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BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR


Michael Caine probably said it most humorously when he won this award in 1999 ... "Do you have any idea what supporting actors get paid?" But what would their movies have been without these performances who were able to stand out with shorter screen time than their leads to win a coveted Oscar? First given in 1936, here were the Academy's choices for the Best Performances by an Actor in a Supporting Role ...

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1936 : Walter Brennan in "COME AND GET IT"

1937 : Joseph Schildkraut in "THE LIFE OF EMILE ZOLA"

1938 : Walter Brennan in "KENTUCKY"

1939 : Thomas Mitchell in "STAGECOACH"

1940 : Walter Brennan in "THE WESTERNER"

1941 : Donald Crisp in "HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY"

1942 : Van Heflin in "JOHNNY EAGER"

1943 : Charles Coburn in "THE MORE THE MERRIER"

1944 : Barry Fitzgerald in "GOING MY WAY"

1945 : James Dunn in "A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN"

1946 : Harold Russell in "THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES"

1947 : Edmund Gwenn in "MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET"

1948 : Walter Huston in "THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE"

1949 : Dean Jagger in "TWELVE O'CLOCK HIGH"

1950 : George Sanders in "ALL ABOUT EVE"

1951 : Karl Malden in "A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE"

1952 : Anthony Quinn in "VIVA ZAPATA!"

1953 : Frank Sinatra in "FROM HERE TO ETERNITY"

1954 : Edmond O'Brien in "THE BAREFOOT CONTESSA"

1955 : Jack Lemmon in "MISTER ROBERTS"

1956 : Anthony Quinn in "LUST FOR LIFE"

1957 : Red Buttons in "SAYONARA"

1958 : Burl Ives in "THE BIG COUNTRY"

1959 : Hugh Griffith in "BEN-HUR"

1960 : Peter Ustinov in "SPARTACUS"

1961 : George Chakiris in "WEST SIDE STORY"

1962 : Ed Begley in "SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH"

1963 : Melvyn Douglas in "HUD"

1964 : Peter Ustinov in "TOPKAPI"

1965 : Martin Balsam in "A THOUSAND CLOWNS"

1966 : Walter Matthau in "THE FORTUNE COOKIE"

1967 : George Kennedy in "COOL HAND LUKE"

1968 : Jack Albertson in "THE SUBJECT WAS ROSES"

1969 : Gig Young in "THEY SHOOT HORSES, DON'T THEY?"

1970 : John Mills in "RYAN'S DAUGHTER"

1971 : Ben Johnson in "THE LAST PICTURE SHOW"

1972 : Joel Grey in "CABARET"

1973 : John Houseman in "THE PAPER CHASE"

1974 : Robert De Niro in "THE GODFATHER PART II"

1975 : George Burns in "THE SUNSHINE BOYS"

1976 : Jason Robards in "ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN"

1977 : Jason Robards in "JULIA"

1978 : Christopher Walken in "THE DEER HUNTER"

1979 : Melvyn Douglas in "BEING THERE"

1980 : Timothy Hutton in "ORDINARY PEOPLE"

1981 : John Gielgud in "ARTHUR"

1982 : Louis Gossett, Jr. in "AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN"

1983 : Jack Nicholson in "TERMS OF ENDEARMENT"

1984 : Haing S. Ngor in "THE KILLING FIELDS"

1985 : Don Ameche in "COCOON"

1986 : Michael Caine in "HANNAH AND HER SISTERS"

1987 : Sean Connery in "THE UNTOUCHABLES"

1988 : Kevin Kline in "A FISH CALLED WANDA"

1989 : Denzel Washington in "GLORY"

1990 : Joe Pesci in "GOODFELLAS"

1991 : Jack Palance in "CITY SLICKERS"

1992 : Gene Hackman in "UNFORGIVEN"

1993 : Tommy Lee Jones in "THE FUGITIVE"

1994 : Martin Landau in "ED WOOD"

1995 : Kevin Spacey in "THE USUAL SUSPECTS"

1996 : Cuba Gooding, Jr. in "JERRY MAGUIRE"

1997 : Robin Williams in "GOOD WILL HUNTING"

1998 : James Coburn in "AFFLICTION"

1999 : Michael Caine in "THE CIDER HOUSE RULES"

2000 : Benicio Del Toro in "TRAFFIC"

2001 : Jim Broadbent in "IRIS"

2002 : Chris Cooper in "ADAPTATION"

2003 : Tim Robbins in "MYSTIC RIVER"

2004 : Morgan Freeman in "MILLION DOLLAR BABY"

2005 : George Clooney in "SYRIANA"

2006 : Alan Arkin in "LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE"

2007 : Javier Bardem in "NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN"

2008 : Heath Ledger in "THE DARK KNIGHT"

2009 : Christoph Waltz in "INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS"

2010 : Christian Bale in "THE FIGHTER"

2011 : Christopher Plummer in "BEGINNERS"

2012 : Christoph Waltz in "DJANGO UNCHAINED"

2013 : Jared Leto in "DALLAS BUYERS CLUB"

2014 : J.K. Simmons in "WHIPLASH"

2015 : Mark Rylance in "BRIDGE OF SPIES"

2016 : Mahershala Ali in "MOONLIGHT"

2017 : Sam Rockwell in "THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI"

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