2010s Oscar Best Actor Nominees

Try to name the actors who received an Oscar nomination for Best Actor from 2010-2019.
Year = year of the ceremony honoring the previous year's films
Winners in bold
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Last updated: February 25, 2019
First submittedJanuary 16, 2016
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Bohemian Rhapsody
Rami Malek
Christian Bale
A Star is Born
Bradley Cooper
At Eternity's Gate
Willem Dafoe
Green Book
Viggo Mortensen
Darkest Hour
Gary Oldman
Call Me by Your Name
Timothée Chalamet
Phantom Thread
Daniel Day-Lewis
Get Out
Daniel Kaluuya
Roman J. Israel, Esq.
Denzel Washington
Manchester by the Sea
Casey Affleck
Hacksaw Ridge
Andrew Garfield
La La Land
Ryan Gosling
Captain Fantastic
Viggo Mortensen
Denzel Washington
The Revenant
Leonardo DiCaprio
Bryan Cranston
The Martian
Matt Damon
Steve Jobs
Michael Fassbender
The Danish Girl
Eddie Redmayne
The Theory of Everything
Eddie Redmayne
Steve Carell
American Sniper
Bradley Cooper
The Imitation Game
Benedict Cumberbatch
Michael Keaton
Dallas Buyers Club
Matthew McConaughey
American Hustle
Christian Bale
Bruce Dern
The Wolf of Wall Street
Leonardo DiCaprio
12 Years a Slave
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Daniel Day-Lewis
Silver Linings Playbook
Bradley Cooper
Les Misérables
Hugh Jackman
The Master
Joaquin Phoenix
Denzel Washington
The Artist
Jean Dujardin
A Better Life
Demián Bichir
The Descendants
George Clooney
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Gary Oldman
Brad Pitt
The King's Speech
Colin Firth
Javier Bardem
True Grit
Jeff Bridges
The Social Network
Jesse Eisenberg
127 Hours
James Franco
Crazy Heart
Jeff Bridges
Up in the Air
George Clooney
A Single Man
Colin Firth
Morgan Freeman
The Hurt Locker
Jeremy Renner
Level 62
Jan 19, 2016
McConaughey is not easy to spell.
Level 50
Jan 19, 2016
Fortunately Chiwetel Ejiofor makes up for that.
Level 66
Jan 23, 2016
I remember it because it's "Mc-Co-Naughty" and then you just change the "t" to an "e."
Level 66
Apr 7, 2016
Thanks! I'll try to remember that.
Level 66
Feb 19, 2018
nice mnemo!
Level 58
Jan 21, 2016
Leonardo No Oscaro & the Dallas Oscar Stealers Club...
Level 83
Feb 19, 2018
He got one for the Revenant, shortly after you left this comment.
Level 86
Feb 19, 2018
So I guess now Denzel's at that point where he'll get nominated for just about anything these days, huh?
Level 66
Feb 19, 2018
He was awesome in Flight and worthy of that nomination. I haven't seen Roman J. Israel, but he got rave reviews for it, which is all the more impressive because the movie itself was not well-received by critics or audience -- but everyone seems to agree that Denzel was great. I haven't seen Fences either, but it's an artsy film adaptation of a Pulitzer-prize winning play by a great playwright, and Washington had already played the role on stage, so he was comfortable with it. In other words, the nomination for Fences was no surprise. Viola Davis, who played the female lead both on stage and in the film, was nominated for and won an Oscar for her role. It's one of those movies.

Daniel Day-Lewis gets nominated for pretty much every role he plays (well-deserved, in my opinion), but he is much less prolific than Denzel. Washington takes an interesting role pretty much every year.

Level 86
May 24, 2018
I’m not saying Denzel’s bad by any means, but it just seems like he’s become another one of those Oscar favorites; almost anything he does is sure to get him nominated, kinda like how Meryl Streep gets nominated nearly every year because she’s Meryl Streep.

Then again, what do I know? I don’t choose who gets nominated and I’m not an acting critic. I’m just some dude who loves movies. Not mad or anything, just spitballing.

Level 25
Apr 30, 2018
That's what happens when your a good actor I guess...
Level 47
Feb 20, 2018
Your "2010" should not be on here. The ceremony that took place that year was to honor the best achievements of 2009, which is the previous decade.
Level ∞
Feb 20, 2018
No matter which way I do it, people whine. I know since I've done it both ways.
Level 47
Feb 20, 2018
To add to that, Oscar nominees and winners should always be associated with the year of the film, not the ceremony, as per official Oscar rules. For instance, "Moonlight" is the Best Picture of 2016, Daniel Day-Lewis is the Best Actor of 2012, etc.
Level 78
Jun 27, 2018
I can see both sides of the issue. It's a little confusing for the vast majority of us plain old movie-goers. For example the 86th Annual Academy Awards was in March 2014, but it honored films from 2013. Kind of like all of the years of the 18th century start with a 17 - well except for the last one. I always have to think about those things for a second before I answer.
Level 48
Feb 21, 2018
A lot of these are bold movies.
Level 81
Sep 17, 2018
Please add more time. Thank you.
Level ∞
Jan 22, 2019
Level 58
Feb 9, 2020
It says "nominations for best actress" in the description
Level ∞
Feb 10, 2020
Fixed, thanks.