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Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama

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Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Drama

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Winners & Nominees
Casey AffleckManchester by the Sea, Casey Affleck, Winner, Andrew GarfieldHacksaw Ridge, Andrew Garfield, Nominee, Joel EdgertonLoving, Joel Edgerton, Nominee, Denzel WashingtonFences, Denzel Washington, Nominee, Viggo MortensenCaptain Fantastic, Viggo Mortensen, Nominee, Leonardo DiCaprioThe Revenant, Leonardo DiCaprio, Winner, Eddie RedmayneThe Danish Girl, Eddie Redmayne, Nominee, Michael FassbenderSteve Jobs, Michael Fassbender, Nominee, Bryan CranstonTrumbo, Bryan Cranston, Nominee, Will SmithConcussion, Will Smith, Nominee, Eddie RedmayneThe Theory of Everything, Eddie Redmayne, Winner, Jake GyllenhaalNightcrawler, Jake Gyllenhaal, Nominee, Benedict CumberbatchThe Imitation Game, Benedict Cumberbatch, Nominee, Steve CarellFoxcatcher, Steve Carell, Nominee, David OyelowoSelma, David Oyelowo, Nominee, Matthew McConaugheyDallas Buyers Club, Matthew McConaughey, Winner, Robert RedfordAll Is Lost, Robert Redford, Nominee, Idris ElbaMandela: Long Walk to Freedom, Idris Elba, Nominee, Chiwetel Ejiofor12 Years a Slave, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nominee, Tom HanksCaptain Phillips, Tom Hanks, Nominee, Daniel Day-LewisLincoln, Daniel Day-Lewis, Winner, Richard GereArbitrage, Richard Gere, Nominee, John HawkesThe Sessions, John Hawkes, Nominee, Joaquin PhoenixThe Master, Joaquin Phoenix, Nominee, Denzel WashingtonFlight, Denzel Washington, Nominee

The Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama was first awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association as a separate category in 1951. Previously, there was a single award for "Best Actor in a Motion Picture" but the splitting allowed for recognition of it and the Best Actor – Musical or Comedy.

The formal title has varied since its inception. In 2005, it was officially called: "Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama". As of 2013, the wording is "Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama".


  • "†" indicates an Academy Award-winning performance.
  • "‡" indicates an Academy Award-nominated performance that same year.
  • "§" indicates a Golden Globe Award-winning performance that was not nominated for an Academy Award.
  • References

    Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama Wikipedia