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The Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role is an award given by the Screen Actors Guild to honor the finest acting achievements in film.



Superlative Leading Actor Supporting Actor Overall
Actor with most awards Daniel Day-Lewis 2 1 Daniel Day-Lewis 2
Actor with most nominations Russell Crowe, Sean Penn 4 Chris Cooper 3 Russell Crowe, Sean Penn 4
Actor with most nominations
without ever winning
Denzel Washington 2 Chris Cooper 3 Don Cheadle, Chris Cooper 3
Film with most nominations The Shawshank Redemption 2 The Birdcage, Crash,
No Country for Old Men, The Contender
2 Several films* 2
Oldest Winner Jack Nicholson
(As Good As It Gets, 1998)
Oldest Nominee Peter O'Toole
(Venus, 2007)
Youngest Winner Nicolas Cage
(Leaving Las Vegas, 1996)
32 Heath Ledger
(The Dark Knight, 2008)
28 Heath Ledger
(The Dark Knight, 2008)
Youngest Nominee Jamie Bell
(Billy Elliot, 2001)
14 Haley Joel Osment
(The Sixth Sense, 1999)
11 Haley Joel Osment
(The Sixth Sense, 1999)
* As Good as It Gets, The Birdcage, Crash, Forrest Gump, Good Will Hunting, Jerry Maguire, No Country for Old Men, Pulp Fiction, The Shawshank Redemption, The Contender

Winners and nominees




Year Winners and nominees Film Role
1994 Martin Landau Ed Wood Bela Lugosi
Samuel L. Jackson Pulp Fiction Jules Winnfield ‡
Chazz Palminteri Bullets Over Broadway Cheech ‡
Gary Sinise Forrest Gump Dan Taylor ‡
John Turturro Quiz Show Herb Stempel
1995 Ed Harris Apollo 13 Gene Kranz
Kevin Bacon Murder in the First Henri Young
Kenneth Branagh Othello Iago
Don Cheadle Devil in a Blue Dress Mouse Alexander
Kevin Spacey The Usual Suspects Roger "Verbal" Kint †
1996 Cuba Gooding, Jr. Jerry Maguire Rod Tidwell †
Hank Azaria The Birdcage Agador
Nathan Lane The Birdcage Albert Goldman
William H. Macy Fargo Jerry Lundegaard ‡
Noah Taylor Shine David Helfgott (young)
1997 Robin Williams Good Will Hunting Sean Maguire †
Billy Connolly Mrs. Brown John Brown
Anthony Hopkins Amistad John Quincy Adams
Greg Kinnear As Good as It Gets Simon Bishop ‡
Burt Reynolds Boogie Nights Jack Horner ‡
1998 Robert Duvall A Civil Action Jerome Facher ‡
James Coburn Affliction Glen Whitehouse †
David Kelly Waking Ned Devine Michael O'Sullivan
Geoffrey Rush Shakespeare in Love Philip Henslowe
Billy Bob Thornton A Simple Plan Jacob Mitchell ‡
1999 Michael Caine The Cider House Rules Wilbur Larch †
Chris Cooper American Beauty Frank Fitts
Tom Cruise Magnolia Frank "T.J." Mackey ‡
Michael Clarke Duncan The Green Mile John Coffey ‡
Haley Joel Osment The Sixth Sense Cole Sear ‡


Year Winners and nominees Film Role
2000 Albert Finney Erin Brockovich Edward L. Masry
Jeff Bridges The Contender Jackson Evans ‡
Willem Dafoe Shadow of the Vampire Max Schreck
Gary Oldman The Contender Sheldon Runyon
Joaquin Phoenix Gladiator Commodus
2001 Ian McKellen The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Gandalf
Jim Broadbent Iris John Bayley
Hayden Christensen Life as a House Sam Monroe
Ethan Hawke Training Day Jake Hoyt ‡
Ben Kingsley Sexy Beast Don Logan ‡
2002 Christopher Walken Catch Me If You Can Frank Abagnale, Sr. ‡
Chris Cooper Adaptation. John Laroche
Ed Harris The Hours Richard Brown ‡
Alfred Molina Frida Diego Rivera
Dennis Quaid Far from Heaven Frank Whitaker
2003 Tim Robbins Mystic River Dave Boyle †
Alec Baldwin The Cooler Shelly Kaplow ‡
Chris Cooper Seabiscuit Tom Smith
Benicio del Toro 21 Grams Jack Jordan ‡
Ken Watanabe The Last Samurai Katsumoto ‡
2004 Morgan Freeman Million Dollar Baby Eddie "Scrap-Iron" Dupris †
Jamie Foxx Collateral Max Durocher ‡
James Garner The Notebook Noah Calhoun (older)
Thomas Haden Church Sideways Jack Lopate ‡
Freddie Highmore Finding Neverland Peter Llewelyn Davies
2005 Paul Giamatti Cinderella Man Joe Gould
Don Cheadle Crash Graham Waters
George Clooney Syriana Bob Barnes †
Matt Dillon Crash John Ryan ‡
Jake Gyllenhaal Brokeback Mountain Jack Twist
2006 Eddie Murphy Dreamgirls James "Thunder" Early ‡
Alan Arkin Little Miss Sunshine Edwin Hoover †
Leonardo DiCaprio The Departed Billy Costigan
Jackie Earle Haley Little Children Ronald James McGorvey ‡
Djimon Hounsou Blood Diamond Solomon Vandy ‡
2007 Javier Bardem No Country for Old Men Anton Chigurh †
Casey Affleck The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford Robert Ford
Hal Holbrook Into the Wild Ron Franz ‡
Tommy Lee Jones No Country for Old Men Ed Tom Bell
Tom Wilkinson Michael Clayton Arthur Edens ‡
2008 Heath Ledger (posthumous) The Dark Knight The Joker
Josh Brolin Milk Dan White
Robert Downey, Jr. Tropic Thunder Kirk Lazarus ‡
Philip Seymour Hoffman Doubt Brendan Flynn ‡
Dev Patel Slumdog Millionaire Jamal Malik
2009 Christoph Waltz Inglourious Basterds Col. Hans Landa
Matt Damon Invictus Francois Pienaar
Woody Harrelson The Messenger Cpt. Tony Stone ‡
Christopher Plummer The Last Station Leo Tolstoy
Stanley Tucci The Lovely Bones George Harvey ‡


This SAG Award is a pretty good predictor for the Academy Awards. Only on seven occasions over the past 14 years did the winner of the SAG Award for Best Supporting Actor not win the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. This happened in:

  • 1995: Harris (Apollo 13) lost to Spacey (The Usual Suspects)
  • 1998: Duvall (A Civil Action) lost to Coburn (Affliction)
  • 2000: Finney (Erin Brockovich) lost to Benicio del Toro (Traffic). This is the first and only time in SAG Award history that the eventual Oscar winner went un-nominated by the SAG. Del Toro did win the SAG Award for a Leading Role.
  • 2001: McKellen (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring) lost to Broadbent (Iris)
  • 2002: Walken (Catch Me If You Can) lost to Cooper (Adaptation)
  • 2005: Giamatti (Cinderella Man) lost to Clooney (Syriana)
  • 2006: Murphy (Dreamgirls) lost to Arkin (Little Miss Sunshine)

Multiple nominees

2 nominations

3 nominations


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