Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
Awarded forBest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
CountryUnited States
Presented byLos Angeles Film Critics Association
First awardedJason Robards
Julia (1977)
Last awardedVincent Lindon, Titane
Kodi Smit-McPhee, The Power of the Dog (2021)

The Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor was an award given annually by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association. It was first introduced in 1977 to reward the best performance by a supporting actor. In 2022, it was announced that the four acting categories would be retired and replaced with two gender neutral categories, with both Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress merging into the Best Supporting Performance category.[1]



Year Winner Film Role
1977 Jason Robards Julia Dashiell Hammett
1978 Robert Morley Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? Max
1979 Melvyn Douglas Being There Benjamin Turnbull Rand
The Seduction of Joe Tynan Senator Birney


Year Winner Film Role
1980 Timothy Hutton Ordinary People Conrad Jarrett
1981 John Gielgud Arthur Hobson
1982 John Lithgow The World According to Garp Roberta Muldoon
1983 Jack Nicholson Terms of Endearment Garrett Breedlove
1984 Adolph Caesar A Soldier's Story Sergeant Waters
1985 John Gielgud Plenty Leonard Darwin
The Shooting Party Cornelius Cardew
1986 Dennis Hopper Blue Velvet Frank Booth
Hoosiers Shooter Flatch
1987 Morgan Freeman Street Smart Fast Black
1988 Alec Guinness Little Dorrit William Dorrit
1989 Danny Aiello Do the Right Thing Sal


Year Winner Film Role
1990 Joe Pesci Goodfellas Tommy DeVito
1991 Michael Lerner Barton Fink Jack Lipnick
1992 Gene Hackman Unforgiven Little Bill Daggett
1993 Tommy Lee Jones The Fugitive Samuel Gerard
1994 Martin Landau Ed Wood Bela Lugosi
1995 Don Cheadle Devil in a Blue Dress Mouse Alexander
1996 Edward Norton Everyone Says I Love You Holden Spence
The People vs. Larry Flynt Alan Isaacman
Primal Fear Aaron Stampler
1997 Burt Reynolds Boogie Nights Jack Horner
1998 Bill Murray Rushmore Herman Blume
Wild Things Kenneth Bowden
Billy Bob Thornton A Simple Plan Jacob Mitchell
1999 Christopher Plummer The Insider Mike Wallace


Year Winner Film Role
2000 Willem Dafoe Shadow of the Vampire Max Schreck
2001 Jim Broadbent Iris John Bayley
Moulin Rouge! Harold Zidler
2002 Chris Cooper Adaptation. John Laroche
2003 Bill Nighy AKA Louis Gryffoyn
I Capture the Castle James Mortmain
Lawless Heart Dan
Love Actually Billy Mack
2004 Thomas Haden Church Sideways Jack Lopate
2005 William Hurt A History of Violence Richie Cusack
2006 Michael Sheen The Queen Tony Blair
2007 Vlad Ivanov 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days Mr. Bebe
2008 Heath Ledger (posthumous) The Dark Knight The Joker
2009 Christoph Waltz Inglourious Basterds Col. Hans Landa


Year Winner Film Role
2010 Niels Arestrup A Prophet (Un prophète) César Luciani
2011 Christopher Plummer Beginners Hal Fields
2012 Dwight Henry Beasts of the Southern Wild Wink
2013 James Franco Spring Breakers Alien
Jared Leto Dallas Buyers Club Rayon
2014 J. K. Simmons Whiplash Terrence Fletcher
2015 Michael Shannon 99 Homes Rick Carver
2016 Mahershala Ali Moonlight Juan
2017 Willem Dafoe The Florida Project Bobby Hicks [2]
2018 Steven Yeun Burning Ben[3]
2019 Song Kang-ho Parasite Kim Ki-taek[4]


Year Winner Film Role
2020 Glynn Turman Ma Rainey's Black Bottom Toledo[5]
2021 Vincent Lindon Titane Vincent Legrand
Kodi Smit-McPhee The Power of the Dog Peter Gordon [6]

Multiple winners

2 wins

See also


  1. ^ Los Angeles Film Critics Association [@LAFilmCritics] (October 12, 2022). "For this year's awards vote, LAFCA will also introduce gender-neutral acting categories, with two awards for Best Lead Performance and two awards for Best Supporting Performance. Our voting meeting will take place on December 11, 2022" (Tweet). Archived from the original on December 8, 2022. Retrieved December 12, 2022 – via Twitter.
  2. ^ Nordyke, Kimberly (3 December 2017). "'Call Me by Your Name' Selected as Best Picture by L.A. Film Critics Association". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 4 December 2017.
  3. ^ Los Angeles Film Critics Association 2018 Winners|IndieWire
  4. ^ Los Angeles Film Critics Awards 2019 Winners — Full List — Deadline
  5. ^ 'Small Axe' Wins LAFCA Best Picture Despite Not Submitted for Oscars - Variety
  6. ^ Los Angeles Film Critics 2021 Winners List - Variety