A Century of Film

Supporting Actress

Film has always relied on supporting performances but awards groups haven’t always recognized them right away.  It wasn’t until the 9th Academy Awards that the first supporting awards were given out.  Likewise, the BAFTAs would go through their first 20 awards without the category and no critics group would give such an award until 1957.  But eventually, of course, all the awards groups followed through and today it’s one way of celebrating great character actors although it has also been a chance for big stars to win their Oscar at last.  Supporting performances can be a role that runs through the whole film (like the way the Academy awarded Catherine Zeta-Jones for Chicago in a role that earned her a Globe nomination as a lead) or for a performance that dominates the film in spite of only being in a few scenes (like Judi Dench in Shakespeare in Love).

note:  A note on the years.  Because I use the Academy calendar for all of my awards but often have people asking about the actual release year of a film, any film with two dates listed, the first is its original release date and the second is the year it was Oscar eligible and thus Nighthawk eligible.  Down below, I only use one date when referencing awards and that’s the year the film was eligible for that award, which might not be its original release year or its Oscar year, depending on the award in question.

note:  Critical Acclaim.  That’s a phrase I will use below several times.  So that I don’t have to keep repeating what it means, it’s based on the Consensus Awards that I do.  My feelings don’t play into those awards except by the percentages I assign.  60 points for a win, 30 for a nomination.  100% for the Oscars, SAG, BAFTA, NYFC, LAFC, 90% for the BSFC, CFC, NSFC, 80% for the BFCA, NBR, 70% for the Globes.  Then, I calculate percentage of the total points.  That’s because in 1943 (the first year of the Globes) there were 228 total points and in 2017 there were 1176 total points, so the percentage of the total points is the best way to account for historical changes in scores.  So, the performance with the highest percentage of the year’s total points has the most critical acclaim under the definition I am using (it’s Mary Steenburgen, 1980, Melvin and Howard).

My Top 5 Supporting Actress Performances in Film History:

  1. Dianne Wiest, Bullets over Broadway, 1994
  2. Cate Blanchett, The Aviator, 2004
  3. Harriet Andersson, Cries and Whispers, 1972/1973
  4. Meryl Streep, Kramer vs. Kramer, 1979
  5. Julianne Moore, Boogie Nights, 1997

The other 9 Point Performances (chronological by Nighthawk eligibility):

  • Judith Anderson, Rebecca, 1940
  • Maria Casares, Children of Paradise, 1945/1946
  • Kim Hunter, A Streetcar Named Desire, 1951
  • Eva Marie Saint, On the Waterfront, 1954
  • Harriet Andersson, Smiles of a Summer Night, 1955/1958
  • Bibi Andersson, Persona, 1966/1967
  • Kari Sylwan, Cries and Whispers, 1972/1973
  • Dianne Wiest, Hannah and her Sisters, 1986
  • Maggie Smith, A Room with a View, 1986
  • Lorraine Bracco, GoodFellas, 1990
  • Frances McDormand, Almost Famous, 2000
  • Zhang Ziyi,  Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, 2000
  • Meryl Streep,  Adaptation, 2002
  • Mo’Nique,  Precious,  2009

note:  I rate all aspects of film on a 9 point scale.  They also correspond to the 100 point scale for Best Picture.  Films above *** (76-99) all land on the scale.  1 point is for 76-79, just worth mentioning.  2 points is for 80-83, a weak mention, 3 points is for 84-87, near great, 4 points is for 88-89 (which is ****), a solid nominee, 5 points is for 90-91, a very solid nominee, 6 points is for 92-93, a weak winner, a 7 points is for 94-95, a worthwhile winner, 8 points is 96-97, the kind of winner you can’t complain about even if it’s not your #1 choice and 9 points is for 98-99, the very best of all-time.  The above list are my 9 point films for Supporting Actress through 2011, listed chronologically.

Best Performances All-Time by Decade:

  • 1920’s:  Brigitte Helm, Metropolis, 1926/1928
  • 1930’s:  Margaret Hamilton, The Wizard of Oz, 1939
  • 1940’s:  Judith Anderson, Rebecca, 1940
  • 1950’s:  Kim Hunter, A Streetcar Named Desire, 1951
  • 1960’s:  Bibi Andersson, Persona, 1966/1967
  • 1970’s:  Harriet Andersson, Cries and Whispers, 1972/1973
  • 1980’s:  Dianne Wiest, Hannah and her Sisters, 1986
  • 1990’s:  Dianne Wiest, Bullets over Broadway, 1994
  • 2000’s:  Cate Blanchett, The Aviator, 2004
  • 2010’s:  Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit, 2010

Best Performance All-Time by Age:

note:  Age is based on subtracting the year they were born from the year the film was originally released.  I’m not going to try to figure out when the birthday is or when the film was made.

  • pre-teen:  Sarah Bolger, In America, 2002/2003, 10
  • teenager:  Saoirse Ronan, Atonement, 2007, 13
  • 20’s:  Kim Hunter, A Streetcar Named Desire, 1951, 29
  • 30’s:  Cate Blanchett, The Aviator, 2004, 35
  • 40’s:  Dianne Wiest, Bullets over Broadway, 1994, 46
  • 50’s:  Maggie Smith, A Room with a View, 1986, 52
  • 60’s:  Maggie Smith, Gosford Park, 2001, 67
  • 70’s:  Edith Evans, Tom Jones, 1963, 75
  • 80’s:  Ruby Dee, American Gangster, 2007, 83
Best Performances All-Time by Genre:
  • Action:  Zhang Ziyi, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, 2000
  • Adventure:  Gale Sondergaard, Anthony Adverse, 1936
  • Comedy:  Dianne Wiest, Bullets over Broadway, 1994
  • Crime:  Lorraine Bracco, GoodFellas, 1990
  • Drama:  Cate Blanchett, The Aviator, 2004
  • Fantasy:  Miranda Otto, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, 2003
  • Horror:  Ruth Gordon, Rosemary’s Baby, 1968
  • Kids:  Margaret Hamilton, The Wizard of Oz, 1939
  • Musical:  Frances McDormand, Almost Famous, 2000
  • Mystery:  Judith Anderson, Rebecca, 1940
  • Sci-Fi:  Brigitte Helm, Metropolis, 1926/1928
  • Suspense:  Gloria Grahame, Crossfire, 1947
  • War:  Katina Paxinou, For Whom the Bell Tolls, 1943
  • Western:  Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit, 2010


The Actresses

Billie Burke

If the only thing you know Billie Burke from is because she played Glinda in The Wizard of Oz then you are missing out on a sublimely funny actress.  Part of it you can blame on the people in charge behind the scenes at the Academy because some of her best work, playing long suffering wives in Dinner at Eight and A Bill of Divorcement came before the category was created in 1936.  No one ever played the bubbly, lively wife than Burke did, also in films like Christopher Strong.  But her best performance, the one that did catch the Academy’s eye but sadly didn’t win (the victim of the first actress nominated in both categories, losing out to Fay Bainter) was in Merrily We Live.
Key Films:  Merrily We Live, Dinner at Eight, A Bill of Divorcement

Thelma Ritter

The perennial Oscar bridesmaid.  Thelma Ritter was nominated six times, more than any other actress in history.  In fact, she was nominated four straight years from 1950 to 1953 and no other actress has even been nominated more than four times.  It’s hard to know whether her best performance was in All About Eve as Birdie, the maid to Margo Channing who, in a film filled with great lines, gets one of the best (when asked “What shall I tell Tyrone Power for you?” she replies “Just give him my phone number; I’ll tell him myself.”) or as Moe, the informant in Pickup on South Street who faces off against a killer with smarts and bravery.
Key Films:  All About Eve, Pickup on South Street, Rear Window

Gloria Grahame

Winner of an Oscar and two Nighthawks (Crossfire, The Bad and the Beautiful) she also earns two other nominations and just misses on a fifth, finishing in sixth place the same year she wins the Nighthawk.  She reminds me of something the Mythical Monkey once said about Jane Greer, which is that she the only femme fatale in movie history he’d let shoot her.  That’s how I feel about Gloria Grahame and if Sudden Fear is the only role where she really would have done that, she was still the queen of film noir with great roles in In a Lonely Place and The Big Heat as well.
Key Films:  Crossfire, The Bad and the Beautiful, The Big Heat

Angela Lansbury

I’ve never really liked Angela Lansbury that much because I hated Murder She Wrote.  But I can’t deny her great acting, especially in her two Nighthawk winning roles (both of which earned her Oscar nominations): Gaslight and The Manchurian Candidate.  She’s got three Oscar nominations and she’s one of the relatively few actresses to win two Golden Globes for Supporting Actress.
Key Films:  The Manchurian Candidate, Gaslight, The Picture of Dorian Gray

Bibi Andersson

Bibi Andersson never earned an Oscar nomination.  In a career that included not only Persona (which I list as Supporting but you easily could list her as a lead) and Cries and Whispers (the opposite) but amazing work in Wild Strawberries, The Seventh Seal, The Magician, The Passion of Anna and Scenes from a Marriage.  She was the consummate supporting actress in the Bergman films which featured some of the greatest female acting work ever put on screen.
Key Films:  Persona, Wild Strawberries, The Seventh Seal

Maggie Smith

Tied (with others) for 2nd place at the Oscars with 150 points (one win, three other nominations) she’s also in 2nd place all-time at the BAFTAs (also one win and three other nominations but only the nomination for Gosford Park overlaps with the Oscars).  She’s actually tied for 1st at the Nighthawks with three wins (Othello, California Suite, A Room with a View) and a fourth nomination (Gosford Park).
Key Films:  A Room with a View, California Suite, Gosford Park

Meryl Streep

Meryl, of course, is the queen of all actresses.  The ironic thing is that because she was such a star for so many years she almost didn’t make it here.  There was a two decade stretch where she never once earned Supporting Actress points (between 1979 and 2002).  But before that she earned an Oscar and a nomination and just about won everything in 1979 with her three performances in Kramer vs Kramer, Manhattan and The Seduction of Joe Tynan and then in 2002 she roared back into supporting roles with Adaptation (winning the Nighthawk and the Globe) followed soon after by The Manchurian Candidate.  Now she continues to move up charts in both lead and supporting.
Key Films:  Kramer vs Kramer, Adaptation, The Manchurian Candidate

Judi Dench

Dench has actually been much more successful at the Nighthawks and the Oscars as a lead actress but she did win both awards for Shakespeare in Love and she earned an Oscar nom for Chocolat.  More importantly, she is, by a long way, the most successful in this category at the BAFTAs, once earning four straight nominations from 1985-88 and she won the award in 1986 (A Room with a View), 1988 (A Handful of Dust) and 1998 (Shakespeare in Love).
Key Films:  Shakespeare in Love, A Room with a View, The Shipping News

Julianne Moore

Though I had seen her in things before 1997, it was with Boogie Nights that I suddenly learned who she was.  That amazing Nighthawk winning (and just barely missing out on the Consensus win) performance was followed by The Big Lebowski and her amazing 1999 where she earned Nighthawk nominations in all four acting categories with her two in supporting from Magnolia and Cookie’s Fortune.  She earned another Oscar (and Nighthawk) nomination for The Hours and another Nighthawk nomination for A Single Man.  In absolute points, she has risen quickly to 2nd place all-time.
Key Films:  Boogie Nights, The Hours, The Big Lebowski

Cate Blanchett

You might think of Cate Blanchett more as a lead actress but she’s actually, in my absolute points, my #1 all-time.  That really shouldn’t surprise anyone since she’s clearly my favorite actress of all-time.  She’s won the Nighthawk twice (The Aviator, I’m Not There) and earned three other nominations (Fellowship, Notes on a Scandal, Babel).  She’s never won the Consensus but that’s just about all she hasn’t won, taking home three critics awards, four of the five awards groups and earning at least three supporting nominations from SAG, the Oscars, the BAFTAs, the Globes and the BFCA with four Consensus nominations.
Key Films:  The Aviator, I’m Not There, Notes on a Scandal

 

Six nominations. No Oscar. But more Oscar points than any other Supporting Actress. In fact, she earned as many nominations in a four year stretch from 1950 to 1953 as any actress has ever earned in this category. That’s Thelma Ritter.


The Academy Awards

Summary:

This category began, like Supporting Actor, in 1936.  But while Walter Brennan dominated the male award, it was different here.  Brennan, by 1941, had more Oscar points than anyone has ever had in this category.  If there was no Brennan equivalent, there was a Claude Rains equivalent as poor Thelma Ritter would earn six nominations over the years, moving into a tie for 2nd place in 1953, a tie for first in 1959 and taking over 1st place in 1962 for good even though she never won the award.

I am not going to list the entire field of Oscar nominees over the years because you can find it here and I already listed it here and here.  Plus it would take too long to type and make the post way too long.  The second list also includes my lists of nominees through 2009 though my annual Nighthawk Awards supersede that list as my lists are always fluid.

Multiple Nominations:

Like with all acting categories, a film can earn multiple nominations in this category.  This has happened quite a number of times in this category, far more than any of the other acting categories.  Gone with the Wind was the first film to do it and was the first for one of the performances to win the Oscar.  In all, 12 films have won the Oscar while also earning a second nomination, including, most recently in both 2010 (The Fighter) and 2011 (The Help).  In fact, almost as many films have done that (12) as have even earned multiple nominations in Supporting Actor (17).  Those 12 films don’t include Tom Jones (the one film to earn three Supporting Actress nominations though it lost all of them) and the astounding 21 films that have earned two nominations and lost both, including, most recently in 2008 (Doubt) and 2009 (Up in the Air).  This also includes 1949 when All the King’s Men won the Oscar over two nominations for Pinky and two nominations for Come to the Stable.

Directors:

There are five directors who top the list here.  The first is William Wyler, who rules in most acting categories.  He directed 12 nominated performances from 10 different films, including two winners.  He also directed nominees in four straight years (1936-1939) and aside from two performances each in The Little Foxes and Mrs. Miniver (four performances in two years in 1941 and 1942) he directed two different performances in different films in 1936 (Dodsworth, These Three).  He’s followed by Woody Allen (4 wins, including Dianne Wiest twice, five other nominees), Elia Kazan (4 wins, eight total nominees from just six different films, nominees in three straight years from 1954-56 and two straight winners in 1954-55), Mike Nichols (eight nominees, one winner) and a director who is not often associated with female performances, Martin Scorsese (8 nominees, one winner, three nominees in four years from 1990-93).  I should also mention Peter Bogdanovich who twice in three years directed a winner and another nominee (1971, 1973).  Jonathan Lynn is the only director whose total films have just one Oscar nomination and its a win for Supporting Actress (My Cousin Vinny).

Sequels:

The Godfather Part II broke through here with Talia Shire earning a nomination, notably, for a role she had already played.  The Color of Money is also a sequel but Mary Elizabeth Mastrontonio isn’t in the first film.

Genres:

Drama really dominated Supporting Actress.  It accounts for almost 60% of the total nominees and slightly more than 60% of the winners.  Comedy is a very distant 2nd, with just over 20% in both.  With Musicals accounting for almost 6% of the nominees, it means that no other genre has more than 3% of the nominees or more than 4% of the winners.  Every genre has earned at least one nomination with only one each for Action (The Poseidon Adventure), Sci-Fi (Close Encounters of the Third Kind) and Kids (National Velvet), although Kids also won its award.  Western (6 nominees) and Suspense (8 nominees) are the other genres aside from Action and Sci-Fi that have never won.

Best Picture:

Twelve films have won the Oscar for Best Picture and Supporting Actress starting with Gone with the Wind though there were no films that did this in the 1980’s and there was a long gap from 1961 to 1979.  Another 17 Picture winners have earned Supporting Actress nominations including two for All About Eve and three for Tom Jones.  No Best Picture winners in the 1980’s was even nominated for Supporting Actress.  All of these numbers are much lower than Supporting Actor.  But 34 films have won Supporting Actress while being nominated for Picture which is up considerably from Supporting Actor.  In total, 147 films have been at least nominated in both categories.  There has been one year where none of the Supporting Actress nominees were from Picture nominees (1972) while there has been one year where all of them were, but it was 1988 when two of the nominations were from Working Girl.

Foreign Films:

The only Foreign Film to earn a nomination in this category was Valentina Cortese in Day for Night.  All of those amazing Bergman performances and none of them were ever nominated.

Single Nominations:

There have been 55 films to earn a Supporting Actress nomination with no other nominations, higher than Actor and Supporting Actor but lower than Actress.  This includes eight winners, ranging from 1941 to 2008.

Other Categories:

The category most often nominated with Supporting Actor is Picture (147) followed by Director (124).  Supporting Actress is just as likely to be nominated with Actor (106) as Actress (105) and about the same to win both for Actor (9) and Actress (10).  Supporting Actress is very unlikely to overlap with special effects driven fields like Visual Effects (11) and Sound Editing (3).  Of the 81 films nominated for 10 or more Oscars only 43 of them were nominated for Supporting Actress.

The Academy Awards Top 10:

  1. Thelma Ritter  –  180
  2. Ethel Barrymore  –  150
  3. Shelley Winters  –  150
  4. Lee Grant  –  150
  5. Maureen Stapleton  –  150
  6. Dianne Wiest  –  150
  7. Maggie Smith  –  150
  8. 8 actresses  –  120

note:  Wins are worth 60 points and nominations are worth 30.
note:  Ritter doesn’t have an Oscar.  Winters, Wiest and Smith all have two Oscars.

Top 5 Oscar Winners:

  1. Dianne Wiest  (Bullets over Broadway)
  2. Cate Blanchett  (The Aviator)
  3. Meryl Streep  (Kramer vs. Kramer)
  4. Kim Hunter  (A Streetcar Named Desire)
  5. Mo’Nique  (Precious)

Worst 5 Oscar Winners:

  1. Helen Hayes  (Airport)
  2. Patricia Arquette  (Boyhood)
  3. Kim Basinger  (L.A. Confidential)
  4. Shelley Winters  (A Patch of Blue)
  5. Whoopi Goldberg  (Ghost)

Worst 5 Oscar Nominees:

  1. Diane Varsi  (Peyton Place)
  2. Leslie Browne  (The Turning Point)
  3. Tuesday Weld  (Looking for Mr. Goodbar)
  4. Susan Kohner  (Imitation of Life)
  5. Beaulah Bondi  (The Gorgeous Hussy)

10 Best Performances Not Nominated for an Oscar:

  1. Harriet Andersson  (Cries and Whispers)
  2. Bibi Andersson  (Persona)
  3. Harriet Andersson  (Smiles of a Summer Night)
  4. Kari Sylwan  (Cries and Whispers)
  5. Zhang Ziyi  (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon)
  6. Maria Casares  (Children of Paradise)
  7. Kate Winslet  (Hamlet)
  8. Bibi Andersson  (Wild Strawberries)
  9. Sigourney Weaver  (The Ice Storm)
  10. Margaret Hamilton  (The Wizard of Oz)

note:  Yes, seven of these are Foreign language performances but three of those came from films nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars.

5 Most Acclaimed Performances to not Win the Oscar (based on Consensus Awards percentage):

  1. Judy Davis, 1992, Husbands and Wives
  2. Valentina Cortese, 1974, Day for Night
  3. Amy Ryan, 2007, Gone Baby Gone
  4. Virginia Madsen, 2004, Sideways
  5. Frances McDormand, 2000, Almost Famous

note:  I didn’t count five performances that would have come between Davis and Cortese from the 1940’s and 50’s when there were very few awards, for people who won the Globe and earned an Oscar nom but not the win: Agnes Moorhead (1942, The Magnificent Ambersons – she actually won the NYFC for Actress instead of the Globe; 1944, Mrs. Parkington), Angela Lansbury (1945, The Picture of Dorian Gray), Ellen Corby (1948, I Remember Mama) and Grace Kelly (1953, Mogambo).

5 Least Acclaimed Performance to Win the Oscar (based on Consensus Awards percentage):

  1. Geena Davis, 1988, The Accidental Tourist
  2. Marisa Tomei, 1992, My Cousin Vinny
  3. Beatrice Straight, 1976, Network
  4. Helen Hayes, 1970, Airport
  5. Eileen Heckart, 1972, Butterflies are Free

note:  There is overlap in 1992 where the expected winner, Judy Davis, was passed over for the very surprise winner Marisa Tomei.

5 Most Acclaimed Performances to not earn an Oscar nomination (based on Consensus Awards percentage):

  1. Mona Washburne, 1978, Stevie
  2. Marjorie Rhodes, 1967, The Family Way
  3. Heathers Sears, 1957, The Story of Esther Costello
  4. Kay Walsh, 1958, The Horse’s Mouth
  5. Billie Whitelaw, 1968, Charlie Bubbles

note:  Washburne is a special case since some of her awards for Stevie came in 1981 after the film garnered a wider release, but she would have been eligible in 1978.
note:  I won’t do a least acclaimed for this because it’s just going to be five very recent performances that earned no other nominations, since there are so many points available nowadays.

Top 5 Oscar Years:

  1. 2002  (Catherine Zeta-Jones (Chicago)Meryl Streep (Adaptation), Julianne Moore (The Hours), Queen Latifah (Chicago), Kathy Bates (About Schmidt))
  2. 2004  (Cate Blanchett (The Aviator)Natalie Portman (Closer), Virginia Madsen (Sideways), Laura Linney (Kinsey), Sophie Okonedo (Hotel Rwanda))
  3. 2001  (Jennifer Connelly (A Beautiful Mind)Helen Mirren, Maggie Smith (Gosford Park), Marisa Tomei (In the Bedroom), Kate Winslet (Iris))
  4. 2007  (Tilda Swinton (Michael Clayton)Cate Blanchett (I’m Not There), Saoirse Ronan (Atonement), Amy Ryan (Gone Baby Gone), Ruby Dee (American Gangster))
  5. 2010  (Melissa Leo (The Fighter)Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit), Helena Bonham Carter (The King’s Speech), Amy Adams (The Fighter), Jacki Weaver (Animal Kingdom))

Top 5 Oscars Years by Oscar Score:

  1. 2002  –  100  (Catherine Zeta-Jones (Chicago)Meryl Streep (Adaptation), Julianne Moore (The Hours), Queen Latifah (Chicago), Kathy Bates (About Schmidt))
  2. 2004  –  100  (Cate Blanchett (The Aviator)Natalie Portman (Closer), Virginia Madsen (Sideways), Laura Linney (Kinsey), Sophie Okonedo (Hotel Rwanda))
  3. 2010  –  100  (Melissa Leo (The Fighter)Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit), Helena Bonham Carter (The King’s Speech), Amy Adams (The Fighter), Jacki Weaver (Animal Kingdom))
  4. 1978  –  100  (Maggie Smith (California Suite), Meryl Streep (The Deer Hunter), Maureen Stapleton (Interiors), Penelope Milford (Coming Home), Dyan Cannon (Heaven Can Wait))
  5. 1976  –  100  (Beatrice Straight (Network), Jodie Foster (Taxi Driver), Piper Laurie (Carrie), Lee Grant (Voyage of the Damned), Jane Alexander (All the President’s Men))
  6. 1974  –  100  (Ingrid Bergman (Murder on the Orient Express), Valentina Cortese (Day for Night), Talia Shire (The Godfather Part II), Madeline Kahn (Blazing Saddles), Diane Ladd (Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore))

note:  The difference between this list and the previous one is that the first one is a flat total based on my 9 point scale.  In this one, it’s comparing my top five performances to the ones the Oscars actually nominated.  So, in the first one, it’s how good are the nominees.  In this one it’s how good are the nominees compared to what else was eligible.  Obviously, all of these years are listed (making a Top 6) because they have perfect 100 scores.  I listed them in descending order of how good I think the Top 5 are, since they all have the same score.

Worst 5 Oscar Years:

  1. 1959  (Shelley Winters (The Diary of Anne Frank), Hermione Baddeley (Room at the Top), Thelma Ritter (Pillow Talk), Juanita Moore, Susan Kohner (Imitation of Life))
  2. 1936  (Gale Sondegaard (Anthony Adverse), Alice Brady (My Man Godfrey), Maria Ouspenskaya (Dodsworth), Bonita Granville (These Three), Beulah Bondi (The Gorgeous Hussy))
  3. 1946  (Anne Baxter (The Razor’s Edge), Ethel Barrymore (The Spiral Staircase), Lillian Gish (Duel in the Sun), Gale Sondegaard (Anna and the King of Siam), Flora Robson (Saratoga Trunk))
  4. 1957  (Miyoshi Umeki (Sayonara), Elsa Lanchester (Witness for the Prosecution), Hope Lange, Diane Varsi (Peyton Place), Carolyn Jones (The Bachelor Party))
  5. 1977  (Vanessa Redgrave (Julia), Melinda Dillon (Close Encounters of the Third Kind), Quinn Cummings (The Goodbye Girl), Tuesday Weld (Looking for Mr. Goodbar), Leslie Browne (The Turning Point))

Worst 5 Oscar Years by Oscar Score:

  1. 1946  –  38.2  (Anne Baxter (The Razor’s Edge), Ethel Barrymore (The Spiral Staircase), Lillian Gish (Duel in the Sun), Gale Sondegaard (Anna and the King of Siam), Flora Robson (Saratoga Trunk))
  2. 1959  –  40.7  (Shelley Winters (The Diary of Anne Frank), Hermione Baddeley (Room at the Top), Thelma Ritter (Pillow Talk), Juanita Moore, Susan Kohner (Imitation of Life))
  3. 1957  –  60.0  (Miyoshi Umeki (Sayonara), Elsa Lanchester (Witness for the Prosecution), Hope Lange, Diane Varsi (Peyton Place), Carolyn Jones (The Bachelor Party))
  4. 1985  –  61.3  (Anjelica Huston (Prizzi’s Honor), Margaret Avery, Oprah Winfrey (The Color Purple), Amy Madigan (Twice in a Lifetime), Meg Tilly (Agnes of God))
  5. 1977  –  62.5  (Vanessa Redgrave (Julia), Melinda Dillon (Close Encounters of the Third Kind), Quinn Cummings (The Goodbye Girl), Tuesday Weld (Looking for Mr. Goodbar), Leslie Browne (The Turning Point))

Oscar Scores by Decade:

  • 1930’s:  75.3
  • 1940’s:  79.4
  • 1950’s:  70.9
  • 1960’s:  84.1
  • 1970’s:  86.7
  • 1980’s:  83.7
  • 1990’s:  85.6
  • 2000’s:  90.7
  • 2010’s:  90.0
  • All-Time:  84.6

Top 5 Films to win the Oscar (based on quality of film not the performance):

  1. Bonnie and Clyde
  2. A Streetcar Named Desire
  3. L.A. Confidential
  4. Hannah and her Sisters
  5. West Side Story

Worst 5 Films to win the Oscar  (based on quality of film not the performance):

  1. Airport
  2. Girl Interrupted
  3. My Cousin Vinny
  4. In Old Chicago
  5. Zorba the Greek

Worst 5 Films to earn an Oscar nomination (based on quality of film not the performance):

  1. Once is Not Enough
  2. The Bad Seed
  3. Fatal Attraction
  4. Tom & Viv
  5. Resurrection

Years in Which the Worst of the Nominees Won the Oscar:

  • 1990:  Whoopi Goldberg (Ghost) over Lorraine Bracco, Annette Bening, Mary McDonnell, Diane Ladd
  • 1992:  Marisa Tomei (My Cousin Vinny) over Judy Davis, Miranda Richardson, Vanessa Redgrave, Joan Plowright
  • 1999:  Angelina Jolie (Girl Interrupted) over Samantha Morton, Catherine Keener, Toni Collette, Chloe Sevigny
  • 2001:  Jennifer Connelly (A Beautiful Mind) over Helen Mirren, Maggie Smith, Marisa Tomei, Kate Winslet
  • 2003:  Renee Zelwegger (Cold Mountain) over Marcia Gay Harden, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Holly Hunter, Patricia Clarkson

Oscar Oddities and Tidbits:

  • Fay Bainter, Jezebel, 1938
    • Nominated for Actress as well, she is the first to earn nominations in both categories and sets the trend by winning Supporting Actress.
  • Hattie McDaniel, Gone with the Wind, 1939
    • The first African-American to win an acting Oscar and the only one until 1963.
  • Teresa Wright, Mrs. Miniver, 1942
    • The second actress to be nominated in both categories and again she wins Supporting Actress.  She is the first young and beautiful winner, being over a decade younger than any of the six previous winners.  Actress was always dominated by the young (only two of the 12 winners through this point were older than 32).  Supporting Actress has always trended older.
  • Lee Grant, Detective Story, 1951
    • Grant is nominated for her acting debut but then is blackballed over HUAC and is almost entirely absent on screen for over a decade.
  • Shelley Winters, The Diary of Anne Frank, 1959
    • Winters wins the Oscar and later donates the Oscar to the Anne Frank House.
  • Patty Duke, The Miracle Worker, 1962
    • A perfect example of someone getting pushed down into supporting because she’s a child.  Ironically, Duke, age 16 wins the Oscar over Mary Badham for To Kill a Mockingbird, age 10, another victim of this classification.
  • Maggie Smith, Othello, 1965
    • While it’s true that the BAFTAs didn’t yet have a Supporting category and so nominated her in Actress, so did the Globes but the Oscars placed her here.
  • Karen Black, Five Easy Pieces, 1970
    • Black wins the NYFC, NSFC and the Globe but loses the Oscar to Helen Hayes who already had an Oscar.
  • Tatum O’Neal, Paper Moon, 1973
    • O’Neal sets a new record for youngest winner that still stands, age 10.  The Globes nominated her in lead.  Nominated alongside her co-star Madeline Kahn who is barely in the film while O’Neal is in the whole film.
  • Beatrice Straight, Network, 1976
    • Straight wins for a role that is basically two scenes.  Great performance, very short.
  • Sigourney Weaver, Working Girl, 1988
    • Becomes the first actress nominated in both categories to win neither.  This is followed in 1993 when Holly Hunter wins lead and Emma Thompson wins neither.
  • Marisa Tomei, My Cousin Vinny, 1992
    • Still the biggest surprise winner in the history of the category and one of the biggest surprise winners in any category.  Also the most recent winner without any precursors.

Kudos to the Oscars – the best post-1967 performances nominated by the Oscars but no one else

  1. Geena Davis, The Accidental Tourist, 1988
  2. Margaret Avery, The Color Purple, 1985
  3. Glenn Close, The Big Chill, 1983
  4. Beatrice Straight, Network, 1976
  5. Toni Collette, The Sixth Sense, 1999


The BAFTAs

Summary:

It would take until 1968, when the BAFTAs dropped their British categories that they finally established supporting acting awards.  Like with Supporting Actor, while it was an all-encompassing award, it was, right from the start, heavily favored towards British actors.  The first four winners were all British from British films and they trended that way for quite a while although it branched out more than the Supporting Actor award did.  It would take until the mid 90’s before the BAFTAs and the Oscars would really start aligning in this category.  Thandie Newton was the last BAFTA winner not to earn an Oscar nom and that was ironic since it was for Crash.
For the first several years, the love was really spread around.  From 1968 to 1975 no actress received more than one nomination.  By 1985 there were still only two actresses with more than 60 points, both with one win and one other nomination (Billie Whitelaw, Maureen Stapleton).  Then came Judi Dench with her four straight nominations from 1985 to 1988 when she also won twice.  Even today the only other actress with more than three nominations is that other grand dame of the British actresses, Maggie Smith but even she only has four (though, to be fair, she was nominated for lead for California Suite which won her the Oscar).  BAFTA Awards can be hard to line up with other awards because of different eligibility years (Cloris Leachman won her BAFTA the year after she won the Oscar while Valentina Cortese won her BAFTA the year before her Oscar nom).  In 1980, the BAFTAs didn’t give out either supporting award.  The next year, they called it Best Supporting Artist but all four of the nominees were male.

Genres:

Drama leads the nominees (47.5%) but it dominates the winners (62.22%).  There are several categories that have never received nominations (Adventure, Kids, Sci-Fi, Western) and two more that have received nominations but haven’t won (Action, Crime).  Comedy is a distant second in both noms (29.38%) and winners (20%) but in both cases still more than the rest of the remaining genres combined.  Musicals, with three winners, is the only other genre with more than one win.

Best Picture:

Just like in Supporting Actor, The King’s Speech is the big film here, the only film to win Picture, British Film and Supporting Actress.  Ten other films have won Picture and Supporting Actress (significantly better than Supporting Actor) while Billy Elliot won British Film and Supporting Actress.  Nine other films have won Picture and been nominated for Supporting Actress.  Fourteen more films have won Supporting Actress while being nominated for Picture.  Overall, 60 films have earned nominations in both categories with 11 films earning British Film and Supporting Actress nominations (with Gosford Park winning the former).

Single Nominees:

Of the 162 films nominated for Supporting Actress, 39 of them earned no other nominations with only seven of those winning the award though the only one since 1992 is Vicky Cristina Barcelona.

Foreign Films:

Only two actresses in foreign films have earned nominations though Valentina Cortese won in 1973 for Day for Night (the other was Zhang Ziyi for Crouching Tiger).

Other Categories:

Every category except Animated Film has earned a nomination with Supporting Actress with Picture (61) and Director (58) although if you count Screenplay as one category, that wins over anything else (84).  Of the five films nominated in all four acting categories, both Reds and Shakespeare in Love won Supporting Actress.

The BAFTA Top 10:

  1. Judi Dench  –  330
  2. Maggie Smith  –  150
  3. Billie Whitelaw  –  120
  4. Cate Blanchett  –  120
  5. Miranda Richardson  –  120
  6. nine actresses  –  90

Top 5 BAFTA Winners:

  1. Cate Blanchett, The Aviator, 2004
  2. Mo’Nique, Precious, 2009
  3. Valentina Cortese, Day for Night, 1973
  4. Kate Winslet, Sense and Sensibility, 1995
  5. Michelle Pfeiffer, Dangerous Liaisons, 1988

Top 5 BAFTA Years  (4 Nominees, 1968-1998):

  1. 1995  (Kate Winslet (Sense and Sensibility), Joan Allen (The Crucible), Mira Sorvino (Mighty Aphrodite), Elizabeth Spriggs (Sense and Sensibility))
  2. 1998  (Judi Dench (Shakespeare in Love), Kathy Bates (Primary Colors), Lynn Redgrave (Gods and Monsters), Brenda Blethyn (Little Voice))
  3. 1992  (Miranda Richardson (Damage), Miranda Richardson (The Crying Game), Helena Bonham Carter (Howards End), Kathy Bates (Fried Green Tomatoes))
  4. 1996  (Juliette Binoche (The English Patient), Marianne Jean-Baptiste (Secrets & Lies), Lynn Redgrave (Shine), Lauren Bacall (The Mirror Has Two Faces))
  5. 1989  (Michelle Pfeiffer (Dangerous Liaisons), Laura San Giacomo (Sex Lies and Videotape), Sigourney Weaver (Working Girl), Peggy Ashcroft (Madame Sousatzka))

Top 5 BAFTA Years  (5 Nominees, 1999-2011):

  1. 2002  (Catherine Zeta-Jones (Chicago), Meryl Streep (Adaptation), Julianne Moore (The Hours), Queen Latifah (Chicago), Toni Collette (About a Boy))
  2. 2007  (Tilda Swinton (Catch Me if You Can), Cate Blanchett (I’m Not There), Saoirse Ronan (Atonement), Kelly Macdonald (No Country for Old Men), Samantha Morton (Control))
  3. 2001  (Jennifer Connelly (Dark Knight), Helen Mirren, Maggie Smith (Gosford Park), Kate Winslet (Iris), Judi Dench (Shipping News))
  4. 2000  (Julie Walters (Billy Elliot), Zhang Ziyi (Crouching Tiger), Frances McDormand (Almost Famous), Judi Dench, Lena Olin (Chocolat))
  5. 2010  (Helena Bonham Carter (King’s Speech), Amy Adams (Fighter), Lesley Manville (Another Year), Miranda Richardson (Made in Dagenham), Barbara Hershey (Black Swan))

Years in Which the Worst of the Nominees Won the BAFTA:

  • 1985:  Rosanna Arquette (Desperately Seeking Susan) over Anjelica Huston, Judi Dench, Tracey Ullman

Kudos to the BAFTAs – the best performances nominated by the BAFTAs but no one else:

  1. Zhang Ziyi, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, 2000
  2. Kelly MacDonald, No Country for Old Men, 2007
  3. Lesley Manville, Another Year, 2010
  4. Liz Smith, A Private Function, 1985
  5. Laura Linney, Mystic River, 2003

The BAFTAs Being Different

  • Goldie Hawn, Cactus Flower, 1969  –  Wins the Oscar and Globe.  Nominated by BAFTAs in the lead.
  • 1974  –  Thanks to different eligibility, three Oscar nominees (Valentina Cortese, Ingrid Bergman, Diane Ladd) win BAFTA Awards for 1973, 1974, 1975
  • Vanessa Redgrave, Julia, 1977  –  First British actress to win the Oscar since the BAFTA award began wins the Oscar and Globe.  No BAFTA nom.
  • Meryl Streep, Kramer vs Kramer, 1979  –  Wins Oscar, Globe, four critics awards.  Nominated by BAFTAs in the lead.
  • Jessica Lange, Tootsie, 1982  –  Wins Oscar, Globe, three critics awards.  Nominated by BAFTAs in the lead.
  • Dianne Wiest, Hannah and Her Sisters, 1986  –  Wins Oscar, four critics awards.  Passed over by BAFTAs in favor of Barbara Hershey in same film.
  • Dianne Wiest, Bullets over Broadway, 1994  –  Wins Oscar, Globe, SAG, four critics awards.  Not nominated by BAFTAs.


The Golden Globes

Summary:

The Golden Globes, unlike the Oscars or BAFTAs started giving supporting awards from their first year.  Unlike with Supporting Actor, the Globes weren’t quite as original when it came to Supporting Actress.  Three of the first five Globe winners and six of the first eight also won the Oscar and it wouldn’t be until 1952 that there would be a Globe winner without an Oscar nomination.  Like in Supporting Actor, most years aside from 1962 and 1963 have five nominees, though there have been years with six nominees (ten times from 1967 to 1999 including three straight years of 1975-1977 but none since 1999).
The Globes and Oscars agree a bit less than half the time (29 times) with four Globe winners failing to earn Oscar noms.  In the 1960’s, an astounding six Oscar winners didn’t earn Globe noms (really four because two of them, Tatum O’Neal and Maggie Smith were nominated as leads) but it’s only happened three times since with one more getting nominated as a lead (Catherine Zeta-Jones).  They agree a lot more now with 13 of the last 22 winners being the same while the previous 13 times it happened was over the space of 40 years.
I won’t provide a list of all the nominees, but you can find one here.

Multiple Nominations:

Eighteen films have earned multiple nominations for Supporting Actress which includes Nashville, which earned four nominations and lost them all.  Seven of those films have won the award including the first to do it (The Bad Seed) and the most recent (The Fighter).  Of the 13 films to do this in Supporting Actor, only four of them earned Oscar noms for both performances.  The Globes have done much better here with 12 of them managing to repeat this at the Oscars.

Genres:

Drama dominates the award (54% of the nominations, 51% of the wins) with Comedy in a very distant second (24% of the nominations, 20% of the wins).  Musical, at 8% of the noms and 10% of the wins is the only other genre above 5 for either.  Most genres have at least one win though neither Kids nor Sci-Fi have ever even earned a nomination.

Best Picture:

Twelve films have won the Globe for Picture and Supporting Actress (seven in Comedy / Musical, five in Drama).  The only decade where it didn’t happen was the 90’s though six Picture winners were nominated for Supporting Actress including four Drama winners in a row from 1994 to 1997.  In total, 40 films have won Picture and earned a Supporting Actress nom including all three Picture winners in 1958 and both in 1977, 2004, 2006 and 2011.  In total, 144 films have been nominated in both categories, almost the same as for Supporting Actor and almost half of all films nominated for Supporting Actress.  Since 1957, there have been three years were none of the Supporting Actress nominees came from Picture nominees (1974, 1984, 1989) and the only time they all came from Picture nominees was in 2000 when two of them were from Almost Famous.

Foreign Films:

Valentina Cortese is it.  She was nominated in 1973 for Day for Night.

Single Nominations:

There have been 66 films to earn just the one nomination for Supporting Actress (plus The Bad Seed, Imitation of Life and Peyton Place which all earned two) which is actually considerably less than Supporting Actor.  Both The Bad Seed and Imitation of Life won the Globe as did 13 others.  Two films have done this at both the Globes and the Oscar: The V.I.P.’s and Girl Interrupted.

Other Categories:

Not surprisingly, by far Picture is the category most often nominated with Supporting Actress (144 times).  As mentioned in its post, Supporting Actor has the lowest overlap among the major categories (just 67 films have been nominated for both).  But among overlapping winners, it’s Actress that doesn’t go with Supporting Actor.  For a long time, the two Supporting categories didn’t win together (five times from 1943 to 1977, none from 1978 to 2001) but in the last decade four films have won both (Adaptation, Closer, Dreamgirls, The Fighter).  But only three films have won both Supporting Actress and Screenplay (The Exorcist, Kramer vs Kramer, A Beautiful Mind).

The Golden Globes Top 12:

  1. Maureen Stapleton  –  180
  2. Meryl Streep  –  180
  3. Lee Grant  –  150
  4. Angela Lansbury  –  120
  5. Agnes Moorhead  –  120
  6. Ruth Gordon  –  120
  7. Shelley Winters  –  120
  8. Karen Black  –  120
  9. Eileen Heckart  –  120
  10. Dianne Wiest  –  120
  11. Cate Blanchett  –  120
  12. Kate Winslet  –  120

note:  Until 1956 no one had more than 60 points.  No winner was nominated again and only two actresses had earned two nominations (both with no wins): Thelma Ritter and Mildred Dunnock.  Dunnock took the lead in 1957 with her third nomination.  It took until 1962 for Angela Lansbury to win a second Globe and break 100 points.
note:  Grant, amazingly, doesn’t have a win but simply five nominations.  The rest all have at least one win and most have two, though Stapleton, surprisingly, only has one.

Top 5 Globe Winners:

  1. Dianne Wiest  (Bullets over Broadway)
  2. Meryl Streep  (Kramer vs Kramer)
  3. Maggie Smith  (A Room with a View)
  4. Kim Hunter  (A Streetcar Named Desire)
  5. M’Onique  (Precious)

Worst 5 Globe Winners:

  1. Karen Black  (The Great Gatsby)
  2. Brenda Vacarro  (Once is Not Enough)
  3. Carol Channing  (Thoroughly Modern Millie)
  4. Susan Kohner  (Imitation of Life)
  5. Jan Sterling  (The High and the Mighty)

Worst 5 Globe Nominees:

  1. Patty McCormack  (The Bad Seed)
  2. Kim Basinger  (The Natural)
  3. Bea Arthur  (Mame)
  4. Karen Black  (The Great Gatsby)
  5. Barbara Carrera  (Never Say Never Again)

10 Best English Language Performances Not Nominated for the Globe:

  1. Michelle Pfeiffer  (Dangerous Liaisons)
  2. Kate Winslet  (Hamlet)
  3. Julianne Moore  (The Hours)
  4. Edith Evans  (Tom Jones)
  5. Hailee Steinfeld  (True Grit)
  6. Sarah Bolger  (In America)
  7. Annette Bening  (The Grifters)
  8. Natalie Portman  (Beautiful Girls)
  9. Miranda Richardson  (The Crying Game)
  10. Jodie Foster  (Taxi Driver)

note:  I went with English Language because the top 4 performance were all from Bergman films.

5 Most Acclaimed Performances to not Win the Globe (based on Consensus Awards percentage):

  1. Judy Davis, Husbands and Wives, 1992
  2. Maureen Stapleton, Reds, 1981
  3. Anjelica Huston, Prizzi’s Honor, 1985
  4. Penelope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, 2008
  5. Dianne Wiest, Hannah and her Sisters, 1986

5 Least Acclaimed Performance to Win the Globe (based on Consensus Awards percentage):

  1. Karen Black, The Great Gatsby, 1974
  2. Katharine Ross, Voyage of the Damned, 1976
  3. Dyan Cannon, Heaven Can Wait, 1978
  4. Meg Tilly, Agnes of God, 1985
  5. Ann-Margret, Carnal Knowledge, 1971

5 Most Acclaimed Performances to not earn a Globe nomination (based on Consensus Awards percentage):

  1. Joan Allen, Nixon, 1995
  2. Jodie Foster, Taxi Driver, 1976
  3. Edith Evans, The Chalk Garden, 1964
  4. Marjorie Rhodes, The Family Way, 1967
  5. Glenn Close The World According to Garp, 1982

note:  I won’t do a least acclaimed for this because it’s just going to be five very recent performances that earned no other nominations, since there are so many points available nowadays.

Top 5 Globe Years:

  1. 2004  (Natalie Portman (Closer)Cate Blanchett (The Aviator), Virginia Madsen (Sideways), Laura Linney (Kinsey), Meryl Streep (The Manchurian Candidate))
  2. 2001  (Jennifer Connelly (A Beautiful Mind)Helen Mirren, Maggie Smith (Gosford Park), Marisa Tomei (In the Bedroom), Cameron Diaz (Vanilla Sky), Kate Winslet (Iris))
  3. 2009  (Mo’Nique (Precious)Anna Kendrick, Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air), Julianne Moore (A Single Man), Penelope Cruz (Nine))
  4. 2010  (Melissa Leo (The Fighter)Helena Bonham Carter (The King’s Speech), Amy Adams (The Fighter), Milana Kunis (Black Swan), Jacki Weaver (Animal Kingdom))
  5. 2008  (Kate Winslet (The Reader)Penelope Cruz (Vicky Cristina Barcelona.), Amy Adams, Viola Davis (Doubt), Marisa Tomei (The Wrestler))

Worst 5 Globe Years:

  1. 1967  (Carol Channing (Thoroughly Modern Millie), Lee Grant, Quentin Dean (In the Heat of the Night), Lillian Gish (The Comedians), Beah Richards (Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner), Prunella Ransome (Far from the Madding Crowd))
  2. 1959  (Susan Kohner (Imitation of Life), Shelley Winters (The Diary of Anne Frank), Juanita Moore (Imitation of Life), Edith Evans (The Nun’s Story), Estelle Hemsley (Take a Giant Step))
  3. 1977  (Vanessa Redgrave (Julia), Quinn Cummings (The Goodbye Girl), Joan Blondell (Opening Night), Lilia Skala (Roseland), Ann-Margret (Joseph Andrews), Leslie Browne (The Turning Point))
  4. 1974  (Karen Black (The Great Gatsby), Diane Ladd (Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore), Madeline Kahn (Young Frankenstein), Jennifer Jones (The Towering Inferno), Bea Arthur (Mame))
  5. 1984  (Peggy Ashcroft (A Passage to India), Christine Lahti (Swing Shift), Jacqueline Bissett (Under the Volcano), Melanie Griffith (Body Double), Lesley Ann Warren (Songwriter), Drew Barrymore (Irreconcilable Differences), Kim Basinger (The Natural))

Top 5 Films to win the Globe (based on quality of film not the performance):

  1. A Streetcar Named Desire
  2. L.A. Confidential
  3. West Side Story
  4. The Age of Innocence
  5. A Passage to India

Worst 5 Films to win the Globe  (based on quality of film not the performance):

  1. Once is Not Enough
  2. The Bad Seed
  3. Airport
  4. Only When I Laugh
  5. The Great Gatsby

Worst 5 Films to earn a Globe nomination (based on quality of film not the performance):

  1. The Paperboy
  2. Once is Not Enough
  3. The Bad Seed
  4. Airport
  5. Only When I Laugh

Years in Which the Worst of the Nominees Won the Globe:

  • 1966:  Jocelyn LaGarde (Hawaii) over Sandy Dennis, Vivian Merchant, Geraldine Page, Shelley Winters
  • 1975:  Brenda Vaccaro (Once is Not Enough) over Lee Grant, Lily Tomlin, Ronee Blakley, Barbara Harris, Geraldine Chaplin
  • 1990:  Whoopi Goldberg (Ghost) over Lorraine Bracco, Mary McDonnell, Shirley MacLaine, Winona Ryder, Diane Ladd
  • 1996:  Lauren Bacall (The Mirror Has Two Faces) over Juliette Binoche, Joan Allen, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Barbara Hershey
  • 2001:  Jennifer Connelly  (A Beautiful Mind) over Helen Mirren, Maggie Smith, Marisa Tomei, Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet
  • 2003:  Renee Zellweger (Cold Mountain) over Hope Davis, Holly Hunter, Maria Bello, Patricia Clarkson

Kudos to the Globes – the best performances nominated by the Globes but no one else

  1. Katy Jurado, High Noon, 1952
  2. Hermione Gingold, The Music Man, 1962
  3. Lena Olin, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, 1988
  4. Bridget Fonda, Scandal, 1989
  5. Sonia Braga, Kiss of the Spider Woman, 1985

We Agree on the Film but Not the Performance – films that earned Oscar and Globe noms for different performers

note:  Only listed if they nominated different performers in the same category.

  • 1957:  Diane Varsi nominated for Oscar, Mildred Dunnock nominated for Globe  (Peyton Place)
  • 1963:  Edith Evans, Diane Cilento, Joyce Redman nominated for Oscar, Joan Greenwood nominated for Globe  (Tom Jones)
  • 1969:  Sylvia Miles nominated for Oscar, Brenda Vaccaro nominated for Globe  (Midnight Cowboy)
  • 1984:  Glenn Close nominated for Oscar, Kim Basinger nominated for Globe  (The Natural)

The Broadcast Film Critics Awards  (Critics Choice)

Summary:

The Supporting Actress award was one of the initial BFCA Awards that began in 1995.  Unlike with Supporting Actor, where the award was often split between actors and films, the first three winners were all clear cut and before the nominations began in 2001 there was just one year of a split winner (1998 – Joan Allen for Pleasantville and Kathy Bates for Primary Colors) and one winner split between films (Frances McDormand, 2000, Almost Famous and Wonder Boys).  In that opening stretch, only Mira Sorvino and Angelina Jolie went on to win the Oscar.  Unlike Supporting Actor where they started to agree with the Oscars after that, there is a four year stretch from 2004 to 2007 where four of the five winners (there were two in 2005) didn’t win either the Oscar or SAG, though both Virginia Madsen and Amy Ryan were the Consensus winners.
For the first six years there were no nominees, simply a winner.  But, starting in 2001, they expanded to three nominees and moved to five in 2003 and to six in 2005.  The first nominee with no other nominations was Emma Thompson in 2006 for Stranger Than Fiction but since then it’s about one per year, just like in Supporting Actor.
I won’t do a list of top actresses.  Joan Allen has lead with 120 points since 1998 and a handful have 90 points, all with one win and one other nomination except Cate Blanchett who earned three nominations in four years from 2004 to 2007.

  • Lowest Critical Acclaim for a BFCA Winner:  Joan Allen, The Crucible, 1996
  • Highest Critical Acclaim for a BFCA nominee:  Penelope Cruz, Vicky Christina Barcelona, 2008
  • Lowest Critical Acclaim for a BFCA nominee:  Vanessa Redgrave, Atonement, 2007  /  Samantha Morton, The Messenger, 2009
  • Highest Critical Acclaim for a BFCA snub:  Chloe Sevigny, Boys Don’t Cry, 1999
  • Highest Critical Acclaim for a BFCA snub (post-2000, when nominations began):  Helen Mirren, Gosford Park, 2001
  • Best Performance by a BFCA snub:  Saoirse Ronan, Atonement, 2007
  • Best BFCA Nominee Not Nominated by Any Other Group:  Emma Thompson, Stranger Than Fiction, 2006
  • Worst BFCA Winner:  Patricia Arquette, Boyhood, 2014

The Screen Actors Guild

Summary:

The SAG Awards began in 1994, rather late in the game for guild awards.  Supporting Actress was very different from the Oscars the first few years, with only 7 of the 15 nominees overlapping.  Since then, only twice have they overlapped with less than 4 out of 5, including 2001 when they only overlapped with one nominee (two if you count Jennifer Connelly being nominated as a lead).  In the last seven years (2005-2011) they have agreed on 32 of 35 nominees.  Ruby Dee is the only SAG winner since 2001 not to win the Oscar which is quite a switch from the first eight years when they only agreed three times (Dianne Wiest, Kim Basinger, Angelina Jolie).

  • Lowest Critical Acclaim for a SAG Winner:  Ruby Dee, American Gangster, 2007
  • Highest Critical Acclaim for a SAG nominee:  Penelope Cruz, Vicky Christina Barcelona, 2008
  • Lowest Critical Acclaim for a SAG nominee:  Dakota Fanning, I Am Sam, 2001
  • Highest Critical Acclaim for a SAG snub:  Barbara Hershey, Portrait of a Lady, 1996
  • Best Performance by a SAG snub:  Meryl Streep, Adaptation, 2002
  • Best SAG Nominee Not Nominated by Any Other Group:  Diane Kruger, Inglourious Basterds, 2009
  • Worst SAG Winner:  Patricia Arquette, Boyhood, 2014

The SAG Top 7:

  1. Cate Blanchett  –  150
  2. Kate Winslet  –  150
  3. Judi Dench  –  120
  4. Kathy Bates  –  90
  5. Julianne Moore  –  90
  6. Catherine Keener  –  90
  7. Amy Adams  –  90

note:  Winslet has two wins.  Moore, Keener and Adams have three nominations but no wins.  The other three have one win each.

The Critics Awards

Summary:

Though the National Board of Review and New York Film Critics had both begun in the 30’s, neither would establish a Supporting award for quite a while.  The NBR would be first, starting in 1954 and the next year they would continue the tradition that both groups had used in other awards of rewarding a year’s worth of work rather an individual film because while their first winner was Nina Foch for The High and the Mighty their second was Marjorie Rambeau for A Man Called Peter and The View from Pompey’s Head.  Unlike the Supporting Actor winners, the NBR awarded an Oscar nominee the first time out though they wouldn’t do that again until they agreed with the Oscar for Shirley Jones in 1960.  But there would only be one more full agreement before 1971 (Margaret Rutherford in 1963).  In the meantime, the National Society of Film Critics would begin their own award in 1967.  That year both groups would agree on Marjorie Rhodes but Rhodes wouldn’t even earn an Oscar nomination.  In 1969, the New York Film Critics would add their own award and all three groups rewarded three different actresses, none of whom won the Oscar, Globe or BAFTA.  Actually, with two BAFTA winners in 1969 thanks to different eligibility years, six different actresses would win awards, the most until 1988.  The NYFC and NSFC would first agree in 1970 on Karen Black.  In 1971, while the NBR would agree with the Oscar on Cloris Leachman, the NYFC and NSFC would agree on her co-star Ellen Burstyn.  The NFYC and NSFC would often agree but the NBR wouldn’t agree with either until 1978.  In the meantime, the LA Film Critics began their own award in 1977.  The real breakthrough came in 1979 when all four groups agreed on Meryl Streep, who also went to win the Globe and Oscar.  The Boston Society of Film Critics began their own awards the next year.  In 1985, Anjelica Huston would sweep all five groups (and the Oscar).  The Chicago Film Critics would begin in 1988, the year of a lack of consensus (five different winners of six awards).  Judy Davis would achieve near consensus in 1992 (missing the NYFC) and Mo’Nique would do the same in 2009 (missing the NBR).

Multiple Wins:

Only two actresses have won an award from all six groups.  Judy Davis did it first, winning the NYFC in 1991 for Barton Fink and Naked Lunch and then winning the other five the next year for Husbands and Wives.  Then Dianne Wiest did it, having won four groups in 1986 for Hannah and her Sisters and winning four again in 1994 for Bullets over Broadway, with the NYFC and NSFC doubling up while Boston and the NBR awarded her the first time LA and Chicago getting her the second time (Chicago didn’t exist the first time).

Multiple Films:

This has been a consistent mark of all the critics groups except the Chicago Film Critics for this award but the groups don’t always agree.  It also can lead to some confusion and hesitation among film studios as to what to promote.  The best example is Jessica Chastain, winning Chicago for Tree of Life in 2011 but winning the NYFC and NSFC for Tree of Life, The Help and Take Shelter (the first two also being Best Picture contenders) and winning the LAFC for all three of those as well as Coriolanus, The Debt and Texas Killing Fields.  In the end, she earned her Oscar nom for The Help.  Groups often use this to award an actress for a great body of work like Meryl Streep in 1979, Miranda Richardson in 1992 or Catherine Keener in 2005, all of whom earned awards for three or more films.

Foreign Films:

In total, six performances have won awards from Foreign films with Valentina Cortese winning both the NYFC and NSFC for Day for Night.

Other Awards:

The NBR, which has the longest history, also has the highest likelihood of giving the award without giving the film any other awards.  I wrote that sentence for Supporting Actor but it’s just as true for Supporting Actress.  They go first generally and then no one follows their lead and it still continues today, with actresses winning the NBR and then earning no other points at the Consensus Awards.  A whopping 27 films have won the Supporting Actress award at the NBR without winning any other critics awards.  The other five groups combined have only done that 38 times.  The NYFC (four times since 1969), LAFC (three times since 1977) and CFC (twice since 1988) are all equally unlikely to have a winner not earn any other Consensus points.

The Critics Top 10:

  1. Dianne Wiest  –  444
  2. Joan Allen  –  336
  3. Meryl Streep  –  330
  4. Anjelica Huston  –  330
  5. Judy Davis  –  330
  6. Patricia Clarkson  –  324
  7. Mo’Nique  –  282
  8. Jessica Chastain  –  276
  9. Frances McDormand  –  270
  10. Peggy Ashcroft  –  240

Best by Group

  • NYFC:  Dianne Wiest  (Bullets over Broadway, 1994)
  • LAFC:  Dianne Wiest  (Bullets over Broadway, 1994)
  • NSFC:  Dianne Wiest  (Bullets over Broadway, 1994)
  • BSFC:  Dianne Wiest  (Hannah and her Sisters, 1986)
  • CFC:  Dianne Wiest  (Bullets over Broadway, 1994)
  • NBR:  Meryl Streep  (Kramer vs. Kramer, 1979)

Worst by Group

  • NYFC:  Dyan Cannon  (Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, 1969)
  • LAFC:  Luminita Gheorghiu  (The Death of Mr. Lazarescu, 2006)
  • NSFC:  Ann Wedgeworth  (Handle with Care, 1977)
  • BSFC:  Juliette Lewis  (Conviction, 2010)
  • CFC:  Irma Hall  (A Family Thing, 1996)
  • NBR:  Marjorie Rambeau  (A Man Called Peter / The View from Pompey’s Head, 1955)

10 Best Performances that Didn’t Win any Critics Awards (post-1966):

  1. Cate Blanchett, The Aviator, 2004
  2. Harriet Andersson, Cries and Whispers, 1973
  3. Maggie Smith, A Room with a View, 1986
  4. Kari Sylwan, Cries and Whispers, 1973
  5. Zhang Ziyi, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, 2000
  6. Saoirse Ronan, Atonement, 2007
  7. Michelle Pfeiffer, Dangerous Liaisons, 1988
  8. Julianne Moore, The Hours, 2002
  9. Sigourney Weaver, The Ice Storm, 1997
  10. Kate Winslet, Sense and Sensibility, 1995

5 Most Acclaimed Post-1966 Performances to not Win a Critics Award (based on Consensus Awards percentage):

  1. Shelley Winters, The Poseidon Adventure, 1972
  2. Renee Zellweger, Cold Mountain, 2003
  3. Catherine Zeta-Jones, Chicago, 2002
  4. Octavia Spencer, The Help, 2011
  5. Jennifer Connelly, A Beautiful Mind, 2001

Least Acclaimed Performances to Win the Critics by Group

  • NYFC:  Lisa Kudrow, The Opposite of Sex, 1998
  • LAFC:  Edie Falco, Sunshine State, 2002
  • NSFC:  Olivia Williams, The Ghost Writer, 2010
  • BSFC:  Laura Dern, We Don’t Live Here Anymore / Sharon Warren, Ray, 2004
  • CFC:  Debbi Morgan, Eve’s Bayou, 1997
  • NBR:  Gong Li, Memoirs of a Geisha, 2005

note:  Basically, because of the larger total amount of Consensus points the more recent you get, these are all the most recent examples of a winner with no other Consensus points.

Most Critically Acclaimed Performance Snubbed by a Critics Group:

  • NYFC:  Judy Davis, Husbands and Wives, 1992
  • LAFC:  Jessica Lange, Tootsie, 1982
  • NSFC:  Peggy Ashcroft, A Passage to India, 1984
  • BSFC:  Maureen Stapleton, Reds, 1981
  • CFC:  Penelope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, 2008
  • NBR:  Mo’Nique, Precious, 2009

Critical Oddities:

note:  These are the performances that won multiple Critics Awards but failed to earn nominations from any of the awards groups.

  • Marjorie Rhodes  (The Family Way, 1967)
    • NSFC, NBR
  • Kathy Baker  (Street Smart, 1987)
    • NSFC, BSFC
  • Jennifer Jason Leigh  (Miami Blues / Last Exit to Brooklyn, 1990)
    • NYFC, BSFC
  • Jane Horrocks  (Life is Sweet, 1991)
    • LAFC, NSFC
  • Patricia Clarkson  (Far From Heaven, 2002)
    • NYFC, NSFC

Going First Has Disadvantages – The NBR Being Different:

  • 1976  –  The NBR decides Talia Shire is supporting in Rocky
  • 1977  –  Even stranger, they decide Diane Keaton is supporting in Annie Hall
  • 1994  –  The NBR awards Rosemary Harris (Tom & Viv) while almost everyone else goes with Dianne Wiest
  • 1996  –  They give the award to both Oscar winner Juliette Binoche and lead Oscar nominee Kristen Scott Thomas for The English Patient, the third time they give the award to an eventual Best Picture winner for someone who will be Oscar nominated as a lead
  • 2009  –  They are the only critics group not to award Mo’Nique, instead going with Anne Kendrick (Up in the Air)


The Nighthawk Awards

 

note:  Because my awards go, retroactively, all the way back through 1912, there are a lot more nominees and winners than in the other awards.  But I don’t always have a full slate of nominees and some years I don’t have any nominees.

Multiple Nominations:

There are three films that earn three nominations and all three of them also win the Nighthawk: Tom Jones, The Last Picture Show and Babel.  There are 10 more that win the Nighthawk and earn a second nomination.  Unlike Supporting Actor, Babel and four of the films that win and earn a second nom (Merrily We Live, Othello, Kramer vs Kramer, Gosford Park) don’t earn a Picture nomination.

Directors:

There are six directors with at least seven different films earning nominations.  William Wyler earns 390 points (1 win, 12 noms from 10 films) as does Martin Scorsese (5 wins, 8 noms), Woody Allen earns 360 (3 wins, 9 noms from 8 films), John Huston earns 270 (2 wins, 7 noms) and Hitchcock earns 240 (1 win, 7 noms).  But Ingmar Bergman is the grand winner with 420 points (4 wins – two each for Harriet and Bibi Andersson, 10 noms from 9 films).  Bergman is also the only director to direct back-to-back winners (1958-59).

Sequels:

Talia Shire breaks through with a nomination for The Godfather Part II, most notable because she also played the same role in the first film.  Miranda Otto also earns a nom for The Return of the King.

Genres:

Drama dominates the nominations (56.59%) and wins (55.29%) with Comedy distantly behind in noms (21.19%) and wins (21.18%).  No other genre has more than 5% of either.  Every genre has at least one nomination and with the exception of Fantasy, all of them have at least one win.

Best Picture:

Of the 387 films nominated for Supporting Actress, 40 win Best Picture and 146 total are nominated for Picture.  There are 20 films that win both Picture and Supporting Actress.  The longest streak of Picture winners with Supporting Actress nominations is 1950-55 (all of which also earn Supporting Actor nominations) while there are several droughts of five years where no Picture is nominated for Supporting Actress.  The streak of 1953-55 is the only stretch of more than back-to-back winners of both categories.  There are several years where none of the Picture nominees are nominated for Supporting Actress (1937, 1964, 1975, 1987, 1989, 2006, 2008) but no year in which all of the Picture nominees earn Supporting Actress nominations.

Foreign Film:

There are 26 Foreign films that at least earn a Nighthawk nomination for Supporting Actress, the same number as Supporting Actor and that includes nine Bergman films.  There are 10 Foreign winners including the only Action film to win (Crouching Tiger) and the only Sci-Fi film to win (Metropolis), not to mention the four winning Bergman films.

Single Nominations:

There are 64 films that earn a Supporting Actress nomination and nothing else which is really a lot.  Of those, three of them (The Heartbreak Kid, I’m Not There, Vicky Cristina Barcelona) win the Nighthawk with those last two being back-to-back winners.  There is also Enemies a Love Story which earns two nominations but they are both in Supporting Actress.

Other Categories:

Aside from Animated Film (no overlap), the categories least likely to overlap with Supporting Actor are Foreign Film (22), Visual Effects (24), Song (32) and Sound Editing (37).  The most likely to overlap are, Adapted Screenplay (150), Picture (146), Director and Supporting Actor (142 for each).  Actor is actually a very low overlap (61).

My Top 10

  1. Bibi Andersson  –  210
  2. Maggie Smith  –  210
  3. Meryl Streep  –  210
  4. Cate Blanchett  –  210
  5. Gloria Grahame  –  180
  6. Angela Lansbury  –  180
  7. Julianne Moore  –  180
  8. Brigitte Helm  –  150
  9. Agnes Moorhead  –  150
  10. Elsa Lanchester  /  Harriet Andersson  /  Anjelica Huston  /  Helen Mirren  –  150

My Top 10 Drama

  1. Julianne Moore  –  240
  2. Gloria Grahame  –  210
  3. Bibi Andersson  –  210
  4. Kate Winslet  –  180
  5. Meryl Streep  –  180
  6. Brigitte Helm  –  150
  7. Agnes Moorhead  –  150
  8. Angela Lansbury  –  150
  9. Maggie Smith  –  150
  10. Vanessa Redgrave  /  Cate Blanchett  –  150

My Top 10 Comedy

  1. Dianne Wiest  –  180
  2. Alice Brady  –  120
  3. Billie Burke  –  120
  4. Madeline Kahn  –  120
  5. Shelley Winters  –  120
  6. Anjelica Huston  –  120
  7. Judy Davis  –  120
  8. Julianne Moore  –  120
  9. Cate Blanchett  –  120
  10. 21 actresses  –  90

My Top 10 Weighted Points

  1. Cate Blanchett  –  305
  2. Julianne Moore  –  287
  3. Meryl Streep  –  260
  4. Maggie Smith  –  257
  5. Gloria Grahame  –  251
  6. Bibi Andersson  –  250
  7. Helen Mirren  –  207
  8. Angela Lansbury  –  206
  9. Vanessa Redgrave  –  204
  10. Dianne Wiest  –  193

note:  This based on a scale from 20-1 based on Top 20 placement at the Nighthawks.  A win is worth 60 points in Supporting Actress, a 20th place finish is worth 1 point (if the list goes a full 20).

My Top 10 Absolute Points List:

  1. Cate Blanchett  –  468
  2. Julianne Moore  –  388
  3. Meryl Streep  –  320
  4. Gloria Grahame  –  269
  5. Bibi Andersson  –  269
  6. Maggie Smith  –  254
  7. Frances McDormand  –  245
  8. Kate Winslet  –  239
  9. Dianne Wiest  –  231
  10. Helen Mirren  –  231

note:  This is a point scale based on their performance points, not where they finished in the year.

Top Absolute Points by Decade:

1912-1929

  1. Brigitte Helm  –  112
  2. Olga Baclanova  –  59
  3. Zasu Pitts  –  38
  4. Evelyn Brent  –  37
  5. Bebe Daniels  –  37

1930-1939

  1. Billie Burke  –  105
  2. Marie Dressler  –  74
  3. Alice Brady  –  74
  4. Margaret Hamilton  –  60
  5. Bonita Granville  –  59

1940-1949

  1. Teresa Wright  –  164
  2. Agnes Moorhead  –  119
  3. Angela Lansbury  –  111
  4. Ethel Barrymore  –  104
  5. Anne Revere  –  97

1950-1959

  1. Gloria Grahame  –  187
  2. Bibi Andersson  –  120
  3. Thelma Ritter  –  120
  4. Mildred Dunnock  –  89
  5. Kay Walsh  /  Katy Jurado  –  82

1960-1969

  1. Bibi Andersson  –  104
  2. Edith Evans  –  97
  3. Estelle Parsons  –  97
  4. Billie Whitelaw  –  97
  5. Ruth Gordon  –  89

1970-1979

  1. Meryl Streep  –  208
  2. Lee Grant  –  97
  3. Maggie Smith  –  82
  4. Jane Alexander  –  82
  5. Karen Black  –  75

1980-1989

  1. Anjelica Huston  –  179
  2. Dianne Wiest  –  156
  3. Lena Olin  –  120
  4. Glenn Close  –  97
  5. Kathy Baker  –  97

1990-1999

  1. Julianne Moore  –  261
  2. Judy Davis  –  194
  3. Joan Allen  –  149
  4. Kate Winslet  –  120
  5. Anna Paquin  –  112

2000-2011

  1. Cate Blanchett  –  387
  2. Frances McDormand  –  193
  3. Amy Adams  –  172
  4. Tilda Swinton  –  155
  5. Marisa Tomei  –  142

Years in Which an Actress Exceeded 100 Absolute Points:

  • Bibi Andersson  –  1959  –  120  (Wild Strawberries  /  The Seventh Seal)
  • Meryl Streep  –  1979  –  156  (Kramer vs. Kramer  /  Manhattan  /  The Seduction of Joe Tynan)
  • Julianne Moore  –  1999  –  119  (Magnolia  /  A Map of the World  /  Cookie’s Fortune)
  • Frances McDormand  –  2000  –  112  (Almost Famous  /  Wonder Boys)
  • Cate Blanchett  –  2001  –  104  (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring  /  The Man Who Cried  /  The Shipping News)
  • Cate Blanchett  –  2004  –  126  (The Aviator /  The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou  /  Coffee & Cigarettes)
  • Jessica Chastain  –  2011  –  134  (The Tree of Life  /  The Help  /  Coriolanus  /  Take Shelter)

Top 5 Films to win the Nighthawk (based on quality of film not the performance):

  1. Sunset Blvd.
  2. The Wizard of Oz
  3. Children of Paradise
  4. Cries and Whispers
  5. GoodFellas

Worst 5 Films to win the Nighthawk (based on quality of film not the performance):

  1. Anthony Adverse
  2. The Help
  3. Julia
  4. Anna Christie
  5. Johnny Belinda

Worst 5 Films to earn a Nighthawk nomination  (based on quality of film not the performance):

  1. Peyton Place
  2. In Old Chicago
  3. The Razor’s Edge
  4. Anthony Adverse
  5. The Naked Lunch

Nighthawk Nominated Performances That Would Have Been in Best Actress at the Nighthawks Had the Oscars Not Nominated Them in Supporting:

  • Patty Duke, The Miracle Worker, 1962
  • Mary Badham, To Kill a Mockingbird, 1962
  • Goldie Hawn, Cactus Flower, 1969
  • Tatum O’Neal, Paper Moon, 1973
  • Anna Paquin, The Piano, 1993
  • Dianne Wiest, Bullets over Broadway, 1994
  • Catherine Zeta-Jones, Chicago, 2002
  • Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit, 2010
  • Berenice Bejo, The Artist, 2011

Top 10 Films for Supporting Actress (total of all performances on my list):

  1. Gosford Park, 2001  (Helen Mirren, Maggie Smith, Eileen Atkins)
  2. Atonement, 2007  (Saoirse Ronan, Romola Garai, Vanessa Redgrave)
  3. Tom Jones, 1963  (Edith Evans, Joyce Redman, Joan Greenwood, Diane Caliento)
  4. The Last Picture Show, 1971  (Ellen Burstyn, Cloris Leachman, Eileen Brennan)
  5. Babel, 2006  (Rinko Kikuchi, Cate Blanchett, Adriana Barazza)
  6. Cries and Whispers, 1972/73  (Harriet Andersson, Kari Sylwan)
  7. Precious, 2009  (Mo’Nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey)
  8. Hannah and her Sisters, 1986  (Dianne Wiest, Barbara Hershey, Carrie Fisher)
  9. Kramer vs. Kramer, 1979  (Meryl Streep, Jane Alexander)
  10. Almost Famous, 2000  (Frances McDormand, Kate Hudson)

Nighthawk Notables:

  • Best Line (dramatic):  “Say goodbye to Frankie.”  (Sarah Bolger, In America, 2002/2003)
  • Best Line (comedic):  “Kneeling bags my nylons.”  (Jan Sterling, Ace in the Hole, 1951)
  • Funniest Performance:  Dianne Wiest, Bullets over Broadway, 1994
  • Best Villain:  Margaret Hamilton, The Wizard of Oz, 1939
  • Best Heroine:  Miranda Otto, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, 2003
  • Best Animated Performance:  Ellen Degeneres, Finding Nemo, 2003
  • Sexiest Performance:  Zhang Ziyi, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, 2000
  • Performance to Fall in Love With:  Teresa Wright, The Little Foxes, 1941
  • Best Playing Another Actress:  Cate Blanchett as Katharine Hepburn, The Aviator, 2004
  • Best Reaction:  Marie Dressler, Dinner at Eight, 1933
  • Best Death Scene:  Judith Anderson, Rebecca, 1940
  • Best Mother:  Brenda Fricker, My Left Foot, 1989
  • Worst Mother:  Angela Lansbury, The Manchurian Candidate, 1962
  • Best Whore:  Shirley Jones, Elmer Gantry, 1960
  • Best Saint:  Eva Marie Saint, On the Waterfront, 1954

Top 5 Shakespeare Performances (original Shakespeare language):

  1. Kate Winslet, Hamlet, 1996
  2. Maggie Smith, Othello, 1965
  3. Jean Simmons, Hamlet, 1948
  4. Vanessa Redgrave, Coriolanus, 2011
  5. Joyce Redman, Othello, 1965

Top 5 Austen Performances:

  1. Kate Winslet, Sense and Sensibility, 1995
  2. Sophie Thompson, Emma, 1996
  3. Elizabeth Spriggs, Sense and Sensibility, 1995
  4. Mary Boland, Pride and Prejudice, 1940
  5. Rosamund Pike, Pride and Prejudice, 2005

Top 5 Tennessee Williams Performances:

  1. Kim Hunter, A Streetcar Named Desire, 1951
  2. Grayson Hall, The Night of the Iguana, 1964
  3. Shirley Knight, Sweet Bird of Youth, 1962
  4. Mildred Dunnock, Baby Doll, 1956
  5. Una Merkel, Summer and Smoke, 1961

Top 5 Harry Potter Performances:

  1. Imelda Staunton, Order of the Phoenix, 2007
  2. Helena Bonham Carter, Half-Blood Prince, 2009
  3. Emma Watson, Prisoner of Azkaban, 2004
  4. Maggie Smith, Sorcerer’s Stone, 2001
  5. Emma Watson, Deathly Hollows Part I, 2010

Top 5 Royal Performances:

  1. Judi Dench, Shakespeare in Love, 1998
  2. Helena Bonham Carter, The King’s Speech, 2010
  3. Elsa Lanchester, The Private Life of Henry VIII, 1933
  4. Helen Mirren, The Madness of King George, 1994
  5. Sylvia Sims, The Queen, 2006

Top 10 Performances from Woody Allen Films:

  1. Dianne Wiest, Bullets over Broadway, 1994
  2. Dianne Wiest, Hannah and her Sisters, 1994
  3. Penelope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, 2008
  4. Samantha Morton, Sweet and Lowdown, 1999
  5. Maureen Stapleton, Interiors, 1978
  6. Meryl Streep, Manhattan, 1979
  7. Judy Davis, Husbands and Wives, 1992
  8. Mira Sorvino, Mighty Aphrodite, 1995
  9. Muriel Hemingway, Manhattan, 1979
  10. Scarlett Johannsen, Match Point, 2005

Top 10 Performances from Ingmar Bergman Films:

  1. Harriet Andersson, Cries and Whispers, 1972/1973
  2. Harriet Andersson, Smiles of a Summer Night, 1955/1958
  3. Bibi Andersson, Persona, 1966/1967
  4. Kari Sylwan, Cries and Whispers, 1972/1973
  5. Bibi Andersson, Wild Strawberries, 1957/1959
  6. Bibi Andersson, The Seventh Seal, 1957/1959
  7. Bibi Andersson, The Passion of Anna, 1969/1970
  8. Julia Dufvenius, Saraband, 2003/2005
  9. Harriet Andersson, Fanny and Alexander, 1983
  10. Bibi Andersson, The Magician, 1958/1960

Top 10 Performances from Martin Scorsese Films:

  1. Cate Blanchett, The Aviator, 2004
  2. Lorraine Bracco, GoodFellas, 1990
  3. Winona Ryder, The Age of Innocence, 1993
  4. Jodie Foster, Taxi Driver, 1976
  5. Cathy Moriarty, Raging Bull, 1980
  6. Mary Elizabeth Mastrontonio, The Color of Money, 1986
  7. Juliette Lewis, Cape Fear, 1991
  8. Chloe Grace Moretz, Hugo, 2011
  9. Vera Farmiga, The Departed, 2006
  10. Diane Ladd, Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, 1974

Top 10 Performances from William Wyler Films:

  1. Teresa Wright, The Little Foxes, 1941
  2. Teresa Wright, The Best Years of Our Lives, 1946
  3. Teresa Wright, Mrs. Miniver, 1942
  4. Lee Grant, Detective Story, 1951
  5. Patricia Collinge, The Little Foxes, 1941
  6. Miriam Hopkins, The Heiress, 1949
  7. May Whitty, Mrs. Miniver, 1942
  8. Fay Bainter, The Children’s Hour, 1936
  9. Geraldine Fitzgerald, Wuthering Heights, 1939
  10. Fay Bainter, Jezebel, 1938

The Full List of Nighthawk Winners and What Other Awards They Won or Were Nominated For

  • 1912-26:  Zasu Pitts, Greed
  • 1927-28:  Brigitte Helm, Metropolis
  • 1928-29:  Brigitte Helm, L’Argent
  • 1929-30:  Marie Dressler, Anna Christie
  • 1930-31:  Virginia Cherill, City Lights
  • 1931-32:  Miriam Hopkins, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • 1932-33:  Elsa Lanchester, The Private Life of Henry VIII
  • 1934:  Alice Brady, The Gay Divorcee
  • 1935:  Una O’Connor, The Informer
  • 1936:  Gale Sondegaard, Anthony Adverse  (Oscar)
  • 1937:  Andrea Leeds, Stage Door  (Oscar)
  • 1938:  Billie Burke, Merrily We Live  (Oscar)
  • 1939:  Margaret Hamilton, The Wizard of Oz
  • 1940:  Judith Anderson, Rebecca  (Oscar)
  • 1941:  Teresa Wright, The Little Foxes  (Oscar)
  • 1942:  Agnes Moorehead, The Magnificent Ambersons  (NYFC – Actress, Oscar)
  • 1943:  Katina Paxinou, For Whom the Bell Tolls  (Oscar, Globe)
  • 1944:  Angela Lansbury, Gaslight  (Oscar)
  • 1945:  Deborah Kerr, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
  • 1946:  Maria Casares, Children of Paradise
  • 1947:  Gloria Grahame, Crossfire  (Oscar)
  • 1948:  Agnes Moorehead, Johnny Belinda  (Oscar)
  • 1949:  Mercedes McCambridge, All the King’s Men  (Oscar, Globe)
  • 1950:  Nancy Olson, Sunset Blvd.  (Oscar)
  • 1951:  Kim Hunter, A Streetcar Named Desire  (Oscar, Globe)
  • 1952:  Gloria Grahame, The Bad and the Beautiful  (Oscar, Globe)
  • 1953:  Donna Reed, From Here to Eternity  (Oscar)
  • 1954:  Eva Marie Saint, On the Waterfront  (Oscar)
  • 1955:  Natalie Wood, Rebel without a Cause  (Oscar)
  • 1956:  Dorothy Malone, Written on the Wind  (Oscar, Globe)
  • 1957:  Elsa Lanchester, Witness for the Prosecution  (Globe, Oscar)
  • 1958:  Harriet Andersson, Smiles of a Summer Night
  • 1959:  Bibi Andersson, Wild Strawberries
  • 1960:  Shirley Jones, Elmer Gantry  (NBR, Oscar, Globe)
  • 1961:  Rita Moreno, West Side Story  (Oscar, Globe)
  • 1962:  Angela Lansbury, The Manchurian Candidate  (NBR, Globe, Oscar)
  • 1963:  Edith Evans, Tom Jones  (Oscar)
  • 1964:  Grayson Hall, The Night of the Iguana  (Oscar, Globe)
  • 1965:  Maggie Smith, Othello  (Oscar, BAFTA – Actress)
  • 1966:  Sandy Dennis, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf  (Oscar, Globe)
  • 1967:  Bibi Andersson, Persona
  • 1968:  Ruth Gordon, Rosemary’s Baby  (Oscar, Globe)
  • 1969:  Susannah York, They Shoot Horses Don’t They  (BAFTA, Oscar, Globe)
  • 1970:  Sally Kellerman, M*A*S*H  (Oscar, Globe)
  • 1971:  Ellen Burstyn, The Last Picture Show  (NYFC, NSFC, Oscar, Globe)
  • 1972:  Jeannie Berlin, The Heartbreak Kid  (NYFC, NSFC, Oscar, Globe)
  • 1973:  Harriet Andersson, Cries and Whispers
  • 1974:  Valentina Cortese, Day for Night  (NYFC, NSFC, BAFTA, Oscar, Globe)
  • 1975:  Lee Grant, Shampoo  (Oscar, Globe)
  • 1976:  Jodie Foster, Taxi Driver  (NSFC, BAFTA, Oscar)
  • 1977:  Vanessa Redgrave, Julia  (LAFC, Oscar, Globe)
  • 1978:  Maggie Smith, California Suite  (Oscar, Globe – Actress Comedy, BAFTA – Actress)
  • 1979:  Meryl Streep, Kramer vs. Kramer  (NYFC, LAFC, NSFC, NBR, Oscar, Globe, BAFTA – Actress)
  • 1980:  Cathy Moriarty, Raging Bull  (Oscar, Globe)
  • 1981:  Elizabeth McGovern, Ragtime  (Oscar, Globe)
  • 1982:  Jessica Lange, Tootsie  (NYFC, BSFC, BSFC, Oscar, Globe, BAFTA – Actress)
  • 1983:  Linda Hunt, The Year of Living Dangerously  (NYFC, LAFC, BSFC, NBR, Oscar, Globe)
  • 1984:  Peggy Ashcroft, A Passage to India  (NYFC – Actress, LAFC, BSFC, NBR – Actress, Oscar, BAFTA – Actress, Globe)
  • 1985:  Mieko Harada, Ran
  • 1986:  Maggie Smith, A Room with a View  (BAFTA – Actress, Globe, Oscar)
  • 1987:  Anjelica Huston, The Dead
  • 1988:  Michelle Pfeiffer, Dangerous Liaisons  (BAFTA, Oscar)
  • 1989:  Brenda Fricker, My Left Foot  (LAFC, BSFC, Oscar, Globe)
  • 1990:  Lorraine Bracco, GoodFellas  (LAFC, CFC, Oscar, Globe)
  • 1991:  Mercedes Ruehl, The Fisher King  (LAFC – Actress, BSFC, CFC, Oscar, Globe)
  • 1992:  Miranda Richardson, The Crying Game  (NYFC, BAFTA)
  • 1993:  Winona Ryder, The Age of Innocence  (NBR, Globe, Oscar, BAFTA)
  • 1994:  Dianne Wiest, Bullets over Broadway  (NYFC, LAFC, NSFC, CFC, SAG, Oscar, Globe)
  • 1995:  Kate Winslet, Sense and Sensibility  (SAG, BAFTA, Oscar, Globe)
  • 1996:  Kate Winslet, Hamlet
  • 1997:  Julianne Moore, Boogie Nights  (LAFC, NSFC, SAG, Oscar, Globe)
  • 1998:  Judi Dench, Shakespeare in Love  (NSFC, Oscar, SAG, BAFTA, Globe)
  • 1999:  Samantha Morton, Sweet and Lowdown  (Oscar, Globe)
  • 2000:  Zhang Ziyi, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon  (BAFTA)
  • 2001:  Helen Mirren, Gosford Park  (NYFC, NSFC, SAG, Oscar, BAFTA, Globe)
  • 2002:  Meryl Streep, Adaptation  (CFC, Globe, SAG, Oscar, BAFTA)
  • 2003:  Sarah Bolger, In America
  • 2004:  Cate Blanchett, The Aviator  (SAG, Oscar, BAFTA, Globe, BFCA)
  • 2005:  Michelle Williams, Brokeback Mountain  (BFCA, Oscar, SAG, BAFTA, Globe)
  • 2006:  Rinko Kikuchi, Babel  (CFC, SAG, Oscar, Globe, BFCA)
  • 2007:  Cate Blanchett, I’m Not There  (NSFC, CFC, Globe, Oscar, SAG, BAFTA, BFCA)
  • 2008:  Penelope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona  (NYFC, LAFC, BSFC, NBR, Oscar, BAFTA, SAG, Globe, BFCA)
  • 2009:  Mo’Nique, Precious  (NYFC, LAFC, NSFC, BSFC, CFC, Oscar, SAG, BAFTA, Globe, BFCA)
  • 2010:  Hailee Steinfeld, The Fighter  (CFC, SAG, Oscar, BFCA)
  • 2011:  Octavia Spencer, The Help  (Oscar, SAG, BAFTA, Globe, BFCA)

Ten Best Performances Not to Win the Nighthawk:

  1. Dianne Wiest, Hannah and her Sisters, 1986
  2. Kari Sylwan, Cries and Whispers, 1972/1973
  3. Frances McDormand, Almost Famous, 2000
  4. Saoirse Ronan, Atonement, 2007
  5. Annette Bening, The Grifters, 1990
  6. Sigourney Weaver, The Ice Storm, 1997
  7. Natalie Portman, Closer, 2004
  8. Julianne Moore, The Hours, 2002
  9. Celeste Holm, Gentleman’s Agreement, 1947
  10. Maggie Smith, Gosford Park, 2001

5 Best Years:

  1. 1996  (Kate Winslet (Hamlet), Juliette Binoche (The English Patient), Joan Allen (The Crucible), Natalie Portman (Beautiful Girls), Courtney Love (The People vs Larry Flynt))
  2. 2002  (Meryl Streep (Adaptation), Julianne Moore (The Hours), Catherine Zeta-Jones, Queen Latifah (Chicago), Toni Collette (About a Boy))
  3. 2001  (Helen Mirren, Maggie Smith (Gosford Park), Marisa Tomei (In the Bedroom), Cameron Diaz (Vanilla Sky), Cate Blanchett (Fellowship of the Ring))
  4. 2004  (Cate Blanchett (The Aviator), Natalie Portman (Closer), Virginia Madsen (Sideways), Laura Linney (Kinsey), Sophie Okonedo (Hotel Rwanda))
  5. 2000  (Zhang Ziyi (Crouching Tiger), Frances McDormand (Almost Famous, Wonder Boys), Kate Hudson (Almost Famous), Julie Walters (Billy Elliot))

5 Best Drama Years:

  1. 1996  (Kate Winslet (Hamlet), Juliette Binoche (The English Patient), Joan Allen (The Crucible), Natalie Portman (Beautiful Girls), Courtney Love (The People vs Larry Flynt))
  2. 2004  (Cate Blanchett (The Aviator), Natalie Portman (Closer), Laura Linney (Kinsey), Sophie Okonedo (Hotel Rwanda), Meryl Streep (The Manchurian Candidate))
  3. 1993  (Winona Ryder (The Age of Innocence), Emma Thompson (In the Name of the Father), Anna Paquin (The Piano), Embeth Davidtz (Schindler’s List), Gong Li (Farewell My Concubine))
  4. 1946  (Maria Casares (Children of Paradise), Teresa Wright (The Best Years of Our Lives), Anne Baxter (The Razor’s Edge), Ethel Barrymore (The Spiral Staircase), Leopoldine Konstantin (Notorious))
  5. 1990  (Lorraine Bracco (GoodFellas), Annette Bening (The Grifters), Bonnie Bedelia, Greta Scachi (Presumed Innocent), Mary McDonnell (Dances with Wolves))

5 Best Comedy Years:

  1. 2002  (Meryl Streep (Adaptation), Catherine Zeta-Jones, Queen Latifah (Chicago), Toni Collette (About a Boy), Kathy Bates (About Schmidt))
  2. 1998  (Judi Dench (Shakespeare in Love), Kathy Bates (Primary Colors), Julianne Moore (The Big Lebowski), Lisa Kudrow (The Opposite of Sex), Brenda Blethyn (Little Voice))
  3. 2001  (Helen Mirren, Maggie Smith, Eileen Atkins (Gosford Park), Gwyneth Paltrow (The Royal Tenenbaums), Illeana Douglas (Ghost World))
  4. 1979  (Shirley MacLaine (Being There), Meryl Streep (Manhattan, The Seduction of Joe Tynan), Barbara Barrie (Breaking Away), Muriel Hemingway (Manhattan))
  5. 1999  (Samantha Morton (Sweet and Lowdown), Cameron Diaz, Catherine Keener (Being John Malkovich), Julianne Moore, Liv Tyler (Cookie’s Fortune))

Top 5 Sixth Place Finishers:

  1. Kate Winslet, Iris, 2001
  2. Sophie Thompson, Emma, 1996
  3. Chloe Sevigny, Boys Don’t Cry, 1999
  4. Kathy Bates, About Schmidt, 2002
  5. Meryl Streep, The Manchurian Candidate, 2004

The Best Supporting Actress By Finish in The Respective Years

  • 1st  –  Dianne Wiest, Bullets over Broadway, 1994
  • 2nd  –  Dianne Wiest, Hannah and her Sisters, 1986
  • 3rd  –  Anna Paquin, The Piano, 1993
  • 4th  –  Natalie Portman, Beautiful Girls, 1996
  • 5th  –  Courtney Love, The People vs Larry Flynt, 1996
  • 6th  –  Kate Winslet, Iris, 2001
  • 7th  –  Kelly MacDonald, No Country for Old Men, 2007
  • 8th  –  Vanessa Redgrave, Atonement, 2007
  • 9th  –  Olympia Dukakis, Away from Her, 2007
  • 10th  –  Emma Thompson, Love Actually, 2003
  • 11th  –  Sophie Okonedo, Dirty Pretty Things, 2002/2003
  • 12th  –  Maria Bello, The Cooler, 2003
  • 13th  –  Fanny Ardant, 8 Women, 2002
  • 14th  –  Patricia Clarkson, Pieces of April, 2003
  • 15th  –  Shirley MacLaine, In Her Shoes, 2005
  • 16th  –  Michelle Pfeiffer, Hairspray, 2007
  • 17th  –  Melissa Leo, 21 Grams, 2003
  • 18th  –  Marie-Josee Croze, The Barbarian Invasions, 2003
  • 19th  –  Christina Ricci, Monster, 2003
  • 20th  –  Sarah Paulson, Down with Love, 2003


Consensus Awards

 

Most Awards (not including the Nighthawk):

  • Mo’Nique, Precious, 2009  –  10  (Oscar, SAG, BAFTA, Globe, BFCA, NYFC, LAFC, NSFC, BSFC, CFC)
  • Peggy Ashcroft, A Passage to India, 1984  –  7  (Oscar, BAFTA – Actress, Globe, NYFC – Actress, LAFC, BSFC, NBR – Actress)
  • Dianne Wiest, Bullets over Broadway, 1994  –  7  (Oscar, SAG, Globe, NYFC, LAFC, NSFC, CFC)

Most Awards Points:

  1. Mo’Nique, Precious, 2009  –  546
  2. Martin Landau, Ed Wood, 1994  –  468
  3. Penelope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, 2008  –  417
  4. Peggy Ashcroft, A Passage to India, 1984  –  412
  5. Meryl Streep, Kramer vs. Kramer / Manhattan / The Seduction of Joe Tynan, 1979  –  389

Highest Awards Percentage:

  1. Mary Steenburgen, Melvin and Howard, 1980  –  56.70%
  2. Meryl Streep, Kramer vs. Kramer / Manhattan / The Seduction of Joe Tynan, 1979  –  50.65%
  3. Maureen Stapleton, Reds, 1981  –  50.00%
  4. Anjelica Huston, Prizzi’s Honor, 1985  –  49.11%
  5. Mo’Nique, Precious, 2009  –  48.15%

Performances That Won the Oscar, BAFTA and Globe (1968-1994):

  • Peggy Ashcroft, A Passage to India, 1984 (wins BAFTA as lead)
  • Whoopi Goldberg, Ghost, 1990

Performances That Won the Oscar, BAFTA, Globe, SAG and BFCA:

  • Renee Zellweger, Cold Mountain, 2003
  • Jennifer Hudson, Dreamgirls, 2006
  • Mo’Nique, Precious, 2009
  • Octavia Spencer, The Help, 2011

note:  The only actress to win the Oscar, BAFTA and Globe since 1994 and not win the SAG and BFCA is Jennifer Connelly, who list SAG in 2001 when she was nominated as lead.

note:  the following lists only count 1954 on, after the NBR added a third award to the mix.

Consensus Blowouts  (Winners over 40%, no one else over 20%)

  • 1979:  Meryl Streep (Kramer vs. Kramer / Manhattan / The Seduction of Joe Tynan) at 50.65%, no one else above 11.00%
  • 1980:  Mary Steenburgen (Melvin and Howard) at 56.70%, no one else above 13.40%
  • 1981:  Maureen Stapleton (Reds) at 50.00%, no one else above 15.88%
  • 1982:  Jessica Lange (Tootsie) at 41.38%, no one else above 18.72%
  • 1983:  Linda Hunt (The Year of Living Dangerously) at 39.76% (close enough), no one else above 13.39%
  • 1984:  Peggy Ashcroft (A Passage to India) at 46.82%, no one else above 12.61%
  • 1985:  Anjelica Huston (Prizzi’s Honor) at 49.11%, no one else above 9.14%
  • 1994:  Dianne Wiest (Bullets over Broadway) at 39.59% (close enough), no one else above 11.96%
  • 2008:  Penelope Cruz (Vicky Cristina Barcelona) at 43.71%, no one else above 11.64%  (see note)
  • 2009:  Mo’Nique (Precious) at 48.15%, no one else above 16.14%

note:  Cruz wouldn’t make the 40% cut-off if I counted Kate Winslet’s three wins in the Supporting Actress Consensus instead of as part of her Actress Consensus points.  In essence, she makes it because the Oscars considered Winslet a lead.

Consensus Top Two  (Two both over 25% or over 20% post-1967, within 5% of each other)

  • 1954:  Nina Foch (Executive Suite) over Jan Sterling (The High and the Mighty), 28.89% to 26.67%
  • 1955:  Marisa Pavan (The Rose Tattoo) over Betsy Blair (Marty), 28.53% to 26.67%
  • 1964:  Lila Kedrova (Zorba the Greek) over Edith Evans (The Chalk Garden), 27.36% to 26.65%
  • 1995:  Mira Sorvino (Mighty Aphrodite) over Joan Allen (Nixon), 30.49% to 29.82%

note:  The two closest races, as you can see in the chart below, aren’t listed here because the two actresses didn’t have enough of the total percentage of points.  They can be found in 1990 and 1997.

Consensus Wide Open Field  (No one over 20%, all five above 10% – see chart below for the five actresses)

  • 1969, range from 18.56% to 10.16%, includes three of five Oscar nominees
  • 1988, range from 15.56% to 10.00%, includes four of five Oscar nominees (see note below)
  • 2005, range from 18.36% to 12.60%, includes four of five Oscar nominees with the fifth in 6th place also above 10%

note:  1988 is a fascinating year.  There were nine different actresses who won awards.  Frances McDormand was the only actress with more than one win (she won the CFC and NBR).  Because there were two BAFTA winners (overlapping eligibility), there were four different award winners even though the SAG and BFCA didn’t have awards yet.  You can see it all down below in the chart.

Consensus Chart

 

note:  The chart below I imported from Excel and I hope it isn’t too confusing.  It’s about as big as I could make to still have it fit.  I only include names because if an actress earned points from multiple films, I counted them together.  I also couldn’t get the borders to copy over, so it’s as readable as I could make it.
note:  There might be errors below because I changed the formula during the process.  If you see mistakes, please don’t point them out.  This list was not originally made for public viewing and I didn’t care if the names were spelled right so please don’t point that out either.

Year Actress AA GG crit BFT SAG BFC RT WT N W % Rk
1936 Sondergaard, Gale 60 60 60 1 1 33.33% 1
1936 Bondi, Beulah 30 30 30 1 0 16.67% 2
1936 Brady, Alice 30 30 30 1 0 16.67% 2
1936 Granville, Bonita 30 30 30 1 0 16.67% 2
1936 Ouspenskaya, Maria 30 30 30 1 0 16.67% 2
1937 Brady, Alice 60 60 60 1 1 33.33% 1
1937 Leeds, Andrea 30 30 30 1 0 16.67% 2
1937 Shirley, Anne 30 30 30 1 0 16.67% 2
1937 Trevor, Claire 30 30 30 1 0 16.67% 2
1937 Whitty, May 30 30 30 1 0 16.67% 2
1938 Bainter, Fay 60 60 60 1 1 33.33% 1
1938 Bondi, Beulah 30 30 30 1 0 16.67% 2
1938 Burke, Billie 30 30 30 1 0 16.67% 2
1938 Byington, Spring 30 30 30 1 0 16.67% 2
1938 Korjus, Miliza 30 30 30 1 0 16.67% 2
1939 McDaniel, Hattie 60 60 60 1 1 33.33% 1
1939 de Havilland, Olivia 30 30 30 1 0 16.67% 2
1939 Fitzgerald, Geraldine 30 30 30 1 0 16.67% 2
1939 Oliver, Edna May 30 30 30 1 0 16.67% 2
1939 Ouspenskaya, Maria 30 30 30 1 0 16.67% 2
1940 Darwell, Jane 60 60 60 1 1 33.33% 1
1940 Anderson, Judith 30 30 30 1 0 16.67% 2
1940 Hussey, Ruth 30 30 30 1 0 16.67% 2
1940 O’Neil, Barbara 30 30 30 1 0 16.67% 2
1940 Rambeau, Marjorie 30 30 30 1 0 16.67% 2
1941 Astor, Mary 60 60 60 1 1 33.33% 1
1941 Allgood, Sara 30 30 30 1 0 16.67% 2
1941 Collinge, Patricia 30 30 30 1 0 16.67% 2
1941 Wright, Teresa 30 30 30 1 0 16.67% 2
1941 Wycherly, Margaret 30 30 30 1 0 16.67% 2
1942 Moorehead, Agnes 30 70 100 100 2 1 40.00% 1
1942 Wright, Teresa 60 60 60 1 1 24.00% 2
1942 Cooper, Gladys 30 30 30 1 0 12.00% 2
1942 Peters, Susan 30 30 30 1 0 12.00% 2
1942 Whitty, May 30 30 30 1 0 12.00% 2
1943 Paxinou, Katina 60 60 120 102 2 2 45.95% 1
1943 Cooper, Gladys 30 30 30 1 0 13.51% 2
1943 Goddard, Paulette 30 30 30 1 0 13.51% 2
1943 Revere, Anne 30 30 30 1 0 13.51% 2
1943 Watson, Lucile 30 30 30 1 0 13.51% 2
1944 Moorehead, Agnes 30 60 90 72 2 1 32.43% 1
1944 Barrymore, Ethel 60 60 60 1 1 27.03% 2
1944 Jones, Jennifer 30 30 30 1 0 13.51% 3
1944 Lansbury, Angela 30 30 30 1 0 13.51% 3
1944 MacMahon, Aline 30 30 30 1 0 13.51% 3
1945 Lansbury, Angela 30 60 90 72 2 1 32.43% 1
1945 Revere, Anne 60 60 60 1 1 27.03% 2
1945 Arden, Eve 30 30 30 1 0 13.51% 3
1945 Blyth, Ann 30 30 30 1 0 13.51% 3
1945 Lorring, Joan 30 30 30 1 0 13.51% 3
1946 Baxter, Anne 60 60 120 102 2 2 45.95% 1
1946 Barrymore, Ethel 30 30 30 1 0 13.51% 2
1946 Gish, Lillian 30 30 30 1 0 13.51% 2
1946 Robson, Flora 30 30 30 1 0 13.51% 2
1946 Sondergaard, Gale 30 30 30 1 0 13.51% 2
1947 Holm, Celeste 60 60 120 102 2 2 45.95% 1
1947 Barrymore, Ethel 30 30 30 1 0 13.51% 2
1947 Grahame, Gloria 30 30 30 1 0 13.51% 2
1947 Main, Marjorie 30 30 30 1 0 13.51% 2
1947 Revere, Anne 30 30 30 1 0 13.51% 2
1948 Corby, Ellen 30 60 90 72 2 1 32.43% 1
1948 Trevor, Claire 60 60 60 1 1 27.03% 2
1948 Bel Geddes, Barbara 30 30 30 1 0 13.51% 3
1948 Moorehead, Agnes 30 30 30 1 0 13.51% 3
1948 Simmons, Jean 30 30 30 1 0 13.51% 3
1949 McCambridge, Mercedes 60 60 120 102 2 2 41.98% 1
1949 Barrymore, Ethel 30 30 30 1 0 12.35% 2
1949 Holm, Celeste 30 30 30 1 0 12.35% 2
1949 Lanchester, Elsa 30 30 30 1 0 12.35% 2
1949 Waters, Ethel 30 30 30 1 0 12.35% 2
1949 Hopkins, Miriam 30 30 21 1 0 8.64% x
1950 Hull, Josephine 60 60 120 102 2 2 41.98% 1
1950 Ritter, Thelma 30 30 60 51 2 0 20.99% 2
1950 Emerson, Hope 30 30 30 1 0 12.35% 3
1950 Holm, Celeste 30 30 30 1 0 12.35% 3
1950 Olson, Nancy 30 30 30 1 0 12.35% 3
1951 Hunter, Kim 60 60 120 102 2 2 38.64% 1
1951 Grant, Lee 30 30 60 51 2 0 19.32% 2
1951 Ritter, Thelma 30 30 60 51 2 0 19.32% 2
1951 Blondell, Joan 30 30 30 1 0 11.36% 4
1951 Dunnock, Mildred 30 30 30 1 0 11.36% 4
1952 Grahame, Gloria 60 30 90 81 2 1 30.68% 1
1952 Jurado, Katy 60 60 42 1 1 15.91% 2
1952 Hagen, Jean 30 30 30 1 0 11.36% 3
1952 Marchand, Colette 30 30 30 1 0 11.36% 3
1952 Moore, Terry 30 30 30 1 0 11.36% 3
1952 Ritter, Thelma 30 30 30 1 0 11.36% 3
1952 Dunnock, Mildred 30 30 21 1 0 7.95% x
1953 Kelly, Grace 30 60 90 72 2 1 32.43% 1
1953 Reed, Donna 60 60 60 1 1 27.03% 2
1953 Page, Geraldine 30 30 30 1 0 13.51% 3
1953 Rambeau, Marjorie 30 30 30 1 0 13.51% 3
1953 Ritter, Thelma 30 30 30 1 0 13.51% 3
1954 Foch, Nina 30 48 78 78 2 1 28.89% 1
1954 Sterling, Jan 30 60 90 72 2 1 26.67% 2
1954 Saint, Eva Marie 60 60 60 1 1 22.22% 3
1954 Jurado, Katy 30 30 30 1 0 11.11% 4
1954 Trevor, Claire 30 30 30 1 0 11.11% 4
1955 Pavan, Marisa 30 60 35 125 107 3 1 28.53% 1
1955 Blair, Betsy 30 70 100 100 2 1 26.67% 2
1955 Van Fleet, Jo 60 60 60 1 1 16.00% 3
1955 Rambeau, Marjorie 48 48 48 1 1 12.80% 4
1955 Lee, Peggy 30 30 30 1 0 8.00% 5
1955 Wood, Natalie 30 30 30 1 0 8.00% 5
1956 Malone, Dorothy 60 30 90 81 2 1 26.47% 1
1956 Heckart, Eileen 30 60 90 72 2 1 23.53% 2
1956 Dunnock, Mildred 30 30 60 51 2 0 16.67% 3
1956 McCormack, Patty 30 30 60 51 2 0 16.67% 3
1956 McCambridge, Mercedes 30 30 30 1 0 9.80% 5
1956 Main, Marjorie 30 30 21 1 0 6.86% x
1957 Sears, Heather 30 70 100 91 2 1 21.46% 1
1957 Umeki, Miyoshi 60 30 90 81 2 1 19.10% 2
1957 Lanchester, Elsa 30 60 90 72 2 1 16.98% 3
1957 Lange, Hope 30 30 60 51 2 0 12.03% 4
1957 Thorndike, Sybil 48 48 48 1 1 11.32% 5
1957 Jones, Carolyn 30 30 30 1 0 7.08% x
1957 Varsi, Diane 30 30 30 1 0 7.08% x
1957 Dunnock, Mildred 30 30 21 1 0 4.95% x
1958 Walsh, Kay 48 35 83 83 2 1 21.34% 2
1958 Hiller, Wendy 60 30 90 81 2 1 20.82% 1
1958 Cass, Peggy 30 30 60 51 2 0 13.11% 3
1958 Stapleton, Maureen 30 30 60 51 2 0 13.11% 3
1958 Williams, Cara 30 30 60 51 2 0 13.11% 3
1958 Gingold, Hermione 60 60 42 1 1 10.80% x
1958 Hyer, Martha 30 30 30 1 0 7.71% x
1959 Winters, Shelley 60 30 90 81 2 1 20.82% 1
1959 Kohner, Susan 30 60 90 72 2 1 18.51% 2
1959 Evans, Edith 30 48 78 69 2 1 17.74% 3
1959 Baddeley, Hermione 30 35 65 65 2 0 16.71% 4
1959 Moore, Juanita 30 30 60 51 2 0 13.11% 5
1959 Ritter, Thelma 30 30 30 1 0 7.71% x
1959 Hemsley, Estelle 30 30 21 1 0 5.40% x
1960 Jones, Shirley 60 30 48 138 129 3 2 36.44% 1
1960 Leigh, Janet 30 60 90 72 2 1 20.34% 2
1960 Knight, Shirley 30 30 60 51 2 0 14.41% 3
1960 Ure, Mary 30 30 60 51 2 0 14.41% 3
1960 Johns, Glynis 30 30 30 1 0 8.47% 5
1960 Balin, Ina 30 30 21 1 0 5.93% x
1961 Moreno, Rita 60 60 120 102 2 2 28.81% 1
1961 Bainter, Fay 30 30 60 51 2 0 14.41% 2
1961 Garland, Judy 30 30 60 51 2 0 14.41% 2
1961 Lenya, Lotte 30 30 60 51 2 0 14.41% 2
1961 Dee, Ruby 48 48 48 1 1 13.56% 5
1961 Merkel, Una 30 30 30 1 0 8.47% x
1961 Tiffin, Pamela 30 30 21 1 0 5.93% x
1962 Lansbury, Angela 30 60 48 138 120 3 2 26.14% 1
1962 Duke, Patty 60 30 90 81 2 1 17.65% 2
1962 Knight, Shirley 30 30 60 51 2 0 11.11% 3
1962 Badham, Mary 30 30 30 1 0 6.54% 4
1962 Ritter, Thelma 30 30 30 1 0 6.54% 4
1962 Gingold, Hermione 30 30 21 1 0 4.58% x
1962 Kohner, Susan 30 30 21 1 0 4.58% x
1962 Pallotta, Gabriella 30 30 21 1 0 4.58% x
1962 Raye, Martha 30 30 21 1 0 4.58% x
1962 Stevens, Kaye 30 30 21 1 0 4.58% x
1962 Tandy, Jessica 30 30 21 1 0 4.58% x
1962 Tarita 30 30 21 1 0 4.58% x
1963 Rutherford, Margaret 60 60 48 168 150 3 3 34.80% 1
1963 Evans, Edith 30 35 65 65 2 0 15.08% 2
1963 Skala, Lilia 30 30 60 51 2 0 11.83% 3
1963 Cilento, Diane 30 30 30 1 0 6.96% 4
1963 Redman, Joyce 30 30 30 1 0 6.96% 4
1963 Baker, Diane 30 30 21 1 0 4.87% x
1963 Greenwood, Joan 30 30 21 1 0 4.87% x
1963 Hiller, Wendy 30 30 21 1 0 4.87% x
1963 Marsha, Linda 30 30 21 1 0 4.87% x
1963 Pulver, Liselotte 30 30 21 1 0 4.87% x
1964 Kedrova, Lila 60 30 35 125 116 3 1 27.36% 1
1964 Evans, Edith 30 48 35 113 113 3 1 26.65% 2
1964 Moorehead, Agnes 30 60 90 72 2 1 16.98% 3
1964 Hall, Grayson 30 30 60 51 2 0 12.03% 4
1964 Cooper, Gladys 30 30 30 1 0 7.08% 5
1964 Ashley, Elizabeth 30 30 21 1 0 4.95% x
1964 Sothern, Ann 30 30 21 1 0 4.95% x
1965 Smith, Maggie 30 35 35 100 90 3 0 21.62% 1
1965 Gordon, Ruth 30 60 90 72 2 1 17.39% 2
1965 Blondell, Joan 30 48 78 69 2 1 16.67% 3
1965 Winters, Shelley 60 60 60 1 1 14.49% 4
1965 Redman, Joyce 30 30 60 51 2 0 12.32% 5
1965 Wood, Peggy 30 30 60 51 2 0 12.32% 5
1965 Ritter, Thelma 30 30 21 1 0 5.07% x
1966 Merchant, Vivien 30 30 48 108 99 3 1 27.97% 1
1966 Dennis, Sandy 60 30 90 81 2 1 22.88% 2
1966 Lagarde, Jocelyn 30 60 90 72 2 1 20.34% 3
1966 Page, Geraldine 30 30 60 51 2 0 14.41% 4
1966 Hiller, Wendy 30 30 30 1 0 8.47% 5
1966 Winters, Shelley 30 30 21 1 0 5.93% x
1967 Rhodes, Marjorie 102 102 102 2 2 23.78% 1
1967 Channing, Carol 30 60 90 72 2 1 16.78% 2
1967 Parsons, Estelle 60 60 60 1 1 13.99% 3
1967 Richards, Beah 30 30 60 51 2 0 11.89% 4
1967 Natwick, Mildred 30 30 30 1 0 6.99% 5
1967 Ross, Katharine 30 30 30 1 0 6.99% 5
1967 Dean, Quentin 30 30 21 1 0 4.90% x
1967 Gish, Lillian 30 30 21 1 0 4.90% x
1967 Grant, Lee 30 30 21 1 0 4.90% x
1967 Ransome, Prunella 30 30 21 1 0 4.90% x
1968 Whitelaw, Billie 54 60 114 114 2 2 20.43% 1
1968 Gordon, Ruth 60 60 120 102 2 2 18.28% 2
1968 Maskell, Virginia 48 30 78 78 2 1 13.98% 3
1968 Locke, Sondra 30 30 60 51 2 0 9.14% 4
1968 Carlin, Lynn 30 30 30 1 0 5.38% 5
1968 Heywood, Pat 30 30 30 1 0 5.38% 5
1968 Medford, Kay 30 30 30 1 0 5.38% 5
1968 Parsons, Estelle 30 30 30 1 0 5.38% 5
1968 Signoret, Simone 30 30 30 1 0 5.38% 5
1968 Hancock, Barbara 30 30 21 1 0 3.76% x
1968 Lincoln, Abbey 30 30 21 1 0 3.76% x
1968 Merrow, Jane 30 30 21 1 0 3.76% x
1969 Hawn, Goldie 60 60 35 155 137 3 2 18.56% 1
1969 Cannon, Dyan 30 35 60 125 115 3 1 15.51% 2
1969 York, Susannah 30 30 60 120 111 3 1 15.04% 3
1969 Franklin, Pamela 48 30 78 78 2 1 10.57% 4
1969 Phillips, Sian 30 54 84 75 2 1 10.16% 5
1969 Johnson, Celia 60 60 60 1 1 8.13% x
1969 Ashcroft, Peggy 30 30 30 1 0 4.07% x
1969 Burns, Catherine 30 30 30 1 0 4.07% x
1969 Miles, Sylvia 30 30 30 1 0 4.07% x
1969 Wimbush, Mary 30 30 30 1 0 4.07% x
1969 McAndrew, Marianne 30 30 21 1 0 2.85% x
1969 Vaccaro, Brenda 30 30 21 1 0 2.85% x
1970 Black, Karen 30 60 108 198 180 4 3 31.09% 1
1970 Stapleton, Maureen 30 60 30 120 102 3 1 17.62% 2
1970 Hayes, Helen 60 60 60 1 1 10.36% 3
1970 Smith, Lois 54 54 54 1 1 9.33% 4
1970 Grant, Lee 30 30 60 51 2 0 8.81% 5
1970 Kellerman, Sally 30 30 60 51 2 0 8.81% 5
1970 Crowley, Evin 30 30 30 1 0 5.18% x
1970 Parsons, Estelle 30 30 30 1 0 5.18% x
1970 Chen, Tina 30 30 21 1 0 3.63% x
1971 Leachman, Cloris 60 30 48 60 198 189 4 3 26.69% 1
1971 Burstyn, Ellen 30 30 114 174 165 4 2 23.31% 2
1971 Leighton, Margaret 30 60 90 90 2 1 12.71% 3
1971 Ann-Margret 30 60 90 72 2 1 10.17% 4
1971 Asher, Jane 30 30 30 1 0 4.24% 5
1971 Brennan, Eileen 30 30 30 1 0 4.24% 5
1971 Brown, Georgia 30 30 30 1 0 4.24% 5
1971 Engel, Georgia 30 30 30 1 0 4.24% 5
1971 Harris, Barbara 30 30 30 1 0 4.24% 5
1971 Rigg, Diana 30 30 21 1 0 2.97% x
1971 Stapleton, Maureen 30 30 21 1 0 2.97% x
1972 Berlin, Jeannie 30 30 114 174 165 4 2 29.57% 1
1972 Winters, Shelley 30 60 60 150 132 3 2 23.66% 2
1972 Berenson, Marisa 30 48 30 108 99 3 1 17.74% 3
1972 Heckart, Eileen 60 60 60 1 1 10.75% 4
1972 Page, Geraldine 30 30 60 51 2 0 9.14% 5
1972 Tyrrell, Susan 30 30 30 1 0 5.38% x
1972 Kallianiotes, Helena 30 30 21 1 0 3.76% x
1973 Sidney, Sylvia 30 30 48 30 138 129 4 1 26.99% 1
1973 O’Neal, Tatum 60 35 95 85 2 1 17.68% 2
1973 Blair, Linda 30 60 90 72 2 1 15.06% 3
1973 Kahn, Madeline 30 30 60 51 2 0 10.67% 4
1973 Clark, Candy 30 30 30 1 0 6.28% 5
1973 Leach, Rosemary 30 30 30 1 0 6.28% 5
1973 Seyrig, Delphine 30 30 30 1 0 6.28% 5
1973 Williams, Cindy 30 30 30 1 0 6.28% 5
1973 Reid, Kate 30 30 21 1 0 4.39% x
1974 Cortese, Valentina 30 30 114 60 234 225 5 3 30.61% 1
1974 Bergman, Ingrid 60 60 120 120 2 2 16.33% 2
1974 Ladd, Diane 30 30 60 120 111 3 1 15.10% 3
1974 Andersson, Bibi 54 54 54 1 1 7.35% 4
1974 Kahn, Madeline 30 30 60 51 2 0 6.94% 5
1974 Black, Karen 60 60 42 1 1 5.71% x
1974 Goldoni, Lelia 30 30 30 1 0 4.08% x
1974 Shire, Talia 30 30 30 1 0 4.08% x
1974 Syms, Sylvia 30 30 30 1 0 4.08% x
1974 Arthur, Bea 30 30 21 1 0 2.86% x
1974 Jones, Jennifer 30 30 21 1 0 2.86% x
1975 Tomlin, Lily 30 30 114 174 165 4 2 30.05% 1
1975 Blakley, Ronee 30 30 48 30 138 129 4 1 23.50% 2
1975 Grant, Lee 60 30 90 81 2 1 14.75% 3
1975 Vaccaro, Brenda 30 60 90 72 2 1 13.11% 4
1975 Miles, Sylvia 30 30 30 1 0 5.46% 5
1975 Welles, Gwen 30 30 30 1 0 5.46% 5
1975 Chaplin, Geraldine 30 30 21 1 0 3.83% x
1975 Harris, Barbara 30 30 21 1 0 3.83% x
1976 Foster, Jodie 30 35 54 60 179 169 4 2 28.75% 1
1976 Straight, Beatrice 60 60 60 1 1 10.24% 2
1976 Grant, Lee 30 30 60 51 2 0 8.70% 3
1976 Laurie, Piper 30 30 60 51 2 0 8.70% 3
1976 Winters, Shelley 30 30 60 51 2 0 8.70% 3
1976 Ross, Katharine 60 60 42 1 1 7.17% x
1976 Alexander, Jane 30 30 30 1 0 5.12% x
1976 Chaplin, Geraldine 30 30 30 1 0 5.12% x
1976 Merchant, Vivien 30 30 30 1 0 5.12% x
1976 Whitelaw, Billie 30 30 30 1 0 5.12% x
1976 Keller, Marthe 30 30 21 1 0 3.58% x
1976 Peters, Bernadette 30 30 21 1 0 3.58% x
1977 Redgrave, Vanessa 60 60 60 180 162 3 3 27.41% 1
1977 Spacek, Sissy 60 60 60 1 1 10.15% 2
1977 Wedgeworth, Ann 54 54 54 1 1 9.14% 3
1977 Browne, Leslie 30 30 60 51 2 0 8.63% 4
1977 Cummings, Quinn 30 30 60 51 2 0 8.63% 4
1977 Agutter, Jenny 30 30 30 1 0 5.08% x
1977 Crosbie, Annette 30 30 30 1 0 5.08% x
1977 Dillon, Melinda 30 30 30 1 0 5.08% x
1977 Plowright, Joan 30 30 30 1 0 5.08% x
1977 Weld, Tuesday 30 30 30 1 0 5.08% x
1977 Ann-Margret 30 30 21 1 0 3.55% x
1977 Blondell, Joan 30 30 21 1 0 3.55% x
1977 Skala, Lilia 30 30 21 1 0 3.55% x
1978 Washburne, Mona 30 222 30 282 273 6 4 29.10% 1
1978 Smith, Maggie 60 70 48 65 243 222 5 4 23.67% 2
1978 Stapleton, Maureen 30 30 120 180 171 4 2 18.23% 3
1978 Streep, Meryl 30 54 35 119 119 3 1 12.69% 4
1978 Cannon, Dyan 30 60 90 72 2 1 7.68% 5
1978 Lansbury, Angela 30 30 30 1 0 3.20% x
1978 Milford, Penelope 30 30 30 1 0 3.20% x
1978 Burnett, Carol 30 30 21 1 0 2.24% x
1979 Streep, Meryl 60 60 222 65 407 389 8 6 50.65% 1
1979 MacLaine, Shirley 35 60 95 85 1 2 11.00% 2
1979 Hemingway, Mariel 30 30 60 60 2 0 7.81% 3
1979 Roberts, Rachel 60 60 60 1 1 7.81% 3
1979 Alexander, Jane 30 30 60 51 2 0 6.64% 5
1979 Bergen, Candice 30 30 60 51 2 0 6.64% 5
1979 Barrie, Barbara 30 30 30 1 0 3.91% x
1979 Beller, Kathleen 30 30 21 1 0 2.73% x
1979 Harper, Valerie 30 30 21 1 0 2.73% x
1980 Steenburgen, Mary 60 60 228 348 330 6 6 56.70% 1
1980 Le Gallienne, Eva 30 48 78 78 2 1 13.40% 2
1980 Moriarty, Cathy 30 30 60 51 2 0 8.76% 3
1980 Brennan, Eileen 30 30 30 1 0 5.15% 4
1980 Scarwid, Diana 30 30 30 1 0 5.15% 4
1980 Arnaz, Lucie 30 30 21 1 0 3.61% x
1980 D’Angelo, Beverly 30 30 21 1 0 3.61% x
1980 Winger, Debra 30 30 21 1 0 3.61% x
1981 Stapleton, Maureen 60 30 114 60 264 255 5 4 50.00% 1
1981 Fonda, Jane 30 30 30 90 81 3 0 15.88% 2
1981 Hackett, Joan 30 60 90 72 2 1 14.12% 3
1981 Dillon, Melinda 30 30 30 1 0 5.88% 4
1981 McGovern, Elizabeth 30 30 30 1 0 5.88% 4
1981 McNichol, Kristy 30 30 21 1 0 4.12% x
1981 Steenburgen, Mary 30 30 21 1 0 4.12% x
1982 Lange, Jessica 60 60 168 35 323 305 6 5 41.38% 1
1982 Close, Glenn 30 108 138 138 3 2 18.72% 2
1982 Garr, Teri 30 30 60 60 2 0 8.14% 3
1982 Hattangadi, Rohini 60 60 60 1 1 8.14% 3
1982 Stanley, Kim 30 30 60 51 2 0 6.92% 5
1982 Warren, Lesley Ann 30 30 60 51 2 0 6.92% 5
1982 Bergen, Candice 30 30 30 1 0 4.07% x
1982 Cher 30 30 21 1 0 2.85% x
1982 Kazan, Lainie 30 30 21 1 0 2.85% x
1983 Hunt, Linda 60 30 222 312 303 6 5 39.76% 1
1983 Cher 30 60 30 120 102 3 1 13.39% 2
1983 Curtis, Jamie Lee 60 60 60 1 1 7.87% 3
1983 Bernhard, Sandra 54 54 54 1 1 7.09% 4
1983 Close, Glenn 30 30 30 1 0 3.94% 5
1983 Harris, Rosemary 30 30 30 1 0 3.94% 5
1983 Irving, Amy 30 30 30 1 0 3.94% 5
1983 Kendal, Jennifer 30 30 30 1 0 3.94% 5
1983 Lipman, Maureen 30 30 30 1 0 3.94% 5
1983 Woodard, Alfre 30 30 30 1 0 3.94% 5
1983 Carrera, Barbara 30 30 21 1 0 2.76% x
1983 Harper, Tess 30 30 21 1 0 2.76% x
1983 Pacula, Joanna 30 30 21 1 0 2.76% x
1984 Ashcroft, Peggy 60 60 240 70 430 412 7 7 46.82% 1
1984 Lahti, Christine 30 30 60 120 111 3 1 12.61% 2
1984 Griffith, Melanie 30 54 84 75 2 1 8.52% 3
1984 Azema, Sabine 48 48 48 1 1 5.45% 4
1984 Atkins, Eileen 30 30 30 1 0 3.41% 5
1984 Close, Glenn 30 30 30 1 0 3.41% 5
1984 Crouse, Lindsay 30 30 30 1 0 3.41% 5
1984 Page, Geraldine 30 30 30 1 0 3.41% 5
1984 Weld, Tuesday 30 30 30 1 0 3.41% 5
1984 Barrymore, Drew 30 30 21 1 0 2.39% x
1984 Basinger, Kim 30 30 21 1 0 2.39% x
1984 Bissett, Jacqueline 30 30 21 1 0 2.39% x
1984 Warren, Lesley Ann 30 30 21 1 0 2.39% x
1985 Huston, Anjelica 60 30 276 30 396 387 8 6 49.11% 1
1985 Tilly, Meg 30 60 90 72 2 1 9.14% 2
1985 Smith, Liz 60 60 60 1 1 7.61% 3
1985 McGillis, Kelly 30 35 65 56 2 0 7.11% 4
1985 Madigan, Amy 30 30 60 51 2 0 6.47% 5
1985 Winfrey, Oprah 30 30 60 51 2 0 6.47% 5
1985 Avery, Margaret 30 30 30 1 0 3.81% x
1985 Dench, Judi 30 30 30 1 0 3.81% x
1985 Ullman, Tracey 30 30 30 1 0 3.81% x
1985 Braga, Sonia 30 30 21 1 0 2.66% x
1986 Wiest, Dianne 60 30 216 306 297 6 5 35.48% 1
1986 Smith, Maggie 30 60 70 160 142 3 2 16.97% 2
1986 Tyson, Cathy 30 60 35 125 116 3 1 13.86% 3
1986 Dench, Judi 60 60 60 1 1 7.17% 4
1986 Mastrantonio, Mary Elizabeth 30 30 60 51 2 0 6.09% 5
1986 Arquette, Rosanna 30 30 30 1 0 3.58% x
1986 Harper, Tess 30 30 30 1 0 3.58% x
1986 Hershey, Barbara 30 30 30 1 0 3.58% x
1986 Laurie, Piper 30 30 30 1 0 3.58% x
1986 Leach, Rosemary 30 30 30 1 0 3.58% x
1986 Kozlowski, Linda 30 30 21 1 0 2.51% x
1987 Dukakis, Olympia 60 60 108 30 258 240 5 4 31.50% 1
1987 Redgrave, Vanessa 30 60 30 120 111 3 1 14.57% 2
1987 Baker, Kathy 108 108 108 2 2 14.17% 3
1987 Archer, Anne 30 30 30 90 81 3 0 10.63% 4
1987 Aleandro, Norma 30 30 60 51 2 0 6.69% 5
1987 Ramsey, Anne 30 30 60 51 2 0 6.69% 5
1987 Dench, Judi 30 30 30 1 0 3.94% x
1987 Sothern, Ann 30 30 30 1 0 3.94% x
1987 Wiest, Dianne 30 30 30 1 0 3.94% x
1987 Wooldrige, Susan 30 30 30 1 0 3.94% x
1988 McDormand, Frances 30 96 126 126 3 2 15.56% 1
1988 Weaver, Sigourney 30 60 30 120 102 3 1 12.59% 2
1988 Pfeiffer, Michelle 30 60 90 90 2 1 11.11% 3
1988 Cusack, Joan 30 54 84 84 2 1 10.37% 4
1988 Venora, Diane 30 60 90 81 2 1 10.00% 5
1988 Bujold, Genevieve 60 60 60 1 1 7.41% x
1988 Davis, Geena 60 60 60 1 1 7.41% x
1988 Dench, Judi 60 60 60 1 1 7.41% x
1988 Ruehl, Mercedes 54 54 54 1 1 6.67% x
1988 Aitken, Maria 30 30 30 1 0 3.70% x
1988 Braga, Sonia 30 30 21 1 0 2.59% x
1988 Hershey, Barbara 30 30 21 1 0 2.59% x
1988 Olin, Lena 30 30 21 1 0 2.59% x
1989 Fricker, Brenda 60 30 114 204 195 4 3 26.00% 1
1989 Huston, Anjelica 30 54 30 114 114 3 1 15.20% 2
1989 San Giacomo, Laura 30 48 30 108 99 3 1 13.20% 3
1989 Olin, Lena 30 60 90 90 2 1 12.00% 4
1989 Roberts, Julia 30 60 90 72 2 1 9.60% 5
1989 Wiest, Dianne 30 30 60 51 2 0 6.80% x
1989 Masterson, Mary Stuart 48 48 48 1 1 6.40% x
1989 Ashcroft, Peggy 30 30 30 1 0 4.00% x
1989 MacLaine, Shirley 30 30 30 1 0 4.00% x
1989 Fonda, Bridget 30 30 21 1 0 2.80% x
1990 Goldberg, Whoopi 60 60 60 180 162 3 3 20.10% 1
1990 Bracco, Lorraine 30 30 108 168 159 4 2 19.73% 2
1990 Leigh, Jennifer Jason 114 114 114 2 2 14.14% 3
1990 Bening, Annette 30 54 30 114 114 3 1 14.14% 3
1990 Ryder, Winona 30 48 78 69 2 1 8.56% 5
1990 MacLaine, Shirley 30 35 65 56 2 0 6.95% x
1990 Ladd, Diane 30 30 60 51 2 0 6.33% x
1990 McDonnell, Mary 30 30 60 51 2 0 6.33% x
1990 Whitelaw, Billie 30 30 30 1 0 3.72% x
1991 Ruehl, Mercedes 60 60 172 292 274 5 5 32.05% 1
1991 Nelligan, Kate 30 48 60 138 138 3 2 16.14% 2
1991 Horrocks, Jane 114 114 114 2 2 13.33% 3
1991 Tandy, Jessica 30 30 35 95 86 3 0 10.06% 4
1991 Davis, Judy 60 60 60 1 1 7.02% 5
1991 Ladd, Diane 30 30 60 51 2 0 5.96% x
1991 Lewis, Juliette 30 30 60 51 2 0 5.96% x
1991 Plummer, Amanda 30 30 30 1 0 3.51% x
1991 Walters, Julie 30 30 30 1 0 3.51% x
1991 Kidman, Nicole 30 30 21 1 0 2.46% x
1992 Davis, Judy 30 30 264 35 359 350 8 5 46.36% 1
1992 Richardson, Miranda 30 30 60 90 210 201 5 2 26.62% 2
1992 Plowright, Joan 30 60 90 72 2 1 9.54% 3
1992 Tomei, Marisa 60 60 60 1 1 7.95% 4
1992 Redgrave, Vanessa 30 30 30 1 0 3.97% 5
1992 Chaplin, Geraldine 30 30 21 1 0 2.78% x
1992 Woodard, Alfre 30 30 21 1 0 2.78% x
1993 Perez, Rosie 30 30 114 174 165 4 2 20.83% 1
1993 Ryder, Winona 30 60 48 30 168 150 4 2 18.94% 2
1993 Paquin, Anna 60 30 60 150 141 3 2 17.80% 3
1993 Li, Gong 60 60 60 1 1 7.58% 4
1993 Hunter, Holly 30 30 60 60 2 0 7.58% 4
1993 Margolyes, Miriam 60 60 60 1 1 7.58% 4
1993 Stowe, Madeline 54 54 54 1 1 6.82% x
1993 Thompson, Emma 30 30 60 51 2 0 6.44% x
1993 Smith, Maggie 30 30 30 1 0 3.79% x
1993 Miller, Penelope Ann 30 30 21 1 0 2.65% x
1994 Wiest, Dianne 60 60 222 60 402 384 7 7 39.59% 1
1994 Thurman, Uma 30 30 35 30 125 116 4 0 11.96% 2
1994 Harris, Rosemary 30 48 78 78 2 1 8.04% 3
1994 Dunst, Kirsten 30 54 84 75 1 2 7.73% 3
1994 Mirren, Helen 30 35 65 65 2 0 6.70% 5
1994 Field, Sally 30 30 60 60 2 0 6.19% x
1994 Scott-Thomas, Kristin 60 60 60 1 1 6.19% x
1994 Penn, Robin Wright 30 30 60 51 2 0 5.26% x
1994 Coleman, Charlotte 30 30 30 1 0 3.09% x
1994 Tilly, Jennifer 30 30 30 1 0 3.09% x
1994 Loren, Sophia 30 30 21 1 0 2.16% x
1995 Sorvino, Mira 60 60 108 30 30 60 348 318 7 5 30.49% 1
1995 Allen, Joan 30 216 30 35 311 311 7 4 29.82% 2
1995 Winslet, Kate 30 30 60 60 180 171 4 2 16.40% 3
1995 Winningham, Mare 30 30 60 60 2 0 5.75% 4
1995 Huston, Anjelica 30 30 60 51 2 0 4.89% 5
1995 Quinlan, Kathleen 30 30 60 51 2 0 4.89% 5
1995 Channing, Stockard 30 30 30 1 0 2.88% x
1995 Spriggs, Elizabeth 30 30 30 1 0 2.88% x
1995 Sedgwick, Kyra 30 30 21 1 0 2.01% x
1996 Binoche, Juliette 60 30 48 60 30 228 219 5 3 20.78% 1
1996 Hershey, Barbara 30 30 114 174 165 4 2 15.65% 2
1996 Bacall, Lauren 30 60 30 60 180 162 4 2 15.37% 3
1996 Love, Courtney 35 114 149 139 3 2 13.14% 4
1996 Allen, Joan 30 30 60 120 99 3 1 9.39% 5
1996 Baptiste, Mariane-Jean 30 30 30 90 81 3 0 7.69% x
1996 Hall, Irma 48 48 48 1 1 4.55% x
1996 Redgrave, Lynn 30 30 30 1 0 2.85% x
1996 Tomei, Marisa 30 30 30 1 0 2.85% x
1996 Verdon, Gwen 30 30 30 1 0 2.85% x
1996 Zellwegger, Renee 30 30 30 1 0 2.85% x
1996 Ross, Marion 30 30 21 1 0 1.99% x
1997 Basinger, Kim 60 60 35 60 215 197 4 3 18.36% 1
1997 Moore, Julianne 30 30 114 30 204 195 5 2 18.17% 2
1997 Cusack, Joan 30 30 60 60 180 159 4 2 14.82% 3
1997 Stuart, Gloria 30 30 60 120 111 3 1 10.34% 4
1997 Weaver, Sigourney 30 60 90 81 2 1 7.55% 5
1997 Driver, Minnie 30 30 60 60 2 0 5.59% x
1997 Polley, Sarah 54 54 54 1 1 5.03% x
1997 Heche, Anne 48 48 48 1 1 4.47% x
1997 Morgan, Debbi 48 48 48 1 1 4.47% x
1997 Ehle, Jennifer 30 30 30 1 0 2.80% x
1997 Elliott, Alison 30 30 30 1 0 2.80% x
1997 Sharp, Lesley 30 30 30 1 0 2.80% x
1997 Wanamaker, Zoe 30 30 30 1 0 2.80% x
1998 Bates, Kathy 30 30 48 30 60 60 258 237 6 3 23.51% 1
1998 Dench, Judi 60 30 54 60 30 234 225 5 3 22.32% 2
1998 Allen, Joan 114 60 174 162 3 3 16.07% 3
1998 Redgrave, Lynn 30 60 30 30 150 132 4 1 13.10% 4
1998 Blethyn, Brenda 30 30 30 30 120 111 4 0 11.01% 5
1998 Kudrow, Lisa 60 60 60 1 1 5.95% x
1998 Griffiths, Rachel 30 30 60 60 2 0 5.95% x
1998 Stone, Sharon 30 30 21 1 0 2.08% x
1999 Sevigney, Chloe 30 30 216 30 306 297 7 4 28.05% 1
1999 Jolie, Angelina 60 60 60 60 240 210 4 4 19.83% 2
1999 Keener, Catherine 30 30 60 30 150 141 4 1 13.31% 3
1999 Diaz, Cameron 30 30 30 90 81 3 0 7.65% 4
1999 Moore, Julianne 48 30 78 78 2 1 7.37% 5
1999 Smith, Maggie 60 60 60 1 1 5.67% x
1999 Morten, Samantha 30 30 60 51 2 0 4.82% x
1999 Birch, Thora 30 30 30 1 0 2.83% x
1999 Blanchett, Cate 30 30 30 1 0 2.83% x
1999 Collette, Toni 30 30 30 1 0 2.83% x
1999 Suvari, Mena 30 30 30 1 0 2.83% x
1999 Portman, Natalie 30 30 21 1 0 1.98% x
2000 McDormand, Frances 30 30 162 30 30 60 342 321 8 4 29.92% 1
2000 Dench, Judi 30 30 30 60 150 141 4 1 13.14% 2
2000 Walters, Julie 30 30 60 30 150 141 4 1 13.14% 2
2000 Hudson, Kate 30 60 35 30 155 137 4 1 12.77% 4
2000 Harden, Marcia Gay 60 60 120 120 2 2 11.18% 5
2000 May, Elaine 54 54 54 1 1 5.03% x
2000 Ontiveros, Lupe 48 48 48 1 1 4.47% x
2000 Olin, Lena 30 30 30 1 0 2.80% x
2000 Winslet, Kate 30 30 30 1 0 2.80% x
2000 Ziyi, Zhang 30 30 30 1 0 2.80% x
2000 Zeta-Jones, Catherine 30 30 21 1 0 1.96% x
2001 Mirren, Helen 30 30 114 30 60 264 255 6 3 21.85% 1
2001 Connelly, Jennifer 60 60 60 35 60 275 245 5 4 20.99% 2
2001 Diaz, Cameron 30 102 30 30 192 177 5 2 15.17% 3
2001 Winslet, Kate 30 30 60 30 150 141 4 1 12.08% 4
2001 Blanchett, Cate 35 48 30 113 103 3 1 8.78% 5
2001 Smith, Maggie 30 30 30 90 81 3 0 6.94% x
2001 Tomei, Marisa 30 30 30 90 75 3 0 6.43% x
2001 Dench, Judi 30 30 60 60 2 0 5.14% x
2001 Fanning, Dakota 30 30 30 1 0 2.57% x
2002 Zeta-Jones, Catherine 60 35 60 60 60 275 253 5 4 22.73% 1
2002 Streep, Meryl 30 60 48 30 30 198 174 5 2 15.66% 2
2002 Bates, Kathy 30 30 48 30 30 168 153 5 1 13.77% 3
2002 Clarkson, Patricia 114 114 114 2 2 10.26% 4
2002 Queen Latifah 30 30 30 30 120 111 4 0 9.99% 4
2002 Moore, Julianne 30 30 30 90 90 3 0 8.10% x
2002 Collette, Toni 54 30 84 84 1 2 7.56% x
2002 Falco, Edie 60 60 60 1 1 5.40% x
2002 Pfeiffer, Michelle 30 30 30 1 0 2.70% x
2002 Diaz, Cameron 30 30 21 1 0 1.89% x
2002 Sarandon, Susan 30 30 21 1 0 1.89% x
2003 Clarkson, Patricia 30 30 204 65 30 359 344 9 4 29.03% 1
2003 Zellwegger, Renee 60 60 60 60 60 300 270 5 5 22.78% 2
2003 Aghadoshelo, Shoreh 30 120 150 150 3 2 12.66% 3
2003 Hunter, Holly 30 30 30 30 30 150 135 5 0 11.39% 4
2003 Davis, Hope 30 70 100 91 2 1 7.68% 5
2003 Harden, Marcia Gay 30 30 60 54 2 0 4.56% x
2003 Bello, Maria 30 30 60 51 2 0 4.30% x
2003 Linney, Laura 30 30 30 1 0 2.53% x
2003 Parfitt, Judy 30 30 30 1 0 2.53% x
2003 Thompson, Emma 30 30 30 1 0 2.53% x
2004 Madsen, Virginia 30 30 222 30 60 372 351 8 5 30.15% 1
2004 Blanchett, Cate 60 30 60 60 30 240 225 5 3 19.33% 2
2004 Linney, Laura 30 30 48 30 30 168 153 5 1 13.14% 3
2004 Portman, Natalie 30 60 30 30 150 126 4 1 10.82% 4
2004 Okonedo, Sophie 30 30 60 60 2 0 5.15% 5
2004 Dern, Laura 54 54 54 1 1 4.64% x
2004 Warren, Sharon 54 54 54 1 1 4.64% x
2004 Streep, Meryl 30 30 60 51 2 0 4.38% x
2004 Christie, Julie 30 30 30 1 0 2.58% x
2004 Craney, Heather 30 30 30 1 0 2.58% x
2004 Leachman, Cloris 30 30 30 1 0 2.58% x
2005 Keener, Catherine 30 114 30 30 30 234 228 6 2 18.36% 1
2005 Weisz, Rachel 60 60 35 60 30 245 221 5 3 17.79% 2
2005 Adams, Amy 30 54 30 60 174 162 4 2 13.04% 3
2005 Williams, Michelle 30 30 30 30 60 180 159 5 1 12.80% 4
2005 Bello, Maria 35 108 30 173 157 4 2 12.60% 5
2005 McDormand, Frances 30 30 30 30 30 150 135 5 0 10.87% x
2005 Newton, Thandie 60 60 60 1 1 4.83% x
2005 Li, Gong 48 48 48 1 1 3.86% x
2005 Blethyn, Brenda 30 30 30 1 0 2.42% x
2005 Johansson, Scarlett 30 30 21 1 0 1.69% x
2005 MacLaine, Shirley 30 30 21 1 0 1.69% x
2006 Hudson, Jennifer 60 60 60 60 60 60 360 330 6 6 30.73% 1
2006 Kikuchi, Rinko 30 30 48 30 30 168 153 5 1 14.25% 2
2006 Barezza, Adrianna 30 30 30 30 120 105 4 0 9.78% 3
2006 Blanchett, Cate 30 30 30 30 120 105 4 0 9.78% 3
2006 Breslin, Abigail 30 30 30 90 90 3 0 8.38% 5
2006 O’Hara, Catherine 48 30 78 72 2 1 6.70% x
2006 Gheorghiu, Luminita 60 60 60 1 1 5.59% x
2006 Epps, Shareeka 54 54 54 1 1 5.03% x
2006 Blunt, Emily 30 30 60 51 2 0 4.75% x
2006 De la Tour, Frances 30 30 30 1 0 2.79% x
2006 Thompson, Emma 30 30 24 1 0 2.23% x
2007 Ryan, Amy 30 30 222 30 60 372 351 8 5 30.95% 1
2007 Blanchett, Cate 30 60 102 30 30 30 282 258 7 3 22.75% 2
2007 Swinton, Tilda 60 30 60 30 30 210 195 5 2 17.20% 3
2007 Dee, Ruby 30 60 90 90 2 1 7.94% 4
2007 Ronan, Sairose 30 30 30 90 81 3 0 7.14% 5
2007 Keener, Catherine 30 30 60 54 2 0 4.76% x
2007 MacDonald, Kelly 30 30 30 1 0 2.65% x
2007 Morten, Samantha 30 30 30 1 0 2.65% x
2007 Redgrave, Vanessa 30 30 24 1 0 2.12% x
2007 Roberts, Julia 30 30 21 1 0 1.85% x
2008 Cruz, Penelope 60 30 222 60 30 30 432 417 9 6 43.71% 1
2008 Adams, Amy 30 30 30 30 120 111 4 0 11.64% 2
2008 Davis, Viola 30 30 30 30 120 105 4 0 11.01% 3
2008 Tomei, Marisa 30 30 30 30 120 105 4 0 11.01% 3
2008 Henson, Taraji P 30 30 30 90 84 3 0 8.81% 5
2008 Schygulla, Hanna 54 54 54 1 1 5.66% x
2008 Pinto, Frieda 30 30 30 1 0 3.14% x
2008 Swinton, Tilda 30 30 30 1 0 3.14% x
2008 Farmiga, Vera 30 30 24 1 0 2.52% x
2009 M’Onique 60 60 276 60 60 60 576 546 10 10 48.15% 1
2009 Kendrick, Anna 30 30 48 30 30 30 198 183 6 1 16.14% 2
2009 Farmiga, Vera 30 30 30 30 30 150 135 5 0 11.90% 3
2009 Cruz, Penelope 30 30 30 90 81 3 0 7.14% 4
2009 Moore, Julianne 30 30 60 45 2 0 3.97% 5
2009 Duff, Anne-Marie 30 30 30 1 0 2.65% x
2009 Gyllenhall, Maggie 30 30 30 1 0 2.65% x
2009 Kruger, Diane 30 30 30 1 0 2.65% x
2009 Scott-Thomas, Kristin 30 30 30 1 0 2.65% x
2009 Morten, Samantha 30 30 24 1 0 2.12% x
2010 Leo, Melissa 60 60 60 60 60 300 270 5 5 23.22% 1
2010 Weaver, Jackie 30 30 108 30 198 183 5 2 15.74% 2
2010 Steinfeld, Hailee 30 48 35 30 30 173 167 5 1 14.36% 3
2010 Bonham-Carter, Helena 30 30 60 30 30 180 165 5 1 14.19% 4
2010 Adams, Amy 30 30 30 30 30 150 135 5 0 11.61% 5
2010 Kunis, Mina 30 30 30 90 75 3 0 6.45% x
2010 Lewis, Juliette 54 54 54 1 1 4.64% x
2010 Williams, Olivia 54 54 54 1 1 4.64% x
2010 Hershey, Barbara 30 30 30 1 0 2.58% x
2010 Richardson, Miranda 30 30 30 1 0 2.58% x
2011 Chastain, Jessica 30 30 222 30 30 30 372 357 9 4 29.92% 1
2011 Spencer, Octavia 60 60 60 60 60 300 270 5 5 22.63% 2
2011 McCarthy, Melissa 30 54 30 30 30 174 168 5 1 14.08% 3
2011 Bejo, Berenice 30 30 35 30 30 155 140 5 0 11.74% 4
2011 Woodley, Shailene 30 48 30 108 93 3 1 7.80% 5
2011 McTeer, Janet 30 30 30 90 81 3 0 6.79% x
2011 Mulligan, Carey 30 30 60 54 2 0 4.53% x
2011 Dench, Judi 30 30 30 1 0 2.51% x

Lists

  • Best Oscar Winner Snubbed by the BAFTAs:  Dianne Wiest  (Bullets over Broadway)
  • Best Oscar Nominee Snubbed by the BAFTAs:  Julianne Moore  (Boogie Nights)
  • Best BAFTA Winner Snubbed by the Oscars:  Sigourney Weaver  (The Ice Storm)
  • Best BAFTA Nominee Snubbed by the Oscars:  Zhang Ziyi  (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon)
  • Best Performance Snubbed by both the Oscars and BAFTAs:  Harriet Andersson  (Cries and Whispers)
  • Best Performance Snubbed by the Oscars and BAFTAs but Nominated by the BFCA:  Emma Thompson  (Stranger Than Fiction)
  • Best Performance Snubbed by the Oscars and BAFTAs but Nominated by SAG:  Cameron Diaz  (Vanilla Sky)
  • Average Nighthawk Winner  (9 point scale):  7.28
  • Average Oscar Winner  (9 point scale):  6.45
  • Average BAFTA Winner  (9 point scale):  4.81
  • Average Globe Winner  (9 point scale):  5.30
  • Average SAG Winner  (9 point scale):  6.56
  • Average BFCA Winner  (9 point scale):  6.65
  • Average Nighthawk 2nd Place  (9 point scale):  6.16
  • Average Nighthawk Nominee  (9 point scale):  5.52
  • Average Oscar Nominee  (9 point scale):  5.89
  • Average BAFTA Nominee  (9 point scale):  3.67
  • Average Globe Nominee  (9 point scale):  4.19
  • Average SAG Nominee  (9 point scale):  5.43
  • Average BFCA Nominee  (9 point scale):  6.09
  • Average Oscar Score:  82.90
  • Average Oscar Winner Rank:  3.01
  • Average Oscar Winner Rank Among Nominees:  2.09

See Them Only for the Supporting Actress Performances

(The Awards Groups)

There are two films that have earned nominations (at least) from the Oscar, Globes and BAFTAs in Supporting Actress but earned no other nominations.  The first was Damage (Miranda Richardson, 1992) and she won the BAFTA.  The second was I’m Not There (Cate Blanchett, 2007) and she won the Globe.  I personally think there’s a lot more worth watching in both of those films other than those performances which is ironic since they both only earned Nighthawk nominations for those performances (Blanchett won).

See Them Only for the Supporting Actress Performances

(The Nighthawks)

Of the 14,000+ films I have seen, there are 48 that only earn points from me for Supporting Actress.  Of those, 33 are *** (you can’t earn just Supporting Actress and be better than *** because all films better than *** earn points for Picture).  Of the other 15, the ones that are **.5 or lower, four of them earn a 4 or higher which means I think they’re good enough to be an Oscar nominee.  The two best performance of those four are Judy Davis in The Naked Lunch and Angelina Jolie in Girl Interrupted, both of which happen to also be **.5 films.  The other two are both from ** films: Lauren Bacall (The Mirror has Two Faces, 1996) and Gwyneth Paltrow (Flesh and Bone, 1993).

Book

Old Familiar Faces: The Great Character Actors and Actresses of Hollywood’s Golden Era, Robert A. Juran, 1995

Not the only guide to character actors (when I was looking for an image of the cover, I also found The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Character ActorsHollywood Character Actors and Also Starring: Forty Biographical Essays on the Greatest Character Actors of Hollywood’s Golden Era, 1930-1965).  Sadly, only the last of those seems to be still in print and this book is also out of print, though I link to a site where you can get a used copy.  It’s totally worth it, with pictures, full multi-page descriptions and filmographies for 90 of the best in the business during the Studio Era, Oscar winners like Fay Bainter and Alice Brady and great character actresses like Bille Burke, Margaret Hamilton and Spring Byington.  And, just like with Supporting Actor, those are just the female examples who appear on the first page of the Table of Contents.  It’s a fantastic book and I don’t remember precisely where I got it but this book or a similar one (though I highly recommend this one) is a must for any film lover’s library.

Since 2011

All-Time Notes:  Since 2011 there have been two more 9 point performances: Rooney Mara in Carol and Laurie Metcalf in Lady Bird.  Metcalf (age 62) is now the top performance for someone in their 60’s while June Squibb in Nebraska (84) takes the top spot for someone in their 80’s.

Oscar Notes:  Woody Allen has now tied with William Wyler with 420 total points thanks to Sally Hawkins’ nomination for Blue Jasmine.  While Fantasy has double its total Oscar nominations in this category in the last six years (from two to four), Drama has been even more dominant than usual, earning 19 of 30 nominations and winning 4 of 6 awards.  In 2016, with the expanded Picture lineup, all of the Supporting Actress nominees were from Picture nominees.  The only one of the six Picture winners since 2011 to not get nominated for Supporting Actress was Argo but the only one to win both was 12 Years a Slave.  Since 2011, the only film to received just a single nomination for Supporting Actress was The Sessions.  Meryl Streep earned another nomination in 2014 (of course she did) and is now up to 150 points.  The Academy earns another perfect 100 in 2015.

BAFTA Notes:  In 2015 both Sci-Fi (Ex Machina) and Westerns (The Hateful Eight) earned their first nominations.  Drama has slipped in wins over the last six years (50%) but been more dominant in nominations (61.6%).  Crime won its second award (American Hustle).  Fences became the first film since 2008 and just the second to 1992 to win Supporting Actress with no other nominations.  In 2014 the award again went to the weakest performance (Patricia Arquette, Boyhood).

Golden Globe Notes:  Sci-Fi finally earned its first nomination in 2015 for Ex Machina but that was also another year where none of the nominees came from Picture nominees.  After 2011, three films in a row won Picture and Supporting Actress (Les Miserables, American Hustle, Boyhood).  Streep earned another nomination (Into the Woods) and now is atop the Globe list with 210 points while Kate Winslet won the Globe for Steve Jobs and is now tied for 2nd with 180 points.  In 2014, the weakest nominee won the award (Patricia Arquette).

BFCA Notes:  Laurie Metcalf crushes the Highest Critical Acclaim for a Nominee.

SAG Notes:  Amy Adams (The Master, 2012) is now the Highest Critical Acclaim for a SAG Snub.  Kate Winslet now has 180 points and is #1 while Helen Mirren, Octavia Spencer and Viola Davis are all now on the Top 10 with 90 points each.

Critics Awards Notes:  There has still never been a 6 critics winner with Laurie Metcalf taking home five of them in 2017 (missing the NYFC).  Rooney Mara (Carol) lands on the list of best performances to not win any critics awards.  The three actresses who have swept the five awards groups since 2011 (Anne Hathaway, Viola Davis, Allison Janney) would all actually set atop the list of the Most Acclaimed Performances Not to Win Any Critics Awards.  Lily Gladstone (2016, Certain Women, LAFC, BSFC) became the latest to win two critics groups with no other nominations but the year before Kristen Stewart became the first to win three awards (NYFC, NSFC, BSFC) for The Clouds of Sil Maria while earning no other noms.

Nighthawk Notables:  Judi Dench is the Best Bond Support and Naomie Harris is the Best Bond Girl, both from Skyfall.

Nighthawk Notes:  On the Absolute Points list, Helen Mirren has moved up and Judi Dench has landed on the list, bumping Frances McDormand off.  Birdman becomes the first Fantasy film to win Supporting Actress.  August: Osage County becomes the fourth film to win Supporting Actress without any other nominations.  The list of those who would be in lead had the Oscars not placed them in supporting also includes Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl) and Rooney Mara (Carol).  Sally Hawkins breaks into the Woody Allen Top 10 for Blue Jasmine.  The 2013 Comedy Top 5 places 2nd while the 2017 Comedy Top 5 places 5th.  Jessica Chastain (194) and Octavia Spencer (179) are dominating the current decade in Absolute Points.

The Nighthawk winners since 2011:

  • 2012:  Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables  (SAG, Oscar, BAFTA, Globe, BFCA)
  • 2013:  Julia Roberts, August: Osage County  (Oscar, SAG, BAFTA, Globe, BFCA)
  • 2014:  Emma Stone, Birdman  (BSFC, Oscar, SAG, BAFTA, Globe, BFCA)
  • 2015:  Rooney Mara, Carol  (SAG, Oscar, BAFTA, Globe – Actress (Drama), BFCA)
  • 2016:  Viola Davis, Fences  (SAG, Oscar, BAFTA, Globe, BFCA)
  • 2017:  Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird  (LAFC, NSFC, BSFC, CFC, NBR, Oscar, SAG, BAFTA, Globe, BFCA)

See Them for the Performance:  Another 4 point performance from a ** film is Ann Dowd (Compliance, 2012) while a 4 point performance from a * film is Nicole Kidman (The Paperboy, 2012).

Consensus Notes:  Since 2011, Anne Hathaway, Patricia Arquette, Viola Davis and Allison Janney all swept the awards groups (Oscar, SAG, BAFTA, Globe, BFCA).  Patricia Arquette also landed in the Top 5 for Consensus points (502).  As you can see from the chart below, Hathaway over Adams in 2012 is one of the closest races, Nyong’o over Lawrence in 2013 qualify for Top Two and Arquette qualifies as a Consensus Blowout.

Year Director AA GG crit BAFTA SAG BFCA RT WT N W % Rk
2012 Hathaway, Anne 60 60 60 60 60 300 270 5 5 23.32% 1
2012 Adams, Amy 30 30 162 30 30 282 267 7 3 23.06% 2
2012 Field, Sally 30 30 114 30 30 30 264 249 7 2 21.50% 3
2012 Hunt, Helen 30 30 30 30 30 150 135 5 0 11.66% 4
2012 Dowd, Anna 48 30 78 72 2 1 6.22% 5
2012 Dench, Judi 30 30 60 54 2 0 4.66% x
2012 Kidman, Nicole 30 30 60 51 2 0 4.40% x
2012 Smith, Maggie 30 30 30 1 0 2.59% x
2012 Weaver, Jackie 30 30 30 1 0 2.59% x
2013 Nyong’o, Lupita 60 30 108 30 60 60 348 327 7 5 28.24% 1
2013 Lawrence, Jennifer 30 60 114 60 30 30 324 300 7 4 25.91% 2
2013 Squibb, June 30 30 54 30 30 174 159 5 1 13.73% 3
2013 Roberts, Julia 30 30 30 30 30 150 135 5 0 11.66% 4
2013 Winfrey, Oprah 30 30 30 90 84 3 0 7.25% 5
2013 Hawkins, Sally 30 30 30 90 81 3 0 6.99% 5
2013 Spencer, Octavia 48 48 48 1 1 4.15% x
2013 Johansson, Scarlett 30 30 24 1 0 2.07% x
2014 Arquette, Patricia 60 60 232 60 60 60 532 502 9 9 40.88% 1
2014 Stone, Emma 30 30 54 30 30 30 204 189 6 1 15.39% 2
2014 Knightley, Keira 30 30 30 30 30 150 135 5 0 10.99% 3
2014 Streep, Meryl 30 30 30 30 120 105 4 0 8.55% 4
2014 Chastain, Jessica 30 48 30 108 93 3 1 7.57% 5
2014 Kulesza, Agata 60 60 60 1 1 4.89% x
2014 Dern, Laura 30 30 30 1 0 2.44% x
2014 Russo, Rene 30 30 30 1 0 2.44% x
2014 Staunton, Imelda 30 30 30 1 0 2.44% x
2014 Watts, Naomi 30 30 30 1 0 2.44% x
2014 Swinton, Tilda 30 30 24 1 0 1.95% x
2015 Vikander, Alicia 60 65 108 65 60 60 418 387 9 5 31.12% 1
2015 Winslet, Kate 30 60 60 30 30 210 186 5 2 14.98% 2
2015 Stewart, Kristin 168 168 168 3 3 13.53% 3
2015 Leigh, Jennifer Jason 30 30 48 30 30 168 153 5 1 12.32% 4
2015 Mara, Rooney 30 35 30 30 30 155 139 5 0 11.15% 5
2015 McAdams, Rachel 30 30 30 90 84 3 0 6.76% x
2015 Mirren, Helen 30 30 30 90 75 3 0 6.04% x
2015 Walters, Julie 30 30 30 1 0 2.42% x
2015 Fonda, Jane 30 30 21 1 0 1.69% x
2016 Williams, Michelle 30 30 162 30 30 30 312 297 8 3 25.65% 1
2016 Davis, Viola 60 60 60 60 60 300 270 5 5 23.32% 2
2016 Harris, Naomie 30 30 48 30 30 30 198 183 6 1 15.80% 3
2016 Kidman, Nicole 30 30 30 30 30 150 135 5 0 11.66% 4
2016 Gladstone, Lily 114 114 114 2 2 9.84% 5
2016 Spencer, Octavia 30 30 30 90 81 3 0 6.99% x
2016 Squires, Hayley 30 30 30 2 0 2.59% x
2016 Gerwig, Greta 30 30 24 1 0 2.07% x
2016 Monae, Janelle 30 30 24 1 0 2.07% x
2017 Metcalf, Laurie 30 30 264 30 30 30 414 399 10 5 33.76% 1
2017 Janney, Allison 60 60 60 60 60 300 270 5 5 22.84% 2
2017 Blige, Mary J 30 30 30 30 120 105 4 0 8.88% 3
2017 Spencer, Octavia 30 30 30 30 120 105 4 0 8.88% 3
2017 Haddish, Tiffany 60 30 90 84 3 1 7.11% 5
2017 Chau, Hong 30 30 30 90 75 3 0 6.35% x
2017 Manville, Leslie 30 30 60 60 2 0 5.08% x
2017 Hunter, Holly 30 30 60 54 2 0 4.57% x
2017 Scott-Thomas, Kristin 30 30 30 1 0 2.54% x