Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
|SAG Award for Best Supporting Actor|
|Awarded for||Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role|
|Location||Los Angeles, California|
|Currently held by||Mahershala Ali for Moonlight (2016)|
The Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role is an award given by the Screen Actors Guild to honor the finest acting achievements in film.
Winners and nominees
indicates the winner.
- "†" indicates the winner of the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
- "‡" indicates a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
- "††" indicates the winner of the Academy Award for Best Actor.
- "‡‡" indicates a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor.
|Superlative||Leading Actor||Supporting Actor||Overall|
|Actor with most awards||Daniel Day-Lewis||3||—||Daniel Day-Lewis||3|
|Actor with most nominations||Russell Crowe, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Sean Penn, Denzel Washington||4||Chris Cooper||3||Leonardo DiCaprio||5|
|Actor with most nominations without ever winning||George Clooney, Ryan Gosling||3||George Clooney||4|
|Film with most nominations||The Shawshank Redemption||2||The Birdcage, The Contender, Crash, No Country for Old Men||2||Several films*||2|
|Oldest Winner||Denzel Washington
|Oldest Nominee||Robert Duvall
(Get Low, 2011)
(The Judge, 2015)
(The Judge, 2015)
|Youngest Winner||Nicolas Cage
(Leaving Las Vegas, 1996)
(The Dark Knight, 2009)
(The Dark Knight, 2009)
|Youngest Nominee||Jamie Bell
(Billy Elliot, 2001)
- * 12 Years a Slave, Affliction, As Good as It Gets, The Birdcage, Birdman, Captain Phillips, The Contender, Crash, Dallas Buyers Club, Forrest Gump, Foxcatcher, Good Will Hunting, Jerry Maguire, The King's Speech, Lincoln, Manchester by the Sea, Moneyball, No Country for Old Men, Pulp Fiction, The Shawshank Redemption, Silver Linings Playbook
Occasions over the past 23 years did the winner of the SAG Award for Best Supporting Actor not win the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. This happened in:
- 1995: Ed Harris (Apollo 13) lost to Kevin Spacey (The Usual Suspects)
- 1998: Robert Duvall (A Civil Action) lost to James Coburn (Affliction)
- 2000: Albert Finney (Erin Brockovich) lost to Benicio del Toro (Traffic). Del Toro did win the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role.
- 2001: Ian McKellen (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring) lost to Jim Broadbent (Iris)
- 2002: Christopher Walken (Catch Me If You Can) lost to Chris Cooper (Adaptation)
- 2005: Paul Giamatti (Cinderella Man) lost to George Clooney (Syriana)
- 2006: Eddie Murphy (Dreamgirls) lost to Alan Arkin (Little Miss Sunshine)
- 2012: Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln) lost to Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained). This is the first time in SAG Award history that the category's eventual Oscar winner went un-nominated by the SAG.
- 2015: Idris Elba (Beasts of No Nation) was not nominated for the Oscars. This is the first time in SAG history that the SAG winner went un-nominated by the Oscars.
Note: Winners are indicated in bold type.
- 2 nominations
- Alan Arkin (Little Miss Sunshine (2006), Argo (2012))
- Christian Bale (The Fighter (2010), The Big Short (2015))
- Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men (2007), Skyfall (2012))
- Kenneth Branagh (Othello (1995), My Week With Marilyn (2011))
- Jeff Bridges (The Contender (2000), Hell or High Water (2016))
- Don Cheadle (Devil in a Blue Dress (1995), Crash (2005))
- Robert Duvall (A Civil Action (1998), The Judge (2014))
- Ed Harris (Apollo 13 (1995), The Hours (2002))
- Ethan Hawke (Training Day (2001), Boyhood (2014))
- Philip Seymour Hoffman (Doubt (2008), The Master (2012))
- Tommy Lee Jones (No Country for Old Men (2007), Lincoln (2012))
- Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire (2008), Lion (2016))
- Christopher Plummer (The Last Station (2009), Beginners (2011))
- Mark Ruffalo (The Kids Are All Right (2010), Foxcatcher (2014))
- Geoffrey Rush (Shakespeare in Love (1998), The King's Speech (2010))
- 3 nominations
- Chris Cooper (American Beauty (1999), Adaptation. (2002), Seabiscuit (2003))
- Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
- BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
- Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture