1980 (53rd)

  • Robert De NiroRaging Bull {“Jake LaMotta”}
  • Robert Duvall — The Great Santini {“Bull Meechum”}
  • John Hurt — The Elephant Man {“John Merrick”}
  • Jack Lemmon — Tribute {“Scottie Templeton”}
  • Peter O’Toole — The Stunt Man {“Eli Cross”}

 

1981 (54th)

  • Warren Beatty — Reds {“John ‘Jack’ Reed”}
  • Henry FondaOn Golden Pond {“Norman Thayer, Jr.”}
  • Burt Lancaster — Atlantic City {“Lou”}
  • Dudley Moore — Arthur {“Arthur Bach”}
  • Paul Newman — Absence of Malice {“Michael Gallagher”}

 

1982 (55th)

  • Dustin Hoffman — Tootsie {“Michael Dorsey/Dorothy Michaels”}
  • Ben KingsleyGandhi {“Mahatma Gandhi”}
  • Jack Lemmon — Missing {“Edmund Horman”}
  • Paul NewmanThe Verdict {“Frank Galvin”}
    Peter O’Toole — My Favorite Year {“Alan Swann”}

 

1983 (56th)

  • Michael Caine — Educating Rita {“Dr. Frank Bryant”}
  • Tom Conti  — Reuben, Reuben {“Gowan McGland”}
  • Tom Courtenay — The Dresser {“Norman”}
  • Robert Duvall — Tender Mercies {“Mac Sledge”}
  • Albert Finney  — The Dresser {“Sir”}

 

1984 (57th)

  • F. Murray AbrahamAmadeus {“Antonio Salieri”}
  • Jeff Bridges — Starman {“Starman”}
  • Albert Finney — Under the Volcano {“Geoffrey Firmin”}
  • Tom Hulce — Amadeus {“Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart”}
  • Sam Waterston — The Killing Fields {“Sydney Schanberg”}

 

1985 (58th)

  • Harrison Ford — Witness {“John Book”}
  • James Garner — Murphy’s Romance {“Murphy Jones”}
  • William Hurt — Kiss of the Spider Woman {“Luis Molina”}
  • Jack Nicholson — Prizzi’s Honor {“Charley Partanna”}
  • Jon Voight — Runaway Train {“Manny”}

 

1986 (59th)

  • Dexter Gordon — ‘Round Midnight {“Dale Turner”}
  • Bob Hoskins — Mona Lisa {“George”}
  • William Hurt — Children of a Lesser God {“James”}
  • Paul NewmanThe Color of Money {“Eddie Felson”}
  • James Woods — Salvador {“Richard Boyle”}

 

1987 (60th)

  • Michael Douglas — Wall Street {“Gordon Gekko”}
  • William Hurt — Broadcast News {“Tom Grunick”}
  • Marcello Mastroianni — Dark Eyes {“Romano”}
  • Jack Nicholson — Ironweed {“Francis Phelan”}
  • Robin Williams — Good Morning, Vietnam {“Adrian Cronauer”}

 

1988 (61st)

  • Gene Hackman — Mississippi Burning {“Anderson”}
  • Tom Hanks —  Big {“Josh”}
  • Dustin Hoffman — Rain Man {“Raymond Babbitt”}
  • Edward James Olmos — Stand and Deliver {“Jaime Escalante”}
  • Max von Sydow — Pelle the Conqueror {“Lasse Karlsson”}

 

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