Moreno to DeBose! 39 Oscar Supporting Actress Winners From Broadway

Last updated March 27th, 2022 by BroadwayBox Staff
Moreno to DeBose! 39 Oscar Supporting Actress Winners From …

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The extraordinary Ariana DeBose crowned an astonishing award season with her multiple award wins with the coveted Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for her role as Anita in Steven Spielberg's adaptation of West Side Story.

This win is historic for a number of reasons. The character of Anita in West Side Story has delivered Academy Awards for both actresses who have played the triple threat showstopping role on screen both Ariana and Rita Moreno. The duo are are not only the first women to have won the award for portraying the same role but also the first winners of color to win for the same role. The women join a very short list of Academy Award-winning characters with Marlon Brando and Robert DeNiro's Corleone and Heath Ledger and Joaquin Phoenix's Joker.

With this glorious news for the incredible Ariana DeBose, let's have a look at the Broadway vets who have also won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture from Rita to Ariana. Here are their movie trailers!

1961 - Rita Moreno (West Side Story)

1962 - Patty Duke (The Miracle Worker)

1963 - Margaret Rutherford (The V.I.P.s)

1964 - Lila Kedrova (Zorba the Greek)

1965 - Shelley Winters (A Patch of Blue)

1966 - Sandy Dennis (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?)

1967 - Estelle Parsons (Bonnie and Clyde)

1968 - Ruth Gordon (Rosemary's Baby)

1970 - Helen Hayes (Airport)

1971 - Cloris Leachman (The Last Picture Show)

1972 - Eileen Heckart (Butterflies Are Free)

1974 - Ingrid Bergman (Murder on the Orient Express)

1975 - Lee Grant (Shampoo)

1976 - Beatrice Straight (Network)

1977 - Vanessa Redgrave (Julia)

1978 - Maggie Smith (California Suite)

1979 - Meryl Streep (Kramer vs. Kramer)

1980 - Mary Steenburgen (Melvin and Howard)

1981 - Maureen Stapleton (Reds)

1982 - Jessica Lange (Tootsie)

1983 - Linda Hunt (The Year of Living Dangerously)

1984 - Peggy Ashcroft (A Passage to India)

1985 - Anjelica Huston (Prizzi's Honor)

1987 - Olympia Dukakis (Moonstruck)

1990 - Whoopi Goldberg (Ghost)

1991 - Mercedes Ruehl (The Fisher King)

1992 - Marisa Tomei (My Cousin Vinny)

1994 - Dianne Wiest (Bullets Over Broadway)

1996 - Juliette Binoche (The English Patient)

1998 - Judi Dench (Shakespeare in Love)

2000 - Marcia Gay Harden (Pollock)

2002 - Catherine Zeta-Jones (Chicago)

2004 - Cate Blanchett (The Aviator)

2005 - Rachel Weisz (The Constant Gardener)

2006 - Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls)

2013 - Lupita Nyong'o (12 Years A Slave)

2016 - Viola Davis (Fences)

2017 - Allison Janney (I, Tonya)

2022 - Ariana DeBose (West Side Story)