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Sir
Sir
Ian Murray McKellen CH CBE (born 25 May 1939) is an English actor. He is the recipient of six Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
Awards, a Tony Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild
Screen Actors Guild
Award, a BIF Award, two Saturn Awards, four Drama Desk Awards, and two Critics' Choice Awards. He has also received two Oscar nominations, four BAFTA
BAFTA
nominations and five Emmy Award
Emmy Award
nominations. McKellen's career spans genres ranging from Shakespearean and modern theatre to popular fantasy and science fiction. The BBC states his "performances have guaranteed him a place in the canon of English stage and film actors".[2][3] A recipient of every major theatrical award in the UK, McKellen is regarded as a British cultural icon.[4][5] He started his professional career in 1961 at the Belgrade Theatre as a member of their highly regarded repertory company. In 1965, McKellen made his first West End appearance. In 1969, he was invited to join the Prospect Theatre Company
Prospect Theatre Company
to play the lead parts in Shakespeare's Richard II and Marlowe's Edward II, and he firmly established himself as one of the country's foremost classical actors. In the 1970s, McKellen became a stalwart of the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre of Great Britain. He achieved worldwide fame for his film roles, including the titular King in Richard III (1995), James Whale
James Whale
in Gods and Monsters (1998), Magneto in the X-Men
X-Men
films, and Gandalf
Gandalf
in The Lord of the Rings
The Lord of the Rings
and The Hobbit trilogies. McKellen was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Commander of the Order of the British Empire
in the 1979 Birthday Honours, was knighted in the 1991 New Year Honours for services to the performing arts, and made a Companion of Honour for services to drama and to equality in the 2008 New Year Honours.[6][7][8][9] He has been openly gay since 1988, and continues to be a champion for LGBT social movements
LGBT social movements
worldwide. He was made a Freeman of the City of London
London
in October 2014.

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career

2.1 Theatre 2.2 Popular success

3 Personal life 4 LGBT activism

4.1 LGBT rights
LGBT rights
campaigning 4.2 Charity work 4.3 Other work

5 Selected credits

5.1 Stage, filmography, awards and nominations 5.2 Music 5.3 Audiobooks

6 References 7 Sources 8 External links

Early life[edit] McKellen was born on 25 May 1939 in Burnley, Lancashire,[10] the son of Margery Lois (née Sutcliffe) and Denis Murray McKellen, a civil engineer. He was their second child, with a sister, Jean, five years his senior.[11] Shortly before the outbreak of the Second World War in September 1939, his family moved to Wigan. They lived there until Ian was twelve years old, before relocating to Bolton
Bolton
in 1951, after his father had been promoted.[11][12] The experience of living through the war as a young child had a lasting impact on him, and he later said that "only after peace resumed ... did I realise that war wasn't normal."[12] When an interviewer remarked that he seemed quite calm in the aftermath of 11 September attacks, McKellen said: "Well, darling, you forget—I slept under a steel plate until I was four years old."[13] Even though he only lived in Bolton
Bolton
for less than seven years, as opposed to the eleven years in Wigan
Wigan
beforehand, he refers to Bolton
Bolton
as his "Hometown". McKellen's father was a civil engineer[14] and lay preacher, and was of Protestant Irish
Protestant Irish
and Scottish descent.[15] Both of McKellen's grandfathers were preachers, and his great-great-grandfather, James McKellen, was a "strict, evangelical Protestant minister" in Ballymena, County Antrim.[16] His home environment was strongly Christian, but non-orthodox. "My upbringing was of low nonconformist Christians who felt that you led the Christian life in part by behaving in a Christian manner to everybody you met."[17] When he was 12, his mother died of breast cancer; his father died when he was 24. After his coming out of the closet to his stepmother, Gladys McKellen, who was a member of the Religious Society of Friends, he said, "Not only was she not fazed, but as a member of a society which declared its indifference to people's sexuality years back, I think she was just glad for my sake that I wasn't lying anymore."[18] His great-great-grandfather Robert J. Lowes was an activist and campaigner in the ultimately successful campaign for a Saturday half-holiday in Manchester, the forerunner to the modern five-day work week, thus making Lowes a "grandfather of the modern weekend".[19] McKellen attended Bolton
Bolton
School (Boys' Division),[20] of which he is still a supporter, attending regularly to talk to pupils. McKellen's acting career started at Bolton
Bolton
Little Theatre, of which he is now the patron.[21] An early fascination with the theatre was encouraged by his parents, who took him on a family outing to Peter Pan
Peter Pan
at the Opera House in Manchester
Manchester
when he was three.[11] When he was nine, his main Christmas present was a wood and bakelite, fold-away Victorian theatre from Pollocks Toy Theatres, with cardboard scenery and wires to push on the cut-outs of Cinderella and of Laurence Olivier's Hamlet.[11] His sister took him to his first Shakespeare play, Twelfth Night,[22] by the amateurs of Wigan's Little Theatre, shortly followed by their Macbeth
Macbeth
and Wigan
Wigan
High School for Girls' production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, with music by Mendelssohn, with the role of Bottom played by Jean McKellen, who continued to act, direct, and produce amateur theatre until her death.[23] In 1958, McKellen, at the age of 18, won a scholarship to St Catharine's College, Cambridge, where he read English literature.[24] He has since been made an Honorary Fellow of the College. While at Cambridge, McKellen was a member of the Marlowe Society, where he appeared in 23 plays over the course of 3 years. At that young age he was already giving performances that have since become legendary such as his Justice Shallow in Henry IV alongside Trevor Nunn and Derek Jacobi (March 1959), Cymbeline
Cymbeline
(as Posthumus, opposite Margaret Drabble as Imogen) and Doctor Faustus.[25][26][27] During this period McKellen had already been directed by Peter Hall, John Barton and Dadie Rylands all of whom would have a huge impact on McKellen's future career. Career[edit] Theatre[edit]

McKellen with actors Billy Crudup
Billy Crudup
and Patrick Stewart
Patrick Stewart
on 24 September 2013 for a press junket at Sardi's
Sardi's
restaurant for Waiting for Godot and No Man's Land.

McKellen made his first professional appearance in 1961 at the Belgrade Theatre, as Roper in A Man for All Seasons, although an audio recording of the Marlowe Society's Cymbeline
Cymbeline
had gone on commercial sale as part of the Argo Shakespeare series.[25][27] After four years in regional repertory theatres he made his first West End appearance, in A Scent of Flowers, regarded as a "notable success".[25] In 1965 he was a member of Laurence Olivier's National Theatre Company at the Old Vic, which led to roles at the Chichester Festival. With the Prospect Theatre Company, McKellen made his breakthrough performances of Richard II (directed by Richard Cottrell) and Marlowe's Edward II (directed by Toby Robertson) at the Edinburgh festival in 1969, the latter causing a storm of protest over the enactment of the homosexual Edward's lurid death.[28] In the 1970s and 1980s McKellen became a well-known figure in British theatre, performing frequently at the Royal Shakespeare Company
Royal Shakespeare Company
and the Royal National Theatre, where he played several leading Shakespearean roles, including the title role in Macbeth
Macbeth
(which he had first played for Trevor Nunn in a "gripping...out of the ordinary" production, with Judi Dench, at Stratford in 1976), and Iago
Iago
in Othello, in award-winning productions directed by Nunn.[25] Both of these productions were adapted into television films, also directed by Nunn. In 2007 he returned to the Royal Shakespeare Company, in productions of King Lear
King Lear
and The Seagull, both directed by Trevor Nunn. In 2009 he appeared in a very popular revival of Waiting for Godot
Waiting for Godot
at London's Haymarket Theatre, directed by Sean Mathias, and playing opposite Patrick Stewart.[29][30] He is Patron of English Touring Theatre and also President and Patron of the Little Theatre Guild of Great Britain, an association of amateur theatre organisations throughout the UK.[31] In late August 2012, he took part in the opening ceremony of the London
London
Paralympics, portraying Prospero
Prospero
from The Tempest.[32] In October 2017, McKellen played King Lear
King Lear
at Chichester Festival Theatre, a role which he said was likely to be his "last big Shakespearean part"[33]. He will perform the play at the Duke of York's Theatre in London's West End during the summer of 2018 [34][35]. Popular success[edit] McKellen had taken film roles throughout his career—beginning in 1969 with his role of George Matthews in A Touch of Love, and his first leading role was in 1980 as D. H. Lawrence
D. H. Lawrence
in Priest of Love,[36] but it was not until the 1990s that he became more widely recognised in this medium after several roles in blockbuster Hollywood films.[24] In 1993 he had a supporting role as a South African tycoon in the critically acclaimed[37] Six Degrees of Separation, in which he starred with Stockard Channing, Donald Sutherland, and Will Smith. In the same year, he appeared in minor roles in the television miniseries Tales of the City, based on the novel by his friend Armistead Maupin, and the film Last Action Hero, in which he played Death. Later in 1993, McKellen appeared in the television film And the Band Played On, about the discovery of the AIDS virus, for which McKellen won a CableACE Award for Supporting Actor in a Movie or Miniseries
Miniseries
and was nominated for the Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries
Miniseries
or a Movie.[38] In 1995, he played the title role in Richard III,[39] which transported the setting into an alternative 1930s in which England is ruled by fascists. The film was a critical success.[40] McKellen co-produced and co-wrote the film, adapting the play for the screen based on a stage production of Shakespeare's play directed by Richard Eyre for the Royal National Theatre, in which McKellen had appeared.[24][40] As executive producer he returned his £50,000 fee to complete the filming of the final battle.[41] In his review of the film, Washington Post
Washington Post
film critic Hal Hinson, called McKellen's performance a "lethally flamboyant incarnation", and said his "florid mastery ... dominates everything".[42] His performance in the title role garnered BAFTA
BAFTA
and Golden Globe nominations for Best Actor, and won the European Film Award for Best Actor. His screenplay was nominated for the BAFTA
BAFTA
Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.

McKellen at the premiere of The Return of the King in Wellington, New Zealand, 1 December 2003.

He appeared in the modestly acclaimed film[43] Apt Pupil, which was directed by Bryan Singer
Bryan Singer
and based on a story by Stephen King. McKellen portrayed a fugitive Nazi
Nazi
officer, living under a false name in the US, who is befriended by a curious teenager (Brad Renfro) who threatens to expose him unless he tells his story in detail. He was subsequently nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor
Academy Award for Best Actor
for his role in the 1998 film Gods and Monsters, wherein he played James Whale, the director of Show Boat
Show Boat
(1936) and Frankenstein.[24] In 1999 McKellen was cast, again under the direction of Bryan Singer, to play the comic book supervillain Magneto in the 2000 film X-Men
X-Men
and its sequels X2: X-Men
X-Men
United (2003) and X-Men: The Last Stand (2006).[24] He later made a short appearance as an older Magneto in 2014's X-Men: Days of Future Past; sharing the role with Michael Fassbender, who played a younger version of the character in 2011's X-Men: First Class.[44] While filming the first X-Men
X-Men
film in 1999, McKellen was cast as the wizard Gandalf
Gandalf
in Peter Jackson's three-film adaptation of The Lord of the Rings (consisting of The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Two Towers (2002), and The Return of the King (2003) ). He received honors from the Screen Actors Guild
Screen Actors Guild
for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for his work in The Fellowship of the Ring, and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
for the same role. He provided the voice of Gandalf
Gandalf
for several video game adaptations of the Lord of the Rings films,[45] then reprised the role on screen in Jackson's film adaptation of The Hobbit, which was released in three parts from 2012 to 2014.[46] On 16 March 2002, he hosted Saturday Night Live. In 2003, McKellen made a guest appearance as himself on the American cartoon show The Simpsons, in a special British-themed episode entitled "The Regina Monologues", along with the then UK Prime Minister Tony Blair
Tony Blair
and author J. K. Rowling. In April and May 2005, he played the role of Mel Hutchwright in Granada Television's long running British soap opera, Coronation Street, fulfilling a lifelong ambition. He narrated Richard Bell's film Eighteen, as a grandfather who leaves his World War II memoirs on audio-cassette for his teenage grandson. McKellen has appeared in limited release films, such as Emile (which was shot in three weeks following the X2 shoot),[47] Neverwas
Neverwas
and Asylum. He appeared as Sir
Sir
Leigh Teabing in The Da Vinci Code. During a 17 May 2006 interview on The Today Show with the Da Vinci Code cast and director, Matt Lauer
Matt Lauer
posed a question to the group about how they would have felt if the film had borne a prominent disclaimer that it is a work of fiction, as some religious groups wanted.[48] McKellen responded, "I've often thought the Bible should have a disclaimer in the front saying 'This is fiction.' I mean, walking on water? It takes... an act of faith. And I have faith in this movie – not that it's true, not that it's factual, but that it's a jolly good story." He continued, "And I think audiences are clever enough and bright enough to separate out fact and fiction, and discuss the thing when they've seen it".[48] McKellen appeared in the 2006 BBC series of Ricky Gervais' comedy series Extras, where he played himself directing Gervais' character Andy Millman
Andy Millman
in a play about gay lovers. McKellen received a 2007 Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Guest Actor - Comedy Series nomination for his performance. In 2009 he portrayed Number Two in The Prisoner, a remake of the 1967 cult series The Prisoner.[49] In 2013, McKellen co-starred in the ITV sitcom Vicious as Freddie Thornhill, alongside Derek Jacobi. The series revolves around an elderly gay couple who have been together for 50 years. On 23 August 2013 the show was renewed for a six-episode second series which began airing in June 2015.[50][51] In November 2013, McKellen appeared in the Doctor Who
Doctor Who
50th anniversary comedy homage The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot.[52] In October 2015, McKellen appeared as Norman to Anthony Hopkins' Sir
Sir
in a BBC Two production of Ronald Harwood's The Dresser, alongside Edward Fox and Emily Watson.[53] In 2017, McKellen voiced Cogsworth, the Beast's loyal majordomo, who was turned into a pendulum clock, in a live-action adaptation of Disney's Beauty and the Beast.[54] Personal life[edit] McKellen and his first partner, Brian Taylor, a history teacher from Bolton, began their relationship in 1964.[55] Their relationship lasted for eight years, ending in 1972. They lived in London, where McKellen continued to pursue his career as an actor. For over a decade, he has lived in a five-storey Victorian conversion in Narrow Street, Limehouse.[56] In 1978 he met his second partner, Sean Mathias, at the Edinburgh Festival. This relationship lasted until 1988, and according to Mathias, was tempestuous, with conflicts over McKellen's success in acting versus Mathias's somewhat less-successful career. Mathias later directed McKellen in Waiting for Godot
Waiting for Godot
at the Theatre Royal Haymarket
Theatre Royal Haymarket
in 2009. The pair entered into a business partnership with Evgeny Lebedev, purchasing the lease on The Grapes public house in Narrow Street.[57] McKellen is an atheist.[58] In the late 1980s, McKellen lost his appetite for meat except for fish, and has since followed a mainly pescetarian diet.[59] In 2001, Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
received the Artist Citizen of the World Award (France).[60] He has a tattoo of the Elvish number nine, written using J. R. R Tolkien's Constructed script
Constructed script
of Tengwar, on his shoulder in reference to his involvement in the Lord of the Rings and the fact that his character was one of the original nine companions of the Fellowship of the Ring. The other actors of "The Fellowship" (Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Orlando Bloom, Billy Boyd, Sean Bean, Dominic Monaghan
Dominic Monaghan
and Viggo Mortensen) have the same tattoo. John Rhys-Davies, whose character was also one of the original nine companions, arranged for his stunt double to get the tattoo instead.[61] He was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2006.[62] In 2012, McKellen stated on his blog that "There is no cause for alarm. I am examined regularly and the cancer is contained. I've not needed any treatment."[63] He became an ordained minister of the Universal Life Church
Universal Life Church
in early 2013[64] in order to preside over the marriage of his friend and X-Men co-star Patrick Stewart
Patrick Stewart
to the singer Sunny Ozell.[65] McKellen was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Letters by Cambridge University on 18 June 2014.[66] He was made a Freeman of the city of London
London
on Thursday 30 October 2014. The ceremony took place at Guildhall in London. McKellen was nominated by London's Lord Mayor Fiona Woolf, who said he was chosen as he was an "exceptional actor" and "tireless campaigner for equality".[67] He is also a Fellow of St Catherine's College, Oxford.[68] LGBT activism[edit] LGBT rights
LGBT rights
campaigning[edit]

McKellen at Manchester Pride
Manchester Pride
2010

While McKellen had made his sexual orientation known to fellow actors early on in his stage career, it was not until 1988 that he came out to the general public, in a programme on BBC Radio.[69] The context that prompted McKellen's decision – overriding any concerns about a possible negative effect on his career – was that the controversial Section 28
Section 28
of the Local Government Bill, known simply as Section 28, was then under consideration in the British Parliament.[24] Section 28
Section 28
proposed prohibiting local authorities from promoting homosexuality "... as a kind of pretended family relationship".[70] McKellen became active in fighting the proposed law, and, during a BBC Radio
BBC Radio
3 programme where he debated Section 28 with the conservative journalist Peregrine Worsthorne, declared himself gay.[24][71] McKellen has stated that he was influenced in his decision by the advice and support of his friends, among them noted gay author Armistead Maupin.[24] In a 1998 interview that discusses the 29th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, McKellen commented,

I have many regrets about not having come out earlier, but one of them might be that I didn't engage myself in the politicking.[72]

He has said of this period:

My own participating in that campaign was a focus for people [to] take comfort that if Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
was on board for this, perhaps it would be all right for other people to be as well, gay and straight.[17]

Section 28
Section 28
was, however, enacted and remained on the statute books until 2000 in Scotland and 2003 in England and Wales. Section 28
Section 28
never applied in Northern Ireland. In 2003, during an appearance on Have I Got News For You, McKellen claimed when he visited Michael Howard, then Environment Secretary (responsible for local government), in 1988 to lobby against Section 28, Howard refused to change his position but did ask him to leave an autograph for his children. McKellen agreed, but wrote, "Fuck off, I'm gay."[73] McKellen described Howard's junior ministers, Conservatives David Wilshire and Dame Jill Knight, who were the architects of Section 28, as the 'ugly sisters' of a political pantomime.[74]

McKellen at Europride
Europride
2003 in Manchester.

McKellen has continued to be very active in LGBT rights
LGBT rights
efforts. In a statement on his website regarding his activism, the actor commented that:

I have been reluctant to lobby on other issues I most care about – nuclear weapons (against), religion (atheist), capital punishment (anti), AIDS (fund-raiser) because I never want to be forever spouting, diluting the impact of addressing my most urgent concern; legal and social equality for gay people worldwide.[75]

McKellen is a co-founder of Stonewall, an LGBT rights
LGBT rights
lobby group in the United Kingdom, named after the Stonewall riots.[76] McKellen is also patron of LGBT History Month,[77] Pride London, Oxford Pride, GAY-GLOS, The Lesbian & Gay Foundation,[78] and FFLAG where he appears in their video "Parents Talking".[79] In 1994, at the closing ceremony of the Gay Games, he briefly took the stage to address the crowd, saying, "I'm Sir
Sir
Ian McKellen, but you can call me Serena": This nickname, given to him by Stephen Fry, had been circulating within the gay community since McKellen's knighthood was conferred.[17] In 2002, he was the Celebrity Grand Marshal of the San Francisco Pride Parade[80] and he attended the Academy Awards
Academy Awards
with his then-boyfriend, New Zealander Nick Cuthell. In 2006, McKellen spoke at the pre-launch of the 2007 LGBT History Month in the UK, lending his support to the organisation and its founder, Sue Sanders.[77] In 2007, he became a patron of The Albert Kennedy Trust, an organisation that provides support to young, homeless and troubled LGBT people.[76] In 2006, he became a patron of Oxford Pride, stating:

I send my love to all members of Oxford Pride, their sponsors and supporters, of which I am proud to be one... Onlookers can be impressed by our confidence and determination to be ourselves and gay people, of whatever age, can be comforted by the occasion to take the first steps towards coming out and leaving the closet forever behind.[81]

McKellen has taken his activism internationally, and caused a major stir in Singapore, where he was invited to do an interview on a morning show and shocked the interviewer by asking if they could recommend him a gay bar; the programme immediately ended.[82] In December 2008, he was named in Out's annual Out 100 list.[83] In 2010, McKellen extended his support for Liverpool's Homotopia festival in which a group of gay and lesbian Merseyside
Merseyside
teenagers helped to produce an anti-homophobia campaign pack for schools and youth centres across the city.[84] In May 2011, he called Sergey Sobyanin, Moscow's mayor, a "coward" for refusing to allow gay parades in the city.[85] In 2014, he was named in the top 10 on the World Pride Power list.[86] Charity work[edit] In April 2010, along with actors Brian Cox and Eleanor Bron, McKellen appeared in a series of TV advertisements to support Age UK, the charity recently formed from the merger of Age Concern
Age Concern
and Help the Aged. All three actors gave their time free of charge.[87] A cricket fan since childhood, McKellen umpired in March 2011 for a charity cricket match in New Zealand to support earthquake victims of the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake.[88][89] McKellen is an honorary board member for the New York and Washington, DC based organization Only Make Believe.[90] Only Make Believe creates and performs interactive plays in children's hospitals and care facilities. He was honoured by the organisation in 2012[91] and hosted their annual Make Believe on Broadway Gala in November 2013.[92] He garnered publicity for the organisation by stripping down to his Lord of the Rings underwear on stage. McKellen also has a history of supporting individual theatres. While in New Zealand filming The Hobbit in 2012, he announced a special New Zealand tour "Shakespeare, Tolkien, and You!", with proceeds going to help save the Isaac Theatre Royal, which suffered extensive damage during the 2011 Christchurch earthquake. McKellen said he opted to help save the building as it was the last theatre he played in New Zealand ( Waiting for Godot
Waiting for Godot
in 2010) and the locals' love for it made it a place worth supporting.[93] In July 2017, he performed a new one-man show for a week at Park Theatre (London), donating the proceeds to the theatre.[94] Other work[edit] A friend of Ian Charleson
Ian Charleson
and an admirer of his work, McKellen contributed an entire chapter to For Ian Charleson: A Tribute.[95] A recording of McKellen's voice is heard before performances at the Royal Festival Hall, reminding patrons to ensure their mobile phones and watch alarms are switched off and to keep coughing to a minimum.[96][97] He also took part in the 2012 Summer Paralympics opening ceremony in London
London
as Prospero
Prospero
from Shakespeare's The Tempest.[32] Selected credits[edit] Stage, filmography, awards and nominations[edit] Main article: Ian McKellen, roles and awards

The hands of McKellen on a 1999 Gods and Monsters plaque in London's Leicester Square

Music[edit]

In 1987, McKellen appeared reciting Shakespeare while rock group The Fleshtones improvised behind him on Andy Warhol's Fifteen Minutes which ran on MTV.[citation needed] Vampire in the music video "Heart" by Pet Shop Boys[98] The man who's "falling out of reach" in the music video "Falling Out of Reach" by Guillemots[99] Appears on the Scissor Sisters
Scissor Sisters
track "Invisible Light" from their 2010 album "Night Work", reciting a passage regarding the "Invisible Light" of the title.[100] Appeared as himself alongside George Ezra
George Ezra
in the latter's music video for "Listen to the Man". Whilst Ezra is singing his song, McKellen joins in and lip-syncs Ezra's voice.[101]

Audiobooks[edit]

Audiobook narrator of Michelle Paver's series Wolf Brother,[102] Spirit Walker,[103] Soul Eater,[104] Outcast,[105] Oath Breaker,[106] and Ghost Hunter,[107] as well as a version of Homer's Odyssey.[108]

References[edit] Notes

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Ian McKellen
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Awards for Ian McKellen

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Annie Award for Voice Acting in a Feature Production

Hank Azaria/Ming-Na (1998) Eli Marienthal
Eli Marienthal
(1999) Tim Allen/ Joan Cusack
Joan Cusack
(2000) Eddie Murphy/ Eartha Kitt
Eartha Kitt
(2001) Daveigh Chase
Daveigh Chase
(2002) Ellen DeGeneres
Ellen DeGeneres
(2003) Brad Bird
Brad Bird
(2004) Peter Sallis
Peter Sallis
(2005) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(2006) Ian Holm
Ian Holm
(2007) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(2008) Jennifer Cody (2009) Jay Baruchel
Jay Baruchel
(2010) Bill Nighy
Bill Nighy
(2011) Alan Tudyk
Alan Tudyk
(2012) Josh Gad
Josh Gad
(2013) Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
(2014) Phyllis Smith
Phyllis Smith
(2015) Jason Bateman/ Auliʻi Cravalho
Auliʻi Cravalho
(2016) Anthony Gonzalez (2017)

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BIFA Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a British Independent Film

Ray Winstone
Ray Winstone
(1998) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1999) Daniel Craig
Daniel Craig
(2000) Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
(2001) James Nesbitt
James Nesbitt
(2002) Chiwetel Ejiofor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
(2003) Phil Davis (2004) Ralph Fiennes
Ralph Fiennes
(2005) Tony Curran
Tony Curran
(2006) Viggo Mortensen
Viggo Mortensen
(2007) Michael Fassbender
Michael Fassbender
(2008) Tom Hardy
Tom Hardy
(2009) Colin Firth
Colin Firth
(2010) Michael Fassbender
Michael Fassbender
(2011) Toby Jones
Toby Jones
(2012) James McAvoy
James McAvoy
(2013) Brendan Gleeson
Brendan Gleeson
(2014) Tom Hardy
Tom Hardy
(2015) Dave Johns (2016) Josh O'Connor
Josh O'Connor
(2017)

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Critics' Choice Movie Award
Critics' Choice Movie Award
for Best Actor

Kevin Bacon
Kevin Bacon
(1995) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(1996) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1997) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1998) Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe
(1999) Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe
(2000) Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe
(2001) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
/ Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(2002) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(2003) Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx
(2004) Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
(2005) Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker
(2006) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2007) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(2008) Jeff Bridges
Jeff Bridges
(2009) Colin Firth
Colin Firth
(2010) George Clooney
George Clooney
(2011) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2012) Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey
(2013) Michael Keaton
Michael Keaton
(2014) Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
(2015) Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck
(2016) Gary Oldman
Gary Oldman
(2017)

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Critics' Choice Movie Award
Critics' Choice Movie Award
for Best Acting Ensemble

2000s

2001

Gosford Park Eileen Atkins, Bob Balaban, Alan Bates, Charles Dance, Stephen Fry, Michael Gambon, Richard E. Grant, Tom Hollander, Derek Jacobi, Kelly Macdonald, Helen Mirren, Jeremy Northam, Clive Owen, Ryan Phillippe, Maggie Smith, Geraldine Somerville, Kristin Scott Thomas, Sophie Thompson, Emily Watson, James Wilby

2002

Chicago Christine Baranski, Ekaterina Shchelkanova, Taye Diggs, Denise Faye, Colm Feore, Richard Gere, Deidre Goodwin, Queen Latifah, Lucy Liu, Susan Misner, Mýa, John C. Reilly, Dominic West, Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones

2003

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Sean Astin, Sean Bean, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Billy Boyd, Bernard Hill, Ian Holm, Ian McKellen, Dominic Monaghan, Viggo Mortensen, John Noble, Miranda Otto, John Rhys-Davies, Andy Serkis, Liv Tyler, Karl Urban, Hugo Weaving, David Wenham, Elijah Wood

2004

Sideways Thomas Haden Church, Paul Giamatti, Virginia Madsen, Sandra Oh

2005

Crash Christopher "Ludacris" Bridges, Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon, Jennifer Esposito, William Fichtner, Brendan Fraser, Terrence Howard, Thandie Newton, Ryan Phillippe, Larenz Tate

2006

Little Miss Sunshine Alan Arkin, Abigail Breslin, Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Paul Dano, Greg Kinnear

2007

Hairspray Nikki Blonsky, Amanda Bynes, Paul Dooley, Zac Efron, Allison Janney, Elijah Kelley, Queen Latifah, James Marsden, Michelle Pfeiffer, Brittany Snow, Jerry Stiller, John Travolta, Christopher Walken

2008

Milk Josh Brolin, Joseph Cross, James Franco, Victor Garber, Emile Hirsch, Diego Luna, Denis O'Hare, Sean Penn, Alison Pill

2009

Inglourious Basterds Daniel Brühl, August Diehl, Julie Dreyfus, Michael Fassbender, Sylvester Groth, Jacky Ido, Diane Kruger, Mélanie Laurent, Denis Ménochet, Mike Myers, Brad Pitt, Eli Roth, Til Schweiger, Rod Taylor, Christoph Waltz, Martin Wuttke

2010s

2010

The Fighter Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Melissa Leo, Jack McGee, Mark Wahlberg

2011

The Help Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Allison Janney, Chris Lowell, Ahna O'Reilly, Sissy Spacek, Octavia Spencer, Mary Steenburgen, Emma Stone, Cicely Tyson, Mike Vogel

2012

Silver Linings Playbook Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Anupam Kher, Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Tucker, Jacki Weaver

2013

American Hustle Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Louis C.K., Bradley Cooper, Jack Huston, Jennifer Lawrence, Alessandro Nivola, Michael Peña, Jeremy Renner, Elisabeth Röhm, Shea Whigham

2014

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Zach Galifianakis, Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts

2015

Spotlight Billy Crudup, Brian d'Arcy James, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery, Stanley Tucci

2016

Moonlight Mahershala Ali, Patrick Decile, Alex R. Hibbert, Naomie Harris, André Holland, Jharrel Jerome, Janelle Monáe, Jaden Piner, Trevante Rhodes, Ashton Sanders

2017

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Abbie Cornish, Peter Dinklage, Woody Harrelson, John Hawkes, Lucas Hedges, Željko Ivanek, Caleb Landry Jones, Frances McDormand, Clarke Peters, Sam Rockwell, Samara Weaving

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Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Solo Performance

Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1984) Whoopi Goldberg
Whoopi Goldberg
(1985) Eric Bogosian
Eric Bogosian
(1986) Barbara Cook
Barbara Cook
(1987) — (1988) — (1989) Robert Morse
Robert Morse
(1990) Eileen Atkins (1991) Patrick Stewart
Patrick Stewart
(1992) Anna Deavere Smith
Anna Deavere Smith
(1993) Anna Deavere Smith
Anna Deavere Smith
(1994) James Lecesne
James Lecesne
(1995) Mary Louise Wilson (1996) Fiona Shaw
Fiona Shaw
(1997) John Leguizamo
John Leguizamo
(1998) David Hare (1999) Dame Edna Everage
Dame Edna Everage
(2000) Pamela Gien (2001) Elaine Stritch
Elaine Stritch
(2002) Tovah Feldshuh
Tovah Feldshuh
(2003) Jefferson Mays
Jefferson Mays
(2004) Billy Crystal
Billy Crystal
(2005) Antony Sher (2006) Vanessa Redgrave
Vanessa Redgrave
(2007) Laurence Fishburne
Laurence Fishburne
(2008) Lorenzo Pisoni (2009) Jim Brochu
Jim Brochu
(2010) John Leguizamo
John Leguizamo
(2011) Cillian Murphy
Cillian Murphy
(2012) Michael Urie
Michael Urie
(2013) John Douglas Thompson (2014) Benjamin Scheuer (2015) Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
(2016) Ed Dixon (2017)

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Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play

Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1975) John Wood (1976) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(1977) Barnard Hughes
Barnard Hughes
(1978) Philip Anglim (1979) John Rubinstein
John Rubinstein
(1980) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1981) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(1982) Harvey Fierstein
Harvey Fierstein
(1983) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1984) John Lithgow
John Lithgow
(1985) Ed Harris
Ed Harris
(1986) James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones
(1987) Ron Silver
Ron Silver
(1988) Philip Bosco (1989) Nathan Lane
Nathan Lane
(1990) Ron Rifkin
Ron Rifkin
(1991) Brian Bedford
Brian Bedford
(1992) Ron Leibman (1993) Brian Bedford
Brian Bedford
(1994) Ralph Fiennes
Ralph Fiennes
(1995) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(1996) David Morse / Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(1997) Anthony LaPaglia
Anthony LaPaglia
(1998) Brian Dennehy
Brian Dennehy
(1999) Stephen Dillane
Stephen Dillane
(2000) Richard Easton (2001) Alan Bates
Alan Bates
(2002) Eddie Izzard
Eddie Izzard
(2003) Kevin Kline
Kevin Kline
(2004) Brían F. O'Byrne (2005) Richard Griffiths
Richard Griffiths
(2006) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(2007) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2008) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(2009) Liev Schreiber
Liev Schreiber
(2010) Bobby Cannavale
Bobby Cannavale
(2011) James Corden
James Corden
(2012) Tracy Letts
Tracy Letts
(2013) Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
(2014) Alex Sharp
Alex Sharp
(2015) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(2016) Kevin Kline
Kevin Kline
(2017)

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Drama League's Distinguished Performance Award

Katharine Cornell
Katharine Cornell
(1935) Helen Hayes
Helen Hayes
(1936) Maurice Evans (1937) Cedric Hardwicke
Cedric Hardwicke
(1938) Raymond Massey
Raymond Massey
(1939) Paul Muni
Paul Muni
(1940) Paul Lukas
Paul Lukas
(1941) Judith Evelyn
Judith Evelyn
(1942) Alfred Lunt
Alfred Lunt
(1943) Lynn Fontanne
Lynn Fontanne
(1944) Mady Christians
Mady Christians
(1945) Louis Calhern
Louis Calhern
(1946) Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
(1947) Judith Anderson
Judith Anderson
(1948) Robert Morley
Robert Morley
(1949) Grace George
Grace George
(1950) Claude Rains
Claude Rains
(1951) Julie Harris (1952) Shirley Booth
Shirley Booth
(1953) Josephine Hull (1954) Viveca Lindfors
Viveca Lindfors
(1955) David Wayne
David Wayne
(1956) Eli Wallach
Eli Wallach
(1957) Ralph Bellamy
Ralph Bellamy
(1958) Cyril Ritchard
Cyril Ritchard
(1959) Jessica Tandy
Jessica Tandy
(1960) Hume Cronyn
Hume Cronyn
(1961) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
(1962) Charles Boyer
Charles Boyer
(1963) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1964) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
(1965) Richard Kiley
Richard Kiley
(1966) Rosemary Harris
Rosemary Harris
(1967) Zoe Caldwell (1968) Alec McCowen
Alec McCowen
(1969) James Stewart
James Stewart
(1970) Anthony Quayle
Anthony Quayle
(1971) Eileen Atkins / Claire Bloom
Claire Bloom
(1972) Alan Bates
Alan Bates
(1973) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(1974) John Wood (1975) Eva Le Gallienne
Eva Le Gallienne
(1976) Tom Courtenay
Tom Courtenay
(1977) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(1978) Frances Sternhagen
Frances Sternhagen
(1979) Roy Scheider
Roy Scheider
(1980) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1981) Milo O'Shea
Milo O'Shea
(1982) Edward Herrmann
Edward Herrmann
/ Kate Nelligan (1983) Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
(1984) Derek Jacobi
Derek Jacobi
(1985) Bernadette Peters
Bernadette Peters
(1986) James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones
(1987) John Lithgow
John Lithgow
(1988) Pauline Collins
Pauline Collins
(1989) Robert Morse
Robert Morse
(1990) Stockard Channing
Stockard Channing
(1991) Glenn Close
Glenn Close
(1992) Stephen Rea
Stephen Rea
(1993) Sam Waterston
Sam Waterston
(1994) Cherry Jones
Cherry Jones
(1995) Uta Hagen
Uta Hagen
(1996) Charles Durning
Charles Durning
/ Bebe Neuwirth
Bebe Neuwirth
(1997) Brian Stokes Mitchell
Brian Stokes Mitchell
(1998) Kathleen Chalfant (1999) Eileen Heckart (2000) Mary-Louise Parker
Mary-Louise Parker
/ Gary Sinise
Gary Sinise
(2001) Liam Neeson
Liam Neeson
(2002) Harvey Fierstein
Harvey Fierstein
(2003) Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman
(2004) Norbert Leo Butz
Norbert Leo Butz
(2005) Christine Ebersole
Christine Ebersole
(2006) Liev Schreiber
Liev Schreiber
(2007) Patti LuPone
Patti LuPone
(2008) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(2009) Alfred Molina
Alfred Molina
(2010) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2011) Audra McDonald
Audra McDonald
(2012) Nathan Lane
Nathan Lane
(2013) Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris
(2014) Chita Rivera
Chita Rivera
(2015) Lin-Manuel Miranda
Lin-Manuel Miranda
(2016) Ben Platt (2017)

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European Film Award for Best Actor

Max von Sydow
Max von Sydow
(1988) Philippe Noiret
Philippe Noiret
(1989) Kenneth Branagh
Kenneth Branagh
(1990) Michel Bouquet
Michel Bouquet
(1991) Matti Pellonpää
Matti Pellonpää
(1992) Daniel Auteuil
Daniel Auteuil
(1993) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1996) Bob Hoskins
Bob Hoskins
(1997) Roberto Benigni
Roberto Benigni
(1998) Ralph Fiennes
Ralph Fiennes
(1999) Sergi López (2000) Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
(2001) Sergio Castellitto
Sergio Castellitto
(2002) Daniel Brühl
Daniel Brühl
(2003) Javier Bardem
Javier Bardem
(2004) Daniel Auteuil
Daniel Auteuil
(2005) Ulrich Mühe
Ulrich Mühe
(2006) Sasson Gabai
Sasson Gabai
(2007) Toni Servillo
Toni Servillo
(2008) Tahar Rahim
Tahar Rahim
(2009) Ewan McGregor
Ewan McGregor
(2010) Colin Firth
Colin Firth
(2011) Jean-Louis Trintignant
Jean-Louis Trintignant
(2012) Toni Servillo
Toni Servillo
(2013) Timothy Spall
Timothy Spall
(2014) Michael Caine
Michael Caine
(2015) Peter Simonischek
Peter Simonischek
(2016) Claes Bang
Claes Bang
(2017)

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Evening Standard
Evening Standard
Theatre Award for Best Actor

1955-1959

Richard Burton
Richard Burton
(1955) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
(1956) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1957) Michael Redgrave
Michael Redgrave
(1958) Eric Porter (1959)

1960-1969

Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1960) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(1961) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
(1962) Michael Redgrave
Michael Redgrave
(1963) Nicol Williamson
Nicol Williamson
(1964) Ian Holm
Ian Holm
(1965) Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(1966) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1967) Alec McCowen
Alec McCowen
(1968) Nicol Williamson
Nicol Williamson
(1969)

1970–1979

John Gielgud
John Gielgud
(1970) Alan Bates
Alan Bates
(1971) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1972) Alec McCowen
Alec McCowen
(1973) John Wood (1974) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
(1975) Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(1976) Donald Sinden
Donald Sinden
(1977) Alan Howard (1978) Warren Mitchell
Warren Mitchell
(1979)

1980–1989

Tom Courtenay
Tom Courtenay
(1980) Alan Howard (1981) Alec McCowen
Alec McCowen
(1982) Derek Jacobi
Derek Jacobi
(1983) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1984) Antony Sher (1985) Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(1986) Michael Gambon
Michael Gambon
(1987) Eric Porter (1988) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1989)

1990–1999

Richard Harris
Richard Harris
(1990) John Wood (1991) Nigel Hawthorne (1992) Ian Holm
Ian Holm
(1993) Tom Courtenay
Tom Courtenay
(1994) Michael Gambon
Michael Gambon
(1995) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
(1996) Ian Holm
Ian Holm
(1997) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(1998) Stephen Dillane
Stephen Dillane
(1999)

2000–2009

Simon Russell Beale
Simon Russell Beale
(2000) Alex Jennings (2001) Simon Russell Beale
Simon Russell Beale
(2002) Michael Sheen
Michael Sheen
(2003) Richard Griffiths
Richard Griffiths
(2004) Simon Russell Beale
Simon Russell Beale
(2005) Rufus Sewell
Rufus Sewell
(2006) Patrick Stewart
Patrick Stewart
(2007) Chiwetel Ejiofor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
(2008) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2009)

2010–9999

Rory Kinnear
Rory Kinnear
(2010) Benedict Cumberbatch
Benedict Cumberbatch
and Jonny Lee Miller
Jonny Lee Miller
(2011) Simon Russell Beale
Simon Russell Beale
(2012) Adrian Lester and Rory Kinnear
Rory Kinnear
(2013) Tom Hiddleston
Tom Hiddleston
(2014) James McAvoy
James McAvoy
(2015) Ralph Fiennes
Ralph Fiennes
(2016) Andrew Garfield
Andrew Garfield
(2017)

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Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries
Miniseries
or Television Film

James Brolin
James Brolin
(1970) Edward Asner (1971) James Brolin
James Brolin
(1972) McLean Stevenson
McLean Stevenson
(1973) Harvey Korman
Harvey Korman
(1974) Edward Asner/ Tim Conway
Tim Conway
(1975) Edward Asner (1976) Norman Fell
Norman Fell
(1978) Danny DeVito/ Vic Tayback
Vic Tayback
(1979) Pat Harrington Jr./ Vic Tayback
Vic Tayback
(1980) John Hillerman
John Hillerman
(1981) Lionel Stander
Lionel Stander
(1982) Richard Kiley
Richard Kiley
(1983) Paul Le Mat (1984) Edward James Olmos
Edward James Olmos
(1985) Jan Niklas (1986) Rutger Hauer
Rutger Hauer
(1987) Barry Bostwick/ John Gielgud
John Gielgud
(1988) Dean Stockwell
Dean Stockwell
(1989) Charles Durning
Charles Durning
(1990) Louis Gossett, Jr.
Louis Gossett, Jr.
(1991) Maximilian Schell
Maximilian Schell
(1992) Beau Bridges
Beau Bridges
(1993) Edward James Olmos
Edward James Olmos
(1994) Donald Sutherland
Donald Sutherland
(1995) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1996) George C. Scott
George C. Scott
(1997) Don Cheadle/ Gregory Peck
Gregory Peck
(1998) Peter Fonda
Peter Fonda
(1999) Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr.
(2000) Stanley Tucci
Stanley Tucci
(2001) Donald Sutherland
Donald Sutherland
(2002) Jeffrey Wright
Jeffrey Wright
(2003) William Shatner
William Shatner
(2004) Paul Newman
Paul Newman
(2005) Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
(2006) Jeremy Piven
Jeremy Piven
(2007) Tom Wilkinson
Tom Wilkinson
(2008) John Lithgow
John Lithgow
(2009) Chris Colfer
Chris Colfer
(2010) Peter Dinklage
Peter Dinklage
(2011) Ed Harris
Ed Harris
(2012) Jon Voight
Jon Voight
(2013) Matt Bomer
Matt Bomer
(2014) Christian Slater
Christian Slater
(2015) Hugh Laurie
Hugh Laurie
(2016) Alexander Skarsgård
Alexander Skarsgård
(2017)

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Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead

M. Emmet Walsh
M. Emmet Walsh
(1985) James Woods
James Woods
(1986) Dennis Quaid
Dennis Quaid
(1987) Edward James Olmos
Edward James Olmos
(1988) Matt Dillon
Matt Dillon
(1989) Danny Glover
Danny Glover
(1990) River Phoenix
River Phoenix
(1991) Harvey Keitel
Harvey Keitel
(1992) Jeff Bridges
Jeff Bridges
(1993) Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson
(1994) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(1995) William H. Macy
William H. Macy
(1996) Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall
(1997) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1998) Richard Farnsworth
Richard Farnsworth
(1999) Javier Bardem
Javier Bardem
(2000) Tom Wilkinson
Tom Wilkinson
(2001) Derek Luke (2002) Bill Murray
Bill Murray
(2003) Paul Giamatti
Paul Giamatti
(2004) Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
(2005) Ryan Gosling
Ryan Gosling
(2006) Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
(2007) Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke
(2008) Jeff Bridges
Jeff Bridges
(2009) James Franco
James Franco
(2010) Jean Dujardin
Jean Dujardin
(2011) John Hawkes (2012) Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey
(2013) Michael Keaton
Michael Keaton
(2014) Abraham Attah
Abraham Attah
(2015) Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck
(2016) Timothée Chalamet
Timothée Chalamet
(2017)

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Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor

Antony Sher (1985) Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(1986) Michael Gambon
Michael Gambon
(1987) Oliver Ford Davies
Oliver Ford Davies
(1989/1990) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1991) Nigel Hawthorne (1992) Robert Stephens
Robert Stephens
(1993) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(1994) David Bamber (1995) Alex Jennings (1996) Antony Sher (1997) Ian Holm
Ian Holm
(1998) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(1999) Henry Goodman
Henry Goodman
(2000) Conleth Hill
Conleth Hill
(2001) Roger Allam
Roger Allam
(2002) Simon Russell Beale
Simon Russell Beale
(2003) Matthew Kelly (2004) Richard Griffiths
Richard Griffiths
(2005) Brian Dennehy
Brian Dennehy
(2006) Rufus Sewell
Rufus Sewell
(2007) Chiwetel Ejiofor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
(2008) Derek Jacobi
Derek Jacobi
(2009) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2010) Roger Allam
Roger Allam
(2011) Benedict Cumberbatch
Benedict Cumberbatch
and Jonny Lee Miller
Jonny Lee Miller
(2012) Luke Treadaway (2013) Rory Kinnear
Rory Kinnear
(2014) Mark Strong
Mark Strong
(2015) Kenneth Cranham (2016) Jamie Parker (2017)

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Laurence Olivier Award for Actor of the Year in a New Play

Paul Copley (1976) Michael Bryant (1977) Tom Conti
Tom Conti
(1978) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1979) Roger Rees
Roger Rees
(1980) Trevor Eve
Trevor Eve
(1981) Ian McDiarmid
Ian McDiarmid
(1982) Jack Shepherd (1983) Brian Cox (1984) David Haig (1988)

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Laurence Olivier Award for Actor of the Year in a Revival

Alan Howard (1976) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1977) Alan Howard (1978) Warren Mitchell
Warren Mitchell
(1979) Jonathan Pryce
Jonathan Pryce
(1980) Daniel Massey (1981) Stephen Moore (1982) Derek Jacobi
Derek Jacobi
(1983) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1984) Brian Cox (1988)

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Laurence Olivier Award for Best Comedy Performance

Penelope Keith (1976) Denis Quilley
Denis Quilley
(1977) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1978) Barry Humphries
Barry Humphries
(1979) Beryl Reid
Beryl Reid
(1980) Rowan Atkinson
Rowan Atkinson
(1981) Geoffrey Hutchings
Geoffrey Hutchings
(1982) Griff Rhys Jones
Griff Rhys Jones
(1983) Maureen Lipman (1984) Michael Gambon
Michael Gambon
(1985) Bill Fraser
Bill Fraser
(1986) John Woodvine (1987) Alex Jennings (1988) Michael Gambon
Michael Gambon
(1989/1990) Alan Cumming
Alan Cumming
(1991) Desmond Barrit (1992) Simon Cadell (1993) Griff Rhys Jones
Griff Rhys Jones
(1994) Niall Buggy (1995)

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London
London
Film Critics' Circle Award for British Actor of the Year

Alan Rickman
Alan Rickman
(1991) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(1992) David Thewlis
David Thewlis
(1993) Ralph Fiennes
Ralph Fiennes
(1994) Nigel Hawthorne (1995) Ewan McGregor
Ewan McGregor
/ Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1996) Robert Carlyle
Robert Carlyle
(1997) Brendan Gleeson
Brendan Gleeson
(1998) Jeremy Northam
Jeremy Northam
(1999) Jim Broadbent
Jim Broadbent
(2000) Paul Bettany
Paul Bettany
(2001) Hugh Grant
Hugh Grant
(2002) Paul Bettany
Paul Bettany
(2003) Daniel Craig
Daniel Craig
(2004) Ralph Fiennes
Ralph Fiennes
(2005) Toby Jones
Toby Jones
(2006) James McAvoy
James McAvoy
(2007) Michael Fassbender
Michael Fassbender
(2008) Colin Firth
Colin Firth
(2009) Christian Bale
Christian Bale
(2010) Michael Fassbender
Michael Fassbender
(2011) Toby Jones
Toby Jones
(2012) James McAvoy
James McAvoy
(2013) Timothy Spall
Timothy Spall
(2014) Tom Hardy
Tom Hardy
(2015) Andrew Garfield
Andrew Garfield
(2016) Daniel Kaluuya
Daniel Kaluuya
(2017)

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Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor

Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(1975) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(1976) Richard Dreyfuss
Richard Dreyfuss
(1977) Jon Voight
Jon Voight
(1978) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1979) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(1980) Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster
(1981) Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
(1982) Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall
(1983) F. Murray Abraham
F. Murray Abraham
/ Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(1984) William Hurt
William Hurt
(1985) Bob Hoskins
Bob Hoskins
(1986) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
/ Steve Martin
Steve Martin
(1987) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(1988) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(1989) Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
(1990) Nick Nolte
Nick Nolte
(1991) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(1992) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1993) John Travolta
John Travolta
(1994) Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage
(1995) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(1996) Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall
(1997) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1998) Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe
(1999) Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas
(2000) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(2001) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
/ Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(2002) Bill Murray
Bill Murray
(2003) Liam Neeson
Liam Neeson
(2004) Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
(2005) Sacha Baron Cohen
Sacha Baron Cohen
/ Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker
(2006) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2007) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(2008) Jeff Bridges
Jeff Bridges
(2009) Colin Firth
Colin Firth
(2010) Michael Fassbender
Michael Fassbender
(2011) Joaquin Phoenix
Joaquin Phoenix
(2012) Bruce Dern
Bruce Dern
(2013) Tom Hardy
Tom Hardy
(2014) Michael Fassbender
Michael Fassbender
(2015) Adam Driver
Adam Driver
(2016) Timothée Chalamet
Timothée Chalamet
(2017)

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National Board of Review Award for Best Actor

Ray Milland
Ray Milland
(1945) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1946) Michael Redgrave
Michael Redgrave
(1947) Walter Huston
Walter Huston
(1948) Ralph Richardson
Ralph Richardson
(1949) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1950) Richard Basehart
Richard Basehart
(1951) Ralph Richardson
Ralph Richardson
(1952) James Mason
James Mason
(1953) Bing Crosby
Bing Crosby
(1954) Ernest Borgnine
Ernest Borgnine
(1955) Yul Brynner
Yul Brynner
(1956) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1957) Spencer Tracy
Spencer Tracy
(1958) Victor Sjöström
Victor Sjöström
(1959) Robert Mitchum
Robert Mitchum
(1960) Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(1961) Jason Robards
Jason Robards
(1962) Rex Harrison
Rex Harrison
(1963) Anthony Quinn
Anthony Quinn
(1964) Lee Marvin
Lee Marvin
(1965) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
(1966) Peter Finch
Peter Finch
(1967) Cliff Robertson
Cliff Robertson
(1968) Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole
(1969) George C. Scott
George C. Scott
(1970) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1971) Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole
(1972) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
/ Robert Ryan
Robert Ryan
(1973) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1974) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1975) David Carradine
David Carradine
(1976) John Travolta
John Travolta
(1977) Jon Voight
Jon Voight
/ Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1978) Peter Sellers
Peter Sellers
(1979) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(1980) Henry Fonda
Henry Fonda
(1981) Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
(1982) Tom Conti
Tom Conti
(1983) Victor Banerjee
Victor Banerjee
(1984) William Hurt
William Hurt
/ Raúl Juliá
Raúl Juliá
(1985) Paul Newman
Paul Newman
(1986) Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas
(1987) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1988) Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman
(1989) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
/ Robin Williams
Robin Williams
(1990) Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
(1991) Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(1992) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1993) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(1994) Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage
(1995) Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise
(1996) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1997) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1998) Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe
(1999) Javier Bardem
Javier Bardem
(2000) Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton
(2001) Campbell Scott
Campbell Scott
(2002) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(2003) Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx
(2004) Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
(2005) Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker
(2006) George Clooney
George Clooney
(2007) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(2008) George Clooney
George Clooney
/ Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman
(2009) Jesse Eisenberg
Jesse Eisenberg
(2010) George Clooney
George Clooney
(2011) Bradley Cooper
Bradley Cooper
(2012) Bruce Dern
Bruce Dern
(2013) Michael Keaton
Michael Keaton
/ Oscar Isaac
Oscar Isaac
(2014) Matt Damon
Matt Damon
(2015) Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck
(2016) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(2017)

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Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor

Marty Feldman
Marty Feldman
(1974/75) Jay Robinson
Jay Robinson
(1976) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1977) Burgess Meredith
Burgess Meredith
(1978) Arte Johnson
Arte Johnson
(1979) Scatman Crothers
Scatman Crothers
(1980) Burgess Meredith
Burgess Meredith
(1981) Richard Lynch
Richard Lynch
(1982) John Lithgow
John Lithgow
(1983) Tracey Walter
Tracey Walter
(1984) Roddy McDowall
Roddy McDowall
(1985) Bill Paxton
Bill Paxton
(1986) Richard Dawson
Richard Dawson
(1987) Robert Loggia
Robert Loggia
(1988) Thomas F. Wilson
Thomas F. Wilson
(1989/90) William Sadler (1991) Robin Williams
Robin Williams
(1992) Lance Henriksen
Lance Henriksen
(1993) Gary Sinise
Gary Sinise
(1994) Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt
(1995) Brent Spiner
Brent Spiner
(1996) Vincent D'Onofrio
Vincent D'Onofrio
(1997) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1998) Michael Clarke Duncan
Michael Clarke Duncan
(1999) Willem Dafoe
Willem Dafoe
(2000) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(2001) Andy Serkis
Andy Serkis
(2002) Sean Astin
Sean Astin
(2003) David Carradine
David Carradine
(2004) Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke
(2005) Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck
(2006) Javier Bardem
Javier Bardem
(2007) Heath Ledger
Heath Ledger
(2008) Stephen Lang
Stephen Lang
(2009) Andrew Garfield
Andrew Garfield
(2010) Andy Serkis
Andy Serkis
(2011) Clark Gregg
Clark Gregg
(2012) Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
(2013) Richard Armitage (2014) Adam Driver
Adam Driver
(2015) John Goodman
John Goodman
(2016)

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Screen Actors Guild Award
Screen Actors Guild Award
for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

2001

Gosford Park Eileen Atkins, Bob Balaban, Alan Bates, Charles Dance, Stephen Fry, Michael Gambon, Richard E. Grant, Tom Hollander, Derek Jacobi, Kelly Macdonald, Helen Mirren, Jeremy Northam, Clive Owen, Ryan Phillippe, Maggie Smith, Geraldine Somerville, Kristin Scott Thomas, Sophie Thompson, Emily Watson, James Wilby

2002

Chicago Christine Baranski, Ekaterina Shchelkanova, Taye Diggs, Denise Faye, Colm Feore, Richard Gere, Deidre Goodwin, Queen Latifah, Lucy Liu, Susan Misner, Mýa, John C. Reilly, Dominic West, Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones

2003

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Sean Astin, Sean Bean, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Billy Boyd, Bernard Hill, Ian Holm, Ian McKellen, Dominic Monaghan, Viggo Mortensen, John Noble, Miranda Otto, John Rhys-Davies, Andy Serkis, Liv Tyler, Karl Urban, Hugo Weaving, David Wenham, Elijah Wood

2004

Sideways Thomas Haden Church, Paul Giamatti, Virginia Madsen, Sandra Oh

2005

Crash Christopher "Ludacris" Bridges, Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon, Jennifer Esposito, William Fichtner, Brendan Fraser, Terrence Howard, Thandie Newton, Ryan Phillippe, Larenz Tate

2006

Little Miss Sunshine Alan Arkin, Abigail Breslin, Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Paul Dano, Greg Kinnear

2007

No Country for Old Men Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Garret Dillahunt, Tess Harper, Woody Harrelson, Tommy Lee Jones, Kelly Macdonald

2008

Slumdog Millionaire Rubina Ali, Tanay Chheda, Ashutosh Lobo Gajiwala, Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail, Anil Kapoor, Irrfan Khan, Ayush Mahesh Khedekar, Tanvi Ganesh Lonkar, Madhur Mittal, Dev Patel, Freida Pinto

2009

Inglourious Basterds Daniel Brühl, August Diehl, Julie Dreyfus, Michael Fassbender, Sylvester Groth, Jacky Ido, Diane Kruger, Mélanie Laurent, Denis Ménochet, Mike Myers, Brad Pitt, Eli Roth, Til Schweiger, Rod Taylor, Christoph Waltz, Martin Wuttke

2010

The King's Speech Anthony Andrews, Helena Bonham Carter, Jennifer Ehle, Colin Firth, Michael Gambon, Derek Jacobi, Guy Pearce, Geoffrey Rush, Timothy Spall

Complete list (1995–2000) (2001–2010) (2011–2020)

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

Martin Landau
Martin Landau
(1994) Ed Harris
Ed Harris
(1995) Cuba Gooding Jr.
Cuba Gooding Jr.
(1996) Robin Williams
Robin Williams
(1997) Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall
(1998) Michael Caine
Michael Caine
(1999) Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(2000) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(2001) Christopher Walken
Christopher Walken
(2002) Tim Robbins
Tim Robbins
(2003) Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman
(2004) Paul Giamatti
Paul Giamatti
(2005) Eddie Murphy
Eddie Murphy
(2006) Javier Bardem
Javier Bardem
(2007) Heath Ledger
Heath Ledger
(2008) Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz
(2009) Christian Bale
Christian Bale
(2010) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(2011) Tommy Lee Jones
Tommy Lee Jones
(2012) Jared Leto
Jared Leto
(2013) J. K. Simmons
J. K. Simmons
(2014) Idris Elba
Idris Elba
(2015) Mahershala Ali
Mahershala Ali
(2016) Sam Rockwell
Sam Rockwell
(2017)

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Society of London
London
Theatre Special
Special
Award

Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1979) Ralph Richardson
Ralph Richardson
(1980) Charles Wintour (1982) Joan Littlewood
Joan Littlewood
(1983) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
(1985) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1988) Peggy Ashcroft
Peggy Ashcroft
(1991) Ninette de Valois
Ninette de Valois
(1992) Kenneth MacMillan (1993) Sam Wanamaker
Sam Wanamaker
(1994) Harold Pinter
Harold Pinter
(1996) Margaret Harris (1997) Ed Mirvish
Ed Mirvish
/ David Mirvish (1998) Peter Hall (1999) Rupert Rhymes (2002) Sam Mendes
Sam Mendes
(2003) Judi Dench
Judi Dench
(2004) Alan Bennett
Alan Bennett
(2005) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(2006) John Tomlinson (2007) Andrew Lloyd Webber
Andrew Lloyd Webber
(2008) Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn
(2009) Maggie Smith
Maggie Smith
(2010) Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(2011) Monica Mason
Monica Mason
/ Tim Rice
Tim Rice
(2012) Michael Frayn / Gillian Lynne
Gillian Lynne
(2013) Nicholas Hytner & Nick Starr / Michael White (2014) Sylvie Guillem
Sylvie Guillem
/ Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(2015) Kenneth Branagh
Kenneth Branagh
(2017)

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Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play

José Ferrer
José Ferrer
/ Fredric March
Fredric March
(1947) Henry Fonda
Henry Fonda
/ Paul Kelly / Basil Rathbone
Basil Rathbone
(1948) Rex Harrison
Rex Harrison
(1949) Sidney Blackmer
Sidney Blackmer
(1950) Claude Rains
Claude Rains
(1951) José Ferrer
José Ferrer
(1952) Tom Ewell
Tom Ewell
(1953) David Wayne
David Wayne
(1954) Alfred Lunt
Alfred Lunt
(1955) Paul Muni
Paul Muni
(1956) Fredric March
Fredric March
(1957) Ralph Bellamy
Ralph Bellamy
(1958) Jason Robards, Jr. (1959) Melvyn Douglas
Melvyn Douglas
(1960) Zero Mostel
Zero Mostel
(1961) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
(1962) Arthur Hill (1963) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1964) Walter Matthau
Walter Matthau
(1965) Hal Holbrook
Hal Holbrook
(1966) Paul Rogers (1967) Martin Balsam
Martin Balsam
(1968) James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones
(1969) Fritz Weaver
Fritz Weaver
(1970) Brian Bedford
Brian Bedford
(1971) Cliff Gorman (1972) Alan Bates
Alan Bates
(1973) Michael Moriarty (1974) John Kani
John Kani
and Winston Ntshona (1975) John Wood (1976) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(1977) Barnard Hughes
Barnard Hughes
(1978) Tom Conti
Tom Conti
(1979) John Rubinstein
John Rubinstein
(1980) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1981) Roger Rees
Roger Rees
(1982) Harvey Fierstein
Harvey Fierstein
(1983) Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
(1984) Derek Jacobi
Derek Jacobi
(1985) Judd Hirsch
Judd Hirsch
(1986) James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones
(1987) Ron Silver
Ron Silver
(1988) Philip Bosco (1989) Robert Morse
Robert Morse
(1990) Nigel Hawthorne (1991) Judd Hirsch
Judd Hirsch
(1992) Ron Leibman (1993) Stephen Spinella (1994) Ralph Fiennes
Ralph Fiennes
(1995) George Grizzard
George Grizzard
(1996) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(1997) Anthony LaPaglia
Anthony LaPaglia
(1998) Brian Dennehy
Brian Dennehy
(1999) Stephen Dillane
Stephen Dillane
(2000) Richard Easton (2001) Alan Bates
Alan Bates
(2002) Brian Dennehy
Brian Dennehy
(2003) Jefferson Mays
Jefferson Mays
(2004) Bill Irwin
Bill Irwin
(2005) Richard Griffiths
Richard Griffiths
(2006) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(2007) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2008) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(2009) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(2010) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2011) James Corden
James Corden
(2012) Tracy Letts
Tracy Letts
(2013) Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
(2014) Alex Sharp
Alex Sharp
(2015) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(2016) Kevin Kline
Kevin Kline
(2017)

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