Academy Award for Best Actor

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The Academy Award for Best Actor is an award presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).wikipedia
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Emil Jannings

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The 1st Academy Awards were held in 1929 with Emil Jannings receiving the award for his roles in The Last Command (1928) and The Way of All Flesh (1927).
He was the first Oscar recipient, honored with the Academy Award for Best Actor at the 1929 ceremony.

Spencer Tracy

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Spencer Tracy and Laurence Olivier were nominated on nine occasions, more than any other actor.
One of the major stars of Hollywood's Golden Age, Tracy won two Academy Awards for Best Actor from nine nominations, sharing the record for nominations in the category with Laurence Olivier.

Daniel Day-Lewis

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Daniel Day-Lewis has received the most awards in this category, with three wins.
He has earned numerous awards throughout his career, including three Academy Awards for Best Actor, making him the only male actor to have three wins in the Best Actor category and one of only three male actors to win three Oscars.

Peter O'Toole

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Peter O'Toole is the most nominated actor in this category without a single win.
He achieved international recognition playing T. E. Lawrence in Lawrence of Arabia (1962) for which he received his first nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor.

Adrien Brody

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At age 29, Adrien Brody became the youngest actor to win this award for The Pianist (2002).
He received widespread recognition and acclaim after starring in Roman Polanski's The Pianist (2002), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor at age twenty-nine, making him the youngest actor to win in that category.

James Dean

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James Dean remains the only actor to have been posthumously nominated in this category on more than one occasion.
After his death in a car crash, Dean became the first actor to receive a posthumous Academy Award nomination for Best Actor, and remains the only actor to have had two posthumous acting nominations.

91st Academy Awards

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As of the 91st Academy Awards, Rami Malek is the most recent winner in this category for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody (2018).
Green Book won three awards, including Best Picture, and Bohemian Rhapsody led the ceremony with four awards, including Best Actor for Rami Malek's portrayal of Freddie Mercury.

Rami Malek

As of the 91st Academy Awards, Rami Malek is the most recent winner in this category for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody (2018).
In 2018, he portrayed Freddie Mercury in the biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, for which he received critical acclaim and won several awards, including the Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, [[Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role|Screen Actors Guild Award]], and British Academy Film Award for Best Actor.

The Last Command (1928 film)

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The 1st Academy Awards were held in 1929 with Emil Jannings receiving the award for his roles in The Last Command (1928) and The Way of All Flesh (1927).
Star Emil Jannings won the first Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performances in this film and The Way of All Flesh, the only year that multiple roles were considered.

1st Academy Awards

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The 1st Academy Awards were held in 1929 with Emil Jannings receiving the award for his roles in The Last Command (1928) and The Way of All Flesh (1927).
Emil Jannings, for example, was given the Best Actor award for his work in both The Way of All Flesh and The Last Command.

The Pianist (2002 film)

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At age 29, Adrien Brody became the youngest actor to win this award for The Pianist (2002).
At the 75th Academy Awards, The Pianist won Oscars for Best Director (Roman Polanski), Best Adapted Screenplay (Ronald Harwood), and Best Actor (Adrien Brody), and was nominated for four other awards, including the Academy Award for Best Picture.

Bohemian Rhapsody (film)

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As of the 91st Academy Awards, Rami Malek is the most recent winner in this category for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody (2018).
Bohemian Rhapsody received numerous accolades, including a leading four wins at the 91st Academy Awards for Best Actor (Malek), Best Film Editing, Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing; it was also nominated for Best Picture.

1932 in film

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Note: Prior to 1933 awards were not based on calendar years, which is how there are no Best Actor, Best Actress or Best Director awards for 1932 films.

7th Academy Awards

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Frank Capra's influential romantic comedy It Happened One Night became the first film to perform a "clean sweep" of the top five award categories: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Screenplay.

Berkeley Square (film)

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It recounts the tale of young American Peter Standish, played by Howard (nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor), who is transported back to London shortly after the American Revolution, where he meets his ancestors.