Oscar’s Most-Nominated: Best Supporting Actress

Last weekend, I highlighted all the actors who received four or more Oscar nominations throughout their careers, and this weekend I’m taking a look back at the actresses! So as I did last week, I’m kicking it all off today with the ones who received the most nominations in the supporting category.

Note: This list is in descending order, ending with the actress who’s received the most nominations. Titles that are italicized designate the movies they won an Oscar for and titles marked with an asterisk are for leading role nominations.

Jane Alexander in All the President’s Men (1976)

JANE ALEXANDER (4 nominations):
The Great White Hope*
All the President’s Men
Kramer vs. Kramer

Agnes Moorehead in Mrs. Parkington (1944)

AGNES MOOREHEAD (4 nominations):
The Magnificent Ambersons
Mrs. Parkington
Johnny Belinda
Hush…Hush, Sweet Charlotte

Michelle Williams in Brokeback Mountain (2005)

MICHELLE WILLIAMS (4 nominations):
Brokeback Mountain
Blue Valentine*
My Week with Marilyn*
Manchester by the Sea

Ethel Barrymore in None But the Lonely Heart (1944)

ETHEL BARRYMORE (4 nominations, 1 win):
None But the Lonely Heart
The Spiral Staircase
The Paradine Case

Lee Grant in Shampoo (1975)

LEE GRANT (4 nominations, 1 win):
Detective Story
The Landlord
Voyage of the Damned

Maureen Stapleton in Interiors (1978)

MAUREEN STAPLETON (4 nominations, 1 win):

Shelley Winters in The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)

SHELLEY WINTERS (4 nominations, 2 wins):
A Place in the Sun*
The Diary of Anne Frank
A Patch of Blue
The Poseidon Adventure

Frances McDormand in Almost Famous (2000)

FRANCES MCDORMAND (5 nominations, 2 wins):
Mississippi Burning
Almost Famous
North Country
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri*

Amy Adams in Junebug (2005)

AMY ADAMS (6 nominations):
The Fighter
The Master
American Hustle*

Thelma Ritter in All About Eve (1950)

THELMA RITTER (6 nominations):
All About Eve
The Mating Season
With a Song in My Heart
Pickup on South Street
Pillow Talk
Birdman of Alcatraz

Maggie Smith in California Suite (1978)

MAGGIE SMITH (6 nominations, 2 wins):
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie*
Travels with My Aunt*
California Suite
A Room with a View
Gosford Park

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