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Critics Choice Movie Award for Best Actor winners since 2003

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The Critics Choice Movie Awards shifted from genre-specific to an overall “Best Actor” category at the turn of the millennium, which kicked off a three-peat for Russell Crowe.

Following that historical run, now 20 years ago, was another interesting slice of trivia: a tie.

With that in mind, here’s a look at each winner (or winners) since then, listed by the year the actor received the award…

2003 winners: Daniel Day-Lewis and Jack Nicholson

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Roles: William “Bill the Butcher” Cutting, “Gangs of New York” and Warren Schmidt, “About Schmidt”

2004 winner: Sean Penn

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(Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)

Role: Jimmy Markum, “Mystic River”

2005 winner: Jamie Foxx

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(Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)

Role: Ray Charles, “Ray”

2006 winner: Philip Seymour Hoffman

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(Photo by GERARD BURKHARDT/AFP via Getty Images)

Role: Truman Capote, “Capote”

2007 winner: Forest Whitaker

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(Photo by Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images)

Role: Idi Amin, “The Last King of Scotland”

2008 winner: Daniel Day-Lewis

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Role: Daniel Plainview, “There Will Be Blood”

2009 winner: Sean Penn

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(Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images for VH1)

Role: Harvey Milk, “Milk”

2010 winner: Jeff Bridges

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(Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Role: Otis “Bad” Blake, “Crazy Heart”

2011 winner: Colin Firth

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(Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Role: King George VI, “The King’s Speech”

2012 winner: George Clooney

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(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Role: Matt King, “The Descendants”

2013 winner: Daniel Day-Lewis

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(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Role: Abraham Lincoln, “Lincoln”

2014 winner: Matthew McConaughey

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(Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Critics’ Choice Television Awards)

Role: Ron Woodroof, “Dallas Buyers Club”

2015 winner: Michael Keaton

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(Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for A&E Network)

Role: Riggan Thomson, “Birdman”

2016 winner: Leonardo DiCaprio

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((Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Role: Hugh Glass, “The Revenant”

2017 winner: Casey Affleck

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(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Role: Lee Chandler, “Manchester by the Sea”

2018 winner: Gary Oldman

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(Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for The Critics’ Choice Awards )

Role: Winston Churchill, “Darkest Hour”

2019 winner: Christian Bale

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(Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)

Role: Dick Cheney, “Vice”

2020 winner: Joaquin Phoenix

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(Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)

Role: Arthur Fleck/Joker, “Joker”

2021 winner: Chadwick Boseman

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(Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images for the Critics Choice Association)

Role: Levee Green, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”

2022 winner: Will Smith

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(Photo by Randy Shropshire/Getty Images for Critics Choice Association)

Role: Richard Williams, “King Richard”

2023 winner: Brendan Fraser

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(Photo by MICHAEL TRAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Role: Charlie, “The Whale”

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