Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actor

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Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actor
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The 2021 recipient: Will Smith
Awarded forBest Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Movie
LocationLos Angeles, California
Presented byCritics Choice Association
Currently held byWill Smith for King Richard (2021)
Websitewww.criticschoice.com

The Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actor is an award given out at the annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards. The awards are presented by the Critics Choice Association (CCA) and was first presented in 1995. There were no official nominees announced until 2001. Actors Russell Crowe and Daniel Day-Lewis hold the record for most wins in this category with three victories each, followed by Jack Nicholson and Sean Penn with two wins each.

This is the main Best Actor award for leading performances by an actor. Previously, two other genre-specific categories were presented: Best Actor in a Comedy (2012–2019) and Best Actor in an Action Movie (2012–2016).

For the Supporting Actor category, see Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Winners and nominees[edit]

1990s[edit]

Year Actor Character Film
1995 Kevin Bacon Henri Young Murder in the First
1996 Geoffrey Rush David Helfgott Shine
1997 Jack Nicholson Melvin Udall As Good as It Gets
1998 Ian McKellen James Whale Gods and Monsters
1999 Russell Crowe Jeffrey Wigand The Insider

2000s[edit]

Year Actor Character Film
2000 Russell Crowe Maximus Decimus Meridius Gladiator
2001 Russell Crowe John Nash A Beautiful Mind
Sean Penn Sam Dawson I Am Sam
Will Smith Muhammad Ali Ali
2002 Daniel Day-Lewis (TIE) William "Bill the Butcher" Cutting Gangs of New York
Jack Nicholson (TIE) Warren Schmidt About Schmidt
Robin Williams Seymour "Sy" Parrish One Hour Photo
2003 Sean Penn Jimmy Markum Mystic River
Russell Crowe Captain Jack Aubrey Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
Johnny Depp Captain Jack Sparrow Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Ben Kingsley Colonel Massoud Amir Behrani House of Sand and Fog
Bill Murray Bob Harris Lost in Translation
2004 Jamie Foxx Ray Charles Ray
Javier Bardem Ramón Sampedro The Sea Inside
Don Cheadle Paul Rusesabagina Hotel Rwanda
Johnny Depp J. M. Barrie Finding Neverland
Leonardo DiCaprio Howard Hughes The Aviator
Paul Giamatti Miles Raymond Sideways
2005 Philip Seymour Hoffman Truman Capote Capote
Russell Crowe James J. Braddock Cinderella Man
Terrence Howard DJay Hustle & Flow
Heath Ledger Ennis Del Mar Brokeback Mountain
Joaquin Phoenix Johnny Cash Walk the Line
David Strathairn Edward R. Murrow Good Night, and Good Luck
2006 Forest Whitaker Idi Amin The Last King of Scotland
Leonardo DiCaprio Danny Archer Blood Diamond
William "Billy" Costigan, Jr. The Departed
Ryan Gosling Dan Dunne Half Nelson
Peter O'Toole Maurice Russell Venus
Will Smith Chris Gardner The Pursuit of Happyness
2007 Daniel Day-Lewis Daniel Plainview There Will Be Blood
George Clooney Michael Clayton Michael Clayton
Johnny Depp Benjamin Barker / Sweeney Todd Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Ryan Gosling Lars Lindstrom Lars and the Real Girl
Emile Hirsch Chris McCandless Into the Wild
Viggo Mortensen Nikolai Luzhin Eastern Promises
2008 Sean Penn Harvey Milk Milk
Clint Eastwood Walt Kowalski Gran Torino
Richard Jenkins Walter Vale The Visitor
Frank Langella Richard Nixon Frost/Nixon
Brad Pitt Benjamin Button The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Mickey Rourke Randy "The Ram" Robinson The Wrestler
2009
[1][2]
Jeff Bridges Otis "Bad" Blake Crazy Heart
George Clooney Ryan Bingham Up in the Air
Colin Firth George Falconer A Single Man
Morgan Freeman Nelson Mandela Invictus
Viggo Mortensen Man The Road
Jeremy Renner Sergeant First Class William James The Hurt Locker

2010s[edit]

Year Actor Character Film
2010
[3][4]
Colin Firth King George VI The King's Speech
Jeff Bridges Rooster Cogburn True Grit
Robert Duvall Felix Bush Get Low
Jesse Eisenberg Mark Zuckerberg The Social Network
James Franco Aron Ralston 127 Hours
Ryan Gosling Dean Pereira Blue Valentine
2011
[5][6]
George Clooney Matt King The Descendants
Leonardo DiCaprio J. Edgar Hoover J. Edgar
Jean Dujardin George Valentin The Artist
Michael Fassbender Brandon Sullivan Shame
Ryan Gosling Driver Drive
Brad Pitt Billy Beane Moneyball
2012
[7][8]
Daniel Day-Lewis Abraham Lincoln Lincoln
Bradley Cooper Patrizio "Pat" Solitano, Jr. Silver Linings Playbook
John Hawkes Mark O'Brien The Sessions
Hugh Jackman Jean Valjean Les Misérables
Joaquin Phoenix Freddie Quell The Master
Denzel Washington William "Whip" Whitaker, Sr. Flight
2013
[9][10]
Matthew McConaughey Ron Woodroof Dallas Buyers Club
Christian Bale Irving Rosenfeld American Hustle
Bruce Dern Woody Grant Nebraska
Chiwetel Ejiofor Solomon Northup 12 Years a Slave
Tom Hanks Captain Richard Phillips Captain Phillips
Robert Redford Our Man All Is Lost
2014
[11][12]
Michael Keaton Riggan Thomson Birdman
Benedict Cumberbatch Alan Turing The Imitation Game
Ralph Fiennes Monsieur Gustave H. The Grand Budapest Hotel
Jake Gyllenhaal Louis "Lou" Bloom Nightcrawler
David Oyelowo Martin Luther King Jr. Selma
Eddie Redmayne Stephen Hawking The Theory of Everything
2015
[13][14]
Leonardo DiCaprio Hugh Glass The Revenant
Bryan Cranston Dalton Trumbo Trumbo
Matt Damon Mark Watney The Martian
Johnny Depp Whitey Bulger Black Mass
Michael Fassbender Steve Jobs Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne Lili Elbe / Einar Wegener The Danish Girl
2016
[15][16]
Casey Affleck Lee Chandler Manchester by the Sea
Joel Edgerton Richard Loving Loving
Andrew Garfield Desmond T. Doss Hacksaw Ridge
Ryan Gosling Sebastian Wilder La La Land
Tom Hanks Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger Sully
Denzel Washington Troy Maxson Fences
2017
[17][18]
Gary Oldman Winston Churchill Darkest Hour
Timothée Chalamet Elio Perlman Call Me by Your Name
Daniel Day-Lewis Reynolds Woodcock Phantom Thread
James Franco Tommy Wiseau The Disaster Artist
Jake Gyllenhaal Jeff Bauman Stronger
Tom Hanks Ben Bradlee The Post
Daniel Kaluuya Chris Washington Get Out
2018
[19][20]
Christian Bale Dick Cheney Vice
Bradley Cooper Jackson Maine A Star Is Born
Willem Dafoe Vincent van Gogh At Eternity's Gate
Ryan Gosling Neil Armstrong First Man
Ethan Hawke Reverend Ernst Toller First Reformed
Rami Malek Freddie Mercury Bohemian Rhapsody
Viggo Mortensen Frank "Tony Lip" Vallelonga Green Book
2019
[21][22]
Joaquin Phoenix Arthur Fleck / Joker Joker
Antonio Banderas Salvador Mallo Pain and Glory
Robert De Niro Frank Sheeran The Irishman
Leonardo DiCaprio Rick Dalton Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Adam Driver Charlie Barber Marriage Story
Eddie Murphy Rudy Ray Moore Dolemite Is My Name
Adam Sandler Howard Ratner Uncut Gems

2020s[edit]

Year Actor Character Film
2020
[23][24]
Chadwick Boseman (posthumous) Levee Green Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Ben Affleck Jack Cunningham The Way Back
Riz Ahmed Ruben Stone Sound of Metal
Tom Hanks Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd News of the World
Anthony Hopkins Anthony The Father
Delroy Lindo Paul Da 5 Bloods
Gary Oldman Herman J. Mankiewicz Mank
Steven Yeun Jacob Yi Minari
2021
[25]
Will Smith Richard Williams King Richard
Nicolas Cage Robin Feld Pig
Benedict Cumberbatch Phil Burbank The Power of the Dog
Peter Dinklage Cyrano de Bergerac Cyrano
Andrew Garfield Jonathan Larson tick, tick... BOOM!
Denzel Washington Lord Macbeth The Tragedy of Macbeth

Multiple nominees[edit]

Multiple winners[edit]

3 wins
2 wins

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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