1980s Supporting Actresses Who Didn't Win the Oscar But Should Have

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The Top Ten

1 Michelle Pfeiffer - Dangerous Liaisons

Such a wonderful acting from Michelle! - Alexandr

2 Glenn Close - The Natural Glenn Close - The Natural Glenn Close is an American actress, singer and film producer. With an acting career spanning over 40 years, she has been consistently acclaimed for her versatility and is widely regarded as one of the finest actresses of her generation.

Should have won it, definitely! - Alexandr

3 Anne Ramsey - Throw Momma from the Train
4 Glenn Close - The Big Chill Glenn Close - The Big Chill Glenn Close is an American actress, singer and film producer. With an acting career spanning over 40 years, she has been consistently acclaimed for her versatility and is widely regarded as one of the finest actresses of her generation.

Most underrated actress.

5 Sigourney Weaver - Working Girl

Sigourney was stunning as witchy boss - Alexandr

6 Tess Harper - Crimes of the Heart
7 Piper Laurie - Children of a Lesser God

In my opinion, she really didn't do much, but she was good in what little she had. - dureckl

8 Glenn Close - The World According to Garp Glenn Close - The World According to Garp Glenn Close is an American actress, singer and film producer. With an acting career spanning over 40 years, she has been consistently acclaimed for her versatility and is widely regarded as one of the finest actresses of her generation.
9 Cher - Silkwood
10 Meg Tilly - Agnes of God

The Contenders

11 Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio - The Color of Money
12 Alfre Woodard - Cross Creek
13 Christine Lahti - Swing Shift
14 Maggie Smith - A Room with a View Maggie Smith - A Room with a View Dame Margaret Natalie "Maggie" Smith is an English actress. She has had an extensive, varied career on stage, film, and television, spanning over 66 years. Smith has appeared in over 50 films, and is one of Britain's most recognizable actresses.
15 Anne Archer - Fatal Attraction
16 Amy Madigan - Twice in a Lifetime
17 Lesley Ann Warren - Victor/Victoria
18 Elizabeth McGovern - Ragtime
19 Joan Hackett - Only When I Laugh
20 Joan Cusack - Working Girl
21 Frances McDormand - Mississippi Burning Frances McDormand - Mississippi Burning
22 Lena Olin - Enemies, A Love Story
23 Dianne Wiest - Parenthood
24 Eileen Brennan - Private Benjamin
25 Oprah Winfrey - The Color Purple
26 Margaret Avery - The Color Purple
27 Ann Sothern - The Whales of August
28 Norma Aleandro - Gaby: A True Story
29 Anjelica Huston - Enemies, A Love Story Anjelica Huston - Enemies, A Love Story
30 Julia Roberts - Steel Magnolias Julia Roberts - Steel Magnolias Julia Fiona Roberts is an American actress and producer. She became a Hollywood star after headlining the romantic comedy Pretty Woman, which grossed US$464 million worldwide.
31 Geraldine Page - The Pope of Greenwich Village
32 Lindsay Crouse - Places in the Heart
33 Amy Irving - Yentl
34 Jane Fonda - On Golden Pond Jane Fonda - On Golden Pond Jane Fonda is an American actress, writer, political activist, former fashion model and fitness guru.
35 Melinda Dillon - Absence of Malice
36 Kim Stanley - Frances
37 Teri Garr - Tootsie
38 Eva Le Gallienne - Resurrection
39 Diana Scarwid - Inside Moves
40 Cathy Moriarty - Raging Bull
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