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 Dukakis – Moonstruck {“Rose Castorini”}

Anne Ramsey — Throw Momma from the Train {“Momma”}

Ann Sothern — The Whales of August {“Tisha Doughty”}