Meryl Streep and Dustin Hoffman with their Oscars for ‘Kramer vs Kramer’, 1979

Meryl Streep and Dustin Hoffman with their Oscars for ‘Kramer vs Kramer’, 1979

Sidney Poitier was the first Black actor to win the Academy Award for Best Actor (for Lilies of the Field in 1963.)

Sidney Poitier was the first Black actor to win the Academy Award for Best Actor (for Lilies of the Field in 1963.)

Actor Sidney Poitier made film history on April 13, 1964, when he became the first black man to win an Oscar for best actor.

Actor Sidney Poitier made film history on April 13, 1964, when he became the first black man to win an Oscar for best actor.

Academy Award Winners - Robert De Niro - Best Actor Oscar for "Raging Bull" and Sissy Spacek - Best Actress Oscar for "Coal Miner's Daughter" 1980

Academy Award Winners - Robert De Niro - Best Actor Oscar for "Raging Bull" and Sissy Spacek - Best Actress Oscar for "Coal Miner's Daughter" 1980

Best Actor Oscar Winners - 1950s: 1950 Best Actor – José Ferrer in ‘Cyrano de Bergerac’

The Best Actor Oscar Winners of the 1950s

Best Actor Oscar Winners - 1950s: 1950 Best Actor – José Ferrer in ‘Cyrano de Bergerac’

Leonardo Dicaprio won the Academy Award for Best Actor for the film The Revenant in 2016.

Leonardo Dicaprio won the Academy Award for Best Actor for the film The Revenant in 2016.

4/23/14 10:22p The Academy Awards Ceremony 1931:  Best Actor  Oscar Lionel Barrymore for  ''A Free Soul'' 1930-31

4/23/14 10:22p The Academy Awards Ceremony 1931: Best Actor Oscar Lionel Barrymore for ''A Free Soul'' 1930-31

2010 ACADEMY AWARDS ~ Jeff Bridges won the Best Actor Oscar for his performance in CRAZY HEART (2009).

2010 ACADEMY AWARDS ~ Jeff Bridges won the Best Actor Oscar for his performance in CRAZY HEART (2009).

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