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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    Walk the Line

    2005, in 3 top lists Check
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    Whiplash

    2014, in 9 top lists Check
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    The Piano

    1993, in 14 top lists Check
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    Crazy Heart

    2009, in 0 top lists Check
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    Ray

    2004, in 4 top lists Check
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    La môme

    2007 — a.k.a. La Vie en Rose, in 0 top lists Check
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    Shine

    1996, in 6 top lists Check
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    Going My Way

    1944, in 6 top lists Check
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    Dreamgirls

    2006, in 1 top list Check
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    The Country Girl

    1954, in 2 top lists Check
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    Coal Miner's Daughter

    1980, in 5 top lists Check
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    Tender Mercies

    1983, in 4 top lists Check
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    Butterflies Are Free

    1972, in 0 top lists Check
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Last updated on Apr 9, 2018; source