The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. The winners are chosen by the Academy membership as a whole. Following the Academy's practice, the films below are listed by release year: for example, the Oscar for "Best Supporting Actor in 1999" was announced during the award ceremony held in 2000. Winners are listed first, followed by the other nominees. For a list sorted by actor, please see List of Best Supporting Actor nominees. For a list sorted by movie title, please see List of Best Supporting Actor nominees (films).
The trophy for the award was originally a plaque.
From 1943 winners received statuettes like everybody else.
See also: Best Picture - Best Actor - Best Actress - Best Supporting Actor - Best Supporting Actress - Best Director
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