodge
Michelle Williams Brokeback Mountain Alma Beers Del Mar


Jennifer Hudson Dreamgirls Effie White
Adriana Barraza Babel Amelia Hernandez
Cate Blanchett Notes on a Scandal Sheba Hart
Abigail Breslin Little Miss Sunshine Olive Hoover
Rinko Kikuchi Babel Chieko Tati


Ruby Dee American Gangster Mama Lucas
Cate Blanchett I'm Not There Jude Quinn
Catherine Keener Into the Wild Jan Burres
Amy Ryan Gone Baby Gone Helene McCready
Tilda Swinton Michael Clayton Karen Crowder


Kate Winslet †† The Reader Hanna Schmitz
Amy Adams Doubt Sister James
Penélope Cruz Vicky Cristina Barcelona Maria Elena
Viola Davis Doubt Mrs. Miller
Taraji P. Henson The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Queenie Jackson


Mo'Nique Precious Mary Lee Johnston
Penélope Cruz Nine Carla Albanese
Vera Farmiga Up in the Air Alex Goran
Anna Kendrick Up in the Air Natalie Keener
Diane Kruger Inglourious Basterds Bridget Von Hammersmark


Year Actress Film Character


Melissa Leo The Fighter Alice Ward
Amy Adams The Fighter Charlene Fleming
Helena Bonham Carter The King's Speech Queen Elizabeth
Mila Kunis Black Swan Lily / The Black Swan
Hailee Steinfeld True Grit Mattie Ross


Octavia Spencer The Help Minny Jackson
Bérénice Bejo The Artist Peppy Miller
Jessica Chastain The Help Celia Foote
Melissa McCarthy Bridesmaids Megan Price
Janet McTeer Albert Nobbs Hubert Page


Anne Hathaway Les Misérables Fantine
Sally Field Lincoln Mary Todd Lincoln
Helen Hunt The Sessions Cheryl Cohen-Greene
Nicole Kidman The Paperboy Charlotte Bless
Maggie Smith The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Muriel Donnelly


Lupita Nyong'o 12 Years a Slave Patsey
Jennifer Lawrence American Hustle Rosalyn Rosenfeld
Julia Roberts August: Osage County Barbara Weston-Fordham
June Squibb Nebraska Kate Grant
Oprah Winfrey Lee Daniels' The Butler Gloria Gaines


Patricia Arquette Boyhood Olivia Evans
Keira Knightley The Imitation Game Joan Clarke
Emma Stone Birdman Sam Thomson
Meryl Streep Into the Woods The Witch
Naomi Watts St. Vincent Daka Paramova


Superlative Leading Actress Supporting Actress Overall
Actress with most awards Kate Winslet 2 Cate Blanchett, Helen Mirren, Kate Winslet, Renée Zellweger 2
Actress with most nominations Meryl Streep 9 Cate Blanchett 4 Meryl Streep 10
Actress with most nominations without ever winning Judi Dench 5 Amy Adams, Catherine Keener, Julianne Moore 3 Amy Adams, Penélope Cruz, Catherine Keener, Nicole Kidman, Naomi Watts 3
Film with most nominations Almost Famous, Babel, Being John Malkovich, Chicago, Doubt, The Fighter, Forrest Gump, The Help, Up in the Air 2 Chicago, Doubt, The Help 3
Oldest winner Julie Christie
(Away from Her, 2008)
66 Gloria Stuart
(Titanic, 1998)
87 Gloria Stuart
(Titanic, 1998)
Oldest nominee Judi Dench
(Philomena, 2014)
Youngest winner Jennifer Lawrence
(Silver Linings Playbook, 2013)
22 Kate Winslet
(Sense and Sensibility, 1996)
20 Kate Winslet
(Sense and Sensibility, 1996)
Youngest nominee Evan Rachel Wood
(Thirteen, 2004)
16 Dakota Fanning
(I Am Sam, 2002)
8 Dakota Fanning
(I Am Sam, 2002)


Dakota Fanning the youngest person to be nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award actress.

Occasions over the past 21 years did the winner of the SAG Award for Best Supporting Actress not win the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. This happened in:

  • 1995: Kate Winslet (Sense and Sensibility) lost to Mira Sorvino (Mighty Aphrodite)
  • 1996: Lauren Bacall (The Mirror Has Two Faces) lost to Juliette Binoche (The English Patient)
  • 1998: Kathy Bates (Primary Colors) lost to Judi Dench (Shakespeare in Love)
  • 2000: Judi Dench (Chocolat) lost to Marcia Gay Harden (Pollock). This is the first time in SAG Award history that the category's eventual Oscar winner went un-nominated by the SAG.
  • 2001: Helen Mirren (Gosford Park) lost to Jennifer Connelly (A Beautiful Mind)
  • 2007: Ruby Dee (American Gangster) lost to Tilda Swinton (Michael Clayton)
  • 2008: Kate Winslet (The Reader) won Best Actress. Penélope Cruz (Vicky Cristina Barcelona) won Best Supporting Actress.

Multiple winners[edit]

2 wins
  • Kate Winslet (Sense and Sensibility (1995), The Reader (2008))

Multiple nominees[edit]

2 nominations

3 nominations

  • Amy Adams (Junebug (2005), Doubt (2008), The Fighter (2010))
  • Judi Dench (Shakespeare in Love (1998), Chocolat (2000), The Shipping News (2001))
  • Catherine Keener (Being John Malkovich (1999), Capote (2005), Into the Wild (2007))
  • Julianne Moore (Boogie Nights (1997), Magnolia (1999), The Hours (2002))
  • Kate Winslet (Sense and Sensibility (1995), Quills (2000), The Reader (2008))

4 nominations

  • Cate Blanchett (Bandits (2001), The Aviator (2004), Notes on a Scandal (2006), I'm Not There (2007))

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