Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress

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The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress is an award presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). It has been awarded since the 9th Academy Awards to an actress who has delivered an outstanding performance in a supporting role in a film released that year. The award is traditionally presented by the previous year's Best Supporting Actor winner. In lieu of the traditional Oscar statuette, supporting acting recipients were given plaques up until the 16th Academy Awards,[1] when statuettes were awarded to each category instead.[2]

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Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
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The 2022 recipient: Jamie Lee Curtis
Awarded forBest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
CountryUnited States
Presented byAcademy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS)
First awarded1937
Most recent winnerJamie Lee Curtis, Everything Everywhere All at Once (2023)
Most awardsDianne Wiest and Shelley Winters (2)
Most nominationsThelma Ritter (6)
Websiteoscars.org
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The Best Supporting Actress award has been presented a total of 87 times, to 85 actresses. The first winner was Gale Sondergaard for her role in Anthony Adverse. The most recent winner is Jamie Lee Curtis for Everything Everywhere All at Once.[3] The record for most wins is two, held jointly by Dianne Wiest and Shelley Winters. Each other recipient has only won once, in this category. Thelma Ritter has received the most nominations in the category, with six—although she never won. Hattie McDaniel made history in 1940, when she became the first person of color to win an Oscar in any category.[4]

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