BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actress
The 2023 recipient: Da'Vine Joy Randolph
Awarded forBest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
LocationUnited Kingdom
Presented byBritish Academy of Film and Television Arts
Currently held byDa'Vine Joy Randolph for The Holdovers (2023)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role is a British Academy Film Award presented annually by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) to recognize an actress who has delivered an outstanding supporting performance in a film.

This award began in 1968 and had four nominees until 1999 when expanded to five nominees. There has been one tie in this category. No award in supporting categories was presented in 1980. In 1981, the award was given out without gender differentiation for Best Supporting Artist—the only time this has occurred; all four selected nominees that year were male.

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), is a British organisation that hosts annual awards shows for film, television, children's film and television, and interactive media. Since 1968, selected actresses have been awarded with the BAFTA award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role at an annual ceremony.

In the following lists, the titles and names in bold with a gold background are the winners and recipients respectively; those not in bold are the nominees. The years given are those in which the films under consideration were released, not the year of the ceremony, which always takes place the following year.

Winners and nominees

  indicates the winner
Ingrid Bergman won for her performance in Murder on the Orient Express (1974).
At age 13, Jodie Foster won for her performances in 1976's Bugsy Malone and Taxi Driver, becoming the youngest BAFTA Film Award recipient.
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Jamie Lee Curtis won for her role in Trading Places (1983)
Photo of Judi Dench.
Judi Dench won for her roles in A Room with a View (1986), A Handful of Dust (1988), and Shakespeare in Love (1998), thus making her the actress with the most wins in this category.
A photo of Whoopi Goldberg
Whoopi Goldberg won for her role as Oda Mae Brown in Ghost (1990)
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Kristin Scott Thomas won for her role in Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
Photo of Kate Winslet at the 2011 Venice Film Festival
Kate Winslet won twice for her roles in Sense and Sensibility (1995) and Steve Jobs (2015)
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Juliette Binoche won for her role in The English Patient (1996)
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Catherine Zeta-Jones won for her performance as Velma Kelly in Chicago (2002)
Photo of Renée Zellweger
Renée Zellweger won for her role in Cold Mountain (2003)
Blanchett in 2015
Cate Blanchett won for her performance as Katharine Hepburn in The Aviator (2004), becoming the first performer to win a BAFTA for portraying a real-life BAFTA winner
Photo of Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson won for her role in Dreamgirls (2006)
Swinton at the San Diego Comic-Con in 2016
Tilda Swinton won for her performance in Michael Clayton (2007)
Photo of Penélope Cruz
Penélope Cruz won for her role in Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008), becoming the first Spanish actress to win a BAFTA
Photo of Mo'Nique
Mo'Nique won for her role in Precious (2009)
Spencer at the premiere of Hidden Figures, December 2016
Octavia Spencer won for her role in The Help (2011)
Photo of Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway won for portraying Fantine in Les Misérables (2012)
Photo of Jennifer Lawrence at the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con International
Jennifer Lawrence won for her role in American Hustle (2013)
Photo of Patricia Arquette
Patricia Arquette won for her role in Boyhood (2014)
Photo of Viola Davis
Viola Davis won for her performance in Fences (2016)
Photo of Rachel Weisz
Rachel Weisz won for her performance in The Favourite (2018)
Photo of Laura Dern
Laura Dern won for her performance in Marriage Story (2019)
Photo of Youn Yuh-jung
Youn Yuh-jung won for her performance in Minari (2020)
Photo of Ariana DeBose
Ariana DeBose won for her performance in West Side Story (2021)
Photo of Kerry Condon
Kerry Condon won for her performance in The Banshees of Inisherin (2022)


Year Actress Film Character
Billie Whitelaw [A] Charlie Bubbles Lottie Bubbles
Twisted Nerve Joan Harper
Pat Heywood Romeo and Juliet The Nurse
Virginia Maskell Interlude Antonia
Simone Signoret Games Lisa Schindler
Celia Johnson The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Miss Mackay
Peggy Ashcroft Three into Two Won't Go Belle
Pamela Franklin The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Sandy
Mary Wimbush Oh! What a Lovely War Mary Smith


Year Actress Film Character
Susannah York They Shoot Horses, Don't They? Alice LeBlanc
Evin Crowley Ryan's Daughter Maureen
Estelle Parsons Watermelon Man Althea Gerber
Maureen Stapleton Airport Inez Guerrero
Margaret Leighton The Go-Between Mrs. Maudsley
Jane Asher Deep End Susan
Georgia Brown The Raging Moon Sarah Charles
Georgia Engel Taking Off Margot
Cloris Leachman The Last Picture Show Ruth Popper
Marisa Berenson Cabaret Natalia Landauer
Eileen Brennan The Last Picture Show Genevieve Morgan
Shelley Winters The Poseidon Adventure Belle Rosen
Valentina Cortese Day for Night Severine
Rosemary Leach That'll Be the Day Mary Maclaine
Delphine Seyrig The Day of the Jackal Colette de Montpellier
Ingrid Thulin Cries and Whispers Karin
Ingrid Bergman Murder on the Orient Express Greta Ohlsson
Sylvia Sidney Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams Mrs. Pritchett
Sylvia Syms The Tamarind Seed Margaret Stephenson
Cindy Williams American Graffiti Laurie Henderson
Diane Ladd Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore Flo Castleberry
Ronee Blakley Nashville Barbara Jean
Lelia Goldoni Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore Bea
Gwen Welles Nashville Sueleen Gay
Jodie Foster [A] Bugsy Malone Tallulah
Taxi Driver Iris Steensma
Annette Crosbie The Slipper and the Rose The Fairy Godmother
Vivien Merchant The Homecoming Ruth
Billie Whitelaw The Omen Mrs. Baylock
Jenny Agutter Equus Julie Mason
Geraldine Chaplin Welcome to L.A. Karen Hood
Joan Plowright Equus Dora Strang
Shelley Winters Next Stop, Greenwich Village Fay Lapinsky
Geraldine Page Interiors Eve
Angela Lansbury Death on the Nile Salome Otterbourne
Maggie Smith Miss Bowers
Mona Washbourne Stevie Aunt
Rachel Roberts Yanks Clarrie Moreton
Lisa Eichhorn The Europeans Gertrude Wentworth
Mariel Hemingway Manhattan Tracy
Meryl Streep Jill Davis


Year Actress Film Character
Not awarded
Not awarded
Rohini Hattangadi (TIE) [B] Gandhi Kasturba Gandhi
Maureen Stapleton (TIE) [B] Reds Emma Goldman
Candice Bergen Gandhi Margaret Bourke-White
Jane Fonda On Golden Pond Chelsea Thayer
Jamie Lee Curtis Trading Places Ophelia
Teri Garr Tootsie Sandy Lester
Rosemary Harris The Ploughman's Lunch Ann Barrington
Maureen Lipman Educating Rita Trish
Liz Smith A Private Function Mrs. Chilvers
Eileen Atkins The Dresser Madge
Cher Silkwood Dolly Pelliker
Tuesday Weld Once Upon a Time in America Carol
Rosanna Arquette Desperately Seeking Susan Roberta Glass
Judi Dench Wetherby Marcia Pilborough
Anjelica Huston Prizzi's Honor Maerose Prizzi
Tracey Ullman Plenty Alice Park
Judi Dench A Room with a View Eleanor Lavish
Rosanna Arquette After Hours Marcy Franklin
Barbara Hershey Hannah and Her Sisters Lee
Rosemary Leach A Room with a View Mrs. Honeychurch
Susan Wooldridge Hope and Glory Molly
Judi Dench 84 Charing Cross Road Nora Doel
Vanessa Redgrave Prick up Your Ears Peggy Ramsay
Dianne Wiest Radio Days Bea
Judi Dench A Handful of Dust Mrs. Beaver
Maria Aitken A Fish Called Wanda Wendy Leach
Anne Archer Fatal Attraction Beth Gallagher
Olympia Dukakis Moonstruck Rose Castorini
Michelle Pfeiffer Dangerous Liaisons Madame de Tourvel
Peggy Ashcroft Madame Sousatzka Lady Emily
Laura San Giacomo Sex, Lies, and Videotape Cynthia Bishop
Sigourney Weaver Working Girl Katharine Parker


Year Actress Film Character
Whoopi Goldberg Ghost Oda Mae Brown
Anjelica Huston Crimes and Misdemeanors Dolores Paley
Shirley MacLaine Steel Magnolias Ouiser Boudreaux
Billie Whitelaw The Krays Violet Kray
Kate Nelligan Frankie and Johnny Cora
Annette Bening The Grifters Myra Langtry
Amanda Plummer The Fisher King Lydia
Julie Walters Stepping Out Vera
Miranda Richardson Damage Ingrid Fleming
Kathy Bates Fried Green Tomatoes Evelyn Couch
Helena Bonham Carter Howards End Helen Schlegel
Miranda Richardson The Crying Game Jude
Miriam Margolyes The Age of Innocence Mrs. Mingott
Holly Hunter The Firm Tammy Hemphill
Winona Ryder The Age of Innocence May Welland
Maggie Smith The Secret Garden Mrs. Medlock
Kristin Scott Thomas Four Weddings and a Funeral Fiona
Charlotte Coleman Four Weddings and a Funeral Scarlet
Sally Field Forrest Gump Mrs. Gump
Anjelica Huston Manhattan Murder Mystery Marcia Fox
Kate Winslet Sense and Sensibility Marianne Dashwood
Joan Allen Nixon Pat Nixon
Mira Sorvino Mighty Aphrodite Linda Ash
Elizabeth Spriggs Sense and Sensibility Mrs. Jennings
Juliette Binoche The English Patient Hana
Lauren Bacall The Mirror Has Two Faces Hannah Morgan
Marianne Jean-Baptiste Secrets & Lies Hortense Cumberbatch
Lynn Redgrave Shine Gillian
Sigourney Weaver The Ice Storm Janey Carver
Jennifer Ehle Wilde Constance Lloyd Wilde
Lesley Sharp The Full Monty Jeanette
Zoe Wanamaker Wilde Ada Leverson
Judi Dench Shakespeare in Love Queen Elizabeth I
Kathy Bates Primary Colors Libby Holden
Brenda Blethyn Little Voice Mari Hoff
Lynn Redgrave Gods and Monsters Hanna
Maggie Smith Tea with Mussolini Hester Random
Thora Birch American Beauty Jane Burnham
Cate Blanchett The Talented Mr. Ripley Meredith Logue
Cameron Diaz Being John Malkovich Lotte Schwartz
Mena Suvari American Beauty Angela Hayes


Year Actress Film Character
Julie Walters Billy Elliot Georgia Wilkinson
Judi Dench Chocolat Armande Voizin
Frances McDormand Almost Famous Elaine Miller
Lena Olin Chocolat Josephine Muscat
Ziyi Zhang Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Jen Yu
Jennifer Connelly A Beautiful Mind Alicia Nash
Judi Dench The Shipping News Agnis Hamm
Helen Mirren Gosford Park Jane Wilson
Maggie Smith Constance Trentham
Kate Winslet Iris Young Iris Murdoch
Catherine Zeta-Jones Chicago Velma Kelly
Toni Collette About a Boy Fiona Brewer
Julianne Moore The Hours Laura Brown
Queen Latifah Chicago Matron Mama Morton
Meryl Streep Adaptation Susan Orlean
Renée Zellweger Cold Mountain Ruby Thewes
Holly Hunter Thirteen Melanie Freeland
Laura Linney Mystic River Annabeth Markum
Judy Parfitt Girl with a Pearl Earring Maria Thins
Emma Thompson Love Actually Karen
Cate Blanchett The Aviator Katharine Hepburn
Julie Christie Finding Neverland Emma Wightwick du Maurier
Heather Craney Vera Drake Joyce Drake
Natalie Portman Closer Alice Ayres / Jane Jones
Meryl Streep The Manchurian Candidate Eleanor Shaw
Thandiwe Newton Crash Christine Thayer
Brenda Blethyn Pride & Prejudice Mrs. Bennet
Catherine Keener Capote Harper Lee
Frances McDormand North Country Glory Dodge
Michelle Williams Brokeback Mountain Alma Beers Del Mar
Jennifer Hudson Dreamgirls Effie White
Emily Blunt The Devil Wears Prada Emily Charlton
Abigail Breslin Little Miss Sunshine Olive Hoover
Toni Collette Sheryl Hoover
Frances de la Tour The History Boys Dorothy Lintott
Tilda Swinton Michael Clayton Karen Crowder
Cate Blanchett I'm Not There Jude Quinn
Kelly Macdonald No Country for Old Men Carla Jean Moss
Samantha Morton Control Deborah Woodruff Curtis
Saoirse Ronan Atonement Briony Tallis
Penélope Cruz Vicky Cristina Barcelona María Elena
Amy Adams Doubt Sister James
Freida Pinto Slumdog Millionaire Latika
Tilda Swinton Burn After Reading Katie Cox
Marisa Tomei The Wrestler Cassidy / Pam
Mo'Nique Precious Mary Lee Johnston
Anne-Marie Duff Nowhere Boy Julia Lennon
Vera Farmiga Up in the Air Alex Goran
Anna Kendrick Natalie Keener
Kristin Scott Thomas Nowhere Boy Mimi Smith


Year Actress Film Character
Helena Bonham Carter The King's Speech Queen Elizabeth
Amy Adams The Fighter Charlene Fleming
Barbara Hershey Black Swan Erica Sayers
Lesley Manville Another Year Mary Smith
Miranda Richardson Made in Dagenham Barbara Castle
Octavia Spencer The Help Minny Jackson
Jessica Chastain The Help Celia Foote
Judi Dench My Week with Marilyn Sybil Thorndike
Melissa McCarthy Bridesmaids Megan Price
Carey Mulligan Drive Irene
Anne Hathaway Les Misérables Fantine
Amy Adams The Master Peggy Dodd
Judi Dench Skyfall M
Sally Field Lincoln Mary Todd Lincoln
Helen Hunt The Sessions Cheryl Cohen-Greene
Jennifer Lawrence American Hustle Rosalyn Rosenfeld
Sally Hawkins Blue Jasmine Ginger
Lupita Nyong'o 12 Years a Slave Patsey
Julia Roberts August: Osage County Barbara Weston-Fordham
Oprah Winfrey The Butler Gloria Gaines
Patricia Arquette Boyhood Olivia Evans
Keira Knightley The Imitation Game Joan Clarke
Rene Russo Nightcrawler Nina Romina
Imelda Staunton Pride Hefina Headon
Emma Stone Birdman Sam Thomson
Kate Winslet Steve Jobs Joanna Hoffman
Jennifer Jason Leigh The Hateful Eight Daisy Domergue
Rooney Mara Carol Therese Belivet
Alicia Vikander Ex Machina Ava
Julie Walters Brooklyn Madge Kehoe
Viola Davis Fences Rose Maxson
Naomie Harris Moonlight Paula Harris
Nicole Kidman Lion Sue Brierley
Hayley Squires I, Daniel Blake Katie Morgan
Michelle Williams Manchester by the Sea Randi Chandler
Allison Janney I, Tonya LaVona Golden
Lesley Manville Phantom Thread Cyril Woodcock
Laurie Metcalf Lady Bird Marion McPherson
Kristin Scott Thomas Darkest Hour Clementine Churchill
Octavia Spencer The Shape of Water Zelda Fuller
Rachel Weisz The Favourite Lady Sarah
Amy Adams Vice Lynne Cheney
Claire Foy First Man Janet Shearon Armstrong
Margot Robbie Mary Queen of Scots Queen Elizabeth I
Emma Stone The Favourite Abigail
Laura Dern Marriage Story Nora Fanshaw
Scarlett Johansson Jojo Rabbit Rosie Betzler
Florence Pugh Little Women Amy March
Margot Robbie Bombshell Kayla Pospisil
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Sharon Tate


Year Actress Film Character
Youn Yuh-jung Minari Soon-ja
Niamh Algar Calm with Horses Ursula
Kosar Ali Rocks Sumaya
Maria Bakalova Borat Subsequent Moviefilm Tutar Sagdiyev
Dominique Fishback Judas and the Black Messiah Deborah Johnson
Ashley Madekwe County Lines Toni
Ariana DeBose West Side Story Anita
Caitríona Balfe Belfast Ma
Jessie Buckley The Lost Daughter Young Leda Caruso
Ann Dowd Mass Linda
Aunjanue Ellis King Richard Oracene Price
Ruth Negga Passing Clare Bellew

Kerry Condon The Banshees of Inisherin Siobhán Súilleabháin
Angela Bassett Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Ramonda
Hong Chau The Whale Liz
Jamie Lee Curtis Everything Everywhere All at Once Deirdre Beaubeirdre
Dolly de Leon Triangle of Sadness Abigail
Carey Mulligan She Said Megan Twohey
Da'Vine Joy Randolph The Holdovers Mary Lamb
Emily Blunt Oppenheimer Katherine Oppenheimer
Danielle Brooks The Color Purple Sofia
Claire Foy All of Us Strangers Mum
Sandra Huller The Zone of Interest Hedwig Höss
Rosamund Pike Saltburn Lady Elspeth Catton

Multiple nominations

9 nominations
4 nominations
3 nominations
2 nominations

Multiple wins

3 wins
2 wins

Age superlatives

Record Actress Film Age (in years) Ref.
Oldest winner Youn Yuh-jung Minari 73 [27]
Oldest nominee Peggy Ashcroft Madame Sousatzka 81 [27]
Youngest winner Jodie Foster Bugsy Malone and Taxi Driver 13 [27]
Youngest nominee Abigail Breslin Little Miss Sunshine 10 [27]

See also


A1 2 : Rules from the 1960s to the 1970s allowed for an actress to receive a single citation for performances in multiple films in the same year. Billie Whitelaw and Jodie Foster were both nominated and won for their roles in two different films.
B1 2 : Rohini Hattangadi and Maureen Stapleton received the same number of votes, resulting in both actresses receiving the award, according to Academy rules.


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