Awards & Winners

BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role

British Academy Film Awards

Best Actor in a Leading Role is a British Academy Film award presented annually by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts to recognize an actor who has delivered an outstanding leading performance in a film.
Date Established : 1968

Check all the winners of BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role presented under British Academy Film Awards since 1969 .

Chiwetel Ejiofor

Honored for : 12 Years a Slave

Nominations 2014 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Leonardo DiCaprio The Wolf of Wall Street
Christian Bale American Hustle
Chiwetel Ejiofor 12 Years a Slave
Bruce Dern Nebraska
Tom Hanks Captain Phillips

Daniel Day-Lewis

Honored for : Lincoln

Nominations 2013 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Ben Affleck Argo
Bradley Cooper Silver Linings Playbook
Daniel Day-Lewis Lincoln
Hugh Jackman Les Misérables
Joaquin Phoenix The Master

Jean Dujardin

Honored for : The Artist

Nominations 2012 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Gary Oldman Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
George Clooney The Descendants
Brad Pitt Moneyball
Jean Dujardin The Artist
Michael Fassbender Shame

Colin Firth

Honored for : The King's Speech

Nominations 2011 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Javier Bardem Biutiful
Jeff Bridges True Grit
Jesse Eisenberg The Social Network
Colin Firth The King's Speech
James Franco 127 Hours

Colin Firth

Honored for : A Single Man

Nominations 2010 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Jeff Bridges Crazy Heart
George Clooney Up in the Air
Colin Firth A Single Man
Jeremy Renner The Hurt Locker
Andy Serkis Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll

Mickey Rourke

Honored for : The Wrestler

Nominations 2009 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Mickey Rourke The Wrestler
Frank Langella Frost/Nixon
Dev Patel Slumdog Millionaire
Sean Penn Milk
Brad Pitt The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Daniel Day-Lewis

Honored for : There Will Be Blood

Nominations 2008 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Daniel Day-Lewis There Will Be Blood
George Clooney Michael Clayton
James McAvoy Atonement
Viggo Mortensen Eastern Promises
Ulrich Mühe The Lives of Others

Forest Whitaker

Honored for : The Last King of Scotland

Nominations 2007 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Forest Whitaker The Last King of Scotland
Daniel Craig Casino Royale
Leonardo DiCaprio The Departed
Richard Griffiths The History Boys
Peter O'Toole Venus

Philip Seymour Hoffman

Honored for : Capote

Nominations 2006 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Philip Seymour Hoffman Capote
Ralph Fiennes The Constant Gardener
Heath Ledger Brokeback Mountain
Joaquin Phoenix Walk the Line
David Strathairn Good Night, and Good Luck

Jamie Foxx

Honored for : Ray

Nominations 2005 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Jamie Foxx Ray
Jim Carrey Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Johnny Depp Finding Neverland
Leonardo DiCaprio The Aviator
Gael García Bernal The Motorcycle Diaries

Bill Murray

Honored for : Lost in Translation

Nominations 2004 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Bill Murray Lost in Translation
Benicio del Toro 21 Grams
Johnny Depp Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Jude Law Cold Mountain
Sean Penn 21 Grams","Mystic River

Daniel Day-Lewis

Honored for : Gangs of New York

Nominations 2003 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Daniel Day-Lewis Gangs of New York
Adrien Brody The Pianist
Nicolas Cage Adaptation
Michael Caine The Quiet American
Jack Nicholson About Schmidt

Russell Crowe

Honored for : A Beautiful Mind

Nominations 2002 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Russell Crowe A Beautiful Mind
Jim Broadbent Iris
Ian McKellen The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Kevin Spacey The Shipping News
Tom Wilkinson In the Bedroom

Jamie Bell

Honored for : Billy Elliot

Nominations 2001 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Jamie Bell Billy Elliot
Russell Crowe Gladiator
Michael Douglas Wonder Boys
Tom Hanks Cast Away
Geoffrey Rush Quills

Kevin Spacey

Honored for : American Beauty

Nominations 2000 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Kevin Spacey American Beauty
Om Puri East Is East
Ralph Fiennes The End of the Affair
Russell Crowe The Insider
Jim Broadbent Topsy Turvy

Roberto Benigni

Honored for : Life Is Beautiful

Nominations 1999 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Roberto Benigni Life Is Beautiful
Michael Caine Little Voice
Tom Hanks Saving Private Ryan
Joseph Fiennes Shakespeare in Love

Robert Carlyle

Honored for : The Full Monty

Nominations 1998 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Robert Carlyle The Full Monty
Kevin Spacey L.A. Confidential
Billy Connolly Mrs. Brown
Ray Winstone Nil by Mouth

Geoffrey Rush

Honored for : Shine

Nominations 1997 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Geoffrey Rush Shine
Ralph Fiennes The English Patient
Ian McKellen Richard III
Timothy Spall Secrets & Lies

Nigel Hawthorne

Honored for : The Madness of King George

Nominations 1996 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Nigel Hawthorne The Madness of King George
Jonathan Pryce Carrington
Nicolas Cage Leaving Las Vegas
Massimo Troisi Il Postino: The Postman

Hugh Grant

Honored for : Four Weddings and a Funeral

Nominations 1995 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Hugh Grant Four Weddings and a Funeral
Tom Hanks Forrest Gump
Terence Stamp The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
John Travolta Pulp Fiction

Anthony Hopkins

Honored for : The Remains of the Day

Nominations 1994 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Anthony Hopkins Shadowlands","The Remains of the Day
Liam Neeson Schindler's List
Daniel Day-Lewis In the Name of the Father

Robert Downey Jr.

Honored for : Chaplin

Nominations 1993 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Robert Downey Jr. Chaplin
Stephen Rea The Crying Game
Tim Robbins The Player
Daniel Day-Lewis The Last of the Mohicans

Anthony Hopkins

Honored for : The Silence of the Lambs

Nominations 1992 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Anthony Hopkins The Silence of the Lambs
Gérard Depardieu Cyrano de Bergerac
Alan Rickman Truly, Madly, Deeply
Kevin Costner Dances with Wolves

Philippe Noiret

Honored for : Cinema Paradiso

Nominations 1991 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Tom Cruise Born on the Fourth of July
Sean Connery The Hunt for Red October
Robert De Niro Goodfellas
Philippe Noiret Cinema Paradiso

Daniel Day-Lewis

Honored for : My Left Foot

Nominations 1990 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Kenneth Branagh Henry V
Robin Williams Dead Poets Society
Dustin Hoffman Rain Man
Daniel Day-Lewis My Left Foot

John Cleese

Honored for : A Fish Called Wanda

Nominations 1989 »

Nominee Nominated Work
John Cleese A Fish Called Wanda
Kevin Kline A Fish Called Wanda
Michael Douglas Fatal Attraction
Robin Williams Good Morning, Vietnam

Sean Connery

Honored for : The Name of the Rose

Nominations 1988 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Sean Connery The Name of the Rose
Gérard Depardieu Jean de Florette
Yves Montand Jean de Florette
Gary Oldman Prick Up Your Ears

Bob Hoskins

Honored for : Mona Lisa

Nominations 1987 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Bob Hoskins Mona Lisa
Woody Allen Hannah and Her Sisters
Michael Caine Hannah and Her Sisters
Paul Hogan \"Crocodile\" Dundee

William Hurt

Honored for : Kiss of the Spider Woman

Nominations 1986 »

Nominee Nominated Work
William Hurt Kiss of the Spider Woman
F. Murray Abraham Amadeus
Harrison Ford Witness
Victor Bannerjee A Passage to India

Haing S. Ngor

Honored for : The Killing Fields

Nominations 1985 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Haing S. Ngor The Killing Fields
Sam Waterston The Killing Fields
Tom Courtenay The Dresser
Albert Finney The Dresser

Dustin Hoffman

Honored for : Tootsie

Nominations 1984 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Michael Caine Educating Rita
Dustin Hoffman Tootsie
Michael Caine The Honorary Consul
Robert De Niro The King of Comedy

Michael Caine

Honored for : Educating Rita

Nominations 1984 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Michael Caine Educating Rita
Dustin Hoffman Tootsie
Michael Caine The Honorary Consul
Robert De Niro The King of Comedy

Ben Kingsley

Honored for : Gandhi

Nominations 1983 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Ben Kingsley Gandhi
Warren Beatty Reds
Henry Fonda On Golden Pond
Albert Finney Shoot the Moon
Jack Lemmon Missing

Burt Lancaster

Honored for : Atlantic City

Nominations 1982 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Burt Lancaster Atlantic City
Jeremy Irons The French Lieutenant's Woman
Robert De Niro Raging Bull
Bob Hoskins The Long Good Friday

John Hurt

Honored for : The Elephant Man

Nominations 1981 »

Nominee Nominated Work
John Hurt The Elephant Man
Dustin Hoffman Kramer vs. Kramer
Roy Scheider All That Jazz
Peter Sellers Being There

Jack Lemmon

Honored for : The China Syndrome

Nominations 1980 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Jack Lemmon The China Syndrome
Woody Allen Manhattan
Robert De Niro The Deer Hunter
Martin Sheen Apocalypse Now

Richard Dreyfuss

Honored for : The Goodbye Girl

Nominations 1979 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Richard Dreyfuss The Goodbye Girl
Peter Ustinov Death on the Nile
Anthony Hopkins Magic
Brad Davis Midnight Express

Peter Finch

Honored for : Network

Nominations 1978 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Peter Finch Network
William Holden Network
Woody Allen Annie Hall
Sylvester Stallone Rocky

Jack Nicholson

Honored for : One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Nominations 1977 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Walter Matthau Bad News Bears","The Sunshine Boys
Dustin Hoffman All the President's Men","Marathon Man
Robert De Niro Taxi Driver
Jack Nicholson One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Al Pacino

Honored for : The Godfather Part II, Dog Day Afternoon

Nominations 1976 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Al Pacino The Godfather Part II","Dog Day Afternoon
Dustin Hoffman Lenny
Gene Hackman French Connection II","Night Moves
Richard Dreyfuss Jaws

Jack Nicholson

Honored for : Chinatown, The Last Detail

Nominations 1975 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Jack Nicholson Chinatown","The Last Detail
Gene Hackman The Conversation
Albert Finney Murder on the Orient Express
Al Pacino Serpico

Walter Matthau

Honored for : Charley Varrick, Pete 'n' Tillie

Nominations 1974 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Walter Matthau Charley Varrick","Pete 'n' Tillie
Marlon Brando Last Tango in Paris
Donald Sutherland Steelyard Blues","Don't Look Now
Laurence Olivier Sleuth

Gene Hackman

Honored for : The French Connection, The Poseidon Adventure

Nominations 1973 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Robert Shaw Young Winston
George C. Scott The Hospital","They Might Be Giants
Marlon Brando The Godfather","The Nightcomers
Gene Hackman The French Connection","The Poseidon Adventure

Peter Finch

Honored for : Sunday Bloody Sunday

Nominations 1972 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Peter Finch Sunday Bloody Sunday
Albert Finney Gumshoe
Dustin Hoffman Little Big Man
Dirk Bogarde Death in Venice

Robert Redford

Honored for : Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Downhill Racer, Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here

Nominations 1971 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Elliott Gould MASH","Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice
George C. Scott Patton
Paul Newman Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Robert Redford Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid","Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here","Downhill Racer

Dustin Hoffman

Honored for : John and Mary, Midnight Cowboy

Nominations 1970 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Alan Bates Women in Love
Nicol Williamson Inadmissible Evidence
Walter Matthau Hello, Dolly!","The Secret Life of an American Wife
Dustin Hoffman John and Mary","Midnight Cowboy

Spencer Tracy

Honored for : Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

Nominations 1969 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Spencer Tracy Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
Ron Moody Oliver!
Trevor Howard The Charge of the Light Brigade
Nicol Williamson The Bofors Gun