Academy Award Winners and Nominees: Actors - 1950s

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1950

Jose Ferrer – Cyrano de Bergerac

Louis Calhern – The Magnificent Yankee
William Holden – Sunset Boulevard
James Stewart – Harvey
Spencer Tracy – Father of the Bride

 

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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

 

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1952

Gary Cooper – High Noon

Marlon Brando – Viva Zapata!
Kirk Douglas – The Bad and the Beautiful
Jose Ferrer – Moulin Rouge
Alec Guinness – The Lavender Hill Mob

 

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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

 

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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 – Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

 

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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

 

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1956

Yul Brynner – The King and I

James Dean – Giant
Kirk Douglas – Lust for Life
Rock Hudson – Giant
Laurence Olivier – Richard III

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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