List of Nordic Academy Award winners and nominees

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This is a list of Academy Award winners and nominees from the Nordic countries. This list is current as of the 83rd Academy Awards ceremony held on February 27, 2011. The list may be incomplete.

Acting[edit]

Actor in a Leading Role[edit]

Actor
Year Name Country Film Status Milestone/Notes
1988 Max von Sydow Sweden Pelle the Conqueror (Pelle erobreren) Nominated

Actress in a Leading Role[edit]

Actress
Year Name Country Film Status Milestone/Notes
1929-1930 Greta Garbo Sweden Anna Christie Nominated
Greta Garbo Sweden Romance Nominated
1937 Greta Garbo Sweden Camille Nominated
1939 Greta Garbo Sweden Ninotchka Nominated
1943 Ingrid Bergman Sweden For Whom the Bell Tolls Nominated
1944 Ingrid Bergman Sweden Gaslight Won
1945 Ingrid Bergman Sweden The Bells of St. Mary's Nominated
1948 Ingrid Bergman Sweden Joan of Arc Nominated
1956 Ingrid Bergman Sweden Anastasia Won
1972 Liv Ullmann Norway The Emigrants (Utvandrarna) Nominated Ullman is a Norwegian actress who was born in Japan
1975 Ann-Margret Sweden Tommy Nominated
1976 Liv Ullmann Norway Face to Face (Ansikte mot ansikte) Nominated
1978 Ingrid Bergman Sweden Autumn Sonata (Höstsonaten) Nominated

Actor in a Supporting Role[edit]

Supporting Actor
Year Name Country Film Status Milestone/Notes
2011 Max von Sydow Sweden Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Nominated

Actress in a Supporting Role[edit]

Supporting Actress
Year Name Country Film Status Milestone/Notes
1971 Ann-Margret Sweden Carnal Knowledge Nominated
1974 Ingrid Bergman Sweden Murder on the Orient Express Won

Art Direction (and Set Decoration)[edit]

Art Direction and Set Decoration
Year Name Country Film Status Milestone/Notes
1931 Max Rée Denmark Cimarron Won
1983 Anna Asp Sweden Fanny and Alexander (Fanny och Alexander) Won
Susanne Lingheim Sweden

Cinematography[edit]

Cinematography
Year Name Country Film Status Milestone/Notes
1973 Sven Nykvist Sweden Cries and Whispers (Viskningar och rop) Won
1983 Sven Nykvist Sweden Fanny and Alexander (Fanny och Alexander) Won
1988 Sven Nykvist Sweden The Unbearable Lightness of Being Nominated

Costume Design[edit]

Costume Design
Year Name Country Film Status Milestone/Notes
1960 Marik Vos-Lundh Sweden The Virgin Spring (Jungfrukällan) Nominated Vos-Lundh was a Russian-born Swedish designer
1973 Marik Vos-Lundh Sweden Cries and Whispers (Viskningar och rop) Nominated
1975 Ulla-Britt Söderlund Sweden Barry Lyndon Won Nominated with Milena Canonero
Karin Erskine Sweden The Magic Flute (Trollflöjten) Nominated
Henny Noremark Sweden
1983 Marik Vos-Lundh Sweden Fanny and Alexander (Fanny och Alexander) Won

Directing[edit]

Director
Year Name Country Film Status Milestone/Notes
1972 Jan Troell Sweden The Emigrants (Utvandrarna) Nominated
1973 Ingmar Bergman Sweden Cries and Whispers (Viskningar och rop) Nominated
1976 Ingmar Bergman Sweden Face to Face (Ansikte mot ansikte) Nominated
1983 Ingmar Bergman Sweden Fanny and Alexander (Fanny och Alexander) Nominated
1987 Lasse Hallström Sweden My Life as a Dog (Mitt liv som hund) Nominated
1999 Lasse Hallström Sweden The Cider House Rules Nominated

Film[edit]

Film
Year Name Country Film Status Milestone/Notes
1972 Bengt Forslund Sweden The Emigrants (Utvandrarna) Nominated
1973 Ingmar Bergman Sweden Cries and Whispers (Viskningar och rop) Nominated

Foreign Language Film[edit]

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

Foreign Language Film
Year Film Country Director Status Milestone/Notes
1956 Qivitoq Denmark Erik Balling Nominated
1957 Nine Lives Norway Arne Skouen Nominated
1959 Paw Denmark Astrid Henning-Jensen Nominated
1960 The Virgin Spring Sweden Ingmar Bergman Won
1961 Harry and the Butler Denmark Bent Christensen Nominated
Through a Glass Darkly Sweden Ingmar Bergman Won
1964 Raven's End Sweden Bo Widerberg Nominated
1965 Dear John Sweden Lars-Magnus Lindgren Nominated
1969 Ådalen '31 Sweden Bo Widerberg Nominated
1971 The Emigrants Sweden Jan Troell Nominated
1972 The New Land Sweden Jan Troell Nominated
1982 The Flight of the Eagle Sweden Jan Troell Nominated
1983 Fanny and Alexander Sweden Ingmar Bergman Won
1987 Babette's Feast Denmark Gabriel Axel Won
Pathfinder Norway Nils Gaup Nominated
1988 Pelle the Conqueror Denmark Bille August Won
1989 Waltzing Regitze Denmark Kaspar Rostrup Nominated
1991 Children of Nature Iceland Friðrik Þór Friðriksson Nominated
The Ox Sweden Sven Nykvist Nominated
1995 All Things Fair Sweden Bo Widerberg Nominated
1996 The Other Side of Sunday Norway Berit Nesheim Nominated
1999 Under the Sun Sweden Colin Nutley Nominated
2001 Elling Norway Petter Næss Nominated
2002 The Man Without a Past Finland Aki Kaurismäki Nominated
2003 Evil Sweden Mikael Håfström Nominated
2004 As It Is in Heaven Sweden Kay Pollak Nominated
2006 After the Wedding Denmark Susanne Bier Nominated
2010 In a Better World Denmark Susanne Bier Won
2012 Kon-Tiki Norway Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg Nominated
A Royal Affair Denmark Nikolaj Arcel Nominated
2013 The Hunt Denmark Thomas Vinterberg Nominated

Live action short film[edit]

This list focuses on Nordic films that won or were nominated for the live action, short film award.

Best Live Action, Short Film
Year Film Country Director and Producer Status Milestone/Notes
1997 Ernst & Lyset Denmark Anders Thomas Jensen
Kim Magnusson
Nominated
1998 Wolfgang Denmark Anders Thomas Jensen
Kim Magnusson
Nominated
2000 Election Night Denmark Anders Thomas Jensen
Kim Magnusson
Won First openly homosexual couple to win the award together.
2003 Der Er En Yndig Mand Denmark Martin Strange-Hansen Won
2006 The Last Farm Iceland Rúnar Rúnarsson Nominated
2007 Helmer & Son Denmark Søren Pilmark
Kim Magnusson
Nominated
2008 At Night Denmark Christian E. Christiansen
Louise Vesth
Nominated
2009 The Pig Denmark Tivi Magnusson
Dorte Høgh
Nominated
2010 The New Tenants Denmark Joachim Back
Tivi Magnusson
Won
Instead of Abracadabra Sweden Patrik Eklund
Mathias Fjellström
Nominated
2011 Tuba Atlantic Norway Hallvar Witzø Nominated
2013 Pitääkö mun kaikki hoitaa? Finland Selma Vilhunen
Kirsikka Saari
Nominated
Helium Denmark Anders Walter
Kim Magnusson
Won

Best Documentary[edit]

This list focuses on Nordic films that won or were nominated for the Best Documentary award.

Best Documentary
Year Film Country Director/Recipient Status Milestone/Notes
1951 Kon Tiki Sweden Olle Nordemar Won Producer/Editor
1971 Ra Norway Thor Heyerdahl and Lennart Ehrenborg Nominated
2009 Burma VJ Denmark Anders Østergaard and Lise Lense-Møller Nominated
2012 Searching for Sugar Man Sweden Malik Bendjelloul Won Nominated with producer Simon Chinn
2013 The Act of Killing Denmark Signe Byrge Sørensen Nominated Nominated with director Joshua Oppenheimer

Music[edit]

Original Song[edit]

Original Song
Year Name Country Film Status Milestone/Notes
2000 Björk Guðmundsdóttir
Lars von Trier
Sigurjón "Sjón" Sigurðsson
Iceland
Denmark
Iceland
Dancer in the Dark
for the song: "I've Seen it All"
Nominated

Writing[edit]

Adapted Screenplay[edit]

Adapted Screenplay
Year Name Country Film Status Milestone/Notes
1972 Bengt Forslund
Jan Troell
Sweden The Emigrants (Utvandrarna) Nominated
1987 Per Berglund
Brasse Brännström
Lasse Hallström
Reidar Jönsson
Sweden My Life as a Dog (Mitt liv som hund) Nominated
2007 Hawk Otsby Norway Children of Men Nominated Otsby was born in India, but grew up in Norway. Nomination shared with Alfonso Cuarón, David Arata, Timothy J. Sexton, and Mark Fergus.

Original Screenplay[edit]

Original Screenplay
Year Name Country Film Status Milestone/Notes
1959 Ingmar Bergman Sweden Wild Strawberries (Smultronstället) Nominated
1962 Sweden Through a Glass Darkly (Såsom i en spegel) Nominated
1973 Sweden Cries and Whispers (Viskningar och rop) Nominated
1978 Sweden Autumn Sonata (Höstsonaten) Nominated
1983 Sweden Fanny and Alexander (Fanny och Alexander) Nominated

Sound[edit]

Sound Editing[edit]

Sound Editing
Year Name Country Film Status Milestone/Notes
1995 Per Hallberg Sweden Braveheart Won Nominated with Lon Bender
1997 Per Hallberg Sweden Face/Off Nominated Nominated with Mark Stoeckinger
2004 Paul N. J. Ottosson Sweden Spider-Man 2 Nominated
2007 Per Hallberg Sweden The Bourne Ultimatum Won Nominated with Karen Baker Landers
2009 Paul N. J. Ottosson Sweden The Hurt Locker Won
2012 Paul N. J. Ottosson Sweden Zero Dark Thirty Won
Per Hallberg Sweden Skyfall Won Nominated with Karen Baker Landers

Sound Mixing[edit]

Sound Mixing
Year Name Country Film Status Milestone/Notes
2009 Paul N. J. Ottosson Sweden The Hurt Locker Won Nominated with Ray Beckett
2011 Bo Persson Sweden The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Nominated Nominated with David Parker, Michael Semanick and Ren Klyce

Special Categories[edit]

Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award[edit]

This list focuses on recipients of Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award.

Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award
Year Name Country Awarded Status Milestone/Notes
1971 Ingmar Bergman Sweden 43rd Academy awards Won

Academy Honorary Award[edit]

This list focuses on recipients of the Academy Honorary Award.

Academy Honorary Award
Year Name Country Award Status Milestone/Notes
1954 Greta Garbo Sweden Statuette Won "for her unforgettable screen performances.”