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Best Motion Picture - Drama
Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Best Director - Motion Picture
Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama
Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama
Best Actress - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture
Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture
Best Screenplay
Best Original Score
Best Original Song
Best Foreign Language Film
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Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama

The Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - 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 and as of 2005 is officially called: "Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture-Drama".

Year Winnner
1944 Paul Lukas, Watch on the Rhine
1945 Alexander Knox, Wilson
1946 Ray Milland, The Lost Weekend
1947 Gregory Peck, The Yearling
1948 Ronald Colman, A Double Life
1949 Laurence Olivier, Hamlet
1950 Broderick Crawford, All the King's Men
1951 José Ferrer, Cyrano de Bergerac
1952 Fredric March, Death of a Salesman
1953 Gary Cooper, High Noon
1954 Spencer Tracy, The Actress
1955 Marlon Brando, On the Waterfront
1956 Ernest Borgnine, Marty
1957 Kirk Douglas, Lust for Life
1958 Alec Guinness, The Bridge on the River Kwai
1959 David Niven, Separate Tables
1960 Anthony Franciosa, Career
1961 Burt Lancaster, Elmer Gantry
1962 Maximilian Schell, Judgment at Nuremberg
1963 Gregory Peck, To Kill a Mockingbird
1964 Sidney Poitier, Lilies of the Field
1965 Peter O'Toole, Becket
1966 Omar Sharif, Doctor Zhivago
1967 Paul Scofield, A Man for All Seasons
1968 Rod Steiger, In the Heat of the Night
1969 Peter O'Toole, The Lion in Winter
1970 John Wayne, True Grit
1971 George C. Scott, Patton
1972 Gene Hackman, The French Connection
1973 Marlon Brando, The Godfather
1974 Al Pacino, Serpico
1975 Jack Nicholson, Chinatown
1976 Jack Nicholson, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
1977 Peter Finch, Network
1978 Richard Burton, Equus
1979 Jon Voight, Coming Home
1980 Dustin Hoffman, Kramer vs. Kramer
1981 Robert De Niro, Raging Bull
1982 Henry Fonda, On Golden Pond
1983 Ben Kingsley, Gandhi
1984 Tom Courtenay, The Dresser; Robert Duvall, Tender Mercies
1985 F. Murray Abraham, Amadeus
1986 Jon Voight, Runaway Train
1987 Bob Hoskins, Mona Lisa
1988 Michael Douglas, Wall Street
1989 Dustin Hoffman, Rain Man
1990 Tom Cruise, Born on the Fourth of July
1991 Jeremy Irons, Reversal of Fortune
1992 Nick Nolte, The Prince of Tides
1993 Al Pacino, Scent of a Woman
1994 Tom Hanks, Philadelphia
1995 Tom Hanks, Forrest Gump
1996 Nicolas Cage, Leaving Las Vegas
1997 Geoffrey Rush, Shine
1998 Peter Fonda, Ulee's Gold
1999 Jim Carrey, The Truman Show
2000 Denzel Washington, The Hurricane
2001 Tom Hanks, Cast Away
2002 Denzel Washington, Training Day
2003 Jack Nicholson, About Schmidt
2004 Sean Penn, Mystic River
2005 Leonardo DiCaprio, The Aviator
2006 Philip Seymour Hoffman, Capote
2007 Forest Whitaker, The Last King Of Scotland
2008 Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood
2009 Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler