List of Greek Academy Award winners and nominees

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This is a list of Greek Academy Award winners and nominees. It details the performances of Greek filmmakers, actors, actresses and films that have either been nominated for or have won an Academy Award. It includes Greek people and people of Greek descent.

Best Picture[edit]

Academy Award for Best Picture
Year Name Film Status Milestone
1963 Elia Kazan America, America Nominated Kazan is Turkish-born Greek
1964 Michael Cacoyannis Zorba the Greek Nominated Cacoyannis is Cypriot-born Greek
1995 George Miller
Bill Miller
Babe Nominated The Miller brothers are Australian-born Greek
Shared with Doug Mitchell
2013 Anthony Katagas 12 Years a Slave Nominated Katagas is American-born Greek
Shared with Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner & Steve McQueen
2015 George Miller Mad Max: Fury Road Nominated
2018 Yorgos Lanthimos The Favourite Nominated Shared with Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney and Lee Magiday

Best Director[edit]

Academy Award for Best Director
Year Name Film Status Milestone
1947 Elia Kazan Gentleman's Agreement Won
1951 A Streetcar Named Desire Nominated
1954 On the Waterfront Won
1955 East of Eden Nominated
1963 America, America Nominated
1964 Michael Cacoyannis Zorba the Greek Nominated
1969 Costa-Gavras Z Nominated
2015 George Miller Mad Max: Fury Road Nominated
2018 Yorgos Lanthimos The Favourite Nominated

Best Actress[edit]

Academy Award for Best Actress
Year Name Film Status Milestone
1960 Melina Mercouri Never on Sunday Nominated Only person nominated for a Greek-language role.

Best Supporting Actor[edit]

Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
Year Name Film Status Milestone
1961 George Chakiris West Side Story Won Chakiris is American-born Greek.
1962 Telly Savalas Birdman of Alcatraz Nominated Savalas is American-born Greek.
1975 Chris Sarandon Dog Day Afternoon Nominated Sarandon is American-born Greek.

Best Supporting Actress[edit]

Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
Year Name Film Status Milestone
1943 Katina Paxinou For Whom the Bell Tolls Won First Greek person to win an Oscar.[1]
1987 Olympia Dukakis Moonstruck Won Dukakis is American-born Greek

Best Original Screenplay[edit]

Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay
Year Name Film Status Milestone
1963 Elia Kazan America, America Nominated
1992 George Miller Lorenzo's Oil Nominated Shared with Nick Enright
2002 Nia Vardalos My Big Fat Greek Wedding Nominated Canadian-born Greek
2015 Yorgos Lanthimos
Efthimis Filippou
The Lobster Nominated

Best Adapted Screenplay[edit]

Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
Year Name Film Status Milestone
1964 Michael Cacoyannis Zorba the Greek Nominated
1969 Costa-Gavras Z Nominated Shared with Jorge Semprún
1982 Missing Won Shared with Donald E. Stewart
1995 George Miller Babe Nominated Shared with Chris Noonan

Best Art Direction[edit]

Academy Award for Best Art Direction
Year Name Film Status Milestone
1964 Vassilis Fotopoulos Zorba the Greek Won Black & White category
1974 Dean Tavoularis The Godfather Part II Won American of Greek descent
Shared with Angelo P. Graham and George R. Nelson
1978 The Brink's Job Nominated
1979 Apocalypse Now Nominated
1988 Tucker: The Man and His Dream Nominated Shared with Armin Ganz
1990 The Godfather Part III Nominated Shared with Gary Fettis

Best Cinematography[edit]

Academy Award for Best Cinematography
Year Name Film Status Milestone
2013 Phedon Papamichael Nebraska Nominated

Best Editing[edit]

Academy Award for Best Film Editing
Year Name Film Status Milestone
2018 Yorgos Mavropsaridis The Favourite Nominated

Best Costume Design[edit]

Academy Award for Best Costume Design
Year Name Film Status Milestone
1960 Theoni V. Aldredge Never on Sunday Nominated American-born Greek
Black & White Category
1962 Phaedra Nominated
1974 The Great Gatsby Won
2006 Patricia Field The Devil Wears Prada Nominated American of Greek descent
2010 Mary Zophres True Grit Nominated
2016 La La Land Nominated
2018 The Ballad of Buster Scruggs Nominated

Best Original Song[edit]

Academy Award for Best Original Song
Year Name Film Song Status Milestone
1960 Manos Hatzidakis Never on Sunday For the song "Ta Paidia Tou Piraia" ("Never on Sunday"). Won

Best Original Score[edit]

Academy Award for Best Original Score
Year Name Film Status Milestone
1981 Vangelis Chariots of Fire Won
2006 Alexandre Desplat The Queen Nominated French of Greek descent[2][3]
2008 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Nominated
2009 Fantastic Mr. Fox Nominated
2010 The King's Speech Nominated
2012 Argo Nominated
2013 Philomena Nominated
2014 The Grand Budapest Hotel Won
The Imitation Game Nominated
2017 The Shape of Water Won
2018 Isle of Dogs Nominated

Best Animated Feature[edit]

Academy Award for Best Animated Feature
Year Name Film Status Milestone
2006 George Miller Happy Feet Won

Best Documentary Feature[edit]

Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature
Year Name Film Status Milestone
2009 Louie Psihoyos The Cove Won American-born Greek
Shared with Fisher Stevens

Best Documentary Short Subject[edit]

Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject
Year Name Film Status Milestone
2016 Daphne Matziaraki 4.1 Miles Nominated

Best Foreign Language Film[edit]

Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Year Film Director(s) Status Milestone
1962
Electra Michael Cacoyannis Nominated
1963
The Red Lanterns Vasilis Georgiadis Nominated
1966
Blood on the Land Nominated
1977
Iphigenia Michael Cacoyannis Nominated
2009
Dogtooth Yorgos Lanthimos Nominated

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ On the trail of Greek filmmakers who won an Oscar
  2. ^ Burlingame, Jon (2007-01-07). "Alexandre Desplat Movie Scores - Film - Report". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-07-30.
  3. ^ Burlingame, Jon (7 January 2007). "Thinking in Colors and Textures, Then Writing in Music". The New York Times. Retrieved 31 August 2011.