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Best Actor Award Winners

This list compiles together on one page for easy reference:


1920s and 1930s
Year Oscar Oscar (Supporting) Golden Globe (Drama) Golden Globe (Musical/Comedy) Golden Globe (Supporting)
1929 Emil Jannings
(The Way of All Flesh,
The Last Command
)
1930 Warner Baxter
(In Old Arizona)
1931 George Arliss
(Disraeli)
1932 Lionel Barrymore
(A Free Soul)
1933 Fredric March
(Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde)
Wallace Beery
(The Champ)
1934 Charles Laughton
(The Private Life of Henry VIII)
1935 Clark Gable
(It Happened One Night)
1936 Victor McLaglen
(The Informer)
1937 Paul Muni
(The Story of Louis Pasteur)
Walter Brennan
(Come and Get It)
1938 Spencer Tracy
(Captains Courageous)
Joseph Schildkraut
(The Life of Emile Zola)
1939 Spencer Tracy
(Boys Town)
Walter Brennan
(Kentucky)

1940s
Year Oscar Oscar (Supporting) Golden Globe (Drama) Golden Globe (Musical/Comedy) Golden Globe (Supporting)
1940 Robert Donat
(Goodbye Mr Chips)
Thomas Mitchell
(Stagecoach)
1941 James Stewart
(The Philadelphia Story)
Walter Brennan
(The Westerner)
1942 Gary Cooper
(Sergeant York)
Donald Crisp
(How Green Was My Valley)
1943 James Cagney
(Yankee Doodle Dandy)
Van Heflin
(Johnny Eager)
1944 Paul Lukas
(Watch on the Rhine)
Charles Coburn
(The More the Merrier)
Paul Lukas
(Watch on the Rhine)
Akim Tamiroff
(For Whom the Bell Tolls)
1945 Bing Crosby
(Going My Way)
Barry Fitzgerald
(Going My Way)
Alexander Knox
(Wilson)
Barry Fitzgerald
(Going My Way)
1946 Ray Milland
(The Lost Weekend)
James Dunn
(A Tree Grows in Brooklyn)
Ray Milland
(The Lost Weekend)
J Carrol Naish
(A Medal for Benny)
1947 Fredric March
(The Best Years of Our Lives)
Harold Russell
(The Best Years of Our Lives)
Gregory Peck
(The Yearling)
Clifton Webb
(The Razor's Edge)
1948 Ronald Colman
(A Double Life)
Edmund Gwenn
(Miracle on 34th Street)
Ronald Colman
(A Double Life)
Edmund Gwenn
(Miracle on 34th Street)
1949 Laurence Olivier
(Hamlet)
Walter Huston
(The Treasure of the Sierra Madre)
Laurence Olivier
(Hamlet)
Walter Huston
(The Treasure of the Sierra Madre)

1950s
Year Oscar Oscar (Supporting) Golden Globe (Drama) Golden Globe (Musical/Comedy) Golden Globe (Supporting)
1950 Broderick Crawford
(All the King's Men)
Dean Jagger
(Twelve O'Clock High)
Broderick Crawford
(All the King's Men)
James Whitmore
(Battleground)
1951 Jose Ferrer
(Cyrano de Bergerac)
George Sanders
(All About Eve)
Jose Ferrer
(Cyrano de Bergerac)
Fred Astaire
(Three Little Words)
Edmund Gwenn
(Mister 880)
1952 Humphrey Bogart
(The African Queen)
Karl Malden
(A Streetcar Named Desire)
Fredric March
(Death of a Salesman)
Danny Kaye
(On the Riviera)
Peter Ustinov
(Quo Vadis?)
1953 Gary Cooper
(High Noon)
Anthony Quinn
(Viva Zapata!)
Gary Cooper
(High Noon)
Donald O'Connor
(Singin' in the Rain)
Millard Mitchell
(My Six Convicts)
1954 William Holden
(Stalag 17)
Frank Sinatra
(From Here to Eternity)
Spencer Tracy
(The Actress)
David Niven
(The Moon is Blue)
Frank Sinatra
(From Here to Eternity)
1955 Marlon Brando
(On the Waterfront)
Edmund O'Brien
(The Barefoot Contessa)
Marlon Brando
(On the Waterfront)
James Mason
(A Star is Born)
Edmond O'Brien
(The Barefoot Contessa)
1956 Ernest Borgnine
(Marty)
Jack Lemmon
(Mister Roberts)
Ernest Borgnine
(Marty)
Tom Ewell
(The Seven Year Itch)
Arthur Kennedy
(Trial)
1957 Yul Brynner
(The King and I)
Anthony Quinn
(Lust for Life)
Kirk Douglas
(Lust for Life)
Cantinflas
(Around the World in 80 Days)
Earl Holliman
(The Rainmaker)
1958 Alec Guinness
(The Bridge on the River Kwai)
Red Buttons
(Sayonara)
Alec Guinness
(The Bridge on the River Kwai)
Frank Sinatra
(Pal Joey)
Red Buttons
(Sayonara)
1959 David Niven
(Separate Tables)
Burl Ives
(The Big Country)
David Niven
(Separate Tables)
Danny Kaye
(Me and the Colonel)
Burl Ives
(The Big Country)

1960s
Year Oscar Oscar (Supporting) Golden Globe (Drama) Golden Globe (Musical/Comedy) Golden Globe (Supporting)
1960 Charlton Heston
(Ben-Hur)
Hugh Griffith
(Ben-Hur)
Anthony Franciosa
(Career)
Jack Lemmon
(Some Like It Hot)
Stephen Boyd
(Ben-Hur)
1961 Burt Lancaster
(Elmer Gantry)
Peter Ustinov
(Spartacus)
Burt Lancaster
(Elmer Gantry)
Jack Lemmon
(The Apartment)
Sal Mineo
(Exodus)
1962 Maximilian Schell
(Judgment at Nuremberg)
George Chakiris
(West Side Story)
Maximilian Schell
(Judgment at Nuremberg)
Glenn Ford
(Pocketful of Miracles)
George Chakiris
(West Side Story)
1963 Gregory Peck
(To Kill a Mockingbird)
Ed Begley
(Sweet Bird of Youth)
Gregory Peck
(To Kill a Mockingbird)
Marcello Mastroianni
(Divorce - Italian Style)
Omar Sharif
(Lawrence of Arabia)
1964 Sidney Poitier
(Lilies of the Field)
Melvyn Douglas
(Hud)
Sidney Poitier
(Lilies of the Field)
Alberto Sordi
(To Bed or Not to Bed)
John Huston
(The Cardinal)
1965 Rex Harrison
(My Fair Lady)
Peter Ustinov
(Topkapi)
Peter O'Toole
(Becket)
Rex Harrison
(My Fair Lady)
Edmond O'Brien
(Seven Days in May)
1966 Lee Marvin
(Cat Ballou)
Martin Balsam
(A Thousand Clowns)
Omar Sharif
(Doctor Zhivago)
Lee Marvin
(Cat Ballou)
Oskar Werner
(The Spy Who Came in from the Cold)
1967 Paul Scofield
(A Man for All Seasons)
Walter Matthau
(The Fortune Cookie)
Paul Scofield
(A Man for All Seasons)
Alan Arkin
(The Russians are Coming, the Russians are Coming)
Richard Attenborough
(The Sand Pebbles)
1968 Rod Steiger
(In the Heat of the Night)
George Kennedy
(Cool Hand Luke)
Rod Steiger
(In the Heat of the Night)
Richard Harris
(Camelot)
Richard Attenborough
(Doctor Doolittle)
1969 Cliff Robertson
(Charly)
Jack Albertson
(The Subject Was Roses)
Peter O'Toole
(The Lion in Winter)
Ron Moody
(Oliver!)
Daniel Massey
(Star!)

1970s
Year Oscar Oscar (Supporting) Golden Globe (Drama) Golden Globe (Musical/Comedy) Golden Globe (Supporting)
1970 John Wayne
(True Grit)
Gig Young
(They Shoot Horses, Don't They?)
John Wayne
(True Grit)
Peter O'Toole
(Goodbye, Mr Chips)
Gig Young
(They Shoot Horses, Don't They?)
1971 George C Scott
(Patton)
John Mills
(Ryan's Daughter)
George C Scott
(Patton)
Albert Finney
(Scrooge)
John Mills
(Ryan's Daughter)
1972 Gene Hackman
(The French Connection)
Ben Johnson
(The Last Picture Show)
Gene Hackman
(The French Connection)
Topol
(Fiddler on the Roof)
Ben Johnson
(The Last Picture Show)
1973 Marlon Brando
(The Godfather)
Joel Grey
(Cabaret)
Marlon Brando
(The Godfather)
Jack Lemmon
(Avanti)
Joel Grey
(Cabaret)
1974 Jack Lemmon
(Save the Tiger)
John Houseman
(The Paper Chase)
Al Pacino
(Serpico)
George Segal
(A Touch of Class)
John Houseman
(The Paper Chase)
1975 Art Carney
(Harry and Tonto)
Robert De Niro
(The Godfather, Part II)
Jack Nicholson
(Chinatown)
Art Carney
(Harry and Tonto)
Fred Astaire
(The Towering Inferno)
1976 Jack Nicholson
(One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest)
George Burns
(The Sunshine Boys)
Jack Nicholson
(One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest)
Walter Matthau
(The Sunshine Boys)
Richard Benjamin
(The Sunshine Boys)
1977 Peter Finch
(Network)
Jason Robards
(All the President's Men)
Peter Finch
(Network)
Kris Kristofferson
(A Star is Born)
Laurence Olivier
(Marathon Man)
1978 Richard Dreyfuss
(The Goodbye Girl)
Jason Robards
(Julia)
Richard Burton
(Equus)
Richard Dreyfuss
(The Goodbye Girl)
Peter Firth
(Equus)
1979 Jon Voight
(Coming Home)
Christopher Walken
(The Deer Hunter)
Jon Voight
(Coming Home)
Warren Beatty
(Heaven Can Wait)
John Hurt
(Midnight Express)

1980s
Year Oscar Oscar (Supporting) Golden Globe (Drama) Golden Globe (Musical/Comedy) Golden Globe (Supporting)
1980 Dustin Hoffman
(Kramer vs Kramer)
Melvyn Douglas
(Being There)
Dustin Hoffman
(Kramer vs Kramer)
Peter Sellers
(Being There)
Melvyn Douglas
(Being There)
Robert Duvall
(Apocalypse Now)
1981 Robert De Niro
(Raging Bull)
Timothy Hutton
(Ordinary People)
Robert De Niro
(Raging Bull)
Ray Sharkey
(The Idolmaker)
Timothy Hutton
(Ordinary People)
1982 Henry Fonda
(On Golden Pond)
John Gielgud
(Arthur)
Henry Fonda
(On Golden Pond)
Dudley Moore
(Arthur)
John Gielgud
(Arthur)
1983 Ben Kingsley
(Gandhi)
Louis Gossett, Jr
(An Officer and a Gentleman)
Ben Kingsley
(Gandhi)
Dustin Hoffman
(Tootsie)
Louis Gossett Jr
(An Officer and a Gentleman)
1984 Robert Duvall
(Tender Mercies)
Jack Nicholson
(Terms of Endearment)
Tom Courtenay
(The Dresser)
Robert Duvall
(Tender Mercies)
Michael Caine
(Educating Rita)
Jack Nicholson
(Terms of Endearment)
1985 F Murray Abraham
(Amadeus)
Haing S Ngor
(The Killing Fields)
F Murray Abraham
(Amadeus)
Dudley Moore
(Micki and Maude)
Haing S Ngor
(The Killing Fields)
1986 William Hurt
(Kiss of the Spider Woman)
Don Ameche
(Cocoon)
Jon Voight
(Runaway Train)
Jack Nicholson
(Prizzi's Honor)
Klaus Maria Brandauer
(Out of Africa)
1987 Paul Newman
(The Color of Money)
Michael Caine
(Hannah and Her Sisters)
Bob Hoskins
(Mona Lisa)
Paul Hogan
(Crocodile Dundee)
Tom Berenger
(Platoon)
1988 Michael Douglas
(Wall Street)
Sean Connery
(The Untouchables)
Michael Douglas
(Wall Street)
Robin Williams
(Good Morning, Vietnam)
Sean Connery
(The Untouchables)
1989 Dustin Hoffman
(Rain Man)
Kevin Kline
(A Fish Called Wanda)
Dustin Hoffman
(Rain Man)
Tom Hanks
(Big)
Martin Landau
(Tucker: The Man and His Dream)

1990s
Year Oscar Oscar (Supporting) Golden Globe (Drama) Golden Globe (Musical/Comedy) Golden Globe (Supporting)
1990 Daniel Day-Lewis
(My Left Foot)
Denzel Washington
(Glory)
Tom Cruise
(Born on the Fourth of July)
Morgan Freeman
(Driving Miss Daisy)
Denzel Washington
(Glory)
1991 Jeremy Irons
(Reversal of Fortune)
Joe Pesci
(Goodfellas)
Jeremy Irons
(Reversal of Fortune)
Gerard Depardieu
(Green Card)
Bruce Davison
(Longtime Companion)
1992 Anthony Hopkins
(The Silence of the Lambs)
Jack Palance
(City Slickers)
Nick Nolte
(Prince of Tides)
Robin Williams
(The Fisher King)
Jack Palance
(City Slickers)
1993 Al Pacino
(Scent of a Woman)
Gene Hackman
(Unforgiven)
Al Pacino
(Scent of a Woman)
Tim Robbins
(The Player)
Gene Hackman
(Unforgiven)
1994 Tom Hanks
(Philadelphia)
Tommy Lee Jones
(The Fugitive)
Tom Hanks
(Philadelphia)
Robin Williams
(Mrs Doubtfire)
Tommy Lee Jones
(The Fugitive)
1995 Tom Hanks
(Forrest Gump)
Martin Landau
(Ed Wood)
Tom Hanks
(Forrest Gump)
Hugh Grant
(Four Weddings and a Funeral)
Martin Landau
(Ed Wood)
1996 Nicolas Cage
(Leaving Las Vegas)
Kevin Spacey
(The Usual Suspects)
Nicolas Cage
(Leaving Las Vegas)
John Travolta
(Get Shorty)
Brad Pitt
(12 Monkeys)
1997 Geoffrey Rush
(Shine)
Cuba Gooding, Jr
(Jerry Maguire)
Geoffrey Rush
(Shine)
Tom Cruise
(Jerry Maguire)
Edward Norton
(Primal Fear)
1998 Jack Nicholson
(As Good as It Gets)
Robin Williams
(Good Will Hunting)
Peter Fonda
(Ulee's Gold)
Jack Nicholson
(As Good as It Gets)
Burt Reynolds
(Boogie Nights)
1999 Roberto Benigni
(Life is Beautiful)
James Coburn
(Affliction)
Jim Carrey
(The Truman Show)
Michael Caine
(Little Voice)
Ed Harris
(The Truman Show)

2000s
Year Oscar Oscar (Supporting) Golden Globe (Drama) Golden Globe (Musical/Comedy) Golden Globe (Supporting)
2000 Kevin Spacey
(American Beauty)
Michael Caine
(The Cider House Rules)
Denzel Washington
(The Hurricane)
Jim Carrey
(Man on the Moon)
Tom Cruise
(Magnolia)
2001 Russell Crowe
(Gladiator)
Benicio Del Toro
(Traffic)
Tom Hanks
(Cast Away)
George Clooney
(O Brother, Where Art Thou?)
Benicio Del Toro
(Traffic)
2002 Denzel Washington
(Training Day)
Jim Broadbent
(Iris)
Russell Crowe
(A Beautiful Mind)
Gene Hackman
(The Royal Tenenbaums)
Jim Broadbent
(Iris)
2003 Adrien Brody
(The Pianist)
Chris Cooper
(Adaptation)
Jack Nicholson
(About Schmidt)
Richard Gere
(Chicago)
Chris Cooper
(Adaptation)
2004 Sean Penn
(Mystic River)
Tim Robbins
(Mystic River)
Sean Penn
(Mystic River)
Bill Murray
(Lost in Translation)
Tim Robbins
(Mystic River)
2005 Jamie Foxx
(Ray)
Morgan Freeman
(Million Dollar Baby)
Leonardo DiCaprio
(The Aviator)
Jamie Foxx
(Ray)
Clive Owen
(Sideways)
2006 Philip Seymour Hoffman
(Capote)
George Clooney
(Syriana)
Philip Seymour Hoffman
(Capote)
Joaquin Phoenix
(Walk the Line)
George Clooney
(Syriana)
2007 Forest Whitaker
(The Last King of Scotland)
Alan Arkin
(Little Miss Sunshine)
Forest Whitaker
(The Last King of Scotland)
Sacha Baron Cohen
(Borat)
Eddie Murphy
(Dreamgirls)
2008 Daniel Day-Lewis
(There Will Be Blood)
Javier Bardem
(No Country for Old Men)
Daniel Day-Lewis
(There Will Be Blood)
Johnny Depp
(Sweeney Todd)
Javier Bardem
(No Country for Old Men)
2009 Sean Penn
(Milk)
Heath Ledger
(The Dark Knight)
Mickey Rourke
(The Wrestler)
Colin Farrell
(In Bruges)
Heath Ledger
(The Dark Knight)

2010s
Year Oscar Oscar (Supporting) Golden Globe (Drama) Golden Globe (Musical/Comedy) Golden Globe (Supporting)
2010 Jeff Bridges
(Crazy Heart)
Christoph Waltz
(Inglourious Basterds)
Jeff Bridges
(Crazy Heart)
Robert Downey Jr
(Sherlock Holmes)
Christoph Waltz
(Inglourious Basterds)
2011 Colin Firth
(The King's Speech)
Christian Bale
(The Fighter)
Colin Firth
(The King's Speech)
Paul Giamatti
(Barney's Version)
Christian Bale
(The Fighter)
2012 Jean Dujardin
(The Artist)
Christopher Plummer
(Beginners)
George Clooney
(The Descendants)
Jean Dujardin
(The Artist)
Christopher Plummer
(Beginners)
2013 Daniel Day-Lewis
(Lincoln)
Christoph Waltz
(Django Unchained)
Daniel Day-Lewis
(Lincoln)
Hugh Jackman
(Les Misérables)
Christoph Waltz
(Django Unchained)
2014 Matthew McConaughey
(Dallas Buyers Club)
Jared Leto
(Dallas Buyers Club)
Matthew McConaughey
(Dallas Buyers Club)
Leonardo DiCaprio
(The Wolf of Wall Street)
Jared Leto
(Dallas Buyers Club)
2015 Eddie Redmayne
(The Theory of Everything)
J K Simmons
(Whiplash)
Eddie Redmayne
(The Theory of Everything)
Michael Keaton
(Birdman)
J K Simmons
(Whiplash)


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