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BIFA Award for Best Supporting Actress

The British Independent Film Award for Best Supporting Actress is an annual award given to the Best Supporting Actress 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 Actress Film Role
2008 Alexis Zegerman Happy-Go-Lucky Zoe
Emma Thompson Brideshead Revisited Lady Marchmain
Kristin Scott Thomas Easy Virtue Veronica Whittaker
Hayley Atwell The Duchess Elizabeth "Bess" Foster
Sienna Miller The Edge of Love Caitlin Thomas
2009 Anne-Marie Duff Nowhere Boy Julia Lennon
Rosamund Pike An Education Helen
Kerry Fox Bright Star Mrs. Brawne
Kierston Wareing Fish Tank Joanne Williams
Kristin Scott Thomas Nowhere Boy Mimi Smith


Year Actress Film Role
2010 Helena Bonham Carter The King's Speech Queen Elizabeth
Lesley Manville Another Year Mary Smith
Rosamund Pike Made in Dagenham Lisa Hopkins
Keira Knightley Never Let Me Go Ruth C
Tamsin Greig Tamara Drewe Beth Hardiment
2011 Vanessa Redgrave Coriolanus Volumnia
Felicity Jones Albatross Beth Fischer
Carey Mulligan Shame Sissy Sullivan
Sally Hawkins Submarine Jill Tate
Kathy Burke Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Connie Sachs
2012 Olivia Colman Hyde Park on Hudson Queen Elizabeth
Vanessa Redgrave Song for Marion Marion
Maggie Smith The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Muriel Donnelly
Alice Englert Ginger and Rosa Rosa
Eileen Davies Sightseers Carol
2013 Imogen Poots The Look of Love Debbie Raymond
Kristin Scott Thomas The Invisible Woman Frances Ternan
Mia Wasikowska The Double Hannah
Shirley Henderson Filth Bunty Blades
Siobhan Finneran The Selfish Giant Mrs. Swift
2014 Imelda Staunton Pride Hefina Headon
Dorothy Atkinson Mr. Turner Hannah Danby
Maggie Gyllenhaal Frank Clara
Sally Hawkins X+Y Julie Ellis
Sienna Guillory The Goob Janet Taylor
2015 Olivia Colman The Lobster The Hotel Manager
Helena Bonham Carter Suffragette Edith Ellyn
Anne-Marie Duff Suffragette Violet Miller
Sienna Miller High-Rise Charlotte Melville
Julie Walters Brooklyn Madge Kehoe
2016 Avin Manshadi Under the Shadow Dorsa
Gemma Arterton The Girl with All the Gifts Helen Justineau
Naomie Harris Our Kind of Traitor Gail Perkins
Terry Pheto A United Kingdom Naledi Khama
Shana Swash My Feral Heart Eve
2017 Patricia Clarkson The Party April
Naomi Ackie Lady Macbeth Anna
Kelly Macdonald Goodbye Christopher Robin Olive
Andrea Riseborough The Death of Stalin Svetlana Stalin
Julie Walters Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool Bella Turner
2018 Rachel Weisz The Favourite Sarah Churchill
Nina Arianda Stan & Ollie Ida Kitaeva Laurel
Rachel McAdams Disobedience Esti Kuperman
Emma Stone The Favourite Abigail Masham
Molly Wright Apostasy Alex
2019 Ruthxjiah Bellenea The Last Tree Tope
Jessica Barden Scarborough Beth
Elizabeth Debicki Vita and Virginia Virginia Woolf
Tilda Swinton The Personal History of David Copperfield Betsey Trotwood
Julie Walters Wild Rose Marion Harlan

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