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Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

The Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role is an award given by the Screen Actors Guild to honor the finest acting achievements in film.

SAG Award for Best Supporting Actress
Allison-Janney in 2014.jpg
The 2018 recipient: Allison Janney
Awarded forOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
LocationLos Angeles, California
Presented bySAG-AFTRA
First awarded1994
Currently held byAllison Janney for I, Tonya (2017)


Winners and nomineesEdit

Dianne Wiest won for her performance in Bullets over Broadway (1994).
Kate Winslet won this award twice for her roles in Sense and Sensibility (1995) and The Reader (2008).
Kathy Bates won for her performance in Primary Colors (1998).
Angelina Jolie won for her performance in Girl, Interrupted (1999).
Judi Dench won for her performance as in Chocolat (2000).
Helen Mirren won for her performance in Gosford Park (2001).
Catherine Zeta-Jones won for her performance as Velma Kelly in Chicago (2002).
Renée Zellweger won for her role in Cold Mountain (2003).
Cate Blanchett won for her performance as Katharine Hepburn in The Aviator (2004).
Rachel Weisz won for her performance in The Constant Gardener (2005).
Jennifer Hudson won for her performance in Dreamgirls (2006).
Ruby Dee won for her performance in American Gangster (2007).
Mo'Nique won for her performance in Precious (2009).
Melissa Leo won for her performance in The Fighter (2010).
Octavia Spencer won for her role in The Help (2011).
Anne Hathaway won for her performance in Les Misérables (2012).
Lupita Nyong'o won for her performances in 12 Years a Slave (2013).
Patricia Arquette won for her performance in Boyhood (2014).
Alicia Vikander won for her performance in The Danish Girl (2015).
Viola Davis won for her performance in Fences (2016).


  indicates the winner.


Year Nominee Film Role


Dianne Wiest Bullets over Broadway Helen Sinclair
Jamie Lee Curtis True Lies Helen Tasker
Sally Field Forrest Gump Mrs. Gump
Uma Thurman Pulp Fiction Mia Wallace
Robin Wright Forrest Gump Jenifer “Jenny” Curran


Kate Winslet Sense and Sensibility Marianne Dashwood
Stockard Channing Smoke Ruby McNutt
Anjelica Huston The Crossing Guard Mary Tyler
Mira Sorvino Mighty Aphrodite Linda Ash
Mare Winningham Georgia Georgia Flood


Lauren Bacall The Mirror Has Two Faces Hannah Morgan
Juliette Binoche The English Patient Hana
Marisa Tomei Unhook the Stars Monica Warren
Gwen Verdon Marvin's Room Ruth Abanathy
Renée Zellweger Jerry Maguire Dorothy Boyd


Kim Basinger(TIE) L.A. Confidential Lynn Bracken
Gloria Stuart(TIE) Titanic Rose Calvert
Minnie Driver Good Will Hunting Skylar Jackson
Alison Elliott The Wings of the Dove Millie Theale
Julianne Moore Boogie Nights Amber Waves


Kathy Bates Primary Colors Libby Holden
Brenda Blethyn Little Voice Mari Hoff
Judi Dench Shakespeare in Love Queen Elizabeth I
Rachel Griffiths Hilary and Jackie Hilary du Pré
Lynn Redgrave Gods and Monsters Hanna


Angelina Jolie Girl, Interrupted Lisa Rowe
Cameron Diaz Being John Malkovich Lotte Schwartz
Catherine Keener Maxine Lund
Julianne Moore Magnolia Linda Partridge
Chloë Sevigny Boys Don't Cry Lana Tisdel


Year Nominee Film Role


Judi Dench Chocolat Armande Voizin
Kate Hudson Almost Famous Penny Lane
Frances McDormand Elaine Miller
Julie Walters Billy Elliot Mrs. Wilkinson
Kate Winslet Quills Madeleine “Maddy” LeClerc


Helen Mirren Gosford Park Mrs. Wilson
Cate Blanchett Bandits Kate Wheeler
Judi Dench The Shipping News Agnis Hamm
Cameron Diaz Vanilla Sky Julianna “Julie” Gianni
Dakota Fanning I Am Sam Lucy Dawson


Catherine Zeta-Jones Chicago Velma Kelly
Kathy Bates About Schmidt Roberta Hertzel
Julianne Moore The Hours Laura Brown
Michelle Pfeiffer White Oleander Ingrid Magnussen
Queen Latifah Chicago Matron “Mama” Morton


Renée Zellweger Cold Mountain Ruby Thewes
Maria Bello The Cooler Natalie Belisario
Keisha Castle-Hughes ‡‡ Whale Rider Paike Apirana
Patricia Clarkson Pieces of April Joy Burns
Holly Hunter Thirteen Melanie Freeland


Cate Blanchett The Aviator Katharine Hepburn
Cloris Leachman Spanglish Evelyn Wright
Laura Linney Kinsey Clara McMillen
Virginia Madsen Sideways Maya Randall
Sophie Okonedo Hotel Rwanda Tatiana Rusesabagina


Rachel Weisz The Constant Gardener Tessa Quayle
Amy Adams Junebug Ashley Johnsten
Catherine Keener Capote Nelle Harper Lee
Frances McDormand North Country Glory Dodge
Michelle Williams Brokeback Mountain Alma Beers Del Mar


Jennifer Hudson Dreamgirls Effie White
Adriana Barraza Babel Amelia Hernandez
Cate Blanchett Notes on a Scandal Sheba Hart
Abigail Breslin Little Miss Sunshine Olive Hoover
Rinko Kikuchi Babel Chieko Tati


Ruby Dee American Gangster Mama Lucas
Cate Blanchett I'm Not There Jude Quinn
Catherine Keener Into the Wild Jan Burres
Amy Ryan Gone Baby Gone Helene McCready
Tilda Swinton Michael Clayton Karen Crowder


Kate Winslet †† The Reader Hanna Schmitz
Amy Adams Doubt Sister James
Penélope Cruz Vicky Cristina Barcelona María Elena
Viola Davis Doubt Mrs. Miller
Taraji P. Henson The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Queenie Jackson


Mo'Nique Precious Mary Lee Johnston
Penélope Cruz Nine Carla Albanese
Vera Farmiga Up in the Air Alex Goran
Anna Kendrick Natalie Keener
Diane Kruger Inglourious Basterds Bridget von Hammersmark


Year Nominee Film Role


Melissa Leo The Fighter Alice Eklund-Ward
Amy Adams The Fighter Charlene Fleming
Helena Bonham Carter The King's Speech Queen Elizabeth
Mila Kunis Black Swan Lily
Hailee Steinfeld True Grit Mattie Ross


Octavia Spencer The Help Minny Jackson
Bérénice Bejo The Artist Peppy Miller
Jessica Chastain The Help Celia Rae Foote
Melissa McCarthy Bridesmaids Megan Price
Janet McTeer Albert Nobbs Hubert Page


Anne Hathaway Les Misérables Fantine
Sally Field Lincoln Mary Todd Lincoln
Helen Hunt The Sessions Cheryl Cohen-Greene
Nicole Kidman The Paperboy Charlotte Bless
Maggie Smith The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Muriel Donnelly


Lupita Nyong'o 12 Years a Slave Patsey
Jennifer Lawrence American Hustle Rosalyn Rosenfeld
Julia Roberts August: Osage County Barbara Weston-Fordham
June Squibb Nebraska Kate Grant
Oprah Winfrey The Butler Gloria Gaines


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 St. Vincent Daka Paramova


Alicia Vikander The Danish Girl Gerda Wegener
Rooney Mara Carol Therese Belivet
Rachel McAdams Spotlight Sacha Pfeiffer
Helen Mirren Trumbo Hedda Hopper
Kate Winslet Steve Jobs Joanna Hoffman


Viola Davis Fences Rose Maxson
Naomie Harris Moonlight Paula Harris
Nicole Kidman Lion Sue Brierley
Octavia Spencer Hidden Figures Dorothy Vaughan
Michelle Williams Manchester by the Sea Randi Chandler


Allison Janney I, Tonya LaVona Golden
Mary J. Blige Mudbound Florence Jackson
Hong Chau Downsizing Ngoc Lan Tran
Holly Hunter The Big Sick Beth Gardner
Laurie Metcalf Lady Bird Marion McPherson


Superlative Leading Actress Supporting Actress Overall
Actress with most awards Frances McDormand 2 Kate Winslet 2 Cate Blanchett, Viola Davis, Helen Mirren, Kate Winslet, Frances McDormand, Renée Zellweger 2
Actress with most nominations Meryl Streep 10 Cate Blanchett, Kate Winslet 4 Meryl Streep 11
Actress with most nominations without ever winning Judi Dench 6 Amy Adams, Catherine Keener, Julianne Moore 3 Amy Adams, Nicole Kidman 4
Film with most nominations Almost Famous, Babel, Being John Malkovich, Chicago, Doubt, The Fighter, Forrest Gump, The Help, Up in the Air 2 Chicago, Doubt, The Help 3
Oldest winner Julie Christie
(Away from Her, 2008)
66 Gloria Stuart
(Titanic, 1998)
87 Gloria Stuart
(Titanic, 1998)
Oldest nominee Judi Dench
(Victoria & Abdul, 2018)
Youngest winner Jennifer Lawrence
(Silver Linings Playbook, 2013)
22 Kate Winslet
(Sense and Sensibility, 1996)
20 Kate Winslet
(Sense and Sensibility, 1996)
Youngest nominee Evan Rachel Wood
(Thirteen, 2004)
16 Dakota Fanning
(I Am Sam, 2002)
7 Dakota Fanning
(I Am Sam, 2002)


Occasions over the past 23 years did the winner of the SAG Award for Best Supporting Actress not win the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. This happened in:

  • 1995: Kate Winslet (Sense and Sensibility) lost to Mira Sorvino (Mighty Aphrodite)
  • 1996: Lauren Bacall (The Mirror Has Two Faces) lost to Juliette Binoche (The English Patient)
  • 1998: Kathy Bates (Primary Colors) lost to Judi Dench (Shakespeare in Love)
  • 2000: Judi Dench (Chocolat) lost to Marcia Gay Harden (Pollock). This was the first time in SAG Award history that the category's eventual Academy Award-winner was not nominated for the SAG Awards.
  • 2001: Helen Mirren (Gosford Park) lost to Jennifer Connelly (A Beautiful Mind). Connelly was nominated for the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role.
  • 2007: Ruby Dee (American Gangster) lost to Tilda Swinton (Michael Clayton)
  • 2008: Kate Winslet (The Reader) won Best Actress. Penélope Cruz (Vicky Cristina Barcelona) won Best Supporting Actress.

Multiple winnersEdit

2 wins
  • Kate Winslet (Sense and Sensibility (1995), The Reader (2008))

Multiple nomineesEdit

Note: Winners are indicated in bold type.

2 nominations
3 nominations
  • Amy Adams (Junebug (2005), Doubt (2008), The Fighter (2010))
  • Judi Dench (Shakespeare in Love (1998), Chocolat (2000), The Shipping News (2001))
  • Catherine Keener (Being John Malkovich (1999), Capote (2005), Into the Wild (2007))
  • Julianne Moore (Boogie Nights (1997), Magnolia (1999), The Hours (2002))
4 nominations
  • Cate Blanchett (Bandits (2001), The Aviator (2004), Notes on a Scandal (2006), I'm Not There (2007))
  • Kate Winslet (Sense and Sensibility (1995), Quills (2000), The Reader (2008), Steve Jobs (2015))

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