Best Actor Winners

Oscars 2014 3Best Actor

This is one of the biggest awards given out every year by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Over the years some of the greatest talents in Hollywood have taken home the statue for their work on the big screen. Marlon Brando won this award twice, as did Jack Nicholson, Gary Cooper, Tom Hanks and a number of other great stars. Daniel Day Lewis currently holds the record for most Best Actor wins at three. Topping nominations, Spencer Tracy and Laurence Olivier each received nine throughout their careers.

And the winners are:

1927 – The Last Command

1928 – The Way of All Flesh

1929 – In Old Arizona

1930 – Disraeli

1931 – A Free Soul

1932 – The Champ / Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

1933 – The Private Life of Henry VIII

1934 – It Happened One Night

1935 – The Informer

1936 – The Story of Louis Pasteur

1937 – Captains Courageous

1938 – Boys Town

1939 – Goodbye, Mr. Chips

1940 – The Philadelphia Story

1941 – Sergeant York

1942 – Yankee Doodle Dandy

1943 – Watch on the Rhine

1944 – Going My Way

1945 – The Lost Weekend

1946 – The Best Years of Our Lives

1947 – A Double Life

1948 – Hamlet

1949 – All the King’s Men

1950 – Cyrano de Bergerac

1951 – The African Queen

1952 – High Noon

1953 – Stalag 17

1954 – On the Waterfront

1955 – Marty

1956 – The King and I

1957 – The Bridge on the River Kwai

1958 – Separate Tables

1959 – Ben-Hur

1960 – Elmer Gantry

1961 – Judgment at Nuremberg

1962 – To Kill a Mockingbird

1963 – Lilies of the Field

1964 – My Fair Lady

1965 – Cat Ballou

1966 – A Man for All Seasons

1967 – In the Heat of the Night

1968 – Charly

1969 – True Grit

1970 – Patton

1971 – The French Connection

1972 – The Godfather

1973 – Save the Tiger

1974 – Harry and Tonto

1975 – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

1976 – Network

1977 – The Goodbye Girl

1978 – Coming Home

1979 – Kramer vs. Kramer

1980 – Raging Bull

1981 – On Golden Pond

1982 – Gandhi

1983 – Tender Mercies

1984 – Amadeus

1985 – Kiss of the Spider Woman

1986 – The Color of Money

1987 – Wall Street

1988 – Rain Man

1989 – My Left Foot

1990 – Reversal of Fortune

1991 – The Silence of the Lambs

1992 – Scent of a Woman

1993 – Philadelphia

1994 – Forrest Gump

1995 – Leaving Las Vegas

1996 – Shine

1997 – As Good As It Gets

1998 – Life is Beautiful

1999 – American Beauty

2000 – Gladiator

2001 – Training Day

2002 – The Pianist

2003 – Mystic River

2004 – Ray

2005 – Capote

2006 – The Last King of Scotland

2007 – There Will Be Blood

2008 – Milk

2009 – Crazy Heart

2010 – The King’s Speech

2011 – The Artist

2012 – Lincoln

2013 – Dallas Buyer’s Club

2014 – The Theory of Everything

2015 – The Revenant

2016 – Manchester by the Sea

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