Awards Season

84th Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor

Nominees include Kenneth Branagh, Jonah Hill, Nick Nolte, Christopher Plummer and Max Von Sydow


Like the Supporting Actress category, it wasn’t until the 8th Academy Awards ceremony (1935), that this category came into being as the Best Actor award covered all actors, be they supporting or lead.

After complaints that it was leading actors were unfairly favoured the current system was introduced at the 9th Academy Awards ceremony (1936), when Walter Brennan won for Come and Get It.

KENNETH BRANAGH – My Week With Marilyn

JONAH HILL – Moneyball

NICK NOLTE – Warrior


MAX VON SYDOW – Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

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Explore previous winners of Best Supporting Actor at Wikipedia