Actor In A Leading Role


2005 78th Academy Awards
Philip Seymour Hoffman - Capote (2005)

2004 77th Academy Awards
Jamie Foxx - Ray (2004)

2003 76th Academy Awards
Sean Penn - Mystic River (2003)

2002 75th Academy Awards
Adrien Brody - Pianist, The (2002)

2001 74th Academy Awards
Denzel Washington - Training Day (2001)

2000 73rd Academy Awards
Russell Crowe - Gladiator (2000)

1999 72nd Academy Awards
Kevin Spacey - American Beauty (1999)

1998 71st Academy Awards
Roberto Benigni - Vita Ť bella, La (1997) (Life Is Beautiful (1997)

1997 70th Academy Awards
Jack Nicholson - As Good As It Gets (1997)

1996 69th Academy Awards
Geoffrey Rush - Shine (1996)

1995 68th Academy Awards
Nicolas Cage - Leaving Las Vegas (1995)

1994 67th Academy Awards
Tom Hanks - Forrest Gump (1994)

1993 66th Academy Awards
Tom Hanks - Philadelphia (1993)

1992 65th Academy Awards
Al Pacino - Scent of a Woman (1992)

1991 64th Academy Awards
Anthony Hopkins - Silence of the Lambs, The (1991)

1990 63rd Academy Awards
Jeremy Irons - Reversal Of Fortune (1990)

1989 62nd Academy Awards
Daniel Day Lewis - My Left Foot (1989)

1988 61st Academy Awards
Dustin Hoffman - Rain Man (1988)

1987 60th Academy Awards
Michael Douglas - Wall Street (1987)

1986 59th Academy Awards
Paul Newman - Color of Money, The (1986)

1985 58th Academy Awards
William Hurt - Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)

1984 57th Academy Awards
F. Murray Abraham - Amadeus (1984)

1983 56th Academy Awards
Robert Duvall - Tender Mercies (1983)

1982 55th Academy Awards
Ben Kingsley - Gandhi (1982)

1981 54th Academy Awards
Henry Fonda - On Golden Pond (1981)

1980 53rd Academy Awards
Robert De Niro - Raging Bull (1980)

1979 52nd Academy Awards
Dustin Hoffman - Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)

1978 51st Academy Awards
Jon Voight - Coming Home (1978)

1977 50th Academy Awards
Richard Dreyfuss - Goodbye Girl, The (1977)

1976 49th Academy Awards
Peter Finch - Network (1976)

1975 48th Academy Awards
Jack Nicholson - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

1974 47th Academy Awards
Art Carney - Harry and Tonto (1974)

1973 46th Academy Awards
Jack Lemmon - Save the Tiger (1973)

1972 45th Academy Awards
Marlon Brando - Godfather, The (1972)

1971 44th Academy Awards
Gene Hackman - French Connection, The (1971)

1970 43rd Academy Awards
George C. Scott - Patton (1970)

1969 42nd Academy Awards
John Wayne - True Grit (1969)

1968 41st Academy Awards
Cliff Robertson - Charly (1968)

1967 40th Academy Awards
Rod Steiger - In The Heat of the Night (1967)

1966 39th Academy Awards
Paul Scofield - Man for All Seasons, A (1966)

1965 38th Academy Awards
Lee Marvin - Cat Ballou (1965)

1964 37th Academy Awards
Rex Harrison - My Fair Lady (1964)

1963 36th Academy Awards
Sidney Poitier - Lilies of the Field (1963)

1962 35th Academy Awards
Gregory Peck - To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

1961 34th Academy Awards
Maximilian Schell - Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)

1960 33rd Academy Awards
Burt Lancaster - Elmer Gantry (1960)

1959 32nd Academy Awards
Charlton Heston - Ben-Hur (1959)

1958 31st Academy Awards
David Niven - Separate Tables (1958)

1957 30th Academy Awards
Alec Guinness - Bridge on the River Kwai, The (1957)

1956 29th Academy Awards
Yul Brynner - King and I, The (1956)

1955 28th Academy Awards
Ernest Borgnine - Marty (1955)

1954 27th Academy Awards
Marlon Brando - On the Waterfront (1954)

1953 26th Academy Awards
William Holden - Stalag 17 (1953)

1952 25th Academy Awards
Gary Cooper - High Noon (1952)

1951 24th Academy Awards
Humphrey Bogart - African Queen (1951)

1950 23rd Academy Awards
Josť Ferrer - Cyrano de Bergerac (1950)

1949 22nd Academy Awards
Broderick Crawford - All the King's Men (1949)

1948 21st Academy Awards
Laurence Olivier - Hamlet (1948)

1947 20th Academy Awards
Ronald Colman - Double Life, A (1947)

1946 19th Academy Awards
Fredric March - Best Years of Our Lives, The (1946)

1945 18th Academy Awards
Ray Milland - Lost Weekend, The (1945)

1944 17th Academy Awards
Bing Crosby - Going My Way (1944)

1943 16th Academy Awards
Paul Lukas - Watch on the Rhine (1943)


1942 15th Academy Awards
James Cagney - Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

1941 14th Academy Awards
Gary Cooper - Sergeant York (1941)

1940 13th Academy Awards
James Stewart - Philadelphia Story, The (1940)

1939 12th Academy Awards
Robert Donat - Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)

1938 11th Academy Awards
Spencer Tracy - Boys Town (1938)

1937 10th Academy Awards
Spencer Tracy - Captains Courageous (1937)

1936 9th Academy Awards
Paul Muni - Story of Louis Pasteur, The (1935)

1935 8th Academy Awards
Victor McLaglen - Informer, The (1935)

1934 7th Academy Awards
Clark Gable - It Happened One Night (1934)

1933 6th Academy Awards
Charles Laughton - Private Life of Henry VIII, The (1933)

1932 5th Academy Awards
Wallace Beery - Champ, The (1931)
Fredric March - Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)

1931 4th Academy Awards
Lionel Barrymore - Free Soul, A (1931)

1930 3rd Academy Awards
George Arliss - Disraeli (1929)

1929 2nd Academy Awards
Warner Baxter - In Old Arizona (1929)

1928 1st Academy Awards
Emil Jannings - Last Command, The (1928) and Way of All Flesh, The (1927)