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

The Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Supporting Actress is one of the awards, which are annually awarded in the United States by the Screen Actors Guild, a union of actors. It is aimed at actresses who have done an outstanding performance in a supporting role in a feature film. The category was created in 1995. The winners will be chosen in a secret ballot by the full members of the union.

History and Records

During the last 20 years, the Screen Actors Guild has awarded a total of 21 Awards in the category Best Supporting Actress in 20 different actors. The first winner was Dianne Wiest, who was honored with the Screen Actors Guild Awards in 1995 for her role as Helen Sinclair in Bullets Over Broadway. The last winner was previously Lupita Nyong'o, who was honored for her role as Patsey in 12 Years a Slave at the Screen Actors Guild Awards 2014.

So far (as of 2014) voted the winner of this award in only eight cases, not with the later Oscar-winning match. That was Kate Winslet in 1996 for Sense and Sensibility, Lauren Bacall in 1997 for The Mirror Has Two Faces, Gloria Stuart Titanic 1998 (the second winner Kim Basinger won it for LA Confidential ), Kathy Bates 1999 with a vengeance, Judi Dench for Chocolat 2001 - A small bite is enough, Helen Mirren in 2002 for Gosford Park and Ruby Dee for American Gangster in 2008. 2009, the British Kate Winslet was honored for her role in The Reader later with the Academy Award for Best Actress. Oldest winner and nominee at age 87 in 1998 was the USA's Gloria Stuart ( Titanic ). Recent winner at 20 years was 1996, the British Kate Winslet ( Sense and Sensibility ), youngest nominee with eight years in 2002, the US-American Dakota Fanning ( I Am Sam ).

The following list is a list of nominees and winners of the most common records in the category of Best Supporting Actress. The winners and nominees in the other actor categories are not counted.

Winners and nominees

The films listed below are indicated ( determined if any) with its German release title, followed in brackets in italics of the original foreign-language titles. The mention of the original title does not apply if German and foreign film titles are identical. The winners are highlighted in bold type in the first place.


Dianne Wiest - Bullets Over Broadway

Kate Winslet - Sense and Sensibility ( Sense and Sensibility )

Lauren Bacall - The Mirror Has Two Faces ( The Mirror Has Two Faces )

Kim Basinger - L.A. Confidential Gloria Stuart - Titanic

Kathy Bates - Primary Colors ( Primary Colors )

Angelina Jolie - Girl, Interrupted (Girl, Interrupted )


Judi Dench - Chocolat - A small bite is enough ( Chocolat )

Helen Mirren - Gosford Park

Catherine Zeta -Jones - Chicago

Renée Zellweger - Cold Mountain ( Cold Mountain )

Cate Blanchett - The Aviator ( The Aviator )

Rachel Weisz - The Constant Gardener ( The Constant Gardener )

Jennifer Hudson - Dreamgirls

Ruby Dee - American Gangster

Kate Winslet - The Reader (The Reader)

Mo'Nique - Precious - Life is Precious (Precious: Based on the Novel "Push " by Sapphire)


Melissa Leo - The Fighter

Octavia Spencer - The Help

Anne Hathaway - Les Misérables

Lupita Nyong'o - 12 Years a Slave