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Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female

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Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female

The Film Independent's Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actress is one of the annual Independent Spirit Awards.


  • Notes 1
  • Winners and nominees 2
    • 1980s 2.1
    • 1990s 2.2
    • 2000s 2.3
    • 2010s 2.4
  • External links 3


Winners and nominees


Year Winner and nominees Film Role
1987 Anjelica Huston The Dead Gretta Conroy
Karen Allen The Glass Menagerie Laura Wingfield
Kathy Baker Street Smart Punchy
Martha Plimpton Shy People Grace
Ann Sothern The Whales of August Tisha Doughty ‡
1988 Rosanna DeSoto Stand and Deliver Fabiola Escalante
Bonnie Bedelia The Prince of Pennsylvania Pam Marshetta
Debbie Harry Hairspray Velma Von Tussle
Amy Madigan The Prince of Pennsylvania Carla Headlee
Patti Yasutake The Wash Marsha
1989 Laura San Giacomo Sex, Lies, and Videotape Cynthia Patrice Bishop
Bridget Fonda Shag Melaina Buller
Heather Graham Drugstore Cowboy Nadine
Mare Winningham Miracle Mile Julie Peters
Mary Woronov Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills Lisabeth Hepburn-Saravian


Year Winner and nominees Film Role
1990 Sheryl Lee Ralph To Sleep with Anger Linda
Tracy Arnold Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer Becky
Ethel Ayler To Sleep with Anger Hattie
Tisha Campbell-Martin House Party Sidney
Adrienne-Joi Johnson House Party Sharane
1991 Diane Ladd Rambling Rose Mother
Sheila McCarthy Bright Angel Nina
Deirdre O'Connell Pastime Inez Brice
Emma Thompson Impromptu Duchess D'Antan
Mary B. Ward Hangin' with the Homeboys Luna
1992 Alfre Woodard Passion Fish Chantelle
Brooke Adams Gas Food Lodging Nora
Sara Gilbert Poison Ivy Sylvie Cooper
Karen Sillas Simple Men Kate
Danitra Vance Jumpin' at the Boneyard Jeanette
1993 Lili Taylor Household Saints Teresa Carmela Santangelo
Lara Flynn Boyle Equinox Beverly Franks
Kuei Ya-lei The Wedding Banquet Mrs. Gao
Lucinda Jenney American Heart Charlotte
Julianne Moore Short Cuts Marian Wyman
1994 Dianne Wiest Bullets Over Broadway Helen Sinclair
V.S. Brodie Go Fish Ely
Carla Gallo Spanking the Monkey Toni Peck
Kelly Lynch The Beans of Egypt, Maine Roberta Bean
Brooke Smith Vanya on 42nd Street Sonya
1995 Mare Winningham Georgia Georgia Flood
Jennifer Lopez My Family Young Maria
Vanessa Redgrave Little Odessa Irina Shapira
Chloë Sevigny Kids Jennie
Celia Weston Dead Man Walking Mary Beth Percy
1996 Elizabeth Peña Lone Star Pilar
Mary Kay Place Manny & Lo Elaine
Queen Latifah Set It Off Cleopatra 'Cleo' Sims
Lili Taylor Girls Town Patti Lucci
Lily Tomlin Flirting with Disaster Mary Schlichting
1997 Debbi Morgan Eve's Bayou Mozelle Batiste Delacroix
Farrah Fawcett The Apostle Jessie Dewey
Amy Madigan Loved Brett Amerson
Miranda Richardson The Apostle Toosie
Patricia Richardson Ulee's Gold Connie Hope
1998 Lynn Redgrave Gods and Monsters Hanna
Stockard Channing The Baby Dance Rachel Luckman
Patricia Clarkson High Art Greta
Lisa Kudrow The Opposite of Sex Lucia DeLury
Joely Richardson Under Heaven Eleanor Dunston
1999 Chloë Sevigny Boys Don't Cry Lana Tisdel
Barbara Barrie Judy Berlin Sue Berlin
Vanessa Martinez Limbo Noelle De Angelo
Sarah Polley Go Ronna Martin
Jean Smart Guinevere Deborah Sloane


Year Winner and nominees Film Role
2000 Zhang Ziyi Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Jen Yu
Pat Carroll Songcatcher Viney Butler
Jennifer Connelly Requiem for a Dream Marion Silver
Marcia Gay Harden Pollock Lee Krasner
Lupe Ontiveros Chuck & Buck Beverly Franco
2001 Carrie-Anne Moss Memento Natalie
Davenia McFadden Stranger Inside Brownie
Summer Phoenix The Believer Carla Moebius
Uma Thurman Tape Amy
Tamara Tunie The Caveman's Valentine Sheila Ledbetter
2002 Emily Mortimer Lovely & Amazing Elizabeth Marks
Viola Davis Antwone Fisher Eva May
Jacqueline Kim Charlotte Sometimes Darcy / Charlotte
Juliette Lewis Hysterical Blindness Beth Tocyznski
Julianne Nicholson Tully Ella Smalley
2003 Shohreh Aghdashloo House of Sand and Fog Nadi Behrani
Sarah Bolger In America Christy
Patricia Clarkson Pieces of April Joy Burns ‡
Hope Davis The Secret Lives of Dentists Dana Hurst
Frances McDormand Laurel Canyon Jane
2004 Virginia Madsen Sideways Maya Randall
Cate Blanchett Coffee and Cigarettes Cate / Shelly
Loretta Devine Woman Thou Art Loosed Cassey Jordan
Robin Simmons Robbing Peter Shawna
Yenny Paola Vega Maria Full of Grace Blanca
2005 Amy Adams Junebug Ashley Johnsten
Maggie Gyllenhaal Happy Endings Jude
Allison Janney Our Very Own Joan Whitfield
Michelle Williams Brokeback Mountain Alma Beers Del Mar ‡
Robin Wright Penn Nine Lives Diana
2006 Frances McDormand Friends with Money Jane
Melonie Diaz A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints Young Laurie
Marcia Gay Harden American Gun Janet Huttenson
Mary Beth Hurt The Dead Girl Ruth
Amber Tamblyn Stephanie Daley Stephanie Daley
2007 Cate Blanchett I'm Not There Jude Quinn
Anna Kendrick Rocket Science Ginny Ryerson
Jennifer Jason Leigh Margot at the Wedding Pauline
Tamara Podemski Four Sheets to the Wind Miri Smallhill
Marisa Tomei Before the Devil Knows You're Dead Gina Hanson
2008 Penélope Cruz Vicky Cristina Barcelona María Elena
Rosemarie DeWitt Rachel Getting Married Rachel
Rosie Perez The Take Marina De La Pena
Misty Upham Frozen River Lila Littlewolf
Debra Winger Rachel Getting Married Pamela Choat
2009 Mo'Nique Precious Mary Lee Johnston
Dina Korzun Cold Souls Nina
Samantha Morton The Messenger Olivia Pitterson
Natalie Press Fifty Dead Men Walking Lara
Mia Wasikowska That Evening Sun Lonzo Choat


Year Winner and nominees Film Role
2010 Dale Dickey Winter's Bone Merab
Ashley Bell The Last Exorcism Nell Sweetzer
Allison Janney Life During Wartime Trish
Daphne Rubin-Vega Jack Goes Boating Lucy
Naomi Watts Mother and Child Elizabeth
2011 Shailene Woodley The Descendants Alexandra "Alex" King
Jessica Chastain Take Shelter Samantha LaForche
Anjelica Huston 50/50 Diane Lerner
Janet McTeer Albert Nobbs Hubert Page ‡
Harmony Santana Gun Hill Road Michael
2012 Helen Hunt The Sessions Cheryl Cohen-Greene
Rosemarie DeWitt Your Sister's Sister Hannah
Ann Dowd Compliance Sandra
Brit Marling Sound of My Voice Maggie
Lorraine Toussaint Middle of Nowhere Ruth
2013 Lupita Nyong'o 12 Years a Slave Patsey
Melonie Diaz Fruitvale Station Sophina
Sally Hawkins Blue Jasmine Ginger ‡
Yolonda Ross Go for Sisters Fontayne
June Squibb Nebraska Kate Grant ‡
2014 Patricia Arquette Boyhood Olivia Evans
Jessica Chastain A Most Violent Year Anna Morales
Carmen Ejogo Selma Coretta Scott King
Emma Stone Birdman Sam Thomson ‡
Andrea Suarez Paz Stand Clear of the Closing Doors Mariana

External links

  • Full list of all Nominees and Winners
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