Talk:Academy Award for Best Actor

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List of films with more than one nomination

Year Film Nominees
1935 Mutiny on the Bounty
Best Picture
Clark Gable
Charles Laughton
Franchot Tone
1944 Going My Way
Best Picture
Bing Crosby
Barry Fitzgerald
1953 From Here to Eternity
Best Picture
Montgomery Clift
Burt Lancaster
1956 Giant James Dean
Rock Hudson
1958 The Defiant Ones Tony Curtis
Sidney Poitier
1961 Judgment at Nuremberg Maximilian Schell
Spencer Tracy
1964 Becket Richard Burton
Peter O'Toole
1969 Midnight Cowboy
Best Picture
Dustin Hoffman
Jon Voight
1972 Sleuth Michael Caine
Laurence Olivier
1976 Network Peter Finch
William Holden
1983 The Dresser Tom Courtenay
Albert Finney
1984 Amadeus
Best Picture
F. Murray Abraham
Tom Hulce

On the list only Franchot Tone, Barry Fitzgerald, Montgomery Clift, James Dean, Rock Hudson, Tony Curtis, Richard Burton, Peter O'Toole, Michael Caine, Tom Courtenay, Albert Finney and Tom Hulce never won the Best Actor. Caine and Fitzgerald have won Best Supporting Actor and O'Toole won the Honorary Award in 2003.

Best Actor winners on the list are Clark Gable (1934), Charles Laughton (1933), Bing Crosby (1944), Burt Lancaster (1960), Sidney Poitier (1963), Maximilian Schell (1961), Spencer Tracy (1937 and 1938), Dustin Hoffman (1979 and 1988), Jon Voight (1978), Laurence Olivier (1948), Peter Finch (1976), William Holden (1953), F. Murray Abraham (1984)

Splitting table by decade

Left a note at User talk:Michael 182 about his changes to the 4 related AA acting articles. Do any other editors/readers care about keeping the list as one continuous sortable table, or do you prefer a split by decade, and if so, why? Thanks. Brian W. Schaller (talk) 00:50, 2 November 2017 (UTC)

No comments in a week, so nobody seems to care. Leaving it split is ok with this editor. Isn't anyone else watching this 'featured' list? Brian W. Schaller (talk) 22:54, 8 November 2017 (UTC)

Move most of the images to a Wikimedia gallery?

Any objection to moving the large number of images to a Wikimedia gallery with a clear, prominent link at the top of the 'See also' section and maybe also at the top of the table? The only images, imho, should be the current winner (in the infobox) and maybe those few actors with many wins in a small gallery near the bottom. Readers can easily click over to a nice, full gallery of all winners if that's all they desire, or look at the table for all the information without the many images squeezing the table, possibly slowing page loads and any sorting. In the actress articles, the images have overrun into the following sections on widescreen monitors. Also, it seems one must scroll past all the images on some phone browsers just to see the table (not that a tiny phone screen is a good idea for looking at such a large table). All four AA acting awards tables would probably benefit from less images, but of course people love seeing other people, esp. famous ones, so no changes till some consensus is reached here first. If no answer in a week, however, I'll probably just be bold, like some others around here, and see what happens as very few people are looking at this talk page. Brian W. Schaller (talk) 19:36, 3 December 2017 (UTC)

No response for over a week, so the changes were made and a complete gallery of all winners assembled in Wikimedia. The same change is planned for the other three related AA actor/actress articles in coming days, unless some logical objections are made very soon. Also, the directors list article has a similar set of many images (about 40 of the claimed 69 winners), so that one may also be changed. No other Academy Award list or table includes more than a few images, as seems more appropriate for a simple encyclopedic list article containing many names where not all can, or should, have an image shown. Nor should editors subjectively choose about half or so of all the names for specific ones that will have their image included, with no apparent criteria for inclusion/exclusion specified. Brian W. Schaller (talk) 00:40, 13 December 2017 (UTC)
See more at Best Actress Talk page. Brian W. Schaller (talk) 10:00, 18 December 2017 (UTC)
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