List of Argentine Academy Award winners and nominees

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This is a list of Argentine Academy Award winners and nominees. This list details the performances of Argentine filmmakers, actors, actresses and films that have either been submitted, nominated or have won an Academy Award.

Acting[edit]

This list focuses on Argentine-born actors and actresses.

Supporting Actress[edit]

Supporting Actress
Year Name Film Status Milestone
1987 Norma Aleandro Gaby: A True Story Nominated
2011 Bérénice Bejo The Artist Nominated

Art Direction[edit]

Art Direction
Year Name Film Status Milestone
1995 Eugenio Zanetti Restoration Won
1998 Eugenio Zanetti What Dreams May Come Nominated

Director[edit]

This list focuses on Argentine-born directors.

Director
Year Name Film Status Milestone
1985 Héctor Babenco Kiss of the Spider Woman Nominated

Visual Effects[edit]

Visual Effects
Year Name Film Status Milestone
2002 Pablo Helman Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones Nominated
2005 Pablo Helman War of the Worlds Nominated

Writing categories[edit]

Original Screenplay[edit]

This list focuses on Latin American-born screenplay writers.

Original Screenplay
Year Name Film Status Milestone
1985 Aída Bortnik and Luis Puenzo La historia oficial Nominated

Best Story[edit]

Writing-Story
Year Name Film Status Milestone/Notes
1930/1931 Harry d'Abbadie d'Arrast Laughter Nominated Nomination shared with Douglas Z. Doty and Donald Ogden Stewart, Harry d'Abbadie d'Arrast was an Argentinean born French screenwriter.

Music[edit]

This list focuses on scores or songs created by Argentine-born composers.

Original Score[edit]

Original Score
Year Name Film Status Milestone
1966 Luis Enríquez Bacalov Il vangelo secondo Matteo Nominated
1968 Lalo Schifrin Cool Hand Luke Nominated
1969 Lalo Schifrin The Fox Nominated the Academy Award category was "Best Music, Original Score for a Motion Picture (not a Musical)"
1977 Lalo Schifrin Voyage of the Damned Nominated
1980 Lalo Schifrin The Amityville Horror Nominated
1984 Lalo Schifrin The Sting II Nominated the Academy Award category was "Best Music, Original Song Score and Its Adaptation or Best Adaptation Score"
1985 Jorge Calandrelli The Color Purple Nominated
1995 Luis Enríquez Bacalov Il postino Won
2005 Gustavo Santaolalla Brokeback Mountain Won
2006 Gustavo Santaolalla Babel Won first (and only) Argentine to win two consecutive Oscars in the same category

Original Song[edit]

Original Song
Year Name Film Status Milestone
1981 Lalo Schifrin The Competition Nominated for the song "People Alone";
shared with Will Jennings
2000 Jorge Calandrelli Wo hu cang long Nominated for the song "A Love Before Time";
shared with Tan Dun and James Schamus

Foreign Language Film category[edit]

This list focuses on Argentine films that won or were nominated for the foreign language film award.

Best Foreign Language Film
Year Film Director Status Milestone/Notes
1974 The Truce Sergio Renán Nominated (original title: La tregua)
1984 Camila María Luisa Bemberg Nominated first nomination for Best Foreign Language Film to a film directed by a Latin American woman director
1985 The Official Story Luis Puenzo Won (original title: La historia oficial)
first Latin American film to win for Best Foreign Language Film,
the film was also nominated for Best Original Screenplay
1988 Tango Carlos Saura Nominated (original title: Tango, no me dejes nunca)
2001 Son of the Bride Juan José Campanella Nominated (original title: El hijo de la novia)
2009 The Secret in Their Eyes Juan José Campanella Won (original title: El secreto de sus ojos)
second nomination for Best Foreign Language Film to a film directed by Juan José Campanella, and first to win; second Argentine, and Latin American, film to win for Best Foreign Language Film

Documentary categories[edit]

This list focuses on documentaries directed by Argentine-born filmmakers.

Documentary Feature[edit]

Best Documentary Feature
Documentary Year Award Filmmaker Result
The Mothers of Plaza de Mayo 1985 Best Documentary Feature Susana Blaustein Muñoz and Lourdes Portillo Nominated

Documentary Short Subject[edit]

Best Documentary Short Subject
Documentary Year Award Filmmaker Result
Luther Metke at 94 1980 Best Documentary Short Subject Jorge Preloran Nominated

Short Film categories[edit]

Short Film, Animated[edit]

Best Animated Short Film
Year Film Producer Result
2009 Logorama Nicolas Schmerkin Won

See also[edit]