Best Supporting Actor Oscar Winners

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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Winners

1
Brad Pitt, 57
2019
2
Morgan Freeman, 83
2004
3
Robin Williams (1951-2014)
1997
4
Heath Ledger (1979-2008)
2008
5
George Clooney, 60
2005
6
Frank Sinatra (1915-1998)
1953
7
Jared Leto, 49
2013
8
Denzel Washington, 66
1989
9
Christian Bale, 47
2010
10
Robert De Niro, 77
1974
11
Sean Connery (1930-2020)
1987
12
Jack Nicholson, 84
1983
13
Kevin Spacey, 61
1995
14
Christopher Walken, 78
1978
15
Joe Pesci, 78
1990
16
Tommy Lee Jones, 74
1993
17
Michael Caine, 88
1986, 1999
18
Christopher Plummer (1929-2021)
2011
19
Cuba Gooding Jr., 53
1996
20
J.K. Simmons, 66
2014
21
Benicio Del Toro, 54
2000
22
Javier Bardem, 52
2007
23
Sam Rockwell, 52
2017
24
Christoph Waltz, 64
2009, 2012
25
Mahershala Ali, 47
2016, 2018
26
Kevin Kline, 73
1988
27
Gene Hackman, 91
1992
28
George Burns (1896-1996)
1975
29
Tim Robbins, 62
2003
30
Walter Matthau (1920-2000)
1966
31
Burl Ives (1909-1995)
1958
32
Jack Albertson (1907-1981)
1968
33
Jim Broadbent, 71
2001
34
Jack Lemmon (1925-2001)
1955
35
Anthony Quinn (1915-2001)
1952, 1956
36
Alan Arkin, 87
2006
37
Chris Cooper, 69
2002
38
Mark Rylance, 61
2015
39
Louis Gossett Jr., 84
1982
40
Ben Johnson Jr. (1918-1996)
1971
41
Joel Grey, 89
1972
42
Martin Landau (1928-2017)
1994
43
Timothy Hutton, 60
1980
44
James Coburn (1928-2002)
1998
45
George Kennedy (1925-2016)
1967
46
John Mills (1908-2005)
1970
47
Red Buttons (1919-2006)
1957
48
Karl Malden (1912-2009)
1951

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