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BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role

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United Kingdom

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BAFTA is the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. We are an independent British charity that supports, develops and promotes the art forms of the moving image.


Awarded for
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

Currently held by
Dev Patel for Lion (2016)

Presented by
British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Category of
British Academy Film Awards

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Winners & Nominees
Dev PatelLion, Dev Patel, Winner, Aaron Taylor-JohnsonNocturnal Animals, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Nominee, Mahershala AliMoonlight, Mahershala Ali, Nominee, Jeff BridgesHell or High Water, Jeff Bridges, Nominee, Hugh GrantFlorence Foster Jenkins, Hugh Grant, Nominee, Mark RylanceBridge of Spies, Mark Rylance, Winner, Mark RuffaloSpotlight, Mark Ruffalo, Nominee, Idris ElbaBeasts of No Nation, Idris Elba, Nominee, Benicio del ToroSicario, Benicio del Toro, Nominee, Christian BaleThe Big Short, Christian Bale, Nominee, J K SimmonsWhiplash, J K Simmons, Winner, Mark RuffaloFoxcatcher, Mark Ruffalo, Nominee, Edward NortonBirdman, Edward Norton, Nominee, Steve CarellFoxcatcher, Steve Carell, Nominee, Ethan HawkeBoyhood, Ethan Hawke, Nominee, Barkhad AbdiCaptain Phillips, Barkhad Abdi, Winner, Daniel BrühlRush, Daniel Brühl, Nominee, Michael Fassbender12 Years a Slave, Michael Fassbender, Nominee, Bradley CooperAmerican Hustle, Bradley Cooper, Nominee, Matt DamonBehind the Candelabra, Matt Damon, Nominee, Christoph WaltzDjango Unchained, Christoph Waltz, Winner, Tommy Lee JonesLincoln, Tommy Lee Jones, Nominee, Alan ArkinArgo, Alan Arkin, Nominee, Javier BardemSkyfall, Javier Bardem, Nominee, Philip Seymour HoffmanThe Master, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Nominee

Best Actor in a Supporting Role is a British Academy Film Award presented annually by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) to recognize an actor who has delivered an outstanding supporting performance in a film. Actors of all nationalities are eligible to receive the award.


  • † – indicates the performance also won the Academy Award
  • ‡ – indicates the performance was also nominated for the Academy Award
  • 2010s

    Note: No award for Best Supporting Actor or Best Supporting Actress was presented in 1980. In 1981, the award was for Best Supporting Artist. All four nominees were male.

    Multiple wins

    3 wins
  • Denholm Elliott (consecutive)
  • 2 wins
  • Ian Holm
  • Ray McAnally
  • Geoffrey Rush
  • Christoph Waltz
  • References

    BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role Wikipedia