List of Muslim Academy Award winners and nominees

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The following is a list of Muslim people who have been nominated for or won Academy Awards. It includes practicing Muslims and people who have a Muslim background.

Best Supporting Actor[edit]

Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
Year Name Country Film Status Milestone
1962 Omar Sharif Egypt Lawrence of Arabia Nominated First Muslim to be nominated for an Academy Award in any category.
First African to be nominated for an Academy Award in any category.
2016 Mahershala Ali United States Moonlight Won First Muslim to win an acting award.[1]
2018 Green Book Won First black actor to win in the supporting category twice.

Best Supporting Actress[edit]

Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
Year Name Country Film Status Milestone
2003 Shohreh Aghdashloo Iran/United States House of Sand and Fog Nominated First Iranian to be nominated for an acting award.

Best Original Screenplay[edit]

Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay
Year Name Country Film Status Milestone
2011 Asghar Farhadi Iran A Separation Nominated First time a screenplay written entirely in Persian was nominated for a writing award.
2017 Kumail Nanjiani Pakistan/United States The Big Sick Nominated Shared with his wife, Emily V. Gordon.

Best Adapted Screenplay[edit]

Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay
Year Name Country Film Adapted From Status Milestone
1997 Hossein Amini[2] Iran/United Kingdom The Wings of the Dove The novel of the same name by Henry James Nominated First Asian nominated in this category.

Best Original Song[edit]

Academy Award for Best Original Song
Year Name Country Film Song Status Milestone
2008 A. R. Rahman India Slumdog Millionaire "O Saya" Nominated Nominated with M.I.A. ("O Saya").
Nominated with Gulzar ("Jai Ho").
First Asian (with Gulzar) to win Best Original Song.
First Asian to receive three nominations in the same year.
First Asian to win two Oscars in the same year.
"Jai Ho" Won
2010 127 Hours "If I Rise" Nominated Nominated with Rollo Armstrong & Dido.

Best Original Score[edit]

Academy Award for Best Original Score
Year Name Country Film Status Milestone
2008 A. R. Rahman India Slumdog Millionaire Won First Indian nominated in this category.[3]
2010 127 Hours Nominated First Asian to receive two Best Original Score nominations.

Best Animated Feature[edit]

Academy Award for Best Animated Feature
Year Name Country Film Status Milestone
2007 Marjane Satrapi Iran Persepolis Nominated Shared with Vincent Paronnaud.

Best Documentary Feature[edit]

Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature
Year Name Country Film Status Milestone
2012 Emad Burnat State of Palestine 5 Broken Cameras Nominated Shared with Guy Davidi.

Best Documentary Short[edit]

Academy Award for Best Documentary (Short Subject)
Year Name Country Film Status Milestone
2011 Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy Pakistan Saving Face[4] Won First Pakistani to be nominated for and win an Academy Award.
Shared with Daniel Junge.
2015 A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness[5] Won First Muslim to win two Academy Awards.
First woman to win twice in this category.

Best Live Action Short[edit]

Academy Award for Live Action Short Film
Year Name Country Film Status Milestone
2012 Talkhon Hamzavi Iran Parvaneh Nominated Shared with Stefan Eichenberger.

Best Sound Editing[edit]

Academy Award for Sound Editing
Year Name Country Film Status Milestone
2006 Kami Asgar Iran Apocalypto Nominated First and (to date) only Middle Eastern person nominated for Sound Editing.

Best Visual Effects[edit]

Academy Award for Visual Effects
Year Name Country Film Status Milestone
1996 Habib Zargarpour Iran Twister Nominated Shared with Stefan Fangmeier, John Frazier, and Henry LaBounta.
2000 The Perfect Storm Nominated Shared with Stefan Fangmeier, John Frazier, and Walt Conti.

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.thewrap.com/mahershala-ali-first-muslim-oscar-winner/
  2. ^ https://www.haaretz.com/life/.premium-is-mcmafia-anti-semitic-and-anti-israeli-its-writer-fights-back-1.5730028
  3. ^ "Biography". A. R. Rahman - The Official Site. Retrieved September 25, 2016.
  4. ^ "Nominees for the 87th Academy Awards BLA BLA". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 2013-04-22.
  5. ^ "Nominees for the 88th Academy Awards BLA BLA". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 2013-04-22.