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.


11927/28Emil JanningsThe Last Command, The Way of All Flesh
21928/29Warner BaxterIn Old Arizona
31929/30George ArlissDisraeli
41930/31Lionel BarrymoreA Free Soul
51931/32Wallace BeeryThe Champ
51931/32Fredric MarchDr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
61932/33Charles LaughtonThe Private Life of Henry VIII
71934Clark GableIt Happened One Night
81935Victor McLaglenThe Informer
91936Paul MuniThe Story of Louis Pasteur
101937Spencer TracyCaptains Courageous
111938Spencer TracyBoys Town
121939Robert DonatGoodbye, Mr. Chips
131940James StewartThe Philadelphia Story
141941Gary CooperSergeant York
151942James CagneyYankee Doodle Dandy
161943Paul LukasWatch on the Rhine
171944Bing CrosbyGoing My Way
181945Ray MillandThe Lost Weekend
191946Fredric MarchThe Best Years of Our Lives
201947Ronald ColmanA Double Life
211948Laurence OlivierHamlet
221949Broderick CrawfordAll the King’s Men
231950José FerrerCyrano de Bergerac
241951Humphrey BogartThe African Queen
251952Gary CooperHigh Noon
261953William HoldenStalag 17
271954Marlon BrandoOn the Waterfront
281955Ernest BorgnineMarty
291956Yul BrynnerThe King and I
301957Alec GuinnessThe Bridge on the River Kwai
311958David NivenSeparate Tables
321959Charlton HestonBen-Hur
331960Burt LancasterElmer Gantry
341961Maximilian SchellJudgment at Nuremberg
351962Gregory PeckTo Kill a Mockingbird
361963Sidney PoitierLilies of the Field
371964Rex HarrisonMy Fair Lady
381965Lee MarvinCat Ballou
391966Paul ScofieldA Man for All Seasons
401967Rod SteigerIn the Heat of the Night
411968Cliff RobertsonCharly
421969John WayneTrue Grit
431970George C. ScottPatton
441971Gene HackmanThe French Connection
451972Marlon BrandoThe Godfather
461973Jack LemmonSave the Tiger
471974Art CarneyHarry and Tonto
481975Jack NicholsonOne Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
491976Peter FinchNetwork
501977Richard DreyfussThe Goodbye Girl
511978Jon VoightComing Home
521979Dustin HoffmanKramer vs. Kramer
531980Robert De NiroRaging Bull
541981Henry FondaOn Golden Pond
551982Ben KingsleyGandhi
561983Robert DuvallTender Mercies
571984F. Murray AbrahamAmadeus
581985William HurtKiss of the Spider Woman
591986Paul NewmanThe Color of Money
601987Michael DouglasWall Street
611988Dustin HoffmanRain Man
621989Daniel Day-LewisMy Left Foot
631990Jeremy IronsReversal of Fortune
641991Anthony HopkinsThe Silence of the Lambs
651992Al PacinoScent of a Woman
661993Tom HanksPhiladelphia
671994Tom HanksForrest Gump
681995Nicolas CageLeaving Las Vegas
691996Geoffrey RushShine
701997Jack NicholsonAs Good as It Gets
711998Roberto BenigniLife Is Beautiful
721999Kevin SpaceyAmerican Beauty
732000Russell CroweGladiator
742001Denzel WashingtonTraining Day
752002Adrien BrodyThe Pianist
762003Sean PennMystic River
772004Jamie FoxxRay
782005Philip Seymour HoffmanCapote
792006Forest WhitakerThe Last King of Scotland
802007Daniel Day-LewisThere Will Be Blood
812008Sean PennMilk
822009Jeff BridgesCrazy Heart
832010Colin FirthThe King’s Speech
842011Jean DujardinThe Artist
852012Daniel Day-LewisLincoln
862013Matthew McConaugheyDallas Buyers Club
872014Eddie RedmayneThe Theory of Everything
882015Leonardo DiCaprioThe Revenant


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