AACTA International Award for Best Actor

The AACTA International Award for Best Actor is an award that is presented by the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA), for a performance by a male actor in a film made outside Australia. It was first handed out by the Academy after its establishment in 2011 by the Australian Film Institute (AFI), to replace the AFI International Award for Best Actor (2005–2010).[1] The winners and nominees for 2011 were determined by a jury.[2][3] The award was presented at the inaugural AACTA International Awards in Los Angeles, on 27 January 2012.[1]

Best International Actor
Presented byAustralian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA)
First awarded2012
Currently held byAdam Driver, Marriage Story (2019)

Winners and nomineesEdit

In the following table, the winner is marked in a separate colour, and highlighted in boldface; the nominees are those that are not highlighted or in boldface.[3]


Year Actor Film Role
Jean Dujardin The Artist George Valentin
George Clooney The Descendants Matt King
Leonardo DiCaprio J. Edgar J. Edgar Hoover
Michael Fassbender Shame Brandon Sullivan
Ryan Gosling The Ides of March Stephen Meyers
Brad Pitt Moneyball Billy Beane
Daniel Day-Lewis Lincoln Abraham Lincoln
Bradley Cooper Silver Linings Playbook Patrick "Pat" Solitano, Jr.
John Hawkes The Sessions Mark O'Brien
Hugh Jackman Les Misérables Jean Valjean
Joaquin Phoenix The Master Freddie Quell
Denzel Washington Flight Captain William "Whip" Whitaker, Sr.
Chiwetel Ejiofor 12 Years a Slave Solomon Northup
Christian Bale American Hustle Irving Rosenfeld
Leonardo DiCaprio The Wolf of Wall Street Jordan Belfort
Tom Hanks Captain Phillips Captain Richard Phillips
Matthew McConaughey Dallas Buyers Club Ron Woodroof
Michael Keaton Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Riggan Thomson
Steve Carell Foxcatcher John du Pont
Benedict Cumberbatch The Imitation Game Alan Turing
Jake Gyllenhaal Nightcrawler Louis "Lou" Bloom
Eddie Redmayne The Theory of Everything Stephen Hawking
Leonardo DiCaprio The Revenant Hugh Glass
Steve Carell The Big Short Mark Baum
Matt Damon The Martian Mark Watney
Michael Fassbender Steve Jobs Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne The Danish Girl Lili Elbe
Casey Affleck Manchester by the Sea Lee Chandler
Joel Edgerton Loving Richard Loving
Andrew Garfield Hacksaw Ridge Desmond T. Doss
Ryan Gosling La La Land Sebastian Wilder
Denzel Washington Fences Troy Maxson
Gary Oldman Darkest Hour Winston Churchill
Timothée Chalamet Call Me by Your Name Elio Perlman
Daniel Day-Lewis Phantom Thread Reynolds Woodcock
Hugh Jackman Logan James Howlett / Logan / Wolverine
Daniel Kaluuya Get Out Chris Washington
Rami Malek Bohemian Rhapsody Freddie Mercury
Christian Bale Vice Dick Cheney
Bradley Cooper A Star Is Born Jackson Maine
Hugh Jackman The Front Runner Gary Hart
Viggo Mortensen Green Book Frank "Tony Lip" Vallelonga
Adam Driver Marriage Story Charlie Barber
Christian Bale Ford v Ferrari Ken Miles
Antonio Banderas Pain and Glory Salvador Mallo
Robert De Niro The Irishman Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran
Joaquin Phoenix Joker Arthur Fleck / Joker

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "AACTA - The Academy". Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA). Retrieved 9 January 2012.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Maddox, Gary (1 December 2011). "And the winner is ... the AFI". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 15 January 2012.
  3. ^ a b "AACTA International Award Nominees" (PDF). Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA). 15 January 2012. Retrieved 15 January 2012.[dead link]

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