List of Chilean Academy Award winners and nominees

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

Best Cinematography[edit]

This list focuses on Chilean-born cinematographers.

Academy Award for Best Cinematography
Year Name Film Status Milestone
2008 Claudio Miranda The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Nominated
2012 Claudio Miranda Life of Pi Won

Best Animated Short Film[edit]

This list focuses on animated short films directed by Chilean-born filmmakers.

Animated Short Film
Year Name Director Status Milestone/Notes
1994 The Janitor Vanessa Schwartz Nominated Canadian film.
2015 Bear Story Pato Escala Pierart and Gabriel Osorio Vargas Won First Chilean animated short film to be nominated for an Academy Award.

Foreign Language Film category[edit]

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

Best Foreign Language Film
Year Film Director Status Milestone/Notes
2012 No Pablo Larraín Nominated

This list focuses on Chilean-born directors that won or were nominated for the foreign language film award for a film submitted by a different country.

Best Foreign Language Film
Year Film Director Status Milestone/Notes
1975 Letters from Marusia Miguel Littin Nominated Submitted by Mexico.
1982 Alsino and the Condor Miguel Littin Nominated Submitted by Nicaragua.
2004 The Sea Inside Alejandro Amenábar Won Submitted by Spain.

Best Music, Original Score[edit]

This list focuses on scores by Chilean-born composers.

Academy Award for Best Original Music Score
Year Name Film Status Milestone
1970 Herbert W. Spencer Scrooge Nominated Spencer was a Chilean-born American composer and orchestrator. Nominated for Best Music, Original Song Score. Shared nomination with English-born Leslie Bricusse and Ian Fraser.
1973 Herbert W. Spencer Jesus Christ Superstar Nominated Nominated for Best Music, Scoring Original Song Score and/or Adaptation. Shared nomination with English-born Andrew Lloyd Webber and German-American André Previn.

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