List of foreign-language films nominated for Academy Awards

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This page lists all the foreign language films which have been nominated for or won Academy Awards in categories other than the Foreign Language Film category itself. The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are among the world's oldest and most prestigious film prizes.[1] They were first handed out on May 16, 1929 by the U.S.-based Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and have been given annually ever since.[2] Even though a separate prize has existed for foreign language films since the 1956 Academy Awards, such films continue to be eligible for Academy Awards in other categories, including Best Picture, provided that they have been commercially released in Los Angeles County and that they comply with the special rules governing those categories.[3] The French comedy À Nous la Liberté (1931) was the first foreign language film to be nominated for an Academy Award; the German-language Swiss drama Marie-Louise (1944) was the first to actually win one.

Although a Los Angeles theatrical release is not required for eligibility for the Best Foreign Language Film Award itself, it is a prerequisite for consideration for Academy Awards in other categories. In the past, this had enabled some foreign language films to receive nominations over multiple years, the most recent case being that of the Italian comedy-drama Amarcord (1973). Because such films were still unreleased in Los Angeles when they were submitted to the Academy, they could only be nominated in the Foreign Language Film category. However, upon their Los Angeles release, they became eligible for other Academy Awards, and often ended up receiving nominations in various categories one year after their initial Foreign Language Film nomination. Presently, such nominations over multiple years are no longer possible since the current rules of the Academy unambiguously state that: "Films nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Award shall not be eligible for Academy Awards consideration in any category in any subsequent Awards year." This restriction, however, does not apply to submitted films that were not selected as nominees.[3] The Brazilian film City of God (2002) was thus able to receive four Academy Award nominations for the 2003 Academy Awards, even though it had failed to garner a Foreign Language Film nomination as Brazil's official submission for the 2002 Academy Awards.[4]

Winners and nominees[edit]

Sophia Loren was the first ever actress to win an Academy Award for a foreign language performance.

Foreign films are not to be confused with foreign language films. A foreign film is a motion picture produced outside the United States, regardless of the language used in its dialogue track. A foreign language film, on the other hand, is a predominantly non-English speaking motion picture, regardless of where it was produced. Although the overwhelming majority of foreign language films are foreign, this is not always the case: in recent years, for instance, several non-English speaking American films such as The Passion of the Christ (2004) or Letters from Iwo Jima (2006) have been nominated for Academy Awards (American films have never been eligible for the Best Foreign Language Film Award, even if none of the dialogue is in English). Such films are included in this list. On the other hand, foreign films where the majority of the dialogue is in English — such as the Indo-British co-production of Gandhi (1982) — are not taken into account. The article also includes films such as the Japanese anime Spirited Away (2001) that were initially released in their native country in a foreign language but were nominated by the Academy for the English-dubbed version under which they were shown in Los Angeles. The films are grouped by award category, and are arranged chronologically within each category. The years are listed as per Academy convention, and generally correspond to the year of film release; the ceremonies are always held the following year. The winning films are in bold and in light blue background; the presence of an Oscar statuette indicates the official recipient of the award.

Best Picture[edit]

The Best Picture category has existed since the creation of the Academy Awards. Its name has changed several times over the years. When Grand Illusion (1937) was nominated, the name of the category was Outstanding Production; the Best Picture designation has been continuously used since the 1962 Academy Awards. Individual producers have been officially nominated for this award since the 1951 Academy Awards. Previously, the nominations went to the production companies instead.

Year Film title used in nomination Original title Award recipient(s) Country of production Language(s) Notes
1938
(11th)
Grand Illusion La Grande Illusion Réalisation d'art cinématographique
(production company)
France France French
(some parts in German, English & Russian)
[A]
1969
(42nd)
Z Z Jacques Perrin
Ahmed Rachedi
France France
Algeria Algeria
French [5]
1972
(45th)
The Emigrants Utvandrarna Bengt Forslund Sweden Sweden Swedish [6]
1973
(46th)
Cries and Whispers Viskningar och rop Ingmar Bergman Sweden Sweden Swedish
1995
(68th)
The Postman (Il Postino) Il postino Mario Cecchi Gori
Vittorio Cecchi Gori
Gaetano Daniele
Italy Italy Italian
(some parts in Spanish)
1998
(71st)
Life Is Beautiful La vita è bella Elda Ferri
Gianluigi Braschi
Italy Italy Italian
(some parts in German & English)
[7]
2000
(73rd)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Wòhǔ Cánglóng
(pinyin)
臥虎藏龍
(traditional Chinese)
卧虎藏龙
(simplified Chinese)
Bill Kong
Hsu Li-kong
Ang Lee
Taiwan Taiwan
China China
Hong Kong Hong Kong
United States United States
Mandarin [5]
2006
(79th)
Letters from Iwo Jima Letters from Iwo Jima
(English)
Iô-Jima kara no tegami
硫黄島からの手紙
(Japanese)
Clint Eastwood
Steven Spielberg
Robert Lorenz
United States United States Japanese
(some parts in English)
[8]
2006
(79th)
Babel Babel Alejandro González Iñárritu
Jon Kilik
Steve Golin
United States United States
Mexico Mexico
France France
English, Arabic, Spanish, Japanese, Japanese Sign language, Berber languages [8]
2012
(85th)
Amour Amour Margaret Menegoz
Stefan Arndt
Veit Heiduschka
Michael Katz
Austria Austria
France France
Germany Germany
French

Acting Awards[edit]

Documentary Feature[edit]

The Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature category has existed since 1942.

Year Film title used in nomination Original title Award recipient(s) Country of production Language(s) Notes
1942
(15th)
Moscow Strikes Back Разгром немецких войск под Москвой, Razgrom Nemetskikh Voysk Pod Moskvoy Central Studio of Newsreels
(production company)
Soviet Union Soviet Union Russian
(nominated for its English-dubbed version)
1951
(24th)
Kon Tiki Kon Tiki Olle Nordemar (director & writer) Norway Norway
Sweden Sweden
Norwegian
1955
(28th)
Crèvecoeur Crèvecoeur Jacques Dupont (director & writer) France France French
1956
(29th)
The Silent World Le monde du silence Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Louis Malle (director & writer) France France
Italy Italy
French
1956
(29th)
Where Mountains Float Hvor bjergene sejler Bjarne Henning-Jensen (director & writer) Denmark Denmark Danish, Greenlandic
1957
(30th)
Torero Torero Manuel Barbachano Ponce Mexico Mexico Spanish, English
1959
(32nd)
Serengeti Serengeti darf nicht sterben Bernhard Grzimek (director & writer) West Germany West Germany German
1961
(34th)
Sky Above and Mud Beneath Le ciel et la boue Arthur Cohn, René Lafuite France France
Liechtenstein Liechtenstein
French
1961
(34th)
The Grand Olympics La grande olimpiade Romolo Marcellini Italy Italy Italian
1962
(35th)
Alvorada - Brazil's Changing Face Alvorada Hugo Niebeling West Germany West Germany German
1963
(36th)
The Link and the Chain Le maillon et la chaîne Paul de Roubaix France France French
1964
(37th)
World Without Sun Le monde sans soleil Jacques-Yves Cousteau France France
Italy Italy
French
1964
(37th)
The Human Dutch Alleman Bert Haanstra Netherlands Netherlands Dutch
1964
(37th)
Over There, 1914-18 14-18 Jean Aurel France France French
1965
(38th)
To Die in Madrid Mourir à Madrid Frédéric Rossif France France French, English (some parts)
1966
(39th)
Le volcan interdit Le volcan interdit Haroun Tazieff France France French
1967
(40th)
The Anderson Platoon La section Anderson Pierre Schoendoerffer France France French
1969
(42nd)
The Olympics in Mexico Olimpiada en México Alberto Isaac Mexico Mexico Spanish
1970
(43rd)
Chariots of the Gods Erinnerungen an die Zukunft Harald Reinl West Germany West Germany German
1971
(44th)
The Sorrow and the Pity Le chagrin et la pitié Marcel Ophüls France France
Switzerland Switzerland
West Germany West Germany
French, German (some parts), English (some parts)
1972
(45th)
Instinct for Survival Bij de beesten af Bert Haanstra Netherlands Netherlands Dutch
1973
(46th)
Battle of Berlin Schlacht um Berlin Bengt von zur Mühlen West Germany West Germany German
1974
(47th)
The 81st Blow Ha-Makah Hashmonim V'Echad Jacques Ehrlich, David Bergman, Haim Gouri Israel Israel Yiddish, Hebrew
1978
(51st)
The Lovers' Wind Le vent des amoureux Albert Lamorisse France France
Iran Iran
French
1980
(53rd)
The Yellow Star: The Persecution of the Jews in Europe - 1933-1945 Der gelbe Stern Bengt von zur Mühlen, Arthur Cohn West Germany West Germany
Liechtenstein Liechtenstein
German, English, Hebrew
1985
(58th)
The Mothers of Plaza de Mayo Las madres de la Plaza de Mayo Susana Blaustein Muñoz, Lourdes Portillo Argentina Argentina Spanish
1986
(59th)
Chile: When Will It End? Chile: Hasta Cuando? David Bradbury Australia Australia
United States United States
Spanish, English (some parts)
1988
(61st)
Hotel Terminus: The Life and Times of Klaus Barbie Hôtel Terminus Marcel Ophüls France France
West Germany West Germany
United States United States
French, German, Spanish, English
1993
(66th)
Children of Fate: Life and Death in a Sicilian Family Children of Fate: Life and Death in a Sicilian Family Susan Todd, Andrew Young United States United States Italian, English (some parts)
1999
(72nd)
Buena Vista Social Club Buena Vista Social Club Wim Wenders, Ulrich Felsberg Germany Germany
Cuba Cuba
France France
United Kingdom United Kingdom
United States United States
Spanish, English (some parts)
2001
(74th)
Children Underground Children Underground Edet Belzberg United States United States Romanian
2001
(74th)
Promises Promises Justine Shapiro, B.Z. Goldberg United States United States Arabic, Hebrew, English (some parts)
2002
(75th)
Winged Migration Le Peuple Migrateur Jacques Perrin
(director & writer)
France France
Italy Italy
Germany Germany
Spain Spain
Switzerland Switzerland
French
2003
(76th)
Cuban Rafters Balseros Carles Bosch, Josep Maria Domènech Spain Spain Spanish
2004
(77th)
Born Into Brothels: Calcutta's Red Light Kids Born Into Brothels: Calcutta's Red Light Kids Ross Kauffman, Zana Briski United States United States Bengali, English
2004
(77th)
The Story of the Weeping Camel Die Geschichte vom weinenden Kamel Luigi Falorni, Byambasuren Davaa Mongolia Mongolia
Germany Germany
Mongolian
2005
(78th)
March of the Penguins La marche de l'empereur Luc Jacquet, Yves Darondeau France France French, English (some parts)
2006
(79th)
Iraq in Fragments Iraq in Fragments James Longley, John Sinno United States United States Kurdish, Arabic
2007
(80th)
War Dance War Dance Andrea Nix, Sean Fine United States United States Acholi, English (some parts)
2008
(81st)
The Betrayal - Nerakhoon The Betrayal - Nerakhoon Ellen Kuras, Thavisouk Phrasavath United States United States Lao, English
2009
(82nd)
Burma VJ: Reporting from a Closed Country Burma VJ: Reporter i et lukket land Anders Østergaard, Lise Lense-Møller Denmark Denmark
Sweden Sweden
Norway Norway
United Kingdom United Kingdom
United States United States
Germany Germany
Netherlands Netherlands
Israel Israel
Spain Spain
Belgium Belgium
Canada Canada
Burmese, English
2009
(82nd)
Which Way Home Which Way Home Rebecca Cammisa United States United States Spanish, English
2010
(83rd)
Waste Land Waste Land Rebecca Cammisa Brazil Brazil
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Portuguese, English
2011
(84th)
Pina Bausch Pina Wim Wenders, Gian-Piero Ringel Germany Germany
France France
United Kingdom United Kingdom
German, French, English, Spanish, Croatian, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Korean
2012
(85th)
5 Broken Cameras كاميرات محطمة Emad Burnat
(director, producer & cinematographer)
Guy Davidi
(director, producer, writer & editor)
State of Palestine Palestine
Israel Israel
France France
Arabic
Hebrew
2012
(85th)
The Gatekeepers The Gatekeepers Moreh, Estelle Fialon, Philippa Kowarsky Israel Israel
France France
Hebrew
English
2013
(86th)
The Act of Killing Jagal Joshua Oppenheimer
(director)
Signe Byrge Sørensen
(producer)
Denmark Denmark
Norway Norway
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Indonesian
(dialect of Malay)
2013
(86th)
The Square al midan Jehane Noujaim
(director & cinematographer)
Karim Amer
(producer)
Egypt Egypt
United States United States
Arabic
(some parts in English)
2014
(87th)
The Salt of the Earth Le Salt de le Earth Wim Wenders
(director, producer & writer)
Juliano Ribeiro Salgado
(director, writer & cinematographer)
David Rosier
(producer & writer)
France France
Brazil Brazil
Italy Italy
French
Portuguese
(some parts in English)
2014
(87th)
Virunga Virunga Orlando von Einsiedel, Joanna Natasegara Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo
United Kingdom United Kingdom
French
Swahili
(English)
2015
(88th)
Cartel Land Tierra de Carteles Matthew Heineman
(director & producer)
Tom Yellin
(producer)
Mexico Mexico
United States United States
Spanish
(some parts in English)
2015
(88th)
The Look of Silence Senyap Joshua Oppenheimer
(director)
Signe Byrge Sørensen
(producer)
Denmark Denmark
Indonesia Indonesia
Finland Finland
Norway Norway
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Israel Israel
France France
United States United States
Germany Germany
Netherlands Netherlands
Indonesian
(dialect of Malay)
2015
(88th)
Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom Зима у вогні: Боротьба України за свободу Evgeny Afineevsky
(director & producer)
Den Tolmor
(producer)
Ukraine Ukraine
United Kingdom United Kingdom
United States United States
Ukrainian
Russian
(some parts in English)
2016
(89th)
Fire at Sea Fuocoammare Gianfranco Rosi
(director & producer)
Donatella Palermo
(producer)
Italy Italy Italian
2017
(90th)
Faces Places Visages Villages Agnès Varda
(director)
JR
(director)
Rosalie Varda
(producer)
France France French

Animated Feature Film[edit]

The Animated Feature Film category has existed since the 2001 Academy Awards. The intended recipient(s) of this award must be designated by those responsible for the production of the film. Agreement on the designated recipient(s) has to be settled prior to the film's submission to the Academy. Unlike other Academy Awards, the Best Animated Feature Film Award therefore does not always go to the same crew member. However, the person(s) to whom it is given must always be "the key creative individual most clearly responsible for the overall achievement or a two-person team with shared and equal directing credit".[9]

Year Film title used in nomination Original title Award recipient(s) Country of production Language(s) Notes
2002
(75th)
Spirited Away Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi
千と千尋の神隠し
Hayao Miyazaki
(director & writer)
Japan Japan Japanese
(nominated for its English-dubbed version)
2003
(76th)
The Triplets of Belleville Les Triplettes de Belleville Sylvain Chomet
(director & writer)
France France
Belgium Belgium
Canada Canada
United Kingdom United Kingdom
French
2005
(78th)
Howl's Moving Castle Hauru no ugoku shiro
ハウルの動く城
Hayao Miyazaki
(director, writer & executive producer)
Japan Japan Japanese
(nominated for its English-dubbed version)
2007
(80th)
Persepolis Persépolis Marjane Satrapi
Vincent Paronnaud
(codirectors & cowriters)
France France French
(some parts in English, Persian & German)
[10]
2010
(83rd)
The Illusionist L'Illusionniste Sylvain Chomet
(director & writer)
France France French
(some parts in English and Gaelic)
2011
(84th)
A Cat in Paris Une vie de chat Alain Gaignol
Jean-Loup Felicioli
(writer & codirectors)
France France
Belgium Belgium
Netherlands Netherlands
Switzerland Switzerland
French
Chico and Rita Chico y Rita Fernando Trueba
Javier Mariscal
(writer & codirectors)
Spain Spain
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Spanish
(some parts in English)
2013
(86th)
Ernest & Celestine Ernest et Célestine Benjamin Renner
Didier Brunner
(writer & producer)
France France
Belgium Belgium
French
The Wind Rises Kaze tachinu
風立ちぬ
Hayao Miyazaki
(director & writer)
Toshio Suzuki
(producer)
Japan Japan Japanese
2014
(87th)
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya Kaguya-hime no Monogatari
かぐや姫の物語
Isao Takahata
Yoshiaki Nishimura
(director & producer)
Japan Japan Japanese
2015
(88th)
Boy and the World O Menino e o Mundo Alê Abreu
(director)
Brazil Brazil Portuguese
When Marnie Was There Omoide no Mānī
思い出のマーニー
Hiromasa Yonebayashi
Yoshiaki Nishimura
(director & producer)
Japan Japan Japanese
2016
(89th)
My Life as a Courgette Ma vie de Courgette Claude Barras
Max Karli
(director & producer)
France France
Switzerland Switzerland
French
The Red Turtle La Tortue Rouge
レッドタートル ある島の物語
Michaël Dudok de Wit
Toshio Suzuki
(director & producer)
France France
Belgium Belgium
Japan Japan
No dialogue

Art Direction[edit]

The Art Direction category has existed since the creation of the Academy Awards. Until 1939, only one award was given. From 1940 till 1966, two awards were given, one for black-and-white films, the other for color films. The two awards were briefly merged at the 1957 and 1958 Academy Awards, and were permanently combined once again in a single category starting 1967. All the foreign language films that were nominated for the Art Direction Award between 1940 and 1966 received their nomination in the Black-and-White category, with the exception of Juliet of the Spirits (1965), which was nominated in the Color category.

Year Film title used in nomination Original title Award recipient(s) Country of production Language(s) Notes
1931
1932
(5th)
À Nous la Liberté À nous la liberté Lazare Meerson France France French [A]
1951
(24th)
La Ronde La Ronde D'Eaubonne France France French [A]
1952
(25th)
Rashomon Rashômon
羅生門
Matsuyama
(art direction)
H. Motsumoto
(set decoration)
Japan Japan Japanese [D]
1954
(27th)
Le Plaisir Le Plaisir Max Ophüls France France French [A]
1956
(29th)
Seven Samurai Shichinin no samurai
七人の侍
Matsuyama
(nominated as Takashi Matsuyama)
Japan Japan Japanese
1961
(34th)
La Dolce Vita La dolce vita Piero Gherardi Italy Italy Italian
(some parts in English, French & German)
1963
(36th)
Federico Fellini's 8½ Piero Gherardi Italy Italy Italian
(some parts in English, French & German)
[5]
1966
(39th)
The Gospel According to St. Matthew Il Vangelo secondo Matteo Luigi Scaccianoce Italy Italy
France France
Italian
1966
(39th)
Juliet of the Spirits Giulietta degli spiriti Piero Gherardi Italy Italy
France France
West Germany Germany (West)
Italy
1966
(39th)
Is Paris Burning? Paris brûle-t-il? Willy Holt
Marc Frederix
Pierre Guffroy
France France
United States United States
French, German (some parts), English (some parts)
1968
(41st)
War and Peace Voyna i mir
Война и мир
Mikhail Bogdanov
Gennady Myasnikov
(art direction)
G. Koshelev
V. Uvarov
(set decoration)
Soviet Union Soviet Union Russian [5]
1980
(53rd)
Kagemusha (The Shadow Warrior) Kagemusha
影武者
Yoshirō Muraki Japan Japan Japanese [11]
1982
(55th)
La Traviata La Traviata Franco Zeffirelli
(art direction)
Gianni Quaranta
(set decoration)
Italy Italy
France France
Italian
1983
(56th)
Fanny & Alexander Fanny och Alexander Anna Asp
Sweden Sweden
France France
West Germany Germany (West)
Swedish
(some parts in German, Yiddish & English)
[5]
1985
(58th)
Ran Ran
Yoshirō Muraki
Shinobu Muraki
(art direction)
Japan Japan Japanese [12]
1990
(63rd)
Cyrano de Bergerac Cyrano de Bergerac Ezio Frigerio
(art direction)
Jacques Rouxel
(set decoration)
France France French [11]
2000
(73rd)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Wòhǔ Cánglóng
(pinyin)
臥虎藏龍
(traditional Chinese)
卧虎藏龙
(simplified Chinese)
Tim Yip
Taiwan Taiwan
China China
Hong Kong Hong Kong
United States United States
Mandarin [5]
2001
(74th)
Amélie Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain Aline Bonetto
(art direction)
Marie-Laure Valla
(set decoration)
France France
Germany Germany
French [11]
2004
(77th)
A Very Long Engagement Un long dimanche de fiançailles Aline Bonetto
(art direction)
France France
United States United States
French
(some parts in German)
2006
(79th)
Pan's Labyrinth El laberinto del fauno Eugenio Caballero
(art direction)
Pilar Revuelta
(set decoration)
Spain Spain
Mexico Mexico
Spanish [11]

Cinematography[edit]

The Cinematography category has existed since the creation of the Academy Awards. Until 1938, only one award was given. From 1939 till 1966, two awards were given, one for black-and-white films, the other for color films. The two awards were briefly merged at the 1957 Academy Awards, and were permanently combined once again in a single category starting 1967. However, since foreign language films were not nominated for the Cinematography Award prior to the 1966 Academy Awards, they were unaffected by the splits and mergers that took place in this category.

Year Film title used in nomination Original title Award recipient(s) Country of production Language(s) Notes
1966
(39th)
Is Paris Burning? Paris brûle-t-il? Marcel Grignon France France
United States United States
French, German (some parts), English (some parts)
1973
(46th)
Cries and Whispers Viskningar och rop Sven Nykvist
Sweden Sweden Swedish
1982
(55th)
Das Boot Das Boot Jost Vacano West Germany Germany (West) German
(some parts in French & English)
1983
(56th)
Fanny & Alexander Fanny och Alexander Sven Nykvist
Sweden Sweden
France France
West Germany Germany (West)
Swedish
(some parts in German, Yiddish & English)
[5]
1985
(58th)
Ran Ran
Takao Saito
Masaharu Ueda
Asakazu Nakai
Japan Japan Japanese [12]
1993
(66th)
Farewell My Concubine Bàwáng Bié Jī
(pinyin)
霸王別姬
(traditional Chinese)
霸王别姬
(simplified Chinese)
Gu Changwei China China
Hong Kong Hong Kong
Mandarin [11]
1994
(67th)
Red Trois Couleurs: Rouge Piotr Sobocinski France France
Switzerland Switzerland
Poland Poland
French
1995
(68th)
Shanghai Triad Yáo a yáo, yáo dào wàipó qiáo
(pinyin)
摇啊摇,摇到外婆橋
(traditional Chinese)
摇啊摇,摇到外婆桥
(simplified Chinese)
Lü Yue China China Mandarin
2000
(73rd)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Wòhǔ Cánglóng
(pinyin)
臥虎藏龍
(traditional Chinese)
卧虎藏龙
(simplified Chinese)
Peter Pau
Taiwan Taiwan
China China
Hong Kong Hong Kong
United States United States
Mandarin [5]
2000
(73rd)
Malèna Malena Lajos Koltai Italy Italy Italian
(some parts in Sicilian, English & Latin)
2001
(74th)
Amélie Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain Bruno Delbonnel France France
Germany Germany
French [11]
2003
(76th)
City of God Cidade de Deus César Charlone Brazil Brazil
France France
United States United States
Portuguese [13]
2004
(77th)
House of Flying Daggers Shí miàn mái fú
(pinyin)
十面埋伏
(Chinese)
Zhao Xiaoding China China
Hong Kong Hong Kong
Mandarin
2004
(77th)
The Passion of the Christ The Passion of the Christ Caleb Deschanel United States United States Aramaic
(some parts in Latin & Hebrew)
[14]
2004
(77th)
A Very Long Engagement Un long dimanche de fiançailles Bruno Delbonnel France France
United States United States
French
(some parts in German)
2006
(79th)
Pan's Labyrinth El laberinto del fauno Guillermo Navarro Spain Spain
Mexico Mexico
Spanish [11]
2007
(80th)
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly Le Scaphandre et le Papillon Janusz Kamiński France France
United States United States
French [15]
2009
(82nd)
The White Ribbon Das weiße Band Christian Berger Germany Germany German
2013
(86th)
The Grandmaster Jat Doi Zung Si
(pinyin)
一代宗師
(Chinese)
Philippe Le Sourd Hong Kong Hong Kong
China China
Mandarin
Cantonese
Japanese
2014
(87th)
Ida Ida Łukasz Żal
Ryszard Lenczewski
Poland Poland
Denmark Denmark
Polish

Costume Design[edit]

The Costume Design category has existed since the 1948 Academy Awards. Until 1966, two awards were given, one for black-and-white films, the other for color films. The two awards were briefly merged at the 1957 and 1958 Academy Awards, and were permanently combined once again in a single category starting 1967. All the foreign language films that were nominated for the Costume Design Award between 1948 and 1966 received their nomination in the Black-and-White category, with the exception of Gate of Hell (1953) and Juliet of the Spirits (1965), which were nominated in the Color category.

Year Film title used in nomination Original title Award recipient(s) Country of production Language(s) Notes
1954
(27th)
The Earrings of Madame de... Madame de... Georges Annenkov
Rosine Delamare
France France French [A]
1954
(27th)
Gate of Hell Jigokumon
地獄門
Sanzo Wada
Japan Japan Japanese [F]
1955
(28th)
Ugetsu Ugetsu monogatari
雨月物語
Tadaoto Kainosho Japan Japan Japanese [A]
1956
(29th)
Seven Samurai Shichinin no samurai
七人の侍
Kohei Ezaki Japan Japan Japanese
1960
(33rd)
Never on Sunday Pote tin Kyriaki Theoni V. Aldrege Greece Greece Greek
1960
(33rd)
The Virgin Spring Jungfrukällan Marik Vos Sweden Sweden Swedish
(some parts in German)
[5]
1961
(34th)
La Dolce Vita La dolce vita Piero Gherardi
Italy Italy Italian
(some parts in English, French & German)
1961
(34th)
Yojimbo Yojimbo
用心棒
Yoshirō Muraki Japan Japan Japanese
1963
(36th)
Federico Fellini's 8½ Piero Gherardi
Italy Italy Italian
(some parts in English, French & German)
[5]
1963
(36th)
The Leopard Il gattopardo Piero Tosi
Italy Italy Italian
1966
(39th)
The Gospel According to St. Matthew Il Vangelo secondo Matteo Danilo Donati Italy Italy
France France
Italian
1966
(39th)
The Mandrake The Mandrake Danilo Donati Italy Italy
France France
Italian
1966
(39th)
Juliet of the Spirits Giulietta degli spiriti Piero Gherardi Italy Italy
France France
West Germany Germany (West)
Italian
1973
(46th)
Cries and Whispers Viskningar och rop Marik Vos Sweden Sweden Swedish
1973
(46th)
Ludwig Ludwig Piero Tosi Italy Italy
France France
Germany Germany (West)
Italian
(some parts in German & French)
1975
(48th)
The Magic Flute Trollflöjten Henny Noremark
Karin Erskine
Sweden Sweden Swedish [16]
1976
(49th)
Fellini's Casanova Il Casanova di Federico Fellini Danilo Donati Italy Italy
United States United States
Italian
(Some parts in French, German, English, Czech, Latin & Hungarian)
1979
(52nd)
La Cage aux Folles La Cage aux folles Piero Tosi
Ambra Danon
France France French
1982
(55th)
La Traviata La Traviata Piero Tosi Italy Italy
France France
Italian
1983
(56th)
Fanny & Alexander Fanny och Alexander Marik Vos
Sweden Sweden
France France
West Germany Germany (West)
Swedish
(some parts in German, Yiddish & English)
[5]
1983
(56th)
The Return of Martin Guerre Le Retour de Martin Guerre Anne-Marie Marchand France France French
1985
(58th)
Ran Ran
Emi Wada
Japan Japan Japanese [12]
1986
(59th)
Otello Otello Anna Anni
Maurizio Millenotti
Italy Italy Italian
1990
(63rd)
Cyrano de Bergerac Cyrano de Bergerac Franca Squarciapino
France France French [11]
1991
(64th)
Madame Bovary Madame Bovary Corinne Jorry France France French
1994
(67th)
Queen Margot La Reine Margot Moidele Bickel France France French
(some parts in Italian)
2000
(73rd)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Wòhǔ Cánglóng
(pinyin)
臥虎藏龍
(traditional Chinese)
卧虎藏龙
(simplified Chinese)
Tim Yip Taiwan Taiwan
China China
Hong Kong Hong Kong
United States United States
Mandarin [5]
2006
(79th)
Curse of the Golden Flower Mǎnchéng Jìndài Huángjīnjiǎ
(pinyin)
滿城盡帶黃金甲
(traditional Chinese)
满城尽带黄金甲
(simplified Chinese)
Yee Chung-Man China China
Hong Kong Hong Kong
Mandarin [17]
2007
(80th)
La Vie en Rose La Môme Marit Allen France France
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Czech Republic Czech Republic
French
(some parts in English)
[18]
2009
(82nd)
Coco Before Chanel Coco avant Chanel Catherine Leterrier France France French
[19]
2010
(83rd)
I Am Love Io sono l'amore Antonella Cannarozzi Italy Italy Italian
[20]
2013
(86th)
The Grandmaster Jat Doi Zung Si
(pinyin)
一代宗師
(Chinese)
William Chang Hong Kong Hong Kong
China China
Mandarin
Cantonese
Japanese

Directing[edit]

The Directing category has existed since the creation of the Academy Awards. Lina Wertmüller's nomination for Seven Beauties (1976) made her the first-ever woman to be nominated for the Directing Award and the only one ever nominated for a foreign language film.

Year Film title used in nomination Original title Award recipient Country of production Language(s) Notes
1960
(33rd)
Never on Sunday Pote tin Kyriaki Jules Dassin Greece Greece Greek
1961
(34th)
La Dolce Vita La dolce vita Federico Fellini Italy Italy Italian
(some parts in English, French & German)
1962
(35th)
Divorce — Italian Style Divorzio all'italiana Pietro Germi Italy Italy Italian
1963
(36th)
Federico Fellini's 8½ Federico Fellini Italy Italy Italian
(some parts in English, French & German)
[5]
1965
(38th)
Woman in the Dunes Suna no onna
砂の女
Hiroshi Teshigahara Japan Japan Japanese [6]
1966
(39th)
A Man and a Woman Un homme et une femme Claude Lelouch France France French [5]
1968
(41st)
The Battle of Algiers La battaglia di Algeri
(Italian)
La Bataille d'Alger
(French)
Gillo Pontecorvo Italy Italy
Algeria Algeria
French
(some parts in Arabic, Italian & English)
[21]
1969
(42nd)
Z Z Costa-Gavras France France
Algeria Algeria
French [5]
1970
(43rd)
Fellini Satyricon Satyricon Federico Fellini Italy Italy
France France
Italian
(some parts in Latin)
[22]
1972
(45th)
The Emigrants Utvandrarna Jan Troell Sweden Sweden Swedish [6]
1973
(46th)
Cries and Whispers Viskningar och rop Ingmar Bergman Sweden Sweden Swedish
1974
(47th)
Day for Night La Nuit américaine François Truffaut France France
Italy Italy
French
(some parts in English)
[23]
1975
(48th)
Amarcord Amarcord Federico Fellini Italy Italy Italian
(some parts in Romagnolo)
[23]
1976
(49th)
Face to Face Ansikte mot ansikte Ingmar Bergman Sweden Sweden Swedish
1976
(49th)
Seven Beauties Pasqualino Settebellezze Lina Wertmüller Italy Italy Italian [11]
1979
(52nd)
La Cage aux Folles La Cage aux folles Édouard Molinaro France France French
1982
(55th)
Das Boot Das Boot Wolfgang Petersen West Germany Germany (West) German
(some parts in French & English)
1983
(56th)
Fanny & Alexander Fanny och Alexander Ingmar Bergman Sweden Sweden
France France
West Germany Germany (West)
Swedish
(some parts in German, Yiddish & English)
[5]
1985
(58th)
Ran Ran
Akira Kurosawa Japan Japan Japanese [12]
1987
(60th)
My Life As a Dog Mitt liv som hund Lasse Hallström Sweden Sweden Swedish
1994
(67th)
Red Trois Couleurs: Rouge Krzysztof Kieślowski France France
Switzerland Switzerland
Poland Poland
French
1995
(68th)
The Postman (Il Postino) Il postino Michael Radford Italy Italy Italian
(some parts in Spanish)
1998
(71st)
Life Is Beautiful La vita è bella Roberto Benigni Italy Italy Italian
(some parts in German & English)
[7]
2000
(73rd)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Wòhǔ Cánglóng
(pinyin)
臥虎藏龍
(traditional Chinese)
卧虎藏龙
(simplified Chinese)
Ang Lee Taiwan Taiwan
China China
Hong Kong Hong Kong
United States United States
Mandarin [5]
2002
(75th)
Talk to Her Hable con ella Pedro Almodóvar Spain Spain Spanish
2003
(76th)
City of God Cidade de Deus Fernando Meirelles Brazil Brazil
France France
United States United States
Portuguese [13]
2006
(79th)
Letters from Iwo Jima Letters from Iwo Jima
(English)
Iô-Jima kara no tegami
硫黄島からの手紙
(Japanese)
Clint Eastwood United States United States Japanese
(some parts in English)
[8]
2006
(79th)
Babel Babel Alejandro González Iñárritu United States United States
Mexico Mexico
France France
English, Arabic, Spanish, Japanese, Japanese Sign language, Berber languages [8]
2007
(80th)
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly Le Scaphandre et le Papillon Julian Schnabel France France
United States United States
French [15]
2012
(85th)
Amour Amour Michael Haneke Austria Austria
France France
Germany Germany
French

Film Editing[edit]

The Film Editing category has existed since the 1934 Academy Awards.

Year Film title used in nomination Original title Award recipient Country of production Language(s) Notes
1969
(42nd)
Z Z Françoise Bonnot
France France
Algeria Algeria
French [5]
1982
(55th)
Das Boot Das Boot Hannes Nikel West Germany Germany (West) German
(some parts in French & English)
1998
(71st)
Life Is Beautiful La vita è bella Simona Paggi Italy Italy Italian
(some parts in German & English)
[7]
2000
(73rd)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Wòhǔ Cánglóng
(pinyin)
臥虎藏龍
(traditional Chinese)
卧虎藏龙
(simplified Chinese)
Tim Squyres Taiwan Taiwan
China China
Hong Kong Hong Kong
United States United States
Mandarin [5]
2003
(76th)
City of God Cidade de Deus Daniel Rezende Brazil Brazil
France France
United States United States
Portuguese [13]
2006
(79th)
Babel Babel Douglas Crise
Stephen Mirrione
United States United States
Mexico Mexico
France France
English, Arabic, Spanish, Japanese, Japanese Sign language, Berber languages [24]
2007
(80th)
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly Le Scaphandre et le Papillon Juliette Welfling France France
United States United States
French [15]

Foreign Language Film[edit]

Makeup[edit]

The Makeup category has existed since the 1981 Academy Awards. No award was handed out at the 1983 Academy Awards.

Year Film title used in nomination Original title Award recipient(s) Country of production Language(s) Notes
1982
(55th)
Quest for Fire La Guerre du feu Michèle Burke
Sarah Monzani
France France
Canada Canada
Special prehistoric languages created by Anthony Burgess (combined with body language and gestures created by Desmond Morris)
1990
(63rd)
Cyrano de Bergerac Cyrano de Bergerac Michèle Burke
Jean-Pierre Eychenne
France France French [11]
2004
(77th)
The Passion of the Christ The Passion of the Christ Keith Vanderlaan
Christien Tinsley
United States United States Aramaic
(some parts in Latin & Hebrew)
[14]
2004
(77th)
The Sea Inside Mar adentro Jo Allen
Manuel García
Spain Spain
France France
Italy Italy
Spanish
(some parts in Catalan & Galician)
[25]
2006
(79th)
Apocalypto Apocalypto Aldo Signoretti
Vittorio Sodano
United States United States Yucatec Maya [26]
2006
(79th)
Pan's Labyrinth El laberinto del fauno David Martí
Montse Ribé
Spain Spain
Mexico Mexico
Spanish [11]
2007
(80th)
La Vie en Rose La Môme Didier Lavergne
Jan Archibald
France France
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Czech Republic Czech Republic
French
(some parts in English)
[18]
2009
(82nd)
Il Divo Il Divo Aldo Signoretti
Vittorio Sodano
Italy Italy
France France
Italian [27]
2015
(88th)
The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared Hundraåringen som klev ut genom fönstret och försvann Love Larson
Eva von Bahr
Sweden Sweden Swedish
(some parts in English, Russian, German, French and Spanish)
[27]
2016
(89th)
A Man Called Ove En man som heter Ove Love Larson
Eva von Bahr
Sweden Sweden Swedish [11]

Music (Scoring)[edit]

The Music (Scoring) category.

Year Film title used in nomination Original title Award recipient(s) Country of production Language(s) Notes
1961
(34th)
Khovanshchina Khovanshchina
Хованщина
Dimitri Shostakovich
(Scoring of a Musical Picture)
Soviet Union Soviet Union Russian
1963
(36th)
Sundays and Cybele Les Dimanches de Ville d'Avray Maurice Jarre
(Scoring of Music — adaptation or treatment)
France France French
1965
(38th)
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg Les Parapluies de Cherbourg Michel Legrand
Jacques Demy
(Music Score — substantially original)
France France French
1965
(38th)
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg Les Parapluies de Cherbourg Michel Legrand
(Scoring of Music — adaptation or treatment)
France France French
1966
(39th)
The Gospel According to St. Matthew Il Vangelo secondo Matteo Luis Enrique Bacalov
(Scoring of Music — adaptation or treatment)
Italy Italy
France France
Italian
1968
(41st)
The Young Girls of Rochefort Les Demoiselles de Rochefort Michel Legrand
(Music and adaptation score)
Jacques Demy
(Lyrics)(Score of a Musical Picture-original or adaptation)
France France French
(some parts in English)
1970
(43rd)
Sunflower I girasoli Henry Mancini
(Original Score)
Italy Italy
France France
Italian
(some parts in English)
1971
(44th)
Tchaikovsky Chaykovskiy
Чайковский
Dimitri Tiomkin
(Adaptation and Original Song Score)
Soviet Union Soviet Union Russian
1995
(68th)
The Postman (Il Postino) Il postino Luis Enrique Bacalov
(Original Dramatic Score)
Italy Italy Italian
(some parts in Spanish)
1998
(71st)
Life Is Beautiful La vita è bella Nicola Piovani
(Original Dramatic Score)
Italy Italy Italian
(some parts in German & English)
[7]
1999
(72nd)
The Red Violin Le Violon rouge John Corigliano
(Original Score)
Canada Canada
Italy Italy
Multilingual
(English, French, German, Italian & Mandarin)
2000
(73rd)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Wòhǔ Cánglóng
(pinyin)
臥虎藏龍
(traditional Chinese)
卧虎藏龙
(simplified Chinese)
Tan Dun
(Original Score)
Taiwan Taiwan
China China
Hong Kong Hong Kong
United States United States
Mandarin [5]
2000
(73rd)
Malèna Malena Ennio Morricone
(Original Score)
Italy Italy Italian
(some parts in Sicilian, English & Latin)
2004
(77th)
The Passion of the Christ The Passion of the Christ John Debney
(Original Score)
United States United States Aramaic
(some parts in Latin & Hebrew)
[14]
2006
(79th)
Babel Babel Gustavo Santaolalla United States United States
Mexico Mexico
France France
English, Arabic, Spanish, Japanese, Japanese Sign language, Berber languages [14]
2006
(79th)
Pan's Labyrinth El laberinto del fauno Javier Navarrete
(Original Score)
Spain Spain
Mexico Mexico
Spanish [11]
2007
(80th)
The Kite Runner The Kite Runner Alberto Iglesias
(Original Score)
United States United States Dari
(some parts in English, Pashtu, Urdu & Russian)

Music (Song)[edit]

The Music (Song) category has existed since the 1934 Academy Awards. Its name was changed from Song to Original Song starting 1975 onwards. The designation Song — Original for the Picture had previously been used between 1968 and 1972.

Year Film title used in nomination Original title Song Award recipient(s) Country of production Language(s) Notes
1960
(33rd)
Never on Sunday Pote tin Kyriaki "Ta paidia tou Peiraia" Manos Hatzidakis
(Music & Lyric)
Greece Greece
United States United States
Greek
(English)
1965
(38th)
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg Les Parapluies de Cherbourg "I Will Wait For You" Michel Legrand
(Music)
Jacques Demy
(Lyrics)
Norman Gimbel
(English Lyrics)
France France French
2000
(73rd)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Wòhǔ Cánglóng
(pinyin)
臥虎藏龍
(traditional Chinese)
卧虎藏龙
(simplified Chinese)
"A Love Before Time" Jorge Calandrelli
Tan Dun
(Music)
James Schamus
(Lyric)
Taiwan Taiwan
China China
Hong Kong Hong Kong
United States United States
Mandarin
2003
(76th)
The Triplets of Belleville Les Triplettes de Belleville "Belleville Rendez-vous" Benoît Charest
(Music)
Sylvain Chomet
(Lyric)
France France
Belgium Belgium
Canada Canada
United Kingdom United Kingdom
French
2004
(77th)
The Motorcycle Diaries Diarios de motocicleta "Al Otro Lado Del Río" Jorge Drexler
(Music & Lyric)
Argentina Argentina
United States United States
Chile Chile
Peru Peru
Brazil Brazil
United Kingdom UK
Germany Germany
France France
Spanish
(some parts in Quechua)
2004
(77th)
The Chorus (Les Choristes) Les Choristes "Look To Your Path (Vois Sur Ton Chemin)" Bruno Coulais
(Music)
Christophe Barratier
(Lyric)
France France
Switzerland Switzerland
Germany Germany
French
2008
(81st)
Slumdog Millionaire Slumdog Millionaire "Jai Ho" A. R. Rahman
(Music)
Gulzar
(Lyric)
United Kingdom United Kingdom Hindi
2009
(82nd)
Paris 36 Faubourg 36 "Loin de Paname" Reinhardt Wagner
(Music)
Frank Thomas
(Lyric)
France France
Germany Germany
Czech Republic Czech Republic
French

Sound Mixing[edit]

The Sound category has existed since 1930.

Year Film title used in nomination Original title Award recipient(s) Country of production Language(s) Notes
1982
(55th)
Das Boot Das Boot Milan Bor
Trevor Pyke
Mike Le-Mare
West Germany Germany (West) German
(some parts in French & English)
2001
(74th)
Amélie Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain Vincent Arnardi
Guillaume Leriche
Jean Umansky
France France
Germany Germany
French
2006
(79th)
Apocalypto Apocalypto Kevin O'Connell
Greg Russell
Fernando Cámara
United States United States Mayan

Sound Editing[edit]

The Sound Editing category has existed since 1963.

Year Film title used in nomination Original title Award recipient(s) Country of production Language(s) Notes
1982
(55th)
Das Boot Das Boot Mike Le-Mare West Germany Germany (West) German
(some parts in French & English)
2006
(79th)
Apocalypto Apocalypto Kami Asgar
Sean McCormack
United States United States Mayan
2006
(79th)
Letters from Iwo Jima Letters from Iwo Jima Bub Asman
Alan Robert Murray
United States United States Japanese
(some parts in English)

Visual Effects[edit]

The Visual Effects category has existed since 1928.

Year Film title used in nomination Original title Award recipient(s) Country of production Language(s) Notes
1971
(44th)
When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth Jim Danforth
Roger Dicken
United Kingdom United Kingdom Aboriginal
(some parts in English)

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)[edit]

The Adapted Screenplay category has existed since the creation of the awards.

Year Film title used in nomination Original title Award recipient(s) Country of production Language(s) Notes
1949
(22nd)
The Bicycle Thief Ladri di biciclette Cesare Zavattini Italy Italy Italian
1951
(24th)
La Ronde La Ronde Jacques Natanson
Max Ophüls
France France French
1954
(27th)
Forbidden Games Jeux interdits François Boyer France France French
1963
(36th)
Sundays and Cybele Les Dimanches de Ville d'Avray Serge Bourguignon
Bernard Eschassériaux
France France French
1969
(42nd)
Z Z Costa-Gavras
Jorge Semprún
France France
Algeria Algeria
French
1971
(44th)
The Conformist Il conformista Bernardo Bertolucci Italy Italy
France France
Germany Germany (West)
Italian
(Some parts in French & Latin)
1971
(44th)
The Garden of the Finzi Continis Il giardino dei Finzi-Contini Vittorio Bonicelli
Ugo Pirro
Italy Italy
Germany Germany (West)
Italian
1972
(45th)
The Emigrants Utvandrarna Bengt Forslund
Jan Troell
Sweden Sweden Swedish
1975
(48th)
Scent of a Woman Profumo di donna Ruggero Maccari
Dino Risi
Italy Italy Italian
1976
(49th)
Fellini's Casanova Il Casanova di Federico Fellini Federico Fellini
Bernardino Zapponi
Italy Italy
United States United States
Italian
(Some parts in French, German, English, Czech, Latin & Hungarian)
1977
(50th)
That Obscure Object of Desire Cet obscur objet du désir
(French)
Ese oscuro objeto del deseo
(Spanish)
Luis Buñuel
Jean-Claude Carrière
France France
Spain Spain
French
(Some parts in Spanish)
1979
(52nd)
La Cage aux Folles La Cage aux folles Marcello Danon
Édouard Molinaro
Jean Poiret
Francis Veber
France France French
1982
(55th)
Das Boot Das Boot Wolfgang Petersen West Germany Germany (West) German
(some parts in French & English)
1987
(60th)
My Life As a Dog Mitt liv som hund Brasse Brännström
Per Berglund
Lasse Hallström
Reidar Jönsson
Sweden Sweden Swedish
1991
(64th)
Europa Europa Hitlerjunge Salomon Agnieszka Holland Germany Germany
France France
Poland Poland
Germany
(some parts in Russian, Polish & Hebrew)
1995
(68th)
The Postman (Il Postino) Il postino Anna Pavignano
Michael Radford
Furio Scarpelli
Giacomo Scarpelli
Massimo Troisi
Italy Italy Italian
(some parts in Spanish)
2000
(73rd)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Wòhǔ Cánglóng
(pinyin)
臥虎藏龍
(traditional Chinese)
卧虎藏龙
(simplified Chinese)
James Schamus
Kuo Jung Tsai
Hui-Ling Wang
Taiwan Taiwan
China China
Hong Kong Hong Kong
United States United States
Mandarin
2003
(76th)
City of God Cidade de Deus Bráulio Mantovani Brazil Brazil
France France
United States United States
Portuguese
2004
(77th)
The Motorcycle Diaries Diarios de motocicleta José Rivera Argentina Argentina
United States United States
Chile Chile
Peru Peru
Brazil Brazil
United Kingdom UK
Germany Germany
France France
Spanish
(some parts in Quechua)
2007
(80th)
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly Le Scaphandre et le Papillon Ronald Harwood France France
United States United States
French

Writing (Original Screenplay)[edit]

The Original Screenplay category has existed since 1940.

Year Film title used in nomination Original title Award recipient(s) Country of production Language(s) Notes
1945
(18th)
Marie-Louise Marie-Louise Richard Schweizer Switzerland Switzerland Swiss German
1946
(19th)
Open City Roma, città aperta Sergio Amidei
Federico Fellini
Italy Italy Italian
(Some parts in German) (In this year the category screenplay had both original and adapted screenplays).
1946
(19th)
Children of Paradise Les Enfants du Paradis Jacques Prévert France France French
1947
(20th)
A Cage of Nightingales La Cage aux Rossignols Georges Chaperot
René Wheeler
France France French
1947
(20th)
Shoeshine Sciuscià Sergio Amidei
Adolfo Franci
Cesare Giulio Viola
Cesare Zavattini
Roberto Rossellini
Italy Italy Italian
1949
(22nd)
Paisà Paisà Alfred Hayes
Federico Fellini
Sergio Amidei
Marcello Pagliero
Roberto Rossellini
Italy Italy Italian
1950
(23rd)
Bitter Rice Riso Amaro Giuseppe De Santis
Carlo Lizzani
Italy Italy Italian
1954
(27th)
Bread, Love and Dreams Pane, amore e fantasia Ettore Maria Margadonna Italy Italy Italian
1955
(28th)
Mr. Hulot's Holiday Les Vacances de monsieur Hulot Jacques Tati
Henri Marquet
France France French
1955
(28th)
The Sheep Has Five Legs Le mouton à cinq pattes Jean Marsan
Henry Troyat
Jacques Perret
Henri Verneuil
Raoul Ploquin
France France French
1956
(29th)
The Red Balloon Le Ballon rouge Albert Lamorisse France France French
1956
(29th)
La Strada La strada Federico Fellini
Tullio Pinelli
Italy Italy Italian
1956
(29th)
Umberto D. Umberto D. Cesare Zavattini Italy Italy Italian
1956
(29th)
The Proud and the Beautiful Les orgueilleux Jean-Paul Sartre France France
Mexico Mexico
French, Spanish
1957
(30th)
I Vitelloni I vitelloni Federico Fellini
Ennio Flaiano
Tullio Pinelli
Italy Italy
France France
Italian
1959
(32nd)
The 400 Blows Les Quatre Cents Coups François Truffaut
Marcel Moussy
France France French
1959
(32nd)
Wild Strawberries Smultronstället Ingmar Bergman Sweden Sweden Swedish
Latin
1960
(33rd)
Never on Sunday Pote tin Kyriaki Jules Dassin Greece Greece Greek
1960
(33rd)
Hiroshima Mon Amour Hiroshima mon amour Marguerite Duras France France
Japan Japan
French
Japanese
English
1961
(34th)
Ballad of a Soldier Баллада о солдате Valentin Yoshov
Grigori Chukhrai
Soviet Union Soviet Union Russian
1961
(34th)
La Dolce Vita La dolce vita Federico Fellini
Ennio Flaiano
Tullio Pinelli
Brunello Rondi
Italy Italy
France France
Italian
English
French
German
1961
(34th)
General della Rovere Il generale della Rovere Sergio Amidei
Diego Fabbi
Indro Montanelli
Italy Italy
France France
Italian
German
1962
(35th)
Divorce, Italian Style Divorzio all'italiana Ennio de Concini
Pietro Germi
Alfredo Giannetti
Italy Italy Italian
1962
(35th)
Last Year at Marienbad L'Année dernière à Marienbad Alain Robbe-Grillet France France French
1962
(35th)
Through a Glass Darkly Såsom i en spegel Ingmar Bergman Sweden Sweden Swedish
1963
(36th)
Federico Fellini
Ennio Flaiano
Tullio Pinelli
Brunello Rondi
Italy Italy Italian
English
French
German
1963
(36th)
The Four Days of Naples Le Quattro giornate di Napoli Pascual Festa Campanile
Massimo Franciosa
Nanny Loy
Vasco Pratolini
Carlo Bernari
Italy Italy Italian
1964
(37th)
The Organizer I compagni Agenori Incrocci
Furio Scarpelli
Mario Monicelli
Italy Italy Italian
1964
(37th)
That Man From Rio L'Homme de Rio Jean Paul Rappeneau
Ariane Mnouchkine
Daniel Boulanger
Philippe de Broca
France France
Italy Italy
French
1965
(38th)
Casanova 70 Casanova 70 Agenori Incrocci
Furio Scarpelli
Mario Monicelli
Tonino Guerra
Giorgio Salvioni
Suso Checchi d'Amico
Italy Italy Italian
1965
(38th)
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg Les Parapluies de Cherbourg Jacques Demy France France French
1966
(39th)
A Man and a Woman Un homme et une femme Claude Lelouch France France French
1967
(40th)
The War is Over La guerre est finie Jorge Semprún France France French
1968
(41st)
The Battle of Algiers La battaglia di Algeri Franco Solinas
Gillo Pontecorvo
Italy Italy
Algeria Algeria
French
Arabic
1969
(42nd)
The Damned La caduta degli dei Nicola Baddaluco
Enrico Medioli
Luchino Visconti
Italy Italy
Germany Germany (West)
Italian
German
1970
(43rd)
My Night at Maud's Ma nuit chez Maud Éric Rohmer France France French
1971
(44th)
Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion Indagine su un cittadino al di sopra di ogni sospetto Elio Petri
Ugo Pirro
Italy Italy Italian
1972
(45th)
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie Luis Buñuel
Jean-Claude Carrière
France France
Italy Italy
Spain Spain
French
(Some parts in Spanish)
1972
(45th)
Murmur of the Heart Le souffle au coeur Louis Malle France France
Italy Italy
Germany Germany (West)
French
1973
(46th)
Cries and Whispers Viskningar och rop Ingmar Bergman Sweden Sweden Swedish
1974
(47th)
Day for Night La Nuit américaine François Truffaut
Jean-Louis Richard
Suzanne Schiffman
France France
Italy Italy
French
(some parts in English)
[23]
1975
(48th)
Amarcord Amarcord Federico Fellini
Tonino Guerra
Italy Italy Italian
(some parts in Romagnolo)
[23]
1975
(48th)
And Now My Love Toute une vie Claude Lelouch
Pierre Uytterhoeven
France France
Italy Italy
French
(some parts in English)
1976
(49th)
Cousin, Cousine Cousin cousine Jean-Charles Tacchella
Daniele Thompson
France France French
1976
(49th)
Seven Beauties Pasqualino Settebellezze Lina Wertmüller Italy Italy Italian
(some parts in German)
1978
(51st)
Autumn Sonata Höstsonaten Ingmar Bergman France France
West Germany Germany (West)
Sweden Sweden
Swedish
(some parts in English)
1980
(53rd)
Mon Oncle D'Amerique Mon oncle d'Amérique Jean Gruault France France French
1983
(56th)
Fanny & Alexander Fanny och Alexander Ingmar Bergman Sweden Sweden
France France
West Germany Germany (West)
Swedish
(some parts in German, Yiddish & English)
1984
(57th)
El Norte El Norte Gregory Nava
Anna Thomas
United States United States
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Spanish
(some parts in Maya & English)
1985
(58th)
The Official Story La historia oficial Aída Bortnick
Luis Puenzo
Argentina Argentina Spanish
(some parts in English)
1987
(60th)
Au Revoir Les Enfants (Goodbye, Children) Au revoir, les enfants Louis Malle France France
Germany Germany (West)
French
(some parts in German & English)
1994
(67th)
Red Trois Couleurs: Rouge Krzysztof Kieślowski
Krzysztof Piesiewicz
France France
Switzerland Switzerland
Poland Poland
French
1998
(71st)
Life Is Beautiful La vita è bella Roberto Benigni
Vincenzo Cerami
Italy Italy Italian
(some parts in German & English)
2001
(74th)
Amélie Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Guillaume Laurent
France France
Germany Germany
French
2002
(75th)
Talk to Her Hable con ella Pedro Almodóvar Spain Spain Spanish
2002
(75th)
Y Tu Mamá También Y tu mamá también Alfonso Cuarón
Carlos Cuarón
Mexico Mexico Spanish
2003
(76th)
The Barbarian Invasions Les Invasions barbares Denys Arcand Canada Canada
France France
French
(some parts in English)
2006
(79th)
Letters from Iwo Jima Letters from Iwo Jima
(English)
Iô-Jima kara no tegami
硫黄島からの手紙
(Japanese)
Paul Haggis
Iris Yamashita
United States United States Japanese
(some parts in English)
2006
(79th)
Pan's Labyrinth El laberinto del fauno Guillermo del Toro Spain Spain
Mexico Mexico
Spanish
2006
(79th)
Babel Babel Guillermo Arriaga United States United States
Mexico Mexico
France France
English, Arabic, Spanish, Japanese, Japanese Sign language, Berber languages
2011
(84th)
A Separation جدایی نادر از سیمین
(Jodái-e Náder az Simin)
Asghar Farhadi Iran Iran Persian
2012
(85th)
Amour Amour Michael Haneke Austria Austria
France France
Germany Germany
French

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Notes[edit]

A1 2 3 4 5 6 : The Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film had not been created yet when this film received its nomination.
B^ : Shoe-Shine (1946) won a Special Award the same year because "the high quality of this motion picture, brought to eloquent life in a country scarred by war, is proof to the world that the creative spirit can triumph over adversity".
C^ : The Bicycle Thief (1948) won a Special Foreign Language Film Award the same year.
D^ : Rashomon (1950) won an Honorary Foreign Language Film Award the previous year.
E^ : Forbidden Games (1952) won an Honorary Foreign Language Film Award two years earlier.
F^ : Gate of Hell (1953) won an Honorary Foreign Language Film Award the same year.

Bad Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Academy Awards History - Introduction". Filmsite.org. Retrieved 2008-05-13. 
  2. ^ "History of the Academy Awards". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Archived from the original on 2007-12-20. Retrieved 2008-02-12. 
  3. ^ a b "Special Rules for the Best Foreign Language Film Award". 80th Academy Awards Rules for Distinguished Achievements in 2007. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Archived from the original on 2007-10-13. Retrieved 2007-11-02. 
  4. ^ "Record-Breaking 54 Countries in Competition for Oscar" (Press release). Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 2002-12-02. Retrieved 2008-05-13. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t The film won the Best Foreign Language Film Award the same year.
  6. ^ a b c The film was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Award the previous year.
  7. ^ a b c d Life Is Beautiful (1997) won the Best Foreign Language Film Award the same year. Roberto Benigni is one of only three performers to have directed themselves to an Acting Award (the other two being Charlie Chaplin and Laurence Olivier).[citation needed]
  8. ^ a b c d As an American movie, the film was ineligible for competition in the Foreign Language Film category.[citation needed]
  9. ^ "Special Rules for the Best Animated Feature Film Award". 80th Academy Awards Rules for Distinguished Achievements in 2007. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Archived from the original on 2008-01-13. Retrieved 2008-02-27. 
  10. ^ Persepolis was France's submission
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m The film was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Award the same year.
  12. ^ a b c d controversy over Ran's non-submission
  13. ^ a b c City of God
  14. ^ a b c d Ineligible, US film.
  15. ^ a b c Persepolis was selected instead
  16. ^ TV movie
  17. ^ Unsuccessfully submitted by China
  18. ^ a b Persepolis was chosen instead
  19. ^ Un prophète was chosen instead
  20. ^ La prima cosa bella was chosen instead
  21. ^ Nominated two years earlier.
  22. ^ Add explanation about change title in Fellini Satyricon
  23. ^ a b c d The film won the Best Foreign Language Film Award the previous year.
  24. ^ Cite error: The named reference Babel was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  25. ^ Won same year
  26. ^ Ineligible
  27. ^ a b "Ineligible"

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