Best Supporting Actor Oscars

About

First presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences at the 9th Academy Awards, the honor is given to the actor who delivers an outstanding performance in a supporting role while working within the film industry.

Trivia

Inaugural winner Walter Brennan has received the most awards in this category (3). Christopher Plummer is the oldest winner (82) and oldest nominee (88) in this category for the movies Beginners and All the Money in the World, respectively.

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Best Supporting Actor Oscars Winners

1
Brad Pitt, 59
2019
2
Heath Ledger (1979-2008)
2008
3
Robin Williams (1951-2014)
1997
4
Morgan Freeman, 85
2004
5
George Clooney, 61
2005
6
Christian Bale, 48
2010
7
Frank Sinatra (1915-1998)
1953
8
Jared Leto, 51
2013
9
Denzel Washington, 68
1989
10
Robert De Niro, 79
1974
11
Jack Nicholson, 85
1983
12
Sean Connery (1930-2020)
1987
13
Joe Pesci, 79
1990
14
Kevin Spacey, 63
1995
15
J.K. Simmons, 68
2014
16
Christopher Walken, 79
1978
17
Cuba Gooding Jr., 55
1996
18
Tommy Lee Jones, 76
1993
19
Michael Caine, 89
1986, 1999
20
Christopher Plummer (1929-2021)
2011
21
Javier Bardem, 53
2007
22
Sam Rockwell, 54
2017
23
Benicio Del Toro, 55
2000
24
George Burns (1896-1996)
1975
25
Gene Hackman, 92
1992
26
Christoph Waltz, 66
2009, 2012
27
Mahershala Ali, 48
2016, 2018
28
Tim Robbins, 64
2003
29
Burl Ives (1909-1995)
1958
30
Kevin Kline, 75
1988
31
Alan Arkin, 88
2006
32
Jim Broadbent, 73
2001
33
Jack Lemmon (1925-2001)
1955
34
Walter Matthau (1920-2000)
1966
35
Ben Johnson Jr. (1918-1996)
1971
36
Jack Albertson (1907-1981)
1968
37
Timothy Hutton, 62
1980
38
Chris Cooper, 71
2002
39
Mark Rylance, 63
2015
40
Anthony Quinn (1915-2001)
1952, 1956
41
James Coburn (1928-2002)
1998
42
George Kennedy (1925-2016)
1967
43
Louis Gossett Jr., 86
1982
44
Peter Ustinov (1921-2004)
1960
45
Martin Balsam (1919-1996)
1965
46
Karl Malden (1912-2009)
1951
47
Joel Grey, 90
1972
48
Martin Landau (1928-2017)
1994

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