Academy Award for Best Actor (Nominees and Winners)

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  • 1928
  • Emil Jannings - The Last Command / The Way of All Flesh
  • Richard Barthelmess - The Noose / The Patent Leather Kid
  • Charlie Chaplin - The Circus

  • 1929
  • Warner Baxter - In Old Arizona
  • George Bancroft - Thunderbolt
  • Chester Morris - Alibi
  • Paul Muni - The Valiant
  • Lewis Stone - The Patriot

  • 1930
  • George Arliss - Disraeli
  • George Arliss - The Green Goddess
  • Wallace Beery - The Big House
  • Maurice Chevalier - The Big Pond / The Love Parade
  • Ronald Colman - Bulldog Drummond / Condemned
  • Lawrence Tibbett - The Rogue Song

  • 1931
  • Lionel Barrymore - A Free Soul
  • Adolphe Menjou - The Front Page
  • Jackie Cooper - Skippy
  • Richard Dix - Cimarron
  • Fredric March - The Royal Family of Broadway

  • 1932
  • Fredric March - Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • Wallace Beery - The Champ
  • Alfred Lunt - The Guardsman

  • 1933
  • Charles Laughton - The Private Life of Henry VIII
  • Leslie Howard - Berkeley Square
  • Paul Muni - I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang

  • 1934
  • Clark Gable - It Happened One Night
  • Frank Morgan - The Affairs of Cellini
  • William Powell - The Thin Man

  • 1935
  • Victor McLaglen - The Informer
  • Clark Gable - Mutiny on the Bounty
  • Charles Laughton - Mutiny on the Bounty
  • Franchot Tone - Mutiny on the Bounty

  • 1936
  • Paul Muni - The Story of Louis Pasteur
  • Gary Cooper - Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
  • Walter Huston - Dodsworth
  • William Powell - My Man Godfrey
  • Spencer Tracy - San Francisco

  • 1937
  • Spencer Tracy - Captains Courageous
  • Charles Boyer - Conquest
  • Fredric March - A Star Is Born
  • Robert Montgomery - Night Must Fall
  • Paul Muni - The Life of Emile Zola

  • 1938
  • Spencer Tracy - Boys Town
  • Charles Boyer - Algiers
  • James Cagney - Angels with Dirty Faces
  • Robert Donat - The Citadel
  • Leslie Howard - Pygmalion

  • 1939
  • Robert Donat - Goodbye, Mr. Chips
  • Clark Gable - Gone with the Wind
  • Laurence Olivier - Wuthering Heights
  • Mickey Rooney - Babes in Arms
  • James Stewart - Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

  • 1940
  • James Stewart - The Philadelphia Story
  • Charlie Chaplin - The Great Dictator
  • Henry Fonda - The Grapes of Wrath
  • Raymond Massey - Abe Lincoln in Illinois
  • Laurence Olivier - Rebecca

  • 1941
  • Gary Cooper - Sergeant York
  • Cary Grant - Penny Serenade
  • Walter Huston - All That Money Can Buy
  • Robert Montgomery - Here Comes Mr. Jordan
  • Orson Welles - Citizen Kane

  • 1942
  • James Cagney - Yankee Doodle Dandy
  • Ronald Colman - Random Harvest
  • Gary Cooper - The Pride of the Yankees
  • Walter Pidgeon - Mrs. Miniver
  • Monty Woolley - The Pied Piper

  • 1943
  • Paul Lukas - Watch on the Rhine
  • Humphrey Bogart - Casablanca
  • Gary Cooper - For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • Walter Pidgeon - Madame Curie
  • Mickey Rooney - The Human Comedy

  • 1944
  • Bing Crosby - Going My Way
  • Charles Boyer - Gaslight
  • Barry Fitzgerald - Going My Way
  • Cary Grant - None but the Lonely Heart
  • Alexander Knox - Wilson

  • 1945
  • Ray Milland - The Lost Weekend
  • Bing Crosby - The Bells of St. Mary's
  • Gene Kelly - Anchors Aweigh
  • Gregory Peck - The Keys of the Kingdom
  • Cornel Wilde - A Song to Remember

  • 1946
  • Fredric March - The Best Years of Our Lives
  • Laurence Olivier - Henry V
  • Larry Parks - The Jolson Story
  • Gregory Peck - The Yearling
  • James Stewart - It's a Wonderful Life

  • 1947
  • Ronald Colman - A Double Life
  • John Garfield - Body and Soul
  • Gregory Peck - Gentleman's Agreement
  • Michael Redgrave - Mourning Becomes Electra
  • William Powell - Life with Father

  • 1948
  • Laurence Olivier - Hamlet
  • Lew Ayres - Johnny Belinda
  • Montgomery Clift - The Search
  • Dan Dailey - When My Baby Smiles at Me
  • Clifton Webb - Sitting Pretty

  • 1949
  • Broderick Crawford - All the King's Men
  • Kirk Douglas - Champion
  • Gregory Peck - Twelve O'Clock High
  • Richard Todd - The Hasty Heart
  • John Wayne - Sands of Iwo Jima

  • 1950
  • José Ferrer - Cyrano de Bergerac
  • Louis Calhern - The Magnificent Yankee
  • William Holden - Sunset Boulevard
  • James Stewart - Harvey
  • Spencer Tracy - Father of the Bride

  • 1951
  • Humphrey Bogart - The African Queen
  • Marlon Brando - A Streetcar Named Desire
  • Montgomery Clift - A Place in the Sun
  • Arthur Kennedy - Bright Victory
  • Fredric March - Death of a Salesman

  • 1952
  • Gary Cooper - High Noon
  • Marlon Brando - Viva Zapata!
  • Kirk Douglas - The Bad and the Beautiful
  • José Ferrer - Moulin Rouge
  • Alec Guinness - The Lavender Hill Mob

  • 1953
  • William Holden - Stalag 17
  • Marlon Brando - Julius Caesar
  • Richard Burton - The Robe
  • Montgomery Clift - From Here to Eternity
  • Burt Lancaster - From Here to Eternity

  • 1954
  • Marlon Brando - On the Waterfront
  • Humphrey Bogart - The Caine Mutiny
  • Bing Crosby - The Country Girl
  • James Mason - A Star Is Born
  • Dan O'Herlihy - The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

  • 1955
  • Ernest Borgnine - Marty
  • James Cagney - Love Me or Leave Me
  • James Dean - East of Eden
  • Frank Sinatra - The Man with the Golden Arm
  • Spencer Tracy - Bad Day at Black Rock

  • 1956
  • Yul Brynner - The King and I
  • James Dean - Giant
  • Kirk Douglas - Lust for Life
  • Rock Hudson - Giant
  • Laurence Olivier - Richard III

  • 1957
  • Alec Guinness - The Bridge on the River Kwai
  • Marlon Brando - Sayonara
  • Anthony Franciosa - A Hatful of Rain
  • Charles Laughton - Witness for the Prosecution
  • Anthony Quinn - Wild Is the Wind

  • 1958
  • David Niven - Separate Tables
  • Tony Curtis - The Defiant Ones
  • Paul Newman - Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
  • Sidney Poitier - The Defiant Ones
  • Spencer Tracy - The Old Man and the Sea

  • 1959
  • Charlton Heston - Ben-Hur
  • Laurence Harvey - Room at the Top
  • Jack Lemmon - Some Like It Hot
  • Paul Muni - The Last Angry Man
  • James Stewart - Anatomy of a Murder

  • 1960
  • Burt Lancaster - Elmer Gantry
  • Trevor Howard - Sons and Lovers
  • Jack Lemmon - The Apartment
  • Laurence Olivier - The Entertainer
  • Spencer Tracy - Inherit the Wind

  • 1961
  • Maximilian Schell - Judgment at Nuremberg
  • Charles Boyer - Fanny
  • Paul Newman - The Hustler
  • Spencer Tracy - Judgment at Nuremberg
  • Stuart Whitman - The Mark

  • 1962
  • Gregory Peck - To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Burt Lancaster - Birdman of Alcatraz
  • Jack Lemmon - Days of Wine and Roses
  • Marcello Mastroianni - Divorce, Italian Style
  • Peter O'Toole - Lawrence of Arabia

  • 1963
  • Sidney Poitier - Lilies of the Field
  • Albert Finney - Tom Jones
  • Richard Harris - This Sporting Life
  • Rex Harrison - Cleopatra
  • Paul Newman - Hud

  • 1964
  • Rex Harrison - My Fair Lady
  • Richard Burton - Becket
  • Peter O'Toole - Becket
  • Anthony Quinn - Zorba the Greek
  • Peter Sellers - Dr. Strangelove or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

  • 1965
  • Lee Marvin - Cat Ballou
  • Richard Burton - The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
  • Laurence Olivier - Othello
  • Rod Steiger - The Pawnbroker
  • Oskar Werner - Ship of Fools

  • 1966
  • Paul Scofield - A Man for All Seasons
  • Alan Arkin - The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming
  • Richard Burton - Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • Michael Caine - Alfie
  • Steve McQueen - The Sand Pebbles

  • 1967
  • Rod Steiger - In the Heat of the Night
  • Warren Beatty - Bonnie and Clyde
  • Dustin Hoffman - The Graduate
  • Paul Newman - Cool Hand Luke
  • Spencer Tracy - Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

  • 1968
  • Cliff Robertson - Charly
  • Alan Arkin - The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
  • Alan Bates - The Fixer
  • Ron Moody - Oliver!
  • Peter O'Toole - The Lion in Winter

  • 1969
  • John Wayne - True Grit
  • Richard Burton - Anne of the Thousand Days
  • Dustin Hoffman - Midnight Cowboy
  • Peter O'Toole - Goodbye, Mr. Chips
  • Jon Voight - Midnight Cowboy

  • 1970
  • George C. Scott - Patton
  • Melvyn Douglas - I Never Sang for My Father
  • James Earl Jones - The Great White Hope
  • Jack Nicholson - Five Easy Pieces
  • Ryan O'Neal - Love Story

  • 1971
  • Gene Hackman - The French Connection
  • Peter Finch - Sunday Bloody Sunday
  • Walter Matthau - Kotch
  • George C. Scott - The Hospital
  • Topol - Fiddler on the Roof

  • 1972
  • Marlon Brando - The Godfather
  • Michael Caine - Sleuth
  • Laurence Olivier - Sleuth
  • Peter O'Toole - The Ruling Class
  • Paul Winfield - Sounder

  • 1973
  • Jack Lemmon - Save the Tiger
  • Marlon Brando - Last Tango in Paris
  • Jack Nicholson - The Last Detail
  • Al Pacino - Serpico
  • Robert Redford - The Sting

  • 1974
  • Art Carney - Harry and Tonto
  • Albert Finney - Murder on the Orient Express
  • Dustin Hoffman - Lenny
  • Jack Nicholson - Chinatown
  • Al Pacino - The Godfather, Part II

  • 1975
  • Jack Nicholson - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • Walter Matthau - The Sunshine Boys
  • Al Pacino - Dog Day Afternoon
  • Maximilian Schell - The Man in the Glass Booth
  • James Whitmore - Give 'em Hell, Harry!

  • 1976
  • Peter Finch - Network
  • Robert De Niro - Taxi Driver
  • Giancarlo Giannini - Seven Beauties
  • William Holden - Network
  • Sylvester Stallone - Rocky

  • 1977
  • Richard Dreyfuss - The Goodbye Girl
  • Woody Allen - Annie Hall
  • Richard Burton - Equus
  • Marcello Mastroianni - A Special Day
  • John Travolta - Saturday Night Fever

  • 1978
  • Jon Voight - Coming Home
  • Warren Beatty - Heaven Can Wait
  • Gary Busey - The Buddy Holly Story
  • Robert De Niro - The Deer Hunter
  • Laurence Olivier - The Boys from Brazil

  • 1979
  • Dustin Hoffman - Kramer vs. Kramer
  • Jack Lemmon - The China Syndrome
  • Roy Scheider - All That Jazz
  • Peter Sellers - Being There
  • Al Pacino - ...And Justice for All

  • 1980
  • Robert De Niro - Raging Bull
  • Robert Duvall - The Great Santini
  • John Hurt - The Elephant Man
  • Jack Lemmon - Tribute
  • Peter O'Toole - The Stunt Man

  • 1981
  • Henry Fonda - On Golden Pond
  • Warren Beatty - Reds
  • Burt Lancaster - Atlantic City
  • Dudley Moore - Arthur
  • Paul Newman - Absence of Malice

  • 1982
  • Ben Kingsley - Gandhi
  • Dustin Hoffman - Tootsie
  • Jack Lemmon - Missing
  • Paul Newman - The Verdict
  • Peter O'Toole - My Favorite Year

  • 1983
  • Robert Duvall - Tender Mercies
  • Michael Caine - Educating Rita
  • Tom Conti - Reuben, Reuben
  • Tom Courtenay - The Dresser
  • Albert Finney - The Dresser

  • 1984
  • F. Murray Abraham - Amadeus
  • Jeff Bridges - Starman
  • Albert Finney - Under the Volcano
  • Tom Hulce - Amadeus
  • Sam Waterston - The Killing Fields

  • 1985
  • William Hurt - Kiss of the Spider Woman
  • Harrison Ford - Witness
  • James Garner - Murphy's Romance
  • Jack Nicholson - Prizzi's Honor
  • Jon Voight - Runaway Train

  • 1986
  • Paul Newman - The Color of Money
  • Dexter Gordon - 'Round Midnight
  • Bob Hoskins - Mona Lisa
  • William Hurt - Children of a Lesser God
  • James Woods - Salvador

  • 1987
  • Michael Douglas - Wall Street
  • William Hurt - Broadcast News
  • Marcello Mastroianni - Dark Eyes
  • Jack Nicholson - Ironweed
  • Robin Williams - Good Morning, Vietnam

  • 1988
  • Dustin Hoffman - Rain Man
  • Gene Hackman - Mississippi Burning
  • Tom Hanks - Big
  • Edward James Olmos - Stand and Deliver
  • Max von Sydow - Pelle the Conqueror

  • 1989
  • Daniel Day-Lewis - My Left Foot
  • Kenneth Branagh - Henry V
  • Tom Cruise - Born on the Fourth of July
  • Morgan Freeman - Driving Miss Daisy
  • Robin Williams - Dead Poets Society

  • 1990
  • Jeremy Irons - Reversal of Fortune
  • Kevin Costner - Dances with Wolves
  • Robert De Niro - Awakenings
  • Gerard Depardieu - Cyrano de Bergerac
  • Richard Harris - The Field

  • 1991
  • Anthony Hopkins - The Silence of the Lambs
  • Warren Beatty - Bugsy
  • Robert De Niro - Cape Fear
  • Nick Nolte - The Prince of Tides
  • Robin Williams - The Fisher King

  • 1992
  • Al Pacino - Scent of a Woman
  • Robert Downey Jr. - Chaplin
  • Clint Eastwood - Unforgiven
  • Stephen Rea - The Crying Game
  • Denzel Washington - Malcolm X

  • 1993
  • Tom Hanks - Philadelphia
  • Laurence Fishburne - What's Love Got to Do with It?
  • Anthony Hopkins - The Remains of the Day
  • Daniel Day-Lewis - In the Name of the Father
  • Liam Neeson - Schindler's List

  • 1994
  • Tom Hanks - Forrest Gump
  • Morgan Freeman - The Shawshank Redemption
  • Nigel Hawthorne - The Madness of King George
  • Paul Newman - Nobody's Fool
  • John Travolta - Pulp Fiction

  • 1995
  • Nicolas Cage - Leaving Las Vegas
  • Richard Dreyfuss - Mr. Holland's Opus
  • Anthony Hopkins - Nixon
  • Sean Penn - Dead Man Walking
  • Massimo Troisi - Il Postino

  • 1996
  • Geoffrey Rush - Shine
  • Tom Cruise - Jerry Maguire
  • Ralph Fiennes - The English Patient
  • Woody Harrelson - The People vs. Larry Flynt
  • Billy Bob Thornton - Sling Blade

  • 1997
  • Jack Nicholson - As Good as It Gets
  • Matt Damon - Good Will Hunting
  • Robert Duvall - The Apostle
  • Peter Fonda - Ulee's Gold
  • Dustin Hoffman - Wag the Dog

  • 1998
  • Roberto Benigni - Life Is Beautiful
  • Tom Hanks - Saving Private Ryan
  • Ian McKellen - Gods and Monsters
  • Nick Nolte - Affliction
  • Edward Norton - American History X

  • 1999
  • Kevin Spacey - American Beauty
  • Russell Crowe - The Insider
  • Richard Farnsworth - The Straight Story
  • Sean Penn - Sweet and Lowdown
  • Denzel Washington -The Hurricane

  • 2000
  • Russell Crowe - Gladiator
  • Javier Bardem - Before Night Falls
  • Tom Hanks - Cast Away
  • Ed Harris - Pollock
  • Geoffrey Rush - Quills

  • 2001
  • Denzel Washington - Training Day
  • Russell Crowe - A Beautiful Mind
  • Sean Penn - I Am Sam
  • Will Smith - Ali
  • Tom Wilkinson - In the Bedroom

  • 2002
  • Adrien Brody - The Pianist
  • Nicolas Cage - Adaptation.
  • Daniel Day-Lewis - Gangs of New York
  • Michael Caine - The Quiet American
  • Jack Nicholson - About Schmidt

  • 2003
  • Sean Penn - Mystic River
  • Johnny Depp - Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
  • Ben Kingsley - House of Sand and Fog
  • Jude Law - Cold Mountain
  • Bill Murray - Lost in Translation

  • 2004
  • Jamie Foxx - Ray
  • Don Cheadle - Hotel Rwanda
  • Johnny Depp - Finding Neverland
  • Leonardo DiCaprio - The Aviator
  • Clint Eastwood - Million Dollar Baby

  • 2005
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman - Capote
  • Terrence Howard - Hustle & Flow
  • Heath Ledger - Brokeback Mountain
  • Joaquin Phoenix - Walk the Line
  • David Strathairn - Good Night, and Good Luck.

  • 2006
  • Forest Whitaker -- The Last King of Scotland
  • Leonardo DiCaprio -- Blood Diamond
  • Ryan Gosling -- Half Nelson
  • Peter O'Toole -- Venus
  • Will Smith -- The Pursuit of Happyness

  • 2007
  • Daniel Day-Lewis - There Will Be Blood
  • George Clooney - Michael Clayton
  • Johnny Depp - Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
  • Tommy Lee Jones - In the Valley of Elah
  • Viggo Mortensen - Eastern Promises

  • 2008
  • Sean Penn – Milk
  • Richard Jenkins – The Visitor
  • Frank Langella - Frost/Nixon
  • Brad Pitt – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Mickey Rourke – The Wrestler

  • 2009
  • Jeff Bridges - Crazy Heart
  • George Clooney - Up in the Air
  • Colin Firth - A Single Man
  • Morgan Freeman – Invictus
  • Jeremy Renner - The Hurt Locker

  • 2010
  • Colin Firth - The King's Speech
  • Javier Bardem - Biutiful
  • Jeff Bridges - True Grit
  • Jesse Eisenberg - The Social Network
  • James Franco - 127 Hours

  • 2011
  • Jean Dujardin – The Artist
  • Demián Bichir – A Better Life
  • George Clooney – The Descendants
  • Gary Oldman – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
  • Brad Pitt – Moneyball

  • 2012
  • Daniel Day-Lewis - Lincoln
  • Bradley Cooper - Silver Linings Playbook
  • Hugh Jackman -Les Misérables
  • Joaquin Phoenix - The Master
  • Denzel Washington - United States Flight

  • 2013
  • Matthew McConaughey – Dallas Buyers Club
  • Christian Bale – American Hustle
  • Bruce Dern – Nebraska
  • Leonardo DiCaprio – The Wolf of Wall Street
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years a Slave