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2nd Best Acting Performance By Year (1939-2016)

by Danny Bailey
2nd Best Acting Performance By Year (1939-2016) by Danny Bailey
This is a sequel to my other list (Best Acting Performances By Year 1939-2015) of performances that I considered for the first list. I will also change this list as time goes on. 1939 Vivien Leigh – Gone With The Wind 1940 Charlie Chaplin – The Great Dictator 1941 Donald Crisp – How Green Was My Valley 1942 Bette Davis – Now Voyager 1943 Humphrey Bogart – Casablanca 1944 Charles Boyer – Gaslight 1945 Ray Milland – The Lost Weekend 1946 Ceila Johnson – Brief Encounter 1947 James Mason – Odd Man Out 1948 Jane Wyman – Johnny Belinda 1949 Kirk Douglas – Champion 1950 George Sanders – All About Eve 1951 Humphrey Bogart – African Queen 1952 Katy… Read more

This is a sequel to my other list (Best Acting Performances By Year 1939-2015) of performances that I considered for the first list. I will also change this list as time goes on.

1939 Vivien Leigh – Gone With The Wind
1940 Charlie Chaplin – The Great Dictator
1941 Donald Crisp – How Green Was My Valley
1942 Bette Davis – Now Voyager
1943 Humphrey Bogart – Casablanca
1944 Charles Boyer – Gaslight
1945 Ray Milland – The Lost Weekend
1946 Ceila Johnson – Brief Encounter
1947 James Mason – Odd Man Out
1948 Jane Wyman – Johnny Belinda
1949 Kirk Douglas – Champion
1950 George Sanders – All About Eve
1951 Humphrey Bogart – African Queen
1952 Katy Jurardo – High Noon
1953 John Gielgud – Julius Caesar
1954 James Mason – A Star Is Born
1955 Ernest Borgnine – Marty
1956 Eileen Heckart – The Bad Seed
1957 Victor Sjostrom – Wild Strawberries
1958 James Stewart – Vertigo
1959 Jack Lemmon – Some Like It Hot
1960 Shirley Maclaine – The Apartment
1961 Harriet Andersson – Through A Glass Darkly
1962 Angela Lansbury – The Manchurian Candidate
1963 Richard Harris – This Sporting Life
1964 Kim Stanley – Seance On A Wet Afternoon
1965 Terrence Stamp – The Collector
1966 Elizabeth Taylor – Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf
1967 Faye Dunaway – Bonnie And Clyde
1968 John McEnery – Romeo And Juliet
1969 Dustin Hoffman – Midnight Cowboy
1970 Glenda Jackson – Women In Love
1971 John Hurt – 10 Rillington Place
1972 Peter O Toole – The Ruling Class
1973 Liv Ullmann – Scenes From a Marriage
1974 Lee Strassberg – The Godfather Part II
1975 Al Pacino – Dog Day Afternoon
1976 Piper Laurie – Carrie
1977 Diane Keaton – Annie Hall
1978 Geraldine Page – Interiors
1979 John Cleese – Monty Python’s Life of Brian
1980 John Hurt – The Elephant Man
1981 Klaus Maria Brandauer – Mephisto
1982 Louis Gossett Jr. – An Officer And A Gentleman
1983 Julie Walters – Educating Rita
1984 Harry Dean Stanton – Paris, Texas
1985 Aleksey Kravchenko – Come And See
1986 Denholm Elliot – A Room With A View
1987 Glenn Close – Fatal Attraction
1988 Alec Guinness – Little Dorrit
1989 Daniel Day-Lewis – My Left Foot
1990 Kathy Bates – Misery
1991 Ted Levine – The Silence Of The Lambs
1992 Judy Davis – Husbands and Wives
1993 Pete Postlethwaite – In The Name Of The Father
1994 Martin Landau – Ed Wood
1995 Sharon Stone – Casino
1996 Emily Watson – Breaking The Waves
1997 Julianne Moore – Boogie Nights
1998 Edward Norton – American History X
1999 Annette Bening – American Beauty
2000 Willem Dafoe – Shadow Of The Vampire
2001 Ben Kingsley – Sexy Beast
2002 Chris Cooper – Adaptation
2003 Paul Giamatti – American Splendor
2004 Cate Blanchett – The Aviator
2005 William Hurt – A History of Violence
2006 Jackie Earle Haley – Little Children
2007 Johnny Depp – Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
2008 Kate Winslet – Revolutionary Road
2009 Christoph Waltz – Inglourious Basterds
2010 Geoffrey Rush – The King’s Speech
2011 Christopher Plummer – Beginners
2012 Jean-Louis Trintignant – Amour
2013 Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years A Slave
2014 Michael Keaton – Birdman
2015 Tom Courtenay – 45 Years
2016 Taraji P. Henson – Hidden Figures

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