BAM Awards: Best Supporting Actress Winners

What’s humorous, or better stated odd, is that when you finally start to amass these categories segregated from the totality of the yearly nominations you come across patterns that you wouldn’t have noticed. It’s a good thing I never noticed and it creates the smallest niggling doubt for years to come. The odd stat could very humorously and accurately be called “American Woman, Stay Away From Me.” Not only is there a high frequency of performers who speak English as a second language there are also English speakers from other nations: The United Kingdom, Australia and Canada. The only American-born winners to date have been: Melanie Griffith (’96), Michelle Pfeiffer (’97), Julianne Moore (’03), Anjelica Huston (’11) and Anne Hathaway (’12). Regardless of the statistical shenanigans there are some great performances listed below that you should watch if you haven’t. Below you will find ladies who really know how to steal scenes.

2016 Kathryn Hahn Bad Moms


2015 Louise Bourgoin The Nun


2014 Jessica Lange In Secret

In Secret (2014, Roadside Attractions)

2013 Imelda Staunton The Awakening

The Awakening (2011, BBC Films)

2012 Anne Hathaway Les Misérables

Les Misérables (2012, Universal)

2011 Anjelica Huston 50/50

Anjelica Huston in 50/50 (Summit)

2010 Susanne Lothar The White Ribbon


2009 Diane Kruger Inglourious Basterds

Inglourious Basterds (2010, The Weinstein Company)

2008 Penélope Cruz Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008, The Weinstein Company)

2007 Judi Dench Notes on a Scandal

Notes on a Scandal (2006, Fox Searchlight)

2006 Catherine O’Hara For Your Consideration

For Your Consideration (2006, Warner Independent)

2005 Liv Ullmann Saraband

Liv Ullmann and Erland Josephson in Saraband (Sony Pictures Classics)

2004 Maia Morgenstern The Passion of the Christ

Maia Morgenstern in The Passion of the Christ (Icon Productions)

2003 Julianne Moore The Hours

Jack Rovello and Julianne Moore in The Hours (Paramount/Miramax)

2002 Toni Collette About a Boy

Nicholas Hoult, Toni Collette and Hugh Grant in About A Boy (Universal)

2001 Lília Cabral The Inheritance (A Partilha)

Glória Pires, Andréa Beltrão, Lília Cabral and Paloma Duarte in The Inheritance (A Partilha) (Columbia Pictures)

2000 Laura Fraser Titus

Angus Macfadyen, Laura Fraser, Anthony Hopkins and Colm Feore in Titus (Fox Serchlight Pictures)

1999 Toni Collette The Sixth Sense

Haley Joel Osment and Toni Collette in The Sixth Sense (Hollywood Pictures)

1998 Marília Pêra Central Station (Central do Brasil)

Vinicius de Oliveira, Fernanda Montenegro and Marília Pêra in Central Station (Central do Brasil) (Sony Pictures Classics)

1997 Michelle Pfeiffer A Thousand Acres

Jessica Lange and Michelle Pfeiffer in A Thousand Acres (Touchstone Pictures)

1996 Melanie Griffith Mulholland Falls

Melanie Griffith and Nick Nolte in Mulholland Falls (MGM)