Academy Award Nominees for Best Actor

Name all the actors that have ever been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor.
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Year
Film
Actor
2019
Joker
Joaquin Phoenix
Pain and Glory
Antonio Banderas
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Leonardo DiCaprio
Marriage Story
Adam Driver
The Two Popes
Jonathan Pryce
2018
Bohemian Rhapsody
Rami Malek
Vice
Christian Bale
A Star Is Born
Bradley Cooper
At Eternity's Gate
Willem Dafoe
Green Book
Viggo Mortensen
2017
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
2016
Manchester by the Sea
Casey Affleck
Hacksaw Ridge
Andrew Garfield
La La Land
Ryan Gosling
Captain Fantastic
Viggo Mortensen
Fences
Denzel Washington
2015
The Revenant
Leonardo DiCaprio
Trumbo
Bryan Cranston
The Martian
Matt Damon
Steve Jobs
Michael Fassbender
The Danish Girl
Eddie Redmayne
2014
The Theory of Everything
Eddie Redmayne
Foxcatcher
Steve Carell
American Sniper
Bradley Cooper
The Imitation Game
Benedict Cumberbatch
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Michael Keaton
2013
Dallas Buyers Club
Matthew McConaughey
American Hustle
Christian Bale
Nebraska
Bruce Dern
The Wolf of Wall Street
Leonardo DiCaprio
12 Years a Slave
Chiwetel Ejiofor
2012
Lincoln
Daniel Day-Lewis
Silver Linings Playbook
Bradley Cooper
Les Misérables
Hugh Jackman
The Master
Joaquin Phoenix
Flight
Denzel Washington
2011
The Artist
Jean Dujardin
A Better Life
Demián Bichir
The Descendants
George Clooney
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Gary Oldman
Moneyball
Brad Pitt
2010
The King's Speech
Colin Firth
Biutiful
Javier Bardem
True Grit
Jeff Bridges
The Social Network
Jesse Eisenberg
127 Hours
James Franco
2009
Crazy Heart
Jeff Bridges
Up in the Air
George Clooney
A Single Man
Colin Firth
Invictus
Morgan Freeman
The Hurt Locker
Jeremy Renner
2008
Milk
Sean Penn
The Visitor
Richard Jenkins
Frost/Nixon
Frank Langella
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Brad Pitt
The Wrestler
Mickey Rourke
2007
There Will Be Blood
Daniel Day-Lewis
Michael Clayton
George Clooney
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Johnny Depp
In the Valley of Elah
Tommy Lee Jones
Eastern Promises
Viggo Mortensen
2006
The Last King of Scotland
Forest Whitaker
Blood Diamond
Leonardo DiCaprio
Half Nelson
Ryan Gosling
Venus
Peter O'Toole
The Pursuit of Happyness
Will Smith
2005
Capote
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Hustle & Flow
Terrence Howard
Brokeback Mountain
Heath Ledger
Walk the Line
Joaquin Phoenix
Good Night, and Good Luck
David Strathairn
2004
Ray
Jamie Foxx
Hotel Rwanda
Don Cheadle
Finding Neverland
Johnny Depp
The Aviator
Leonardo DiCaprio
Million Dollar Baby
Clint Eastwood
2003
Mystic River
Sean Penn
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Johnny Depp
House of Sand and Fog
Ben Kingsley
Cold Mountain
Jude Law
Lost in Translation
Bill Murray
2002
The Pianist
Adrien Brody
Adaptation
Nicolas Cage
The Quiet American
Michael Caine
Gangs of New York
Daniel Day-Lewis
About Schmidt
Jack Nicholson
2001
Training Day
Denzel Washington
A Beautiful Mind
Russell Crowe
I Am Sam
Sean Penn
Ali
Will Smith
In the Bedroom
Tom Wilkinson
2000
Gladiator
Russell Crowe
Before Night Falls
Javier Bardem
Cast Away
Tom Hanks
Pollock
Ed Harris
Quills
Geoffrey Rush
1999
American Beauty
Kevin Spacey
The Insider
Russell Crowe
The Straight Story
Richard Farnsworth
Sweet and Lowdown
Sean Penn
The Hurricane
Denzel Washington
1998
Life Is Beautiful
Roberto Benigni
Saving Private Ryan
Tom Hanks
Gods and Monsters
Ian McKellen
Affliction
Nick Nolte
American History X
Edward Norton
1997
As Good as It Gets
Jack Nicholson
Good Will Hunting
Matt Damon
The Apostle
Robert Duvall
Ulee's Gold
Peter Fonda
Wag the Dog
Dustin Hoffman
1996
Shine
Geoffrey Rush
Jerry Maguire
Tom Cruise
The English Patient
Ralph Fiennes
The People vs. Larry Flynt
Woody Harrelson
Sling Blade
Billy Bob Thornton
1995
Leaving Las Vegas
Nicolas Cage
Mr. Holland's Opus
Richard Dreyfuss
Nixon
Anthony Hopkins
Dead Man Walking
Sean Penn
Il Postino
Massimo Troisi
1994
Forrest Gump
Tom Hanks
The Shawshank Redemption
Morgan Freeman
The Madness of King George
Nigel Hawthorne
Nobody's Fool
Paul Newman
Pulp Fiction
John Travolta
1993
Philadelphia
Tom Hanks
In the Name of the Father
Daniel Day-Lewis
What's Love Got to Do with It
Laurence Fishburne
The Remains of the Day
Anthony Hopkins
Schindler's List
Liam Neeson
1992
Scent of a Woman
Al Pacino
Chaplin
Robert Downey Jr.
Unforgiven
Clint Eastwood
The Crying Game
Stephen Rea
Malcolm X
Denzel Washington
1991
The Silence of the Lambs
Anthony Hopkins
Bugsy
Warren Beatty
Cape Fear
Robert De Niro
The Prince of Tides
Nick Nolte
The Fisher King
Robin Williams
1990
Reversal of Fortune
Jeremy Irons
Dances with Wolves
Kevin Costner
Awakenings
Robert De Niro
Cyrano de Bergerac
Gérard Depardieu
The Field
Richard Harris
1989
My Left Foot
Daniel Day-Lewis
Henry V
Kenneth Branagh
Born on the Fourth of July
Tom Cruise
Driving Miss Daisy
Morgan Freeman
Dead Poets Society
Robin Williams
1988
Rain Man
Dustin Hoffman
Mississippi Burning
Gene Hackman
Big
Tom Hanks
Stand and Deliver
Edward James Olmos
Pelle the Conqueror
Max von Sydow
1987
Wall Street
Michael Douglas
Broadcast News
William Hurt
Dark Eyes
Marcello Mastroianni
Ironweed
Jack Nicholson
Good Morning, Vietnam
Robin Williams
1986
The Color of Money
Paul Newman
Round Midnight
Dexter Gordon
Mona Lisa
Bob Hoskins
Children of a Lesser God
William Hurt
Salvador
James Woods
1985
Kiss of the Spider Woman
William Hurt
Witness
Harrison Ford
Murphy's Romance
James Garner
Prizzi's Honor
Jack Nicholson
Runaway Train
Jon Voight
1984
Amadeus
F. Murray Abraham
Starman
Jeff Bridges
Under the Volcano
Albert Finney
Amadeus
Tom Hulce
The Killing Fields
Sam Waterston
1983
Tender Mercies
Robert Duvall
Educating Rita
Michael Caine
Reuben, Reuben
Tom Conti
The Dresser
Tom Courtenay
The Dresser
Albert Finney
1982
Gandhi
Ben Kingsley
Tootsie
Dustin Hoffman
Missing
Jack Lemmon
The Verdict
Paul Newman
My Favorite Year
Peter O'Toole
1981
On Golden Pond
Henry Fonda
Reds
Warren Beatty
Atlantic City
Burt Lancaster
Arthur
Dudley Moore
Absence of Malice
Paul Newman
1980
Raging Bull
Robert De Niro
The Great Santini
Robert Duvall
The Elephant Man
John Hurt
Tribute
Jack Lemmon
The Stunt Man
Peter O'Toole
1979
Kramer vs. Kramer
Dustin Hoffman
The China Syndrome
Jack Lemmon
...And Justice for All
Al Pacino
All That Jazz
Roy Scheider
Being There
Peter Sellers
1978
Coming Home
Jon Voight
Heaven Can Wait
Warren Beatty
The Buddy Holly Story
Gary Busey
The Deer Hunter
Robert De Niro
The Boys from Brazil
Laurence Olivier
1977
The Goodbye Girl
Richard Dreyfuss
Annie Hall
Woody Allen
Equus
Richard Burton
A Special Day
Marcello Mastroianni
Saturday Night Fever
John Travolta
1976
Network
Peter Finch
Taxi Driver
Robert De Niro
Seven Beauties
Giancarlo Giannini
Network
William Holden
Rocky
Sylvester Stallone
1975
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Jack Nicholson
The Sunshine Boys
Walter Matthau
Dog Day Afternoon
Al Pacino
The Man in the Glass Booth
Maximilian Schell
Give 'em Hell, Harry!
James Whitmore
1974
Harry and Tonto
Art Carney
Murder on the Orient Express
Albert Finney
Lenny
Dustin Hoffman
Chinatown
Jack Nicholson
The Godfather Part II
Al Pacino
1973
Save the Tiger
Jack Lemmon
Last Tango in Paris
Marlon Brando
The Last Detail
Jack Nicholson
Serpico
Al Pacino
The Sting
Robert Redford
1972
The Godfather
Marlon Brando
Sleuth
Michael Caine
Sleuth
Laurence Olivier
The Ruling Class
Peter O'Toole
Sounder
Paul Winfield
1971
The French Connection
Gene Hackman
Sunday Bloody Sunday
Peter Finch
Kotch
Walter Matthau
The Hospital
George C. Scott
Fiddler on the Roof
Topol
1970
Patton
George C. Scott
I Never Sang for My Father
Melvyn Douglas
The Great White Hope
James Earl Jones
Five Easy Pieces
Jack Nicholson
Love Story
Ryan O'Neal
1969
True Grit
John Wayne
Anne of the Thousand Days
Richard Burton
Midnight Cowboy
Dustin Hoffman
Goodbye, Mr. Chips
Peter O'Toole
Midnight Cowboy
Jon Voight
1968
Charly
Cliff Robertson
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
Alan Arkin
The Fixer
Alan Bates
Oliver!
Ron Moody
The Lion in Winter
Peter O'Toole
1967
In the Heat of the Night
Rod Steiger
Bonnie and Clyde
Warren Beatty
The Graduate
Dustin Hoffman
Cool Hand Luke
Paul Newman
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
Spencer Tracy
1966
A Man for All Seasons
Paul Scofield
The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming
Alan Arkin
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Richard Burton
Alfie
Michael Caine
The Sand Pebbles
Steve McQueen
1965
Cat Ballou
Lee Marvin
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
Richard Burton
Othello
Laurence Olivier
The Pawnbroker
Rod Steiger
Ship of Fools
Oskar Werner
1964
My Fair Lady
Rex Harrison
Becket
Richard Burton
Becket
Peter O'Toole
Zorba the Greek
Anthony Quinn
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Peter Sellers
1963
Lilies of the Field
Sidney Poitier
Tom Jones
Albert Finney
This Sporting Life
Richard Harris
Cleopatra
Rex Harrison
Hud
Paul Newman
1962
To Kill a Mockingbird
Gregory Peck
Birdman of Alcatraz
Burt Lancaster
Days of Wine and Roses
Jack Lemmon
Divorce Italian Style
Marcello Mastroianni
Lawrence of Arabia
Peter O'Toole
1961
Judgment at Nuremberg
Maximilian Schell
Fanny
Charles Boyer
The Hustler
Paul Newman
Judgment at Nuremberg
Spencer Tracy
The Mark
Stuart Whitman
1960
Elmer Gantry
Burt Lancaster
Sons and Lovers
Trevor Howard
The Apartment
Jack Lemmon
The Entertainer
Laurence Olivier
Inherit the Wind
Spencer Tracy
1959
Ben-Hur
Charlton Heston
Room at the Top
Laurence Harvey
Some Like It Hot
Jack Lemmon
The Last Angry Man
Paul Muni
Anatomy of a Murder
James Stewart
1958
Separate Tables
David Niven
The Defiant Ones
Tony Curtis
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Paul Newman
The Defiant Ones
Sidney Poitier
The Old Man and the Sea
Spencer Tracy
1957
The Bridge on the River Kwai
Alec Guinness
Sayonara
Marlon Brando
A Hatful of Rain
Anthony Franciosa
Witness for the Prosecution
Charles Laughton
Wild Is the Wind
Anthony Quinn
1956
The King and I
Yul Brynner
Giant
James Dean
Lust for Life
Kirk Douglas
Giant
Rock Hudson
Richard III
Laurence Olivier
1955
Marty
Ernest Borgnine
Love Me or Leave Me
James Cagney
East of Eden
James Dean
The Man with the Golden Arm
Frank Sinatra
Bad Day at Black Rock
Spencer Tracy
1954
On the Waterfront
Marlon Brando
The Caine Mutiny
Humphrey Bogart
The Country Girl
Bing Crosby
A Star Is Born
James Mason
Adventures of Robinson Crusoe
Dan O'Herlihy
1953
Stalag 17
William Holden
Julius Caesar
Marlon Brando
The Robe
Richard Burton
From Here to Eternity
Montgomery Clift
From Here to Eternity
Burt Lancaster
1952
High Noon
Gary Cooper
Viva Zapata!
Marlon Brando
The Bad and the Beautiful
Kirk Douglas
Moulin Rouge
José Ferrer
The Lavender Hill Mob
Alec Guinness
1951
The African Queen
Humphrey Bogart
A Streetcar Named Desire
Marlon Brando
A Place in the Sun
Montgomery Clift
Bright Victory
Arthur Kennedy
Death of a Salesman
Fredric March
1950
Cyrano de Bergerac
José Ferrer
The Magnificent Yankee
Louis Calhern
Sunset Boulevard
William Holden
Harvey
James Stewart
Father of the Bride
Spencer Tracy
1949
All the King's Men
Broderick Crawford
Champion
Kirk Douglas
Twelve O'Clock High
Gregory Peck
The Hasty Heart
Richard Todd
Sands of Iwo Jima
John Wayne
1948
Hamlet
Laurence Olivier
Johnny Belinda
Lew Ayres
The Search
Montgomery Clift
When My Baby Smiles at Me
Dan Dailey
Sitting Pretty
Clifton Webb
1947
A Double Life
Ronald Colman
Body and Soul
John Garfield
Gentleman's Agreement
Gregory Peck
Life with Father
William Powell
Mourning Becomes Electra
Michael Redgrave
1946
The Best Years of Our Lives
Fredric March
Henry V
Laurence Olivier
The Jolson Story
Larry Parks
The Yearling
Gregory Peck
It's a Wonderful Life
James Stewart
1945
The Lost Weekend
Ray Milland
The Bells of St. Mary's
Bing Crosby
Anchors Aweigh
Gene Kelly
The Keys of the Kingdom
Gregory Peck
A Song to Remember
Cornel Wilde
1944
Going My Way
Bing Crosby
Gaslight
Charles Boyer
Going My Way
Barry Fitzgerald
None but the Lonely Heart
Cary Grant
Wilson
Alexander Knox
1943
Watch on the Rhine
Paul Lukas
Casablanca
Humphrey Bogart
For Whom the Bell Tolls
Gary Cooper
Madame Curie
Walter Pidgeon
The Human Comedy
Mickey Rooney
1942
Yankee Doodle Dandy
James Cagney
Random Harvest
Ronald Colman
The Pride of the Yankees
Gary Cooper
Mrs. Miniver
Walter Pidgeon
The Pied Piper
Monty Woolley
1941
Sergeant York
Gary Cooper
Penny Serenade
Cary Grant
The Devil and Daniel Webster
Walter Huston
Here Comes Mr. Jordan
Robert Montgomery
Citizen Kane
Orson Welles
1940
The Philadelphia Story
James Stewart
The Great Dictator
Charlie Chaplin
The Grapes of Wrath
Henry Fonda
Abe Lincoln in Illinois
Raymond Massey
Rebecca
Laurence Olivier
1939
Goodbye, Mr. Chips
Robert Donat
Gone with the Wind
Clark Gable
Wuthering Heights
Laurence Olivier
Babes in Arms
Mickey Rooney
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
James Stewart
1938
Boys Town
Spencer Tracy
Algiers
Charles Boyer
Angels with Dirty Faces
James Cagney
The Citadel
Robert Donat
Pygmalion
Leslie Howard
1937
Captains Courageous
Spencer Tracy
Conquest
Charles Boyer
A Star Is Born
Fredric March
Night Must Fall
Robert Montgomery
The Life of Emile Zola
Paul Muni
1936
The Story of Louis Pasteur
Paul Muni
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
Gary Cooper
Dodsworth
Walter Huston
My Man Godfrey
William Powell
San Francisco
Spencer Tracy
1935
The Informer
Victor McLaglen
Mutiny on the Bounty
Clark Gable
Mutiny on the Bounty
Charles Laughton
Black Fury
Paul Muni
Mutiny on the Bounty
Franchot Tone
1934
It Happened One Night
Clark Gable
The Affairs of Cellini
Frank Morgan
The Thin Man
William Powell
1932-33
The Private Life of Henry VIII
Charles Laughton
Berkeley Square
Leslie Howard
I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang
Paul Muni
1931-32
The Champ
Wallace Beery
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Fredric March
The Guardsman
Alfred Lunt
1930-31
A Free Soul
Lionel Barrymore
Skippy
Jackie Cooper
Cimarron
Richard Dix
The Royal Family of Broadway
Fredric March
The Front Page
Adolphe Menjou
1929-30
Disraeli
George Arliss
The Green Goddess
George Arliss
The Big House
Wallace Beery
The Big Pond / The Love Parade
Maurice Chevalier
Bulldog Drummond / Condemned
Ronald Colman
The Rogue Song
Lawrence Tibbett
1928-29
In Old Arizona
Warner Baxter
Thunderbolt
George Bancroft
Alibi
Chester Morris
The Valiant
Paul Muni
The Patriot
Lewis Stone
1927-28
The Last Command / The Way of All Flesh
Emil Jannings
The Noose / The Patent Leather Kid
Richard Barthelmess
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I love this quiz, but it would be great if you accepted last names.