Oscar Winning Best Actors- 1929 to 2020 Academy Award Winners

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Academy Awards 2020 were recently announced! More than 100 Oscars have been won till 2020, but are you familiar with the Oscar winning best actors of all time?

The Academy awards AKA Oscar is the most prestigious award in Hollywood and an actor who wins this glorious award adds his/her name to the wall of fame of great on-screen performers.

Here’s the entire list of Oscar-winning best actors who won Oscar aka Academy Award for their outstanding performances in Hollywood!

The first Academy Award was given in 1929. To honor the greatest on-screen awards of all time, JoolayLife presents Academy award best actor year-wise!

Joaquin Phoenix won best actor for “Joker,”
Joaquin Phoenix

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Oscar Winning Best Actors (1929-1930)

1929– Emil Jannings won the first Oscar in The Last Command and Way of
All Flesh on May 16, 1929

1930– Warner Baxter won the Academy Award for In OldArizona on April 3, 1930

1930– George Arliss also became the Oscar awardee for Disraeli on November 5, 1930

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Emil Jannings

Academy Award Best Actor (1930-1940)

1931– Lionel Barrymore won the Academy Award A Free Soul on November 10, 1931

1932– Wallace Beery got the best actor Oscar for his performance in The Champ on November 18, 1932

1932– Fredric March won an Oscar for his role in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde on November 18, 1932

1934– Charles Laughton won the Academy for The Private Life of Henry VIII on March 16, 1934

1935– Clark Gable became the best actor for It Happened One Night on February 27, 1935

1936– Victor McLaglen became best actor for Oscar in The Informer on March 5, 1936

1937– Paul Muni became the Oscar winning actor for his role in The Story of Louis Pasteur on March 4, 1937

1938– Spencer Tracy won the award for the movie Captains Courageous on March 10, 1938

1939– Spencer Tracy again became the Academy Award best actor for Boys ­­Town on February 23, 1939

1940– Robert Donat won the Oscar for Goodbye, Mr. Chips on February 29, 1940

academy award best actor
Fredrick March

Oscar Winning Actors (1941-1950)

1941– James Stewart won the award for The Philadelphia on February 27, 1941

1942– Gary Cooper won the Academy Award for Sergeant on February 26, 1942

1943– James Cagney won the Oscar for Yankee Doodle Dandy on March 4, 1943

1944– Paul Lukas entered the list of Oscar Winning best actors for Watch on the Rhine on March 2, 1944

1945– Bing Crosby became an Academy Award Winning actor for Going My Way on March 15, 1945

1946– Ray Milland won the best actor award for The Lost Weekend on March 7, 1946

1947– Fredric March won the best actor award for The Best Years of Our Lives on March 13, 1947

1948– Ronald Colman won the Oscar for A Double Life on March 20, 1948

1949– Laurence Olivier won the best actor award for Hamlet on March 24, 1949

1950– Broderick Crawford entered the list of Oscar Winning best actors for All the King’s Men on March 23, 1950

oscar winning best actors
Gary Cooper

Academy Award Best Actor (1951-1960)

1951– José Ferrer won the best actor award for Cyrano de on March 29, 1951

1952– Humphrey Bogart became an Academy Award Winning actor for The African Queen on March 30, 1952

1953–  Gary Cooper won the best actor award for High Noon on March 19, 1953

1954– William Holden won the Acadamy Award for Stalag on March 25, 1954

1955– Marlon Brando entered the list of Oscar Winning best actors for On the Waterfront on March 30, 1955

1956– Ernest Borgnine won the Oscar for Marty on March 21, 1956

1957– Yul Brynner won the best actor award for The King and I on March 27, 1957

1958– Alec Guinness won the Acadamy Award for The Bridge on the River Kwai on March 26, 1958

1959–  David Niven won the Acadamy Award for Separate Tables on April 6, 1959

1960– Charlton Heston entered the list of Oscar-Winning best actors for Ben-Hur on April 4, 1960

academy award best actor
Humphrey Bogart

Oscar Winning Best Actors (1961-1970)

1961– Burt Lancaster became an Academy Award Winning actor for Elmer Gantry on April 17, 1961

1962– Maximilian Schell won the Oscar for Judgment at Nuremberg on April 9, 1962

1963– Gregory Peck won the best actor award for To Kill a Mockingbird on April 8, 1963

1964– Sidney Poitier won the Acadamy Award for Lilies of the Field on April 13, 1964

1965– Rex Harrison entered the list of Oscar Winning best actors for My Fair Lady on April 5, 1965

1966– Lee Marvin won the Acadamy Award for Cat Ballou on April 18, 1966

1967– Paul Scofield won the Acadamy Award for A Man for All Seasons on April 10, 1967

1968– Rod Steiger became an Academy Award Winning actor for In the Heat of the Night on April 10, 1968

1969– Cliff Robertson won the Oscar for Charly on April 14, 1969

1970– John Wayne entered the list of Oscar Winning best actors for True Grit on April 7, 1970

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Gregory Peck

Oscar Winning Actors (1971-1980)

1971– George C. Scott won the best actor award for Patton on April 15, 1971

1972– Gene Hackman won the Acadamy Award for The French Connection on April 10, 1972

1973– Marlon Brando won the Acadamy Award for The Godfather on March 27, 1973

1974– Jack Lemmon won the best actor award for Save the Tiger on April 2, 1974

1975– Art Carney won the Oscar for Harry and Tonto on April 8, 1975

1976– Jack Nicholson entered the list of Oscar Winning best actors for One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest on March 29, 1976

1977– Peter Finch won the best actor award for Network on March 28, 1977

1978– Richard Dreyfuss became an Academy Award Winning actor for The Goodbye Girl on April 3, 1978

1979– Jon Vought won the Acadamy Award for Coming Home on April 9, 1979

1980– Dustin Hoffmanm won the Academy for Kramer vs. Kramer on April 14, 1980

academy award best actor
Jack Lemmon

Academy Award Best Actor (1981-1990)

1981– Robert De Niro won the Acadamy Award for Raging Bull on March 31, 1981

1982– Henry Fonda won the best actor award for On Golden Pond on March 29, 1982

1983–  Ben Kingsley entered the list of Oscar Winning best actors for Gandhi on April 11, 1983

1984– Robert Duvall won the Oscar for Tender Mercies on April 9, 1984

1985–  F. Murray Abraham won the Acadamy Award for Amadeus on March 25, 1985

1986– William Hurt became an Academy Award Winning actor for Kiss of the Spider Woman on March 24, 1986

1987– Paul Newman won the best actor award for The Color of Money on March 30, 1987

1988– Michael Douglas won the Acadamy Award for Wall Street on April 11, 1988

1989–  Dustin Hoffman won the Acadamy Award for Rain Man on March 27, 1989

1990– Daniel Day- Lewis entered the list of Oscar Winning best actors for My Left Foot on March 26, 1990

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Dustin Hoffman

Oscar Winning Best Actors (1991-2000)

1991– Jeremy Irons won the Acadamy Award for Reversal of Fortune on March 25, 1991

1992– Anthony Hopkins became an Academy Award Winning actor for The Silence of the Lambs on March 30, 1992

1993– Al Pacino won the Oscar for Scent of a Woman on March 29, 1993

1994– Tom Hanks won the best actor award for Philadelphia on March 21, 1994

1995– Tom Hanks won the Acadamy Award for Forrest Gump on March 27, 1995

1996– Nicolas Cage entered the list of Oscar Winning best actors for Leaving Las Vegas on March 25, 1996

1997– Geoffrey Rush won the Acadamy Award for Shine on March 24, 1997

1998– Jack Nicholson became an Academy Award Winning actor for As Good as It Gets on March 23, 1998

1999– Roberto Benigni won the Acadamy Award for Life Is Beautiful onMarch 21, 1999

2000–  Kevin Spacey won the Oscar for American Beauty on March 26, 2000

oscar winning best actors
Jack Nicholson

Academy Award Best Actor (2001-2010)

2001– Russell Crowe entered the list of Oscar Winning best actors for Gladiator on March 25, 2001

2002– Denzel Washington won the best actor award for Training Day on March 24, 2002

2003– Adrien Brody became an Academy Award Winning actor for The Pianist on March 23, 2003

2004– Sean Penn won the Acadamy Award for Mystic River on February 29, 2004

2005– Jamie Foxx won the Oscar for Ray on February 27, 2005

2006– Philip Seymour Hoffman won the Acadamy Award for Capote on March 5, 2006

2007– Forest Whitaker entered the list of Oscar Winning best actors for The Last King of Scotland on February 25, 2007

2008– Daniel Day-Lewis won the Acadamy Award for There Will Be Blood on February 24, 2008

2009– Sean Penn won the best actor award for Milk on February 22, 2009

2010Jeff Bridges became an Academy Award-Winning actor for Crazy Heart on March 7, 2010

Jeff Bridges (by- Gage Skidmore)

Oscar Winning Actors (2010-2020)

2011– Colin Firth The won the Oscar for King’s Speech on February 27, 2011

2012– Jean Dujardin entered the list of Oscar Winning best actors for The Artist on February 26, 2012

2013– Daniel Day- Lewis became an Academy Award Winning actor for Lincoln on February 24, 2013

2014– Matthew McConaughey won the best actor award for Dallas Buyers Club on March 2, 2014

2015– Eddie Redmayne won the Acadamy Award for The Theory of Everything on February 22, 2015

2016– Leonardo DiCaprio became an Academy Award Winning actor for The Revenant on February 28, 2016

2017– Casey Affleck won the Oscar for Manchester by the Sea on February 26, 2017

2018– Gary Oldman won the best actor award for Darkest on March 4, 2018

2019– Rami Malek entered the list of Oscar Winning best actors for Bohemian Rhapsody on February 24, 2019

2020– Joaquin Phoenix won the best actor for Joker on February 10, 2020

Leonardo DiCaprio (via NASA wiki)

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