Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Supporting Actor

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Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Supporting Actor
The 2023 recipient: Robert Downey Jr.
Awarded forBest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
LocationLos Angeles, California
Presented byBroadcast Film Critics Association
Currently held byRobert Downey Jr. for Oppenheimer (2023)

The Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the awards given by the Broadcast Film Critics Association at their annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards for a performance in a motion picture. It was first presented in 1995 with the winners being a tie between Ed Harris for Apollo 13 and Kevin Spacey for The Usual Suspects. There were no official nominees until 2001, currently six nominees are usually presented.

Mahershala Ali is the only actor who has received this award more than once, with two wins. Mark Ruffalo holds the record of most nominations in the category with four.

Winners and nominees[edit]

Harris tied with Spacey being the first recipients of this award
Spacey tied with Harris being the first recipients of this award
Sir Ben Kingsley won for Sexy Beast (2001)
Paul Giamatti won for Cinderella Man (2004)
Javier Bardem won for No Country for Old Men (2007)
Heath Ledger won for The Dark Knight (2008)
Christoph Waltz won for Inglorious Basterds (2009)
Christopher Plummer won for Beginners (2009)
Philip Seymour Hoffman won for The Master (2012)
J.K. Simmons won for Whiplash (2014)
Mahershala Ali won twice for Moonlight (2016) and Green Book (2018)
Sam Rockwell won for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri (2017)
Brad Pitt won for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019)
Daniel Kaluuya won for Judas and the Black Messiah (2020)
Ke Huy Quan won for Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022)
Robert Downey Jr. won for Oppenheimer (2023)


Year Actor Character Film
1995 Ed Harris (TIE) Gene Kranz Apollo 13
Kevin Spacey (TIE) Roger "Verbal" Kint / Keyser Söze The Usual Suspects
1996 Cuba Gooding Jr. Rodney "Rod" Tidwell Jerry Maguire
1997 Anthony Hopkins John Quincy Adams Amistad
1998 Billy Bob Thornton Jacob Mitchell A Simple Plan
1999 Michael Clarke Duncan John Coffey The Green Mile


Year Actor Character Film
2000 Joaquin Phoenix Commodus / Abbé du Coulmier / Willie Gutierrez Gladiator / Quills / The Yards
2001 Ben Kingsley Don Logan Sexy Beast
Jim Broadbent John Bayley Iris
Jon Voight Howard Cosell Ali
2002 Chris Cooper John Laroche Adaptation.
Alfred Molina Diego Rivera Frida
Paul Newman John Rooney Road to Perdition
2003 Tim Robbins Dave Boyle Mystic River
Alec Baldwin Shelly Kaplow The Cooler
Paul Bettany Dr. Stephen Marturin Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
Benicio del Toro Jack Jordan 21 Grams
Ken Watanabe Lord Moritsugu Katsumoto The Last Samurai
2004 Thomas Haden Church Jack Cole Sideways
Jamie Foxx Max Durocher Collateral
Morgan Freeman Eddie "Scrap Iron" Dupris Million Dollar Baby
Clive Owen Larry Gray Closer
Peter Sarsgaard Clyde Martin Kinsey
2005 Paul Giamatti Joe Gould Cinderella Man
Matt Dillon Sgt. John Ryan Crash
Terrence Howard Cameron Thayer
George Clooney Bob Barnes Syriana
Kevin Costner Denny Davies The Upside of Anger
Jake Gyllenhaal Jack Twist Brokeback Mountain
2006 Eddie Murphy James "Thunder" Early Dreamgirls
Ben Affleck George Reeves Hollywoodland
Alan Arkin Edwin Hoover Little Miss Sunshine
Adam Beach Ira Hayes Flags of Our Fathers
Djimon Hounsou Solomon Vandy Blood Diamond
Jack Nicholson Francis "Frank" Costello The Departed
2007 Javier Bardem Anton Chigurh No Country for Old Men
Casey Affleck Robert Ford The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Philip Seymour Hoffman Gust Avrakotos Charlie Wilson's War
Hal Holbrook Ron Franz Into the Wild
Tom Wilkinson Arthur Edens Michael Clayton
2008 Heath Ledger (posthumously) Joker The Dark Knight
Josh Brolin Dan White Milk
James Franco Scott Smith
Robert Downey Jr. Kirk Lazarus Tropic Thunder
Philip Seymour Hoffman Father Brendan Flynn Doubt
Christoph Waltz Col. Hans Landa Inglourious Basterds
Matt Damon Francois Pienaar Invictus
Woody Harrelson Cpt. Tony Stone The Messenger
Christian McKay Orson Welles Me and Orson Welles
Alfred Molina Jack Mellor An Education
Stanley Tucci George Harvey The Lovely Bones


Year Actor Character Film
Christian Bale Richard "Dicky" Eklund Jr. The Fighter
Andrew Garfield Eduardo Saverin The Social Network
Jeremy Renner James "Jem" Coughlin The Town
Sam Rockwell Kenny Waters Conviction
Mark Ruffalo Paul Hatfield The Kids Are All Right
Geoffrey Rush Lionel Logue The King's Speech
Christopher Plummer Hal Fields Beginners
Kenneth Branagh Laurence Olivier My Week with Marilyn
Albert Brooks Bernie Rose Drive
Nick Nolte Paddy Conlon Warrior
Patton Oswalt Matt Freehauf Young Adult
Andy Serkis Caesar Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Philip Seymour Hoffman Lancaster Dodd The Master
Alan Arkin Lester Siegel Argo
Javier Bardem Raoul Silva Skyfall
Robert De Niro Patrizio "Pat" Solitano, Sr. Silver Linings Playbook
Tommy Lee Jones Thaddeus Stevens Lincoln
Matthew McConaughey Dallas Magic Mike
Jared Leto Rayon Dallas Buyers Club
Barkhad Abdi Abduwali Muse Captain Phillips
Daniel Brühl Niki Lauda Rush
Bradley Cooper FBI Agent Richard "Richie" DiMaso American Hustle
Michael Fassbender Edwin Epps 12 Years a Slave
James Gandolfini Albert Enough Said
J. K. Simmons Terence Fletcher Whiplash
Josh Brolin Lt. Det. Christian F. "Bigfoot" Bjornsen Inherent Vice
Robert Duvall Judge Joseph Palmer The Judge
Ethan Hawke Mason Evans Sr. Boyhood
Edward Norton Mike Shiner Birdman
Mark Ruffalo Dave Schultz Foxcatcher
Sylvester Stallone Rocky Balboa Creed
Paul Dano Brian Wilson Love & Mercy
Tom Hardy John Fitzgerald The Revenant
Mark Ruffalo Michael Rezendes Spotlight
Mark Rylance Rudolf Abel Bridge of Spies
Michael Shannon Rick Carver 99 Homes
Mahershala Ali Juan Moonlight
Jeff Bridges Marcus Hamilton Hell or High Water
Ben Foster Tanner Howard
Lucas Hedges Patrick Chandler Manchester by the Sea
Dev Patel Saroo Brierley Lion
Michael Shannon Detective Bobby Andes Nocturnal Animals
Sam Rockwell Officer Jason Dixon Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Armie Hammer Oliver Call Me by Your Name
Michael Stuhlbarg Mr. Perlman
Willem Dafoe Bobby Hicks The Florida Project
Richard Jenkins Giles The Shape of Water
Patrick Stewart Professor Charles Xavier Logan
Mahershala Ali Don Shirley Green Book
Timothée Chalamet Nic Sheff Beautiful Boy
Adam Driver Flip Zimmerman BlacKkKlansman
Sam Elliott Bobby Maine A Star Is Born
Richard E. Grant Jack Hock Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Michael B. Jordan N'Jadaka / Erik "Killmonger" Stevens Black Panther
Brad Pitt Cliff Booth Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Al Pacino Jimmy Hoffa The Irishman
Joe Pesci Russell Bufalino
Willem Dafoe Thomas Wake The Lighthouse
Tom Hanks Fred Rogers A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Anthony Hopkins Pope Benedict XVI The Two Popes


Year Actor Character Film
Daniel Kaluuya Fred Hampton Judas and the Black Messiah
Sacha Baron Cohen Abbie Hoffman The Trial of the Chicago 7
Chadwick Boseman "Stormin'" Norman Earl Holloway Da 5 Bloods
Bill Murray Felix Keane On the Rocks
Leslie Odom Jr. Sam Cooke One Night in Miami...
Paul Raci Joe Sound of Metal
Troy Kotsur Frank Rossi CODA
Jamie Dornan Pa Belfast
Ciarán Hinds Pop
Jared Leto Paolo Gucci House of Gucci
J. K. Simmons William Frawley Being the Ricardos
Kodi Smit-McPhee Peter Gordon The Power of the Dog
Ke Huy Quan Waymond Wang Everything Everywhere All at Once
Judd Hirsch Boris Podgorny The Fabelmans
Paul Dano Burt Fabelman
Brendan Gleeson Colm Doherty The Banshees of Inisherin
Barry Keoghan Dominic Kearney
Brian Tyree Henry James Causeway
2023 Robert Downey Jr. Lewis Strauss Oppenheimer
Sterling K. Brown Clifford "Cliff" Ellison American Fiction
Robert De Niro William King Hale Killers of the Flower Moon
Ryan Gosling Ken Barbie
Charles Melton Joe Yoo May December
Mark Ruffalo Duncan Wedderburn Poor Things

Multiple nominees[edit]

Multiple winners[edit]

2 wins

See also[edit]


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