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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    The Last Command

    1928, in 8 top lists Check
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    Disraeli

    1929, in 1 top list Check
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    The Story of Louis Pasteur

    1936, in 1 top list Check
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    Gone with the Wind

    1939, in 30 top lists Check
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    Sergeant York

    1941, in 7 top lists Check
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    For Whom the Bell Tolls

    1943, in 3 top lists Check
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    Viva Zapata!

    1952, in 2 top lists Check
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    Anastasia

    1956, in 1 top list Check
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    A Man for All Seasons

    1966, in 12 top lists Check
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    The Lion in Winter

    1968, in 4 top lists Check
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    Ryan's Daughter

    1970, in 2 top lists Check
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    All the President's Men

    1976, in 20 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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    Amadeus

    1984, in 22 top lists Check
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    The Killing Fields

    1984, in 11 top lists Check
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    A Passage to India

    1984, in 5 top lists Check
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    The Untouchables

    1987, in 8 top lists Check
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    Glory

    1989, in 4 top lists Check
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    The Last King of Scotland

    2006, in 0 top lists Check
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    Milk

    2008, in 3 top lists Check
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    The King's Speech

    2010, in 11 top lists Check
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    The Iron Lady

    2011, in 0 top lists Check
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    Lincoln

    2012, in 5 top lists Check
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    12 Years a Slave

    2013, in 16 top lists Check
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Last updated on Feb 10, 2020 by MovieDearest; source