New York Film Critics Circle Awards

Best Actor Awards

2013
Robert Redford
All Is Lost
2012
Daniel Day-Lewis
Lincoln
2011
Brad Pitt
Moneyball, The Tree of Life
2010
Colin Firth
The King's Speech
2009
George Clooney
Up In The Air; Fantastic Mr. Fox
2008
Sean Penn
Milk
2007
Daniel Day-Lewis
There Will Be Blood
2006
Forest Whitaker
The Last King of Scotland
2005
Heath Ledger
Brokeback Mountain
2004
Paul Giamatti
Sideways
2003
Bill Murray
Lost in Translation
2002
Daniel Day-Lewis
Gangs of New York
2001
Tom Wilkinson
In the Bedroom
2000
Tom Hanks
Cast Away
1999
Richard Farnsworth
The Straight Story
1998
Nick Nolte
Affliction
1997
Peter Fonda
Ulee's Gold
1996
Geoffrey Rush
Shine
1995
Nicolas Cage
Leaving Las Vegas
1994
Paul Newman
Nobody's Fool
1993
David Thewlis
Naked
1992
Denzel Washington
Malcolm X
1991
Anthony Hopkins
The Silence of the Lambs
1990
Robert De Niro
GoodFellas; Awakenings
1989
Daniel Day-Lewis
My Left Foot
1988
Jeremy Irons
Dead Ringers
1987
Jack Nicholson
The Witches of Eastwick; Ironweed; Broadcast News
1986
Bob Hoskins
Mona Lisa
1985
Jack Nicholson
Prizzi's Honor
1984
Steve Martin
All of Me
1983
Robert Duvall
Tender Mercies
1982
Ben Kinglsey
Gandhi
1981
Burt Lancaster
Atlantic City
1980
Robert De Niro
Raging Bull
1979
Dustin Hoffman
Kramer vs. Kramer
1978
John Voigt
Coming Home
1977
John Gielgud
Providence
1976
Robert De Niro
Taxi Driver
1975
Jack Nicholson
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
1974
Jack Nicholson
Chinatown; The Last Detail
1973
Marlon Brando
Last Tango in Paris
1972
Laurence Olivier
Sleuth
1971
Gene Hackman
The French Connection
1970
George C. Scott
Patton
1969
John Voigt
Midnight Cowboy
1968
Alan Arkin
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
1967
Rod Steiger
In the Heat of the Night
1966
Paul Scofield
A Man for All Seasons
1965
Oskar Werner
Ship of Fools
1964
Rex Harrison
My Fair Lady
1963
Albert Finney
Tom Jones
1961
Maximilian Schell
Judgement at Nuremberg
1960
Burt Lancaster
Elmer Gantry
1959
James Stewart
Anatomy of a Murder
1958
David Niven
Separate Tables
1957
Alec Guiness
The Bridge on the River Kwai
1956
Kirk Douglas
Lust for Life
1955
Ernest Borgnine
Marty
1954
Marlon Brando
On the Waterfront
1953
Burt Lancaster
From Here to Eternity
1952
Ralph Richardson
The Sound Barrier
1951
Arthur Kennedy
Bright Victory
1950
Gregory Peck
Twelve O'Clock High
1949
Broderick Crawford
All the King's Men
1948
Laurence Olivier
Hamlet
1947
William Powell
Life with Father; The Senator was Indiscreet
1946
Laurence Olivier
Henry V
1945
Ray Milland
The Lost Weekend
1944
Barry Fitzgerald
Going My Way
1943
Paul Lukas
Watch on the Rhine
1942
James Cagney
Yankee Doodle Dandy
1941
Gary Cooper
Sergeant York
1940
Charles Chaplin
The Great Dictator
1939
James Stewart
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
1938
James Cagney
Angels with Dirty Faces
1937
Paul Muni
The Life of Emile Zola
1936
Walter Huston
Dodsworth
1935
Charles Laughton
Mutiny on the Bounty; Ruggles of Red Gap