Academy Award Acting Winners

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Since the very first Oscar ceremony in 1929, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has honored the year’s most outstanding performance by an actor in a leading role and most outstanding performance by an actress in a leading role.

Beginning in 1936 the Academy has honored the year’s most outstanding performance by an actor in a supporting role and most outstanding performance by an actress in a supporting role.

This list includes all the movies that won at least one of its actors or actresses an Academy Award for their performance in that film.

Note that in the first year of the Oscars, 1927-1928, actors and actresses were able to be nominated and win for more than one film. Emil Jannings won the Best Actor award for both "The Last Command" and "The Way of All Flesh"; the latter film is considered lost so it is not included on this list. Janet Gaynor won for her performances in three films: "7th Heaven", "Street Angel" and "Sunrise".

Also, there have been two occurrences of more than one winner in the same acting category. In 1931-32, there was a technical tie in the Best Actor category resulting in wins for both Wallace Berry in "The Champ" and Fredric March in "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde". In 1968 there was a tie in the Best Actress category, with both Katharine Hepburn in "The Lion in Winter" and Barbra Streisand in "Funny Girl" named winners.

Last updated: February 25, 2019.

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  1. 31 new

    Gone with the Wind

    1939, in 30 top lists Check
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    Ben-Hur

    1959, in 23 top lists Check
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    Ryan's Daughter

    1970, in 2 top lists Check
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    The Godfather: Part II

    1974, in 28 top lists Check
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    Spartacus

    1960, in 18 top lists Check
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    Reds

    1981, in 8 top lists Check
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    Gandhi

    1982, in 14 top lists Check
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    The Deer Hunter

    1978, in 24 top lists Check
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    The Diary of Anne Frank

    1959, in 3 top lists Check
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    Judgment at Nuremberg

    1961, in 7 top lists Check
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    The Great Ziegfeld

    1936, in 3 top lists Check
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    The Godfather

    1972, in 39 top lists Check
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    Patton

    1970, in 12 top lists Check
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    The Aviator

    2004, in 7 top lists Check
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    The Best Years of Our Lives

    1946, in 25 top lists Check
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    For Whom the Bell Tolls

    1943, in 3 top lists Check
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    My Fair Lady

    1964, in 17 top lists Check
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    The Big Country

    1958, in 4 top lists Check
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    Boyhood

    2014, in 11 top lists Check
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    Django Unchained

    2012, in 9 top lists Check
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    A Passage to India

    1984, in 5 top lists Check
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    The English Patient

    1996, in 16 top lists Check
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    The Bridge on the River Kwai

    1957, in 28 top lists Check
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    Amadeus

    1984, in 21 top lists Check
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    Les Misérables

    2012, in 4 top lists Check
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    There Will Be Blood

    2007, in 19 top lists Check
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    The Revenant

    2015, in 14 top lists Check
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    Scent of a Woman

    1992, in 3 top lists Check
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    The Song of Bernadette

    1943, in 3 top lists Check
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    Gladiator

    2000, in 23 top lists Check
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    Cold Mountain

    2003, in 1 top list Check
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    Hamlet

    1948, in 9 top lists Check
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    Inglourious Basterds

    2009, in 13 top lists Check
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    West Side Story

    1961, in 21 top lists Check
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    The Dark Knight

    2008, in 23 top lists Check
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    Ray

    2004, in 4 top lists Check
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    Funny Girl

    1968, in 8 top lists Check
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    Lincoln

    2012, in 4 top lists Check
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    The Pianist

    2002, in 19 top lists Check
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    Sophie's Choice

    1982, in 3 top lists Check
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    Sayonara

    1957, in 2 top lists Check
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    Traffic

    2000, in 6 top lists Check
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    Elmer Gantry

    1960, in 6 top lists Check
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    Goodfellas

    1990, in 30 top lists Check
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    The Help

    2011, in 5 top lists Check
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    The Razor's Edge

    1946, in 1 top list Check
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    Alexis Zorbas

    1964 — a.k.a. Zorba the Greek, in 2 top lists Check
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    Bridge of Spies

    2015, in 1 top list Check
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    Forrest Gump

    1994, in 24 top lists Check
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    Howards End

    1992, in 8 top lists Check