Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Awarded forBest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
CountryUnited States
Presented byLos Angeles Film Critics Association
First awardedVanessa Redgrave
Julia (1977)
Last awardedAriana DeBose
West Side Story (2021)

The Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress 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 actress. 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 Vanessa Redgrave Julia Julia
1978 Maureen Stapleton Interiors Pearl
Mona Washbourne Stevie Aunt
1979 Meryl Streep Kramer vs. Kramer Joanna Kramer
Manhattan Jill Davis
The Seduction of Joe Tynan Karen Traynor


Year Winner Film Role
1980 Mary Steenburgen Melvin and Howard Lynda Dummar
1981 Maureen Stapleton Reds Emma Goldman
1982 Glenn Close The World According to Garp Jenny Fields
1983 Linda Hunt The Year of Living Dangerously Billy Kwan
1984 Peggy Ashcroft A Passage to India Mrs. Moore
1985 Anjelica Huston Prizzi's Honor Maerose Prizzi
1986 Cathy Tyson Mona Lisa Simone
Dianne Wiest Hannah and Her Sisters Holly
1987 Olympia Dukakis Moonstruck Rose Castorini
1988 Geneviève Bujold Dead Ringers Claire Niveau
The Moderns Libby Valentin
1989 Brenda Fricker My Left Foot Mrs. Brown


Year Winner Film Role
1990 Lorraine Bracco Goodfellas Karen Hill
1991 Jane Horrocks Life Is Sweet Nicola
1992 Judy Davis Husbands and Wives Sally Simmons
1993 Anna Paquin The Piano Flora McGrath
Rosie Perez Fearless Carla Rodrigo
1994 Dianne Wiest Bullets Over Broadway Helen Sinclair
1995 Joan Allen Nixon Pat Nixon
1996 Barbara Hershey The Portrait of a Lady Madame Serena Merle
1997 Julianne Moore Boogie Nights Amber Waves
1998 Joan Allen Pleasantville Betty Parker
1999 Chloë Sevigny Boys Don't Cry Lana Tisdel


Year Winner Film Role
2000 Frances McDormand Almost Famous Elaine Miller
Wonder Boys Sara Gaskell
2001 Kate Winslet Iris Iris Murdoch (young)
2002 Edie Falco Sunshine State Marly Temple
2003 Shohreh Aghdashloo House of Sand and Fog Nadereh "Nadi" Behrani
2004 Virginia Madsen Sideways Maya Randall
2005 Catherine Keener The 40-Year-Old Virgin Trish Piedmont
The Ballad of Jack and Rose Kathleen
Capote Nelle Harper Lee
The Interpreter Dot Woods
2006 Luminița Gheorghiu The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (Moartea domnului Lăzărescu) Mioara Avram
2007 Amy Ryan Before the Devil Knows You're Dead Martha Hanson
Gone Baby Gone Helene McCready
2008 Penélope Cruz Elegy Consuela Castillo
Vicky Cristina Barcelona María Elena
2009 Mo'Nique Precious Mary Lee Johnston


Year Winner Film Role
2010 Jacki Weaver Animal Kingdom Janine "Smurf" Cody
2011 Jessica Chastain The Help Celia Foote
Take Shelter Samantha LaForche
The Tree of Life Mrs. O'Brien
2012 Amy Adams The Master Peggy Dodd
2013 Lupita Nyong'o 12 Years a Slave Patsey
2014 Agata Kulesza Ida Wanda Gruz
2015 Alicia Vikander Ex Machina Ava
2016 Lily Gladstone Certain Women Jamie
2017 Laurie Metcalf Lady Bird Marion McPherson [2]
2018 Regina King If Beale Street Could Talk Sharon Rivers [3]
2019 Jennifer Lopez Hustlers Ramona Vega[4]


Year Winner Film Role
2020 Youn Yuh-jung Minari Soon-ja [5]
2021 Ariana DeBose West Side Story Anita [6]

Multiple winners

2 wins

See also


  1. ^ @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