Best Scene: Alec and Laura declare their love for one another.
Best Scene: His courtroom testimony.
Best Scene: Nicholas ignores Francesca's marriage plans.
Best Scene: Christopher is haunted in his room.
Best Scene: Baptiste recreates a mugging through a pantomime.
- Ray Milland in The Lost Weekend
- Jean-Louis Barrault in Children of Paradise
- Claude Rains in Caesar and Cleopatra
- Pierre Brasseur in Children of Paradise
- Edward G. Robinson in Scarlet Street
- James Mason in The Seventh Veil
- Aldo Fabrizi in Rome, Open City
- Cornel Wilde in Leave Her to Heaven
- Trevor Howard in Brief Encounter
- Denjuro Okochi in The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail
- Marcello Pagliero in Rome, Open City
- Robert Walker in The Clock
- Burgess Meredith in The Story of G.I. Joe
- Robert Montgomery in They Were Expendable
- John Wayne in They Were Expendable
- Humphrey Bogart in Conflict
- Paul Muni in A Song to Remember
- Gene Kelly in Anchors Aweigh
- Tom Neal in Detour
- Bing Crosby in The Bells of Saint Mary's
- Cornel Wilde in A Song to Remember
- Dennis Morgan in Christmas in Connecticut
- Arturo de Cordova in A Medal for Benny
- Gregory Peck in Spellbound