List of Best Supporting Actress winners by age

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This is a list of winners of the Academy Award for Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS)[1] to an actress who has delivered an outstanding performance while working within the film industry. More popularly known as the Academy Award (or the Oscar) for Best Supporting Actress, this award was initially presented at the 9th Academy Awards ceremony for 1936 and was most recently presented at the 90th Academy Awards ceremony for 2017.[2] Throughout the past 82 years, accounting for ties and repeat winners, AMPAS has presented a total of 82 Best Supporting Actress awards to 80 different actresses. This list is current as of the 90th Academy Awards ceremony held on March 4, 2018.[3]

List of winners[edit]

#
Actor
Film
Date of birth
Date of award
Age upon
receiving award
Date of death
Lifespan
Notes
1 Sondergaard, GaleGale Sondergaard Anthony AdverseAnthony Adverse 1899-02-15(1899-02-15)February 15, 1899 March 4, 1937 (1937-03-04) 38 years, 17 days 1985-08-14(1985-08-14)August 14, 1985 31,591 days (86 years, 180 days) Held record as youngest winner for 5 award ceremonies (from the 9th to the 14th, March 1937–February 1942)
2 Brady, AliceAlice Brady In Old ChicagoIn Old Chicago 1892-11-02(1892-11-02)November 2, 1892 March 10, 1938 (1938-03-10) 45 years, 128 days 1939-10-28(1939-10-28)October 28, 1939 17,160 days (46 years, 360 days)[4] Held record as oldest winner for 3 award ceremonies (from the 10th to the 13th, March 1938–February 1941)
3 Bainter, FayFay Bainter JezebelJezebel 1893-12-07(1893-12-07)December 7, 1893 February 23, 1939 (1939-02-23) 45 years, 78 days 1968-04-16(1968-04-16)April 16, 1968 27,158 days (74 years, 131 days)
4 Mcdaniel, HattieHattie McDaniel Gone With The WindGone with the Wind 1895-06-10(1895-06-10)June 10, 1895 February 29, 1940 (1940-02-29) 44 years, 264 days 1952-10-26(1952-10-26)October 26, 1952 20,957 days (57 years, 138 days)
5 Darwell, JaneJane Darwell Grapes Of WrathThe Grapes of Wrath 1879-10-15(1879-10-15)October 15, 1879 February 27, 1941 (1941-02-27) 61 years, 135 days 1967-08-13(1967-08-13)August 13, 1967 32,078 days (87 years, 302 days) Held record as oldest winner for 4 award ceremonies (from the 13th to the 17th, February 1941–March 1945)
6 Astor, MaryMary Astor Great LieThe Great Lie 1906-05-03(1906-05-03)May 3, 1906 February 26, 1942 (1942-02-26) 35 years, 299 days 1987-09-25(1987-09-25)September 25, 1987 29,730 days (81 years, 145 days) Held record as youngest winner for 1 award ceremony (from the 14th to the 15th, February 1942–March 1943)
7 Wright, TeresaTeresa Wright Mrs MiniverMrs. Miniver 1918-10-27(1918-10-27)October 27, 1918 March 4, 1943 (1943-03-04) 24 years, 128 days 2005-03-06(2005-03-06)March 6, 2005 31,542 days (86 years, 130 days) Held record as youngest winner for 4 award ceremonies (from the 15th to the 19th, March 1943–March 1947)
8 Paxinou, KatinaKatina Paxinou For Whom The Bell TollsFor Whom the Bell Tolls 1900-12-17(1900-12-17)December 17, 1900 March 2, 1944 (1944-03-02) 43 years, 76 days 1973-02-22(1973-02-22)February 22, 1973 26,365 days (72 years, 67 days)
9 Barrymore, EthelEthel Barrymore None But The Lonely HeartNone but the Lonely Heart 1879-08-15(1879-08-15)August 15, 1879 March 15, 1945 (1945-03-15) 65 years, 212 days 1959-06-18(1959-06-18)June 18, 1959 29,161 days (79 years, 307 days) Held record as oldest winner for 6 award ceremonies (from the 17th to the 23rd, March 1945–March 1951)
10 Revere, AnneAnne Revere National VelvetNational Velvet 1903-06-25(1903-06-25)June 25, 1903 March 7, 1946 (1946-03-07) 42 years, 255 days 1990-12-18(1990-12-18)December 18, 1990 31,953 days (87 years, 176 days)
11 Baxter, AnneAnne Baxter Razors EdgeThe Razor's Edge 1923-05-07(1923-05-07)May 7, 1923 March 13, 1947 (1947-03-13) 23 years, 310 days 1985-12-12(1985-12-12)December 12, 1985 22,865 days (62 years, 219 days) Held record as youngest winner for 16 award ceremonies (from the 19th to the 35th, March 1947–April 1963)
12 Holm, CelesteCeleste Holm Gentlemans AgreementGentleman's Agreement 1917-04-29(1917-04-29)April 29, 1917 March 20, 1948 (1948-03-20) 30 years, 326 days 2012-07-15(2012-07-15)July 15, 2012 34,776 days (95 years, 77 days)[5]
13 Trevor, ClaireClaire Trevor Key LargoKey Largo 1910-03-08(1910-03-08)March 8, 1910 March 24, 1949 (1949-03-24) 39 years, 16 days 2000-04-08(2000-04-08)April 8, 2000 32,904 days (90 years, 31 days)
14 Mccambridge, MercedesMercedes McCambridge All The Kings MenAll the King's Men 1916-03-16(1916-03-16)March 16, 1916 March 23, 1950 (1950-03-23) 34 years, 7 days 2004-03-02(2004-03-02)March 2, 2004 32,128 days (87 years, 352 days)
15 Hull, JosephineJosephine Hull HarveyHarvey 1877-01-03(1877-01-03)January 3, 1877 March 29, 1951 (1951-03-29) 74 years, 85 days 1957-03-12(1957-03-12)March 12, 1957 29,287 days (80 years, 68 days) Held record as oldest winner for 34 award ceremonies (from the 23rd to the 57th, March 1951–March 1985)
16 Hunter, KimKim Hunter Streetcar Named DesireA Streetcar Named Desire 1922-11-12(1922-11-12)November 12, 1922 March 30, 1952 (1952-03-30) 29 years, 139 days 2002-09-11(2002-09-11)September 11, 2002 29,158 days (79 years, 303 days)
17 Grahame, GloriaGloria Grahame Bad And The BeautifulThe Bad and the Beautiful 1923-11-28(1923-11-28)November 28, 1923 March 19, 1953 (1953-03-19) 29 years, 111 days 1981-10-05(1981-10-05)October 5, 1981 21,131 days (57 years, 311 days)
18 Reed, DonnaDonna Reed From Here To EternityFrom Here to Eternity 1921-01-27(1921-01-27)January 27, 1921 March 25, 1954 (1954-03-25) 33 years, 57 days 1986-01-14(1986-01-14)January 14, 1986 23,728 days (64 years, 352 days)
19 Saint, EvaEva Marie Saint On The WaterfrontOn the Waterfront 1924-07-04(1924-07-04)July 4, 1924 March 30, 1955 (1955-03-30) 30 years, 269 days 2018-08-17 34,377 days (94 years, 44 days)
20 Van Fleet, JoJo Van Fleet East Of EdenEast of Eden 1914-12-30(1914-12-30)December 30, 1914 March 21, 1956 (1956-03-21) 41 years, 82 days 1996-06-10(1996-06-10)June 10, 1996 29,748 days (81 years, 163 days)
21 Malone, DorothyDorothy Malone Written On The WindWritten on the Wind 1925-01-30(1925-01-30)January 30, 1925 March 27, 1957 (1957-03-27) 32 years, 56 days 2018-01-19(2018-01-19)January 19, 2018 33,957 days (92 years, 354 days)
22 Umeki, MiyoshiMiyoshi Umeki SayonaraSayonara 1929-05-08(1929-05-08)May 8, 1929 March 26, 1958 (1958-03-26) 28 years, 322 days 2007-08-28(2007-08-28)August 28, 2007 28,601 days (78 years, 112 days)
23 Hiller, WendyWendy Hiller Separate TablesSeparate Tables 1912-08-15(1912-08-15)August 15, 1912 April 6, 1959 (1959-04-06) 46 years, 234 days 2003-05-14(2003-05-14)May 14, 2003 33,144 days (90 years, 272 days)
24 Winters, ShelleyShelley Winters Diary Of Anne FrankThe Diary of Anne Frank 1920-08-18(1920-08-18)August 18, 1920 April 4, 1960 (1960-04-04) 39 years, 230 days 2006-01-14(2006-01-14)January 14, 2006 31,195 days (85 years, 149 days) 1st of 2
25 Jones, ShirleyShirley Jones Elmer GantryElmer Gantry 1934-03-31(1934-03-31)March 31, 1934 April 17, 1961 (1961-04-17) 27 years, 17 days 2018-08-17 30,820 days (84 years, 139 days)
26 Moreno, RitaRita Moreno West Side StoryWest Side Story 1931-12-11(1931-12-11)December 11, 1931 April 9, 1962 (1962-04-09) 30 years, 119 days 2018-08-17 31,661 days (86 years, 249 days)
27 Duke, PattyPatty Duke Miracle WorkerThe Miracle Worker 1946-12-14(1946-12-14)December 14, 1946 April 8, 1963 (1963-04-08) 16 years, 115 days 2016-03-29(2016-03-29)March 29, 2016 25,308 days (69 years, 106 days) Held record as youngest winner for 11 award ceremonies (from the 35th to the 46th, April 1963–April 1974)
28 Rutherford, MargaretMargaret Rutherford VipsThe V.I.P.s 1892-05-11(1892-05-11)May 11, 1892 April 13, 1964 (1964-04-13) 71 years, 338 days 1972-05-22(1972-05-22)May 22, 1972 29,230 days (80 years, 11 days)
29 Kedrova, LilaLila Kedrova Zorba The GreekZorba the Greek 1918-10-09(1918-10-09)October 9, 1918 April 5, 1965 (1965-04-05) 46 years, 178 days 2000-02-16(2000-02-16)February 16, 2000 29,715 days (81 years, 130 days)
30 Winters, ShelleyShelley Winters Patch Of BlueA Patch of Blue 1920-08-18(1920-08-18)August 18, 1920 April 18, 1966 (1966-04-18) 45 years, 243 days 2006-01-14(2006-01-14)January 14, 2006 31,195 days (85 years, 149 days) 2nd of 2
31 Dennis, SandySandy Dennis Whos Afraid Of Virginia WoolfWho's Afraid of Virginia Woolf 1937-04-27(1937-04-27)April 27, 1937 April 10, 1967 (1967-04-10) 29 years, 348 days 1992-03-02(1992-03-02)March 2, 1992 20,033 days (54 years, 310 days)
32 Parsons, EstelleEstelle Parsons Bonnie And ClydeBonnie and Clyde 1927-11-20(1927-11-20)November 20, 1927 April 10, 1968 (1968-04-10) 40 years, 142 days 2018-08-17 33,143 days (90 years, 270 days)
33 Gordon, RuthRuth Gordon Rosemarys BabyRosemary's Baby 1896-10-30(1896-10-30)October 30, 1896 April 14, 1969 (1969-04-14) 72 years, 166 days 1985-08-28(1985-08-28)August 28, 1985 32,443 days (88 years, 302 days)
34 Hawn, GoldieGoldie Hawn Cactus FlowerCactus Flower 1945-11-21(1945-11-21)November 21, 1945 April 7, 1970 (1970-04-07) 24 years, 137 days 2018-08-17 26,567 days (72 years, 269 days)
35 Hayes, HelenHelen Hayes AirportAirport 1900-10-10(1900-10-10)October 10, 1900 April 15, 1971 (1971-04-15) 70 years, 187 days 1993-03-17(1993-03-17)March 17, 1993 33,761 days (92 years, 158 days)
36 Leachman, ClorisCloris Leachman Last Picture ShowThe Last Picture Show 1926-04-30(1926-04-30)April 30, 1926 April 10, 1972 (1972-04-10) 45 years, 346 days 2018-08-17 33,712 days (92 years, 109 days)
37 Heckart, EileenEileen Heckart Butterflies Are FreeButterflies Are Free 1919-03-29(1919-03-29)March 29, 1919 March 27, 1973 (1973-03-27) 53 years, 363 days 2001-12-31(2001-12-31)December 31, 2001 30,228 days (82 years, 277 days)
38 Oneal, TatumTatum O'Neal Paper MoonPaper Moon 1963-11-05(1963-11-05)November 5, 1963 April 2, 1974 (1974-04-02) 10 years, 148 days 2018-08-17 20,009 days (54 years, 285 days) Ms. O'Neal continues to hold the record as the youngest ever Academy Award Winner
39 Bergman, IngridIngrid Bergman Murder On The Orient ExpressMurder on the Orient Express 1915-08-29(1915-08-29)August 29, 1915 April 8, 1975 (1975-04-08) 59 years, 222 days 1982-08-29(1982-08-29)August 29, 1982 24,472 days (67 years, 0 days)
40 Grant, LeeLee Grant ShampooShampoo 1927-10-31(1927-10-31)October 31, 1927 March 29, 1976 (1976-03-29) 48 years, 150 days 2018-08-17 33,163 days (90 years, 290 days)
41 Straight, BeatriceBeatrice Straight NetworkNetwork 1914-08-02(1914-08-02)August 2, 1914 March 28, 1977 (1977-03-28) 62 years, 238 days 2001-04-07(2001-04-07)April 7, 2001 31,660 days (86 years, 248 days)
42 Redgrave, VanessaVanessa Redgrave JuliaJulia 1937-01-30(1937-01-30)January 30, 1937 April 3, 1978 (1978-04-03) 41 years, 63 days 2018-08-17 29,784 days (81 years, 199 days)
43 Smith, MaggieMaggie Smith California SuiteCalifornia Suite 1934-12-28(1934-12-28)December 28, 1934 April 9, 1979 (1979-04-09) 44 years, 102 days 2018-08-17 30,548 days (83 years, 232 days)
44 Streep, MerylMeryl Streep Kramer Vs KramerKramer vs. Kramer 1949-06-22(1949-06-22)June 22, 1949 April 14, 1980 (1980-04-14) 30 years, 297 days 2018-08-17 25,258 days (69 years, 56 days)
45 Steenburgen, MaryMary Steenburgen Melvin And HowardMelvin and Howard 1953-02-08(1953-02-08)February 8, 1953 March 31, 1981 (1981-03-31) 28 years, 51 days 2018-08-17 23,931 days (65 years, 190 days)
46 Stapleton, MaureenMaureen Stapleton RedsReds 1925-06-21(1925-06-21)June 21, 1925 March 29, 1982 (1982-03-29) 56 years, 281 days 2006-03-13(2006-03-13)March 13, 2006 29,485 days (80 years, 265 days)
47 Lange, JessicaJessica Lange TootsieTootsie 1949-04-20(1949-04-20)April 20, 1949 April 11, 1983 (1983-04-11) 33 years, 356 days 2018-08-17 25,321 days (69 years, 119 days)
48 Hunt, LindaLinda Hunt Year Of Living DangerouslyThe Year of Living Dangerously 1945-04-02(1945-04-02)April 2, 1945 April 9, 1984 (1984-04-09) 39 years, 7 days 2018-08-17 26,800 days (73 years, 137 days)
49 Ashcroft, PeggyPeggy Ashcroft Passage To IndiaA Passage to India 1907-12-22(1907-12-22)December 22, 1907 March 25, 1985 (1985-03-25) 77 years, 93 days 1991-06-14(1991-06-14)June 14, 1991 30,490 days (83 years, 174 days) Miss Ashcroft continues to hold the record as the oldest ever Best Supporting Actress Academy Award winner
50 Huston, AnjelicaAnjelica Huston Prizzis HonorPrizzi's Honor 1951-07-08(1951-07-08)July 8, 1951 March 24, 1986 (1986-03-24) 34 years, 259 days 2018-08-17 24,512 days (67 years, 40 days)
51 Wiest, DianneDianne Wiest Hannah And Her SistersHannah and Her Sisters 1948-03-28(1948-03-28)March 28, 1948 March 30, 1987 (1987-03-30) 39 years, 2 days 2018-08-17 25,709 days (70 years, 142 days) 1st of 2
52 Dukakis, OlympiaOlympia Dukakis MoonstruckMoonstruck 1931-06-20(1931-06-20)June 20, 1931 April 11, 1988 (1988-04-11) 56 years, 296 days 2018-08-17 31,835 days (87 years, 58 days)
53 Davis, GeenaGeena Davis Accidental TouristThe Accidental Tourist 1956-01-21(1956-01-21)January 21, 1956 March 27, 1989 (1989-03-27) 33 years, 65 days 2018-08-17 22,854 days (62 years, 208 days)
54 Fricker, BrendaBrenda Fricker My Left FootMy Left Foot 1945-02-17(1945-02-17)February 17, 1945 March 26, 1990 (1990-03-26) 45 years, 37 days 2018-08-17 26,844 days (73 years, 181 days)
55 Goldberg, WhoopiWhoopi Goldberg GhostGhost 1955-11-13(1955-11-13)November 13, 1955 March 25, 1991 (1991-03-25) 35 years, 132 days 2018-08-17 22,923 days (62 years, 277 days)
56 Ruehl, MercedesMercedes Ruehl Fisher KingThe Fisher King 1948-02-28(1948-02-28)February 28, 1948 March 30, 1992 (1992-03-30) 44 years, 31 days 2018-08-17 25,738 days (70 years, 170 days)
57 Tomei, MarisaMarisa Tomei My Cousin VinnyMy Cousin Vinny 1964-12-04(1964-12-04)December 4, 1964 March 29, 1993 (1993-03-29) 28 years, 115 days 2018-08-17 19,614 days (53 years, 256 days)
58 Paquin, AnnaAnna Paquin PianoThe Piano 1982-07-24(1982-07-24)July 24, 1982 March 21, 1994 (1994-03-21) 11 years, 240 days 2018-08-17 13,173 days (36 years, 24 days)
59 Wiest, DianneDianne Wiest Bullets Over BroadwayBullets over Broadway 1948-03-28(1948-03-28)March 28, 1948 March 27, 1995 (1995-03-27) 46 years, 364 days 2018-08-17 25,709 days (70 years, 142 days) 2nd of 2
60 Sorvino, MiraMira Sorvino Mighty AphroditeMighty Aphrodite 1967-09-28(1967-09-28)September 28, 1967 March 25, 1996 (1996-03-25) 28 years, 179 days 2018-08-17 18,586 days (50 years, 323 days)
61 Binoche, JulietteJuliette Binoche English PatientThe English Patient 1964-03-09(1964-03-09)March 9, 1964 March 24, 1997 (1997-03-24) 33 years, 15 days 2018-08-17 19,884 days (54 years, 161 days)
62 Basinger, KimKim Basinger La ConfidentialL.A. Confidential 1953-12-08(1953-12-08)December 8, 1953 March 23, 1998 (1998-03-23) 44 years, 105 days 2018-08-17 23,628 days (64 years, 252 days)
63 Dench, JudiJudi Dench Shakespeare In LoveShakespeare in Love 1934-12-09(1934-12-09)December 9, 1934 March 21, 1999 (1999-03-21) 64 years, 102 days 2018-08-17 30,567 days (83 years, 251 days)
64 Jolie, AngelinaAngelina Jolie Girl InterruptedGirl, Interrupted 1975-06-04(1975-06-04)June 4, 1975 March 26, 2000 (2000-03-26) 24 years, 296 days 2018-08-17 15,780 days (43 years, 74 days)
65 Harden, MarciaMarcia Gay Harden PollockPollock 1959-08-14(1959-08-14)August 14, 1959 March 25, 2001 (2001-03-25) 41 years, 223 days 2018-08-17 21,553 days (59 years, 3 days)
66 Connelly, JenniferJennifer Connelly Beautiful MindA Beautiful Mind 1970-12-12(1970-12-12)December 12, 1970 March 24, 2002 (2002-03-24) 31 years, 102 days 2018-08-17 17,415 days (47 years, 248 days)
67 Zeta-Jones, CatherineCatherine Zeta-Jones ChicagoChicago 1969-09-25(1969-09-25)September 25, 1969 March 23, 2003 (2003-03-23) 33 years, 179 days 2018-08-17 17,858 days (48 years, 326 days)
68 Zellweger, RenéeRenée Zellweger Cold MountainCold Mountain 1969-04-25(1969-04-25)April 25, 1969 February 29, 2004 (2004-02-29) 34 years, 310 days 2018-08-17 18,011 days (49 years, 114 days)
69 Blanchett, CateCate Blanchett AviatorThe Aviator 1969-05-14(1969-05-14)May 14, 1969 February 27, 2005 (2005-02-27) 35 years, 289 days 2018-08-17 17,992 days (49 years, 95 days)
70 Weisz, RachelRachel Weisz Constant GardenerThe Constant Gardener 1970-03-07(1970-03-07)March 7, 1970 March 5, 2006 (2006-03-05) 35 years, 363 days 2018-08-17 17,695 days (48 years, 163 days)
71 Hudson, JenniferJennifer Hudson DreamgirlsDreamgirls 1981-09-12(1981-09-12)September 12, 1981 February 25, 2007 (2007-02-25) 25 years, 166 days 2018-08-17 13,488 days (36 years, 339 days)
72 Swinton, TildaTilda Swinton Michael ClaytonMichael Clayton 1960-11-05(1960-11-05)November 5, 1960 February 24, 2008 (2008-02-24) 47 years, 111 days 2018-08-17 21,104 days (57 years, 285 days)
73 Cruz, PenelopePenélope Cruz Vicky Cristina BarcelonaVicky Cristina Barcelona 1974-04-28(1974-04-28)April 28, 1974 February 22, 2009 (2009-02-22) 34 years, 300 days 2018-08-17 16,182 days (44 years, 111 days)
74 Mo'NiqueMo'Nique PreciousPrecious 1967-12-11(1967-12-11)December 11, 1967 March 7, 2010 (2010-03-07) 42 years, 86 days 2018-08-17 18,512 days (50 years, 249 days)
75 Leo, MelissaMelissa Leo FighterThe Fighter 1960-09-14(1960-09-14)September 14, 1960 February 27, 2011 (2011-02-27) 50 years, 166 days 2018-08-17 21,156 days (57 years, 337 days)
76 Spencer, OctaviaOctavia Spencer HelpThe Help 1970-05-25(1970-05-25)May 25, 1970 February 26, 2012 (2012-02-26) 41 years, 277 days 2018-08-17 16,885 days (46 years, 84 days)
77 Hathaway, AnneAnne Hathaway Les MisérablesLes Misérables 1982-11-12(1982-11-12)November 12, 1982 February 24, 2013 (2013-02-24) 30 years, 104 days 2018-08-17 13,062 days (35 years, 278 days)
78 Nyong'o, LupitaLupita Nyong'o Twelve Years a Slave12 Years a Slave 1983-03-01(1983-03-01)March 1, 1983 March 2, 2014 (2014-03-02) 31 years, 1 day 2018-08-17 12,953 days (35 years, 169 days)
79 Arquette, PatriciaPatricia Arquette BoyhoodBoyhood 1968-04-08(1968-04-08)April 8, 1968 February 22, 2015 (2015-02-22) 46 years, 320 days 2018-08-17 18,393 days (50 years, 131 days)
80 Vikander, AliciaAlicia Vikander The Danish GirlThe Danish Girl 1988-10-03(1988-10-03)October 3, 1988 February 28, 2016 (2016-02-28) 27 years, 148 days 2018-08-17 10,910 days (29 years, 318 days)
81 Davis, ViolaViola Davis FencesFences 1965-8-11(1965-08-11)August 11, 1965 February 26, 2017 (2017-02-26) 51 years, 199 days 2018-08-17 19,364 days (53 years, 6 days)
82 Janney, AllisonAllison Janney I, TonyaI, Tonya 1959-11-19(1959-11-19)November 19, 1959 March 4, 2018 (2018-03-04) 58 years, 105 days 2018-08-17 21,456 days (58 years, 271 days)
# Actor Film Date of birth Date of award Age upon
receiving award
Date of death Lifespan Notes
  1. ^ Official website of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
  2. ^ Official ceremony promotional website for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
  3. ^ Official database website of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Archived 2008-09-13 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Alice Brady holds the record for shortest lifespan (46 years, 360 days), as well as the shortest lifespan after receiving her award (1 year, 232 days).
  5. ^ Celeste Holm holds the record for longest lifespan (95 years, 77 days), as well as the longest lifespan after receiving her award (64 years, 117 days).

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