List of German-speaking Academy Award winners and nominees

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Maximilian Schell in Judgement at Nuremberg.

This is a list of Academy Award winners and nominees of German, Austrian or Swiss-German nationality. This list details the performances of Germany's filmmakers, actors, actresses and films that have either been nominated or have won an Academy Award (Oscar).

Acting categories[edit]

Actor in a Leading Role[edit]

Actor
Year Name Country Film Status Milestone/Notes
1929 Emil Jannings Germany The Way of All Flesh & The Last Command Won Jannings was a Swiss-born German actor.
1930 Paul Muni Austria The Valiant Nominated No official nominees were announced that year.
1934 Paul Muni Austria I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang Nominated
1936 Paul Muni Austria Black Fury Nominated This was a write-in candidate, who came in second on the final ballots. It was not an official nomination.
1937 Paul Muni Austria The Story of Louis Pasteur Won
1938 Paul Muni Austria The Life of Emile Zola Nominated
1960 Paul Muni Austria The Last Angry Man Nominated
1962 Maximilian Schell AustriaSwitzerland Judgment at Nuremberg Won Schell was an Austro-Swiss actor.
1966 Oskar Werner Austria Ship of Fools Nominated
1976 Maximilian Schell AustriaSwitzerland The Man in the Glass Booth Nominated
1979 Jon Voight Germany Coming Home Won Voight is American of German and Slovak descent.
1994 Tom Hanks Germany Philadelphia Won Hanks is American of German, as well as Portuguese and English, descent.
1995 Tom Hanks Germany Forrest Gump Won
2016 Michael Fassbender GermanyRepublic of Ireland Steve Jobs Nominated Fassbender is a German-born Irish actor

Actor in a Supporting Role[edit]

Supporting Actor
Year Name Country Film Status Milestone/Notes
1938 Joseph Schildkraut Austria The Life of Emile Zola Won
1941 Albert Bassermann Germany Foreign Correspondent Nominated
1949 Oskar Homolka Austria I Remember Mama Nominated
1951 Erich von Stroheim Austria Sunset Boulevard Nominated
1959 Theodore Bikel Austria The Defiant Ones Nominated
1978 Maximilian Schell AustriaSwitzerland Julia Nominated First German-speaking actor to be nominated in two different categories.
1986 Klaus Maria Brandauer Austria Out of Africa Nominated
1997 Armin Mueller-Stahl Germany Shine Nominated
2009 Christoph Waltz AustriaGermany Inglourious Bastards Won Waltz is an Austrian-German actor.
2012 Christoph Waltz AustriaGermany Django Unchained Won
2013 Michael Fassbender GermanyRepublic of Ireland 12 Years a Slave Nominated Fassbender is a German-born Irish actor

Actress in a Leading Role[edit]

Luise Rainer in The Great Ziegfeld.
Actress
Year Name Country Film Status Milestone/Notes
1931 Marlene Dietrich Germany Morocco Nominated
1936 Elisabeth Bergner Austria Escape Me Never Nominated
1937 Luise Rainer Germany The Great Ziegfeld Won Due to the political atmosphere, Rainer was promoted to be Austrian by this time.
1938 Luise Rainer Germany The Good Earth Won First actor regardless of gender to win two consecutive awards.[1]
1969 Barbra Streisand Austria Funny Girl Won Streisand is American of Austrian-Jewish, as well as Russian-Jewish, descent.
2010 Sandra Bullock United StatesGermany The Blind Side Won Bullock is half German. Until her 18th birthday she retained German citizenship.[2]
2013 Sandra Bullock United StatesGermany Gravity Nominated

Actress in a Supporting Role[edit]

Supporting Actress
Year Name Country Film Status Milestone/Notes
1962 Lotte Lenya Austria The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone Nominated
1964 Lilia Skala Austria Lilies of the Field Nominated

Best Art Direction[edit]

Art Direction
Year Name Country Film Status Milestone/Notes
1928 Rochus Gliese Germany Sunrise Nominated
1929 Hans Dreier Germany The Patriot Nominated No official nominees had been announced this year.
1930 Hans Dreier Germany The Vagabond King Nominated
The Love Parade Nominated
1931 Hans Dreier Germany Morocco Nominated
1934 Hans Dreier Germany A Farewell to Arms Nominated
1938 Hans Dreier Germany Souls at Sea Nominated
1939 Carl Jules Weyl Germany The Adventures of Robin Hood Won
Hans Dreier Germany If I Were King Nominated
1940 Hans Dreier Germany Beau Geste Nominated
1941 Hans Dreier Germany Arise, My Love Nominated Nominated in the black-and-white category.
North West Mounted Police Nominated Nominated in the color category.
1942 Hans Dreier Germany Hold Back the Dawn Nominated Nominated in the black-and-white category.
1943 Hans Dreier Germany Take a Letter, Darling Nominated Nominated in the black-and-white category.
Reap the Wild Wind Nominated Nominated in the color category.
Hans Dreier Germany Five Graves to Cairo Nominated Nominated in the black-and-white category.
For Whom the Bell Tolls Nominated Nominated in the color category.
Hans Dreier Germany No Time for Love Nominated Nominated in the black-and-white category.
Lady in the Dark Nominated Nominated in the color category.
Paul Huldschinsky Germany Gaslight Won
1944 Carl Jules Weyl Germany Mission to Moscow Nominated
Hans Dreier

Ernst Fegté

Germany

Germany

Five Graves to Cairo Nominated
1945 Walter Holscher Germany Address Unknown Nominated Holscher was a German-born American art director
Ernst Fegté Germany The Princess and the Pirate Nominated
1946 Hans Dreier Germany Love Letters Nominated Nominated in the black-and-white category.
Hans Dreier

Ernst Fegté

Frenchman's Creek Won Nominated in the color category.
1947 Hans Dreier Germany Kitty Nominated Nominated in the black-and-white category.
1948 Alfred Junge Germany Black Narcissus Won Nominated in the color category.
1949 Hein Heckroth Germany The Red Shoes Won Nominated in the color category.
1950 Harry Horner Austria The Heiress Won Nominated in the black-and-white category.
William Kellner Austria Saraband for Dead Lovers Nominated Nominated in the color category.
1951 Ernst Fegté Germany Destination Moon Nominated
Hans Dreier Germany Sunset Boulevard Won Nominated in the black-and-white category. / First person to win both art direction categories in the same year.
Samson and Delilah Won Nominated in the color category.
1952 Hein Heckroth Germany The Tales of Hoffmann Nominated Nominated in the color category.
1954 Paul Markwitz

Fritz Maurischat

Germany Martin Luther Nominated Nominated in the black-and-white category.
Alfred Junge Germany Knights of the Round Table Nominated Nominated in the color category.
1955 Max Ophüls Germany Le Plaisir Nominated First person to receive nominations for writing and art direction.
1958 Walter Holscher Germany Pal Joey Nominated
1960 Franz Bachelin Germany Journey to the Center of the Earth Nominated
William Kellner Austria Suddenly, Last Summer Nominated Nominated in the black-and-white category.
1961 Harry Horner Austria Spartacus Won Nominated in color category.
1969 Harry Lange Germany 2001: A Space Odyssey Nominated Lange was a German-born British
1970 Harry Horner Austria They Shoot Horses, Don't They? Nominated
1973 Hans Jürgen Kiebach
Herbert Strabel
Rolf Zehetbauer
Germany
Germany
Germany
Cabaret Won
1981 Harry Lange Germany Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back Nominated
1997 Brigitte Broch Germany Romeo + Juliet Nominated Broch is a German-Mexican production designer
2002 Brigitte Broch Germany Moulin Rouge! Won
2016 Bernhard Henrich Germany Bridge of Spies Nominated

Best Cinematography[edit]

Cinematography
Year Name Country Film Status Milestone/Notes
1938 Karl Freund Germany The Good Earth Won
1942 Karl Freund Germany The Chocolate Soldier Nominated Nominated in the black-and-white category.
Blossoms in the Dust Nominated Nominated in the color category.
1950 Franz Planer Austria Champion Nominated Nominated in the black-and-white category.
1952 Franz Planer Austria Death of a Salesman Nominated Nominated in the black-and-white category.
1954 Franz Planer Austria Roman Holiday Nominated Nominated in the black-and-white category.
1960 Franz Planer Austria The Nun's Story Nominated Nominated in the color category.
1962 Eugen Schüfftan Germany The Hustler Won Nominated in the black-and-white category.
Franz Planer Austria The Children's Hour Nominated Nominated in the black-and-white category.
1965 Walter Lassally Germany Zorba the Greek Won Lassally is a German-born British cinematographer.
1981 Ralf D. Bode Germany Coal Miner's Daughter Nominated Bode was a German-born American cinematographer
1983 Jost Vacano Germany Das Boot Nominated
1988 Michael Ballhaus Germany Broadcast News Nominated
1990 Michael Ballhaus Germany The Fabulous Baker Boys Nominated
2003 Michael Ballhaus Germany Gangs of New York Nominated
2010 Christian Berger Austria The White Ribbon Nominated

Best Costume Design[edit]

Costume Design
Year Name Country Film Status Milestone/Notes
1952 Hein Heckroth Germany The Tales of Hoffmann Nominated Nominated in the color category.
1952 Edith Head Germany A Place in the Sun Won Head was American of German-Jewish descent. Won in the black-and-white category.
1954 Edith Head Germany Roman Holiday Won Won in the black-and-white category.
1955 René Hubert Switzerland Désirée Nominated
Edith Head Germany Sabrina Won
1963 Ruth Morley Austria The Miracle Worker Nominated Morley was an Austrian-born American costume designer
1965 René Hubert Switzerland The Visit Nominated
2012 Lisy Christl Germany Anonymous Nominated

Best Documentary[edit]

Feature Film[edit]

Documentary Feature
Year Name Country Film Status Milestone/Notes
1950 Curt Oertel Germany The Titan: Story of Michelangelo Won
1960 Bernhard Grzimek Germany Serengeti darf nicht sterben Won
1961 Arthur Cohn Switzerland Le Ciel et la boue Won
1971 Harald Reinl Germany Erinnerungen an die Zukunft Nominated
1972 Marcel Ophüls United StatesGermany Le chagrin et la pitié Nominated Ophüls is a German-born US-American filmmaker.
1974 Bengt von zur Mühlen Germany Schlacht um Berlin Nominated
1981 Bengt von zur Mühlen
Arthur Cohn
Germany
Switzerland
Der Gelbe Stern Nominated
1989 Marcel Ophüls United StatesGermany Hôtel Terminus Won
1991 Arthur Cohn Switzerland American Dream Won
1999 Kenneth Lipper Germany The Last Days Won Lipper is American of German-Jewish descent. Shared with James Moll.
2000 Arthur Cohn Switzerland One Day in September Won
Wim Wenders Germany Buena Vista Social Club Nominated
2002 Christian Frei Switzerland War Photographer Nominated
2006 Hubert Sauper Austria Darwin's Nightmare Nominated
2009 Werner Herzog Germany Encounters at the End of the World Nominated
2012 Wim Wenders

Gian-Piero Ringel

Germany Pina Nominated
2014 Gil Friesen Germany
Russia
United States
20 Feet from Stardom Won Friesen was American of German-Russian descent. Shared with Morgan Neville and Caitrin Rogers.
2015 Wim Wenders Germany The Salt of the Earth Nominated
Dirk Wilutzky Germany Citizenfour Won

Short Subject[edit]

Documentary (Short Subject)
Year Name Country Film Status Milestone/Notes
1973 Peter Schamoni Germany Hundertwassers Regentag Nominated
1976 Manfred Baier Germany Millions of Years Ahead of Man Nominated
2004 Katja Esson Germany Ferry Tales Nominated

Best Director[edit]

Director
Year Name Country Film Status Milestone/Notes
1929 Ernst Lubitsch Germany The Patriot Nominated No official nominees were announced that year.
1930 Ernst Lubitsch Germany The Love Parade Nominated
1931 Josef von Sternberg Austria Morocco Nominated
1932 Josef von Sternberg Austria Shanghai Express Nominated
1936 Michael Curtiz Hungary
Austria
Captain Blood Nominated This was a write-in candidate, who came in second on the final ballots. It was not an official nomination.
1937 William Wyler Switzerland Dodsworth Nominated
1938 William Dieterle Germany The Life of Emile Zola Nominated
1939 Michael Curtiz Hungary
Austria
Four Daughters Nominated
Hungary
Austria
Angels with Dirty Faces Nominated
1940 William Wyler Switzerland Wuthering Heights Nominated
1941 William Wyler Switzerland The Letter Nominated
1942 William Wyler Switzerland The Little Foxes Nominated
1943 William Wyler Switzerland Mrs. Miniver Won
1943 Michael Curtiz Hungary
Austria
Yankee Doodle Dandy Nominated
1944 Michael Curtiz Hungary
Austria
Casablanca Won Curtiz was a Hungarian immigrant to Austria before moving to the US.
1945 Billy Wilder Austria Double Indemnity Nominated
Otto Preminger Austria Laura Nominated
1946 Billy Wilder Austria The Lost Weekend Won
1947 Robert Siodmak Germany The Killers Nominated
William Wyler Switzerland The Best Years of Our Lives Won
1948 Henry Koster Germany The Bishop's Wife Nominated
1949 Fred Zinnemann Austria The Search Nominated
1950 William Wyler Switzerland The Heiress Nominated
1951 Billy Wilder Austria Sunset Boulevard Nominated
1952 William Wyler Switzerland Detective Story Nominated
1953 Fred Zinnemann Austria High Noon Nominated
1954 William Wyler Switzerland Roman Holiday Nominated
Billy Wilder Austria Stalag 17 Nominated
Fred Zinnemann Austria From Here to Eternity Won
1955 Billy Wilder Austria Sabrina Nominated
1957 William Wyler Switzerland Friendly Persuasion Nominated
1958 Billy Wilder Austria Witness for the Prosecution Nominated
1960 William Wyler Switzerland Ben Hur Won
Billy Wilder Austria Some Like It Hot Nominated
Fred Zinnemann Austria The Nun's Story Nominated
1961 Billy Wilder Austria The Apartment Won
Fred Zinnemann Austria The Sundowners Nominated
1964 Otto Preminger Austria The Cardinal Nominated
1966 William Wyler Switzerland The Collector Nominated Holding the record for the most nominations in this category (12).
1967 Fred Zinnemann Austria A Man for All Seasons Won
1967 Mike Nichols Germany Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Nominated
1968 Mike Nichols Germany The Graduate Won
1976 Robert Altman Germany Nashville Nominated Altman was American of German, as well as Irish and English, descent.
1978 Fred Zinnemann Austria Julia Nominated
1983 Wolfgang Petersen Germany Das Boot Nominated
1984 Mike Nichols Germany Silkwood Nominated
1989 Mike Nichols Germany Working Girl Nominated
2012 Michael Haneke Austria Amour Nominated Haneke is a German-born Austrian filmmaker.

Best Editing[edit]

Editing
Year Name Country Film Status Milestone/Notes
1939 Tom Held Germany The Great Waltz Nominated
Test Pilot Nominated
1951 Oswald Hafenrichter Austria The Third Man Nominated
1973 Peter Zinner Austria The Godfather Nominated
1979 Peter Zinner Austria The Deer Hunter Won
1983 Hannes Nikel Germany Das Boot Nominated
Peter Zinner Austria An Officer and a Gentleman Nominated
1985 Rudi Fehr
Kaja Fehr
Germany
United StatesGermany
Prizzi's Honor Nominated Kaja Fehr is the US-born daughter of Rudi Fehr.

Best Foreign Language Film[edit]

This list contains nominated films that were primary shot in German. Therefore submissions from Hungary, Belgium and the Netherlands are as well considered. Furthermore all nominated films from Switzerland that were primary shot in French are omitted such as La Diagonale du fou (which won in 1985) as well as Amour, the Austrian submission for 2013 with all of its dialogue in French.

Foreign Language Film
Year Director Country Film Status Milestone/Notes
1957 Helmut Käutner Germany Der Hauptmann von Köpenick Nominated Producers Gyula Trebitsch and Walter Koppel were officially nominated in 1957.
1958 Robert Siodmak Germany Nachts, wenn der Teufel kam Nominated
1959 Franz Peter Wirth Germany Helden Nominated
1960 Bernhard Wicki Germany Die Brücke Nominated
1971 Maximilian Schell Switzerland Erste Liebe Nominated
1974 Maximilian Schell Germany Der Fußgänger Nominated First filmmaker to have two of his films nominated for different countries.
1977 Frank Beyer East Germany Jakob der Lügner Nominated First and only film from East Germany to be nominated for an Academy Award.
1979 Hans W. Geißendörfer Germany Die gläserne Zelle Nominated
1980 Volker Schlöndorff Germany Die Blechtrommel Won
1982 István Szabó Hungary Mephisto Won Shot entirely in German, this was the first film that won for being in another language than the one of the country that submitted it.
Markus Imhoof Switzerland Das Boot ist voll Nominated
1986 Agnieszka Holland Germany Bittere Ernte Nominated First female filmmaker to direct a German-language nominated film.
István Szabó Hungary Oberst Redl Nominated
1987 Wolfgang Glück Austria 38 – Auch das war Wien Nominated
1989 Gérard Corbiau Belgium Le maître de musique Nominated Some parts in English, French & Italian.
1991 Michael Verhoeven Germany Das schreckliche Mädchen Nominated First subimission of United Germany to be nominated.
Xavier Koller Switzerland Reise der Hoffnung Won Some parts in Turkish
1993 Helmut Dietl Germany Schtonk! Nominated
1998 Caroline Link Germany Jenseits der Stille Nominated Some parts in English, German Sign Language & Spanish
2003 Caroline Link Germany Nirgendwo in Afrika Won Second female filmmaker to direct a Foreign-Language-Film winner.
2004 Ben Sombogaart Netherlands De tweeling Nominated Half and half spoken in German & Dutch.
2005 Oliver Hirschbiegel Germany Der Untergang Nominated
2006 Marc Rothemund Germany Sophie Scholl - Die letzten Tage Nominated
2007 Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck GermanyAustria Das Leben der Anderen Won
2008 Stefan Ruzowitzky Austria Die Fälscher Won
2009 Uli Edel Germany Der Baader-Meinhof-Komplex Nominated
Götz Spielmann Austria Revanche Nominated
2010 Michael Haneke Germany Das weiße Band Nominated
2012 Michael Haneke Austria Amour Won

Best Music, Original Score[edit]

Original Music Score
Year Name Country Film Status Milestone/Notes
1935 Max Steiner Austria The Lost Patrol Nominated
The Gay Divorcee Nominated
1936 Max Steiner Austria The Informer Won
Leo F. Forbstein Austria Captain Blood Nominated This was a write-in candidate, who came in third on the final ballots. It was not an official nomination.
1937 Max Steiner Austria The Garden of Allah Nominated
Leo F. Forbstein Austria Anthony Adverse Won
The Charge of the Light Brigade Nominated
1938 Leo F. Forbstein Austria The Life of Emile Zola Nominated
Hugo Riesenfeld Austria Make a Wish Nominated
1939 Erich Wolfgang Korngold Austria The Adventures of Robin Hood Won
Franz Waxman Germany The Young in Heart Nominated
Max Steiner Austria Jezebel Nominated
1940 Max Steiner Austria Dark Victory Nominated
Gone with the Wind Nominated
1941 Robert Stolz Austria Spring Parade Nominated
Erich Wolfgang Korngold Austria The Sea Hawk Nominated
Franz Waxman Germany Rebecca Nominated
Max Steiner Austria The Letter Nominated
1942 Franz Waxman Germany Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Nominated
Suspicion Nominated
Max Steiner Austria Sergeant York Nominated
Ernst Toch Germany Ladies in Retirement Nominated
1943 Max Steiner Austria Now, Voyager Won
Ray Heindorf
Heinz Roemheld
Germany Yankee Doodle Dandy Won
Friedrich Hollaender Germany The Talk of the Town Nominated
Werner Heymann Germany To Be or Not to Be Nominated
Hans J. Salter Austria It Started with Eve Nominated
1944 Max Steiner Austria Casablanca Nominated
Hanns Eisler Austria Hangmen Also Die! Nominated
Hans J. Salter Austria The Amazing Mrs. Holliday Nominated
Ray Heindorf Germany This Is the Army Won
1945 Max Steiner Austria Since You Went Away Won
The Adventures of Mark Twain Nominated
Robert Stolz Austria It Happened Tomorrow Nominated
Hanns Eisler Austria None but the Lonely Heart Nominated
Kurt Weill
Werner R. Heymann
Germany Knickerbocker Holiday Nominated
Ernst Toch Germany Address Unknown Nominated
Hans J. Salter Austria Christmas Holiday
The Merry Monahans
Nominated
1946 Max Steiner Austria Rhapsody in Blue Nominated
Franz Waxman Germany Objective, Burma! Nominated
Hans J. Salter Austria This Love of Ours Nominated
Can't Help Singing Nominated
1947 Max Steiner
Ray Heindorf
Austria
Germany
Night and Day Nominated
Franz Waxman Germany Humoresque Nominated
1948 Max Steiner Austria Life with Father Nominated
My Wild Irish Rose Nominated
1949 Max Steiner Austria Johnny Belinda Nominated
1950 Max Steiner Austria Beyond the Forest Nominated
1951 Max Steiner Austria The Flame and the Arrow Nominated
Franz Waxman Germany Sunset Boulevard Won
1952 Franz Waxman Germany A Place in the Sun Won
1953 Max Steiner Austria The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima Nominated
The Jazz Singer Nominated
1954 Friedrich Hollaender Germany The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T Nominated
André Previn Germany Kiss Me Kate Nominated Shared with the American-born Saul Chaplin.
1955 Max Steiner Austria The Caine Mutiny Nominated
Franz Waxman Germany The Silver Chalice Nominated
1956 Max Steiner Austria Battle Cry Nominated
André Previn Germany It's Always Fair Weather Nominated
1959 André Previn Germany Gigi Won
1960 Franz Waxman Germany The Nun's Story Nominated
Ernest Gold Austria On the Beach Nominated
André Previn Germany Porgy and Bess Won Shared with the American-born Ken Darby.
1961 Ernest Gold Austria Exodus Won
1963 Franz Waxman Germany Taras Bulba Nominated
1963 Ray Heindorf Germany The Music Man Won First winner of Best Music, Scoring of Music, Adaptation or Treatment.
1964 Ernest Gold Austria It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World Nominated
1964 André Previn Germany Irma la Douce Won Winner of Best Music, Scoring of Music, Adaptation or Treatment.
1965 André Previn Germany My Fair Lady Won Winner of Best Music, Scoring of Music, Adaptation or Treatment.
1970 Ernest Gold Austria The Secret of Santa Vittoria Nominated
1974 André Previn Germany Jesus Christ Superstar Nominated Nominated for Best Music, Scoring Original Song Score and/or Adaptation. Shared nomination with English-born Andrew Lloyd Webber and Chilean-born American Herbert W. Spencer.
Marvin Hamlisch Austria The Sting Won Winner of Best Music, Scoring Original Song Score and/or Adaptation. Hamlisch was American of Austrian-Jewish descent.
Marvin Hamlisch Austria The Way We Were Won Winner of Best Music, Original Dramatic Score.
1975 Frederick Loewe Austria The Little Prince Nominated Nominated for Best Music, Scoring Original Song Score and/or Adaptation. Shared nomination with American-born Alan Jay Lerner, English-born Angela Morley and Australian-born Douglas Gamley.
1976 Leonard Rosenman Germany Barry Lyndon Won Rosenman was American of German descent. Winner of Best Music, Scoring Original Song Score and/or Adaptation.
1977 Leonard Rosenman Germany Bound for Glory Won Winner of Best Music, Original Song Score and Its Adaptation or Best Adaptation Score.
1989 Hans Zimmer Germany Rain Man Nominated
1995 Hans Zimmer Germany The Lion King Won
1997 Hans Zimmer Germany The Preacher's Wife Nominated Nominated in the Musical or Comedy Score category.
1998 Hans Zimmer Germany As Good as It Gets Nominated Nominated in the Musical or Comedy Score category.
James Horner Austria
Hungary
Titanic Won Winner of Best Music, Original Dramatic Score. Horner was American of Austrian-Jewish and Hungarian-Jewish descent.
1999 Hans Zimmer Germany The Thin Red Line Nominated Nominated in the Dramatic Score category.
The Prince of Egypt Nominated Nominated in the Musical or Comedy Score category. Shared nomination with American-born Stephen Schwartz.
2001 Hans Zimmer Germany Gladiator Nominated
2010 Hans Zimmer Germany Sherlock Holmes Nominated
2011 Hans Zimmer Germany Inception Nominated
2015 Hans Zimmer Germany Interstellar Nominated

Best Music, Original Song[edit]

Original Song
Year Name Country Film and Song Status Milestone/Notes
1937 Jerome Kern Germany Swing Time
for the song: "The Way You Look Tonight"
Won Kern was American of German-Jewish descent. Shared with Dorothy Fields.
1938 Friedrich Hollaender Germany Artists and Models
for the song: "Whispers in the Dark"
Nominated Shared with Leo Robin
1942 Jerome Kern Germany Lady Be Good
for the song: "The Last Time I Saw Paris"
Won Shared with Oscar Hammerstein II.
1946 Richard Rodgers Germany State Fair
for the song: "It Might as Well Be Spring"
Won Rodgers was American of German-Jewish descent. Shared with Oscar Hammerstein II.
1949 Friedrich Hollaender Germany That Lady in Ermine
for the song: "This Is the Moment"
Nominated Shared with Leo Robin
1959 Frederick Loewe Austria Gigi

for the song: "Gigi"

Won
1964 Ernest Gold Austria It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

For the song:

"It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World"

Nominated Shared with Mack David
1974 Marvin Hamlisch Austria The Way We Were
for the song: "The Way We Were"
Won Hamlisch was American of Austrian-Jewish descent. Shared with Alan and Marilyn Bergman.
1975 Frederick Loewe Austria The Little Prince

For the song: "Little Prince"

Nominated
1977 Barbra Streisand Austria A Star Is Born
for the song: "Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born)"
Won Streisand is American of Austrian-Jewish, as well as Russian-Jewish, descent. Shared with Paul Williams.
1988 Harold Faltermeyer Germany Beverly Hills Cop II
for the song: "Shakedown"
Nominated Shared with Keith Forsey and Bob Seger
1991 Stephen Sondheim Germany Dick Tracy
for the song: "Sooner or Later (I Always Get My Man)"
Won Sondheim is American of German-Jewish descent.
2004 Michael McKean Germany A Mighty Wind
for the song: "A Kiss at the End of the Rainbow"
Nominated McKean is American of German, as well as Irish, English, Scottish, and Dutch descent. Shared with Annette O'Toole.

Best Picture[edit]

Best Picture
Year Name Country Film Status Milestone/Notes
1929 William Fox Germany Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans Won Fox was American of German-Jewish descent (born to German-Jewish parents in Tolcsva, Hungary). Winner of Best Unique and Artistic Picture, which was only presented in 1929.
1929 Ernst Lubitsch Germany The Patriot Nominated
1930 Irving Thalberg Germany The Broadway Melody Won Thalberg was American of German-Jewish descent.
1930 Ernst Lubitsch Germany The Love Parade Nominated
1931 Ernst Lubitsch Germany The Smiling Lieutenant Nominated
1932 Ernst Lubitsch Germany One Hour with You Nominated
1936 Henry Blanke Germany A Midsummer Night's Dream Nominated
1937 Henry Blanke Germany The Story of Louis Pasteur Nominated
1937 Henry Blanke Germany Anthony Adverse Nominated
1937 Hunt Stromberg Austria The Great Ziegfeld Won Stromberg was American (born in Louisville, Kentucky) of Austrian descent.
1938 Henry Blanke Germany The Life of Emile Zola Won
1939 Henry Blanke Germany Jezebel Nominated Shared with Hal B. Wallis
1942 Darryl F. Zanuck Switzerland How Green Was My Valley Won Zanuck was American of Swiss descent.
1944 Ernst Lubitsch Germany Heaven Can Wait Nominated
1948 Darryl F. Zanuck Switzerland Gentleman's Agreement Won
1949 Henry Blanke Germany The Treasure of the Sierra Madre Nominated
1950 William Wyler Switzerland The Heiress Nominated
1951 Darryl F. Zanuck Switzerland All About Eve Won
1952 Arthur Freed Germany An American in Paris Won Freed was American of German-Jewish descent.
1953 Cecil B. DeMille Germany The Greatest Show on Earth Won DeMille was American of German-Jewish, as well as British-Jewish and Dutch, descent.
1954 William Wyler Switzerland Roman Holiday Nominated
1955 Sam Spiegel Austria On the Waterfront Won
1957 William Wyler Switzerland Friendly Persuasion Nominated
1958 Sam Spiegel Austria The Bridge on the River Kwai Won
1959 Arthur Freed Germany Gigi Won
1960 Henry Blanke Germany The Nun's Story Nominated
1960 Otto Preminger Austria Anatomy of a Murder Nominated
1961 Billy Wilder Austria The Apartment Won
1961 Fred Zinnemann Austria The Sundowners Nominated
1962 Robert Wise Switzerland West Side Story Won Wise was American of Swiss descent.
1963 Sam Spiegel Austria Lawrence of Arabia Won
1966 Robert Wise Switzerland The Sound of Music Won
1967 Fred Zinnemann Austria A Man for All Seasons Won
1971 Ingo Preminger Austria M*A*S*H Nominated
1972 Sam Spiegel Austria Nicholas and Alexandra Nominated
1990 Richard D. Zanuck Switzerland Driving Miss Daisy Won Zanuck was American of Swiss descent (father was Swiss-American).
1994 Mike Nichols Germany The Remains of the Day Nominated Shared with John Calley and Ismail Merchant
2006 Michael Ohoven Germany Capote Nominated
2012 Letty Aronson
Stephen Tenenbaum
Austria
Switzerland
Midnight in Paris Nominated Aronson is American of Austrian-Jewish descent and Tenenbaum is American of Swiss descent.
2013 Stefan Arndt
Margaret Ménégoz
Veit Heiduschka
Michael Katz
Germany
Germany
Austria
Austria
Amour Nominated

Best Short Film[edit]

Live Action[edit]

Live Action Short Film
Year Name Country Film and Song Status Milestone/Notes
1957 Konstantin Kalser Germany Crashing the Water Barrier Won
1994 Pepe Danquardt Germany Schwarzfahrer Won
1999 Alexander Jovy Germany Holiday Romance Nominated
2000 Marc-Andreas Bochert
Gabriele Lins
Germany
Germany
Kleingeld Nominated
2001 Florian Gallenberger Germany Quiero ser (I want to be ...) Won
2002 Johannes Kiefer Germany Gregors größte Erfindung Nominated
Virgil Widrich Austria Copy Shop Nominated
2003 Lexi Alexander Germany Johnny Flynton Nominated Shared with Alexander Buono
2004 Florian Baxmeyer Germany Die Rote Jacke Nominated
2006 Ulrike Grote Germany Der Ausreißer Nominated
2009 Jochen Alexander Freydank Germany Spielzeugland Won
Reto Caffi Switzerland Auf der Strecke Nominated
2012 Max Zähle
Stefan Gieren
Germany
Germany
Raju Nominated

Animated[edit]

Animated Short Film
Year Name Country Film and Song Status Milestone/Notes
1942 Max Fleischer Germany Superman Nominated
1975 Wolfgang Reitherman Germany Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too! Nominated
1990 Christoph Lauenstein
Wolfgang Lauenstein
Germany
Germany
Balance Won
1997 Thomas Stellmach
Tyron Montgomery
Germany
Republic of IrelandGermany
Quest Won Montgomery is an Irish-born German.
2001 Steffen Schäffler
Anette Schäffler
Germany
Germany
Periwig Maker Nominated
2003 Chris Stenner
Heidi Wittlinger
Germany
Germany
Das Rad Nominated Arvid Uibel directed the film alongside Stenner and Wittlinger, but died in 2000 and was not nominated
2011 Max Lang
Jakob Schuh
Germany
Germany
Der Grüffelo Nominated
2014 Max Lang
Jan Lachauer
Germany
Germany
Room on the Broom Nominated

Sound categories[edit]

Best Sound Mixing[edit]

Sound
Year Name Country Film Status Milestone/Notes
1935 Carl Dreher Austria The Gay Divorcee Nominated
1936 Carl Dreher Austria I Dream Too Much Nominated
1983 Milan Bor Germany Das Boot Nominated
2011 Lora Hirschberg Germany Inception Won Hirschberg is American of German descent. Shared with Gary Rizzo and Ed Novick.

Best Visual Effects[edit]

Visual Effects
Year Name Country Film Status Milestone/Notes
1980 H. R. Giger Switzerland Alien Won
1997 Volker Engel Germany Independence Day Won

Writing categories[edit]

Best Adapted Screenplay[edit]

Adapted Screenplay
Year Name Country Film Status Milestone/Notes
1929 Hanns Kräly Germany The Patriot Won No official nominees have been announced that year.
The Last of Mrs. Cheyney Nominated No official nominees have been announced that year.
1940 Walter Reisch
Billy Wilder
Germany
Austria
Ninotchka Nominated
1942 Billy Wilder Austria Hold Back the Dawn Nominated
1943 George Froeschel Germany Mrs. Miniver Won
Random Harvest Nominated
1945 Billy Wilder Austria Double Indemnity Nominated
Walter Reisch Austria Gaslight Nominated
1946 Billy Wilder Austria The Lost Weekend Won
1949 Billy Wilder Austria A Foreign Affair Nominated
Irma von Cube Germany Johnny Belinda Nominated First German-speaking female to be nominated for a writing award.
Richard Schweizer
David Wechsler
Switzerland
Switzerland
The Search Nominated
1952 Robert Wyler Switzerland Detective Story Nominated
Max Ophüls Germany La Ronde Nominated
1955 Billy Wilder Austria Sabrina Nominated
1959 Don Mankiewicz Germany I Want to Live! Nominated
1983 Wolfgang Petersen Germany Das Boot Nominated
1987 Ruth Prawer Jhabvala Germany A Room with a View Won
1993 Ruth Prawer Jhabvala Germany Howards End Won
1994 Ruth Prawer Jhabvala Germany The Remains of the Day Nominated

Best Original Screenplay[edit]

Original Screenplay
Year Name Country Film Status Milestone/Notes
1938 Heinz Herald Germany The Life of Emile Zola Nominated
1941 Heinz herald Germany Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet Nominated
1946 Richard Schweizer Switzerland Marie-Louise Won First time a foreign screenplay won the award.
1951 Billy Wilder Austria Sunset Boulevard Won
1952 Billy Wilder Austria Ace in the Hole Nominated
1961 Billy Wilder Austria The Apartment Won
1963 Wolfgang Reinhardt Germany Freud Nominated
1966 Billy Wilder Austria The Fortune Cookie Nominated
2012 Michael Haneke Austria Amour Nominated

Best Story (1928-1958)[edit]

Best Story
Year Name Country Film Status Milestone/Notes
1938 Heinz Herald Germany The Life of Emile Zola Won
Hanns Kräly Germany One Hundred Men and a Girl Nominated
1939 Frederick Kohner Germany Mad About Music Nominated
1941 Walter Reisch Germany Comrade X Nominated
1942 Billy Wilder Germany Ball of Fire Nominated
1945 Alfred Neumann Germany None Shall Escape Nominated
1946 Ernst Marischka Austria A Song to Remember Nominated
1949 Richard Schweizer
David Wechsler
Switzerland
Switzerland
The Search Won

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "And the Oscar goes to: Luise Rainer | Boulevard der Stars". Boulevard-der-stars-berlin.de. 2010-12-13. Retrieved 2015-03-10. 
  2. ^ "Oscar für Sandra Bullock: Zimtzicke mit Haltung | Dossier - Frankfurter Rundschau" (in German). Fr-online.de. Retrieved 2015-03-10.