Top-billed stars in films winning an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress

For every film where a cast member won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, name the actor or actress who received top billing.
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Year
Supporting Actress and Film
Top billed
1936 (9th Awards)
Gale Sondergaard in "Anthony Adverse"
Fredric March
1937 (10th Awards)
Alice Brady in "In Old Chicago"
Tyrone Power
1938 (11th Awards)
Fay Bainter in "Jezebel"
Bette Davis
1939 (12th Awards)
Hattie McDaniel in "Gone with the Wind"
Clark Gable
1940 (13th Awards)
Jane Darwell in "The Grapes of Wrath"
Henry Fonda
1941 (14th Awards)
Mary Astor in "The Great Lie"
Bette Davis
1942 (15th Awards)
Teresa Wright in "Mrs. Miniver"
Greer Garson
1943 (16th Awards)
Katina Paxinou in "For Whom the Bell Tolls"
Gary Cooper
1944 (17th Awards)
Ethel Barrymore in "None but the Lonely Heart"
Cary Grant
1945 (18th Awards)
Anne Revere in "National Velvet"
Mickey Rooney
1946 (19th Awards)
Anne Baxter in "The Razor's Edge"
Tyrone Power
1947 (20th Awards)
Celeste Holm in "Gentleman's Agreement"
Gregory Peck
1948 (21st Awards)
Claire Trevor in "Key Largo"
Humphrey Bogart
1949 (22nd Awards)
Mercedes McCambridge in "All the King's Men"
Broderick Crawford
1950 (23rd Awards)
Josephine Hull in "Harvey"
James Stewart
1951 (24th Awards)
Kim Hunter in "A Streetcar Named Desire"
Vivien Leigh
1952 (25th Awards)
Gloria Grahame in "The Bad and the Beautiful"
Lana Turner
1953 (26th Awards)
Donna Reed in "From Here to Eternity"
Burt Lancaster
1954 (27th Awards)
Eva Marie Saint in "On the Waterfront"
Marlon Brando
1955 (28th Awards)
Jo Van Fleet in "East of Eden"
James Dean
1956 (29th Awards)
Dorothy Malone in "Written on the Wind"
Rock Hudson
1957 (30th Awards)
Miyoshi Umeki in "Sayonara"
Marlon Brando
1958 (31st Awards)
Wendy Hiller in "Separate Tables"
Rita Hayworth
1959 (32nd Awards)
Shelley Winters in "The Diary of Anne Frank"
Millie Perkins
1960 (33rd Awards)
Shirley Jones in "Elmer Gantry"
Burt Lancaster
1961 (34th Awards)
Rita Moreno in "West Side Story"
Natalie Wood
1962 (35th Awards)
Patty Duke in "The Miracle Worker"
Anne Bancroft
1963 (36th Awards)
Margaret Rutherford in "The V.I.P.s"
Richard Burton
1964 (37th Awards)
Lila Kedrova in "Zorba the Greek"
Anthony Quinn
1965 (38th Awards)
Shelley Winters in "A Patch of Blue"
Sidney Poitier
1966 (39th Awards)
Sandy Dennis in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"
Elizabeth Taylor
1967 (40th Awards)
Estelle Parsons in "Bonnie and Clyde"
Warren Beatty
1968 (41st Awards)
Ruth Gordon in "Rosemary's Baby"
Mia Farrow
1969 (42nd Awards)
Goldie Hawn in "Cactus Flower"
Walter Matthau
1970 (43rd Awards)
Helen Hayes in "Airport"
Burt Lancaster
1971 (44th Awards)
Cloris Leachman in "The Last Picture Show"
Timothy Bottoms
1972 (45th Awards)
Eileen Heckart in "Butterflies Are Free"
Goldie Hawn
1973 (46th Awards)
Tatum O'Neal in "Paper Moon"
Ryan O'Neal
1974 (47th Awards)
Ingrid Bergman in "Murder on the Orient Express"
Albert Finney
1975 (48th Awards)
Lee Grant in "Shampoo"
Warren Beatty
1976 (49th Awards)
Beatrice Straight in "Network"
Faye Dunaway
1977 (50th Awards)
Vanessa Redgrave in "Julia"
Jane Fonda
1978 (51st Awards)
Maggie Smith in "California Suite"
Maggie Smith
1979 (52nd Awards)
Meryl Streep in "Kramer vs. Kramer"
Dustin Hoffman
1980 (53rd Awards)
Mary Steenburgen in "Melvin and Howard"
Paul Le Mat
1981 (54th Awards)
Maureen Stapleton in "Reds"
Warren Beatty
1982 (55th Awards)
Jessica Lange in "Tootsie"
Dustin Hoffman
1983 (56th Awards)
Linda Hunt in "The Year of Living Dangerously"
Mel Gibson
1984 (57th Awards)
Peggy Ashcroft in "A Passage to India"
Peggy Ashcroft
1985 (58th Awards)
Anjelica Huston in "Prizzi's Honor"
Jack Nicholson
1986 (59th Awards)
Dianne Wiest in "Hannah and Her Sisters"
Woody Allen
1987 (60th Awards)
Olympia Dukakis in "Moonstruck"
Cher
1988 (61st Awards)
Geena Davis in "The Accidental Tourist"
William Hurt
1989 (62nd Awards)
Brenda Fricker in "My Left Foot"
Daniel Day-Lewis
1990 (63rd Awards)
Whoopi Goldberg in "Ghost"
Patrick Swayze
1991 (64th Awards)
Mercedes Ruehl in "The Fisher King"
Robin Williams
1992 (65th Awards)
Marisa Tomei in "My Cousin Vinny"
Joe Pesci
1993 (66th Awards)
Anna Paquin in "The Piano"
Holly Hunter
1994 (67th Awards)
Dianne Wiest in "Bullets over Broadway"
Jim Broadbent
1995 (68th Awards)
Mira Sorvino in "Mighty Aphrodite"
Woody Allen
1996 (69th Awards)
Juliette Binoche in "The English Patient"
Ralph Fiennes
1997 (70th Awards)
Kim Basinger in "L.A. Confidential"
Kevin Spacey
1998 (71st Awards)
Judi Dench in "Shakespeare in Love"
Gwyneth Paltrow
1999 (72nd Awards)
Angelina Jolie in "Girl, Interrupted"
Winona Ryder
2000 (73rd Awards)
Marcia Gay Harden in "Pollock"
Ed Harris
2001 (74th Awards)
Jennifer Connelly in "A Beautiful Mind"
Russell Crowe
2002 (75th Awards)
Catherine Zeta-Jones in "Chicago"
Renée Zellweger
2003 (76th Awards)
Renée Zellweger in "Cold Mountain"
Jude Law
2004 (77th Awards)
Cate Blanchett in "The Aviator"
Leonardo DiCaprio
2005 (78th Awards)
Rachel Weisz in "The Constant Gardener"
Ralph Fiennes
2006 (79th Awards)
Jennifer Hudson in "Dreamgirls"
Jamie Foxx
2007 (80th Awards)
Tilda Swinton in "Michael Clayton"
George Clooney
2008 (81st Awards)
Penélope Cruz in "Vicky Cristina Barcelona"
Javier Bardem
2009 (82nd Awards)
Mo'Nique in "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire"
Gabourey Sidibe
2010 (83rd Awards)
Melissa Leo in "The Fighter"
Mark Wahlberg
2011 (84th Awards)
Octavia Spencer in "The Help"
Jessica Chastain
2012 (85th Awards)
Anne Hathaway in "Les Misérables"
Hugh Jackman
2013 (86th Awards)
Lupita Nyong'o in "12 Years a Slave"
Chiwetel Ejiofor
2014 (87th Awards)
Patricia Arquette in "Boyhood"
Patricia Arquette
2015 (88th Awards)
Alicia Vikander in "The Danish Girl"
Eddie Redmayne
2016 (89th Awards)
Viola Davis in "Fences"
Denzel Washington
2017 (90th Awards)
Allison Janney in "I, Tonya"
Margot Robbie
2018 (91st Awards)
Regina King in "If Beale Street Could Talk"
KiKi Layne
2019 (92nd Awards)
Laura Dern in "Marriage Story"
Adam Driver
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Sep 11, 2016
Interesting concept.