Friday, March 16, 2012

Best Actor: 1950s

1950: William Holden, Sunset Blvd.
Oscar winner: Jose Ferrer, Cyrano de Bergerac
Was he nominated?: Yes

1951: Kirk Douglas, Ace in the Hole
Oscar winner: Humphrey Bogart, The African Queen
Was he nominated?: No

1952: Takashi Shimura, Ikiru
Oscar winner: Gary Cooper, High Noon
Was he nominated?: No

1953: Montgomery Clift, From Here to Eternity
Oscar winner: William Holden, Stalag 17
Was he nominated?: Yes

1954: Marlon Brando, On the Waterfront
Oscar winner: Marlon Brando, On the Waterfront

1955: Robert Mitchum, The Night of the Hunter
Oscar winner: Ernest Borgnine, Marty
Was he nominated?: No

1956: John Wayne, The Searchers
Oscar winner: Yul Brynner, The King and I
Was he nominated?: No

1957: Max von Sydow, The Seventh Seal
Oscar winner: Alec Guinness, The Bridge on the River Kwai
Was he nominated?: No

1958: James Stewart, Vertigo
Oscar winner: David Niven, Separate Tables
Was he nominated?: No

1959: Jean-Pierre Leaud, The 400 Blows
Oscar winner: Charlton Heston, Ben-Hur
Was he nominated?: No

Updated: 5/13/14

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