Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role


Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

The Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role is an award presented annually by the Screen Actors Guild to honour the finest male acting achievements in a motion picture in a lead role. The award is presented at a ceremony alongside the other guild awards since the awards inception in 1994

History

A total of 14 Actor's have been presented to 13 different actors over the 14 years of the awards existence, accounting for repeat winners. The first recipient of the Actor was Tom Hanks for "Forrest Gump" and the most recent recipient was Daniel Day-Lewis for "There Will Be Blood". There has never been a tie for the award. The category stands alongside the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role - Motion Picture,Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role - Motion Picture and Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role - Motion Picture as one of the awards presented by the Screen Actors Guild to honour single performance in a motion picture.

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Winners and nominees

*1994 - Tom Hanks - "Forrest Gump" as Forrest Gump
**John Travolta - "Pulp Fiction" as Vincent Vega
**Morgan Freeman - "The Shawshank Redemption" as Ellis Boyd "Red" Redding
**Paul Newman - "Nobody's Fool" as Sully Sullivan
**Tim Robbins - "The Shawshank Redemption" as Andy Dufresne

*1995 - Nicolas Cage - "Leaving Las Vegas" as Ben Sanderson
**Sean Penn - "Dead Man Walking" as Matthew Poncelet
**Anthony Hopkins - "Nixon" as Richard Nixon
**Massimo Troisi - "Il Postino (The Postman)" as Mario Ruoppolo
**James Earl Jones - "Cry, the Beloved Country" as Rev. Stephen Kumalo

*1996 - Geoffrey Rush - "Shine" as David Helfgott
**Ralph Fiennes - "The English Patient" as Count László de Almásy
**Tom Cruise - "Jerry Maguire" as Jerry Maguire
**Woody Harrelson - "The People vs. Larry Flynt" as Larry Flynt
**Billy Bob Thornton - "Sling Blade" as Karl Childers

*1997 - Jack Nicholson - "As Good as It Gets" as Melvin Udall
**Robert Duvall - "The Apostle" as Euliss 'Sonny' Dewey
**Matt Damon - "Good Will Hunting" as Will Hunting
**Peter Fonda - "Ulee's Gold" as Ulysses 'Ulee' Jackson
**Dustin Hoffman - "Wag the Dog as Stanley Motss

*1998 - Roberto Benigni - "La vita è bella (Life Is Beautiful)" as Guido Orefice
**Tom Hanks - "Saving Private Ryan" as Captain John H. Miller
**Ian McKellen - "Gods and Monsters" as James Whale
**Nick Nolte - "Affliction" as Wade Whitehouse
**Joseph Fiennes - "Shakespeare in Love" as William Shakespeare

*1999 - Kevin Spacey - "American Beauty" as Lester Burnham
**Russell Crowe - "The Insider" as Jeffrey Wigand
**Denzel Washington - "The Hurricane" as Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter
**Jim Carrey - "Man on the Moon" as Andy Kaufman
**Philip Seymour Hoffman - "Flawless" as Walt Koontz

*2000 - Benicio del Toro - "Traffic" as Javier Rodriguez Rodriguez
**Tom Hanks - "Cast Away" as Chuck Noland
**Russell Crowe - "Gladiator" as Maximus Decimus Meridius
**Geoffrey Rush - "Quills" as Marquis de Sade
**Jamie Bell - "Billy Elliot" as Billy Elliot

*2001 - Russell Crowe - "A Beautiful Mind" as John Forbes Nash
**Sean Penn - "I Am Sam" as Sam Dawson
**Tom Wilkinson - "In the Bedroom" as Matt Fowler
**Denzel Washington - "Training Day" as Alonzo Harris
**Kevin Kline - "Life as a House" as George Monroe

*2002 - Daniel Day-Lewis - "Gangs of New York" as William "Bill the Butcher" Cutting
**Jack Nicholson - "About Schmidt" as Warren R. Schmidt
**Nicolas Cage - "Adaptation." as Charlie Kaufman / Donald Kaufman
**Michael Caine - "The Quiet American" as Thomas Fowler
**Adrian Brody - "The Pianist" as Władysław Szpilman

*2003 - Johnny Depp - ' as Jack Sparrow"'
**Bill Murray - "Lost in Translation" as Bob Harris
**Sean Penn - "Mystic River" as Jimmy Markum
**Ben Kingsley - "House of Sand and Fog" as Massoud Behrani
**Peter Dinklage - "The Station Agent" as Finbar McBride

*2004 - Jamie Foxx - "Ray" as Ray Charles
**Leonardo DiCaprio - "The Aviator" as Howard Hughes
**Johnny Depp - "Finding Neverland" as J. M. Barrie
**Don Cheadle - "Hotel Rwanda" as Paul Rusesabagina
**Paul Giamatti - "Sideways" as Miles Raymond

*2005 - Philip Seymour Hoffman - "Capote" as Truman Capote
**Heath Ledger - "Brokeback Mountain" as Ennis Del Mar
**David Strathairn - "Good Night, and Good Luck." as Edward R. Murrow
**Joaquin Phoenix - "Walk the Line" as Johnny Cash
**Russell Crowe - "Cinderella Man" as James J. Braddock

*2006 - Forest Whitaker - "The Last King of Scotland" as Idi Amin
**Leonardo DiCaprio - "Blood Diamond" as Danny Archer
**Ryan Gosling - "Half Nelson" as Dan Dunne
**Peter O'Toole - "Venus" as Maurice
**Will Smith - "The Pursuit of Happyness" as Chris Gardner

*2007 - Daniel Day-Lewis - "There Will Be Blood" as Daniel Plainview
**George Clooney - "Michael Clayton" as Michael Clayton
**Ryan Gosling - "Lars and the Real Girl" as Lars Lindstrom
**Emile Hirsch - "Into the Wild" as Christopher McCandless
**Viggo Mortensen - "Eastern Promises" as Nikolai Luzhin

External links

* [http://www.sagawards.com SAG Awards official site]


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