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BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role facts for kids

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Best Actor in a Leading Role is a British Academy Film award presented each year by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). It is to recognize an actor who has delivered an outstanding leading performance in a movie.

Winners and nominees

From 1952 to 1967, there were two Best Actor awards: one for a British actor and another for a foreign actor. In 1968, the two prizes of British and Foreign actor were combined to create a single Best Actor award. Its current title, for Best Actor in a Leading Role, has been used since 1995.


  • 1954
    • Best British ActorKenneth MoreDoctor in the House
    • Best Foreign ActorMarlon BrandoOn the Waterfront
  • 1959
    • Best British ActorPeter SellersI'm All Right Jack
    • Best Foreign ActorJack LemmonSome Like It Hot
      • James StewartAnatomy of a Murder
      • Takashi Shimura – Ikiru
      • Jean Desailly – Maigret tend un piège
      • Jean GabinMaigret tend un piège
      • Zbigniew Cybulski – Popiól i diament






  • 2007Daniel Day-Lewis as Daniel Plainview – There Will Be Blood
    • George Clooney as Michael Clayton – Michael Clayton
    • James McAvoy as Robbie Turner – Atonement
    • Viggo Mortensen as Nikolai – Eastern Promises
    • Ulrich Mühe as Gerd Wiesler – The Lives of Others (Das Leben der Anderen) (Posthumous)


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