Colin Firth (The King’s Speech) 2011 Natalie Portman (Black Swan)
Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart) 2010 Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side)
Sean Penn (Milk) 2009 Kate Winslet (The Reader)
Daniel Day-Lewis (There Will Be Blood) 2008 Marion Cotillard (La Vie en Rose)
Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland) 2007 Helen Mirren (The Queen)
Philip Seymour Hoffman (Capote) 2006 Reese Witherspoon (Walk the Line)
Jamie Foxx (Ray) 2005 Hilary Swank (Million Dollar Baby)
Sean Penn (Mystic River) 2004 Charlize Theron (Monster)
Adrien Brody (The Pianist) 2003 Nicole Kidman (The Hours)
Denzel Washington (Training Day) 2002 Halle Berry (Monster’s Ball)
Russell Crowe (Gladiator) 2001 Julia Roberts (Erin Brockovich)
Kevin Spacey (American Beauty) 2000 Hilary Swank (Boys Don’t Cry)
Roberto Benigni (Life is Beautiful) 1999 Gwyneth Paltrow (Shakespeare in Love)
Jack Nicholson (As Good as It Gets) 1998 Helen Hunt (As Good as It Gets)
Geoffrey Rush (Shine) 1997 Frances McDormand (Fargo)
Nicolas Cage (Leaving Las Vegas) 1996 Susan Sarandon (Dead Man Walking)
Tom Hanks (Forrest Gump) 1995 Jessica Lange (Blue Sky)
Tom Hanks (Philadelphia) 1994 Holly Hunter (The Piano)
Al Pacino (Scent of a Woman) 1993 Emma Thompson (Howards End)
Anthony Hopkins (The Silence of the Lambs) 1992 Jodie Foster (The Silence of the Lambs)
Jeremy Irons (Reversal of Fortune) 1991 Kathy Bates (Misery)
Daniel Day-Lewis (My Left Foot) 1990 Jessica Tandy (Driving Miss Daisy)
Dustin Hoffman (Rain Man) 1989 Jodie Foster (The Accused)
Michael Douglas (Wall Street) 1988 Cher (Moonstruck)
Paul Newman (The Color of Money) 1987 Marlee Matlin (Children of a Lesser God)
William Hurt (Kiss of the Spider Woman) 1986 Geraldine Page (The Trip to Bountiful)
F. Murray Abraham (Amadeus) 1985 Sally Field (Places in the Heart)
Robert Duvall (Tender Mercies) 1984 Shirley MacLaine (Terms of Endearment)
Ben Kingsley (Gandhi) 1983 Meryl Streep (Sophie’s Choice)
Henry Fonda (On Golden Pond) 1982 Katharine Hepburn (On Golden Pond)
Robert De Niro (Raging Bull) 1981 Sissy Spacek (Coal Miner’s Daughter)
Dustin Hoffman (Kramer vs. Kramer) 1980 Sally Field (Norma Rae)
Jon Voight (Coming Home) 1979 Jane Fonda (Coming Home)
Richard Dreyfuss (The Goodbye Girl) 1978 Diane Keaton (Annie Hall)
Peter Finch (Network) 1977 Faye Dunaway (Network)
Jack Nicholson (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest) 1976 Louise Fletcher (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest)
Art Carney (Harry and Tonto) 1975 Ellen Burstyn (Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore)
Jack Lemmon (Save the Tiger) 1974 Glenda Jackson (A Touch of Class)
Marlon Brando (The Godfather) 1973 Liza Minnelli (Cabaret)
Gene Hackman (The French Connection) 1972 Jane Fonda (Klute)
George C. Scott (Patton) 1971 Glenda Jackson (Women in Love)
John Wayne (True Grit) 1970 Maggie Smith (The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie)
Cliff Robertson (Charly) 1969 Katharine Hepburn (The Lion in Winter)
Rod Steiger (In the Heat of the Night) 1968 Katharine Hepburn (Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner)
Paul Scofield (A Man for All Seasons) 1967 Elizabeth Taylor (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?)
Lee Marvin (Cat Ballou) 1966 Julie Christie (Darling)
Rex Harrison (My Fair Lady) 1965 Julie Andrews (Mary Poppins)
Sidney Poitier (Lilies of the Field) 1964 Patricia Neal (Hud)
Gregory Peck (To Kill a Mockingbird) 1963 Anne Bancroft (The Miracle Worker)
Maximilian Schell (Judgment at Nuremberg) 1962 Sophia Loren (Two Women)
Burt Lancaster (Elmer Gantry) 1961 Elizabeth Taylor (BUtterfield 8)
Charlton Heston (Ben-Hur) 1960 Simone Signoret (Room at the Top)
David Niven (Separate Tables) 1959 Susan Hayward (I Want to Live!)
Alec Guinness (The Bridge on the River Kwai) 1958 Joanne Woodward (The Three Faces of Eve)
Yul Brynner (The King and I) 1957 Ingrid Bergman (Anastasia)
Ernest Borgnine (Marty) 1956 Anna Magnani (The Rose Tattoo)
Marlon Brando (On the Waterfront) 1955 Grace Kelly (The Country Girl)
William Holden (Stalag 17) 1954 Audrey Hepburn (Roman Holiday)
Gary Cooper (High Noon) 1953 Shirley Booth (Come Back, Little Sheba)
Humphrey Bogart (The African Queen) 1952 Vivien Leigh (A Streetcar Named Desire)
José Ferrer (Cyrano de Bergerac) 1951 Judy Holliday (Born Yesterday)
Broderick Crawford (All the King’s Men) 1950 Olivia de Havilland (The Heiress)