AACTA International Award for Best Supporting Actress

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AACTA International Award for Best Supporting Actress
Judi Dench at the BAFTAs 2007 (cropped).jpg
The 2021 recipient: Judi Dench
Presented byAustralian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA)
First awarded2012
Currently held byJudi Dench, Belfast (2021)

The AACTA International Award for Best Supporting Actress is an accolade given by the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA), a non-profit organisation whose aim is to "identify, award, promote, and celebrate Australia's greatest achievements in film and television".[1] The award is presented at the annual AACTA International Awards, which rewards achievements in feature films, regardless of the country the film was made.[2] The winners and nominees are determined by the international chapter of the Academy, which comprises eighty members of Australian film-makers and executives.[3] It was first handed out by the Academy in 2013 (for films released in 2012) as a discretionary prize, with Jacki Weaver being the first recipient.[4]

Winners and nominees[edit]

In the following table, the years listed correspond to the year of film release; the ceremonies are held the following year. The actress in bold and in dark blue background have received a special award; those in bold and in yellow background have won a regular competitive award. Those that are neither highlighted nor in bold are the nominees. When sorted chronologically, the table always lists the winning actress first, and then the other nominees.

  Winner of a competitive award
  Winner of a discretionary award


Year Actress Film Role
Jacki Weaver Silver Linings Playbook Dolores Solitano
Jennifer Lawrence American Hustle Rosalyn Rosenfeld
Sally Hawkins Blue Jasmine Ginger
Lupita Nyong'o 12 Years a Slave Patsey
Julia Roberts August: Osage County Barbara Weston-Fordham
Octavia Spencer Fruitvale Station Wanda Johnson
Patricia Arquette Boyhood Olivia Evans
Keira Knightley The Imitation Game Joan Clarke
Emma Stone Birdman Sam Thomson
Meryl Streep Into the Woods The Witch
Naomi Watts Birdman Lesley Truman
Rooney Mara Carol Therese Belivet
Judy Davis The Dressmaker Molly Dunnage
Jennifer Jason Leigh The Hateful Eight Daisy Domergue
Alicia Vikander The Danish Girl Gerda Wegener
Kate Winslet Steve Jobs Joanna Hoffman
Nicole Kidman Lion Sue Brierley
Viola Davis Fences Rose Maxson
Naomie Harris Moonlight Paula
Teresa Palmer Hacksaw Ridge Dorothy Schutte
Michelle Williams Manchester by the Sea Randi
Allison Janney I, Tonya LaVona Golden
Mary J. Blige Mudbound Florence Jackson
Abbie Cornish Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Anne Willoughby
Nicole Kidman The Killing of a Sacred Deer Anna Murphy
Laurie Metcalf Lady Bird Marion McPherson
Nicole Kidman Boy Erased Nancy Eamons
Amy Adams Vice Lynne Cheney
Emily Blunt A Quiet Place Evelyn Abbott
Claire Foy First Man Janet Shearon Armstrong
Margot Robbie Mary Queen of Scots Queen Elizabeth I
Margot Robbie Bombshell Kayla Pospisil
Toni Collette Knives Out Joni Thrombey
Nicole Kidman Bombshell Gretchen Carlson
Florence Pugh Little Women Amy March
Margot Robbie Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Sharon Tate


Year Actress Film Role
Olivia Colman The Father Anne
Maria Bakalova Borat Subsequent Moviefilm Tutar Sagdiyev
Saoirse Ronan Ammonite Charlotte Murchison
Amanda Seyfried Mank Marion Davies
Swankie Nomadland Swankie
Judi Dench Belfast Granny
Caitríona Balfe Belfast Ma
Cate Blanchett Don't Look Up Brie Evantee
Kirsten Dunst The Power of the Dog Rose Gordon
Sally Hawkins Spencer Maggie

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "AACTA – The Academy". Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA). Archived from the original on 24 June 2012. Retrieved 23 December 2013.
  2. ^ "AACTA – The Awards - AACTA International Awards". Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA). Retrieved 23 December 2013.
  3. ^ "Australian Academy announces nominees for 3rd AACTA International Awards" (PDF). Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA). 13 December 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 December 2013. Retrieved 18 December 2013.
  4. ^ McKenny, Leesha (28 January 2013). "Local acolades [sic] reward cinema's big hitters". Brisbane Times. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 23 December 2013.

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