The Academy Award for Best actor is an award annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences . It is given in honor of an actor who has delivered an outstanding performance in a leading role, while working in the film industry.
Academy Awards ceremony was held in 1929 with Emil Jannings receiving the award for his roles in The Last command and The way of All flesh. Currently, nominees are determined by single transferable branch of AMPAS vote within the actors; award winners will be by a plurality of votes from the total eligible voting members of the Academy.
In the first three years of the awards, actors, as the best have been nominated in their categories. At this time, all of their work during the waiting period (as many as three films, in some cases), according to the award. However, in the case of the.
Ceremony held in 1930, only one of these films cited in each winner’s final award,” even though each of the acting winners had two films following their names on the ballot. The following year, this unwieldy and confusing system was replaced by the current system, in which an actor is nominated for a specific performance in a single film. From the. Ceremony in 1937, the category was officially for a maximum of five nominations per year.
Since its inception, the award has been given to 80 players. Daniel Day-Lewis received the most awards in this category with three Oscars. Spencer Tracy and Laurence Olivier, nine were nominated, more than any other actor. As of 2017, the ceremony, and Casey Affleck is the youngest winner in this category for his role as Lee Chandler in Manchester by the Sea.