Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor
Current recipient: Ryan Gosling
Awarded forBest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
CountryUnited States
Presented byBoston Society of Film Critics
First awardedJason Robards
Melvin and Howard (1980)
Currently held byRyan Gosling
Barbie (2023)

The Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the annual film awards given by the Boston Society of Film Critics.



Year Winner Film Role
1980 Jason Robards Melvin and Howard Howard Hughes
1981 Jack Nicholson Reds Eugene O'Neill
1982 Mickey Rourke Diner Robert "Boogie" Sheftell
1983 Jack Nicholson Terms of Endearment Garrett Breedlove
1984 John Malkovich The Killing Fields Al Rockoff
Places in the Heart Mr. Will
1985 Ian Holm Brazil Mr. Kurtzmann
Dance with a Stranger Desmond Cussen
Dreamchild Charles L. Dodgson
Wetherby Stanley Pilborough
1986 Dennis Hopper Blue Velvet Frank Booth
Ray Liotta Something Wild Ray Sinclair
1987 R. Lee Ermey Full Metal Jacket Gunnery Sergeant Hartman
1988 Dean Stockwell Married to the Mob Tony “The Tiger” Russo
Tucker: The Man and His Dream Howard Hughes
1989 Danny Aiello Do the Right Thing Salvatore “Sal” Fragione


Year Winner Film Role
1990 Joe Pesci Goodfellas Tommy DeVito
1991 Anthony Hopkins The Silence of the Lambs Dr. Hannibal Lecter
1992 Gene Hackman Unforgiven Little Bill Daggett
1993 Ralph Fiennes Schindler's List Amon Göth
1994 Martin Landau Ed Wood Bela Lugosi
1995 Kevin Spacey The Usual Suspects Roger “Verbal” Kint
1996 Edward Norton Everyone Says I Love You Holden Spence
Primal Fear Aaron Stampler
The People vs. Larry Flynt Alan Isaacman
1997 Kevin Spacey L.A. Confidential Detective Sergeant Jack Vincennes
1998 William H. Macy A Civil Action James Gordon
Pleasantville George Parker
Psycho Milton Arbogast
Billy Bob Thornton A Simple Plan Jacob Mitchell
1999 Christopher Plummer The Insider Mike Wallace


Year Winner Film Role
2000 Fred Willard Best in Show Buck Laughlin
2001 Ben Kingsley Sexy Beast Don Logan
2002 Alan Arkin Thirteen Conversations About One Thing Gene
2003 Peter Sarsgaard Shattered Glass Charles Lane
2004 Thomas Haden Church Sideways[1] Jack Cole
2005 Paul Giamatti Cinderella Man Joe Gould
2006 Mark Wahlberg The Departed Staff Sgt. Sean Dignam
2007 Javier Bardem No Country for Old Men Anton Chigurh
2008 Heath Ledger (posthumous) The Dark Knight The Joker
2009 Christoph Waltz Inglourious Basterds Col. Hans Landa


Year Winner Film Role
2010 Christian Bale The Fighter Dicky Eklund
2011 Albert Brooks Drive[2] Bernie Rose
2012 Ezra Miller The Perks of Being a Wallflower Patrick
2013 James Gandolfini (posthumous) Enough Said Albert
2014 J. K. Simmons Whiplash Terence Fletcher
2015 Mark Rylance Bridge of Spies Rudolf Abel
2016 Mahershala Ali Moonlight Juan
2017 Willem Dafoe The Florida Project Bobby Hicks
2018 Richard E. Grant Can You Ever Forgive Me? Jack Hock
2019 Brad Pitt Once Upon a Time in Hollywood[3] Cliff Booth


Year Winner Film Role
2020 Paul Raci Sound of Metal[4] Joe
2021 Troy Kotsur CODA Frank Rossi
2022 Ke Huy Quan Everything Everywhere All At Once Waymond Wang
2023 Ryan Gosling Barbie Ken

See also


  1. ^ Boston film critics flip for 'Sideways' - Variety
  2. ^ 'The Artist' Named Best Picture by Boston Film Critics|Retuters
  3. ^ "Current Winners – 2019 Awards". Boston Society of Film Critics. 2018-07-27. Archived from the original on 2019-11-21. Retrieved 2019-12-16.
  4. ^ The Boston Society of Film Critics names its winners for 2020 - The Boston Globe