The Oscar Quest: A Viewer’s Guide

This is it, folks. This is what it’s all been building towards. One article encompassing everything. Here is a list of every film ever nominated for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Director. A cheat sheet, of sorts. If you’re looking for Oscar films to watch, and don’t want to read all the articles (or say you’ve read the articles, but now want a list of films to see, and don’t want to reread them all), you can just go to this article and everything is right at your fingertips. Let me explain how it works:

The list descends by category (Picture, Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, Director) and by year, starting with the most recent. Each film on the list will be color-coded based on how much I like it/how essential it is. I’ll explain the color code in a second. Using the colors, you can instantly know whether or not I think you should see a film as well as (generally) how I feel about it. You can also use The Oscar Quest: Rankings article to see how I ranked the films/performances in their specific categories. Between the two, you’ll have as much information as you can possibly get about my opinion of a film on its own and in the context of a category without reading anything.

And if that’s not enough, next to each category, when I list what year it is, I’ll link to the article I wrote about it, which contains in depth (or not) thoughts about the films, synopses, and just more specific information on how I rank it, how I figured out my vote, things like that. So, with this one article, you have as much or as little information you could want about every movie from this Oscar Quest. Aren’t I great?

And in case having everything in one article is too overwhelming for you, here’s this exact list broken down by category. I’m too nice, I know:

The Oscar Quest: A Viewer’s Guide — Best Picture

The Oscar Quest: A Viewer’s Guide — Best Actor

The Oscar Quest: A Viewer’s Guide — Best Actress

The Oscar Quest: A Viewer’s Guide — Best Supporting Actor

— The Oscar Quest: A Viewer’s Guide — Best Supporting Actress

The Oscar Quest: A Viewer’s Guide — Best Director

Here’s how the color coding works (It’s so colorful):

Films in RED are films that are essential. These are films you need to see, whether you like them or not. Though you’ll probably like most of them. A few of these may be part of a personal bias, but this is my list. Just think of the films in red as films you need to see if you want to be film literate (in the most basic sense). At least 70% of these are films that, if you haven’t seen them, you should be ashamed of yourself. These are the prerequisites you need to get into the class. (5-star films.)

Films in ORANGE are films that are my personal favorites (that aren’t already marked red). While not “essential” per say, these are films that I love dearly. They’re essential to me. They’re films that I will tell you that you need to see. I’d say that 80% of the time, these are going to be films that most people would enjoy. A few of them might be subjective to me, but on the whole, these are all very good films. I tried to limit the orange ones to only the best of the best, my absolute favorites. But either way, I love them, and you should definitely see at least 80% of them. (My 5-star films. At worst, most people’s 3-star films. Generally 4’s for everybody.)

Films in YELLOW are films I rate as “very good” films. Not too many people can deny that these films are good films, and whether or not they like them will come down to personal preference. The yellows are the most expansive category. They are by far the biggest bunch. Some of them are 5 stars, but just aren’t ones I love enough to make them orange. Most are solid 4s and come highly recommended. Some are weak 4s and high 3s and come recommended. The strength of the recommendation can be gauged by checking the articles. I’d say at least 60% of them are ones that most people would definitely enjoy, sight unseen. You may want to check a synopsis to be sure, but the rule of thumb is, you see yellow, it’s a good film. You should definitely check out a good portion of these. (4-star films. Maybe a 5 or a 3 here or there.)

Films in GREEN are films that are good films, but ones that probably won’t be for everybody. These probably cover the most ground in terms of my ratings. These will be anywhere from films I feel are solidly 4 stars, to films I don’t even like so much but understand and appreciate that they’re good films. I think the major commonality among the films is that they’re very divisive. They’re all good, but, some people might really like them, some people might not. You almost definitely want to check the synopses on these. Because some of these I love, and some of these I really don’t like, but I mark them green because I know they are good films on some level and don’t want to discount them entirely. These will be the hardest to gauge in terms of my opinion on them based solely on the color. I recommend you get more information on these. But generally most people would rate these at least a 3. (These are generally 3-4 star movies. Many 3s, many 4s, it depends.)

Films in BLUE are — well — the other films. These are films that I enjoyed, but didn’t really love all that much. They’re ones that are one step above the next level below this. Think of these as films that I enjoyed, but not more than a “meh, that was pretty good” kind of way. You’ll get a feel for it when you see which ones are marked blue. They’re ones that, while not totally for me, have their high points, and are not “bad” enough to be put in the final category. Do your homework on these. You may find ones you like here that I don’t like (it’s entirely possible), or you may find something that you like a lot more than I did. This is all based on my personal opinion. The first thing you should know before doing this is how my opinions match yours. NOTE: ALL WINNERS ARE AT LEAST BLUE. Having won, they carry at least that much of a coding. I may not feel so strongly about them, but they do earn that much. So, if you see a WINNER in blue, chances are I don’t like the film too much. (3 star films. Almost exclusively. <5% 4 stars and 2 stars combined here.)

Films NOT in any color (or, whatever the default color of this page is) are films that I don’t like. I won’t go so far as to say I hate them, since they are Oscar nominees, and that at least merits a certain amount of respect, but we’ll put it like this: these are ones I DO NOT recommend. Or, they’re films that just really weren’t for me. By elimination, there have to be a few of these on this list. So, the ones that are blank are ones that either I don’t like or are completely indifferent towards. And complete indifference means, they may be good, but I don’t care. I just didn’t care for it, whether because I think it’s a bad film, a boring film, or because it just really wasn’t for me. Read the articles if you want specifics. (3 stars or 2 star here. Nothing nominated for an Oscar gets a 1. They’re not completely inept. Mostly 2s, some 3s.)

The coding should be simple enough. Where it gets dicy is when we get to the acting categories. So how it’ll work is: ALL RATINGS ARE FOR THE FILMS. I recommend films first. If you want to know about the performances, click the article for that year or check the Rankings article.

One thing I will do, is if I feel a performance is very exceptional (regardless of what I think of the film), I’ll italicize it. IF A FILM IS ITALICIZED, IT MEANS THE PERFORMANCE IS AMAZING. Those are the films that, if I’m gonna study performance, these are the ones I’m going to first. Or, the performance is so iconic you have to see it. The same goes for Best Director. If I italicize it, it means the effort is beyond amazing. If you want to know what great directing is, watch the italicized films. Watch the red ones too, but the italicized ones especially. You’ll figure it out.

And, to keep things really easy — ALL RATINGS ARE UNIFORM throughout. That is, if a film is rated yellow for Best Picture, it will be rated yellow in Best Actor, Best Actress, and whatever other categories it is nominated in. That’s how easy it is for you.

But wait, there’s more…

So you don’t need to worry about repeats, I’ve created a way for you to know if a film has been mentioned before. If you go down the list from top to bottom, you don’t want to have to keep of which films have appeared in other categories or not. So, IF A FILM HAS AN ASTERISK (*) NEXT TO IT, IT MEANS IT’S APPEARING FOR THE FIRST TIME. That way you won’t have to keep scrolling back and forth. Aren’t I great?

Get ready, folks. This is the result of two years worth of effort you’re about to see. So go ahead, get watching. This is for you. It’s like a coloring book. Go fill in the colors.

(Note: Winners appear first and bolded. If a performance/directorial effort is italicized, I consider it to be one of the best/a favorite. If an asterisk (*) appears after a film, it means it’s appearing for the first time (in the order of Picture, Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, then Director). Let me know if there are any discrepancies.)

(Anything flush right on the page is a film I’ve yet to see.)


2013 12 Years a Slave (Fox Searchlight)

American Hustle (Columbia, Annapurna)

Captain Phillips (Columbia)

Dallas Buyers Club (Focus Features)

Gravity (Warner Bros.)

Her (Warner Bros., Annapurna)

Nebraska (Paramount Vantage)

Philomena (The Weinstein Co.)

The Wolf of Wall Street (Paramount, Universal)

2012  Argo (Warner Bros.)

Amour (Les Films du Losange, X Filme Creative Pool, Wega Film Production)

Beasts of the Southern Wild (Fox Searchlight)

Django Unchained (The Weinstein Co., Columbia)

Les Misérables (Universal, Working Title Films)

Life of Pi (20th Century Fox)

Lincoln (Touchstone, DreamWorks, 20h Century Fox)

Silver Linings Playbook (The Weinstein Co.)

Zero Dark Thirty (Columbia)

2011 – The Artist (The Weinstein Company)

The Descendants (Fox Searchlight)

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (Warner Bros.)

The Help (Touchstone, DreamWorks)

Hugo (Paramount)

Midnight in Paris (Sony Pictures Classics)

Moneyball (Columbia)

The Tree of Life (Fox Searchlight)

War Horse (Touchstone, DreamWorks)

2010 The King’s Speech (The Weinstein Company)

Black Swan (Fox Searchlight)

The Fighter (Paramount)

Inception (Warner Bros.)

The Kids Are All Right (Focus Features)

127 Hours (Fox Searchlight)

The Social Network (Sony Pictures)

Toy Story 3 (Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar Animation Studios)

True Grit (Paramount)

Winter’s Bone (Roadside Attractions)

2009 The Hurt Locker (Summit Entertainment)

Avatar (20th Century Fox)

The Blind Side (Warner Bros.)

District 9 (TriStar Pictures)

An Education (Sony Pictures Classics)

Inglourious Basterds (The Weinstein Company, Universal Studios)

Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire (Lions Gate Entertainment)

A Serious Man (Focus Features)

Up (Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar Animation Studios)

Up in the Air (Paramount Pictures)

2008 Slumdog Millionaire (Fox Searchlight, Warner Bros.)

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (Paramount, Warner Bros.)

Frost/Nixon (Universal)

Milk (Focus Features)

The Reader (The Weinstein Company)

2007 No Country for Old Men (Miramax, Paramount Vantage)

Atonement (Focus Features)

Juno (Fox Searchlight)

Michael Clayton (Warner Bros.)

There Will Be Blood (Paramount Vantage, Miramax)

2006 The Departed (Warner Bros.)

Babel (Paramount Vantage)

Letters from Iwo Jima (Warner Bros.)

Little Miss Sunshine (Fox Searchlight)

The Queen (Miramax)

2005 Crash (Lions Gate Entertainment)

Brokeback Mountain (Focus Features)

Capote (United Artists)

Good Night, and Good Luck (Warner Bros.)

Munich (DreamWorks, Universal)

2004 Million Dollar Baby (Warner Bros.)

The Aviator (Warner Bros., Miramax)

Finding Neverland (Miramax)

Ray (Universal)

Sideways (Fox Searchlight)

2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (New Line Cinema)

Lost in Translation (Focus Features)

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (Fox, Miramax, Universal)

Mystic River (Warner Bros.)

Seabiscuit (Universal, DreamWorks)

2002 Chicago (Miramax)

Gangs of New York (Miramax)

The Hours (Paramount, Miramax)

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (New Line Cinema)

The Pianist (Focus Features)

2001 A Beautiful Mind (Universal, DreamWorks)

Gosford Park (USA Films)

In the Bedroom (Miramax)

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (New Line Cinema)

Moulin Rouge! (20th Century Fox)

2000 Gladiator (DreamWorks, Universal)

Chocolat (Miramax)

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Sony Pictures Classics)

Erin Brockovich (Universal, Columbia)

Traffic (USA Films)

1999 American Beauty (DreamWorks)

The Cider House Rules (Miramax)

The Green Mile (Castle Rock Entertainment, Warner Bros.)

The Insider (Touchstone Pictures)

The Sixth Sense (Hollywood Pictures)

1998 Shakespeare in Love (Miramax/Universal)

Elizabeth (PolyGram Filmed Entertainment)

Life Is Beautiful (Miramax)

Saving Private Ryan (DreamWorks, Paramount)

The Thin Red Line (20th Century Fox)

1997 Titanic (Paramount, 20th Century Fox)

As Good as It Gets (TriStar)

The Full Monty (Fox Searchlight)

Good Will Hunting (Miramax)

L.A. Confidential (Warner Bros.)

1996 The English Patient (Miramax)

Fargo (Gramercy Pictures)

Jerry Maguire (TriStar)

Shine (October Films)

Secrets & Lies (Fine Line Features)

1995 Braveheart (Paramount, Icon)

Apollo 13 (Universal, Imagine Entertainment)

Babe (Universal)

Il Postino (Miramax)

Sense and Sensibility (Columbia)

1994 Forrest Gump (Paramount)

Four Weddings and a Funeral (PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, Working Title)

Pulp Fiction (Miramax)

Quiz Show (Hollywood Pictures)

The Shawshank Redemption (Columbia, Castle Rock Entertainment)

1993 Schindler’s List (Universal)

The Fugitive (Warner Bros.)

In the Name of the Father (Universal)

The Piano (Miramax)

The Remains of the Day (Columbia)

1992 Unforgiven (Warner Bros.)

The Crying Game (Miramax)

A Few Good Men (Columbia, Castle Rock Entertainment)

Howards End (Sony Pictures Classics)

Scent of a Woman (Universal)

1991 The Silence of the Lambs (Orion)

Beauty and the Beast (Walt Disney Pictures)

Bugsy (TriStar)

JFK (Warner Bros.)

The Prince of Tides (Columbia)

1990 Dances with Wolves (Orion)

Awakenings (Columbia)

Ghost (Paramount)

The Godfather Part III (Paramount)

Goodfellas (Warner Bros.)

1989 Driving Miss Daisy (Warner Bros.)

Born on the Fourth of July (Universal)

Dead Poet’s Society (Touchstone Pictures)

Field of Dreams (Universal)

My Left Foot (Miramax)

1988 Rain Man (United Artists)

The Accidental Tourist (Warner Bros.)

Dangerous Liaisons (Warner Bros.)

Mississippi Burning (Orion)

Working Girl (20th Century Fox)

1987 The Last Emperor (Columbia)

Broadcast News (20th Century Fox)

Fatal Attraction (Paramount)

Hope and Glory (Columbia)

Moonstruck (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

1986 Platoon (Orion)

Children of a Lesser God (Paramount)

Hannah and Her Sisters (Orion)

The Mission (Warner Bros.)

A Room With a View (Cinecom)

1985 Out of Africa (Universal)

The Color Purple (Warner Bros.)

Kiss of the Spider Woman (Island Alive)

Prizzi’s Honor (20th Century Fox, ABC Motion Pictures)

Witness (Paramount)

1984 Amadeus (Orion)

The Killing Fields (Warner Bros.)

A Passage to India (Columbia)

Places in the Heart (TriStar)

A Soldier’s Story (Columbia)

1983 Terms of Endearment (Paramount)

The Big Chill (Columbia)

The Dresser (Columbia)

The Right Stuff (Warner Bros., The Ladd Company)

Tender Mercies (Universal, AFD)

1982 Gandhi (Columbia)

E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial (Universal)

Missing (Universal)

Tootsie (Columbia)

The Verdict (20th Century Fox)

1981 Chariots of Fire (The Ladd Company, Warner Bros.)

Atlantic City (Paramount)

On Golden Pond (IFC Films)

Raiders of the Lost Ark (Paramount)

Reds (Paramount)

1980 Ordinary People (Paramount)

Coal Miner’s Daughter (Universal)

The Elephant Man (Paramount)

Raging Bull (United Artists)

Tess (Columbia)

1979 Kramer vs. Kramer (Columbia)

All That Jazz (20th Century Fox)

Apocalypse Now (United Artists)

Breaking Away (20th Century Fox)

Norma Rae (20th Century Fox)

1978 The Deer Hunter (Universal)

Coming Home (United Artists)

Heaven Can Wait (Paramount)

Midnight Express (Columbia)

An Unmarried Woman (20th Century Fox)

1977 Annie Hall (United Artists)

The Goodbye Girl (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Warner Bros.)

Julia (20th Century Fox)

Star Wars (20th Century Fox)

The Turning Point (20th Century Fox)

1976 Rocky (United Artists)

All the President’s Men (Warner Bros.)

Bound for Glory (United Artists)

Network (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, United Artists)

Taxi Driver (Columbia)

1975 One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (United Artists)

Barry Lyndon (Warner Bros.)

Dog Day Afternoon (Warner Bros.)

Jaws (Universal)

Nashville (Paramount)

1974 The Godfather Part II (Paramount)

Chinatown (Paramount)

The Conversation (Paramount)

Lenny (United Artists)

The Towering Inferno (20th Century Fox, Warner Bros.)

1973 The Sting (Universal)

American Graffiti (Universal)

Cries and Whispers (New World Pictures)

The Exorcist (Warner Bros.)

A Touch of Class (Avco Embassy)

1972 The Godfather (Paramount)

Cabaret (Allied Artists)

Deliverance (Warner Bros.)

The Emigrants (Warner Bros.)

Sounder (20th Century Fox)

1971 The French Connection (20th Century Fox)

A Clockwork Orange (Warner Bros.)

Fiddler on the Roof (United Artists)

The Last Picture Show (Columbia)

Nicholas and Alexandra (Columbia)

1970 Patton (20th Century Fox)

Airport (Universal)

Five Easy Pieces (Columbia)

Love Story (Paramount)

MASH (20th Century Fox)

1969 Midnight Cowboy (United Artists)

Anne of the Thousand Days (Universal)

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (20th Century Fox)

Hello, Dolly! (20th Century Fox)

Z (Cinema V)

1968 Oliver! (Columbia)

Funny Girl (Columbia)

The Lion in Winter (Avco Embassy)

Rachel, Rachel (Warner Bros.)

Romeo and Juliet (Paramount)

1967 In the Heat of the Night (United Artists)

Bonnie and Clyde (Warner Bros., Seven Arts)

Doctor Dolittle (20th Century Fox)

The Graduate (Embassy)

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (Columbia)

1966 A Man for All Seasons (Columbia)

Alfie (Paramount)

The Russians are Coming, the Russians are Coming (United Artists)

The Sand Pebbles (20th Century Fox)

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Warner Bros.)

1965 The Sound of Music (20th Century Fox)

Darling (Embassy)

Doctor Zhivago (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

Ship of Fools (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

A Thousand Clowns (United Artists)

1964 My Fair Lady (Warner Bros.)

Becket (Paramount)

Doctor Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (Columbia)

Mary Poppins (Disney, Buena Vista)

Zorba the Greek (20th Century Fox)

1963 Tom Jones (United Artists)

America, America (Warner Bros.)

Cleopatra (20th Century Fox)

How the West Was Won (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

Lilies of the Field (United Artists)

1962 Lawrence of Arabia (Columbia)

The Longest Day (20th Century Fox)

The Music Man (Warner Bros.)

Mutiny on the Bounty (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

To Kill a Mockingbird (U-I)

1961 West Side Story (United Artists)

Fanny (Warner Bros.)

The Guns of Navarone (Columbia)

The Hustler (20th Century Fox)

Judgment at Nuremberg (United Artists)

1960 The Apartment (United Artists)

The Alamo (United Artists)

Elmer Gantry (United Artists)

Sons and Lovers (20th Century Fox)

The Sundowners (Warner Bros.)

1959 Ben-Hur (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

Anatomy of a Murder (Columbia)

The Diary of Anne Frank (20th Century Fox)

The Nun’s Story (Warner Bros.)

Room at the Top (Continental)

1958 Gigi (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

Auntie Mame (Warner Bros.)

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

The Defiant Ones (Kramer, United Artists)

Separate Tables (United Artists)

1957 Bridge on the River Kwai (Columbia)

Peyton Place (20th Century Fox)

Sayonara (Warner Bros.)

12 Angry Men (United Artists)

Witness for the Prosecution (United Artists)

1956 Around the World in 80 Days (United Artists)

Friendly Persuasion (Allied Artists)

Giant (Warner Bros.)

The King and I (20th Century Fox)

The Ten Commandments (Paramount)

1955 Marty (United Artists)

Love is a Many-Splendored Thing (20th Century Fox)

Mister Roberts (Warner Bros.)

Picnic (Columbia)

The Rose Tattoo (Paramount)

1954 On the Waterfront (Columbia)

The Caine Mutiny (Columbia)

The Country Girl (Paramount)

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

Three Coins in the Fountain (20th Century Fox)

1953 From Here to Eternity (Columbia)

Julius Caesar (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

The Robe (20th Century Fox)

Roman Holiday (Paramount)

Shane (Paramount)

1952 The Greatest Show on Earth (Paramount)

High Noon (United Artists)

Ivanhoe (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

Moulin Rouge (United Artists)

The Quiet Man (Republic)

1951 An American in Paris (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

Decision Before Dawn (20th Century Fox)

A Place in the Sun (Paramount)

Quo Vadis (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

A Streetcar Named Desire (Warner Bros.)

1950 All About Eve (20th Century Fox)

Born Yesterday (Columbia)

Father of the Bride (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

King Solomon’s Mines (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

Sunset Boulevard (Paramount)

1949 All the King’s Men (Rossen, Columbia)

Battleground (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

The Heiress (Paramount)

A Letter to Three Wives (20th Century Fox)

Twelve O’Clock High (20th Century Fox)

1948 Hamlet (J. Arthur Rank-Two Cities Films, Universal International)

Johnny Belinda (Warner Bros.)

The Red Shoes (Rank Organisation, Powell & Pressburger, Eagle-Lion Films)

The Snake Pit (20th Century Fox)

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (Warner Bros.)

1947 Gentleman’s Agreement (20th Century Fox)

The Bishop’s Wife (RKO Radio)

Crossfire (RKO Radio)

Great Expectations (Rank-Cineguild, U-I)

Miracle on 34th Street (20th Century Fox)

1946 The Best Years of Our Lives (RKO Radio)

Henry V (United Artists)

It’s a Wonderful Life (RKO Radio)

The Razor’s Edge (20th Century Fox)

The Yearling (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

1945 The Lost Weekend (Paramount)

Anchors Aweigh (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

The Bells of St. Mary’s (RKO Radio)

Mildred Pierce (Warner Bros.)

Spellbound (United Artists)

1944 Going My Way (Paramount)

Double Indemnity (Paramount)

Gaslight (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

Since You Went Away (Selznick, United Artists)

Wilson (20th Century Fox)

1943 Casablanca (Warner Bros.)

For Whom the Bell Tolls (Paramount)

Heaven Can Wait (20th Century Fox)

The Human Comedy (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

In Which We Serve (United Artists)

Madame Curie (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

The More the Merrier (Columbia)

The Ox-Bow Incident (20th Century Fox)

The Song of Bernadette (20th Century Fox)

Watch on the Rhine (Warner Bros.)

1942 Mrs. Miniver (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

49th Parallel (GFD, Columbia)

Kings Row (Warner Bros.)

The Magnificent Ambersons (Mercury, RKO Radio)

The Pied Piper (20th Century Fox)

The Pride of the Yankees (Goldwyn, RKO Radio)

Random Harvest (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

The Talk of the Town (Columbia)

Wake Island (Paramount)

Yankee Doodle Dandy (Warner Bros.)

1941 How Green Was My Valley (20th Century Fox)

Blossoms in the Dust (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

Citizen Kane (RKO Radio)

Here Comes Mr. Jordan (Columbia)

Hold Back the Dawn (Paramount)

The Little Foxes (RKO Radio)

The Maltese Falcon (Warner Bros.)

One Foot in Heaven (Warner Bros.)

Sergeant York (Warner Bros.)

Suspicion (RKO Radio)

1940 Rebecca (Selznick, United Artists)

All This, and Heaven Too (Warner Bros.)

Foreign Correspondent (Wanger, United Artists)

The Grapes of Wrath (20th Century Fox)

The Great Dictator (Chaplin, United Artists)

Kitty Foyle (RKO Radio)

The Letter (Warner Bros.)

The Long Voyage Home (Argosy, Wanger, United Artists)

Our Town (Lesser, United Artists)

The Philadelphia Story (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

1939 Gone With the Wind (Selznick, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

Dark Victory (Warner Bros.)

Goodbye, Mr. Chips (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

Love Affair (RKO Radio)

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (Columbia)

Ninotchka (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

Of Mice and Men (Roach, United Artists)

Stagecoach (United Artists)

The Wizard of Oz (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

Wuthering Heights (Goldwyn, United Artists)

1938 You Can’t Take It With You (Columbia)

The Adventures of Robin Hood (Warner Bros.)

Alexander’s Ragtime Band (20th Century Fox)

Boys Town (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

The Citadel (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

Four Daughters (Warner Bros., First National)

Grand Illusion (R.A.O., World Pictures)

Jezebel (Warner Bros.)

Pygmalion (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

Test Pilot (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

1937 The Life of Emile Zola (Warner Bros.)

The Awful Truth (Columbia)

Captains Courageous (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

Dead End (Goldwyn, United Artists)

The Good Earth (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

In Old Chicago (20th Century Fox)

Lost Horizon (Columbia)

One Hundred Men and a Girl (Universal)

Stage Door (RKO Radio)

A Star is Born (Selznick International, United Artists)

1936 The Great Ziegfeld (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

Anthony Adverse (Warner Bros.)

Dodsworth (Goldwyn, United Artists)

Libeled Lady (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (Columbia)

Romeo and Juliet (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

San Francisco (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

The Story of Louis Pasteur (Warner Bros.)

A Tale of Two Cities (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

Three Smart Girls (Universal)

1935 Mutiny on the Bounty (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

Alice Adams (RKO Radio)

The Broadway Melody of 1936 (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

Captain Blood (Warner Bros. Cosmopolitan)

David Copperfield (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

The Informer (RKO Radio)

The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (Paramount)

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Warner Bros.)

Les Misérables (20th Century, United Artists)

Naughty Marietta (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

Ruggles of Red Gap (Paramount)

Top Hat (RKO Radio)

1934 It Happened One Night (Columbia)

The Barretts of Wimpole Street (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

Cleopatra (Paramount)

Flirtation Walk (First National)

The Gay Divorcée (RKO Radio)

Here Comes the Navy (Warner Bros.)

The House of Rothschild (20th Century, United Artists)

Imitation of Life (Universal)

One Night of Love (Columbia)

The Thin Man (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

Viva Villa! (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

The White Parade (Fox)

1932-1933 Cavalcade (Fox)

42nd Street (Warner Bros.)

A Farewell to Arms (Paramount)

I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (Warner Bros.)

Lady for a Day (Columbia)

Little Women (RKO Radio)

The Private Life of Henry VIII (London Films, United Artists)

She Done Him Wrong (Paramount)

Smilin’ Through (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

State Fair (Fox)

1931-1932 Grand Hotel (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

Arrowsmith (Goldwyn, United Artists)

Bad Girl (Fox)

The Champ (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

Five Star Final (First National)

One Hour with You (Paramount)

Shanghai Express (Paramount)

The Smiling Lieutenant (Paramount)

1930-1931 Cimarron (RKO Radio)

East Lynne (Fox)

The Front Page (Caddo, United Artists)

Skippy (Paramount)

Trader Horn (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

1929-1930 All Quiet on the Western Front (Universal)

The Big House (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

Disraeli (Warner Bros.)

The Divorcée (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

The Love Parade (Paramount)

1928-1929 The Broadway Melody (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

Alibi (Feature Productions, United Artists)

The Hollywood Revue of 1929 (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

In Old Arizona (Fox)

The Patriot (Paramount) (LOST)

1927-1928 (Outstanding Picture, Production)  Wings (Paramount, Famous Players-Lasky)

The Racket (Caddo, Paramount)

Seventh Heaven (Fox)

1927-1928 (Unique or Artistic Production) Sunrise (Fox)

Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness (Paramount, Famous Players-Lasky)

The Crowd (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)


2013 Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club

Christian Bale, American Hustle

Bruce Dern, Nebraska

Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street

Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave

2012  Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln

Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook

Hugh Jackman, Les Misérables

Joaquin Phoenix, The Master *

Denzel Washington, Flight *

2011  Jean Dujardin, The Artist

Demián Bichir, A Better Life *

George Clooney, The Descendants

Gary Oldman, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy *

Brad Pitt, Moneyball

2010 Colin Firth, The King’s Speech

Javier Bardem, Biutiful *

Jeff Bridges, True Grit

Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network

James Franco, 127 Hours

2009 Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart *

George Clooney, Up in the Air

Colin Firth, A Single Man *

Morgan Freeman, Invictus *

Jeremy Renner, The Hurt Locker

2008Sean Penn, Milk

Richard Jenkins, The Visitor *

Frank Langella, Frost/Nixon

Brad Pitt, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler *

2007 Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood

George Clooney, Michael Clayton

Johnny Depp, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street *

Tommy Lee Jones, In the Valley of Elah *

Viggo Mortensen, Eastern Promises *

2006 Forest Whitaker, The Last King of Scotland *

Leonardo DiCaprio, Blood Diamond *

Ryan Gosling, Half Nelson *

Peter O’Toole, Venus *

Will Smith, The Pursuit of Happyness *

2005 Philip Seymour Hoffman, Capote

Terrence Howard, Hustle & Flow *

Heath Ledger, Brokeback Mountain

Joaquin Phoenix, Walk the Line *

David Strathairn, Good Night, and Good Luck

2004Jamie Foxx, Ray

Don Cheadle, Hotel Rwanda *

Johnny Depp, Finding Neverland

Leonardo DiCaprio, The Aviator

Clint Eastwood, Million Dollar Baby

2003 Sean Penn, Mystic River

Johnny Depp, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl *

Ben Kingsley, House of Sand and Fog *

Jude Law, Cold Mountain *

Bill Murray, Lost in Translation

2002 Adrien Brody, The Pianist

Nicolas Cage, Adaptation. *

Michael Caine, The Quiet American *

Daniel Day-Lewis, Gangs of New York

Jack Nicholson, About Schmidt *

2001 Denzel Washington, Training Day *

Russell Crowe, A Beautiful Mind

Sean Penn, I Am Sam *

Will Smith, Ali *

Tom Wilkinson, In the Bedroom

2000Russell Crowe, Gladiator

Javier Bardem, Before Night Falls *

Tom Hanks, Cast Away *

Ed Harris, Pollock *

Geoffrey Rush, Quills *

1999Kevin Spacey, American Beauty

Russell Crowe, The Insider

Richard Farnsworth, The Straight Story *

Sean Penn, Sweet and Lowdown *

 Denzel Washington, The Hurricane *

1998 Roberto Benigni, Life Is Beautiful

Tom Hanks, Saving Private Ryan

Ian McKellen, Gods and Monsters *

Nick Nolte, Affliction *

Edward Norton, American History X *

1997Jack Nicholson, As Good as It Gets

Matt Damon, Good Will Hunting

Robert Duvall, The Apostle *

Peter Fonda, Ulee’s Gold *

Dustin Hoffman, Wag the Dog *

1996Geoffrey Rush, Shine

Tom Cruise, Jerry Maguire

Ralph Fiennes, The English Patient

Woody Harrelson, The People vs. Larry Flynt *

Billy Bob Thornton, Sling Blade *

1995 Nicolas Cage, Leaving Las Vegas *

Richard Dreyfuss, Mr. Holland’s Opus *

Anthony Hopkins, Nixon *

Sean Penn, Dead Man Walking *

Massimo Troisi, Il Postino

1994Tom Hanks, Forrest Gump

Morgan Freeman, The Shawshank Redemption

Nigel Hawthorne, The Madness of King George *

Paul Newman, Nobody’s Fool *

John Travolta, Pulp Fiction

1993 Tom Hanks, Philadelphia *

Daniel Day-Lewis, In the Name of the Father

Laurence Fishburne, What’s Love Got to Do with It *

Anthony Hopkins, The Remains of the Day

Liam Neeson, Schindler’s List

1992Al Pacino, Scent of a Woman

Robert Downey Jr., Chaplin *

Clint Eastwood, Unforgiven

Stephen Rea, The Crying Game

Denzel Washington, Malcolm X *

1991Anthony Hopkins, The Silence of the Lambs

Warren Beatty, Bugsy

Robert De Niro, Cape Fear *

Nick Nolte, The Prince of Tides

Robin Williams, The Fisher King *

1990 Jeremy Irons, Reversal of Fortune *

Kevin Costner, Dances with Wolves

Robert De Niro, Awakenings

Gérard Depardieu, Cyrano de Bergerac *

Richard Harris, The Field *

1989Daniel Day-Lewis, My Left Foot

Kenneth Branagh, Henry V *

Tom Cruise, Born on the Fourth of July

Morgan Freeman, Driving Miss Daisy

Robin Williams, Dead Poet’s Society

1988Dustin Hoffman, Rain Man

Gene Hackman, Mississippi Burning

Tom Hanks, Big *

Edward James Olmos, Stand and Deliver *

Max von Sydow, Pelle the Conqueror *

1987Michael Douglas, Wall Street *

William Hurt, Broadcast News

Marcello Mastroianni, Dark Eyes *

Jack Nicholson, Ironweed *

Robin Williams, Good Morning, Vietnam *

1986 Paul Newman, The Color of Money *

Dexter Gordon, Round Midnight *

Bob Hoskins, Mona Lisa *

William Hurt, Children of a Lesser God

James Woods, Salvador *

1985 William Hurt, Kiss of the Spider Woman

Harrison Ford, Witness

James Garner, Murphy’s Romance *

Jack Nicholson, Prizzi’s Honor

Jon Voight, Runaway Train *

1984F. Murray Abraham, Amadeus

Jeff Bridges, Starman *

Albert Finney, Under the Volcano *

Tom Hulce, Amadeus

Sam Waterston, The Killing Fields

1983 Robert Duvall, Tender Mercies

Michael Caine, Educating Rita *

Tom Conti, Reuben, Reuben *

Tom Courtenay, The Dresser

Albert Finney, The Dresser

1982 Ben Kingsley, Gandhi

Dustin Hoffman, Tootsie

Jack Lemmon, Missing

Paul Newman, The Verdict

Peter O’Toole, My Favorite Year *

1981Henry Fonda, On Golden Pond

Warren Beatty, Reds

Burt Lancaster, Atlantic City

Dudley Moore, Arthur *

Paul Newman, Absence of Malice *

1980 Robert De Niro, Raging Bull           

Robert Duvall, The Great Santini *

John Hurt, The Elephant Man

Jack Lemmon, Tribute *

Peter O’Toole, The Stunt Man *

1979Dustin Hoffman, Kramer vs. Kramer

Jack Lemmon, The China Syndrome *

Al Pacino, …And Justice for All *

Roy Scheider, All That Jazz

Peter Sellers, Being There *

1978 Jon Voight, Coming Home

Warren Beatty, Heaven Can Wait

Gary Busey, The Buddy Holly Story *

Robert De Niro, The Deer Hunter

Laurence Olivier, The Boys From Brazil *

1977 Richard Dreyfuss, The Goodbye Girl

Woody Allen, Annie Hall

Richard Burton, Equus *

Marcello Mastroianni, A Special Day *

John Travolta, Saturday Night Fever *

1976Peter Finch, Network

Robert De Niro, Taxi Driver

Giancarlo Giannini, Seven Beauties *

William Holden, Network

Sylvester Stallone, Rocky

1975 Jack Nicholson, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Walther Matthau, The Sunshine Boys *

Al Pacino, Dog Day Afternoon

Maximilian Schell, The Man in the Glass Booth *

James Whitmore, Give ‘em Hell, Harry! *

1974 Art Carney, Harry and Tonto *

Albert Finney, Murder on the Orient Express *

Dustin Hoffman, Lenny

Jack Nicholson, Chinatown

Al Pacino, The Godfather, Part II

1973 Jack Lemmon, Save the Tiger *

Marlon Brando, Last Tango in Paris *

Jack Nicholson, The Last Detail *

Al Pacino, Serpico *

Robert Redford, The Sting

1972Marlon Brando, The Godfather

Michael Caine, Sleuth *

Laurence Olivier, Sleuth

Peter O’Toole, The Ruling Class *

Paul Winfield, Sounder

1971 Gene Hackman, The French Connection

Peter Finch, Sunday Bloody Sunday *

Walther Matthau, Kotch *

George C. Scott, The Hospital *

Chaim Topol, Fiddler on the Roof

1970 George C. Scott, Patton

Melvyn Douglas, I Never Sang for My Father *

James Earl Jones, The Great White Hope *

Jack Nicholson, Five Easy Pieces

Ryan O’Neal, Love Story

1969John Wayne, True Grit *

Richard Burton, Anne of the Thousand Days

Dustin Hoffman, Midnight Cowboy

Peter O’Toole, Goodbye, Mr. Chips *

Jon Voight, Midnight Cowboy

1968 Cliff Robertson, Charly *

Alan Arkin, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter *

Alan Bates, The Fixer *

Ron Moody, Oliver!

Peter O’Toole, The Lion in Winter

1967 Rod Steiger, In the Heat of the Night

Warren Beatty, Bonnie and Clyde

Dustin Hoffman, The Graduate

Paul Newman, Cool Hand Luke *

Spencer Tracy, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

1966 Paul Scofield, A Man for All Seasons

Alan Arkin, The Russians are Coming, the Russians are Coming

Richard Burton, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Michael Caine, Alfie

Steve McQueen, The Sand Pebbles

1965Lee Marvin, Cat Ballou *

Richard Burton, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold *

Laurence Olivier, Othello *

Rod Steiger, The Pawnbroker *

Oskar Werner, Ship of Fools

1964 Rex Harrison, My Fair Lady

Richard Burton, Becket

Peter O’Toole, Becket

Anthony Quinn, Zorba the Greek

Peter Sellers, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

1963 Sidney Poitier, Lilies of the Field

Albert Finney, Tom Jones

Richard Harris, This Sporting Life *

Rex Harrison, Cleopatra

Paul Newman, Hud *

1962 Gregory Peck, To Kill a Mockingbird

Burt Lancaster, Birdman of Alcatraz *

Jack Lemmon, Days of Wine and Roses *

Marcello Mastroianni, Divorce, Italian Style *

Peter O’Toole, Lawrence of Arabia

1961Maximilian Schell, Judgment at Nuremberg

Charles Boyer, Fanny

Paul Newman, The Hustler

Spencer Tracy, Judgment at Nuremberg

Stuart Whitman, The Mark *

1960 Burt Lancaster, Elmer Gantry

Trevor Howard, Sons and Lovers

Jack Lemmon, The Apartment

Laurence Olivier, The Entertainer *

Spencer Tracy, Inherit the Wind *

1959Charlton Heston, Ben-Hur

Laurence Harvey, Room at the Top

Jack Lemmon, Some Like it Hot *

Paul Muni, The Last Angry Man *

James Stewart, Anatomy of a Murder

1958 David Niven, Separate Tables

Tony Curtis, The Defiant Ones

Paul Newman, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Sidney Poitier, The Defiant Ones

Spencer Tracy, The Old Man and the Sea *

1957 Alec Guinness, The Bridge on the River Kwai

Marlon Brando, Sayonara

Anthony Franciosa, A Hatful of Rain *

Charles Laughton, Witness for Prosecution

Anthony Quinn, Wild is the Wind *

1956 Yul Brynner, The King and I

James Dean, Giant

Kirk Douglas, Lust for Life *

Rock Hudson, Giant

Laurence Olivier, Richard III *

1955Ernest Borgnine, Marty

James Cagney, Love Me or Leave Me *

James Dean, East of Eden *

Frank Sinatra, The Man with the Golden Arm *

Spencer Tracy, Bad Day at Black Rock *

1954 Marlon Brando, On the Waterfront

Humphrey Bogart, The Caine Mutiny

Bing Crosby, The Country Girl

James Mason, A Star is Born *

Dan O’Herlihy, Robison Crusoe *

1953William Holden, Stalag 17 *

Marlon Brando, Julius Caesar

Richard Burton, The Robe

Montgomery Clift, From Here to Eternity

Burt Lancaster, From Here to Eternity

1952Gary Cooper, High Noon

Marlon Brando, Viva Zapata! *

Kirk Douglas, The Bad and the Beautiful *

José Ferrer, Moulin Rouge

Alec Guinness, The Lavender Hill Mob *

1951 Humphrey Bogart, The African Queen *

Marlon Brando, A Streetcar Named Desire

Montgomery Clift, A Place in the Sun

Arthur Kennedy, Bright Victory *

Fredric March, Death of a Salesman *

1950 José Ferrer, Cyrano de Bergerac *

Louis Calhern, The Magnificent Yankee *

William Holden, Sunset Boulevard

James Stewart, Harvey *

Spencer Tracy, Father of the Bride

1949Broderick Crawford, All the King’s Men

Kirk Douglas, Champion *

Gregory Peck, Twelve O’Clock High

Richard Todd, The Hasty Heart *

John Wayne, Sands of Iwo Jima *

1948 – Laurence Olivier, Hamlet

Lew Ayres, Johnny Belinda

Montgomery Clift, The Search *

Dan Dailey, When My Baby Smiles at Me *

Clifton Webb, Sitting Pretty *

1947Ronald Colman, A Double Life *

John Garfield, Body and Soul *

Gregory Peck, Gentleman’s Agreement

William Powell, Life with Father *

Michael Redgrave, Mourning Becomes Electra *

1946Fredric March, The Best Years of Our Lives

Laurence Olivier, Henry V

Larry Parks, The Jolson Story *

Gregory Peck, The Yearling

James Stewart, It’s a Wonderful Life

1945Ray Milland, The Lost Weekend

Bing Crosby, The Bells of St. Mary’s

Gene Kelley, Anchors Aweigh

Gregory Peck, The Keys of the Kingdom *

Cornel Wilde, A Song to Remember *

1944 Bing Crosby, Going My Way

Charles Boyer, Gaslight

Barry Fitzgerald, Going My Way

Cary Grant, None But the Lonely Heart *

Alexander Knox, Wilson

1943 Paul Lukas, Watch on the Rhine

Humphrey Bogart, Casablanca

Gary Cooper, For Whom the Bell Tolls

Walter Pidgeon, Madame Curie

Mickey Rooney, The Human Comedy

1942 James Cagney, Yankee Doodle Dandy

Ronald Colman, Random Harvest

Gary Cooper, The Pride of the Yankees

Walter Pidgeon, Mrs. Miniver

Monty Woolley, The Pied Piper

1941Gary Cooper, Sergeant York

Cary Grant, Penny Serenade *

Walter Huston, The Devil and Daniel Webster *

Robert Montgomery, Here Comes Mr. Jordan

Orson Welles, Citizen Kane

1940 James Stewart, The Philadelphia Story

Charlie Chaplin, The Great Dictator

Henry Fonda, The Grapes of Wrath

Raymond Massey, Abe Lincoln in Illinois *

Laurence Olivier, Rebecca

1939Robert Donat, Goodbye, Mr. Chips

Clark Gable, Gone With the Wind

Laurence Olivier, Wuthering Heights

Mickey Rooney, Babes in Arms *

James Stewart, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

1938Spencer Tracy, Boys Town

Charles Boyer, Algiers *

James Cagney, Angels with Dirty Faces *

Robert Donat, The Citadel

Leslie Howard, Pygmalion

1937Spencer Tracy, Captains Courageous

Charles Boyer, Conquest *

Fredric March, A Star is Born

Robert Montgomery, Night Must Fall *

Paul Muni, The Life of Emile Zola

1936Paul Muni, The Story of Louis Pasteur

Gary Cooper, Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

Walter Huston, Dodsworth

William Powell, My Man Godfrey *

Spencer Tracy, San Francisco

1935Victor McLaglen, The Informer

Clark Gable, Mutiny on the Bounty

Charles Laughton, Mutiny on the Bounty

Paul Muni, Black Fury *

Franchot Tone, Mutiny on the Bounty

1934 Clark Gable, It Happened One Night

Frank Morgan, The Affairs of Cellini *

William Powell, The Thin Man

1932-1933Charles Laughton, The Private Life of Henry VIII

Leslie Howard, Berkeley Square *

Paul Muni, I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang

1931-1932 Fredric March, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde *

Wallace Beery, The Champ

Alfred Lunt, The Guardsman *

1930-1931 Lionel Barrymore, A Free Soul *

Adolphe Menjou, The Front Page

Jackie Cooper, Skippy

Richard Dix, Cimarron

Fredric March, The Royal Family of Broadway *

1929-1930 George Arliss, Disraeli

George Arliss, The Green Goddess *

Wallace Beery, The Big House

Maurice Chevalier, The Big Pond * & The Love Parade

Ronald Colman, Bulldog Drummond * & Condemned *

Lawrence Tibbett, The Rogue Song *

1928-1929 Warner Baxter, In Old Arizona

George Bancroft, Thunderbolt *

Chester Morris, Alibi

Paul Muni, The Valiant *

Lewis Stone, The Patriot (LOST)

1927-1928Emil Jannings, The Last Command * & The Way of All Flesh (LOST)

Richard Barthelmess, The Noose * & The Patent Leather Kid *


2013 Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine

Amy Adams, American Hustle

Sandra Bullock, Gravity

Judi Dench, Philomena

Meryl Streep, August: Osage County *

2012 – Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook

Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty

Emmanuelle Riva, Amour

Quvenzhané Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild

Naomi Watts, The Impossible *

2011 – Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady *

Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs *

Viola Davis, The Help

Rooney Mara, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo *

Michelle Williams, My Week with Marilyn *

2010 Natalie Portman, Black Swan

Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right

Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole *

Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone

Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine *

2009 Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side

Helen Mirren, The Last Station *

Carey Mulligan, An Education

Gabourey Sidibe, Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire

Meryl Streep, Julia and Julia *

2008 Kate Winslet, The Reader

Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married *

Angelina Jolie, Changeling *

Melissa Leo, Frozen River *

Meryl Streep, Doubt *

2007 Marion Cotillard, La Vie en Rose *

Cate Blanchett, Elizabeth: The Golden Age *

Julie Christie, Away from Her *

Laura Linney, The Savages *

Ellen Page, Juno

2006 Helen Mirren, The Queen

Penèlope Cruz, Volver *

Judi Dench, Notes on a Scandal *

Meryl Streep, The Devil Wears Prada *

Kate Winslet, Little Children *

2005Reese Witherspoon, Walk the Line

Judi Dench, Mrs. Henderson Presents *

Felicity Huffman, Transamerica *

Keira Knightley, Pride & Prejudice *

Charlize Theron, North Country *

2004 Hilary Swank, Million Dollar Baby

Annette Bening, Being Julia *

Catalina Sandino Moreno, Maria Full of Grace *

Imelda Staunton, Vera Drake *

Kate Winslet, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind *

2003Charlize Theron, Monster *

Keisha Castle-Hughes, Whale Rider *

Diane Keaton, Something’s Gotta Give *

Samantha Morton, In America *

Naomi Watts, 21 Grams *

2002Nicole Kidman, The Hours

Salma Hayek, Frida *

Diane Lane, Unfaithful *

Julianne Moore, Far From Heaven *

Renée Zellweger, Chicago

2001 Halle Berry, Monster’s Ball *

Judi Dench, Iris *

Nicole Kidman, Moulin Rouge!

Sissy Spacek, In the Bedroom

Renée Zellweger, Bridget Jones’s Diary *

2000 Julia Roberts, Erin Brockovich

Joan Allen, The Contender *

Juliette Binoche, Chocolat

Ellen Burstyn, Requiem for a Dream *

Laura Linney, You Can Count on Me *

1999Hilary Swank, Boys Don’t Cry *

Annette Bening, American Beauty

Janet McTeer, Tumbleweeds *

Julianne Moore, The End of the Affair *

Meryl Streep, Music of the Heart *

1998Gwyneth Paltrow, Shakespeare in Love

Cate Blanchett, Elizabeth

Fernanda Montenegro, Central Station *

Meryl Streep, One True Thing *

Emily Watson, Hilary and Jackie *

1997Helen Hunt, As Good as It Gets

Helena Bonham Carter, The Wings of the Dove *

Julie Christie, Afterglow *

Judi Dench, Mrs. Brown *

Kate Winslet, Titanic

1996Frances McDormand, Fargo

Brenda Blethyn, Secrets & Lies

Diane Keaton, Marvin’s Room *

Kristin Scott Thomas, The English Patient

Emily Watson, Breaking the Waves *

1995 Susan Sarandon, Dead Man Walking

Elisabeth Shue, Leaving Las Vegas

Sharon Stone, Casino *

Meryl Streep, The Bridges of Madison County *

Emma Thompson, Sense and Sensibility

1994 Jessica Lange, Blue Sky *

Jodie Foster, Nell *

Miranda Richardson, Tom & Viv *

Winona Ryder, Little Women *

Susan Sarandon, The Client *

1993Holly Hunter, The Piano

Angela Bassett, What’s Love Got to Do with It

Stockhard Channing, Six Degrees of Separation *

Emma Thompson, The Remains of the Day

Debra Winger, Shadowlands *

1992 Emma Thompson, Howards End

Catherine Deneuve, Indochine *

Mary McDonnell, Passion Fish *

Michelle Pfeiffer, Love Field *

Susan Sarandon, Lorenzo’s Oil *

1991 Jodie Foster, The Silence of the Lambs

Geena Davis, Thelma & Louise *

Laura Dern, Rambling Rose *

Bette Midler, For the Boys *

Susan Sarandon, Thelma & Louise

1990Kathy Bates, Misery *

Anjelica Huston, The Grifters *

Julia Roberts, Pretty Woman *

Meryl Streep, Postcards from the Edge *

Joanne Woodward, Mr. and Mrs. Bridge *

1989Jessica Tandy, Driving Miss Daisy

Isabelle Adjani, Camille Claudel *

Pauline Collins, Shirley Valentine *

Jessica Lange, Music Box *

Michelle Pfeiffer, The Fabulous Baker Boys *

1988Jodie Foster, The Accused *

Glenn Close, Dangerous Liaisons

Melanie Griffith, Working Girl

Meryl Streep, A Cry in the Dark *

Sigourney Weaver, Gorillas in the Mist *

1987Cher, Moonstruck

Glenn Close, Fatal Attraction

Holly Hunter, Broadcast News

Sally Kirkland, Anna *

Meryl Streep, Ironweed

1986Marlee Matlin, Children of a Lesser God

Jane Fonda, The Morning After *

Sissy Spacek, Crimes of the Heart *

Kathleen Turner, Peggy Sue Got Married *

Sigourney Weaver, Aliens *

1985Geraldine Page, The Trip to Bountiful *

Anne Bancroft, Agnes of God *

Whoopi Goldberg, The Color Purple

Jessica Lange, Sweet Dreams *

Meryl Streep, Out of Africa

1984Sally Field, Places in the Heart

Judy Davis, A Passage to India

Jessica Lange, Country *

Vanessa Redgrave, The Bostonians *

Sissy Spacek, The River *

1983Shirley MacLaine, Terms of Endearment

Jane Alexander, Testament *

Meryl Streep, Silkwood *

Julie Walters, Educating Rita

Debra Winger, Terms of Endearment

1982 Meryl Streep, Sophie’s Choice *

Julie Andrews, Victor Victoria *

Jessica Lange, Frances *

Sissy Spacek, Missing

Debra Winger, An Officer and a Gentleman *

1981Katharine Hepburn, On Golden Pond

Diane Keaton, Reds

Marsha Mason, Only When I Laugh *

Susan Sarandon, Atlantic City

Meryl Streep, The French Lieutenant’s Woman *

1980Sissy Spacek, Coal Miner’s Daughter

Ellen Burstyn, Resurrection *

Goldie Hawn, Private Benjamin *

Mary Tyler Moore, Ordinary People

Gena Rowlands, Gloria *

1979 Sally Field, Norma Rae

Jill Clayburgh, Starting Over *

Jane Fonda, The China Syndrome

Marsha Mason, Chapter Two *

Bette Midler, The Rose *

1978Jane Fonda, Coming Home

Ingrid Bergman, Autumn Sonata *

Ellen Burstyn, Same Time, Next Year *

Jill Clayburgh, An Unmarried Woman

Geraldine Page, Interiors *

1977Diane Keaton, Annie Hall

Anne Bancroft, The Turning Point

Jane Fonda, Julia

Shirley MacLaine, The Turning Point

Marsha Mason, The Goodbye Girl

1976Faye Dunaway, Network

Marie-Christine Barrault, Cousin, cousine *

Talia Shire, Rocky

Sissy Spacek, Carrie *

Liv Ullmann, Face to Face *

1975Louise Fletcher, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Ann-Margret, Tommy *

Isabelle Adjani, The Story of Adele H. *

Glenda Jackson, Hedda *

Carol Kane, Hester Street *

1974Ellen Burstyn, Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore

Diahann Carroll, Claudine *

Faye Dunaway, Chinatown

Valerie Perrine, Lenny

Gena Rowlands, A Woman Under the Influence *

1973Glenda Jackson, A Touch of Class

Ellen Burstyn, The Exorcist

Marsha Mason, Cinderella Liberty *

Barbra Streisand, The Way We Were *

Joanne Woodward, Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams *

1972Liza Minnelli, Cabaret

Diana Ross, Lady Sings the Blues *

Maggie Smith, Travels with My Aunt *

Cicely Tyson, Sounder

Liv Ullmann, The Emigrants

1971Jane Fonda, Klute *

Julie Christie, McCabe & Mrs. Miller *

Glenda Jackson, Sunday Bloody Sunday

Vanessa Redgrave, Mary, Queen of Scots *

Janet Suzman – Nicholas and Alexandra

1970Glenda Jackson, Women in Love *

Jane Alexander, The Great White Hope

Ali MacGraw, Love Story

Sarah Miles, Ryan’s Daughter *

Carrie Snodgress, Diary of a Mad Housewife *

1969Maggie Smith, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie *

Geneviève Bujold, Anne of the Thousand Days

Jane Fonda, They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? *

Liza Minnelli, The Sterile Cuckoo *

Jean Simmons, The Happy Ending *

1968Katharine Hepburn, The Lion in Winter

Barbra Streisand, Funny Girl

Patricia Neal, The Subject Was Roses *

Vanessa Redgrave, Isadora *

Joanne Woodward, Rachel, Rachel

1967Katharine Hepburn, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

Anne Bancroft, The Graduate

Faye Dunaway, Bonnie and Clyde

Edith Evans, The Whisperers *

Audrey Hepburn, Wait Until Dark *

1966Elizabeth Taylor, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Anouk Aimée, A Man and a Woman *

Ida Kaminska, The Shop on Main Street *

Lynn Redgrave, Georgy Girl *

Vanessa Redgrave, Morgan! *

1965Julie Christie, Darling

Julie Andrews, The Sound of Music

Samantha Eggar, The Collector *

Elizabeth Hartman, A Patch of Blue *

Simone Signoret, Ship of Fools

1964 Julie Andrews, Mary Poppins

Anne Bancroft, The Pumpkin Eater *

Sophia Loren, Marriage Italian Style *

Debbie Reynolds, The Unsinkable Molly Brown *

Kim Stanley, Séance on a Wet Afternoon *

1963Patricia Neal, Hud

Leslie Caron, The L-Shaped Room *

Shirley MacLaine, Irma La Douce *

Rachel Roberts, This Sporting Life

Natalie Wood, Love with the Proper Stranger *

1962 Anne Bancroft, The Miracle Worker *

Bette Davis, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? *

Katharine Hepburn, Long Day’s Journey Into Night *

Geraldine Page, Sweet Bird of Youth *

Lee Remick, Days of Wine and Roses

1961Sophia Loren, Two Women *

Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany’s *

Piper Laurie, The Hustler

Geraldine Page, Summer and Smoke *

Natalie Wood, Splendor in the Grass *

1960Elizabeth Taylor, BUtterfield 8 *

Greer Garson, Sunrise at Campobello *

Deborah Kerr, The Sundowners

Shirley MacLaine, The Apartment

Melina Mercouri, Never on Sunday *

1959Simone Signoret, Room at the Top

Doris Day, Pillow Talk *

Audrey Hepburn, The Nun’s Story

Katharine Hepburn, Suddenly, Last Summer *

Elizabeth Taylor, Suddenly, Last Summer

1958 Susan Hayward, I Want to Live! *

Deborah Kerr, Separate Tables

Shirley MacLaine, Some Came Running *

Rosalind Russell, Auntie Mame

Elizabeth Taylor, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

1957Joanne Woodward, The Three Faces of Eve *

Deborah Kerr, Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison *

Anna Magnani, Wild is the Wind

Elizabeth Taylor, Raintree County *

Lana Turner, Peyton Place

1956 Ingrid Bergman, Anastasia *

Carroll Baker, Baby Doll *

Katharine Hepburn, The Rainmaker *

Nancy Kelly, The Bad Seed *

Deborah Kerr, The King and I

1955Anna Magnani, The Rose Tattoo

Susan Hayward, I’ll Cry Tomorrow *

Katharine Hepburn, Summertime *

Jennifer Jones, Love is a Many-Splendored Thing

Eleanor Parker, Interrupted Melody *

1954 Grace Kelly, The Country Girl

Dorothy Dandridge, Carmen Jones *

Judy Garland, A Star is Born

Audrey Hepburn, Sabrina *

Jane Wyman, Magnificent Obsession *

1953Audrey Hepburn, Roman Holiday

Leslie Caron, Lili *

Ava Gardner, Mogambo *

Deborah Kerr, From Here to Eternity

Maggie McNamara, The Moon is Blue *

1952 Shirley Booth, Come Back, Little Sheba *

Joan Crawford, Sudden Fear *

Bette Davis, The Star *

Julie Harris, The Member of the Wedding *

Susan Hayward, With a Song in My Heart *

1951Vivien Leigh, A Streetcar Named Desire

Katharine Hepburn, The African Queen

Eleanor Parker, Detective Story *

Shelley Winters, A Place in the Sun

Jane Wyman, The Blue Veil *

1950 Judy Holliday, Born Yesterday

Anne Baxter, All About Eve

Betty Davis, All About Eve

Eleanor Parker, Caged *

Gloria Swanson, Sunset Boulevard

1949Olivia de Havilland, The Heiress

Jeanne Crain, Pinky *

Susan Hayward, My Foolish Heart *

Deborah Kerr, Edward, My Son *

Loretta Young, Come to the Stable *

1948Jane Wyman, Johnny Belinda

Ingrid Bergman, Joan of Arc *

Olivia de Havilland, The Snake Pit

Irene Dunne, I Remember Mama *

Barbara Stanwyck, Sorry, Wrong Number *

1947Loretta Young, The Farmer’s Daughter *

Joan Crawford, Possessed *

Susan Hayward, Smash-up, the Story of a Woman *

Dorothy McGuire, Gentleman’s Agreement

Rosalind Russell, Mourning Becomes Electra

1946 Olivia de Havilland, To Each His Own *

Celia Johnson, Brief Encounter *

Jennifer Jones, Duel in the Sun *

Rosalind Russell, Sister Kenny *

Jane Wyman, The Yearling

1945 Joan Crawford, Mildred Pierce

Ingrid Bergman, The Bells of St. Mary’s

Greer Garson, The Valley of Decision *

Jennifer Jones, Love Letters *

Gene Tierney, Leave Her to Heaven *

1944Ingrid Bergman, Gaslight

Claudette Colbert, Since You Went Away

Bette Davis, Mr. Skeffington *

Greer Garson, Mrs. Parkington *

Barbara Stanwyck, Double Indemnity

1943Jennifer Jones, The Song of Bernadette

Jean Arthur, The More the Merrier

Ingrid Bergman, For Whom the Bell Tolls

Joan Fontaine, The Constant Nymph *

Greer Garson, Madame Curie

1942 Greer Garson, Mrs. Miniver

Bette Davis, Now, Voyager *

Katharine Hepburn, Woman of the Year *

Rosalind Russell, My Sister Eileen *

Teresa Wright, The Pride of the Yankees

1941Joan Fontaine, Suspicion

Bette Davis, The Little Foxes

Olivia de Havilland, Hold Back the Dawn

Greer Garson, Blossoms in the Dust

Barbara Stanwyck, Ball of Fire *

1940Ginger Rogers, Kitty Foyle

Bette Davis, The Letter

Joan Fontaine, Rebecca

Katharine Hepburn, The Philadelphia Story

Martha Scott, Our Town

1939Vivien Leigh, Gone With the Wind

Bette Davis, Dark Victory

Irene Dunne, Love Affair

Greta Garbo, Ninotchka

Greer Garson, Goodbye, Mr. Chips

1938Bette Davis, Jezebel

Fay Bainter, White Banners *

Wendy Hiller, Pygmalion

Norma Shearer, Marie Antoinette *

Margaret Sullivan, Three Comrades *

1937 Luise Rainer, The Good Earth

Irene Dunne, The Awful Truth

Greta Garbo, Camille *

Janet Gaynor, A Star is Born

Barbara Stanwyck, Stella Dallas *

1936 Luise Rainer, The Great Ziegfeld

Irene Dunne, Theodora Goes Wild *

Gladys George, Valiant is the Word for Carrie *

Carole Lombard, My Man Godfrey

Norma Shearer, Romeo and Juliet

1935Bette Davis, Dangerous *

Elisabeth Bergner, Escape Me Never *

Claudette Colbert, Private Worlds *

Katharine Hepburn, Alice Adams

Miriam Hopkins, Becky Sharp *

Merle Oberon, The Dark Angel *

1934 Claudette Colbert, It Happened One Night

Grace Moore, One Night of Love

Norma Shearer, The Barretts of Wimpole Street

Bette Davis, Of Human Bondage (write-in) *

1932-1933 Katharine Hepburn, Morning Glory *

May Robson, Lady for a Day

          Diana Wynyard, Cavalcade

1931-1932Helen Hayes, The Sin of Madelon Claudet *

Marie Dressler, Emma *

Lynn Fontaine, The Guardsman

1930-1931 Marie Dressler, Min and Bill *

Marlene Dietrich, Morocco *

Irene Dunne, Cimarron

Ann Harding, Holiday *

Norma Shearer, A Free Soul

1929-1930Norma Shearer, The Divorcée

Nancy Carroll, The Devil’s Holiday *

Ruth Chatterton, Sarah and Son *

Greta Garbo, Anna Christie * & Romance *

Norma Shearer, Their Own Desire *

Gloria Swanson, The Tresspasser *

1928-1929Mary Pickford, Coquette *

Ruth Chatterton, Madame X *

Betty Compson, The Barker *

Jeanne Eagels, The Letter *

Corrinne Griffith, The Divine Lady *

Bessie Love, The Broadway Melody

1927-1928Janet Gaynor, Seventh Heaven & Street Angel * & Sunrise

Louise Dresser, A Ship Comes In *

Gloria Swanson, Sadie Thompson *


2013 – Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips

Bradley Cooper, American Hustle

Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave

Jonah Hill, The Wolf of Wall Street

2012 – Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

Alan Arkin, Argo

Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook

Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master

Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln

2011 – Christopher Plummer, Beginners *

Kenneth Branagh, My Week with Marilyn

Jonah Hill, Moneyball

Nick Nolte, Warrior *

Max von Sydow, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

2010Christian Bale, The Fighter

John Hawkes, Winter’s Bone

Jeremy Renner, The Town *

Mark Ruffalo, The Kids Are All Right

Geoffrey Rush, The King’s Speech

2009Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds

Matt Damon, Invictus

Woody Harrelson, The Messenger *

Christopher Plummer, The Last Station

Stanley Tucci, The Lovely Bones *

2008Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight *

Josh Brolin, Milk

Robert Downey, Jr., Tropic Thunder *

Philip Seymour Hoffman, Doubt

Michael Shannon, Revolutionary Road *

2007Javier Bardem, No Country For Old Men

Casey Affleck, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford *

Philip Seymour Hoffman, Charlie Wilson’s War *

Hal Holbrook, Into the Wild *

Tom Wilkinson, Michael Clayton

2006 Alan Arkin, Little Miss Sunshine

Jackie Earle Haley, Little Children

Djimon Hounsou, Blood Diamond

Eddie Murphy, Dreamgirls *

Mark Wahlberg, The Departed

2005George Clooney, Syriana *

Matt Dillon, Crash

Paul Giamatti, Cinderella Man *

Jake Gyllenhaal, Brokeback Mountain

William Hurt, A History of Violence *

2004Morgan Freeman, Million Dollar Baby

Alan Alda, The Aviator

Thomas Haden Church, Sideways

Jamie Foxx, Collateral *

Clive Owen, Closer *

2003 Tim Robbins, Mystic River

Alec Baldwin, The Cooler *

Benicio del Toro, 21 Grams

Djimon Hounsou, In America

Ken Watanabe, The Last Samurai *

2002Chris Cooper, Adaptation.

Ed Harris, The Hours

Paul Newman, Road to Perdition *

John C. Reilly, Chicago

Christopher Walken, Catch Me if You Can *

2001Jim Broadbent, Iris

Ethan Hawke, Training Day

Ben Kingsley, Sexy Beast *

Ian McKellen, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Jon Voight, Ali

2000Benicio del Toro, Traffic

Jeff Bridges, The Contender

Willem Dafoe, Shadow of the Vampire *

Albert Finney, Erin Brockovich

Joaquin Phoenix, Gladiator

1999Michael Caine, The Cider House Rules

Tom Cruise, Magnolia *

Michael Clarke Duncan, The Green Mile

Jude Law, The Talented Mr. Ripley *

Haley Joel Osment, The Sixth Sense

1998James Coburn, Affliction

Robert Duvall, A Civil Action *

Ed Harris, The Truman Show *

Geoffrey Rush, Shakespeare in Love

Billy Bob Thornton, A Simple Plan *

1997Robin Williams, Good Will Hunting

Robert Forster, Jackie Brown *

Anthony Hopkins, Amistad *

Greg Kinnear, As Good as It Gets

Burt Reynolds, Boogie Nights *

1996Cuba Gooding, Jr., Jerry Maguire

William H. Macy, Fargo

Armin Mueller-Stahl, Shine

Edward Norton, Primal Fear *

James Woods, Ghosts of Mississippi *

1995Kevin Spacey, The Usual Suspects *

James Cromwell, Babe

Ed Harris, Apollo 13

Brad Pitt, Twelve Monkeys *

Tim Roth, Rob Roy *

1994Martin Landau, Ed Wood *

Samuel L. Jackson, Pulp Fiction

Chazz Palminteri, Bullets Over Broadway *

Paul Scofield, Quiz Show

Gary Sinise, Forrest Gump

1993Tommy Lee Jones, The Fugitive

Leonardo DiCaprio, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape *

Ralph Fiennes, Schindler’s List

John Malkovich, In the Line of Fire *

Pete Postlethwaite, In the Name of the Father

1992Gene Hackman, Unforgiven

Jaye Davidson, The Crying Game

Jack Nicholson, A Few Good Men

Al Pacino, Glengarry Glen Ross *

David Paymer, Mr. Saturday Night *

1991Jack Palance, City Slickers *

Tommy Lee Jones, JFK

Harvey Keitel, Bugsy

Ben Kingsley, Bugsy

Michael Lerner, Barton Fink *

1990Joe Pesci, Goodfellas

Bruce Davidson, Longtime Companion *

Andy Garcia, The Godfather Part III

Graham Greene, Dances with Wolves

Al Pacino, Dick Tracy *

1989 Denzel Washington, Glory *

Danny Aiello, Do the Right Thing *

Dan Aykroyd, Driving Miss Daisy

Marlon Brando, A Dry White Season *

Martin Landau, Crimes and Misdemeanors *

1988Kevin Kline, A Fish Called Wanda *

Alec Guinness, Little Dorrit *

Martin Landau, Tucker: The Man and His Dream *

River Phoenix, Running on Empty *

Dean Stockwell, Married to the Mob *

1987 Sean Connery, The Untouchables *

Albert Brooks, Broadcast News

Morgan Freeman, Street Smart *

Vincent Gardenia, Moonstruck

Denzel Washington, Cry Freedom *

1986Michael Caine, Hannah and Her Sisters

Tom Berenger, Platoon

Willem Dafoe, Platoon

Denholm Elliott, A Room with a View

Dennis Hopper, Hoosiers *

1985 Don Ameche, Cocoon *

Klaus Maria Brandauer, Out of Africa

William Hickey, Prizzi’s Honor

Robert Loggia, Jagged Edge *

Eric Roberts, Runaway Train

1984 Haing S. Ngor, The Killing Fields

Adolph Caesar, A Soldier’s Story

John Malkovich, Places in the Heart

Pat Morita, The Karate Kid *

Ralph Richardson, Greystroke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes *

1983Jack Nicholson, Terms of Endearment

Charles Durning, To Be or Not to Be *

John Lithgow, Terms of Endearment

Sam Shepard, The Right Stuff

Rip Torn, Cross Creek *

1982 Louis Gossett, Jr. An Officer and a Gentleman

Charles Durning, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas *

John Lithgow, The World According to Garp *

James Mason, The Verdict

Robert Preston, Victor Victoria

1981John Gielgud, Arthur

James Coco, Only When I Laugh

Ian Holm, Chariots of Fire

Jack Nicholson, Reds

Howard Rollincs, Ragtime *

1980Timothy Hutton, Ordinary People

Judd Hirsch, Ordinary People

Michael O’Keefe, The Great Santini

Joe Pesci, Raging Bull

Jason Robards, Melvin and Howard *

1979 Melvyn Douglas, Being There

Robert Duvall, Apocalypse Now

Justin Henry, Kramer vs. Kramer

Frederic Forrest, The Rose

Mickey Rooney, The Black Stallion *

1978 Christopher Walken, The Deer Hunter

Bruce Dern, Coming Home

Richard Farnsworth, Comes a Horseman *

John Hurt, Midnight Express

Jack Warden, Heaven Can Wait

1977 Jason Robards, Julia

Mikhail Baryshnikov, The Turning Point

Peter Firth, Equus

Alec Guinness, Star Wars

Maximilian Schell, Julia

1976Jason Robards, All the President’s Men

Ned Beatty, Network

Burgess Meredith, Rocky

Laurence Olivier, Marathon Man *

Burt Young, Rocky

1975George Burns, The Sunshine Boys

Brad Dourif, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Burgess Meredith, The Day of the Locust *

Chris Sarandon, Dog Day Afternoon

Jack Warden, Shampoo *

1974 Robert De Niro, The Godfather Part II

Fred Astaire, The Towering Inferno

Jeff Bridges, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot *

Michael V. Gazzo, The Godfather Part II

Lee Strasberg, The Godfather Part II

1973John Houseman, The Paper Chase *

Vincent Gardenia, Bang the Drum Slowly *

Jack Gilford, Save the Tiger

Jason Miller, The Exorcist

Randy Quaid, The Last Detail

1972 Joel Grey, Cabaret

Eddie Albert, The Heartbreak Kid *

James Caan, The Godfather

Robert Duvall, The Godfather

Al Pacino, The Godfather

1971Ben Johnson, The Last Picture Show

Jeff Bridges, The Last Picture Show

Leonard Frey, Fiddler on the Roof

Richard Jaeckel, Sometimes a Great Notion *

Roy Scheider, The French Connection

1970 John Mills, Ryan’s Daughter

Richard S. Castellano, Lovers and Other Strangers *

Dan George, Little Big Man *

Gene Hackman, I Never Sang for My Father

John Marley, Love Story

1969 Gig Young, They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?

Rupert Crosse, The Reivers *

Elliott Gould, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice *

Jack Nicholson, Easy Rider *

Anthony Quayle, Anne of the Thousand Days

1968Jack Albertson, The Subject Was Roses

Seymour Cassel, Faces *

Daniel Massey, Star! *

Jack Wild, Oliver!

Gene Wilder, The Producers *

1967George Kennedy, Cool Hand Luke

John Cassavetes, The Dirty Dozen *

Gene Hackman, Bonnie and Clyde

Cecil Kellaway, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

Michael J. Pollard, Bonnie and Clyde

1966 Walther Matthau, The Fortune Cookie *

Mako, The Sand Pebbles

James Mason, Georgy Girl

George Segal, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Robert Shaw, A Man for All Seasons

1965Martin Balsam, A Thousand Clowns

Ian Bannen, Flight of the Phoenix *

Tom Courtenay, Doctor Zhivago

Michael Dunn, Ship of Fools

Frank Finlay, Othello

1964 Peter Ustinov, Topkapi *

John Gielgud, Becket

Stanley Holloway, My Fair Lady

Edmond O’Brien, Seven Days in May *

Lee Tracy, The Best Man *

1963 Melvyn Douglas, Hud

Nick Adams, Twilight of Horror *

Bobby Darin, Captain Newman, M.D. *

Hugh Griffith, Tom Jones

John Huston, The Cardinal *

1962Ed Begely, Sweet Bird of Youth

Victor Buono, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

Telly Savalas, Birdman of Alcatraz

Omar Sharif, Lawrence of Arabia

Terence Stamp, Billy Budd *

1961George Chakiris, West Side Story

Montgomery Clift, Judgment at Nuremberg

Peter Falk, Pocketful of Miracles *

Jackie Gleason, The Hustler

George C. Scott, The Hustler

1960Peter Ustinov, Spartacus *

Peter Falk, Murder, Inc. *

Jack Kruschen, The Apartment

Sal Mineo, Exodus *

Chill Wills, The Alamo

1959Hugh Griffith, Ben-Hur

Arthur O’Connell, Anatomy of a Murder

George C. Scott, Anatomy of a Murder

Robert Vaughn, The Young Philadelphians *

Ed Wynn, The Diary of Anne Frank

1958Burl Ives, The Big Country *

Theodore Bikel, The Defiant Ones

Lee J. Cobb, The Brothers Karamozov *

Arthur Kennedy, Some Came Running

Gig Young, Teacher’s Pet *

1957 Red Buttons, Sayonara

Vittorio de Sica, A Farewell to Arms *

Sessue Hayakawa, The Bridge on the River Kwai

Arthur Kennedy, Peyton Place

Russ Tamblyn, Peyton Place

1956Anthony Quinn, Lust for Life

Don Murray, Bus Stop *

Anthony Perkins, Friendly Persuasion

Mickey Rooney, The Bold and the Brave *

Robert Stack, Written on the Wind *

1955Jack Lemmon, Mister Roberts

Arthur Kennedy, Trial *

Joe Mantell, Marty

Sal Mineo, Rebel Without a Cause *

Arthur O’Connell, Picnic

1954Edmond O’Brien, The Barefoot Contessa *

Lee J. Cobb, On the Waterfront

Karl Malden, On the Waterfront

Rod Steiger, On the Waterfront

Tom Tully, The Caine Mutiny

1953Frank Sinatra, From Here to Eternity

Eddie Albert, Roman Holiday

Brandon de Wilde, Shane

Jack Palance, Shane

Robert Strauss, Stalag 17

1952 Anthony Quinn, Viva Zapata!

Richard Burton, My Cousin Rachel *

Arthur Hunnicutt, The Big Sky *

Victor McLaglen, The Quiet Man

Jack Palance, Sudden Fear

1951 Karl Malden, A Streetcar Named Desire

Leo Genn, Quo Vadis

Kevin McCarthy, Death of a Salesman

Peter Ustinov, Quo Vadis

Gig Young, Come Fill the Gap *

1950George Sanders, All About Eve

Jeff Chandler, Broken Arrow *

Edmund Gwenn, Mister 880 *

Sam Jaffe, The Asphalt Jungle *

Erich von Stroheim, Sunset Boulevard

1949Dean Jagger, Twelve O’Clock High

John Ireland, All the King’s Men

Arthur Kennedy, Champion

Ralph Richardson, The Heiress

James Whitmore, Battleground

1948Walter Huston, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

Charles Bickford, Johnny Belinda

José Ferrer, Joan of Arc

Oskar Homolka, I Remember Mama

Cecil Kellaway, The Luck of the Irish *

1947Edmund Gwenn, Miracle on 34th Street

Charles Bickford, The Farmer’s Daughter

Thomas Gomez, Ride the Pink Horse *

Robert Ryan, Crossfire

Richard Widmark, Kiss of Death *

1946Harold Russell, The Best Years of Our Lives

Charles Coburn, The Green Years *

William Demarest, The Jolson Story

Claude Rains, Notorious *

Clifton Webb, The Razor’s Edge

1945 James Dunn, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn *

Michael Chekhov, Spellbound

John Dall, The Corn is Green *

Robert Mitchum, The Story of G.I. Joe *

J. Carrol Naish, A Medal for Benny *

1944 Barry Fitzgerald, Going My Way

Hume Cronyn, The Seventh Cross *

Claude Rains, Mr. Skeffington

Clifton Webb, Laura *

Monty Woolley, Since You Went Away

1943Charles Coburn, The More the Merrier

Charles Bickford, The Song of Bernadette

J. Carrol Naish, Sahara *

Claude Rains, Casablanca

Akim Tamiroff, For Whom the Bell Tolls

1942 Van Heflin, Johnny Eager *

William Bendix, Wake Island

Walter Huston, Yankee Doodle Dandy

Frank Morgan, Tortilla Flat *

Henry Travers, Mrs. Miniver

1941Donald Crisp, How Green Was My Valley

Walter Brennan, Sergeant York

Charles Coburn, The Devil and Miss Jones *

James Gleason, Here Comes Mr. Jordan

Sydney Greenstreet, The Maltese Falcon

1940Walter Brennan, The Westerner *

Albert Basserman, Foreign Correspondent

William Gargan, They Knew What They Wanted *

Jack Oakie, The Great Dictator

James Stephenson, The Letter

1939Thomas Mitchell, Stagecoach

Brian Aherne, Juarez *

Harry Carey, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Brian Donlevy, Beau Geste *

Claude Rains, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

1938 Walter Brennan, Kentucky *

John Garfield, Four Daughters

Gene Lockhart, Algiers

Robert Morely, Marie Antoinette

Basil Rathbone, If I Were King *

1937Joseph Schildkraut, The Life of Emile Zola

Ralph Bellamy, The Awful Truth

Thomas Mitchell, The Hurricane *

H.B. Warner, Lost Horizon

Roland Young, Topper *

1936Walter Brennan, Come and Get It *

Mischa Auer, My Man Godfrey

Stuart Erwin, Pigskin Parade *

Basil Rathbone, Romeo and Juliet

Akim Tamiroff, The General Died at Dawn *


2013 Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave

Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine

Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle

Julia Roberts, August: Osage County

June Squibb, Nebraska

2012  Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables

Amy Adams, The Master

Sally Field, Lincoln

Helen Hunt, The Sessions *

Jacki Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook

2011 – Octavia Spencer, The Help

Bérénice Bejo, The Artist

Jessica Chastain, The Help

Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids *

Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs

2010Melissa Leo, The Fighter

Amy Adams, The Fighter

Helena Bonham Carter, The King’s Speech

Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit

Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom *

2009Mo’Nique, Precious

Penélope Cruz, Nine *

Vera Farmiga, Up in the Air

Maggie Gyllenhaal, Crazy Heart

Anna Kendrick, Up in the Air

2008Penélope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona *

Amy Adams, Doubt

Viola Davis, Doubt

Taraji P. Henson, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Marisa Tomei, The Wrestler

2007Tilda Swinton, Michael Clayton

Cate Blanchett, I’m Not There *

Ruby Dee, American Gangster *

Saorise Ronan, Atonement

Amy Ryan, Gone Baby Gone *

2006Jennifer Hudson, Dreamgirls

Adriana Barraza, Babel

Cate Blanchett, Notes on a Scandal

Abigail Breslin, Little Miss Sunshine

Rinko Kikuchi, Babel

2005 Rachel Weisz, The Constant Gardener *

Amy Adams, Junebug *

Catherine Keener, Capote

Frances McDormand, North Country

Michelle Williams, Brokeback Mountain

2004Cate Blanchett, The Aviator

Laura Linney, Kinsey *

Virginia Madsen, Sideways

Sophie Okonedo, Hotel Rwanda

Natalie Portman, Closer

2003Renée Zellweger, Cold Mountain

Shohreh Aghdashloo, House of Sand and Fog

Patricia Clarkson, Pieces of April *

Marcia Gay Harden, Mystic River

Holly Hunter, Thirteen *

2002 Catherine Zeta-Jones, Chicago

Kathy Bates, About Schmidt

Julianne Moore, The Hours

Queen Latifah, Chicago

Meryl Streep, Adaptation.

2001Jennifer Connelly, A Beautiful Mind

Helen Mirren, Gosford Park

Maggie Smith, Gosford Park

Marisa Tomei, In the Bedroom

Kate Winslet, Iris

2000Marcia Gay Harden, Pollock

Judi Dench, Chocolat

Kate Hudson, Almost Famous *

Frances McDormand, Almost Famous

Julie Walters, Billy Elliot *

1999Angelina Jolie, Girl, Interrupted *

Toni Collette, The Sixth Sense

Catherine Keener, Being John Malkovich *

Samantha Morton, Sweet and Lowdown

Chloë Sevigny, Boys Don’t Cry

1998Judi Dench, Shakespeare in Love

Kathy Bates, Primary Colors *

Brenda Blethyn, Little Voice *

Rachel Griffiths, Hilary and Jackie

Lynn Redgrave, Gods and Monsters

1997Kim Basinger, L.A. Confidential

Joan Cusack, In & Out *

Minnie Driver, Good Will Hunting

Julianne Moore, Boogie Nights

Gloria Stuart, Titanic

1996Juliette Binoche, The English Patient

Joan Allen, The Crucible *

Lauren Bacall, The Mirror Has Two Faces *

Barbara Hershey, The Portrait of a Lady *

Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Secrets & Lies

1995Mira Sorvino, Mighty Aphrodite *

Joan Allen, Nixon

Kathleen Quinlan, Apollo 13

Mare Winningham, Georgia *

Kate Winslet, Sense and Sensibility

1994 Dianne Wiest, Bullets Over Broadway

Rosemary Harris, Tom & Viv

Helen Mirren, The Madness of King George

Uma Thurman, Pulp Fiction

Jennifer Tilly, Bullets Over Broadway

1993Anna Paquin, The Piano

Holly Hunter, The Firm *

Rosie Perez, Fearless *

Winona Ryder, The Age of Innocence *

Emma Thompson, In the Name of the Father

1992 Marisa Tomei, My Cousin Vinny *

Judy Davis, Husbands and Wives *

Joan Plowright, Enchanted April *

Vanessa Redgrave, Howards End

Miranda Richardson, Damage *

1991 Mercedes Ruehl, The Fisher King

Diane Ladd, Rambling Rose

Juliette Lewis, Cape Fear

Kate Nelligan, The Prince of Tides

Jessica Tandy, Fried Green Tomatoes *

1990 Whoopi Goldberg, Ghost

Annette Bening, The Grifters

Lorraine Bracco, Goodfellas

Diane Ladd, Wild at Heart *

Mary McDonnell, Dances with Wolves

1989 Brenda Fricker, My Left Foot

Anjelica Huston, Enemies, A Love Story *

Lena Olin, Enemies, A Love Story

Julia Roberts, Steel Magnolias *

Dianne Wiest, Parenthood *

1988 Geena Davis, The Accidental Tourist

Joan Cusack, Working Girl

Frances McDormand, Mississippi Burning

Michelle Pfeiffer, Dangerous Liaisons

Sigourney Weaver, Working Girl

1987 Olympia Dukakis, Moonstruck           

Norma Aleandro, Gaby: A True Story *

Anne Archer, Fatal Attraction

Anne Ramsey, Throw Momma From the Train *

Ann Sothern, The Whales of August *

1986 Dianne Wiest, Hannah and Her Sisters

Tess Harper, Crimes of the Heart

Piper Laurie, Children of a Lesser God

Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, The Color of Money

Maggie Smith, A Room with a View

1985 Anjelica Huston, Prizzi’s Honor

Margaret Avery, The Color Purple

Amy Madigan, Twice in a Lifetime *

Meg Tilly, Agnes of God

Oprah Winfrey, The Color Purple

1984Peggy Ashcroft, A Passage to India

Glenn Close, The Natural *

Lindsay Crouse, Places in the Heart

Christine Lahti, Swing Shift *

Geraldine Page, The Pope of Greenwich Village *

1983 Linda Hunt, The Year of Living Dangerously *

Cher, Silkwood

Glenn Close, The Big Chill

Amy Irving, Yentl *

Alfre Woodard, Cross Creek

1982 Jessica Lange, Tootsie

Glenn Close, The World According to Garp

Teri Garr, Tootsie

Kim Stanley, Frances

Lesley Ann Warren, Victor Victoria

1981Maureen Stapleton, Reds

Melinda Dillon, Absence of Malice

Jane Fonda, On Golden Pond

Joan Hackett, Only When I Laugh

Elizabeth McGovern, Ragtime

1980 Mary Steenburgen, Melvin and Howard

Eileen Brennan, Private Benjamin

Eva Le Gallienne, Resurrection

Cathy Moriarty, Raging Bull

Diana Scarwid, Inside Moves *

1979 Meryl Streep, Kramer vs. Kramer

Jane Alexander, Kramer vs. Kramer

Barbara Barrie, Breaking Away

Candice Bergen, Starting Over

Mariel Hemingway, Manhattan *

1978Maggie Smith, California Suite *

Dyan Cannon, Heaven Can Wait

Penelope Milford, Coming Home

Maureen Stapleton, Interiors

Meryl Streep, The Deer Hunter

1977Vanessa Redgrave, Julia

Leslie Browne, The Turning Point

Quinn Cummings, The Goodbye Girl

Melinda Dillon, Close Encounters of the Third Kind *

Tuesday Weld, Looking for Mr. Goodbar *

1976 Beatrice Straight, Network

Jane Alexander, All the President’s Men

Jodie Foster, Taxi Driver

Lee Grant, Voyage of the Damned *

Piper Laurie, Carrie

1975 Lee Grant, Shampoo

Ronnee Blakley, Nashville

Sylvia Miles, Farewell, My Lovely *

Lily Tomlin, Nashville

Brenda Vaccaro, Jacqueline Susan’s Once Is Not Enough *

1974 Ingrid Bergman, Murder on the Orient Express

Valentina Cortese, Day for Night *

Madeline Kahn, Blazing Saddles *

Diane Ladd, Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore

Talia Shire, The Godfather Part II

1973Tatum O’Neal, Paper Moon *

Linda Blair, The Exorcist

Candy Clark, American Graffiti

Madeline Kahn, Paper Moon

Sylvia Sydney, Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams

1972Eileen Heckart, Butterflies are Free

Jeannie Berlin, The Heartbreak Kid

Geraldine Page, Pete ‘n’ Tillie *

Susan Tyrell, Fat City *

Shelley Winters, The Poseidon Adventure *

1971Cloris Leachman, The Last Picture Show

Ellen Burstyn, The Last Picture Show

Barbara Harris, Who is Harry Kellerman and Why is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me? *

Margaret Leighton, The Go-Between *

Ann-Margret, Carnal Knowledge *

1970Helen Hayes, Airport

Karen Black, Five Easy Pieces

Lee Grant, The Landlord *

Sally Kellerman, MASH

Maureen Stapleton, Airport

1969 Goldie Hawn, Cactus Flower *

Catherine Burns, Last Summer *

Dyan Cannon, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice

Sylvia Miles, Midnight Cowboy

Susannah York, They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?

1968 Ruth Gordon, Rosemary’s Baby *

Lynn Carlin, Faces

Sondra Locke, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

Kay Medford, Funny Girl

Estelle Parsons, Rachel, Rachel

1967 Estelle Parsons, Bonnie and Clyde

Carol Channing, Thoroughly Modern Millie *

Mildred Natwick, Barefoot in the Park *

Beah Richards, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

Katharine Ross, The Graduate

1966 Sandy Dennis, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Wendy Hiller, A Man for All Seasons

Jocelyne LaGarde, Hawaii *

Vivien Merchant, Alfie

Geraldine Page, You’re a Big Boy Now *

1965Shelley Winters, A Patch of Blue

Ruth Gordon, Inside Daisy Clover *

Joyce Redman, Othello

Maggie Smith, Othello

Peggy Wood, The Sound of Music

1964 Lila Kedrova, Zorba the Greek

Gladys Cooper, My Fair Lady

Edith Evans, The Chalk Garden *

Grayson Hall, The Night of the Iguana *

Agnes Moorehead, Hush…Hush, Sweet Charlotte *

1963Margaret Rutherford, The V.I.P.s *

Diane Cilento, Tom Jones

Edith Evans, Tom Jones

Joyce Redman, Tom Jones

Lilia Skala, Lilies of the Field

1962 Patty Duke, The Miracle Worker

Mary Badham, To Kill a Mockingbird

Shirley Knight, Sweet Bird of Youth

Angela Lansbury, The Manchurian Candidate *

Thelma Ritter, Birdman of Alcatraz

1961Rita Moreno, West Side Story

Fay Bainter, The Children’s Hour *

Judy Garland, Judgment at Nuremberg

Lotte Lenya, The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone *

Una Merkel, Summer and Smoke

1960 Shirley Jones, Elmer Gantry

Glynis Johns, The Sundowners

Shirley Knight, The Dark at the Top of the Stairs *

Janet Leigh, Psycho *

Mary Ure, Sons and Lovers

1959Shelley Winters, The Diary of Anne Frank

Hermione Baddeley, Room at the Top

Susan Kohner, Imitation of Life *

Juanita Moore, Imitation of Life

Thelma Ritter, Pillow Talk

1958 Wendy Hiller, Separate Tables

Peggy Cass, Auntie Mame

Martha Hyer, Some Came Running

Maureen Stapleton, Lonelyhearts *

Cara Williams, The Defiant Ones

1957 – Miyoshi Umeki, Sayonara

Carolyn Jones, The Bachelor Party *

Elsa Lanchester, Witness for Prosecution

Hope Lange, Peyton Place

Diane Varsi, Peyton Place

1956Dorothy Malone, Written on the Wind

Mildred Dunnock, Baby Doll

Eileen Heckart, The Bad Seed

Mercedes McCambridge, Giant

Patty McCormack, The Bad Seed

1955Jo Van Fleet, East of Eden

Betsy Blair, Marty

Peggy Lee, Pete Kelly’s Blues *

Marisa Pavan, The Rose Tattoo

Natalie Wood, Rebel Without a Cause

1954Eva Marie Saint, On the Waterfront

Nina Foch, Executive Suite *

Katy Jurado, Broken Lance *

Jan Sterling, The High and the Mighty

Claire Trevor, The High and the Mighty

1953 Donna Reed, From Here to Eternity

Grace Kelly, Mogambo

Geraldine Page, Hondo *

Marjorie Rambeau, Torch Song *

Thelma Ritter, Pickup on South Street *

1952Gloria Grahame, The Bad and the Beautiful

Jean Hagan, Singin’ in the Rain *

Collette Marchand, Moulin Rouge

Terry Moore, Come Back, Little Sheba

Thelma Ritter, With a Song in My Heart

1951 Kim Hunter, A Streetcar Named Desire

Joan Blondell, The Blue Veil

Mildred Dunnock, Death of a Salesman

Lee Grant, Detective Story

Thelma Ritter, The Mating Season *

1950Josephine Hull, Harvey

Hope Emerson, Caged

Celeste Holm, All About Eve

Nancy Olson, Sunset Boulevard

Thelma Ritter, All About Eve

1949Mercedes McCambridge, All the King’s Men

Ethel Barrymore, Pinky

Celeste Holm, Come to the Stable

Elsa Lanchester, Come to the Stable

Ethel Waters, Pinky

1948 Claire Trevor, Key Largo *

Barbara Bel Geddes, I Remember Mama

Ellen Corby, I Remember Mama

Agnes Moorehead, Johnny Belinda

Jean Simmons, Hamlet

1947 – Celeste Holm, Gentleman’s Agreement

Ethel Barrymore, The Paradine Case

Gloria Grahame, Crossfire

Marjorie Mann, The Egg and I *

Anne Revere, Gentleman’s Agreement

1946 – Anne Baxter, The Razor’s Edge

Ethel Barrymore, The Spiral Staircase *

Lillian Gish, Duel in the Sun

Flora Robson, Saratoga Trunk *

Gale Sondergaard, Anna and the King of Siam *

1945Anne Revere, National Velvet *

Eve Arden, Mildred Pierce

Ann Blyth, Mildred Pierce

Angela Lansbury, The Picture of Dorian Gray *

Joan Lorring, The Corn is Green

1944Ethel Barrymore, None But the Lonely Heart

Jennifer Jones, Since You Went Away

Angela Lansbury, Gaslight

Aline MacMahon, Dragon Seed *

Agnes Moorhead, Mrs. Parkington

1943 Katina Paxinou, For Whom the Bell Tolls

Gladys Cooper, The Song of Bernadette

Paulette Godard, So Proudly We Hail *

Anne Revere, The Song of Bernadette

Lucile Watson, Watch on the Rhine

1942 Teresa Wright, Mrs. Miniver

Gladys Cooper, Now, Voyager

Agnes Moorehead, The Magnificent Ambersons

Susan Peters, Random Harvest

Dame Mae Whitty, Mrs. Miniver

1941Mary Astor, The Great Lie *

Sara Allgood, How Green Was My Valley

Patricia Collinge, The Little Foxes

Teresa Wright, The Little Foxes

Margaret Wycherly, Sergeant York

1940 Jane Darwell, The Grapes of Wrath

Judith Anderson, Rebecca

Ruth Hussey, The Philadelphia Story

Barbara O’Neil, All This and Heaven Too

Marjorie Rambeau, Primrose Path *

1939Hattie McDaniel, Gone With the Wind

Olivia de Havilland, Gone With the Wind

Geraldine Fitzgerald, Wuthering Heights

Edna May Oliver, Drums Along the Mohawk *

Maria Ouspenskaya, Love Affair

1938 Fay Bainter, Jezebel

Beulah Bondi, Of Human Hearts *

Billie Burke, Merrily We Live *

Spring Byington, You Can’t Take It with You

Miliza Korjus, The Great Waltz *

1937Alice Brady, In Old Chicago

Andrea Leeds, Stage Door

Anne Shirley, Stella Dallas

Claire Trevor, Dead End

Dame Mae Whitty, Night Must Fall

1936Gale Sondergaard, Anthony Adverse

Beulah Bondi, The Gorgeous Hussy *

Alice Brady, My Man Godfrey

Bonita Granville, These Three *

Maria Ouspenskaya, Dodsworth


2013 Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity

Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave

Alexander Payne, Nebraska

David O. Russell, American Hustle

Martin Scorsese, The Wolf of Wall Street

2012 Ang Lee, Life of Pi

Michael Haneke, Amour

David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook

Steven Spielberg, Lincoln

Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild

2011 – Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist

Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris

Terrence Malick, The Tree of Life

Alexander Payne, The Descendants

Martin Scorsese, Hugo

2010 Tom Hooper, The King’s Speech

Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan

Joel & Ethan Coen, True Grit

David Fincher, The Social Network

David O. Russell, The Fighter

2009 Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker

James Cameron, Avatar

Lee Daniels, Precious

Jason Reitman, Up in the Air

Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds

2008Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire

Stephen Daldry, The Reader

David Fincher, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Ron Howard, Frost/Nixon

Gus Van Sant, Milk

2007 Joel & Ethan Coen, No Country for Old Men

Paul Thomas Anderson, There Will Be Blood

Tony Gilroy, Michael Clayton

Jason Reitman, Juno

Julian Schnabel, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly *

2006Martin Scorsese, The Departed

Clint Eastwood, Letters from Iwo Jima

Stephen Frears, The Queen

Paul Greengrass, United 93 *

Alexander Gonzalez Iñárritu, Babel

2005 Ang Lee, Brokeback Mountain

George Clooney, Good Night, and Good Luck

Paul Haggis, Crash

Bennett Miller, Capote

Steven Spielberg, Munich

2004 Clint Eastwood, Million Dollar Baby

Marc Forster, Finding Neverland

Taylor Hackford, Ray

Alexander Payne, Sideways

Martin Scorsese, The Aviator

2003 Peter Jackson, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Sofia Coppola, Lost in Translation

Clint Eastwood, Mystic River

Fernando Meirelles, City of God *

Peter Weir, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

2002 Roman Polanski, The Pianist

Pedro Almodóvar, Talk to Her *

Stephen Daldry, The Hours

Rob Marshall, Chicago

Martin Scorsese, Gangs of New York

2001 Ron Howard, A Beautiful Mind

Robert Altman, Gosford Park

Peter Jackson, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

David Lynch, Mulholland Drive *

Ridley Scott, Black Hawk Down *

2000 Steven Soderbergh, Traffic

Stephen Daldry, Billy Elliot

Ang Lee, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon

Ridley Scott, Gladiator

Steven Soderbergh, Erin Brockovich

1999 Sam Mendes, American Beauty

Lasse Hallström, The Cider House Rules

Spike Jonze, Being John Malkovich

Michael Mann, The Insider

M. Night Shyamalan, The Sixth Sense

1998 Steven Spielberg, Saving Private Ryan

Roberto Benigni, Life Is Beautiful

John Madden, Shakespeare in Love

Terrence Malick, The Thin Red Line

Peter Weir, The Truman Show

1997 James Cameron, Titanic

Peter Cattaneo, The Full Monty

Atom Egoyan, The Sweet Hereafter *

Gus Hanson, L.A. Confidential

Gus Van Sant, Good Will Hunting

1996 Anthony Minghella, The English Patient

Joel & Ethan Coen, Fargo

Miloš Forman, The People vs. Larry Flynt

Scott Hicks, Shine

Mike Leigh, Secrets and Lies

1995Mel Gibson, Braveheart

Mike Figgis, Leaving Las Vegas

Chris Noonan, Babe

Michael Radford, Il Postino

Tim Robbins, Dead Man Walking

1994Robert Zemeckis, Forrest Gump

Woody Allen, Bullets Over Broadway

Krystof Kieślowski, Three Colors: Red *

Robert Redford, Quiz Show

Quentin Tarantino, Pulp Fiction

1993Steven Spielberg, Schindler’s List

Robert Altman, Short Cuts *

Jane Campion, The Piano

James Ivory, The Remains of the Day

Jim Sheridan, In the Name of the Father

1992Clint Eastwood, Unforgiven

Robert Altman, The Player *

Martin Brest, Scent of a Woman

James Ivory, Howards End

Neil Jordan, The Crying Game

1991Jonathan Demme, The Silence of the Lambs

Barry Levinson, Bugsy

Ridley Scott, Thelma and Louise

John Singleton, Boyz N the Hood *

Oliver Stone, JFK

1990Kevin Costner, Dances with Wolves

Francis Ford Coppola, The Godfather Part III

Stephen Frears, The Grifters

Barbet Schroeder, Reversal of Fortune

Martin Scorsese, Goodfellas

1989Oliver Stone, Born on the Fourth of July

Woody Allen, Crimes and Misdemeanors

Kenneth Branagh, Henry V

Jim Sheridan, My Left Foot

Peter Weir, Dead Poet’s Society

1988Barry Levinson, Rain Man

Charles Crichton, A Fish Called Wanda

Mike Nichols, Working Girl

Alan Parker, Mississippi Burning

Martin Scorsese, The Last Temptation of Christ *

1987 Bernardo Bertolucci, The Last Emperor

John Boorman, Hope and Glory

Lasse Hallström, My Life as a Dog *

Norman Jewison, Moonstruck

Adrian Lyne, Fatal Attraction

1986Oliver Stone, Platoon

Woody Allen, Hannah and Her Sisters

James Ivory, A Room with a View

Roland Joffé, The Mission

David Lynch, Blue Velvet *

1985 Sydney Pollack, Out of Africa

Héctor Babenco, Kiss of the Spider Woman

John Huston, Prizzi’s Honor

Akira Kurosawa, Ran *

Peter Weir, Witness

1984 Miloš Forman, Amadeus

Woody Allen, Broadway Danny Rose *

Robert Benton, Places in the Heart

Roland Joffé, The Killing Fields

David Lean, A Passage to India

1983James L. Brooks, Terms of Endearment

Bruce Beresford, Tender Mercies

Ingmar Bergman, Fanny and Alexander *

Mike Nichols, Silkwood

Peter Yates, The Dresser

1982Richard Attenborough, Gandhi

Sidney Lumet, The Verdict

Wolfgang Petersen, Das Boot *

Sydney Pollack, Tootsie

Steven Spielberg, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

1981Warren Beatty, Reds

Hugh Hudson, Chariots of Fire

Louis Malle, Atlantic City

Mark Rydell, On Golden Pond

Steven Spielberg, Raiders of the Lost Ark

1980 Robert Redford, Ordinary People

David Lynch, The Elephant Man

Roman Polanski, Tess

Richard Rush, The Stunt Man

Martin Scorsese, Raging Bull

1979Robert Benton, Kramer vs. Kramer

Francis Ford Coppola, Apocalypse Now

Bob Fosse, All That Jazz

Édouard Molinaro, La Cage aux Folles *

Peter Yates, Breaking Away

1978Michael Cimino, The Deer Hunter

Woody Allen, Interiors

Hal Ashby, Coming Home

Warren Beatty & Buck Henry, Heaven Can Wait

Alan Parker, Midnight Express

1977Woody Allen, Annie Hall

George Lucas, Star Wars

Herbert Ross, The Turning Point

Steven Spielberg, Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Fred Zinnemann, Julia

1976John G. Avildsen, Rocky

Ingmar Bergman, Face to Face

Sidney Lumet, Network

Alan J. Pakula, All the President’s Men

Lina Wertmüller, Seven Beauties

1975Miloš Forman, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Robert Altman, Nashville

Federico Fellini, Amarcord *

Stanley Kubrick, Barry Lyndon

Sidney Lumet, Dog Day Afternoon

1974Francis Ford Coppola, The Godfather Part II

John Cassavetes, A Woman Under the Influence

Bob Fosse, Lenny

Roman Polanski, Chinatown

François Truffaut, Day for Night

1973George Roy Hill, The Sting

Ingmar Bergman, Cries and Whispers

Bernardo Bertolucci, Last Tango in Paris

William Friedkin, The Exorcist

George Lucas, American Graffiti

1972 Bob Fosse, Cabaret

John Boorman, Deliverance

Francis Ford Coppola, The Godfather

Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Sleuth

Jan Troell, The Emigrants

1971 – William Friedkin, The French Connection

Peter Bogdanovich, The Last Picture Show

Norman Jewison, Fiddler on the Roof

Stanley Kubrick, A Clockwork Orange

John Schlesinger, Sunday Bloody Sunday

1970 Franklin J. Schaffner, Patton

Robert Altman, MASH

Federico Fellini, Satyricon *

Arthur Hiller, Love Story

Ken Russell, Women in Love

1969 John Schlesinger, Midnight Cowboy

Costa Gravas, Z

George Roy Hill, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Arthur Penn, Alice’s Restaurant *

Sydney Pollack, They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?

1968Carol Reed, Oliver!

Anthony Harvey, The Lion in Winter

Stanley Kubrick, 2001: A Space Odyssey *

Gillo Pontecorvo, The Battle of Algiers *

Franco Zeffirelli, Romeo and Juliet

1967 Mike Nichols, The Graduate

Richard Brooks, In Cold Blood *

Norman Jewison, In the Heat of the Night

Stanley Kramer, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

Arthur Penn, Bonnie and Clyde

1966 Fred Zinnemann, A Man for All Seasons

Michelanelo Antonioni, Blowup *

Richard Brooks, The Professionals *

Claude Lelouch, A Man and a Woman

Mike Nichols, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

1965Robert Wise, The Sound of Music

David Lean, Doctor Zhivago

John Schlesinger, Darling

Hiroshi Teshigahara, Woman in the Dunes *

William Wyler, The Collector

1964George Cukor, My Fair Lady

Michael Cacoyannis, Zorba the Greek

Peter Glenville, Becket

Stanley Kubrick, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Robert Stevenson, Mary Poppins

1963Tony Richardson, Tom Jones

Federico Fellini, 8½ *

Elia Kazan, America, America

Otto Preminger, The Cardinal

Martin Ritt, Hud

1962David Lean, Lawrence of Arabia

Pietro Germi, Divorce, Italian Style

Robert Mulligan, To Kill a Mockingbird

Arthur Penn, The Miracle Worker

Frank Perry, David and Lisa *

1961 Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, West Side Story

Federico Fellini, La Dolce Vita *

Stanley Kramer, Judgment at Nuremberg

Robert Rossen, The Hustler

J. Lee Thompson, The Guns of Navarone

1960 Billy Wilder, The Apartment

Jack Cardiff, Sons and Lovers

Jules Dassin, Never on Sunday

Alfred Hitchcock, Psycho

Fred Zinnemann, The Sundowners

1959William Wyler, Ben-Hur

Jack Clayton, Room at the Top

George Stevens, The Diary of Anne Frank

Billy Wilder, Some Like it Hot

Fred Zinnemann, The Nun’s Story

1958Vincente Minnelli, Gigi

Richard Brooks, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Stanley Kramer, The Defiant Ones

Mark Robson, The Inn of the Sixth Happiness *

Robert Wise, I Want to Live!

1957David Lean, The Bridge on the River Kwai

Joshua Logan, Sayonara

Sidney Lumet, 12 Angry Men

Mark Robson, Peyton Place

Billy Wilder, Witness for the Prosecution

1956George Stevens, Giant

Michael Anderson, Around the World in 80 Days

Walter Long, The King and I

King Vidor, War and Peace *

William Wyler, Friendly Persuasion

1955Delbert Mann, Marty

Elia Kazan, East of Eden

David Lean, Summertime

Joshua Logan, Picnic

John Sturges, Bad Day at Black Rock

1954Elia Kazan, On the Waterfront

Alfred Hitchcock, Rear Window *

George Seaton, The Country Girl

William A. Wellman, The High and the Mighty

Billy Wilder, Sabrina

1953 Fred Zinnemann, From Here to Eternity

George Stevens, Shane

Charles Walters, Lili

Billy Wilder, Stalag 17

William Wyler, Roman Holiday

1952John Ford, The Quiet Man

Cecil B. DeMille, The Greatest Show on Earth

John Huston, Moulin Rouge

Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 5 Fingers *

Fred Zinnemann, High Noon

1951George Stevens, A Place in the Sun

John Huston, The African Queen

Elia Kazan, A Streetcar Named Desire

Vincente Minnelli, An American in Paris

William Wyler, Detective Story

1950 Joseph L. Mankiewicz, All About Eve

George Cukor, Born Yesterday

John Huston, The Asphalt Jungle

Carol Reed, The Third Man *

Billy Wilder, Sunset Boulevard

1949 Joseph L. Mankiewicz, A Letter to Three Wives

Carol Reed, The Fallen Idol *

Robert Rossen, All the King’s Men

William A. Wellman, Battleground

William Wyler, The Heiress

1948John Huston, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

Anatole Litvak, The Snake Pit

Jean Negulesco, Johnny Belinda

Laurence Olivier, Hamlet

Fred Zinnemann, The Search

1947Elia Kazan, Gentleman’s Agreement

George Cukor, A Double Life

Edward Dmytryk, Crossfire

Henry Koster, The Bishop’s Wife

David Lean, Great Expectations

1946William Wyler, The Best Years of Our Lives

Clarence Brown, The Yearling

Frank Capra, It’s a Wonderful Life

David Lean, Brief Encounter

Robert Siodmak, The Killers *

1945 Billy Wilder, The Lost Weekend

Clarence Brown, National Velvet

Alfred Hitchcock, Spellbound

Leo McCarey, The Bells of St. Mary’s

Jean Renoir, The Southerner *

1944Leo McCarey, Going My Way

Alfred Hitchcock, Lifeboat

Henry King, Wilson

Otto Preminger, Laura

Billy Wilder, Double Indemnity

1943Michael Curtiz, Casablanca

Clarence Brown, The Human Comedy

Henry King, The Song of Bernadette

Ernst Lubitsch, Heaven Can Wait

George Stevens, The More the Merrier

1942William Wyler, Mrs. Miniver

Michael Curtiz, Yankee Doodle Dandy

John Farrow, Wake Island

Mervyn LeRoy, Random Harvest

Sam Wood, Kings Row

1941John Ford, How Green Was My Valley

Alexander Hall, Here Comes Mr. Jordan

Howard Hawks, Sergeant York

Orson Welles, Citizen Kane

William Wyler, The Little Foxes

1940 John Ford, The Grapes of Wrath

George Cukor, The Philadelphia Story

Alfred Hitchcock, Rebecca

Sam Wood, Kitty Foyle

William Wyler, The Letter

1939Victor Fleming, Gone With the Wind

Frank Capra, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

John Ford, Stagecoach

Sam Wood, Goodbye, Mr. Chips

William Wyler, Wuthering Heights

1938 Frank Capra, You Can’t Take it With You

Michael Curtiz, Angels with Dirty Faces

Michael Curtiz, Four Daughters

Norman Taurog, Boys Town

King Vidor, The Citadel

1937 Leo McCarey, The Awful Truth

William Dieterle, The Life of Emile Zola

Sidney Franklin, The Good Earth

Gregory La Cava, Stage Door

William A. Wellman, A Star is Born

1936Frank Capra, Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

Gregory La Cava, My Man Godfrey

Robert Z. Leonard, The Great Ziegfeld

W. S. Van Dyke, San Francisco

William Wyler, Dodsworth

1935John Ford, The Informer

Michael Curtiz, Captain Blood (write-in)

Henry Hathaway, The Lives of a Bengal Lancer

Frank Lloyd, Mutiny on the Bounty

1934Frank Capra, It Happened One Night

Victor Schertzinger, One Night of Love

W. S. Van Dyke, The Thin Man

1932- 1933 Frank Lloyd, Cavalcade

Frank Capra, Lady for a Day

George Cukor, Little Women

1931-1932Frank Borzage, Bad Girl

King Vidor, The Champ

Josef von Sternberg, Shanghai Express

1930-1931Norman Taurog, Skippy

Clarence Brown, A Free Soul

Lewis Milestone, The Front Page

Wesley Ruggles Cimarron

Josef von Sternberg, Morocco

1929-1930 Lewis Milestone, All Quiet on the Western Front

Clarence Brown, Anna Christie & Romance

Robert Z. Leonard, The Divorcée

Ernst Lubitsch, The Love Parade

King Vidor, Hallelujah *

1928-1929 – Frank Lloyd, The Divine Lady

Lionel Barrymore, Madame X

Harry Beaumont, The Broadway Melody

Irving Cummings, In Old Arizona

Frank Lloyd, Drag & Weary River *

Ernst Lubitsch, The Patriot (LOST)

1927-1928, Comedy Lewis Milestone, Two Arabian Nights *

Ted Wilde, Speedy *

1927-1928, Dramatic Frank Borzage, Seventh Heaven

Herbert Brenon, Sorrell and Son *

King Vidor, The Crowd

3 responses

  1. Movie Remnants

    You are very very organized. Thanks for all the movie recommendations!

    August 30, 2011 at 3:56 pm

  2. Well done. Your perseverance in making this post needs to be applauded. I agree with you on most of the films you flagged as you don’t like. A bit interesting to see in that category ‘A Room with a View’ and ‘A Portrait of a Lady’. Somehow it reminds of my dislike for the film ‘The Age of Innocence’. Though this film is regarded as very good by many, I can criticise it non-stop )

    December 8, 2011 at 2:15 pm

  3. :O So many movies to see!

    May 2, 2012 at 9:12 pm

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