Academy Award for Best Actor
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|Academy Award for Best Actor|
|Awarded for||Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role|
|Presented by||Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences|
|First awarded||1929 (for performances in films released during the 1927/1928 film season)|
|Currently held by||Jean Dujardin,
The Artist (2011)
Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit. It is presented each year by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). It is to recognize an actor with an outstanding performance in a movie. Before 1976, this award was called the Academy Award of Merit for Performance by an Actor. Since the beginning the award has commonly been called the Oscar for Best Actor.
Actors are nominated for this award by Academy members who are actors and actresses themselves. The winner is selected by the Academy membership as a whole.
Winners and nominees [change]
Winners are listed first in bold, followed by the other nominees.
|Emil Jannings||The Last Command||Grand Duke Sergius Alexander|
|The Way of All Flesh||August Schilling|
|Richard Barthelmess||The Noose||Nickie Elkins|
|The Patent Leather Kid||Patent Leather Kid|
|Warner Baxter||In Old Arizona||The Cisco Kid|
|George Bancroft||Thunderbolt||Thunderbolt Jim Lang|
|Chester Morris||Alibi||Chick Williams (No. 1065)|
|Paul Muni||The Valiant||James Dyke|
|Lewis Stone||The Patriot||Count Pahlen|
|Colin Firth||The King's Speech||King George VI|
|Jeff Bridges||True Grit||Rooster Cogburn|
|Jesse Eisenberg||The Social Network||Mark Zuckerberg|
|James Franco||127 Hours||Aron Ralston|
|Jean Dujardin||The Artist||George Valentin|
|Demián Bichir||A Better Life||Carlos Galindo|
|George Clooney||The Descendants||Matt King|
|Gary Oldman||Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy||George Smiley|
|Brad Pitt||Moneyball||Billy Beane|
Related pages [change]
Other websites [change]
- Oscars.org (official Academy site)