Friday, March 2, 2012

Best Actor: 1930s

1930: Emil Jannings, The Blue Angel
Oscar winner: George Arliss, Disraeli ('29/'30)
Was he nominated?: No

1931: Charlie Chaplin, City Lights
Oscar winner: Lionel Barrymore, A Free Soul ('30/'31)
Was he nominated?: No

1932: Paul Muni, I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang
Oscar winner: Wallace Beery, The Champ, ('31/'32)
Fredric March, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (TIE)
Was he nominated?: Yes (the next year)

1933: Charles Laughton, The Private Life of Henry VIII
Oscar winner: Charles Laughton, The Private Life of Henry VIII ('32/'33)

1934: Clark Gable, It Happened One Night
Oscar winner: Clark Gable, It Happened One Night

1935: Charles Laughton, Mutiny on the Bounty
Oscar winner: Victor McLaglen, The Informer
Was he nominated?: Yes

1936: William Powell, My Man Godfrey
Oscar winner: Paul Muni, The Story of Louis Pasteur
Was he nominated?: Yes

1937: Cary Grant, The Awful Truth
Oscar winner: Spencer Tracy, Captains Courageous
Was he nominated?: No

1938: Jean Gabin, La BĂȘte Humaine
Oscar winner: Spencer Tracy, Boys Town
Was he nominated?: No

1939: James Stewart, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Oscar winner: Robert Donat, Goodbye, Mr. Chips
Was he nominated?: Yes

Updated: 9/5/14

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