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BIFA Award for Best Supporting Actor

The British Independent Film Award for Best Supporting Actor is an annual award given to the Best Supporting Actor in a British film. The award was introduced at the 2008 ceremony. Previously, there had been a single award given for Best Supporting Actor/Actress starting in 2003.

Winners and nomineesEdit

Best Supporting Actor/Actress:


Year Winners and nominees Film Role
2008 Eddie Marsan Happy-Go-Lucky Scott
Liam Cunningham Hunger Father Dominic Moran
Ralph Fiennes In Bruges Harry Waters
Daniel Mays Shifty Chris
Ralph Fiennes The Duchess William Cavendish, 5th Duke of Devonshire
2009 John Henshaw Looking for Eric Meatballs
Alfred Molina An Education Jack Mellor
Tom Hollander In the Loop Simon Foster
Michael Fassbender Fish Tank Connor
Jim Broadbent The Damned United Sam Longson


Year Winners and nominees Film Role
2010 Geoffrey Rush The King's Speech Lionel Logue
Kayvan Novak Four Lions Waj
Bob Hoskins Made in Dagenham Albert Passingham
Andrew Garfield Never Let Me Go Tommy D
Guy Pearce The King's Speech King Edward VIII
2011 Michael Smiley Kill List Gal
Benedict Cumberbatch Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Peter Guilliam
Tom Hardy Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Ricki Tarr
Eddie Marsan Tyrannosaur James
Ezra Miller We Need to Talk about Kevin Kevin Khatchadourian
2012 Rory Kinnear Broken Bob Oswald
Cillian Murphy Broken Mike Kiernan
Billy Connolly Quartet Wilfred "Wilf" Bond
Tom Wilkinson The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Graham Dashwood
Domhnall Gleeson Shadow Dancer Connor McVeigh
2013 Ben Mendelsohn Starred Up Neville Love
John Arcilla Metro Manila Douglas Ong
Rupert Friend Starred Up Oliver Baumer
Jeff Goldblum Le Week-End Morgan
Eddie Marsan Filth Clifford Blades
2014 Andrew Scott Pride Gethin Roberts
Michael Fassbender Frank Frank
Sean Harris '71 Captain Sandy Brown
Ben Schnetzer Pride Mark Ashton
Rafe Spall X+Y Martin Humphreys
2015 Brendan Gleeson Suffragette Arthur Steed
Luke Evans High-Rise Richard Wilder
Domhnall Gleeson Brooklyn Jim Farrell
Sean Harris Macbeth Macduff
Ben Whishaw The Lobster The Limping Man
2016 Brett Goldstein Adult Life Skills Brendan
Jamie Dornan Anthropoid Jan Kubiš
Sean Harris Trespass Against Us Gordon Bennett
Arinze Kene The Pass Ade
Christopher Lloyd I Am Not a Serial Killer Bill Crowley
2017 Simon Russell Beale The Death of Stalin Lavrentiy Beria
Steve Buscemi The Death of Stalin Nikita Khrushchev
Woody Harrelson Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Bill Willoughby
Ian Hart God's Own Country Martin Saxby
Sam Rockwell Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Jason Dixon
2018 Alessandro Nivola Disobedience Dovid Kuperman
Steve Buscemi Lean on Pete Del Montgomery
Barry Keoghan American Animals Spencer Reinhard
Evan Peters American Animals Warren Lipka
Dominic West Colette Henry Gauthier-Villars
2019 Chiwetel Ejiofor The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Trywell Kamkwamba
Hugh Laurie The Personal History of David Copperfield Mr. Dick
Edlison Manuel Olbera Núñez Yuli - The Carlos Acosta Story Young Carlos Acosta
Peter Mullan The Vanishing Thomas Marshall
Bluey Robinson Dirty God Naz

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