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Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor

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Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor

The Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor is an annual film award given by the Online Film Critics Society to honor the best lead actor of the year.



Year Winner Film Role
1997 Jack Nicholson As Good as It Gets Melvin Udall
Peter Fonda Ulee's Gold Ulysses 'Ulee' Jackson
Ian Holm The Sweet Hereafter Mitchell Stephens
1998 Ian McKellen Gods and Monsters James Whale
Tom Hanks Saving Private Ryan Captain John H. Miller
Edward Norton American History X Derek Vinyard
1999 Kevin Spacey American Beauty Lester Burnham
Jim Carrey Man on the Moon Andy Kaufman
Russell Crowe The Insider Jeffrey Wigand
Richard Farnsworth The Straight Story Alvin Straight
Edward Norton Fight Club The Narrator


Year Winner Film Role
2000 Tom Hanks Cast Away Chuck Noland
Christian Bale American Psycho Patrick Bateman
Russell Crowe Gladiator Maximus Decimus Meridius
Michael Douglas Wonder Boys Prof. Grady Tripp
Geoffrey Rush Quills Marquis de Sade
2001 Billy Bob Thornton The Man Who Wasn't There Ed Crane
Russell Crowe A Beautiful Mind John Nash
Guy Pearce Memento Leonard Shelby
Denzel Washington Training Day Alonzo Harris
Tom Wilkinson In the Bedroom Matt Fowler
2002 Daniel Day-Lewis Gangs of New York William "Bill the Butcher" Cutting
Adrien Brody The Pianist Władysław Szpilman
Nicolas Cage Adaptation Charlie Kaufman / Donald Kaufman
Jack Nicholson About Schmidt Warren R. Schmidt
Robin Williams One Hour Photo Seymour 'Sy' Parrish
2003 Bill Murray Lost in Translation Bob Harris
Johnny Depp Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Captain Jack Sparrow
Paul Giamatti American Splendor Harvey Pekar
Ben Kingsley House of Sand and Fog Massoud Behrani
Sean Penn Mystic River Jimmy Markum
2004 Paul Giamatti Sideways Miles Raymond
Jim Carrey Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Joel Barish
Don Cheadle Hotel Rwanda Paul Rusesabagina
Leonardo DiCaprio The Aviator Howard Hughes
Jamie Foxx Ray Ray Charles
2005 Philip Seymour Hoffman Capote Truman Capote
Terrence Howard Hustle & Flow DJay
Heath Ledger Brokeback Mountain Ennis del Mar
Joaquin Phoenix Walk the Line Johnny Cash
David Strathairn Good Night, and Good Luck Edward R. Murrow
2006 Forest Whitaker The Last King of Scotland Idi Amin
Sacha Baron Cohen Borat Borat Sagdiyev
Leonardo DiCaprio The Departed Billy Costigan
Ryan Gosling Half Nelson Dan Dunne
Peter O'Toole Venus Maurice
2007 Daniel Day-Lewis There Will Be Blood Daniel Plainview
George Clooney Michael Clayton Michael Clayton
Emile Hirsch Into the Wild Christopher McCandless
Frank Langella Starting Out in the Evening Leonard Schiller
Viggo Mortensen Eastern Promises Nikolai Luzhin
2008 Mickey Rourke The Wrestler Randy Robinson
Benicio del Toro Che Che Guevara
Richard Jenkins The Visitor Walter Vale
Frank Langella Frost/Nixon Richard Nixon
Sean Penn Milk Harvey Milk
2009 Jeremy Renner The Hurt Locker SFC. William James
Jeff Bridges Crazy Heart Otis "Bad" Blake
George Clooney Up in the Air Ryan Bingham
Sharlto Copley District 9 Wikus van de Merwe
Joaquin Phoenix Two Lovers Leonard Kraditor


Year Winner Film Role
2010 Colin Firth The King's Speech King George VI
Jeff Bridges True Grit Rooster Cogburn
Jesse Eisenberg The Social Network Mark Zuckerberg
James Franco 127 Hours Aron Ralston
Ryan Gosling Blue Valentine Dean
Édgar Ramírez Carlos Carlos the Jackal
2011 Michael Fassbender Shame Brandon Sullivan
George Clooney The Descendants Matt King
Jean Dujardin The Artist George Valentin
Gary Oldman Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy George Smiley
Michael Shannon Take Shelter Curtis LaForche
2012 Daniel Day-Lewis Lincoln Abraham Lincoln
John Hawkes The Sessions Mark O'Brien
Denis Lavant Holy Motors Mr. Oscar
Joaquin Phoenix The Master Freddie Quell
Denzel Washington Flight Whip Whitaker
2013 Chiwetel Ejiofor 12 Years a Slave Solomon Northup
Tom Hanks Captain Phillips Captain Richard Phillips
Oscar Isaac Inside Llewyn Davis Llewyn Davis
Mads Mikkelsen The Hunt Lucas
Joaquin Phoenix Her Theodore Twombly
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