Best Actor In A Leading Role Oscar Elimination Game (2000-2016)

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  • aahoto
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    Partnering up with VAV’s thread on Lead Actress (hope that’s okay!)
    +2 and -2 per post. Only one post a day.
    If voting for an actor with multiple wins (Day-Lewis, Penn), please specify which performance you are voting for.

    2000: Kevin Spacey – as Lester Burnham in American Beauty (8)
    2001: Russell Crowe – as Maximus Decimus Meridius in Gladiator (8)
    2002: Denzel Washington – as Detective Alonzo Harris in Training Day (8)
    2003: Adrien Brody – as Wladyslaw Szpilman in The Pianist (8)
    2004: Sean Penn – as Jimmy Markum in Mystic River (8)
    2005: Jamie Foxx – as Ray Charles in Ray (8)
    2006: Philip Seymour Hoffman – as Truman Capote in Capote (8)
    2007: Forest Whitaker – as Idi Amin in The Last King of Scotland (8)
    2008: Daniel Day-Lewis – as Daniel Plainview in There Will Be Blood (8)
    2009: Sean Penn – as Harvey Milk in Milk (8)
    2010: Jeff Bridges – as Otis “Bad” Blake in Crazy Heart (8)
    2011: Colin Firth – as King George VI in The King’s Speech (8)
    2012: Jean Dujardin – as George Valentin in The Artist (8)
    2013: Daniel Day-Lewis – as Abraham Lincoln in Lincoln (8)
    2014: Matthew McConaughey – as Ron Woodroof in Dallas Buyers Club (8)
    2015: Eddie Redmayne – as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything (8)
    2016: Leonardo DiCaprio – as Hugh Glass in The Revenant (8)

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    aahoto
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    I will kick things off.
    +2 Brody
    -2 McConaughey

    Adrien Brody – as Wladyslaw Szpilman in The Pianist (10)

    Kevin Spacey – as Lester Burnham in American Beauty (8)
    Russell Crowe – as Maximus Decimus Meridius in Gladiator (8)
    Denzel Washington – as Detective Alonzo Harris in Training Day (8)
    Sean Penn – as Jimmy Markum in Mystic River (8)
    Jamie Foxx – as Ray Charles in Ray (8)
    Philip Seymour Hoffman – as Truman Capote in Capote (8)
    Forest Whitaker – as Idi Amin in The Last King of Scotland (8)
    Daniel Day-Lewis – as Daniel Plainview in There Will Be Blood (8)
    Sean Penn – as Harvey Milk in Milk (8)
    Jeff Bridges – as Otis “Bad” Blake in Crazy Heart (8)
    Colin Firth – as King George VI in The King’s Speech (8)
    Jean Dujardin – as George Valentin in The Artist (8)
    Daniel Day-Lewis – as Abraham Lincoln in Lincoln (8)
    Eddie Redmayne – as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything (8)
    Leonardo DiCaprio – as Hugh Glass in The Revenant (8)

    Matthew McConaughey – as Ron Woodroof in Dallas Buyers Club (6)

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    Andy Macca McGaw
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    +2 Spacey
    -2 McConaughey

    Adrien Brody – as Wladyslaw Szpilman in The Pianist (10)
    Kevin Spacey – as Lester Burnham in American Beauty (10)

    Russell Crowe – as Maximus Decimus Meridius in Gladiator (8)
    Denzel Washington – as Detective Alonzo Harris in Training Day (8)
    Sean Penn – as Jimmy Markum in Mystic River (8)
    Jamie Foxx – as Ray Charles in Ray (8)
    Philip Seymour Hoffman – as Truman Capote in Capote (8)
    Forest Whitaker – as Idi Amin in The Last King of Scotland (8)
    Daniel Day-Lewis – as Daniel Plainview in There Will Be Blood (8)
    Sean Penn – as Harvey Milk in Milk (8)
    Jeff Bridges – as Otis “Bad” Blake in Crazy Heart (8)
    Colin Firth – as King George VI in The King’s Speech (8)
    Jean Dujardin – as George Valentin in The Artist (8)
    Daniel Day-Lewis – as Abraham Lincoln in Lincoln (8)
    Eddie Redmayne – as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything (8)
    Leonardo DiCaprio – as Hugh Glass in The Revenant (8)

    Matthew McConaughey – as Ron Woodroof in Dallas Buyers Club (4)

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    salvador
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    Brody +2
    DiCaprio -2

    Adrien Brody – as Wladyslaw Szpilman in The Pianist (12)

    Kevin Spacey – as Lester Burnham in American Beauty (8)
    Russell Crowe – as Maximus Decimus Meridius in Gladiator (8)
    Denzel Washington – as Detective Alonzo Harris in Training Day (8)
    Sean Penn – as Jimmy Markum in Mystic River (8)
    Jamie Foxx – as Ray Charles in Ray (8)
    Philip Seymour Hoffman – as Truman Capote in Capote (8)
    Forest Whitaker – as Idi Amin in The Last King of Scotland (8)
    Daniel Day-Lewis – as Daniel Plainview in There Will Be Blood (8)
    Sean Penn – as Harvey Milk in Milk (8)
    Jeff Bridges – as Otis “Bad” Blake in Crazy Heart (8)
    Colin Firth – as King George VI in The King’s Speech (8)
    Jean Dujardin – as George Valentin in The Artist (8)
    Daniel Day-Lewis – as Abraham Lincoln in Lincoln (8)
    Eddie Redmayne – as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything (8)

    Leonardo DiCaprio – as Hugh Glass in The Revenant (6)
    Matthew McConaughey – as Ron Woodroof in Dallas Buyers Club (6)

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    aahoto
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    There are a few overlapping posts already. This is the correct tally so far.

    Adrien Brody – as Wladyslaw Szpilman in The Pianist (12)

    Kevin Spacey – as Lester Burnham in American Beauty (10)

    Russell Crowe – as Maximus Decimus Meridius in Gladiator (8)
    Denzel Washington – as Detective Alonzo Harris in Training Day (8)
    Sean Penn – as Jimmy Markum in Mystic River (8)
    Jamie Foxx – as Ray Charles in Ray (8)
    Philip Seymour Hoffman – as Truman Capote in Capote (8)
    Forest Whitaker – as Idi Amin in The Last King of Scotland (8)
    Daniel Day-Lewis – as Daniel Plainview in There Will Be Blood (8)
    Sean Penn – as Harvey Milk in Milk (8)
    Jeff Bridges – as Otis “Bad” Blake in Crazy Heart (8)
    Colin Firth – as King George VI in The King’s Speech (8)
    Jean Dujardin – as George Valentin in The Artist (8)
    Daniel Day-Lewis – as Abraham Lincoln in Lincoln (8)
    Eddie Redmayne – as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything (8)

    Leonardo DiCaprio – as Hugh Glass in The Revenant (6)

    Matthew McConaughey – as Ron Woodroof in Dallas Buyers Club (4)

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    ziggy
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    + 2 Day-Lewis TWBB
    – 2 Crowe

    Adrien Brody – as Wladyslaw Szpilman in The Pianist (12)

    Daniel Day-Lewis – as Daniel Plainview in There Will Be Blood (10)
    Kevin Spacey – as Lester Burnham in American Beauty (10)

    Denzel Washington – as Detective Alonzo Harris in Training Day (8)
    Sean Penn – as Jimmy Markum in Mystic River (8)
    Jamie Foxx – as Ray Charles in Ray (8)
    Philip Seymour Hoffman – as Truman Capote in Capote (8)
    Forest Whitaker – as Idi Amin in The Last King of Scotland (8)
    Sean Penn – as Harvey Milk in Milk (8)
    Jeff Bridges – as Otis “Bad” Blake in Crazy Heart (8)
    Colin Firth – as King George VI in The King’s Speech (8)
    Jean Dujardin – as George Valentin in The Artist (8)
    Daniel Day-Lewis – as Abraham Lincoln in Lincoln (8)
    Eddie Redmayne – as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything (8)

    Russell Crowe – as Maximus Decimus Meridius in Gladiator (6)
    Leonardo DiCaprio – as Hugh Glass in The Revenant (6)

    Matthew McConaughey – as Ron Woodroof in Dallas Buyers Club (4)

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    vinny
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    + 2 Day-Lewis TWBB
    – 1 McCoungahey
    -1 Penn

    Adrien Brody – as Wladyslaw Szpilman in The Pianist (12)
    Daniel Day-Lewis – as Daniel Plainview in There Will Be Blood (12)

    Kevin Spacey – as Lester Burnham in American Beauty (10)

    Denzel Washington – as Detective Alonzo Harris in Training Day (8)
    Jamie Foxx – as Ray Charles in Ray (8)
    Philip Seymour Hoffman – as Truman Capote in Capote (8)
    Forest Whitaker – as Idi Amin in The Last King of Scotland (8)
    Sean Penn – as Harvey Milk in Milk (8)
    Jeff Bridges – as Otis “Bad” Blake in Crazy Heart (8)
    Colin Firth – as King George VI in The King’s Speech (8)
    Jean Dujardin – as George Valentin in The Artist (8)
    Daniel Day-Lewis – as Abraham Lincoln in Lincoln (8)
    Eddie Redmayne – as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything (8)

    Sean Penn – as Jimmy Markum in Mystic River (7)

    Russell Crowe – as Maximus Decimus Meridius in Gladiator (6)
    Leonardo DiCaprio – as Hugh Glass in The Revenant (6)

    Matthew McConaughey – as Ron Woodroof in Dallas Buyers Club (3)

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    Marco B.
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    + 2 Day-Lewis in TWBB
    – 2 Jean Dujardin

    Daniel Day-Lewis – as Daniel Plainview in There Will Be Blood (14)

    Adrien Brody – as Wladyslaw Szpilman in The Pianist (12)

    Kevin Spacey – as Lester Burnham in American Beauty (10)

    Denzel Washington – as Detective Alonzo Harris in Training Day (8)
    Jamie Foxx – as Ray Charles in Ray (8)
    Philip Seymour Hoffman – as Truman Capote in Capote (8)
    Forest Whitaker – as Idi Amin in The Last King of Scotland (8)
    Sean Penn – as Harvey Milk in Milk (8)
    Jeff Bridges – as Otis “Bad” Blake in Crazy Heart (8)
    Colin Firth – as King George VI in The King’s Speech (8)
    Daniel Day-Lewis – as Abraham Lincoln in Lincoln (8)
    Eddie Redmayne – as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything (8)

    Sean Penn – as Jimmy Markum in Mystic River (7)

    Russell Crowe – as Maximus Decimus Meridius in Gladiator (6)
    Leonardo DiCaprio – as Hugh Glass in The Revenant (6)
    Jean Dujardin – as George Valentin in The Artist (6)

    Matthew McConaughey – as Ron Woodroof in Dallas Buyers Club (3)

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    GusCruz
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    + 2 Hoffman
    – 2 Whitaker

    Daniel Day-Lewis – as Daniel Plainview in There Will Be Blood (14)

    Adrien Brody – as Wladyslaw Szpilman in The Pianist (12)

    Kevin Spacey – as Lester Burnham in American Beauty (10)
    Philip Seymour Hoffman – as Truman Capote in Capote (10)

    Denzel Washington – as Detective Alonzo Harris in Training Day (8)
    Jamie Foxx – as Ray Charles in Ray (8)
    Sean Penn – as Harvey Milk in Milk (8)
    Jeff Bridges – as Otis “Bad” Blake in Crazy Heart (8)
    Colin Firth – as King George VI in The King’s Speech (8)
    Daniel Day-Lewis – as Abraham Lincoln in Lincoln (8)
    Eddie Redmayne – as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything (8)

    Sean Penn – as Jimmy Markum in Mystic River (7)

    Russell Crowe – as Maximus Decimus Meridius in Gladiator (6)
    Leonardo DiCaprio – as Hugh Glass in The Revenant (6)
    Jean Dujardin – as George Valentin in The Artist (6)
    Forest Whitaker – as Idi Amin in The Last King of Scotland (6)

    Matthew McConaughey – as Ron Woodroof in Dallas Buyers Club (3)

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    pacinofan
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    + 2 McConaughey
    – 2 Crowe

    Daniel Day-Lewis – as Daniel Plainview in There Will Be Blood (14)

    Adrien Brody – as Wladyslaw Szpilman in The Pianist (12)

    Kevin Spacey – as Lester Burnham in American Beauty (10)
    Philip Seymour Hoffman – as Truman Capote in Capote (10)

    Denzel Washington – as Detective Alonzo Harris in Training Day (8)
    Jamie Foxx – as Ray Charles in Ray (8)
    Sean Penn – as Harvey Milk in Milk (8)
    Jeff Bridges – as Otis “Bad” Blake in Crazy Heart (8)
    Colin Firth – as King George VI in The King’s Speech (8)
    Daniel Day-Lewis – as Abraham Lincoln in Lincoln (8)
    Eddie Redmayne – as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything (8)

    Sean Penn – as Jimmy Markum in Mystic River (7)

    Leonardo DiCaprio – as Hugh Glass in The Revenant (6)
    Jean Dujardin – as George Valentin in The Artist (6)
    Forest Whitaker – as Idi Amin in The Last King of Scotland (6)

    Matthew McConaughey – as Ron Woodroof in Dallas Buyers Club (5)

    Russell Crowe – as Maximus Decimus Meridius in Gladiator (4)

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    Hellodoli
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    + 2 Spacey
    – 2 Redmayne

    Daniel Day-Lewis – as Daniel Plainview in There Will Be Blood (14)

    Adrien Brody – as Wladyslaw Szpilman in The Pianist (12)
    Kevin Spacey – as Lester Burnham in American Beauty (12)

    Philip Seymour Hoffman – as Truman Capote in Capote (10)

    Denzel Washington – as Detective Alonzo Harris in Training Day (8)
    Jamie Foxx – as Ray Charles in Ray (8)
    Sean Penn – as Harvey Milk in Milk (8)
    Jeff Bridges – as Otis “Bad” Blake in Crazy Heart (8)
    Colin Firth – as King George VI in The King’s Speech (8)
    Daniel Day-Lewis – as Abraham Lincoln in Lincoln (8)

    Sean Penn – as Jimmy Markum in Mystic River (7)

    Leonardo DiCaprio – as Hugh Glass in The Revenant (6)
    Jean Dujardin – as George Valentin in The Artist (6)
    Eddie Redmayne – as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything (6)
    Forest Whitaker – as Idi Amin in The Last King of Scotland (6)

    Matthew McConaughey – as Ron Woodroof in Dallas Buyers Club (5)

    Russell Crowe – as Maximus Decimus Meridius in Gladiator (4)

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    Xtina
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    +2 Forest Whitaker
    –2 Eddie Redmayne

    Daniel Day-Lewis – as Daniel Plainview in There Will Be Blood (14)

    Adrien Brody – as Wladyslaw Szpilman in The Pianist (12)
    Kevin Spacey – as Lester Burnham in American Beauty (12)

    Philip Seymour Hoffman – as Truman Capote in Capote (10)

    Denzel Washington – as Detective Alonzo Harris in Training Day (8)
    Jamie Foxx – as Ray Charles in Ray (8)
    Sean Penn – as Harvey Milk in Milk (8)
    Jeff Bridges – as Otis “Bad” Blake in Crazy Heart (8)
    Colin Firth – as King George VI in The King’s Speech (8)
    Daniel Day-Lewis – as Abraham Lincoln in Lincoln (8)
    Forest Whitaker – as Idi Amin in The Last King of Scotland (8)

    Sean Penn – as Jimmy Markum in Mystic River (7)

    Leonardo DiCaprio – as Hugh Glass in The Revenant (6)
    Jean Dujardin – as George Valentin in The Artist (6)

    Matthew McConaughey – as Ron Woodroof in Dallas Buyers Club (5)

    Russell Crowe – as Maximus Decimus Meridius in Gladiator (4)
    Eddie Redmayne – as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything (4)

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    GusCruz
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    +2 Hoffman
    –2 Whitaker

    Daniel Day-Lewis – as Daniel Plainview in There Will Be Blood (14)

    Adrien Brody – as Wladyslaw Szpilman in The Pianist (12)
    Kevin Spacey – as Lester Burnham in American Beauty (12)
    Philip Seymour Hoffman – as Truman Capote in Capote (12)

    Denzel Washington – as Detective Alonzo Harris in Training Day (8)
    Jamie Foxx – as Ray Charles in Ray (8)
    Sean Penn – as Harvey Milk in Milk (8)
    Jeff Bridges – as Otis “Bad” Blake in Crazy Heart (8)
    Colin Firth – as King George VI in The King’s Speech (8)
    Daniel Day-Lewis – as Abraham Lincoln in Lincoln (8)

    Sean Penn – as Jimmy Markum in Mystic River (7)

    Leonardo DiCaprio – as Hugh Glass in The Revenant (6)
    Jean Dujardin – as George Valentin in The Artist (6)
    Forest Whitaker – as Idi Amin in The Last King of Scotland (6)

    Matthew McConaughey – as Ron Woodroof in Dallas Buyers Club (5)

    Russell Crowe – as Maximus Decimus Meridius in Gladiator (4)
    Eddie Redmayne – as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything (4)

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    +2 Day Lewis (Lincoln)
    –2 Spacey

    Daniel Day-Lewis – as Daniel Plainview in There Will Be Blood (14)
    Adrien Brody – as Wladyslaw Szpilman in The Pianist (12)
    Philip Seymour Hoffman – as Truman Capote in Capote (12)
    Daniel Day-Lewis – as Abraham Lincoln in Lincoln (10)
    Kevin Spacey – as Lester Burnham in American Beauty (10)
    Denzel Washington – as Detective Alonzo Harris in Training Day (8)
    Jamie Foxx – as Ray Charles in Ray (8)
    Sean Penn – as Harvey Milk in Milk (8)
    Jeff Bridges – as Otis “Bad” Blake in Crazy Heart (8)
    Colin Firth – as King George VI in The King’s Speech (8)
    Sean Penn – as Jimmy Markum in Mystic River (7)
    Leonardo DiCaprio – as Hugh Glass in The Revenant (6)
    Jean Dujardin – as George Valentin in The Artist (6)
    Forest Whitaker – as Idi Amin in The Last King of Scotland (6)
    Matthew McConaughey – as Ron Woodroof in Dallas Buyers Club (5)
    Russell Crowe – as Maximus Decimus Meridius in Gladiator (4)
    Eddie Redmayne – as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything (4)

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    + 2 Spacey
    – 2 Firth

    Daniel Day-Lewis – as Daniel Plainview in There Will Be Blood (14)

    Adrien Brody – as Wladyslaw Szpilman in The Pianist (12)
    Philip Seymour Hoffman – as Truman Capote in Capote (12)
    Kevin Spacey – as Lester Burnham in American Beauty (12)

    Daniel Day-Lewis – as Abraham Lincoln in Lincoln (10)

    Denzel Washington – as Detective Alonzo Harris in Training Day (8)
    Jamie Foxx – as Ray Charles in Ray (8)
    Sean Penn – as Harvey Milk in Milk (8)
    Jeff Bridges – as Otis “Bad” Blake in Crazy Heart (8)

    Sean Penn – as Jimmy Markum in Mystic River (7)

    Leonardo DiCaprio – as Hugh Glass in The Revenant (6)
    Jean Dujardin – as George Valentin in The Artist (6)
    Colin Firth – as King George VI in The King’s Speech (6)
    Forest Whitaker – as Idi Amin in The Last King of Scotland (6)

    Matthew McConaughey – as Ron Woodroof in Dallas Buyers Club (5)

    Russell Crowe – as Maximus Decimus Meridius in Gladiator (4)
    Eddie Redmayne – as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything (4)

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