BAM Awards: Best Actor Winners

Once again I am sticking to the “Live Era,” here (meaning I made my choices at year’s end). This is the third such article I’ve posted chronicling my choices in my personal awards (here are links to Best Actress and Best Picture).

2016 Leonardo DiCaprio The Revenant


2015 David Gulpilil Charlie’s Country

Charlie'sCountry (2013, Entertainment One Films)

2014 Brendan Gleeson Calvary

Calvary (2014, Fox Searchlight)

2013 Johan Heldenbergh The Broken Circle Breakdown

The Broken Circle Breakdown (2012, Tribeca Film)

2012 Daniel Day-Lewis Lincoln

Lincoln (2012, DreamWorks)

2011 Michael Shannon Take Shelter

Michael Shannon in Take Shelter (Sony Pictures Classics)

2010 Bill Nighy Wild Target

Bill Nighy in Wild Target (Freestyle Releasing)

2009 Colin Firth A Single Man

Colin Firth in A Single Man (The Weinstein Company)

2008 Sean Penn Milk

Sean Penn in Milk (Focus Features)

2007 Leonardo DiCaprio The Departed

The Departed (2006, Warner Bros.)

2006 Nicholas Hoult Wah-Wah

Nicholas Hoult in Wah-Wah (Samuel Goldwyn Films)

2005 Philip Seymour Hoffman Capote

Philip Seymour Hoffman in Capote (Sony Pictures Classics)

2004 Jim Caviezel The Passion of the Christ

The Passion of the Christ (2004, Newmarkey Releasing)

2003 Jeremy Sumpter Peter Pan

Jeremy Sumpter and Rachel Hurd Wood in Peter Pan (Universal)

2002 Christian Bale Equilibrium

Equilibrium (2002, Dimension Films)

2001 Haley Joel Osment Artificial Intelligence: A.I.

Haley Joel Osment in Artificial Intelligence: A.I. (DreamWorks)

2000 Kevin Spacey Pay it Forward

Kevin Spacey and Helen Hunt in Pay it Forward (Warner Bros.)

1999 Haley Joel Osment The Sixth Sense

Haley Joel Osment in The Sixth Sense (Hollywood Pictures)

1998 Jack Nicholson As Good as it Gets

Jack Nicholson in As Good as it Gets (Sony Pictures Entertainment)

1997 Billy Bob Thornton Sling Blade

Billy Bob Thornton and Lucas Black in Sling Blade (Miramax)

1996 Nick Nolte Mulholland Falls
Mulholland Falls (1996, MGM)