Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role

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July 5, 2022

The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress has been awarded regularly since 1936. In the first years, the winners received a ceremonial plaque, and after 1943, the winners received a gilded statue, like all other Oscar winners.

1930s

1936 Gail Sondergaard — Dishonorable Anthony as Faith Paleologus Beulah Bondi — A hot shameless woman played by Rachel Jackson Alice Brady - My Man Godfrey as Angelica Bullock Bonita Granville — The Three of them as Mary Tilford Maria Uspenska — Dodsworth in the role of Baroness Von Obersdorf 1937 Alice Brady — In Old Chicago as Mrs. Molly 'O'Leary Andrea Leeds — Stage Door as Kay Hamilton Ann Shirley — Stella Dallas as Laurel Lolly Dallas Claire Trevor — Dead End as Francie May Whitty — Night Must Fall as Mrs. Bramson 1938 Fay Bainter - Jezebel as Aunt Belle Massey Beulah Bondi — About Human Hearts as Mary Wilkins Billie Burke — Live Merrily as Mrs. Emily Kilburn Spring Byington — You take nothing to the grave as Penny Sycamore Milica Korjus — Big Waltz in the role of Karla Donner 1939. Hattie McDaniel — Gone with the Wind as Mama Olivia de Havilland — Gone with the Wind as Melanie Wilkis Geraldine Fitzgerald — Hurricane Heights as Isabella Linton Edna May Oliver — Drums Along the Mohawk as Mrs. McLennar Maria Uspenska — A love affair in the role of Jean's grandmother

1940s

1940 Jane Darwell - Fruits of Wrath as Mama Jode Judith Anderson — Rebecca as Miss Danvers Ruth Hussey — Philadelphia Story as Elizabeth Imbry Barbara O'Neill — All this, and heaven too in the role of Duchesse de Praslin Marjorie Rambo — Goosebumps as Mamie Adams 1941. Mary Astor — The Big Lie as Sandra Kovak Sarah Allgood — How Green Was My Valley as Beth Morgan Patricia Collinge — Little Foxes as Birdie Hubbard Teresa Wright — Little Foxes as Alexandra Giddens Margaret Wycherley — Sergeant York as Mother York 1942 Theresa Wright - Mrs. Miniver as Carol Beldon Miniver Gladys Cooper — At the Crossroads as Miss Henry Windle Vale Agnes Moorehead — The Magnificent Ambersons as Fanny Minafer Susan Peters — Accidental Harvest as Kitty Chilsett May Whitty — Mrs. Miniver as Lady Beldon