The Oscar Winners 1927-59 -
Best Actor and Best Actress

YearBest ActorBest ActressYear
1927-28 Emil Jannings 'The Way of All Flesh' and 'The Last Command' Janet Gaynor in 'Seventh Heaven', 'Street Angel', and 'Sunrise'1927-28
1928-9 Warner Baxter in 'In Old Arizona' Mary Pickford in 'Coquette'1928-29
1929-30 George Arliss in 'Disraeli' Norma Shearer in 'The Divorcee'1929-30
1930-31 Lionel Barrymore in 'A Free Soul' Marie Dressler in 'Min and Bill'1930-31
1931-2William Powell in 'Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde'Helen Hayes in 'The Sin of Madelon Claudet'1931-2
1932-3 Charles Laughton in 'The Private Life of Henry VIII'Katharine Hepburn in 'Morning Glory'1932-3
1934 Clark Gable in 'It Happened One Night'Claudette Colbert in 'It Happened One Night'1934
1935 Victor Mclagen in 'The Informer'Bette Davis in 'Dangerous'1935
1936 Paul Muni in 'The Story of Louis Pasteur'Louise Rainer in 'The Great Ziegfeld'1936
1937Spencer Tracy in 'Captains Courageous' Louise Rainer in 'The Good Earth'1937
1938Spencer Tracy in 'Boys Town'Bette Davis in 'Jezebel'1938
1939Robert Donat in 'Goodbye, Mr Chips'Vivien Leigh in 'Gone With The Wind'1939
1940James Stewart in 'The Philadelphia Story'Ginger Rogers in 'Kitty Foyle'1940
1941Gary Cooper in 'Sergeant York'Joan Fontaine in 'Suspicion'1941
1942James Cagney in 'Yankee Doodle Dandy 'Greer Garson in 'Mrs Miniver'1942
1943Paul Lukas in 'Watch on the Rhine'Jennifer Jones in 'The Song of Bernadette'1943
1944Bing Crosby in 'Going My Way'Ingrid Bergman in 'Gaslight'1944
1945Ray Milland in 'The Lost Weekend'Joan Crawford in 'Mildred Pierce'1945
1946Fredric March in 'The Best Years of Our Lives'Olivia de Havilland in 'To Each His Own'1946
1947Ronald Colman in 'A Double Life'Loretta Young in 'The Farmer's Daughter'1947
1948Laurence Olivier in 'Hamlet'Jane Wyman in 'Johnny Belinda'1948
1949Broderick Crawford in 'All The King's Men'Olivia de Havilland in 'The Heiress'1949
1950Jose Ferrer in 'Cyrano de Bergerac'Judy Holliday in 'Born Yesterday'1950
1951Humphrey Bogart in 'The African Queen 'Vivien Leigh in 'A Streetcar Named Desire'1951
1952Gary Cooper in 'High Noon'Shirley Booth in 'Come Back, Little Sheba'1952
1953William Holden in 'Stalag 17'Audrey Hepburn in 'Roman Holiday'1953
1954Marlon Brando in 'On the Waterfront 'Grace Kelly in 'The Country Girl'1954
1955Ernest Borgnine in 'Marty'Anna Magnani in 'The Rose Tattoo'1955
1956Yul Brynner in 'The King and I'Ingrid Bergman in 'Anastasia'1956
1957Alec Guinness in 'The Bridge On The River Kwai'Joanne Woodward in 'The Three Faces of Eve'1957
1958David Niven in 'Separate Tables'Susan Hayward in 'I Want to Live'1958
1959Charlton Heston in 'Ben-Hur'Simone Signoret in 'Room at the Top'1959