Empire Award for Best Actor

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The Empire Award for Best Actor is one of the Empire Awards presented annually by Empire magazine to actors working in the motion picture industry. The Empire Award for Best Actor is one of six ongoing awards that have been handed out since the establishment of the Empire Awards in 1996 (the others being Best Film, Best British Film, Best Actress, Best Director and Best Newcomer). The winners are chosen each year by readers of Empire magazine.

Winners and nominees[edit]

In the list below, winners are listed first in bold, followed by the other nominees. The number of the ceremony (1st, 2nd, etc.) appears in parentheses after the awards year, linked to the article (if any) on that ceremony.

1990s[edit]

Year Actor Film
1996 (1st)[1]
Nigel Hawthorne The Madness of King George
1997 (2nd)[2]
Morgan Freeman Seven
1998 (3rd)[3]
Kevin Spacey L.A. Confidential
1999 (4th)[4]
Tom Hanks Saving Private Ryan
Jeff Bridges The Big Lebowski
Jim Carrey The Truman Show
Matt Damon Good Will Hunting
Samuel L. Jackson Jackie Brown

2000s[edit]

Year Actor Film
2000 (5th)[5]
Pierce Brosnan The World Is Not Enough
2001 (6th)[6]
Russell Crowe Gladiator
George Clooney O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Jim Carrey How the Grinch Stole Christmas
John Cusack High Fidelity
Kevin Spacey American Beauty
2002 (7th)[7]
Elijah Wood The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Benicio del Toro Traffic
Billy Bob Thornton The Man Who Wasn't There
Haley Joel Osment A.I. Artificial Intelligence
Viggo Mortensen The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
2003 (8th)[8]
Tom Cruise Minority Report
Colin Farrell Minority Report
Mike Myers Austin Powers in Goldmember
Tom Hanks Road to Perdition
Viggo Mortensen The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
2004 (9th)[9]
Johnny Depp Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Daniel Day-Lewis Gangs of New York
Hugh Jackman X2
Sean Astin The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Viggo Mortensen The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
2005 (10th)[10]
Matt Damon The Bourne Supremacy
Jim Carrey Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Johnny Depp Finding Neverland
Tobey Maguire Spider-Man 2
Tom Cruise Collateral
2006 (11th)[11]
Johnny Depp Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
Andy Serkis King Kong
Christian Bale Batman Begins
Matt Dillon Crash
Viggo Mortensen A History of Violence
2007 (12th)[12]
Daniel Craig Casino Royale
Christian Bale The Prestige
Johnny Depp Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
Leonardo DiCaprio The Departed
Sacha Baron Cohen Borat
2008 (13th)[13]
James McAvoy Atonement
Daniel Radcliffe Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Gerard Butler 300
Matt Damon The Bourne Ultimatum
Simon Pegg Hot Fuzz
2009 (14th)[14]
Christian Bale The Dark Knight
Daniel Craig Quantum of Solace
Daniel Day-Lewis There Will Be Blood
Johnny Depp Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Robert Downey, Jr. Iron Man

2010s[edit]

Year Actor Film
2010 (15th)[15][16]
Christoph Waltz Inglourious Basterds
Michael Caine Harry Brown
Robert Downey, Jr. Sherlock Holmes
Robert Pattinson The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Sam Worthington Avatar
2011 (16th)[17]
Colin Firth The King's Speech
Aaron Johnson Kick-Ass
James Franco 127 Hours
Jesse Eisenberg The Social Network
Leonardo DiCaprio Inception
2012 (17th)[18]
Gary Oldman Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Daniel Craig The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Ryan Gosling Drive
Daniel Radcliffe Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
Andy Serkis Rise of the Planet of the Apes
2013 (18th)
Martin Freeman The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Christoph Waltz Django Unchained
Daniel Day-Lewis Lincoln
Daniel Craig Skyfall
Robert Downey Jr. Avengers Assemble
2014 (19th)
James McAvoy Filth
Chiwetel Ejiofor 12 Years a Slave
Leonardo DiCaprio The Wolf of Wall Street
Martin Freeman The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Tom Hanks Captain Phillips

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Past Winners - 1996". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2003. Retrieved October 14, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Past Winners - 1997". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2003. Retrieved October 14, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Past Winners - 1998". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2003. Retrieved October 14, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Past Winners - 1999". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2003. Retrieved October 14, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Past Winners - 2000". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2003. Retrieved October 14, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Empire Awards 2001". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved October 14, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Empire Awards 2002: Best Actor Award". Empire (Bauer Consumer Media) (#154): 56. April 2002. Retrieved October 14, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Best Actor". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2003. Retrieved October 14, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Best Actor". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2004. Retrieved October 11, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Best Actor". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2005. Retrieved October 14, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Best Actor". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2006. Retrieved October 14, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Best Actor". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2007. Retrieved October 14, 2011. 
  13. ^ "Best Actor". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2008. Retrieved October 14, 2011. 
  14. ^ "Best Actor". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2009. Retrieved October 14, 2011. 
  15. ^ "Best Actor". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2010. Retrieved October 14, 2011. 
  16. ^ Reynolds, Simon (February 25, 2010). "In Full: Empire Awards 2010 nominees". digitalspy.co.uk. Digital Spy. Retrieved October 21, 2011. 
  17. ^ "Best Actor". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2011. Retrieved October 14, 2011. 
  18. ^ http://www.empireonline.com/awards2012/winners/actor.asp

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