Bold indicates winner

 

1927/28 (1st)

  • Richard Barthelmess — The Noose {“Nickie Elkins”}; and The Patent Leather Kid {“The Patent Leather Kid”}
  • Emil Jannings  — The Last Command {“General Dolgorucki [Grand Duke Sergius Alexander]”};
    and The Way of All Flesh {“August Schilling”}

 

1928/29 (2nd) NOTE: THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL NOMINATION.

  • George Bancroft — Thunderbolt {“Thunderbolt Jim Lang”}
  • Warner BaxterIn Old Arizona {“The Cisco Kid”}
  • Chester Morris  — Alibi {“No. 1065, Chick Williams”}
  • Paul Muni — The Valiant {“James Dyke”}
  • Lewis Stone — The Patriot {“Count Pahlen”}

 

1929/30 (3rd)

  • George Arliss — Disraeli {“Benjamin Disraeli”}
  • George Arliss — The Green Goddess {“Oxonian, the Rajah of Rukh”}
  • Wallace Beery — The Big House {“‘Machine Gun’ Butch Schmidt”}
  • Maurice Chevalier — The Big Pond {“Pierre Mirande”}; and The Love Parade {“Count Alfred Renard”}
  • Ronald Colman — Bulldog Drummond {“Hugh ‘Bulldog’ Drummond”}; and Condemned {“Michel”}
  • Lawrence Tibbett — The Rogue Song {“Yegor”}

 

1930/31 (4th)

 

1931/32 (5th) A tie.

 

1932/33 (6th)

1934 (7th)

 

1935 (8th)

 

1936 (9th)

 

1937 (10th)

 

1938 (11th)

 

1939 (12th)