|Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female|
|Awarded for||Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role|
|Presented by||Film Independent|
|Currently held by||Zhao Shuzhen |
The Farewell (2019)
The Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female is an award presented annually by Film Independent. It is given in honor of an actress who has delivered an outstanding performance in a supporting role while working in an independent film.
Dianne Wiest, Penélope Cruz, Mo'Nique, Lupita Nyong'o Patricia Arquette, Allison Janney and Regina King are the only actresses to have won both this award and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress the same year.
Winners and nominees
|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|
- Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
- BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
- Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Supporting Actress
- Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
- Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
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