Description of . J.K. Simmons poses backstage with the Oscar for best Actor in a Supporting Role for "Whiplash" at the 87th Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015. (Photo by David Crane / Los Angeles Daily News)
Amazing photo. 1962, American actors Gregory Peck (1916 - 2003) and Mary Badham review the script for the film, 'To Kill a Mockingbird' directed by Robert Mulligan, on the set of the film. Peck won his only Oscar for Best Actor for his role in the film, while Badham was nominated for Best Supporting Actress. (Photo by Universal Studios/Getty Images)
Sir Laurence Olivier, 22nd actor to win the Best Actor Oscar. Olivier is considered to have been one of the greatest actors of the 20th century. In all, he held 12 Oscar nominations, with 2 awards (for Best Actor and Best Picture for "Hamlet" 1948), plus 2 honorary awards. Olivier was nominated 9 times for Best Actor and once for Best Supporting Actor. He also won 5 Emmy Awards. Olivier was the youngest actor to be knighted.
80th Academy Awards - 2008 Oscar Best Actor Winner Daniel Day Lewis"There will be Blood" .This is his fourth nomination in this category. He won an Oscar for his performance in My Left Foot (1989) and was nominated for In the Name of the Father (1993) and Gangs of New York (2002).