BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Best Actress in a Supporting Role is a British Academy Film Award presented annually by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) to recognize an actress who has delivered an outstanding supporting performance in a film.

BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actress
The 2023 recipient: Da'Vine Joy Randolph
Awarded forBest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
LocationUnited Kingdom
Presented byBritish Academy of Film and Television Arts
Currently held byDa'Vine Joy Randolph for The Holdovers (2023)

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), is a British organisation that hosts annual awards shows for film, television, children's film and television, and interactive media. Since 1968, selected actresses have been awarded with the BAFTA award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role at an annual ceremony.

In the following lists, the titles and names in bold with a gold background are the winners and recipients respectively; those not in bold are the nominees. The years given are those in which the films under consideration were released, not the year of the ceremony, which always takes place the following year.



The Best Supporting Actress award has been presented a total of 53 times to 52 different actresses. No award was given out in this category in 1980, when no actors, male or female, were nominated for supporting roles. In addition, the award was replaced with a gender-neutral category for Best Supporting Artist, allotted for the year 1981 only, with all four nominees that year being male. The first winner was Billie Whitelaw for her roles in Charlie Bubbles and Twisted Nerve. The most recent winner is Da'Vine Joy Randolph for her role in The Holdovers. The record for most wins is three, held by Judi Dench. Kate Winslet has won two times, while each other recipient has only won once in this category. Dench also holds the record for most nominations, with nine. At the 36th BAFTA Film Awards, Rohini Hattangadi and Maureen Stapleton received the same number of votes and thus both shared the award in this category's only tie.

Winners and nominees

  indicates the winner
Ingrid Bergman won for Murder on the Orient Express (1974).
Jodie Foster won a joint award for Bugsy Malone and Taxi Driver (1976); at age 13, this category's youngest winner.
Jamie Lee Curtis won for Trading Places (1983).
Judi Dench received a leading nine nominations in this category, winning a record three times for A Room with a View (1986), A Handful of Dust (1988), and Shakespeare in Love (1998).
Whoopi Goldberg won for Ghost (1990); first black winner in this category.
Kristin Scott Thomas won for Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994).
Kate Winslet won twice, for Sense and Sensibility (1995) and Steve Jobs (2015).
Juliette Binoche won for The English Patient (1996).
Catherine Zeta-Jones won for Chicago (2002).
Renée Zellweger won for Cold Mountain (2003).
Cate Blanchett won, portraying a real-life BAFTA winner, for The Aviator (2004).
Jennifer Hudson won, in her acting debut, for Dreamgirls (2006).
Tilda Swinton won for Michael Clayton (2007).
Penélope Cruz won for Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008); first Spanish winner in this category.
Mo'Nique won for Precious (2009).
Octavia Spencer won for The Help (2011).
Anne Hathaway won for Les Misérables (2012).
Jennifer Lawrence won for American Hustle (2013).
Patricia Arquette won for Boyhood (2014).
Viola Davis won for Fences (2016).
Rachel Weisz won for The Favourite (2018).
Laura Dern won for Marriage Story (2019).
Youn Yuh-jung won for Minari (2020); this category's oldest winner, at age 73.
Ariana DeBose won for West Side Story (2021); first openly queer POC to win.
Kerry Condon won for The Banshees of Inisherin (2022).


Year Actress Film Character
Billie Whitelaw [A] Charlie Bubbles Lottie Bubbles
Twisted Nerve Joan Harper
Pat Heywood Romeo and Juliet The Nurse
Virginia Maskell Interlude Antonia
Simone Signoret Games Lisa Schindler
Celia Johnson The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Miss Mackay
Peggy Ashcroft Three into Two Won't Go Belle
Pamela Franklin The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Sandy
Mary Wimbush Oh! What a Lovely War Mary Smith


Year Actress Film Character
Susannah York They Shoot Horses, Don't They? Alice LeBlanc
Evin Crowley Ryan's Daughter Maureen
Estelle Parsons Watermelon Man Althea Gerber
Maureen Stapleton Airport Inez Guerrero
Margaret Leighton The Go-Between Mrs. Maudsley
Jane Asher Deep End Susan
Georgia Brown The Raging Moon Sarah Charles
Georgia Engel Taking Off Margot
Cloris Leachman The Last Picture Show Ruth Popper
Marisa Berenson Cabaret Natalia Landauer
Eileen Brennan The Last Picture Show Genevieve Morgan
Shelley Winters The Poseidon Adventure Belle Rosen
Valentina Cortese Day for Night Severine
Rosemary Leach That'll Be the Day Mary Maclaine
Delphine Seyrig The Day of the Jackal Colette de Montpellier
Ingrid Thulin Cries and Whispers Karin
Ingrid Bergman Murder on the Orient Express Greta Ohlsson
Sylvia Sidney Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams Mrs. Pritchett
Sylvia Syms The Tamarind Seed Margaret Stephenson
Cindy Williams American Graffiti Laurie Henderson
Diane Ladd Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore Flo Castleberry
Ronee Blakley Nashville Barbara Jean
Lelia Goldoni Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore Bea
Gwen Welles Nashville Sueleen Gay
Jodie Foster [A] Bugsy Malone Tallulah
Taxi Driver Iris Steensma
Annette Crosbie The Slipper and the Rose The Fairy Godmother
Vivien Merchant The Homecoming Ruth
Billie Whitelaw The Omen Mrs. Baylock
Jenny Agutter Equus Julie Mason
Geraldine Chaplin Welcome to L.A. Karen Hood
Joan Plowright Equus Dora Strang
Shelley Winters Next Stop, Greenwich Village Fay Lapinsky
Geraldine Page Interiors Eve
Angela Lansbury Death on the Nile Salome Otterbourne
Maggie Smith Miss Bowers
Mona Washbourne Stevie Aunt
Rachel Roberts Yanks Clarrie Moreton
Lisa Eichhorn The Europeans Gertrude Wentworth
Mariel Hemingway Manhattan Tracy
Meryl Streep Jill Davis


Year Actress Film Character
Not awarded
Not awarded
Rohini Hattangadi (TIE) [B] Gandhi Kasturba Gandhi
Maureen Stapleton (TIE) [B] Reds Emma Goldman
Candice Bergen Gandhi Margaret Bourke-White
Jane Fonda On Golden Pond Chelsea Thayer
Jamie Lee Curtis Trading Places Ophelia
Teri Garr Tootsie Sandy Lester
Rosemary Harris The Ploughman's Lunch Ann Barrington
Maureen Lipman Educating Rita Trish
Liz Smith A Private Function Mrs. Chilvers
Eileen Atkins The Dresser Madge
Cher Silkwood Dolly Pelliker
Tuesday Weld Once Upon a Time in America Carol
Rosanna Arquette Desperately Seeking Susan Roberta Glass
Judi Dench Wetherby Marcia Pilborough
Anjelica Huston Prizzi's Honor Maerose Prizzi
Tracey Ullman Plenty Alice Park
Judi Dench A Room with a View Eleanor Lavish
Rosanna Arquette After Hours Marcy Franklin
Barbara Hershey Hannah and Her Sisters Lee
Rosemary Leach A Room with a View Mrs. Honeychurch
Susan Wooldridge Hope and Glory Molly
Judi Dench 84 Charing Cross Road Nora Doel
Vanessa Redgrave Prick up Your Ears Peggy Ramsay
Dianne Wiest Radio Days Bea
Judi Dench A Handful of Dust Mrs. Beaver
Maria Aitken A Fish Called Wanda Wendy Leach
Anne Archer Fatal Attraction Beth Gallagher
Olympia Dukakis Moonstruck Rose Castorini
Michelle Pfeiffer Dangerous Liaisons Madame de Tourvel
Peggy Ashcroft Madame Sousatzka Lady Emily
Laura San Giacomo Sex, Lies, and Videotape Cynthia Bishop
Sigourney Weaver Working Girl Katharine Parker


Year Actress Film Character
Whoopi Goldberg Ghost Oda Mae Brown
Anjelica Huston Crimes and Misdemeanors Dolores Paley
Shirley MacLaine Steel Magnolias Ouiser Boudreaux
Billie Whitelaw The Krays Violet Kray
Kate Nelligan Frankie and Johnny Cora
Annette Bening The Grifters Myra Langtry
Amanda Plummer The Fisher King Lydia
Julie Walters Stepping Out Vera
Miranda Richardson Damage Ingrid Fleming
Kathy Bates Fried Green Tomatoes Evelyn Couch
Helena Bonham Carter Howards End Helen Schlegel
Miranda Richardson The Crying Game Jude
Miriam Margolyes The Age of Innocence Mrs. Mingott
Holly Hunter The Firm Tammy Hemphill
Winona Ryder The Age of Innocence May Welland
Maggie Smith The Secret Garden Mrs. Medlock
Kristin Scott Thomas Four Weddings and a Funeral Fiona
Charlotte Coleman Four Weddings and a Funeral Scarlet
Sally Field Forrest Gump Mrs. Gump
Anjelica Huston Manhattan Murder Mystery Marcia Fox
Kate Winslet Sense and Sensibility Marianne Dashwood
Joan Allen Nixon Pat Nixon
Mira Sorvino Mighty Aphrodite Linda Ash
Elizabeth Spriggs Sense and Sensibility Mrs. Jennings
Juliette Binoche The English Patient Hana
Lauren Bacall The Mirror Has Two Faces Hannah Morgan
Marianne Jean-Baptiste Secrets & Lies Hortense Cumberbatch
Lynn Redgrave Shine Gillian
Sigourney Weaver The Ice Storm Janey Carver
Jennifer Ehle Wilde Constance Lloyd Wilde
Lesley Sharp The Full Monty Jeanette
Zoe Wanamaker Wilde Ada Leverson
Judi Dench Shakespeare in Love Queen Elizabeth I
Kathy Bates Primary Colors Libby Holden
Brenda Blethyn Little Voice Mari Hoff
Lynn Redgrave Gods and Monsters Hanna
Maggie Smith Tea with Mussolini Hester Random
Thora Birch American Beauty Jane Burnham
Cate Blanchett The Talented Mr. Ripley Meredith Logue
Cameron Diaz Being John Malkovich Lotte Schwartz
Mena Suvari American Beauty Angela Hayes


Year Actress Film Character
Julie Walters Billy Elliot Georgia Wilkinson
Judi Dench Chocolat Armande Voizin
Frances McDormand Almost Famous Elaine Miller
Lena Olin Chocolat Josephine Muscat
Ziyi Zhang Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Jen Yu
Jennifer Connelly A Beautiful Mind Alicia Nash
Judi Dench The Shipping News Agnis Hamm
Helen Mirren Gosford Park Jane Wilson
Maggie Smith Constance Trentham
Kate Winslet Iris Young Iris Murdoch
Catherine Zeta-Jones Chicago Velma Kelly
Toni Collette About a Boy Fiona Brewer
Julianne Moore The Hours Laura Brown
Queen Latifah Chicago Matron Mama Morton
Meryl Streep Adaptation Susan Orlean
Renée Zellweger Cold Mountain Ruby Thewes
Holly Hunter Thirteen Melanie Freeland
Laura Linney Mystic River Annabeth Markum
Judy Parfitt Girl with a Pearl Earring Maria Thins
Emma Thompson Love Actually Karen
Cate Blanchett The Aviator Katharine Hepburn
Julie Christie Finding Neverland Emma Wightwick du Maurier
Heather Craney Vera Drake Joyce Drake
Natalie Portman Closer Alice Ayres / Jane Jones
Meryl Streep The Manchurian Candidate Eleanor Shaw
Thandiwe Newton Crash Christine Thayer
Brenda Blethyn Pride & Prejudice Mrs. Bennet
Catherine Keener Capote Harper Lee
Frances McDormand North Country Glory Dodge
Michelle Williams Brokeback Mountain Alma Beers Del Mar
Jennifer Hudson Dreamgirls Effie White
Emily Blunt The Devil Wears Prada Emily Charlton
Abigail Breslin Little Miss Sunshine Olive Hoover
Toni Collette Sheryl Hoover
Frances de la Tour The History Boys Dorothy Lintott
Tilda Swinton Michael Clayton Karen Crowder
Cate Blanchett I'm Not There Jude Quinn
Kelly Macdonald No Country for Old Men Carla Jean Moss
Samantha Morton Control Deborah Woodruff Curtis
Saoirse Ronan Atonement Briony Tallis
Penélope Cruz Vicky Cristina Barcelona María Elena
Amy Adams Doubt Sister James
Freida Pinto Slumdog Millionaire Latika
Tilda Swinton Burn After Reading Katie Cox
Marisa Tomei The Wrestler Cassidy / Pam
Mo'Nique Precious Mary Lee Johnston
Anne-Marie Duff Nowhere Boy Julia Lennon
Vera Farmiga Up in the Air Alex Goran
Anna Kendrick Natalie Keener
Kristin Scott Thomas Nowhere Boy Mimi Smith


Year Actress Film Character
Helena Bonham Carter The King's Speech Queen Elizabeth
Amy Adams The Fighter Charlene Fleming
Barbara Hershey Black Swan Erica Sayers
Lesley Manville Another Year Mary Smith
Miranda Richardson Made in Dagenham Barbara Castle
Octavia Spencer The Help Minny Jackson
Jessica Chastain The Help Celia Foote
Judi Dench My Week with Marilyn Sybil Thorndike
Melissa McCarthy Bridesmaids Megan Price
Carey Mulligan Drive Irene
Anne Hathaway Les Misérables Fantine
Amy Adams The Master Peggy Dodd
Judi Dench Skyfall M
Sally Field Lincoln Mary Todd Lincoln
Helen Hunt The Sessions Cheryl Cohen-Greene
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
Oprah Winfrey The Butler Gloria Gaines
Patricia Arquette Boyhood Olivia Evans
Keira Knightley The Imitation Game Joan Clarke
Rene Russo Nightcrawler Nina Romina
Imelda Staunton Pride Hefina Headon
Emma Stone Birdman Sam Thomson
Kate Winslet Steve Jobs Joanna Hoffman
Jennifer Jason Leigh The Hateful Eight Daisy Domergue
Rooney Mara Carol Therese Belivet
Alicia Vikander Ex Machina Ava
Julie Walters Brooklyn Madge Kehoe
Viola Davis Fences Rose Maxson
Naomie Harris Moonlight Paula Harris
Nicole Kidman Lion Sue Brierley
Hayley Squires I, Daniel Blake Katie Morgan
Michelle Williams Manchester by the Sea Randi Chandler
Allison Janney I, Tonya LaVona Golden
Lesley Manville Phantom Thread Cyril Woodcock
Laurie Metcalf Lady Bird Marion McPherson
Kristin Scott Thomas Darkest Hour Clementine Churchill
Octavia Spencer The Shape of Water Zelda Fuller
Rachel Weisz The Favourite Lady Sarah
Amy Adams Vice Lynne Cheney
Claire Foy First Man Janet Shearon Armstrong
Margot Robbie Mary Queen of Scots Queen Elizabeth I
Emma Stone The Favourite Abigail
Laura Dern Marriage Story Nora Fanshaw
Scarlett Johansson Jojo Rabbit Rosie Betzler
Florence Pugh Little Women Amy March
Margot Robbie Bombshell Kayla Pospisil
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Sharon Tate


Year Actress Film Character
Youn Yuh-jung Minari Soon-ja
Niamh Algar Calm with Horses Ursula
Kosar Ali Rocks Sumaya
Maria Bakalova Borat Subsequent Moviefilm Tutar Sagdiyev
Dominique Fishback Judas and the Black Messiah Deborah Johnson
Ashley Madekwe County Lines Toni
Ariana DeBose West Side Story Anita
Caitríona Balfe Belfast Ma
Jessie Buckley The Lost Daughter Young Leda Caruso
Ann Dowd Mass Linda
Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor King Richard Oracene Price
Ruth Negga Passing Clare Bellew

Kerry Condon The Banshees of Inisherin Siobhán Súilleabháin
Angela Bassett Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Ramonda
Hong Chau The Whale Liz
Jamie Lee Curtis Everything Everywhere All at Once Deirdre Beaubeirdre
Dolly de Leon Triangle of Sadness Abigail
Carey Mulligan She Said Megan Twohey
Da'Vine Joy Randolph The Holdovers Mary Lamb
Emily Blunt Oppenheimer Katherine Oppenheimer
Danielle Brooks The Color Purple Sofia
Claire Foy All of Us Strangers Mum
Sandra Huller The Zone of Interest Hedwig Höss
Rosamund Pike Saltburn Lady Elspeth Catton


Superlative Best Actress in a Supporting Role Best Lead Actress Overall
(including Most Promising Newcomer)
Actress with most awards Judi Dench 3 Maggie Smith 4 Judi Dench 6
Actress with most nominations Judi Dench 9 Meryl Streep 12 Judi Dench
Meryl Streep

Multiple nominations

9 nominations
4 nominations
3 nominations
2 nominations

Multiple wins

3 wins
2 wins

See also



A1 2 : Rules from the 1960s to the 1970s allowed for an actress to receive a single citation for performances in multiple films in the same year. Billie Whitelaw and Jodie Foster were both nominated for their roles in two different films.
B1 2 : Rohini Hattangadi and Maureen Stapleton received the same number of votes, resulting in both actresses receiving the award, according to Academy rules.


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