List of Actors Who Won the Academy Award for Best Actor

leonardo-dicaprioAcademy Award for Best Actor – The award has been given to 79 actors. Daniel Day-Lewis has received the most awards in this category with three Oscars. Spencer Tracy and Laurence Olivier were nominated on nine occasions, more than any other actor.

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Year Actor Film
1 1927/28 Emil Jannings The Last Command, The Way of All Flesh
2 1928/29 Warner Baxter In Old Arizona
3 1929/30 George Arliss Disraeli
4 1930/31 Lionel Barrymore A Free Soul
5 1931/32 Wallace Beery The Champ
5 1931/32 Fredric March Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
6 1932/33 Charles Laughton The Private Life of Henry VIII
7 1934 Clark Gable It Happened One Night
8 1935 Victor McLaglen The Informer
9 1936 Paul Muni The Story of Louis Pasteur
10 1937 Spencer Tracy Captains Courageous
11 1938 Spencer Tracy Boys Town
12 1939 Robert Donat Goodbye, Mr. Chips
13 1940 James Stewart The Philadelphia Story
14 1941 Gary Cooper Sergeant York
15 1942 James Cagney Yankee Doodle Dandy
16 1943 Paul Lukas Watch on the Rhine
17 1944 Bing Crosby Going My Way
18 1945 Ray Milland The Lost Weekend
19 1946 Fredric March The Best Years of Our Lives
20 1947 Ronald Colman A Double Life
21 1948 Laurence Olivier Hamlet
22 1949 Broderick Crawford All the King’s Men
23 1950 José Ferrer Cyrano de Bergerac
24 1951 Humphrey Bogart The African Queen
25 1952 Gary Cooper High Noon
26 1953 William Holden Stalag 17
27 1954 Marlon Brando On the Waterfront
28 1955 Ernest Borgnine Marty
29 1956 Yul Brynner The King and I
30 1957 Alec Guinness The Bridge on the River Kwai
31 1958 David Niven Separate Tables
32 1959 Charlton Heston Ben-Hur
33 1960 Burt Lancaster Elmer Gantry
34 1961 Maximilian Schell Judgment at Nuremberg
35 1962 Gregory Peck To Kill a Mockingbird
36 1963 Sidney Poitier Lilies of the Field
37 1964 Rex Harrison My Fair Lady
38 1965 Lee Marvin Cat Ballou
39 1966 Paul Scofield A Man for All Seasons
40 1967 Rod Steiger In the Heat of the Night
41 1968 Cliff Robertson Charly
42 1969 John Wayne True Grit
43 1970 George C. Scott Patton
44 1971 Gene Hackman The French Connection
45 1972 Marlon Brando The Godfather
46 1973 Jack Lemmon Save the Tiger
47 1974 Art Carney Harry and Tonto
48 1975 Jack Nicholson One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
49 1976 Peter Finch Network
50 1977 Richard Dreyfuss The Goodbye Girl
51 1978 Jon Voight Coming Home
52 1979 Dustin Hoffman Kramer vs. Kramer
53 1980 Robert De Niro Raging Bull
54 1981 Henry Fonda On Golden Pond
55 1982 Ben Kingsley Gandhi
56 1983 Robert Duvall Tender Mercies
57 1984 F. Murray Abraham Amadeus
58 1985 William Hurt Kiss of the Spider Woman
59 1986 Paul Newman The Color of Money
60 1987 Michael Douglas Wall Street
61 1988 Dustin Hoffman Rain Man
62 1989 Daniel Day-Lewis My Left Foot
63 1990 Jeremy Irons Reversal of Fortune
64 1991 Anthony Hopkins The Silence of the Lambs
65 1992 Al Pacino Scent of a Woman
66 1993 Tom Hanks Philadelphia
67 1994 Tom Hanks Forrest Gump
68 1995 Nicolas Cage Leaving Las Vegas
69 1996 Geoffrey Rush Shine
70 1997 Jack Nicholson As Good as It Gets
71 1998 Roberto Benigni Life Is Beautiful
72 1999 Kevin Spacey American Beauty
73 2000 Russell Crowe Gladiator
74 2001 Denzel Washington Training Day
75 2002 Adrien Brody The Pianist
76 2003 Sean Penn Mystic River
77 2004 Jamie Foxx Ray
78 2005 Philip Seymour Hoffman Capote
79 2006 Forest Whitaker The Last King of Scotland
80 2007 Daniel Day-Lewis There Will Be Blood
81 2008 Sean Penn Milk
82 2009 Jeff Bridges Crazy Heart
83 2010 Colin Firth The King’s Speech
84 2011 Jean Dujardin The Artist
85 2012 Daniel Day-Lewis Lincoln
86 2013 Matthew McConaughey Dallas Buyers Club
87 2014 Eddie Redmayne The Theory of Everything
88 2015 Leonardo DiCaprio The Revenant

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