Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
|Golden Globe for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama|
|Awarded for||Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Drama|
|Presented by||Hollywood Foreign Press Association|
|Currently held by||Eddie Redmayne for The Theory of Everything (2014)|
The Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama was first awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association as a separate category in 1951. Previously, there was a single award for "Best Actor in a Motion Picture" but the splitting allowed for recognition of it and the Best Actor – Musical or Comedy.
The formal title has varied since its inception. In 2005, it was officially called: "Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama". As of 2013, the wording is "Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama".
- "†" indicates an Academy Award–winning performance.
- "‡" indicates an Academy Award–nominated performance that same year
Winners and nominees
|1943||Paul Lukas †||Kurt Muller||Watch on the Rhine|
|1944||Alexander Knox ‡||Woodrow Wilson||Wilson|
|1945||Ray Milland †||Don Birnam||The Lost Weekend|
|1946||Gregory Peck ‡||Penny Baxter||The Yearling|
|1947||Ronald Colman †||Anthony John||A Double Life|
|1948||Laurence Olivier †||Hamlet, Prince of Denmark||Hamlet|
|1949||Broderick Crawford †||Willie Stark||All the King's Men|
|Richard Todd ‡||Cpl. Lachlan 'Lachie' MacLachlan||The Hasty Heart|
- Academy Award for Best Actor
- BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
- Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
- Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
- Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
- List of actors who won the Academy, BAFTA, Golden Globe, SAG, and Critic's Choice Award for a single performance