National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress

The National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress is one of the annual awards given by the National Society of Film Critics.

This awards was given for the first time in 1967 to Marjorie Rhodes for her role in The Family Way.

Meryl Streep won this award three times (record): in 1978 for The Deer Hunter, in 1979 for Kramer vs. Kramer, for Manhattan and for The Seduction of Joe Tynan and in 2006 for The Devil Wears Prada and for A Prairie Home Companion. Anjelica Huston (1985 and 1989), Dianne Wiest (1986 and 1994), Patricia Clarkson (2002 and 2003) and Amy Adams (2005 and 2012) each won the award two times. Winning the award at age 13 for Taxi Driver (1976), Jodie Foster is the youngest winner in this category. In 2009, Mo'Nique became the first African-American to win in this category for her performance in Precious.



Year Winner Film Role
1967 Marjorie Rhodes The Family Way Lucy Fitton
1968 Billie Whitelaw Charlie Bubbles Lottie Bubbles
1969 Siân Phillips Goodbye, Mr. Chips Ursula Mossbank
Delphine Seyrig Stolen Kisses (Baisers volés) Fabienne Tabard


Year Winner Film Role
1970 Lois Smith Five Easy Pieces Partita Dupea
1971 Ellen Burstyn The Last Picture Show Lois Farrow ‡
1972 Jeannie Berlin The Heartbreak Kid Lila Kolodny ‡
1973 Valentina Cortese Day for Night (La nuit américaine) Séverine ‡
1974 Bibi Andersson Scenes from a Marriage (Scener ur ett äktenskap) Katarina
1975 Lily Tomlin Nashville Linnea Reese ‡
1976 Jodie Foster Taxi Driver Iris Steensma ‡
1977 Ann Wedgeworth Handle with Care Joyce
1978 Meryl Streep The Deer Hunter Linda ‡
1979 Meryl Streep Kramer vs. Kramer Joanna Kramer †
Manhattan Jill Davis
The Seduction of Joe Tynan Karen Traynor


Year Winner Film Role
1980 Mary Steenburgen Melvin and Howard Lynda Dummar †
1981 Maureen Stapleton Reds Emma Goldman
1982 Jessica Lange Tootsie Julie Nichols †
1983 Sandra Bernhard The King of Comedy Masha
1984 Melanie Griffith Body Double Holly Body
1985 Anjelica Huston Prizzi's Honor Maerose Prizzi †
1986 Dianne Wiest Hannah and Her Sisters Holly †
1987 Kathy Baker Street Smart Punchy
1988 Mercedes Ruehl Married to the Mob Connie Russo
1989 Anjelica Huston Enemies: A Love Story Tamara Broder ‡


Year Winner Film Role
1990 Annette Bening The Grifters Myra Langtry ‡
1991 Jane Horrocks Life Is Sweet Nicola
1992 Judy Davis Husbands and Wives Sally ‡
1993 Madeleine Stowe Short Cuts Sherri Shepard
1994 Dianne Wiest Bullets over Broadway Helen Sinclair †
1995 Joan Allen Nixon Pat Ryan-Nixon
1996 Barbara Hershey The Portrait of a Lady Serena Merle ‡
1997 Julianne Moore Boogie Nights Amber Waves ‡
1998 Judi Dench Shakespeare in Love Queen Elizabeth I
1999 Chloë Sevigny Boys Don't Cry Lana Tisdel ‡


Year Winner Film Role
2000 Elaine May Small Time Crooks May
2001 Helen Mirren Gosford Park Mrs. Wilson ‡
2002 Patricia Clarkson Far from Heaven Eleanor Fine
2003 Patricia Clarkson Pieces of April Joy Burns ‡
The Station Agent Olivia Harris
2004 Virginia Madsen Sideways Maya Randall ‡
2005 Amy Adams Junebug Ashley Johnsten ‡
2006 Meryl Streep The Devil Wears Prada Miranda Priestly §
A Prairie Home Companion Yolanda Johnson
2007 Cate Blanchett I'm Not There Jude Quinn ‡
2008 Hanna Schygulla The Edge of Heaven (Auf der anderen Seite) Susanne Staub
2009 Mo'Nique Precious Mary Lee Johnston †


Year Winner Film Role
2010 Olivia Williams The Ghost Writer Ruth Lang
2011 Jessica Chastain The Help Celia Foote ‡
The Tree of Life Mrs. O'Brien
Take Shelter Samantha LaForche
2012 Amy Adams The Master Peggy Dodd ‡
2013 Jennifer Lawrence American Hustle Rosalyn Rosenfeld ‡
2014 Patricia Arquette Boyhood Olivia Evans †
2015 Kristen Stewart Clouds of Sils Maria Valentine
2016 Michelle Williams Manchester by the Sea Randi Chandler ‡
2017 Laurie Metcalf Lady Bird Marion McPherson ‡
2018 Regina King If Beale Street Could Talk Sharon Rivers †
2019 Laura Dern Little Women Marmee March
Marriage Story Nora Fanshaw ‡

Multiple awardsEdit

3 wins
2 wins

See alsoEdit


  • "Past Awards". National Society of Film Critics. Retrieved 10 December 2016.