AACTA International Award for Best Actor

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Best International Actor
Country Australia
Presented by Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA)
First awarded 2012
Currently held by Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant (2015)
Official website http://www.aacta.org

The AACTA International Award for Best Actor is an award that is presented by the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA), for a performance by a male actor in a film made outside Australia. It was first handed out by the Academy after its establishment in 2011 by the Australian Film Institute (AFI).[1] The winners and nominees for 2011 were determined by a jury.[2][3] The award was presented at the inaugural AACTA International Awards in Los Angeles, on 27 January 2012.[1]

Winners and nominees[edit]

In the following table, the winner is marked in a separate colour, and highlighted in boldface; the nominees are those that are not highlighted or in boldface.[3] †- indicates performance that won The Academy Award for Best Actor ‡- indicates performance that was nominated for The Academy Award for Best Actor.


Year Actor Film Character
Jean Dujardin The Artist George Valentin
George Clooney The Descendants Matt King
Leonardo DiCaprio J. Edgar J. Edgar Hoover
Michael Fassbender Shame Brandon Sullivan
Ryan Gosling The Ides of March Stephen Meyers
Brad Pitt Moneyball Billy Beane
Daniel Day-Lewis Lincoln Abraham Lincoln
Bradley Cooper Silver Linings Playbook Patrick "Pat" Solitano, Jr.
John Hawkes The Sessions Mark O'Brien
Hugh Jackman Les Misérables Jean Valjean
Joaquin Phoenix The Master Freddie Quell
Denzel Washington Flight Captain William "Whip" Whitaker, Sr.
Chiwetel Ejiofor 12 Years a Slave Solomon Northup
Christian Bale American Hustle Irving Rosenfeld
Leonardo DiCaprio The Wolf of Wall Street Jordan Belfort
Tom Hanks Captain Phillips Captain Richard Phillips
Matthew McConaughey Dallas Buyers Club Ron Woodroof
Michael Keaton Birdman Riggan Thomson
Steve Carell Foxcatcher John du Pont
Benedict Cumberbatch The Imitation Game Alan Turing
Jake Gyllenhaal Nightcrawler Louis "Lou" Bloom
Eddie Redmayne The Theory of Everything Stephen Hawking
Leonardo DiCaprio The Revenant Hugh Glass
Steve Carell The Big Short Mark Baum
Matt Damon The Martian Mark Watney
Michael Fassbender Steve Jobs Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne The Danish Girl Lili Elbe

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "AACTA - The Academy". Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA). Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  2. ^ Maddox, Gary (1 December 2011). "And the winner is ... the AFI". Smh.com.au. Retrieved 15 January 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "AACTA International Award Nominees" (PDF). Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA). 15 January 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 June 2012. Retrieved 15 January 2012. 

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