Best Leading Actor Winners

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2020 Joaquin Phoenix Joker
2019 Rami Malek Bohemian Rhapsody
2018 Gary Oldman Darkest Hour
2017 Casey Affleck Manchester by the Sea
2016 Leonardo DiCaprio The Revenant
2015 Eddie Redmayne The Theory of Everything
2014 Matthew McConaughey Dallas Buyers Club
2013 Daniel Day-Lewis Lincoln
2012 Jean Dujardin The Artist
2011 Colin Firth The King's Speech
2010 Jeff Bridges Crazy Heart
2009 Sean Penn Milk
2008 Daniel Day-Lewis There Will Be Blood
2007 Forest Whitaker The Last King of Scotland
2006 Philip Seymour Hoffman Capote
2005 Jamie Foxx Ray
2004 Sean Penn Mystic River
2003 Adrien Brody The Pianist
2002 Denzel Washington Training Day
2001 Russell Crowe Gladiator
2000 Kevin Spacey American Beauty
1999 Roberto Benigni Life Is Beautiful
1998 Jack Nicholson As Good as It Gets
1997 Geoffrey Rush Shine
1996 Nicolas Cage Leaving Las Vegas
1995 Tom Hanks Forrest Gump
1994 Tom Hanks Philadelphia
1993 Al Pacino Scent of a Woman
1992 Anthony Hopkins The Silence of the Lambs
1991 Jeremy Irons Reversal of Fortune
1990 Daniel Day-Lewis My Left Foot
1989 Dustin Hoffman Rain Man
1988 Michael Douglas Wall Street
1987 Paul Newman The Color of Money
1986 William Hurt Kiss of the Spider Woman
1985 F. Murray Abraham Amadeus
1984 Robert Duvall Tender Mercies
1983 Ben Kingsley Gandhi
1982 Henry Fonda On Golden Pond
1981 Robert De Niro Raging Bull
1980 Dustin Hoffman Kramer vs. Kramer
1979 Jon Voight Coming Home
1978 Richard Dreyfuss The Goodbye Girl
1977 Peter Finch Network
1976 Jack Nicholson One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
1975 Art Carney Harry and Tonto
1974 Jack Lemmon Save the Tiger
1973 Marlon Brando The Godfather
1972 Gene Hackman The French Connection
1971 George C. Scott Patton
1970 John Wayne True Grit
1969 Cliff Robertson Charly
1968 Rod Steiger In the Heat of the Night
1967 Paul Scofield A Man for All Seasons
1966 Lee Marvin Cat Ballou
1965 Rex Harrison My Fair Lady
1964 Sidney Poitier Lilies of the Field
1963 Gregory Peck To Kill a Mockingbird
1962 Maximilian Schell Judgment at Nuremberg
1961 Burt Lancaster Elmer Gantry
1960 Charlton Heston Ben-Hur
1959 David Niven Separate Tables
1958 Alec Guinness The Bridge on the River Kwai
1957 Yul Brynner The King and I
1956 Ernest Borgnine Marty
1955 Marlon Brando On the Waterfront
1954 William Holden Stalag 17
1953 Gary Cooper High Noon
1952 Humphrey Bogart The African Queen
1951 José Ferrer Cyrano de Bergerac
1950 Broderick Crawford All the King's Men
1949 Laurence Olivier Hamlet
1948 Ronald Colman A Double Life
1947 Fredric March The Best Years of Our Lives
1946 Ray Milland The Lost Weekend
1945 Bing Crosby Going My Way
1944 Paul Lukas Watch on the Rhine
1943 James Cagney Yankee Doodle Dandy
1942 Gary Cooper Sergeant York
1941 James Stewart The Philadelphia Story
1940 Robert Donat Goodbye, Mr. Chips
1939 Spencer Tracy Boys Town
1938 Spencer Tracy Captains Courageous
1937 Paul Muni The Story of Louis Pasteur
1936 Victor McLaglen The Informer
1935 Clark Gable It Happened One Night
1934 Charles Laughton The Private Life of Henry VIII.
1933 Fredric March Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
1933 Wallace Beery The Champ
1932 Lionel Barrymore A Free Soul
1931 George Arliss Disraeli
1930 Warner Baxter In Old Arizona
1929 Emil Jannings The Last Command