All Oscar-winning female supporting performances, ranked

(At last, the last one of these! As usual, this is just an illustrated Letterboxd version of this blog post; I'm afraid my impatience shows a bit in the play-by-play!)

I have to admit -- I know how much you've put your faith in me over the last five years, but at the moment I quite simply don't have the energy to type out much commentary. So I hope you will forgive the indulgence here, as I've frequently invoked my own previously written words in tracking my subjective views of each of these performances. Many thanks.

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  • The Last Picture Show

    1

  • Melvin and Howard

    2

  • The Piano

    3

  • A Streetcar Named Desire

    4

  • 12 Years a Slave

    5

  • Paper Moon

    6

  • Boyhood

    7

  • Hannah and Her Sisters

    8

  • Rosemary's Baby

    9

  • Gone with the Wind

    10

  • Mrs. Miniver

    11

  • Bonnie and Clyde

    12

  • The Great Lie

    13

  • The Miracle Worker

    14

  • I, Tonya

    15

  • For Whom the Bell Tolls

    16

  • Mighty Aphrodite

    17

  • Vicky Cristina Barcelona

    18

  • Elmer Gantry

    19

  • My Cousin Vinny

    20

  • Bullets Over Broadway

    21

  • East of Eden

    22

  • National Velvet

    23

  • Dreamgirls

    24

  • The English Patient

    25

  • Network

    26

  • All the King's Men

    27

  • The Razor's Edge

    28

  • None But the Lonely Heart

    29

  • Written on the Wind

    30

  • The Aviator

    31

  • Fences

    32

  • From Here to Eternity

    33

  • If Beale Street Could Talk

    34

  • The Grapes of Wrath

    35

  • My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown

    36

  • The Year of Living Dangerously

    37

  • Gentleman's Agreement

    38

  • Reds

    39

  • Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

    40

  • West Side Story

    41

  • Key Largo

    42

  • Shampoo

    43

  • Pollock

    44

  • The Help

    45

  • Cactus Flower

    46

  • Separate Tables

    47

  • The Constant Gardener

    48

  • L.A. Confidential

    49

  • Les Misérables

    50

  • Girl, Interrupted

    51

  • The Diary of Anne Frank

    52

  • On the Waterfront

    53

  • Zorba the Greek

    54

  • Ghost

    55

  • Cold Mountain

    56

  • Anthony Adverse

    57

  • Tootsie

    58

  • The Accidental Tourist

    59

  • Sayonara

    60

  • Jezebel

    61

  • Julia

    62

  • Chicago

    63

  • A Beautiful Mind

    64

  • Precious

    65

  • Murder on the Orient Express

    66

  • A Passage to India

    67

  • Moonstruck

    68

  • In Old Chicago

    69

  • Kramer vs. Kramer

    70

  • The Bad and the Beautiful

    71

  • The Danish Girl

    72

  • Butterflies Are Free

    73

  • The Fighter

    74

  • California Suite

    75

  • The Fisher King

    76

  • Prizzi's Honor

    77

  • A Patch of Blue

    78

  • Airport

    79

  • Michael Clayton

    80

  • Shakespeare in Love

    81

  • The V.I.P.s

    82

  • Harvey

    83