August 3, 2021

All the winners of the Oscar for Best Actor throughout history | Spoiler

The Academy Awards of Merit, better known as the Oscars Awards, delivered by the United States Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences since 1929.

From its first edition, the Academy selected the best actors of the year and awarded them recognition. As time passed, the Oscars became more important until today they become the most important awards in an actor’s career.

Both the actors, the actresses and the directors are chosen by the more than 9000 members that make up the Academy. But it is worth clarifying that they are divided into groups, that is, that actors vote actors, directors vote directors, etc. Only in the Best Film category do everyone vote.

In the first three editions, the actors were chosen for all their jobs in the year. From the fourth edition, each nominee was chosen for a specific film. In addition, until 1937 there was no Best Supporting Actor category and they were awarded regardless of whether they played a leading or supporting role.

On Spoiler We tell you who were all the Oscar-winning actors in the Best Actor category, over the years.

Daniel Day Lewis is the only one who won 3 Oscars Awards in this category

ALL THE WINNERS OF THE OSCARS FOR BEST ACTOR

1929: Emil Jannings – The Last Order
1930: Warner Baxter – In Old Arizona
1931: George Arliss – Disraeli
1932: Lionel Barrymore – Free Soul
1933: Fredric March – The Man and the Monster
1934: Charles Laughton – The Private Life of Henry VIII
1935: Clark Gable – It happened one night
1936: Victor McLaglen – El delator
1937: Paul Muni – The Story of Luis Pasteur
1938: Spencer Tracy – Capitanes Intrepidos
1939: Spencer Tracy – Forge of Men

Spencer Tracy is the first of eight to win two Oscars.

1940: Robert Donat – Adios Mr Chips
1941: James Stewart – The Philadelphia Story
1942: Gary Cooper – Sergeant York
1943: James Cagney – Yankee Dandy
1944: Paul Lukas – Watch on the Rhine
[1945:BingCrosby-GoingMyWay
1946: Ray Milland – Days Without a Footprint
1947: Frederic March – The best years of our life
1948: Ronald Colman – Double Life
1949: Laurence Olivier – Hamlet
1950: Broderick Crawford – All the king’s men

All the king’s men also won the Oscar for Best Picture that year.

1951: José Ferrer – Cyrano de Bergerac
1952: Humphrey Bogat – The African Queen
1953: Gary Cooper – High Noon
1954: William Holden – Stalag 17
1955: Marlon Brando – On the waterfront
1956:  Ernest Borgnine – Marty
1957: Yul Brynner – The King and I
1958: Alec Guimmess – The Bridge on the River Kwai
1959: David Niven – Separate tables
1960: Charlton Heston – Ben Hur

Ben Hur is the film with the most Oscars with a total of 11 (as well as Titanic and The Lord of the Rings)

1961: Burt Lancaster – Elmer Gantry
1962: Maximilian Schell – Judgment at Nuremberg
1963: Gregory Peck – To kill a mockingbird
1964: Sidney Poitier – Lilies of the Valley
1965: Rex Harrison – My Fair Lady
1966: Lee Marvin – The Explosive Naive
1967: Paul Scofield – A man for all seasons
1968: Rod Steiger – In the heat of the night
1969: Cliff Robertson – Charly
1970: John Wayne – True Grit
1971: George Scott – Patton
1972: Gene Hackman – The French Conecttion
1973: Marlon Brando – The Godfather
1974: Jack Lemmon – Slavad al tigre
1975: Art Carney – Harry and Tonto
1976: Jack Nicholson – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
1977: Peter Finch – Network
1978: Richard Dreyfuss – The Goodbay Girl
1979: Jon Voight – Coming Home
1980: Dustin Hoffman – Kramer vs Kramer
1981: Robert de Niro – Wild Bull

1982: Henry Fonda – One Golden Pond
1983: Ben Kingsley – Gandhi
1984: Robert Duvall – Tender Mercies
1985: F. Murray Abraham – Amadeus
1986: William Hurt – Kiss of the Spider Woman
1987: Paul Newman – The Color of Money
1988: Michael Douglas – Wall Street
1989: Dustin Hoffman – Rain Man
1990: Daniel Day Lewis – My Left Foot

1991: Jeremy Irons – Reversal of Fortune
1992: Anthony Hopkins – The Silence of the Lambs
1993: Al Pacino – Scent of a Woman
1994: Tom Hanks – Philadelphia
1995: Tom Hanks – Forrest Gump

Tom Hanks, along with Spencer Tracy, are the only ones to win two consecutive Oscars in history.

1996: Nicolas Cage – Leaving Las Vegas
1997: Geoffrey Rush – Shine
1998: Jack Nicholson – Best … Impossible
1999: Roberto Begnini – Life is Beautiful
2000: Kevin Spacey – American Beauty
2001: Russell Crowe – Gladiator
2002: Densel Washington – Training Day

2003: Adrien Brody – The Pianist
2004: Sean Penn – Mystic River
2005: Jamie Foxx – Ray
2006: Phillip Seymour Hoffman – Capote
2007: Forest Whitaker – The Last King of Scotland
2008: Daniel Day Lewis – Wells of Ambition
2009: Sean Penn – Milk
2010: Jeff Bridges – Crazy Heart
2011: Colin Firth – The King’s Speech
2012: Jean Dujardin – The Artist
2013: Daniel Day Lewis – Lincoln
2014: Matthew McConaughey – Dallas Buyers Club
2015: Eddie Redmayne – The Theory of Everything
2016: Leonardo Di Caprio – The Revenant

2017: Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea
2018: Gary Oldman –  Darkest Hour
2019: Rami Malek – Bohemian Rhapsodi

The nominees for the 2020 best actor award are as follows:

Leonardo Di Caprio – Once Upon a time in Hollywood
Antonio Banderas – Pain and Glory
Joaquin Phoenix – Joker
Adam Driver – Marriage Story
Jonathan Pryce – The Two Popes

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Guardians of the Galaxy 3

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