List of Greek Academy Award winners and nominees

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

Best Picture[edit]

Academy Award for Best Picture
Year Name Film Status Milestone
1963 Elia Kazan America, America Nominated Kazan is Turkish-Born Greek
1964 Michael Cacoyannis Zorba the Greek Nominated Cacoyannis is Cypriot-Born Greek
1995 Bill Miller
George Miller
Babe Nominated Both Millers are Australian-Born Greek, Shared with Doug Mitchell
2011 Alexander Payne The Descendants Nominated Payne is American-Born Greek, Shared with Jim Burke & Jim Taylor

Best Director[edit]

Academy Award for Best Director
Year Name Film Status Milestone
1948 Elia Kazan Gentleman's Agreement Won
1951 A Streetcar Named Desire Nominated
1954 On the Waterfront Won
1955 East of Eden Nominated
1963 America, America Nominated
1964 Michael Cacoyannis Zorba the Greek Nominated
1969 Costa-Gavras Z Nominated
2004 Alexander Payne Sideways Nominated
2011 The Descendants Nominated
2013 Nebraska Nominated

Best Actor[edit]

Academy Award for Best Actor
Year Name Film Status Milestone
2012 Hugh Jackman Les Misérables Nominated Jackman is Greek due to a Paternal Great-Grandfather.[1]

Best Actress[edit]

Academy Award for Best Actress
Year Name Film Status Milestone
1960 Melina Mercouri Never on Sunday Nominated

Best Supporting Actor[edit]

Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
Year Name Film Status Milestone
1961 George Chakiris West Side Story Won Chakiris is American-born Greek.
1962 Telly Savalas Birdman of Alcatraz Nominated Savalas is American-born Greek.
1975 Chris Sarandon Dog Day Afternoon Nominated Sarandon is American-born Greek.

Best Supporting Actress[edit]

Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
Year Name Film Status Milestone
1944 Katina Paxinou For Whom the Bell Tolls Won First Greek Cinema Actor or Actress to win Oscar [2]
1987 Olympia Dukakis Moonstruck Won Dukakis is American-Born Greek

Best Original Screenplay[edit]

Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay
Year Name Film Status Milestone
1963 Elia Kazan America, America Nominated
1992 George Miller Lorenzo's Oil Nominated Shared with Nick Enright

Best Adapted Screenplay[edit]

Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
Year Name Film Status Milestone
1964 Michael Cacoyannis Zorba the Greek Nominated
1969 Costa-Gavras Z Nominated Shared with Jorge Semprún
1982 Missing Won Shared with Donald E. Stewart
1995 George Miller Babe Nominated Shared with Chris Noonan
1999 Alexander Payne Election Nominated Shared with Jim Taylor
2004 Sideways Won
2011 The Descendants Won Shared with Nat Faxon & Jim Rash

Best Art Direction[edit]

Academy Award for Best Art Direction
Year Name Film Status Milestone
1964 Vassilis Fotopoulos Zorba the Greek Won Black & White

Best Cinematography[edit]

Academy Award for Best Cinematography
Year Name Film Status Milestone
2013 Phedon Papamichael Nebraska Nominated

Best Costume Design[edit]

Academy Award for Best Costume Design
Year Name Film Status Milestone
1960 Theoni V. Aldredge Never on Sunday Nominated Black & White Category
1962 Phaedra Nominated
1974 The Great Gatsby Won

Best Original Score[edit]

Academy Award for Best Original Score
Year Name Film Status Milestone
1981 Vangelis Chariots of Fire Won

Best Original Song[edit]

Academy Award for Best Original Song
Year Name Film Status Milestone
1960 Manos Hatzidakis Never on Sunday Won For the song "Ta Paidia Tou Piraia" ("Never on Sunday").

Best Animated Feature[edit]

Academy Award for Best Animated Feature
Year Name Film Status Milestone
2006 George Miller Happy Feet Won

Best Documentary Feature[edit]

Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature
Year Name Film Status Milestone
2009 Louie Psihoyos The Cove Won Shared with Fisher Stevens; Psihoyos is American-born Greek.

Foreign Language Film category[edit]

See also[edit]