They may be supporting, but that doesn’t make them any less important.
Tonight, Hollywood’s biggest stars gathered at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles for the 92nd annual Academy Awards. During the ceremony, Laura Dern won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for playing Nora Fanshaw in Marriage Story.
She beat out a stacked group of nominees, including Kathy Bates for Richard Jewell (played Bobi Jewell), Scarlett Johansson for Jojo Rabbit (played Rosie Betzler), Florence Pugh for Little Women (played Amy March) and Margot Robbie for Bombshell (played Kayla Pospisil).
The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress has been around since the 9th annual ceremony in 1937. Traditionally, the statuette is presented by last year’s winner.
Previous winners include Regina King for If Beale Street Could Talk, Allison Janney for I, Tonya, Viola Davis for Fences, Alicia Vikander for The Danish Girl, Patricia Arquette for Boyhood, Lupita Nyong’o for 12 Years a Slave, Anne Hathaway for Les Misérables, Octavia Spencer for The Help and Melissa Leo for The Fighter.
Thelma Ritter (All About Eve, Pillow Talk) currently holds the record for most nominations in this category, with a total of six. She’s followed by Amy Adams (Vice, The Fighter), who has five nods.