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.

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  1. 22 -

    Anthony Adverse

    1936, in 2 top lists Check
  2. 23 -

    Captains Courageous

    1937, in 6 top lists Check
  3. 32 -

    Stagecoach

    1939, in 20 top lists Check
  4. 47 -

    For Whom the Bell Tolls

    1943, in 3 top lists Check
  5. 64 -

    The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

    1948, in 24 top lists Check
  6. 73 -

    The African Queen

    1951, in 11 top lists Check
  7. 93 -

    The Bridge on the River Kwai

    1957, in 28 top lists Check
  8. 99 -

    Ben-Hur

    1959, in 23 top lists Check
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    Spartacus

    1960, in 18 top lists Check
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    Topkapi

    1964, in 2 top lists Check
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    Alexis Zorbas

    1964 — a.k.a. Zorba the Greek, in 2 top lists Check
  12. 134 -

    True Grit

    1969, in 2 top lists Check
  13. 152 -

    Harry and Tonto

    1974, in 1 top list Check
  14. 187 -

    A Passage to India

    1984, in 5 top lists Check
  15. 218 -

    The Fugitive

    1993, in 7 top lists Check
  16. 265 -

    Little Miss Sunshine

    2006, in 6 top lists Check
  17. 277 -

    Inglourious Basterds

    2009, in 15 top lists Check
  18. 297 -

    The Revenant

    2015, in 11 top lists Check
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Last updated on Feb 10, 2020 by MovieDearest; source