Awards & Winners

National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor

National Society of Film Critics Awards

The National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor is an annual award given by the National Society of Film Critics to honor the best leading actor of the year.

Check all the winners of National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor presented under National Society of Film Critics Awards since 1966 .

Oscar Isaac

Honored for : Inside Llewyn Davis

Nominations 2013 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Oscar Isaac Inside Llewyn Davis
Chiwetel Ejiofor 12 Years a Slave
Robert Redford All Is Lost

Daniel Day-Lewis

Honored for : Lincoln

Nominations 2012 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Daniel Day-Lewis Lincoln
Denis Lavant Holy Motors
Joaquin Phoenix The Master

Brad Pitt

Honored for : Moneyball, The Tree of Life

Nominations 2011 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Brad Pitt Moneyball","The Tree of Life
Gary Oldman Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Jean Dujardin The Artist

Jesse Eisenberg

Honored for : The Social Network

Nominations 2010 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Colin Firth The King's Speech
Jesse Eisenberg The Social Network
Édgar Ramírez Carlos

Jeremy Renner

Honored for : The Hurt Locker

Nominations 2009 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Jeremy Renner The Hurt Locker
Nicolas Cage Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans
Jeff Bridges Crazy Heart

Sean Penn

Honored for : Milk

Nominations 2008 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Sean Penn Milk
Mickey Rourke The Wrestler
Clint Eastwood Gran Torino

Daniel Day-Lewis

Honored for : There Will Be Blood

Nominations 2007 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Daniel Day-Lewis There Will Be Blood
Frank Langella Starting Out in the Evening
Philip Seymour Hoffman Before the Devil Knows You're Dead","The Savages

Forest Whitaker

Honored for : The Last King of Scotland

Nominations 2006 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Ryan Gosling Half Nelson
Forest Whitaker The Last King of Scotland
Peter O'Toole Venus

Philip Seymour Hoffman

Honored for : Capote

Nominations 2005 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Jeff Daniels The Squid and the Whale
Philip Seymour Hoffman Capote
Heath Ledger Brokeback Mountain

Jamie Foxx

Honored for : Ray, Collateral

Nominations 2004 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Clint Eastwood Million Dollar Baby
Jamie Foxx Collateral","Ray
Paul Giamatti Sideways

Bill Murray

Honored for : Lost in Translation

Nominations 2003 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Paul Giamatti American Splendor
Sean Penn Mystic River
Bill Murray Lost in Translation

Adrien Brody

Honored for : The Pianist

Nominations 2002 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Michael Caine The Quiet American
Aurélien Recoing Time Out
Adrien Brody The Pianist

Gene Hackman

Honored for : The Royal Tenenbaums

Nominations 2001 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Gene Hackman The Royal Tenenbaums
Tom Wilkinson In the Bedroom
Denzel Washington Training Day

Javier Bardem

Honored for : Before Night Falls

Nominations 2000 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Mark Ruffalo You Can Count on Me
Tom Hanks Cast Away
Javier Bardem Before Night Falls

Russell Crowe

Honored for : The Insider

Nominations 1999 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Jim Broadbent Topsy Turvy
Russell Crowe The Insider
Kevin Spacey American Beauty

Nick Nolte

Honored for : Affliction

Nominations 1998 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Ian McKellen Gods and Monsters
Nick Nolte Affliction
Brendan Gleeson I Went Down","The General

Robert Duvall

Honored for : The Apostle

Nominations 1997 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Peter Fonda Ulee's Gold
Robert Duvall The Apostle
Ian Holm The Sweet Hereafter

Eddie Murphy

Honored for : The Nutty Professor

Nominations 1996 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Geoffrey Rush Shine
Vincent D'Onofrio The Whole Wide World
Eddie Murphy The Nutty Professor

Nicolas Cage

Honored for : Leaving Las Vegas

Nominations 1995 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Jeff Bridges Wild Bill
Sean Penn Dead Man Walking
Morgan Freeman Seven
Nicolas Cage Leaving Las Vegas

Paul Newman

Honored for : Nobody's Fool

Nominations 1994 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Samuel L. Jackson Pulp Fiction
Paul Newman Nobody's Fool
John Travolta Pulp Fiction

David Thewlis

Honored for : Naked

Nominations 1993 »

Nominee Nominated Work
David Thewlis Naked
Daniel Day-Lewis In the Name of the Father
Anthony Hopkins The Remains of the Day","Shadowlands

Stephen Rea

Honored for : The Crying Game

Nominations 1992 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Denzel Washington Malcolm X
Clint Eastwood Unforgiven
Stephen Rea The Crying Game

River Phoenix

Honored for : My Own Private Idaho

Nominations 1991 »

Nominee Nominated Work
River Phoenix My Own Private Idaho
Warren Beatty Bugsy
Nick Nolte The Prince of Tides

Jeremy Irons

Honored for : Reversal of Fortune

Nominations 1990 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Danny Glover To Sleep with Anger
Jeremy Irons Reversal of Fortune
Robert De Niro Awakenings","Goodfellas

Daniel Day-Lewis

Honored for : My Left Foot

Nominations 1989 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Morgan Freeman Driving Miss Daisy
Daniel Day-Lewis My Left Foot
Tom Cruise Born on the Fourth of July

Michael Keaton

Honored for : Beetlejuice, Clean and Sober

Nominations 1988 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Dustin Hoffman Rain Man
Michael Keaton Beetlejuice","Clean and Sober
Gene Hackman Mississippi Burning
Max von Sydow Pelle the Conqueror

Steve Martin

Honored for : Roxanne

Nominations 1987 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Steve Martin Roxanne
Terry O'Quinn The Stepfather
Albert Brooks Broadcast News

Bob Hoskins

Honored for : Mona Lisa

Nominations 1986 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Bob Hoskins Mona Lisa
Jeff Goldblum The Fly
Paul Newman The Color of Money

Jack Nicholson

Honored for : Prizzi's Honor

Nominations 1985 »

Nominee Nominated Work
William Hurt Kiss of the Spider Woman
Jack Nicholson Prizzi's Honor
Sean Penn The Falcon and the Snowman

Steve Martin

Honored for : All of Me

Nominations 1984 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Steve Martin All of Me
Albert Finney Under the Volcano

Gérard Depardieu

Honored for : Danton, The Return of Martin Guerre

Nominations 1983 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Robert Duvall Tender Mercies
Günter Lamprecht Berlin Alexanderplatz
Gérard Depardieu Danton","The Return of Martin Guerre

Dustin Hoffman

Honored for : Tootsie

Nominations 1982 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Peter O'Toole My Favorite Year
Ben Kingsley Gandhi
Dustin Hoffman Tootsie

Burt Lancaster

Honored for : Atlantic City

Nominations 1981 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Burt Lancaster Atlantic City
Gene Hackman All Night Long
Henry Fonda On Golden Pond

Peter O'Toole

Honored for : The Stunt Man

Nominations 1980 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Robert Duvall The Great Santini
Peter O'Toole The Stunt Man
Robert De Niro Raging Bull

Dustin Hoffman

Honored for : Kramer vs. Kramer, Agatha

Nominations 1979 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Dustin Hoffman Kramer vs. Kramer","Agatha
Peter Sellers Being There
Nick Nolte North Dallas Forty

Gary Busey

Honored for : The Buddy Holly Story

Nominations 1978 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Nick Nolte Who'll Stop the Rain
Jon Voight Coming Home
Gary Busey The Buddy Holly Story

Art Carney

Honored for : The Late Show

Nominations 1977 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Art Carney The Late Show
John Travolta Saturday Night Fever
Fernando Rey That Obscure Object of Desire
John Gielgud Providence

Robert De Niro

Honored for : Taxi Driver

Nominations 1976 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Gérard Depardieu The Last Woman
Robert De Niro Taxi Driver
William Holden Network

Jack Nicholson

Honored for : One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Nominations 1975 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Jack Nicholson One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Jack Nicholson

Honored for : Chinatown, The Last Detail

Nominations 1974 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Jack Nicholson The Last Detail","Chinatown

Marlon Brando

Honored for : Last Tango in Paris

Nominations 1973 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Marlon Brando Last Tango in Paris

Al Pacino

Honored for : The Godfather

Nominations 1972 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Marlon Brando The Godfather
Al Pacino The Godfather
Peter O'Toole The Ruling Class
Alec McCowen Travels with My Aunt

Peter Finch

Honored for : Sunday Bloody Sunday

Nominations 1971 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Malcolm McDowell A Clockwork Orange
Gene Hackman The French Connection
Peter Finch Sunday Bloody Sunday

George C. Scott

Honored for : Patton

Nominations 1970 »

Nominee Nominated Work
George C. Scott Patton
Jean-Louis Trintignant My Night at Maud's
Jack Nicholson Five Easy Pieces
George Segal The Owl and the Pussycat","Where's Poppa?","Loving
Alan Arkin Catch-22

Jon Voight

Honored for : Midnight Cowboy

Nominations 1969 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Robert Redford Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Peter O'Toole Goodbye, Mr. Chips
Jon Voight Midnight Cowboy
Michel Bouquet The Unfaithful Wife

Per Oscarsson

Honored for : Hunger

Nominations 1968 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Per Oscarsson Hunger

Rod Steiger

Honored for : In the Heat of the Night

Nominations 1967 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Rod Steiger In the Heat of the Night
Marcello Mastroianni The Stranger
Yves Montand The War Is Over

Michael Caine

Honored for : Alfie

Nominations 1966 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Laurence Olivier Othello
Max von Sydow Hawaii
Michael Caine Alfie
Paul Scofield A Man for All Seasons
Richard Burton Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?