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Best Actor Award Winners


A chart of various yearly Best Actor award winners going back to 1975.

Best Picture

Best Actor

Best Actress

Best Director

Best Cinematography

Best Animated Feature

Year
Academy Award
Golden Globe
(Drama)
Golden Globe
(Mus/Com)
SAG
BAFTA
NYFCC
LAFCA
NBR
Critics' Choice
2016
Casey Affleck
Manchester by the Sea
Casey Affleck
Manchester by the Sea
Ryan Gosling
La La Land
Denzel Washington
Fences
Casey Affleck
Manchester by the Sea
Casey Affleck
Manchester by the Sea
Adam Driver
Paterson
Casey Affleck
Manchester by the Sea
Casey Affleck
Manchester by the Sea
2015
Leonardo DiCaprio
The Revenant
Leonardo DiCaprio
The Revenant
Matt Damon
The Martian
Leonardo DiCaprio
The Revenant
Leonardo DiCaprio
The Revenant
Michael Keaton
Spotlight
Michael Fassbender
Steve Jobs
Matt Damon
The Martian
Leonardo DiCaprio
The Revenant
2014
Eddie Redmayne
The Theory of
Everything
Eddie Redmayne
The Theory of
Everything
Michael Keaton
Birdman
Eddie Redmayne
The Theory of
Everything
Eddie Redmayne
The Theory of
Everything
Timothy Spall
Mr. Turner
Tom Hardy
Locke
Oscar Isaac
A Most Violent Year /
Michael Keaton
Birdman
Michael Keaton
Birdman
2013
Matthew McConaughey
Dallas Buyers Club
Matthew McConaughey
Dallas Buyers Club
Leonardo DiCaprio
The Wolf of Wall Street
Matthew McConaughey
Dallas Buyers Club
Chiwetel Ejiofor
12 Years a Slave
Robert Redford
All is Lost
Bruce Dern
Nebraska
Bruce Dern
Nebraska
Matthew McConaughey
Dallas Buyers Club
2012
Daniel Day-Lewis
Lincoln
Daniel Day-Lewis
Lincoln
Hugh Jackman
Les Misérables
Daniel Day-Lewis
Lincoln
Daniel Day-Lewis
Lincoln
Daniel Day-Lewis
Lincoln
Joaquin Phoenix
The Master
Bradley Cooper
Silver Linings Playbook
Daniel Day-Lewis
Lincoln
2011
Jean Dujardin
The Artist
George Clooney
The Descendants
Jean Dujardin
The Artist
Jean Dujardin
The Artist
Jean Dujardin
The Artist
Brad Pitt
Moneyball /
The Tree of Life
Michael Fassbender
A Dangerous Method /
Jane Eyre /
Shame /
X-Men: First Class
George Clooney
The Descendants
George Clooney
The Descendants
2010
Colin Firth
The King's Speech
Colin Firth
The King's Speech
Paul Giamatti
Barney's Version
Colin Firth
The King's Speech
Colin Firth
The King's Speech
Colin Firth
The King's Speech
Colin Firth
The King's Speech
Jesse Eisenberg
The Social Network
Colin Firth
The King's Speech
2009
Jeff Bridges
Crazy Heart
Jeff Bridges
Crazy Heart
Robert Downey, Jr.
Sherlock Holmes
Jeff Bridges
Crazy Heart
Colin Firth
A Single Man
George Clooney
Fantastic Mr. Fox /
Up in the Air
Jeff Bridges
Crazy Heart
George Clooney
Up in the Air /
Morgan Freeman
Invictus
Jeff Bridges
Crazy Heart
2008
Sean Penn
Milk
Mickey Rourke
The Wrestler
Colin Farrell
In Bruges
Sean Penn
Milk
Mickey Rourke
The Wrestler
Sean Penn
Milk
Sean Penn
Milk
Clint Eastwood
Gran Torino
Sean Penn
Milk
2007
Daniel Day-Lewis
There Will Be Blood
Daniel Day-Lewis
There Will Be Blood
Johnny Depp
Sweeney Todd
Daniel Day-Lewis
There Will Be Blood
Daniel Day-Lewis
There Will Be Blood
Daniel Day-Lewis
There Will Be Blood
Daniel Day-Lewis
There Will Be Blood
George Clooney
Michael Clayton
Daniel Day-Lewis
There Will Be Blood
2006
Forest Whitaker
The Last King of
Scotland
Forest Whitaker
The Last King of
Scotland
Sacha Baron Cohen
Borat
Forest Whitaker
The Last King of
Scotland
Forest Whitaker
The Last King of
Scotland
Forest Whitaker
The Last King of
Scotland
Sacha Baron Cohen
Borat /
Forest Whitaker
The Last King of
Scotland
Forest Whitaker
The Last King of
Scotland
Forest Whitaker
The Last King of
Scotland
2005
Philip Seymour
Hoffman
Capote
Philip Seymour
Hoffman
Capote
Joaquin Phoenix
Walk the Line
Philip Seymour
Hoffman
Capote
Philip Seymour
Hoffman
Capote
Heath Ledger
Brokeback Mountain
Philip Seymour
Hoffman
Capote
Philip Seymour
Hoffman
Capote
Philip Seymour
Hoffman
Capote
2004
Jamie Foxx
Ray
Leonardo DiCaprio
The Aviator
Jamie Foxx
Ray
Jamie Foxx
Ray
Jamie Foxx
Ray
Paul Giamatti
Sideways
Liam Neeson
Kinsey
Jamie Foxx
Ray
Jamie Foxx
Ray
2003
Sean Penn
Mystic River
Sean Penn
Mystic River
Bill Murray
Lost in Translation
Johnny Depp
Pirates of the
Caribbean
Bill Murray
Lost in Translation
Bill Murray
Lost in Translation
Bill Murray
Lost in Translation
Sean Penn
21 Grams /
Mystic River
Sean Penn
Mystic River
2002
Adrien Brody
The Pianist
Jack Nicholson
About Schmidt
Richard Gere
Chicago
Daniel Day-Lewis
Gangs of New York
Daniel Day-Lewis
Gangs of New York
Daniel Day-Lewis
Gangs of New York
Daniel Day-Lewis
Gangs of New York /
Jack Nicholson
About Schmidt
Campbell Scott
Roger Dodger
Daniel Day-Lewis
Gangs of New York /
Jack Nicholson
About Schmidt
2001
Denzel Washington
Training Day
Russell Crowe
A Beautiful Mind
Gene Hackman
The Royal
Tenenbaums
Russell Crowe
A Beautiful Mind
Russell Crowe
A Beautiful Mind
Tom Wilkinson
In the Bedroom
Denzel Washington
Training Day
Billy Bob Thornton
Bandits /
The Man Who
Wasn't There /
Monster's Ball
Russell Crowe
A Beautiful Mind
2000
Russell Crowe
Gladiator
Tom Hanks
Cast Away
George Clooney
O Brother, Where
Art Thou?
Benicio del Toro
Traffic
Jamie Bell
Billy Elliot
Tom Hanks
Cast Away
Michael Douglas
Wonder Boys
Javier Bardem
Before Night Falls
Russell Crowe
Gladiator
1999
Kevin Spacey
American Beauty
Denzel Washington
The Hurricane
Jim Carrey
Man on the Moon
Kevin Spacey
American Beauty
Kevin Spacey
American Beauty
Richard Farnsworth
The Straight Story
Russell Crowe
The Insider
Russell Crowe
The Insider
Russell Crowe
The Insider
1998
Roberto Benigni
Life is Beautiful
Jim Carrey
The Truman Show
Michael Caine
Little Voice
Roberto Benigni
Life is Beautiful
Roberto Benigni
Life is Beautiful
Nick Nolte
Affliction
Ian McKellen
Gods and Monsters
Ian McKellen
Gods and Monsters
Ian McKellen
Gods and Monsters
1997
Jack Nicholson
As Good as It Gets
Peter Fonda
Ulee's Gold
Jack Nicholson
As Good as It Gets
Jack Nicholson
As Good as It Gets
Robert Carlyle
The Full Monty
Peter Fonda
Ulee's Gold
Robert Duvall
The Apostle
Jack Nicholson
As Good as It Gets
Jack Nicholson
As Good as It Gets
1996
Geoffrey Rush
Shine
Geoffrey Rush
Shine
Tom Cruise
Jerry Maguire
Geoffrey Rush
Shine
Geoffrey Rush
Shine
Geoffrey Rush
Shine
Geoffrey Rush
Shine
Tom Cruise
Jerry Maguire
Geoffrey Rush
Shine
1995
Nicolas Cage
Leaving Las Vegas
Nicolas Cage
Leaving Las Vegas
John Travolta
Get Shorty
Nicolas Cage
Leaving Las Vegas
Nigel Hawthorne
The Madness of
King George *
Nicolas Cage
Leaving Las Vegas
Nicolas Cage
Leaving Las Vegas
Nicolas Cage
Leaving Las Vegas
Kevin Bacon
Murder in the First
1994
Tom Hanks
Forrest Gump
Tom Hanks
Forrest Gump
Hugh Grant
Four Weddings and
a Funeral
Tom Hanks
Forrest Gump
Hugh Grant
Four Weddings and
a Funeral
Paul Newman
Nobody's Fool
John Travolta
Pulp Fiction
Tom Hanks
Forrest Gump
1993
Tom Hanks
Philadelphia
Tom Hanks
Philadelphia
Robin Williams
Mrs. Doubtfire
Anthony Hopkins
Shadowlands
David Thewlis
Naked
Anthony Hopkins
The Remains of
the Day /
Shadowlands
Anthony Hopkins
The Remains of
the Day /
Shadowlands
1992
Al Pacino
Scent of a Woman
Al Pacino
Scent of a Woman
Tim Robbins
The Player
Robert Downey, Jr.
Chaplin
Denzel Washington
Malcolm X
Clint Eastwood
Unforgiven
Jack Lemmon
Glengarry Glen Ross
1991
Anthony Hopkins
The Silence of the
Lambs
Nick Nolte
The Prince of Tides
Robin Williams
The Fisher King
Anthony Hopkins
The Silence of the
Lambs
Anthony Hopkins
The Silence of the
Lambs
Nick Nolte
The Prince of Tides
Warren Beatty
Bugsy
1990
Jeremy Irons
Reversal of Fortune
Jeremy Irons
Reversal of Fortune
Gérard Depardieu
Green Card
Philippe Noiret
Cinema Paradiso *
Robert De Niro
Awakenings /
Goodfellas
Jeremy Irons
Reversal of Fortune
Robert De Niro
Awakenings /
Robin Williams
Awakenings
1989
Daniel Day-Lewis
My Left Foot
Tom Cruise
Born on the Fourth
of July
Morgan Freeman
Driving Miss Daisy
Daniel Day-Lewis
My Left Foot
Daniel Day-Lewis
My Left Foot
Daniel Day-Lewis
My Left Foot
Morgan Freeman
Driving Miss Daisy
1988
Dustin Hoffman
Rain Man
Dustin Hoffman
Rain Man
Tom Hanks
Big
John Cleese
A Fish Called Wanda
Jeremy Irons
Dead Ringers
Tom Hanks
Big /
Punchline
Gene Hackman
Mississippi Burning
1987
Michael Douglas
Wall Street
Michael Douglas
Wall Street
Robin Williams
Good Morning, Vietnam
Sean Connery
The Name of the Rose *
Jack Nicholson
Broadcast News /
Ironweed /
The Witches of
Eastwick
Jack Nicholson
Ironweed /
The Witches of
Eastwick /
Steve Martin
Roxanne
Michael Douglas
Wall Street
1986
Paul Newman
The Color of Money
Bob Hoskins
Mona Lisa
Paul Hogan
Crocodile Dundee
Bob Hoskins
Mona Lisa
Bob Hoskins
Mona Lisa
Bob Hoskins
Mona Lisa
Paul Newman
The Color of Money
1985
William Hurt
Kiss of the Spider
Woman
Jon Voight
Runaway Train
Jack Nicholson
Prizzi's Honor
William Hurt
Kiss of the Spider
Woman
Jack Nicholson
Prizzi's Honor
William Hurt
Kiss of the Spider
Woman
William Hurt
Kiss of the Spider
Woman
/
Raúl Juliá
Kiss of the Spider
Woman
1984
F. Murray Abraham
Amadeus
F. Murray Abraham
Amadeus
Dudley Moore
Micki + Maude
Haing S. Ngor
The Killing Fields
Steve Martin
All of Me
F. Murray Abraham
Amadeus
/
Albert Finney
Under the Volcano
Victor Banerjee
A Passage to India
1983
Robert Duvall
Tender Mercies
Tom Courtenay
The Dresser /
Robert Duvall
Tender Mercies
Michael Caine
Educating Rita
Michael Caine
Educating Rita /
Dustin Hoffman
Tootsie*
Robert Duvall
Tender Mercies
Robert Duvall
Tender Mercies
Tom Conti
Merry Christmas,
Mr. Lawrence /
Reuben, Reuben
1982
Ben Kingsley
Gandhi
Ben Kingsley
Gandhi
Dustin Hoffman
Tootsie
Ben Kingsley
Gandhi
Ben Kingsley
Gandhi
Ben Kingsley
Gandhi
Ben Kingsley
Gandhi
1981
Henry Fonda
On Golden Pond
Henry Fonda
On Golden Pond
Dudley Moore
Arthur
Burt Lancaster
Atlantic City
Burt Lancaster
Atlantic City
Burt Lancaster
Atlantic City
Henry Fonda
On Golden Pond
1980
Robert De Niro
Raging Bull
Robert De Niro
Raging Bull
Ray Sharkey
The Idolmaker
John Hurt
The Elephant Man
Robert De Niro
Raging Bull
Robert De Niro
Raging Bull
Robert De Niro
Raging Bull
1979
Dustin Hoffman
Kramer vs. Kramer
Dustin Hoffman
Kramer vs. Kramer
Peter Sellers
Being There
Jack Lemmon
The China Syndrome
Dustin Hoffman
Kramer vs. Kramer
Dustin Hoffman
Kramer vs. Kramer
Peter Sellers
Being There
1978
Jon Voight
Coming Home
Jon Voight
Coming Home
Warren Beatty
Heaven Can Wait
Richard Dreyfuss
The Goodbye Girl *
Jon Voight
Coming Home
Jon Voight
Coming Home
Jon Voight
Coming Home
/
Laurence Olivier
The Boys from Brazil
1977
Richard Dreyfuss
The Goodbye Girl
Richard Burton
Equus
Richard Dreyfuss
The Goodbye Girl
Peter Finch
Network *
John Gielgud
Providence
Richard Dreyfuss
The Goodbye Girl
John Travolta
Saturday Night Fever
1976
Peter Finch
Network
Peter Finch
Network
Kris Kristofferson
A Star is Born
Jack Nicholson
One Flew Over the
Cuckoo's Nest *
Robert De Niro
Taxi Driver
Robert De Niro
Taxi Driver
David Carradine
Bound for Glory
1975
Jack Nicholson
One Flew Over the
Cuckoo's Nest
Jack Nicholson
One Flew Over the
Cuckoo's Nest
George Burns
The Sunshine Boys /
Walter Matthau
The Sunshine Boys
Al Pacino
The Godfather Part II * /
Dog Day Afternoon
Jack Nicholson
One Flew Over the
Cuckoo's Nest
Al Pacino
Dog Day Afternoon
Jack Nicholson
One Flew Over the
Cuckoo's Nest
Year
Academy Award
Golden Globe
(Drama)
Golden Globe
(Mus/Com)
SAG
BAFTA
NYFCC
LAFCA
NBR
Critics' Choice

- Academy Award winners for Best Actor are listed in red.
- Films that received a BAFTA for a year different than their North America release are indicated with an *




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