Awards & Winners

Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Screen Actors Guild Award

The Screen Actors' Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role is an award presented annually by the Screen Actors Guild to honour the finest male acting achievements in a motion picture in a lead role. The award is presented at a ceremony alongside the other guild awards since the awards inception in 1994. Note: "†" indicates the winner of the Academy Award for Best Actor. "‡" indicates a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor.
Date Established : 1994

Check all the winners of Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role presented under Screen Actors Guild Award since 1995 .

Matthew McConaughey

Honored for : Dallas Buyers Club
(Role: Ron Woodroof)

Nominations 2014 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Bruce Dern Nebraska
Role: Woody Grant
Chiwetel Ejiofor 12 Years a Slave
Role: Solomon Northup
Tom Hanks Captain Phillips
Role: Capt. Richard Phillips
Matthew McConaughey Dallas Buyers Club
Role: Ron Woodroof
Forest Whitaker The Butler
Role: Cecil Gaines

Daniel Day-Lewis

Honored for : Lincoln
(Role: Abraham Lincoln)

Nominations 2013 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Bradley Cooper Silver Linings Playbook
Role: Pat
Daniel Day-Lewis Lincoln
Role: Abraham Lincoln
John Hawkes The Sessions
Role: Mark
Hugh Jackman Les Misérables
Role: Jean Valjean
Denzel Washington Flight
Role: Whip Whitaker

Jean Dujardin

Honored for : The Artist
(Role: George Valentin)

Nominations 2012 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Demián Bichir A Better Life
Role: Carlos Galindo
Jean Dujardin The Artist
Role: George Valentin
Brad Pitt Moneyball
Role: Billy Beane
Leonardo DiCaprio J. Edgar
Role: J. Edgar Hoover
George Clooney The Descendants
Role: Matt King

Colin Firth

Honored for : The King's Speech
(Role: King George VI)

Nominations 2011 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Jeff Bridges True Grit
Role: Rooster Cogburn
Robert Duvall Get Low
Role: Felix Bush
Jesse Eisenberg The Social Network
Role: Mark Zuckerberg
Colin Firth The King's Speech
Role: King George VI
James Franco 127 Hours
Role: Aron Ralston

Jeff Bridges

Honored for : Crazy Heart
(Role: Bad Blake)

Nominations 2010 »

Nominee Nominated Work
George Clooney Up in the Air
Role: Ryan Bingham
Jeremy Renner The Hurt Locker
Role: Staff Sgt. William James
Colin Firth A Single Man
Role: George Falconer
Morgan Freeman Invictus
Role: Nelson Mandela
Jeff Bridges Crazy Heart
Role: Bad Blake

Sean Penn

Honored for : Milk
(Role: Harvey Milk)

Nominations 2009 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Sean Penn Milk
Role: Harvey Milk
Richard Jenkins The Visitor
Role: Walter Vale
Frank Langella Frost/Nixon
Role: Richard Nixon
Brad Pitt The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Role: Benjamin Button
Mickey Rourke The Wrestler
Role: Randy The Ram Robinson

Daniel Day-Lewis

Honored for : There Will Be Blood
(Role: Daniel Plainview)

Nominations 2008 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Viggo Mortensen Eastern Promises
Role: Nikolai Luzhin
Daniel Day-Lewis There Will Be Blood
Role: Daniel Plainview
George Clooney Michael Clayton
Role: Michael Clayton
Ryan Gosling Lars and the Real Girl
Role: Lars Lindstrom
Emile Hirsch Into the Wild
Role: Christopher McCandless

Forest Whitaker

Honored for : The Last King of Scotland
(Role: Idi Amin)

Nominations 2007 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Forest Whitaker The Last King of Scotland
Role: Idi Amin
Leonardo DiCaprio Blood Diamond
Role: Danny Archer
Ryan Gosling Half Nelson
Role: Dan Dunne
Peter O'Toole Venus
Role: Maurice
Will Smith The Pursuit of Happyness
Role: Chris Gardner

Philip Seymour Hoffman

Honored for : Capote

Nominations 2006 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Philip Seymour Hoffman Capote
Role: Truman Capote
Russell Crowe Cinderella Man
Role: James J. Braddock
Heath Ledger Brokeback Mountain
Role: Ennis del Mar
Joaquin Phoenix Walk the Line
Role: Johnny Cash
David Strathairn Good Night, and Good Luck
Role: Edward R. Murrow

Jamie Foxx

Honored for : Ray

Nominations 2005 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Johnny Depp Finding Neverland
Role: J. M. Barrie
Jamie Foxx Ray
Role: Ray Charles
Don Cheadle Hotel Rwanda
Role: Paul Rusesabagina
Leonardo DiCaprio The Aviator
Role: Howard Hughes
Paul Giamatti Sideways
Role: Miles Raymond

Johnny Depp

Honored for : Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
(Role: Jack Sparrow)

Nominations 2004 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Johnny Depp Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Role: Jack Sparrow
Peter Dinklage The Station Agent
Role: Finbar McBride
Ben Kingsley House of Sand and Fog
Role: Massoud Behrani
Bill Murray Lost in Translation
Role: Bob Harris
Sean Penn Mystic River
Role: Jimmy Markum

Daniel Day-Lewis

Honored for : Gangs of New York
(Role: Bill The Butcher Cutting)

Nominations 2003 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Daniel Day-Lewis Gangs of New York
Role: William Bill the Butcher Cutting
Adrien Brody The Pianist
Role: W?adys?aw Szpilman
Nicolas Cage Adaptation
Role: Charlie Kaufman/Donald Kaufman
Richard Gere Chicago
Role: Billy Flynn
Jack Nicholson About Schmidt
Role: Warren Schmidt
Johnny Depp

Russell Crowe

Honored for : A Beautiful Mind
(Role: John Nash)

Nominations 2002 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Russell Crowe A Beautiful Mind
Role: John Forbes Nash
Kevin Kline Life as a House
Role: George Monroe
Sean Penn I Am Sam
Role: Sam Dawson
Denzel Washington Training Day
Role: Alonzo Harris
Tom Wilkinson In the Bedroom
Role: Matt Fowler

Benicio del Toro

Honored for : Traffic
(Role: Javier Rodríguez)

Nominations 2001 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Benicio del Toro Traffic
Role: Javier Rodriguez
Jamie Bell Billy Elliot
Role: Billy Elliot
Russell Crowe Gladiator
Role: Maximus Decimus Meridius
Tom Hanks Cast Away
Role: Chuck Noland
Geoffrey Rush Quills
Role: Marquis de Sade

Kevin Spacey

Honored for : American Beauty
(Role: Lester Burnham)

Nominations 2000 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Kevin Spacey American Beauty
Role: Lester Burnham
Jim Carrey Man on the Moon
Role: Andy Kaufman
Russell Crowe The Insider
Role: Jeffrey Wigand
Philip Seymour Hoffman Flawless
Role: Walt Koontz
Denzel Washington The Hurricane
Role: Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter

Roberto Benigni

Honored for : Life Is Beautiful
(Role: Guido Orefice)

Nominations 1999 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Roberto Benigni Life Is Beautiful
Role: Guido Orefice
Joseph Fiennes Shakespeare in Love
Role: William Shakespeare
Tom Hanks Saving Private Ryan
Role: John Miller
Ian McKellen Gods and Monsters
Role: James Whale
Nick Nolte Affliction
Role: Wade Whitehouse

Jack Nicholson

Honored for : As Good as It Gets
(Role: Melvin Udall)

Nominations 1998 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Jack Nicholson As Good as It Gets
Role: Melvin Udall
Matt Damon Good Will Hunting
Role: Will Hunting
Robert Duvall The Apostle
Role: Euliss 'Sonny' Dewey - The Apostle E.F.
Peter Fonda Ulee's Gold
Role: Ulee Jackson
Dustin Hoffman Wag the Dog
Role: Stanley Motss

Geoffrey Rush

Honored for : Shine
(Role: David Helfgott)

Nominations 1997 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Geoffrey Rush Shine
Role: David Helfgott
Tom Cruise Jerry Maguire
Role: Jerry Maguire
Ralph Fiennes The English Patient
Role: László de Almásy
Woody Harrelson The People vs. Larry Flynt
Role: Larry Flynt
Billy Bob Thornton Sling Blade
Role: Karl Childers
As Good as It Gets

Nicolas Cage

Honored for : Leaving Las Vegas
(Role: Ben Sanderson)

Nominations 1996 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Nicolas Cage Leaving Las Vegas
Role: Ben Sanderson
Anthony Hopkins Nixon
Role: Richard Nixon
James Earl Jones Cry, the Beloved Country
Role: Rev. Stephen Kumalo
Sean Penn Dead Man Walking
Role: Matthew Poncelet
Massimo Troisi Il Postino: The Postman
Role: Mario Ruoppolo

Tom Hanks

Honored for : Forrest Gump
(Role: Forrest Gump)

Nominations 1995 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Tom Hanks Forrest Gump
Role: Forrest Gump
Morgan Freeman The Shawshank Redemption
Role: Ellis Boyd Red Redding
Paul Newman Nobody's Fool
Role: Sully Sullivan
Tim Robbins The Shawshank Redemption
Role: Andy Dufresne
John Travolta Pulp Fiction
Role: Vincent Vega