Friday, March 9, 2012

Best Actor: 1940s

1940: Cary Grant, His Girl Friday
Oscar winner: James Stewart, The Philadelphia Story
Was he nominated?: No

1941: Humphrey Bogart, The Maltese Falcon
Oscar winner: Gary Cooper, Sergeant York
Was he nominated?: No

1942: James Cagney, Yankee Doodle Dandy
Oscar winner: James Cagney, Yankee Doodle Dandy

1943: Humphrey Bogart, Casablanca
Oscar winner: Paul Lukas, Watch on the Rhine
Was he nominated?: Yes

1944: Fred MacMurray, Double Indemnity
Oscar winner: Bing Crosby, Going My Way
Was he nominated?: No

1945: Ray Milland, The Lost Weekend
Oscar winner: Ray Milland, The Lost Weekend

1946: James Stewart, It's a Wonderful Life
Oscar winner: Fredric March, The Best Years of Our Lives
Was he nominated?: Yes

1947: Richard Attenborough, Brighton Rock
Oscar winner: Ronald Colman, A Double Life
Was he nominated?: No

1948: Laurence Olivier, Hamlet
Oscar winner: Laurence Olivier, Hamlet

1949: Toshiro Mifune, Stray Dog
Oscar winner: Broderick Crawford, All the King's Men
Was he nominated?: No

Updated: 4/10/13

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