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AACTA International Award for Best Supporting Actress

The AACTA International Award for Best Supporting Actress is an accolade given by the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA), a non-profit organisation whose aim is to "identify, award, promote, and celebrate Australia's greatest achievements in film and television."[1] The award is presented at the annual AACTA International Awards, which rewards achievements in feature films, regardless of the country the film was made.[2] The winners and nominees are determined by the international chapter of the Academy, which comprises eighty members of Australian filmmakers and executives.[3] It was first handed out by the Academy in 2013 (for films released in 2012) as a discretionary prize, with Jacki Weaver being the first recipient.[4]

AACTA International Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nicole Kidman Cannes 2017 2.jpg
The 2018 recipient: Nicole Kidman
Presented byAustralian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA)
First awarded2012
Currently held byNicole Kidman, Boy Erased (2018)

Winners and nomineesEdit

In the following table, the years listed correspond to the year of film release; the ceremonies are held the following year. The actress in bold and in dark blue background have received a special award; those in bold and in yellow background have won a regular competitive award. Those that are neither highlighted nor in bold are the nominees. When sorted chronologically, the table always lists the winning actress first and then the other nominees.

  Winner of a competitive award
  Winner of a discretionary award


Year Actor Film Character
Jacki Weaver Silver Linings Playbook Dolores Solitano
Jennifer Lawrence American Hustle Rosalyn Rosenfeld
Sally Hawkins Blue Jasmine Ginger ‡
Lupita Nyong'o 12 Years a Slave Patsey
Julia Roberts August: Osage County Barbara Weston-Fordham ‡
Octavia Spencer Fruitvale Station Wanda Johnson
Patricia Arquette Boyhood Olivia Evans
Keira Knightley The Imitation Game Joan Clarke
Emma Stone Birdman Sam Thomson ‡
Meryl Streep Into the Woods The Witch ‡
Naomi Watts Birdman Lesley Truman
Rooney Mara Carol Therese Belivet
Judy Davis The Dressmaker Molly Dunnage
Jennifer Jason Leigh The Hateful Eight Daisy Domergue ‡
Alicia Vikander The Danish Girl Gerda Wegener
Kate Winslet Steve Jobs Joanna Hoffman
Nicole Kidman Lion Sue Brierley
Viola Davis Fences Rose Maxson †
Naomie Harris Moonlight Paula ‡
Teresa Palmer Hacksaw Ridge Dorothy Schutte
Michelle Williams Manchester by the Sea Randi ‡
Allison Janney I, Tonya LaVona Golden
Mary J. Blige Mudbound Florence Jackson ‡
Abbie Cornish Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Anne Willoughby
Nicole Kidman The Killing of a Sacred Deer Anna Murphy
Laurie Metcalf Lady Bird Marion McPherson ‡
Nicole Kidman Boy Erased Nancy Eamons
Amy Adams Vice Lynne Cheney
Emily Blunt A Quiet Place Evelyn Abbott
Claire Foy First Man Janet Shearon Armstrong
Margot Robbie Mary Queen of Scots Queen Elizabeth I

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "AACTA – The Academy". Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA). Archived from the original on 24 June 2012. Retrieved 23 December 2013.
  2. ^ "AACTA – The Awards - AACTA International Awards". Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA). Retrieved 23 December 2013.
  3. ^ "Australian Academy announces nominees for 3rd AACTA International Awards" (PDF). Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA). 13 December 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 December 2013. Retrieved 18 December 2013.
  4. ^ McKenny, Leesha (28 January 2013). "Local acolades [sic] reward cinema's big hitters". Brisbane Times. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 23 December 2013.

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