Academy Award Winners and Nominees: Actors - Full List

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2000s

2008

Sean Penn – Milk

Richard Jenkins – The Visitor
Frank Langella – Frost/Nixon
Brad Pitt – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Mickey Rourke – The Wrestler

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

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

2005

Philip Seymour Hoffman – Capote

Heath Ledger – Brokeback Mountain
David Strathairn – Good Night, and Good Luck
Joaquin Phoenix – Walk the Line
Terrence Howard – Hustle & Flow

2004

Jamie Foxx – Ray

Don Cheadle – Hotel Rwanda
Johnny Depp – Finding Neverland
Leonardo DiCaprio – The Aviator
Clint Eastwood – Million Dollar Baby

2003

Sean PennMystic 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

2002

Adrien BrodyThe Pianist

Nicolas Cage – Adaptation
Michael Caine – The Quiet American
Daniel Day-Lewis – Gangs of New York
Jack Nicholson – About Schmidt

2001

Denzel WashingtonTraining Day

Russell Crowe – A Beautiful Mind
Sean Penn – I Am Sam
Will Smith – Ali
Tom Wilkinson – In the Bedroom

2000

Russell CroweGladiator

Javier Bardem – Before Night Falls
Tom Hanks – Cast Away
Ed Harris – Pollock
Geoffrey Rush – Quills

 

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1990s

1999

Kevin Spacey – American Beauty

Russell Crowe – The Insider
Richard Farnsworth – The Straight Story
Sean Penn – Sweet and Lowdown
Denzel Washington – The Hurricane

1998

Roberto Benigni – Life is Beautiful

Tom Hanks – Saving Private Ryan
Ian McKellen – Gods and Monsters
Nick Nolte – Affliction
Edward Norton – American History X

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

1996

Geoffrey Rush – Shine

Tom Cruise – Jerry Maquire
Ralph Fiennes – The English Patient
Woody Harrelson – The People vs Larry Flynt
Billy Bob Thornton – Sling Blade

1995

Nicolas Cage – Leaving Las Vegas

Richard Dreyfuss – Mr. Holland's Opus
Anthony Hopkins – Nixon
Sean Penn – Dead Man Walking
Massimo Troisi – Il Postino

1994

Tom HanksForrest Gump

Morgan Freeman – The Shawshank Redemption
Nigel Hawthorne – The Madness of King George
Paul Newman – Nobody's Fool
John Travolta – Pulp Fiction

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

1992

Al Pacino – Scent of a Woman

Robert Downey Jr – Chaplin
Clint Eastwood – Unforgiven
Stephen Rea – The Crying Game
Denzel Washington – Malcolm X

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

1990

Jeremy Irons – Reversal of Fortune

Kevin Costner – Dances with Wolves
Robert De Niro – Awakenings
Gerard Depardieu – Cyrano de Bergerac
Richard Harris – The Field

 

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1980s

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

1988

Dustin Hoffman – Rain Man

Gene Hackman – Mississippi Burning
Tom Hanks – Big
Edward James Olmos – Stand and Deliver
Max Von Sydow – Pelle the Conqueror

1987

Michael Douglas – Wall Street

William Hurt – Broadcast News
Marcello Mastrantonio – Dark Eyes
Jack Nicholson – Ironweed
Robin Williams – Good Morning, Vietnam

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

1985

William Hurt – Kiss of the Spider Woman

James Garner – Murphy's Romance
Harrison Ford – Witness
Jack Nicholson – Prizzi's Honor
Jon Voight – Runaway Train

1984

F. Murray Abraham – Amadeus

Jeff Bridges – Starman
Albert Finney – Under the Volcano
Tom Hulce – Amadeus
Sam Waterston – The Killing Fields

1983

Robert Duvall – Tender Mercies

Michael Caine – Educating Rita
Tom Conti – Reuben, Reuben
Tom Courtenay – The Dresser
Albert Finney – The Dresser

1982

Ben Kingsley – Gandhi

Dustin Hoffman – Tootsie
Jack Lemmon – Missing
Paul Newman – The Verdict
Peter O'Toole – My Favorite Year

1981

Henry Fonda – On Golden Pond

Warren Beatty – Reds
Burt Lancaster – Atlantic City
Dudley Moore – Arthur
Paul Newman – Absence of Malice

1980

Robert De NiroRaging Bull

Robert Duvall – The Great Santini
John Hurt – The Elephant Man
Jack Lemmon – Tribute
Peter O'Toole – The Stunt Man

 

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1970s

1979

Dustin Hoffman – Kramer vs Kramer

Jack Lemmon – The China Syndrome
Al Pacino – ...And Justice For All
Peter Sellers – Being There
Roy Scheider – All That Jazz

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

1977

Richard DreyfussThe Goodbye Girl

Woody Allen – Annie Hall
Richard Burton – Equus
Marcello Mastrantonio – A Special Day
John Travolta – Saturday Night Fever

1976

Peter Finch – Network

Robert De Niro – Taxi Driver
Giancarlo Giannini – Seven Beauties
William Holden – Network
Sylvester Stallone – Rocky

1975

Jack Nicholson – One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Walter Matthau – The Sunshine Boys
Al Pacino – Dog Day Afternoon
Maximillian Schell – The Man in the Glass Booth
James Whitmore – Give 'Em Hell, Harry!

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

1973

Jack Lemmon – Save the Tiger

Marlon Brando – Last Tango in Paris
Jack Nicholson – The Last Detail
Al Pacino – Serpico
Robert Redford – The Sting

1972

Marlon Brando – The Godfather

Michael Caine – Sleuth
Laurence Olivier – Sleuth
Peter O'Toole – The Ruling Class
Paul Winfield – Sounder

1971

Gene Hackman – The French Connection

Peter Finch – Sundy, Bloody Sunday
Walther Matthau – Kotch
George C. Scott – The Hospital
Topol – Fiddler on the Roof

1970

George C. ScottPatton

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

 

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1960s

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

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

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

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

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

1964

Rex Harrison – My Fair Lady

Richard Burton – Becket
Peter O'Toole – Becket
Anthony Quinn – Zorba the Greek
Peter Sellers – Dr. Strangelove

1963

Sidney Poitier – Lilies of the Field

Albert Finney – Tom Jones
Richard Harris – This Sporting Life
Rex Harrison – Cleopatra
Paul Newman – Hud

1962

Gregory Peck – To Kill a Mockingbird

Burt Lancaster – Birdman of Alcatraz
Jack Lemmon – Days of Wine and Roses
Marcello Mastrantonio – Divorce - Italian Style
Peter O'Toole – Lawrence of Arabia

1961

Maximillian Schell – Judgment at Nuremberg

Charles Boyer – Fanny
Paul Newman – The Hustler
Spencer Tracy – Judgment at Nuremberg
Stuart Whitman – The Mark

1960

Burt Lancaster – Elmer Gantry

Trevor Howard – Sons and Lovers
Jack Lemmon – The Apartment
Laurence Olivier – The Entertainer
Spencer Tracy – Inherit the Wind

 

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1950s

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

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

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

1956

Yul Brynner – The King and I

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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1940s

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

1948

Laurence Olivier – Hamlet

Lew Ayres – Johnny Belinda
Montgomery Clift – The Search
Dan Dailey – When My Baby Smiles at Me
Clifton Webb – Sitting Pretty

1947

Ronald Colman – A Double Life

John Garfield – Body and Soul
Gregory Peck – Gentleman's Agreement
William Powell – Life With Father
Michael Redgrave – Mourning Becomes Electra

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

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

1944

Bing Crosby – Going My Way

Charles Boyer – Gaslight
Barry Fitzgerald – Going My Way
Cary Grant – None But the Lonely Heart
Alexander Knox – Wilson

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

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

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

1940

James StewartThe Philadelphia Story

Charles Chaplin – The Great Dictator
Henry Fonda – The Grapes of Wrath
Raymond Massey – Abe Lincoln in Illinois
Laurence Olivier – Rebecca

 

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1930s

1939

Robert DonatGoodbye Mr. Chips

Clark Gable – Gone with the Wind
Laurence Olivier – Wuthering Heights
Mickey Rooney – Babes in Arms
James Stewart – Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

1938

Spencer Tracy – Boys Town

Charles Boyer – Algiers
James Cagney – Angels with Dirty Faces
Robert Donat – The Citadel
Leslie Howard – Pygmalion

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

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

1935

Victor McLaglen – The Informer

Clark Gable – Mutiny on the Bounty
Charles Laughton – Mutiny on the Bounty
Paul Muni – Black Fury
Franchot Tone – Mutiny on the Bounty

1934

Clark Gable – It Happened One Night

Frank Morgan – Affairs of Cellini
William Powell – The Thin Man

1933

Charles Laughton – The Private Life of Henry VIII

Leslie Howard – Berkeley Square
Paul Muni – I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang

1932

Fredric March – Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Wallace Beery – The Champ (tie)

Alfred Lunt – The Guardsman

1931

Lionel Barrymore – A Free Soul

Jackie Cooper – Skippy
Richard Dix – Cimarron
Fredric March – The Royal Family of Broadway
Adolphe Menjou – The Front Page

1930

George Arliss – Disraeli

George Arliss – The Green Goddess
Wallace Beery – The Big House
Maurice Chevalier – The Big Pond
Maurice Chevalier – The Love Parade
Ronald Colman – Bulldog Drummond
Ronald Colman – Condemned
Lawrence Tibbett – The Rogue Song

 

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1920s

1929

Warner Baxter – In Old Arizona

George Bancroft – Thunderbolt
Chester Morris – Alibi
Paul Muni – The Valiant
Lewis Stone – The Patriot

1928

Emil Jannings – The Last Command

Richard Barthelmess – The Noose
Richard Barthelmess – The Patent Leather Kid
Charles Chaplin – The Circus
Emil Jannings – The Way of All Flesh