List of French Academy Award winners and nominees

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This is a list of French Academy Award winners and nominees. This list details the performances of French actors, actresses, and films that have either been submitted or nominated for, or have won, an Academy Award (The Oscars) This list is current as of the 87th Academy Awards ceremony held on February 22, 2015.

Best Actor[edit]

This list focuses on French-born actors.

Leading[edit]

Year Winner Title Status Milestone/Notes
1929 Maurice Chevalier The Big Pond Nominated First French actor to be nominated for Best Actor
1930 The Love Parade Nominated
1938 Charles Boyer Maria Walewska Nominated
1939 Algiers Nominated
1945 Gaslight Nominated
1961 Fanny Nominated Most Academy Award nominations - 4 nominations for Best Actor
1990 Gérard Depardieu Cyrano de Bergerac Nominated First actor to be nominated for a French-speaking role.
2011 Jean Dujardin The Artist Won First French actor to win Best Actor

Best Actress[edit]

This list focuses on French-born actresses.

Leading[edit]

Year Winner Film Status Milestone/Notes
1934 Claudette Colbert It Happened One Night Won French-born American actress. First French actress to win Best Actress and to be nominated.
1935 Private Worlds Nominated First French actress to receive more than one Academy Award nomination.
1944 Since You Went Away Nominated Most Academy Award nominations - 3 nominations for Best Actress.
1953 Leslie Caron Lili Nominated
1959 Simone Signoret Room at the Top Won Second French actress to win Best Actress.
1963 Leslie Caron L-Shaped Room, TheThe L-Shaped Room Nominated Second French actress to receive more than one nomination - 2 nominations for Best Actress.
1965 Simone Signoret Ship of Fools Nominated
1966 Anouk Aimée Man and a Woman, AA Man and a Woman Nominated First actress to be nominated for a French-speaking role.
1975 Isabelle Adjani Story of Adele H., TheThe Story of Adele H. Nominated Second actress to be nominated for a French-speaking role.
1976 Marie-Christine Barrault Cousin, cousine Nominated
1989 Isabelle Adjani Camille Claudel Nominated Third French actress to receive more than one nomination - 2 nominations for Best Actress. The first to be nominated for two French-speaking roles.
1992 Catherine Deneuve Indochine Nominated
2000 Juliette Binoche Chocolat Nominated First and only French actress to be nominated for both Leading and Supporting categories. Fourth French actress to receive more than one nomination.
2007 Marion Cotillard Vie en Rose, LaLa Vie en Rose Won First actress to win for a French-speaking role. Fourth French actress to win Best Actress.
2012 Emmanuelle Riva Amour Nominated Oldest Best Actress nominee in the history.
2014 Marion Cotillard Two Days, One Night Nominated Fifth French actress to receive more than one nomination, the second to be nominated for two French-speaking roles and the first to be nominated for a Belgian film.
2016 Isabelle Huppert Elle Nominated

Supporting[edit]

Year Winner Title Status Milestone/Notes
1952 Colette Marchand Moulin Rouge Nominated First French actress to be nominated for Best Supporting Actress
1964 Lila Kedrova Zorba the Greek Won Lila Kedrova was a Russian-born French actress
1966 Jocelyne LaGarde Hawaii Nominated
1996 Juliette Binoche English Patient, TheThe English Patient Won
2011 Bérénice Bejo Artist, TheThe Artist Nominated Bejo was born in Argentina

Best Animated Feature[edit]

This list focuses on French-born film directors.

Year Winner Title Status Milestone/Notes
2003 Sylvain Chomet Triplets of Belleville, TheThe Triplets of Belleville Nominated
2007 Vincent Paronnaud
Marjane Satrapi
Persepolis Nominated Satrapi was born in Iran
2010 Sylvain Chomet Illusionist, TheThe Illusionist Nominated
2011 Alain Gagnol
Jean-Loup Felicioli
A Cat in Paris Nominated
2013 Pierre Coffin Despicable Me 2 Nominated Shared with Chris Renaud & Chris Meledandri
Didier Brunner

Benjamin Renner

Ernest & Celestine Nominated

Best Art Direction[edit]

This list focuses on French-born art directors and set decorators.

Year Name Title Status Milestone/Notes
1931 Lazare Meerson À Nous la Liberté Nominated Lazare Meerson was a Russian-born French and English film art director.
1951 Jean d'Eaubonne La Ronde Nominated
1952 Marcel Vertès Moulin Rouge Won Shared with Paul Sheriff
1954 Max Ophüls Le Plaisir Nominated Max Ophüls was a German-born French
1960 Alexandre Trauner The Apartment Won Nominated with Edward G. Boyle.
1962 Léon Barsacq

Gabriel Béchir

The Longest Day Nominated Shared with Ted Haworth and Vincent Korda
1964 Raphaël Bretton Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte Nominated Shared with William Glasgow
1966 Marc Frédérix
Pierre Guffroy
Is Paris Burning? Nominated Nominated with Willy Holt.
1969 Raphaël Bretton Hello, Dolly! Won Shared with John DeCuir, Jack Martin Smith, Herman A. Blumenthal, Walter M. Scott and George James Hopkins
1970 Pierre-Louis Thévenet Patton Won Shared with Urie McCleary, Gil Parrondo, Antonio Mateos
1972 Raphaël Bretton The Poseidon Adventure Nominated Shared with William J. Creber
1974 The Towering Inferno Nominated Shared with William J. Creber and Ward Preston
1975 Alexandre Trauner The Man Who Would Be King Nominated Nominated with Tony Inglis and Peter James
1980 Pierre Guffroy Tess Won Nominated with Jack Stephens.
1988 Gérard James Dangerous Liaisons Won Shared with Stuart Craig
1990 Jacques Rouxel Cyrano de Bergerac Nominated Nominated with Ezio Frigerio.
1996 Philippe Turlure Evita Nominated Nominated with Brian Morris.
2000 Françoise Benoît-Fresco
Jean Rabasse
Vatel Nominated
2001 Aline Bonetto
Marie-Laure Valla
Amélie Nominated
2004 Aline Bonetto Very Long Engagement, AA Very Long Engagement Nominated
2011 Anne Seibel
Hélène Dubreuil
Midnight in Paris Nominated

Best Cinematography[edit]

This list focuses on French-born cinematographers.

Year Winner Title Status Milestone/Notes
1939 Georges Périnal The Four Feathers Nominated Shared with Osmond Borradaile
1940 The Thief of Bagdad Won First and only French cinematographer to win Best Cinematography - First French cinematographer to receive more than one Academy Award nomination
1953 Henri Alekan Roman Holiday Nominated Shared with Franz Planer
Joseph C. Brun Martin Luther Nominated
1962 Jean Bourgoin

Walter Wottitz

The Longest Day Won
1966 Marcel Grignon Is Paris Burning? Nominated
1980 Ghislain Cloquet Tess Won Ghislain Cloquet was a Belgian-born French cinematographer.
1990 Philippe Rousselot Henry & June Nominated
1992 River Runs Through It, AA River Runs Through It Won
Robert Fraisse The Lover Nominated
1996 Darius Khondji Evita Nominated Darius Khondji is an Iranian-French cinematographer
2001 Bruno Delbonnel Amélie Nominated
2004 Very Long Engagement, AA Very Long Engagement Nominated
2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Nominated
2011 Guillaume Schiffman The Artist Nominated
2013 Bruno Delbonnel Inside Llewyn Davis Nominated Most Academy Award nominations - 4 nominations for Best Cinematography
Philippe Le Sourd The Grandmaster Nominated

Best Costume Design[edit]

This list focuses on French-born costume designers.

Year Winner Title Status Milestone/Notes
1950 Jean Louis Born Yesterday Nominated
1952 Affair in Trinidad Nominated
Marcel Vertès Moulin Rouge Won Marcel Vertès was a French costume designer and illustrator of Hungarian origins
1953 Jean Louis From Here to Eternity Nominated
1954 It Should Happen to You Nominated
A Star Is Born Nominated Shared with Mary Ann Nyberg et Irene Sharaff
Rosine Delamare The Earrings of Madame de… Nominated Shared with Yury Annenkov
Christian Dior Terminal Station Nominated
1955 Jean Louis Queen Bee Nominated
1956 The Solid Gold Cadillac Won
1957 Hubert de Givenchy Funny Face Nominated Shared with Edith Head
Jean Louis Pal Joey Nominated
1958 Bell, book, and candle Nominated
1961 Back Street Nominated
Judgment at Nuremberg Nominated
1965 Ship of Fools Nominated Shared with Bill Thomas
1966 Gambit Nominated
1967 Thoroughly Modern Millie Nominated
1979 Albert Wolsky All That Jazz Won Wolsky is a French-born American designer.
1980 Jean-Pierre Dorléac Somewhere in Time Nominated
1982 Albert Wolsky Sophie's Choice Nominated
1983 Anne-Marie Marchand Return of Martin Guerre, TheThe Return of Martin Guerre Nominated
1985 Albert Wolsky Journey of Natty Gann, TheThe Journey of Natty Gann Nominated
1991 Bugsy Won
Corinne Jorry Madame Bovary Nominated
1992 Albert Wolsky Toys Nominated
2007 Across the Universe Nominated
2008 Revolutionary Road Nominated
2009 Catherine Leterrier Coco Before Chanel Nominated
2016 Madeline Fontaine Jackie Nominated

Best Director[edit]

This list focuses on French-born directors.

Year Winner Title Status Milestone/Notes
1945 Jean Renoir Southerner, TheThe Southerner Nominated
1966 Claude Lelouch Man and a Woman, AA Man and a Woman Nominated
1969 Costa-Gavras Z Nominated Costa-Gavras is a Greek-French director
1974 Roman Polanski Chinatown Nominated Polanski is a French-born Polish director.
François Truffaut Day for Night Nominated
1979 Edouard Molinaro Cage aux Folles, LaLa Cage aux Folles Nominated
1980 Roman Polanski Tess Nominated
1981 Louis Malle Atlantic City Nominated
1984 Roland Joffé The Killing Fields Nominated Roland Joffé is an English-born French director
1986 The Mission Nominated
1990 Barbet Schroeder Reversal of Fortune Nominated Schroeder is an Iranian-born French director.
2002 Roman Polanski Pianist, TheThe Pianist Won
2011 Michel Hazanavicius Artist, TheThe Artist Won

Best Documentary Film[edit]

This list focuses on French-born producers/directors.

Year Winner Title Status Milestone/Notes
1955 René Risacher Crèvecoeur Nominated
1956 Jacques-Yves Cousteau The Silent World Won
1961 René Lafuite Sky Above and Mud Beneath Won Shared with Arthur Cohn
1963 Paul de Roubaix The Link and the Chain Nominated
1964 Jean Aurel 14-18 Nominated Jean Aurel was a Romanian-born French film director and scriptwriter.
Jacques-Yves Cousteau World Without Sun Won
1965 Frédéric Rossif To Die in Madrid Nominated
1966 Haroun Tazieff Le Volcan interdit Nominated
1967 Pierre Schoendoerffer The Anderson Platoon Won
1969 Bernard Chevry Arthur Rubinstein – The Love of Life Won
1971 Marcel Ophüls The Sorrow and the Pity Nominated
1978 Albert Lamorisse The Lovers' Wind Nominated
Michel Gast Raoni Nominated Shared with Jean-Pierre Dutilleux and Barry Hugh Williams
1979 Jacques Bobet Going the Distance Nominated Shared with Paul Cowan
1988 Marcel Ophüls Hôtel Terminus: The Life and Times of Klaus Barbie Won
2001 Jean-Xavier de Lestrade
Denis Poncet
Murder on a Sunday Morning Won
2002 Jacques Perrin Winged Migration Nominated
2005 Yves Darondeau
Luc Jacquet
March of the Penguins Won
2014 Mathilde Bonnefoy Citizenfour Won Shared with Laura Poitras and Dirk Wilutzky
David Rosier The Salt of the Earth Nominated Shared with Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado
2016 Rémi Grellety I Am Not Your Negro Nominated Shared with Raoul Peck and Hébert Peck

Best Editing[edit]

This list focuses on French-born film editors.

Year Winner Title Status Milestone/Notes
1969 Françoise Bonnot Z Won
1989 Noëlle Boisson The Bear Nominated
2002 Hervé de Luze Pianist, TheThe Pianist Nominated
2006 Alex Rodríguez Children of Men Nominated Rodríguez is a French-born Mexican editor
Nominated with Alfonso Cuarón
2007 Juliette Welfling Diving Bell and the Butterfly, TheThe Diving Bell and the Butterfly Nominated
2011 Anne-Sophie Bion
Michel Hazanavicius
Artist, TheThe Artist Nominated

Best Film[edit]

This list focuses on French-born producers.

Year Winner Title Status Milestone/Notes
1969 Jacques Perrin Z Nominated Shared with Ahmed Rachedi
1980 Claude Berri Tess Nominated Shared with Timothy Burrill.
2002 Robert Benmussa
Roman Polanski
Alain Sarde
Pianist, TheThe Pianist Nominated
2009 Nicolas Chartier The Hurt Locker Won First French-produced film to win Best Picture. Shared with Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal and Greg Shapiro
2011 Thomas Langmann Artist, TheThe Artist Won Second French-produced film to win Best Picture
2012 Margaret Ménégoz Amour Nominated Margaret Ménégoz is a German-French film Producer. Shared with Stefan Arndt, Veit Heiduschka and Michael Katz

Best Foreign Language Film[edit]

Year Film Result
1948 Monsieur Vincent Won (Honorary)
1949 The Walls of Malapaga Won (Honorary)
1952 Forbidden Games Won (Honorary)
1956 Gervaise Nominated
1957 Gates of Paris Nominated
1958 Mon Oncle Won
1959 Orfeu Negro Won
1960 The Truth Nominated
1962 Sundays and Cybele Won
1964 The Umbrellas of Cherbourg Nominated
1966 A Man and a Woman Won
1967 Live for Life Nominated
1968 Stolen Kisses Nominated
1969 My Night at Maud's Nominated
1970 Hoa-Binh Nominated
1972 The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie Won
1973 Day for Night Won
1974 Lacombe, Lucien Nominated
1976 Cousin Cousine Nominated
1977 Madame Rosa Won
1978 Get Out Your Handkerchiefs Won
1979 A Simple Story Nominated
1980 Last Metro, TheThe Last Metro Nominated
1982 Coup de Torchon Nominated
1983 Entre Nous Nominated
1985 Three Men and a Cradle Nominated
1986 Betty Blue Nominated
1987 Au revoir les enfants Nominated
1989 Camille Claudel Nominated
1990 Cyrano de Bergerac Nominated
1992 Indochine Won
1996 Ridicule Nominated
1999 East/West Nominated
2000 Taste of Others, TheThe Taste of Others Nominated
2001 Amélie Nominated
2004 The Chorus Nominated
2005 Joyeux Noël Nominated
2008 Class, TheThe Class Nominated
2009 Prophet, AA Prophet Nominated
2015 Mustang Nominated

Best Music[edit]

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

Original Score[edit]

Year Writer Award Film Result
1945 Alexandre Tansman Best Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture Paris Underground Nominated
1962 Michel Magne Best Scoring of Music – Adaptation or Treatment Gigot Nominated
Maurice Jarre Best Score – Substantially Original Lawrence of Arabia Won
1963 Best Scoring of Music – Adaptation or Treatment Sundays and Cybele Nominated
1964 Leo Arnaud Best Scoring of Music – Adaptation or Treatment The Unsinkable Molly Brown Nominated
1965 Michel Legrand Best Scoring of Music – Adaptation or Treatment Umbrellas of Cherbourg, TheThe Umbrellas of Cherbourg Nominated
Jacques Demy
Michel Legrand
Best Score – Substantially Original Nominated
Maurice Jarre Best Score – Substantially Original Doctor Zhivago Won
1968 Michel Legrand Best Score – Substantially Original The Thomas Crown Affair Nominated
Jacques Demy
Michel Legrand
Best Score – Musical Picture (Original or Adaptation) Young Girls of Rochefort, TheThe Young Girls of Rochefort Nominated
1969 Georges Delerue Best Original Score Anne of the Thousand Days Nominated
1970 Francis Lai Best Original Score Love Story Won
1971 Michel Legrand Best Original Dramatic Score Summer of '42 Won
1973 Georges Delerue Best Original Dramatic Score The Day of the Dolphin Nominated
1977 Best Original Score Julia Nominated
Maurice Jarre Best Original Score Mohammad, Messenger of God Nominated
1979 Georges Delerue Best Original Score A Little Romance Won
1980 Philippe Sarde Best Original Score Tess Nominated
1983 Michel Legrand Best Original Song Score and Its Adaptation or Best Adaptation Score Yentl Won
1984 Maurice Jarre Best Original Score Passage to India, AA Passage to India Won
1985 Best Original Score Witness Nominated
Georges Delerue Best Original Score Agnes of God Nominated
1988 Maurice Jarre Best Original Score Gorillas in the Mist: The Story of Dian Fossey Nominated
1990 Best Original Score Ghost Nominated
1996 Gabriel Yared Best Original Score – Dramatic The English Patient Won
1999 Best Original Score The Talented Mr. Ripley Nominated
2003 Best Original Score Cold Mountain Nominated
2006 Alexandre Desplat Best Original Score Queen, TheThe Queen Nominated
2008 Best Original Score Curious Case of Benjamin Button, TheThe Curious Case of Benjamin Button Nominated
2009 Best Original Score Fantastic Mr. Fox Nominated
2010 Best Original Score King's Speech, TheThe King's Speech Nominated
2011 Ludovic Bource Best Original Score Artist, TheThe Artist Won
2012 Alexandre Desplat Best Original Score Argo Nominated
2013 Best Original Score Philomena Nominated
2014 Best Original Score The Grand Budapest Hotel Won
Best Original Score The Imitation Game Nominated

Original Song[edit]

Year Winner Song and Film Status Milestone/Notes
1965 Jacques Demy
Michel Legrand
Umbrellas of Cherbourg, TheThe Umbrellas of Cherbourg
for the song: "I Will Wait for You"
Nominated
1968 Michel Legrand The Thomas Crown Affair
for the song: "The Windmills of Your Mind"
Won
1969 The Happy Ending
for the song: "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?"
Nominated
1970 Pieces of Dreams
for the song: "Pieces of Dream"
Nominated
1972 Maurice Jarre Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean, TheThe Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean
for the song: "Marmalade, Molasses & Honey"
Nominated
2003 Sylvain Chomet The Triplets of Belleville
for the song: "Belleville Rendez-vous
Nominated Nomination shared with Benoit Charest
2004 Christophe Barratier
Bruno Coulais
Chorus, TheThe Chorus
for the song: "Look to Your Path (Vois sur ton chemin)"
Nominated
2009 Reinhardt Wagner
Frank Thomas
Paris 36
for the song: "Loin de Paname"
Nominated
2012 Claude-Michel Schönberg
Alain Boublil
Les Misérables
for the song: "Suddenly"
Nominated Nomination shared with Herbert Kretzmer

Best Short Film[edit]

Live Action[edit]

Year Winner Title Status Milestone/Notes
1949 Gaston Diehl

Robert Hessens

Van Gogh Won
1951 Les Films du Compass Balzac Nominated
1959 Jacques Cousteau The Golden Fish Won
1962 Jean-Claude Carrière
Pierre Étaix
Heureux Anniversaire Won
1963 Marcel Ichac

Paul de Roubaix

Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, AnAn Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge Won
1965 Claude Berri Chicken, TheThe Chicken Won
1974 Paul Claudon

Edmond Séchan

One-Eyed Men Are Kings Won
1992 Sam Karmann Omnibus Won
1993 Didier Flamand The Screw Nominated
2002 Philippe Orreindy

Thomas Gaudin

J'attendrai le suivant Nominated
2003 Lionel Bailliu Squash Nominated
2007 Philippe Pollet-Villard Le Mozart des Pickpockets Won
2008 Elizabeth Marre

Olivier Pont

Manon on the Asphalt Nominated
2013 Xavier Legrand

Alexandre Gavras

Just Before Losing Everything Nominated
2014 Julien Féret Butter Lamp Nominated Shared with Hu Wei
2015 Eric Dupont Ave Maria Nominated Shared with Basil Khalil
2016 Selim Azzazi Ennemis intérieurs Nominated

Animated[edit]

Year Winner Title Status Milestone/Notes
1967 Jean-Charles Meunier Hypothese Beta Nominated
1980 Frédéric Back All Nothing Nominated Frédéric Back is a French-born Canadian producer and director of short films
1981 Crac Won
1987 The Man Who Planted Trees Won
1993 The Mighty River Nominated Shared with Hubert Tison
1997 Sylvain Chomet The Old Lady and the Pigeons Nominated
2007 Samuel Tourneux

Simon Vanesse

Even Pigeons Go to Heaven Nominated
2008 Thierry Marchand Oktapodi Nominated Shared with Emud Mokhberi
2009 Nicolas Schmerkin Logorama Won Schmerkin is an Argentinian-born French producer.
Fabrice O. Joubert French Roast Nominated
2010 Bastien Dubois Madagascar, a Journey Diary Nominated
2013 Laurent Witz
Alexandre Espigares
Mr Hublot Won

Documentary[edit]

Year Winner Title Status Milestone/Notes
1966 Marin Karmitz

Vladimir Forgency

Adolescence Nominated

Best Sound[edit]

Year Winner Title Status Milestone/Notes
1977 Jean-Louis Ducarme Sorcerer Nominated Shared with Robert Knudson, Robert Glass and Richard Tyler
2001 Guillaume Leriche

Vincent Arnardi

Jean Umansky

Amélie Nominated

Best Visual Effects[edit]

Year Winner Title Status Milestone/Notes
1962 Jacques Maumont The Longest Day Won Shared with Robert MacDonald. Last to win before the name changed.
1963 Emil Kosa, Jr. Cleopatra Won First person to win Visual effects after the name change
1969 Eugène Lourié Krakatoa, East of Java Nominated Shared with Alex Weldon
1994 Jacques Stroweis True Lies Nominated Nomination shared with John Bruno, Thomas L. Fisher and Patrick McClung
2010 Nicolas Aithadi Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 Nominated Shared with Tim Burke, John Richardson and Christian Manz.
2012 Cedric Nicolas-Troyan Snow White and the Huntsman Nominated Nomination shared with Philip Brennan, Neil Corbould and Michael Dawson
Guillaume Rocheron Life of Pi Won Nomination shared with Bill Westenhofer, Erik De Boer, and Donald Elliot
2014 Stephane Ceretti
Nicolas Aithadi
Guardians of the Galaxy Nominated Nomination shared with Paul Corbould and Jonathan Fawkner
2016 Stephane Ceretti Doctor Strange Nominated Shared with Richard Bluff, Vincent Cirelli and Paul Corbould

Best Writing[edit]

This list focuses on French-born writers.

Adapted Screenplay[edit]

Year Winner Title Status Milestone/Notes
1951 Jacques Natanson

Max Ophüls

La Ronde Nominated
1963 Serge Bourguignon
Antoine Tudal
Sundays and Cybele Nominated
1968 Roman Polanski Rosemary's Baby Nominated
1969 Costa-Gavras Z Nominated Shared with Jorge Semprún
1977 Jean-Claude Carrière That Obscure Object of Desire Nominated Nominated with Luis Buñuel
1979 Edouard Molinaro
Jean Poiret
Francis Veber
Cage aux Folles, LaLa Cage aux Folles Nominated Nominated with Marcello Danon
1982 Costa-Gavras Missing Won Shared with Donald E. Stewart
1988 Christine Edzard Little Dorrit Nominated
Jean-Claude Carrière Unbearable Lightness of Being, TheThe Unbearable Lightness of Being Nominated
2004 Julie Delpy Before Sunset Nominated Nominated with Americans Richard Linklater, Ethan Hawke and Kim Krizan
2013 Before Midnight Nominated Nominated with Americans Richard Linklater and Ethan Hawke

Original Screenplay[edit]

Year Winner Title Status Milestone/Notes
1946 Jacques Prévert Children of Paradise Nominated
1949 Marcello Pagliero Paisan Nominated Marcello Pagliero was an Italian-French director, actor, and screenwriter. Shared with Alfred Hayes, Federico Fellini, Sergio Amidei and Roberto Rossellini
1955 Jacques Tati

Henri Marquet

Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot Nominated
1956 Albert Lamorisse The Red Balloon Won
1959 Marcel Moussy
François Truffaut
400 Blows, TheThe 400 Blows Nominated Moussy is an Algerian-born French writer.
1960 Marguerite Duras Hiroshima, My Love Nominated Duras was born in French Cochinchina [now Vietnam].
1962 Alain Robbe-Grillet Last Year at Marienbad Nominated
1964 Jean-Paul Rappeneau

Ariane Mnouchkine

Daniel Boulanger

Philippe de Broca

That Man from Rio Nominated
1965 Jacques Demy Umbrellas of Cherbourg, TheThe Umbrellas of Cherbourg Nominated
1966 Claude Lelouch

Pierre Uytterhoeven

Man and a Woman, AA Man and a Woman Won
1970 Eric Rohmer My Night at Maud's Nominated
1972 Jean-Claude Carrière Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, TheThe Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie Nominated Nominated with Luis Buñuel
Louis Malle Murmur of the Heart Nominated
1974 Jean-Louis Richard
Suzanne Schiffman
François Truffaut
Day for Night Nominated
1975 Claude Lelouch

Pierre Uytterhoeven

And Now My Love Nominated
1976 Jean Charles Tacchella
Danièle Thompson
Cousin, cousine Nominated Thompson was born in Monaco.
1980 Jean Gruault My American Uncle Nominated
1987 Louis Malle Goodbye, Children Nominated
2001 Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Guillaume Laurant
Amélie Nominated
2004 Pierre Bismuth
Michel Gondry
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Won Nominated with Charlie Kaufman.
2011 Michel Hazanavicius Artist, TheThe Artist Nominated

Story[edit]

Year Winner Title Status Milestone/Notes
1931 Harry d'Abbadie d'Arrast Laughter Nominated Harry d'Abbadie d'Arrast was an Argentinean born, French screenwriter and director. Shared with Douglas Doty, Donald Stewart
1946 Vladimir Pozner The Dark Mirror Nominated Vladimir Pozner is a Russian-born French writer and translator
1947 Georges Chaperot

René Wheeler

A Cage of Nightingales Nominated
1954 François Boyer Forbidden Games Nominated
1955 Jean Marsan

Henri Troyat

Jacques Perret

Henri Verneuil

Raoul Ploquin

The Sheep Has Five Legs Nominated Henri Troyat was a Russian-born French author, biographer, historian and novelist. Henri Verneuil was a French-Armenian playwright and filmmaker
1956 Jean-Paul Sartre The Proud and the Beautiful Nominated

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