1980 (53rd)

  • Eileen Brennan — Private Benjamin {“Captain Doreen Lewis”}
  • Eva Le Gallienne – Resurrection {“Grandma Pearl”}
  • Cathy Moriarty — Raging Bull {“Vicki LaMotta”}
  • Diana Scarwid — Inside Moves {“Louise”}
  • Mary Steenburgen — Melvin and Howard {“Lynda Dummar”}

 

1981 (54th)

  • Melinda Dillon — Absence of Malice {“Teresa”}
  • Jane Fonda — On Golden Pond {“Chelsea Thayer Wayne”}
  • Joan Hackett — Only When I Laugh {“Toby Landau”}
  • Elizabeth McGovern – Ragtime {“Evelyn Nesbit”}
  • Maureen StapletonReds {“Emma Goldman”}

 

1982 (55th)

  • Glenn Close — The World According to Garp {“Jenny Fields”}
  • Teri Garr – Tootsie {“Sandy Lester”}
  • Jessica Lange – Tootsie {“Julie Nichols”}
  • Kim Stanley – Frances {“Lillian Farmer”}
  • Lesley Ann Warren — Victor/Victoria {“Norma”}

 

1983 (56th)

  • Cher – Silkwood {“Dolly Pelliker”}
  • Glenn Close — The Big Chill {“Sarah”}
  • Linda Hunt — The Year of Living Dangerously {“Billy Kwan”}
  • Amy Irving – Yentl {“Hadaas”}
  • Alfre Woodard — Cross Creek {“Geechee”}

 

1984 (57th)

  • Peggy Ashcroft — A Passage to India {“Mrs. Moore”}
  • Glenn Close — The Natural {“Iris”}
  • Lindsay Crouse — Places in the Heart {“Margaret Lomax”}
  • Christine Lahti — Swing Shift {“Hazel Zanussi”}
  • Geraldine Page — The Pope of Greenwich Village {“Mrs. Ritter”}

 

1985 (58th)

  • Margaret Avery — The Color Purple {“Shug Avery”}
  • Anjelica Huston — Prizzi’s Honor {“Maerose Prizzi”}
  • Amy Madigan — Twice in a Lifetime {“Sunny Sobel”}
  • Meg Tilly — Agnes of God {“Sister Agnes”}
  • Oprah Winfrey — The Color Purple {“Sofia”}

 

1986 (59th)

  • Tess Harper — Crimes of the Heart {“Chick Boyle”}
  • Piper Laurie — Children of a Lesser God {“Mrs. Norman”}
  • Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio — The Color of Money {“Carmen”}
  • Maggie Smith — A Room with a View {“Charlotte Bartlett”}
  • Dianne Wiest — Hannah and Her Sisters {“Holly”}

 

1987 (60th)

  • Norma Aleandro — Gaby – A True Story {“Florencia”}
  • Anne Archer — Fatal Attraction {“Beth Gallagher”}
  • Olympia DukakisMoonstruck {“Rose Castorini”}
  • Anne Ramsey — Throw Momma from the Train {“Momma”}
  • Ann Sothern — The Whales of August {“Tisha Doughty”}

 

1988 (61st)

  • Joan Cusack — Working Girl {“Cyn”}
  • Geena Davis — The Accidental Tourist {“Muriel”}
  • Frances McDormand — Mississippi Burning {“Mrs. Pell”}
  • Michelle Pfeiffer — Dangerous Liaisons {“Madame de Tourvel”}
  • Sigourney Weaver — Working Girl {“Katharine Parker”}

 

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