My current Top 5

My current Top 5


My Ranking of all Best Supporting Actress winners

Well, time to move on...with my personal ranking of all supporting actress winners. I have to warn you right now that my taste in this category is, in some parts, rather different from the usual opinions so prepare for some rather unpopular choices...

Here are the ladies wating to be ranked:

Gale Sondergaard in Anthony Adverse (1936)
Alice Brady in In Old Chicago (1937)
Fay Btainer in Jezebel (1938)
Hattie McDaniel in Gone with the Wind (1939)
Jane Darwell in The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
Mary Astor in The Geat Lie (1941)
Teresa Wright in Mrs. Miniver (1942)
Katina Paxinou in For Whom the Bell tolls (1943)
Ethel Barrymore in None but the lonely Heart (1944)
Anne Revere in National Velvet (1945)
Anne Baxter in The Razor's Edge (1946)
Celeste Holm in Gentleman's Agreement (1947)
Claire Trevor in Key Largo (1948)
Mercedes McCambridge in All the King's Men (1949)
Josephine Hull in Harvey (1950)
Kim Hunter in A Streetcar named Desire (1951)
Gloria Grahame in The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)
Donna Reed in From Here to Eternity (1953)
Eva Marie Saint in On the Waterfront (1954)
Jo Van Fleet in East of Eden (1955)
Dorothy Malone in Written on the Wind (1956)
Miyoshi Umeki in Sayonara (1957)
Wendy Hiller in Separate Tables (1958)
Shelley Winters in The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)
Shirley Jones in Elmer Gantry (1960)
Rita Moreno in West Side Story (1961)
Patty Duke in The Miracle Worker (1962)
Margaret Rutherford in The V.I.P.s (1963)
Lila Kedrova in Zorba, the Greek (1964)
Shelley Winters in A Patch of Blue (1965)
Sandy Dennis in Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
Estelle Parsons in Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
Ruth Gordon in Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Goldie Hawn in Cactus Flower (1969)
Helen Hayes in Airport (1970)
Cloris Leachman in The Last Picture Show (1971)
Eileen Heckart in Butterflies are Free (1972)
Tatum O'Neal in Paper Moon (1973)
Ingrid Bergman in Murder on the Orient-Express (1974)
Lee Grant in Shampoo (1975)
Beatrice Straight in Network (1976)
Vanessa Redgrave in Julia (1977)
Maggie Smith in California Suite (1978)
Meryl Streep in Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
Mary Steenburghen in Melvin and Howard (1980)
Maureen Stapleton in Reds (1981)
Jessica Lange in Tootsie (1982)
Linda Hunt in The Year of Living Dangerously (1983)
Peggy Ashcroft in A Passage to India (1984)
Anjelica Huston in Prizzi's Honor (1985)
Dianne Wiest in Hannah and her Sisters (1986)
Olympia Dukakis in Moonstruck (1987)
Geena Davis in The Accidental Tourist (1988)
Brenda Fricker in My Left Foot (1989)
Whoopi Goldberg in Ghost (1990)
Mercedes Ruehl in The Fisher King (1991)
Marisa Tomei in My Cousin Vinny (1992)
Anna Paquin in The Piano (993)
Dianne Wiest in Bullets over Broadway (1994)
Mira Sorvino in Mighty Aphrodite (1995)
Juliette Binoche in The English Patient (1996)
Kim Basinger in L.A., Confidential (1997)
Judi Dench in Shakespeare in Love (1998)
Angelina Jolie in Girl, Interrupted (1999)
Marcia Gay Harden in Pollock (2000)
Jennifer Connelly in A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Catherine Zeta-Jones in Chicago (2002)
Renée Zellweger in Cold Mountain (2003)
Cate Blanchett in The Aviator (2004)
Rachel Weisz in The Constant Gardener (2005)
Jennifer Hudson in Dreamgirls (2006)
Tilda Swinton in Michael Clayton (2007)
Penélope Cruz in Vicky Christina Barcelona (2008)
Mo'Nique in Precious: Based on the novel 'Push' by Sapphire (2009)
Melissa Leo in The Fighter (2010)


dinasztie said...

Oh-oh... I'm quite excited. I hope Dianne Wiest will do really great with both of her performances plus I'm excited for Mo'Nique and Linda Hunt, too. I think Patty Duke will be #1.

Malcolm said...

I think Umeki is in the Bottom 10. Just a really strong hunch.

Well, I haven't seen a lot of them, but I'm mostly impressed.

I'm excited! :)

Anonymous said...

Kim Basinger certainly has to be last, such an unimpressive performance, but since you said it would be surprising, she or probably Estelle Parsons will be high, I don't know, I just hope Patty Duke and Mo'Nique make the top 5 at least!

Anonymous said...

Vanessa for the top! Go Redgrave!

Anonymous said...

Super excited for this! As everybody has said the Wiests have to be high, as does Mo'Nique and Patty Duke. And Marcia Gay Harden. And Claire Trevor. =)

Anonymous said...

Fritz, I read your ranking of Best Supporting Actress a couple of years ago, has it changed since then? Good Luck!

Fritz said...

Well, a lot of positions have changed but the changes are mostly minor.

Connor Olen said...

Maybe you could update this list in the future and include Spencer, Hathaway, and Nyong'o?