List of Puerto Rican Academy Award winners and nominees
|Puerto Rican Academy Award winners and nominees
This is a list of Puerto Rican Academy Award winners and nominees. This list details the performances of Puerto Rican actors, actresses, and films that have either been submitted or nominated for, or have won, an Academy Award.
This list focuses on Puerto Rican-born actors and actresses as well as those with a strong Puerto Rican descent (i.e., Nuyoricans). As of 2010, there have only been three Academy Award winning actors born in Puerto Rico. However, others have been nominated for the awards.
|José Ferrer||1948||Best Supporting Actor||Joan of Arc||Nominated|
|José Ferrer||1950||Best Actor||Cyrano de Bergerac||Won|
|José Ferrer||1952||Best Actor||Moulin Rouge||Nominated|
|Rita Moreno||1961||Best Supporting Actress||West Side Story||Won|
|Rosie Perez||1993||Best Supporting Actress||Fearless||Nominated|
|Benicio del Toro||2000||Best Supporting Actor||Traffic||Won|
|Joaquin Phoenix||Best Supporting Actor||Gladiator||Nominated|
|Benicio del Toro||2003||Best Supporting Actor||21 Grams||Nominated|
|Joaquin Phoenix||2005||Best Actor||Walk the Line||Nominated|
Note: When del Toro and Phoenix were nominated by the Academy for Best Supporting Actor in 2000, it was the first time that two actors born in Puerto Rico were simultaneously nominated for such an honor.
Foreign Language Film category
Puerto Rico has submitted films for the Foreign Film category since 1985. However, as of 2007, only one film has been nominated. This happened in 1990 when Lo que le Pasó a Santiago (from Jacobo Morales) was nominated. The film lost to Italy's Cinema Paradiso.
Films that have been submitted for consideration are:
|La Gran Fiesta||1985||Marcos Zurinaga||Not selected|
|Tango Bar||1988||Marcos Zurinaga||Not selected|
|Lo que le Pasó a Santiago||1989||Jacobo Morales||Nominated|
|Linda Sara||1994||Jacobo Morales||Not selected|
|Héroes de Otra Patria||1998||Iván Dariel Ortíz||Not selected|
|12 Horas||2001||Raúl Marchand Sánchez||Not selected|
|Cayo||2005||Vicente Juarbe||Not selected|
|Ladrones y Mentirosos||2006||Ricardo Méndez Matta||Not selected|
|Maldeamores||2007||Carlos Ruíz Ruíz||Not Selected|
|Kabo y Platón||2009||Edmundo H. Rodríguez||Not Selected|
|Miente||2010||Rafi Mercado||Not Selected|
- Puerto Rico queda excluido de la carrera por el Oscar; El Nuevo Día (October 5, 2011)