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The Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor — Motion Picture was first awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association in 1944 for a performance in a motion picture released in the previous year.

The formal title has varied since its inception; since 2005, the award has been officially called "Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture".


  • "†" indicates the winner of the Academy Award.
  • "‡" indicates a Golden Globe Award winner who wasn't nominated for an Academy Award.


Past winners and nominees




1961: George ChakirisWest Side Story as Bernardo

1964: Edmond O'BrienSeven Days in May

1966: Richard AttenboroughThe Sand Pebbles as Frenchy Burgoyne

1967: Richard AttenboroughDoctor Dolittle as Albert Blossom

1968: Daniel MasseyStar! as Noël Coward

1969: Gig YoungThey Shoot Horses, Don't They? as Rocky


1970: John MillsRyan's Daughter as Michael

1971: Ben JohnsonThe Last Picture Show as Sam the Lion

1972: Joel GreyCabaret as The Emcee

1973: John HousemanThe Paper Chase as Charles W. Kingsfield, Jr.

1974: Fred AstaireThe Towering Inferno as Harlee Claiborne

1975: Richard BenjaminThe Sunshine Boys as Ben Clark*"‡"

1976: Laurence OlivierMarathon Man as Christian Szell

1977: Peter FirthEquus as Alan Strang

1978: John HurtMidnight Express as Max

1979: Melvyn DouglasBeing There as Benjamin Turnbull Rand
Robert DuvallApocalypse Now as Lt. Bill Kilgore


1980: Timothy HuttonOrdinary People as Conrad Jarrett

1981: John GielgudArthur as Hobson

1982: Louis Gossett, Jr.An Officer and a Gentleman as Emil Foley

1983: Jack NicholsonTerms of Endearment as Garrett Breedlove

1984: Haing S. NgorThe Killing Fields as Dith Pran

1985: Klaus Maria BrandauerOut of Africa as Bror von Blixen-Finecke

1986: Tom BerengerPlatoon as Sergeant Barnes

1987: Sean ConneryThe Untouchables as Jim Malone

1988: Martin LandauTucker: The Man and His Dream as Abe Karatz

1989: Denzel WashingtonGlory as Pvt. Trip


1990: Bruce DavisonLongtime Companion as David

1991: Jack PalanceCity Slickers as Curly Washburn

1992: Gene HackmanUnforgiven as Little Bill Daggett

1993: Tommy Lee JonesThe Fugitive as Samuel Gerard

1994: Martin LandauEd Wood as Bela Lugosi

1995: Brad PittTwelve Monkeys as Jeffrey Goines

1996: Edward NortonPrimal Fear as Aaron Stampler

1997: Burt ReynoldsBoogie Nights as Jack Horner

1998: Ed HarrisThe Truman Show as Christof

1999: Tom CruiseMagnolia as Frank "T.J." Mackey


2000: Benicio del ToroTraffic as Javier Rodriguez †

2001: Jim BroadbentIris as John Bayley

2002: Chris CooperAdaptation. as John Laroche

2003: Tim RobbinsMystic River as Dave Boyle †

2004: Clive OwenCloser as Larry Gray

2005: George ClooneySyriana as Bob Barnes †

2006: Eddie MurphyDreamgirls as James "Thunder" Early

2007: Javier BardemNo Country for Old Men as Anton Chigurh †

2008: Heath LedgerThe Dark Knight as The Joker (posthumous) †

2009: Christoph WaltzInglourious Basterds as Hans Landa

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