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2010s

2018 (91st)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Mahershala Ali – Green Book
Adam Driver – BlacKkKlansman
Sam Elliott – A Star Is Born
Richard E. Grant – Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Sam Rockwell – Vice

2017 (90th)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Willem Dafoe – The Florida Project
Woody Harrelson – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Richard Jenkins – The Shape of Water
Christopher Plummer – All the Money in the World
Sam Rockwell – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

2016 (89th)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Mahershala Ali – Moonlight
Jeff Bridges – Hell or High Water
Lucas Hedges – Manchester by the Sea
Dev Patel – Lion
Michael Shannon – Nocturnal Animals

2015 (88th)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Christian Bale – The Big Short
Tom Hardy – The Revenant
Mark Ruffalo – Spotlight
Mark Rylance – Bridge of Spies
Sylvester Stallone – Creed

2014 (87th)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Robert Duvall – The Judge
Ethan Hawke – Boyhood
Edward Norton – Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Mark Ruffalo – Foxcatcher
J.K. Simmons – Whiplash

2013 (86th)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Barkhad Abdi – Captain Phillips
Bradley Cooper – American Hustle
Michael Fassbender – 12 Years a Slave
Jonah Hill – The Wolf of Wall Street
Jared Leto – Dallas Buyers Club

2012 (85th)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Alan Arkin – Argo
Robert De Niro – Silver Linings Playbook
Philip Seymour Hoffman – The Master
Tommy Lee Jones – Lincoln
Christoph Waltz – Django Unchained

2011 (84th)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Kenneth Branagh – My Week with Marilyn
Jonah Hill – Moneyball
Nick Nolte – Warrior
Christopher Plummer – Beginners
Max von Sydow – Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

2010 (83rd)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Christian Bale – The Fighter
John Hawkes – Winter’s Bone
Jeremy Renner – The Town
Mark Ruffalo – The Kids Are All Right
Geoffrey Rush – The King’s Speech

2000s

2009 (82nd)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Matt Damon – Invictus
Woody Harrelson – The Messenger
Christopher Plummer – The Last Station
Stanley Tucci – The Lovely Bones
Christoph Waltz – Inglourious Basterds

2008 (81st)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Josh Brolin – Milk
Robert Downey Jr. – Tropic Thunder
Philip Seymour Hoffman – Doubt
Heath Ledger – The Dark Knight
Michael Shannon – Revolutionary Road

2007 (80th)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Casey Affleck – The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Javier Bardem – No Country for Old Men
Philip Seymour Hoffman – Charlie Wilson’s War
Hal Holbrook – Into the Wild
Tom Wilkinson – Michael Clayton

2006 (79th)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Alan Arkin – Little Miss Sunshine
Jackie Earle Haley – Little Children
Djimon Hounsou – Blood Diamond
Eddie Murphy – Dreamgirls
Mark Wahlberg – The Departed

2005 (78th)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

George Clooney – Syriana
Matt Dillon – Crash
Paul Giamatti – Cinderella Man
Jake Gyllenhaal – Brokeback Mountain
William Hurt – A History of Violence

2004 (77th)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Alan Alda – The Aviator
Thomas Haden Church – Sideways
Jamie Foxx – Collateral
Morgan Freeman – Million Dollar Baby
Clive Owen – Closer

2003 (76th)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Alec Baldwin – The Cooler
Benicio Del Toro – 21 Grams
Djimon Hounsou – In America
Tim Robbins – Mystic River
Ken Watanabe – The Last Samurai

2002 (75th)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Chris Cooper – Adaptation
Ed Harris – The Hours
Paul Newman – Road to Perdition
John C. Reilly – Chicago
Christopher Walken – Catch Me If You Can

2001 (74th)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Jim Broadbent – Iris
Ethan Hawke – Training Day
Ben Kingsley – Sexy Beast
Ian McKellen – The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Jon Voight – Ali

2000 (73rd)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Jeff Bridges – The Contender
Willem Dafoe – Shadow of the Vampire
Benicio Del Toro – Traffic
Albert Finney – Erin Brockovich
Joaquin Phoenix – Gladiator

1990s

1999 (72nd)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Michael Caine – The Cider House Rules
Tom Cruise – Magnolia
Michael Clarke Duncan – The Green Mile
Jude Law – The Talented Mr. Ripley
Haley Joel Osment – The Sixth Sense

1998 (71st)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

James Coburn – Affliction
Robert Duvall – A Civil Action
Ed Harris – The Truman Show
Geoffrey Rush – Shakespeare in Love
Billy Bob Thornton – A Simple Plan

1997 (70th)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Robert Forster – Jackie Brown
Anthony Hopkins – Amistad
Greg Kinnear – As Good as It Gets
Burt Reynolds – Boogie Nights
Robin Williams – Good Will Hunting

1996 (69th)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Cuba Gooding, Jr. – Jerry Maguire
William H. Macy – Fargo
Armin Mueller-Stahl – Shine
Edward Norton – Primal Fear
James Woods – Ghosts of Mississippi

1995 (68th)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

James Cromwell – Babe
Ed Harris – Apollo 13
Brad Pitt – 12 Monkeys
Tim Roth – Rob Roy
Kevin Spacey – The Usual Suspects

1994 (67th)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Samuel L. Jackson – Pulp Fiction
Martin Landau – Ed Wood
Chazz Palminteri – Bullets over Broadway
Paul Scofield – Quiz Show
Gary Sinise – Forrest Gump

1993 (66th)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Leonardo DiCaprio – What’s Eating Gilbert Grape
Ralph Fiennes – Schindler’s List
Tommy Lee Jones – The Fugitive
John Malkovich – In the Line of Fire
Pete Postlethwaite – In the Name of the Father

1992 (65th)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Jaye Davidson – The Crying Game
Gene Hackman – Unforgiven
Jack Nicholson – A Few Good Men
Al Pacino – Glengarry Glen Ross
David Paymer – Mr. Saturday Night

1991 (64th)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Tommy Lee Jones – JFK
Harvey Keitel – Bugsy
Ben Kingsley – Bugsy
Michael Lerner – Barton Fink
Jack Palance – City Slickers

1990 (63rd)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Bruce Davison – Longtime Companion
Andy Garcia – The Godfather, Part III
Graham Greene – Dances With Wolves
Al Pacino – Dick Tracy
Joe Pesci – Good Fellas

1980s

1989 (62nd)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Danny Aiello – Do the Right Thing
Dan Aykroyd – Driving Miss Daisy
Marlon Brando – A Dry White Season
Martin Landau – Crimes and Misdemeanors
Denzel Washington – Glory

1988 (61st)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Alec Guinness – Little Dorrit
Kevin Kline – A Fish Called Wanda
Martin Landau – Tucker The Man and His Dream
River Phoenix – Running on Empty
Dean Stockwell – Married to the Mob

1987 (60th)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Albert Brooks – Broadcast News
Sean Connery – The Untouchables
Morgan Freeman – Street Smart
Vincent Gardenia – Moonstruck
Denzel Washington – Cry Freedom

1986 (59th)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Tom Berenger – Platoon
Michael Caine – Hannah and Her Sisters
Willem Dafoe – Platoon
Denholm Elliott – A Room with a View
Dennis Hopper – Hoosiers

1985 (58th)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Don Ameche – Cocoon
Klaus Maria Brandauer – Out of Africa
William Hickey – Prizzi’s Honor
Robert Loggia – Jagged Edge
Eric Roberts – Runaway Train

1984 (57th)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Adolph Caesar – A Soldier’s Story
John Malkovich – Places in the Heart
Noriyuki ‘Pat’ Morita – The Karate Kid
Haing S. Ngor – The Killing Fields
Ralph Richardson – Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes

1983 (56th)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Charles Durning – To Be or Not to Be
John Lithgow – Terms of Endearment
Jack Nicholson – Terms of Endearment
Sam Shepard – The Right Stuff
Rip Torn – Cross Creek

1982 (55th)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Charles Durning – The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
Louis Gossett, Jr. – An Officer and a Gentleman
John Lithgow – The World According to Garp
James Mason – The Verdict
Robert Preston – Victor/Victoria

1981 (54th)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

James Coco – Only When I Laugh
John Gielgud – Arthur
Ian Holm – Chariots of Fire
Jack Nicholson – Reds
Howard E. Rollins, Jr. – Ragtime

1980 (53rd)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Judd Hirsch – Ordinary People
Timothy Hutton – Ordinary People
Michael O’Keefe – The Great Santini
Joe Pesci – Raging Bull
Jason Robards – Melvin and Howard

1970s

1979 (52nd)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Melvyn Douglas – Being There
Robert Duvall – Apocalypse Now
Frederic Forrest – The Rose
Justin Henry – Kramer vs. Kramer
Mickey Rooney – The Black Stallion

1978 (51st)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Bruce Dern – Coming Home
Richard Farnsworth – Comes a Horseman
John Hurt – Midnight Express
Christopher Walken – The Deer Hunter
Jack Warden – Heaven Can Wait

1977 (50th)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Mikhail Baryshnikov – The Turning Point
Peter Firth – Equus
Alec Guinness – Star Wars
Jason Robards – Julia
Maximilian Schell – Julia

1976 (49th)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Ned Beatty – Network
Burgess Meredith – Rocky
Laurence Olivier – Marathon Man
Jason Robards – All the President’s Men
Burt Young – Rocky

1975 (48th)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

George Burns – The Sunshine Boys
Brad Dourif – One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Burgess Meredith – The Day of the Locust
Chris Sarandon – Dog Day Afternoon
Jack Warden – Shampoo

1974 (47th)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Fred Astaire – The Towering Inferno
Jeff Bridges – Thunderbolt and Lightfoot
Robert De Niro – The Godfather Part II
Michael V. Gazzo – The Godfather Part II
Lee Strasberg – The Godfather Part II

1973 (46th)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Vincent Gardenia – Bang the Drum Slowly
Jack Gilford – Save the Tiger
John Houseman – The Paper Chase
Jason Miller – The Exorcist
Randy Quaid – The Last Detail

1972 (45th)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Eddie Albert – The Heartbreak Kid
James Caan – The Godfather
Robert Duvall – The Godfather
Joel Grey – Cabaret
Al Pacino – The Godfather

1971 (44th)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Jeff Bridges – The Last Picture Show
Leonard Frey – Fiddler on the Roof
Richard Jaeckel – Sometimes a Great Notion
Ben Johnson – The Last Picture Show
Roy Scheider – The French Connection

1970 (43rd)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Richard Castellano – Lovers and Other Strangers
Chief Dan George – Little Big Man
Gene Hackman – I Never Sang for My Father
John Marley – Love Story
John Mills – Ryan’s Daughter

1960s

1969 (42nd)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Rupert Crosse – The Reivers
Elliott Gould – Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice
Jack Nicholson – Easy Rider
Anthony Quayle – Anne of the Thousand Days
Gig Young – They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?

1968 (41st)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Jack Albertson – The Subject Was Roses
Seymour Cassel – Faces
Daniel Massey – Star!
Jack Wild – Oliver!
Gene Wilder – The Producers

1967 (40th)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

John Cassavetes – The Dirty Dozen
Gene Hackman – Bonnie and Clyde
Cecil Kellaway – Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
George Kennedy – Cool Hand Luke
Michael J. Pollard – Bonnie and Clyde

1966 (39th)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Mako – The Sand Pebbles
James Mason – Georgy Girl
Walter Matthau – The Fortune Cookie
George Segal – Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Robert Shaw – A Man for All Seasons

1965 (38th)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Martin Balsam – A Thousand Clowns
Ian Bannen – The Flight of the Phoenix
Tom Courtenay – Doctor Zhivago
Michael Dunn – Ship of Fools
Frank Finlay – Othello

1964 (37th)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

John Gielgud – Becket
Stanley Holloway – My Fair Lady
Edmond O’Brien – Seven Days in May
Lee Tracy – The Best Man
Peter Ustinov – Topkapi

1963 (36th)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Nick Adams – Twilight of Honor
Bobby Darin – Captain Newman, M.D.
Melvyn Douglas – Hud
Hugh Griffith – Tom Jones
John Huston – The Cardinal

1962 (35th)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Ed Begley – Sweet Bird of Youth
Victor Buono – What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
Telly Savalas – Birdman of Alcatraz
Omar Sharif – Lawrence of Arabia
Terence Stamp – Billy Budd

1961 (34th)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

George Chakiris – West Side Story
Montgomery Clift – Judgment at Nuremberg
Peter Falk – Pocketful of Miracles
Jackie Gleason – The Hustler
George C. Scott – The Hustler

1960 (33rd)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Peter Falk – Murder, Inc.
Jack Kruschen – The Apartment
Sal Mineo – Exodus
Peter Ustinov – Spartacus
Chill Wills – The Alamo

1950s

1959 (32nd)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Hugh Griffith – Ben-Hur
Arthur O’Connell – Anatomy of a Murder
George C. Scott – Anatomy of a Murder
Robert Vaughn – The Young Philadelphians
Ed Wynn – The Diary of Anne Frank

1958 (31st)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Theodore Bikel – The Defiant Ones
Lee J. Cobb – The Brothers Karamazov
Burl Ives – The Big Country
Arthur Kennedy – Some Came Running
Gig Young – Teacher’s Pet

1957 (30th)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Red Buttons – Sayonara
Vittorio De Sica – A Farewell to Arms
Sessue Hayakawa – The Bridge on the River Kwai
Arthur Kennedy – Peyton Place
Russ Tamblyn – Peyton Place

1956 (29th)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Don Murray – Bus Stop
Anthony Perkins – Friendly Persuasion
Anthony Quinn – Lust for Life
Mickey Rooney – The Bold and the Brave
Robert Stack – Written on the Wind

1955 (28th)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Arthur Kennedy – Trial
Jack Lemmon – Mister Roberts
Joe Mantell – Marty
Sal Mineo – Rebel without a Cause
Arthur O’Connell – Picnic

1954 (27th)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Lee J. Cobb – On the Waterfront
Karl Malden – On the Waterfront
Edmond O’Brien – The Barefoot Contessa
Rod Steiger – On the Waterfront
Tom Tully – The Caine Mutiny

1953 (26th)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Eddie Albert – Roman Holiday
Brandon De Wilde – Shane
Jack Palance – Shane
Frank Sinatra – From Here to Eternity
Robert Strauss – Stalag 17

1952 (25th)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Richard Burton – My Cousin Rachel
Arthur Hunnicutt – The Big Sky
Victor McLaglen – The Quiet Man
Jack Palance – Sudden Fear
Anthony Quinn – Viva Zapata!

1951 (24th)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Leo Genn – Quo Vadis
Kevin McCarthy – Death of a Salesman
Karl Malden – A Streetcar Named Desire
Peter Ustinov – Quo Vadis
Gig Young – Come Fill the Cup

1950 (23rd)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Jeff Chandler – Broken Arrow
Edmund Gwenn – Mister 880
Sam Jaffe – The Asphalt Jungle
George Sanders – All about Eve
Erich von Stroheim – Sunset Blvd.

1940s

1949 (22nd)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

John Ireland – All the King’s Men
Dean Jagger – Twelve O’Clock High
Arthur Kennedy – Champion
Ralph Richardson – The Heiress
James Whitmore – Battleground

1948 (21st)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Charles Bickford – Johnny Belinda
José Ferrer – Joan of Arc
Oscar Homolka – I Remember Mama
Walter Huston – The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Cecil Kellaway – The Luck of the Irish

1947 (20th)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Charles Bickford – The Farmer’s Daughter
Thomas Gomez – Ride the Pink Horse
Edmund Gwenn – Miracle on 34th Street
Robert Ryan – Crossfire
Richard Widmark – Kiss of Death

1946 (19th)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Charles Coburn – The Green Years
William Demarest – The Jolson Story
Claude Rains – Notorious
Harold Russell – The Best Years of Our Lives
Clifton Webb – The Razor’s Edge

1945 (18th)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Michael Chekhov – Spellbound
John Dall – The Corn Is Green
James Dunn – A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Robert Mitchum – G. I. Joe
J. Carrol Naish – A Medal for Benny

1944 (17th)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Hume Cronyn – The Seventh Cross
Barry Fitzgerald – Going My Way
Claude Rains – Mr. Skeffington
Clifton Webb – Laura
Monty Woolley – Since You Went Away

1943 (16th)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Charles Bickford – The Song of Bernadette
Charles Coburn – The More the Merrier
J. Carrol Naish – Sahara
Claude Rains – Casablanca
Akim Tamiroff – For Whom the Bell Tolls

1942 (15th)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

William Bendix – Wake Island
Van Heflin – Johnny Eager
Walter Huston – Yankee Doodle Dandy
Frank Morgan – Tortilla Flat
Henry Travers – Mrs. Miniver

1941 (14th)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Walter Brennan – Sergeant York
Charles Coburn – The Devil and Miss Jones
Donald Crisp – How Green Was My Valley
James Gleason – Here Comes Mr. Jordan
Sydney Greenstreet – The Maltese Falcon

1940 (13th)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Albert Basserman – Foreign Correspondent
Walter Brennan – The Westerner
William Gargan – They Knew What They Wanted
Jack Oakie – The Great Dictator
James Stephenson – The Letter

1930s

1939 (12th)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Brian Aherne – Juarez
Harry Carey – Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Brian Donlevy – Beau Geste
Thomas Mitchell – Stagecoach
Claude Rains – Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

1938 (11th)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Walter Brennan – Kentucky
John Garfield – Four Daughters
Gene Lockhart – Algiers
Robert Morley – Marie Antoinette
Basil Rathbone – If I Were King

1937 (10th)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Ralph Bellamy – The Awful Truth
Thomas Mitchell – The Hurricane
Joseph Schildkraut – The Life of Emile Zola
H. B. Warner – Lost Horizon
Roland Young – Topper

1936 (9th)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Mischa Auer – My Man Godfrey
Walter Brennan – Come and Get It
Stuart Erwin – Pigskin Parade
Basil Rathbone – Romeo and Juliet
Akim Tamiroff – The General Died at Dawn

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