The actor with the best performance in a leading role award presented by AMPAS (Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences) is the most outstanding recognition that every actor craves for. Commonly referred as Oscar award for best actor it is every actor's dream and the moment of real pride for the one who wins it.
Since their inception in 1927, these awards have been remained the most prestigious awards and are the reason actors indulge themselves in the performance oriented roles so that they can charm the judging panel of academy awards.
In the last 85 years, AMPAS has acknowledged 76 different actors with 86 best actor awards. There have been ties and repeat winners in this duration. This award is not only prestigious but is considered as the ultimate recognition of an actor.
The award looks very royal as the gold plated knight standing on the film reel holding the crusader's sword and hence it tempts many. Here is an info graphic that presents the list of all the best actor academy award winners since its beginning in 1927 to date.