List of Asian Academy Award winners and nominees - Wikipedia

List of Asian Academy Award winners and nominees

This is a list of Academy Award winners and nominees who are from Asia, i.e., who are nationals of a country situated in Asia (this includes people with dual citizenship). In the category of Best Foreign Language Film, this list also includes films submitted by Asian countries and films in Asian languages, in addition to films with Asian directors. This list is current as of the 93rd Academy Awards.

Best PictureEdit

Best Picture
Year Name Country Film Status Milestone / Notes
1986 Ismail Merchant   A Room with a View Nominated Indian descent.[1]
First Asian to be nominated for Best Picture.
1992 Howards End Nominated
1993 The Remains of the Day Nominated (Shared with Mike Nichols and John Calley.)
1998 Arnon Milchan  
 
L.A. Confidential Nominated Born in Israel, has dual Israeli and U.S citizenship.
(Shared with Curtis Hanson and Michael G. Nathanson.)
2000 Ang Lee
William Kong
Hsu Li-kong
 
 
 
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Nominated All three are of Chinese descent.[2][3][4]
2012 Ang Lee   Life of Pi Nominated (Shared with Gil Netter and David Womark.)
2015 Arnon Milchan  
 
The Revenant Nominated (Shared with Steve Golin, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Mary Parent, Keith Redmon.)
2019 Bong Joon-ho
Kwak Sin-ae
  Parasite Won Korean.
First Asians to win Best Picture.
First Foreign Language Film to win Best Picture.
2020 Christina Oh  
 
Minari Nominated Korean-American.
Chloé Zhao   Nomadland Won Chinese descent.

Best ActorEdit

Actor in a Leading Role
Year Name Country Film Role Status Milestone / Notes
1956 Yul Brynner  
 
 
The King and I King Mongkut of Siam Won Born in Vladivostok, Russia and of Buryat descent through his paternal grandmother.
1971 Topol   Fiddler on the Roof Tevye Nominated First Israeli nominated in any category.
First Middle Eastern person to be nominated for an acting award.
1984 F. Murray Abraham  
 
Amadeus Antonio Salieri Won First actor of Syrian descent to win Best Actor.
1982 Ben Kingsley  
 
Gandhi Mahatma Gandhi Won First actor of Indian descent to win this category.
2003 House of Sand and Fog Colonel Massoud Amir Behrani Nominated
2020 Riz Ahmed  
 
Sound of Metal Ruben Stone Nominated Pakistani descent.
First Muslim actor to be nominated for Best Actor.
Steven Yeun  
 
Minari Jacob Yi Nominated Korean descent.
First East Asian and Asian American actor to be nominated for Best Actor.

Best ActressEdit

Actress in a Leading Role
Year Name Country Film Role Status Milestone / Notes
1935 Merle Oberon   The Dark Angel Kitty Vane Nominated Part-Indian and Maori (Polynesian) descent.[5]
First Asian nominated for any Academy Award.
First Asian and only actress of Asian descent to be nominated for Best Actress.
2010 Natalie Portman  
 
Black Swan Nina Sayers Won Born in Israel, has dual Israeli and US citizenship.
First Asian actress to win the Best Actress award.
2016 Jackie Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Nominated

Best Supporting ActorEdit

Actor in a Supporting Role
Year Name Country Film Role Status Milestone / Notes
1957 Sessue Hayakawa   The Bridge on the River Kwai Colonel Saito Nominated Japanese descent.[6]
First Asian nominated for Supporting Actor.
1966 Mako Iwamatsu  
 
The Sand Pebbles Po-Han Nominated Japanese descent.[7]
1984 Haing S. Ngor  
 
The Killing Fields Dith Pran Won Chinese/Cambodian descent (father is Chinese, mother is Khmer).[8]
First Asian to win Best Supporting Actor.
This was Ngor's debut acting performance.
Pat Morita  
 
The Karate Kid Mr. Miyagi Nominated Japanese descent.
1991 Ben Kingsley  
 
Bugsy Meyer Lansky Nominated Indian descent.
Tied for third most Oscar-nominated Asian of all time, with four nominations.
2001 Sexy Beast Don Logan Nominated
2003 Ken Watanabe   The Last Samurai Lord Katsumoto Nominated Japanese.[9]
2016 Dev Patel  
 
Lion Saroo Brierley Nominated Indian descent.

Best Supporting ActressEdit

Actress in a Supporting Role
Year Name Country Film Role Status Milestone / Notes
1957 Miyoshi Umeki  
 
Sayonara Katsumi Kelly Won Japanese descent[10]
First Asian and the first Japanese actress to be nominated and to win for Best Supporting Actress.
2003 Shohreh Aghdashloo  
 
House of Sand and Fog Nadereh "Nadi" Behrani Nominated First Iranian to be nominated for an acting award.
First Middle Eastern actress to be nominated for an acting award.
2004 Natalie Portman  
 
Closer Alice Ayres / Jane Jones Nominated Born in Israel, has dual Israeli and US citizenship.
First Israeli actress to be nominated for Best Supporting Actress.
2006 Rinko Kikuchi   Babel Chieko Wataya Nominated Japanese.[11]
First role in Japanese Sign Language to be nominated.
2020 Youn Yuh-jung   Minari Soon-ja Won Korean.
First Korean actress to be nominated and to win for an acting award.[12]

Best DirectorEdit

Director
Year Name Country Film Status Notes
1965 Hiroshi Teshigahara   Woman in the Dunes Nominated Japanese.[13]
First Asian nominated for Best Director.
Film was nominated in previous year for Best Foreign Language Film.
1985 Akira Kurosawa Ran Nominated Japanese.[14]
Four previous Kurosawa films were nominated for Best Foreign Language Film.
1999 M. Night Shyamalan  
 
The Sixth Sense Nominated Indian descent.[15]
2000 Ang Lee   Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Nominated Taiwanese.
2005 Brokeback Mountain Won First Asian to win Best Director.
First person of color to win Best Director.
2012 Life of Pi Won Tied for second most Oscar-nominated Asian of all time, with five nominations
(not including nominations in Foreign Language Film category).
2019 Bong Joon-ho   Parasite Won First South Korean to be nominated and to win for Best Director.
2020 Lee Isaac Chung  
 
Minari Nominated Korean descent.
Chloé Zhao   Nomadland Won Chinese.
First Asian woman and woman of color to be nominated and to win for Best Director.[16]

Best Original ScreenplayEdit

Original Screenplay
Year Name Country Film Status Notes
1999 M. Night Shyamalan  
 
The Sixth Sense Nominated Indian descent.[15]
2011 Asghar Farhadi   A Separation Nominated First screenplay written in Persian to be nominated for a screenplay award.
2015 Ronnie del Carmen   Inside Out Nominated Filipino.[17]
(Shared with Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, and Josh Cooley.)
2017 Kumail Nanjiani  
 
The Big Sick Nominated Pakistani descent.[18]
(Shared with Emily V. Gordon.)
2019 Bong Joon-ho
Han Jin-won
  Parasite Won Both are Korean.
First Asian writers to win any screenwriting Academy Award.[19][20]
2020 Lee Isaac Chung  
 
Minari Nominated Korean descent.

Best Adapted ScreenplayEdit

Adapted Screenplay
Year Name Country Film Adapted From Status Notes
1997 Hossein Amini  
 
The Wings of the Dove The Wings of the Dove by Henry James Nominated Iranian descent.
2000 Wang Hui-ling
Kuo Jung Tsai
 
 
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Crane-Iron Pentalogy by Wang Dulu Nominated Both are of Chinese descent.[2]
First Asian-language screenplay to be nominated in a writing category
(Shared with James Schamus.)
2020 Ramin Bahrani  
 
The White Tiger The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga Nominated Iranian descent.
Nina Pedrad Borat Subsequent Moviefilm Borat Sagdiyev, created by Sacha Baron Cohen Nominated Iranian descent.
(Shared with Sacha Baron Cohen, Peter Baynham, Jena Friedman, Anthony Hines, Lee Kern, Dan Mazer, Erica Rivinoja & Dan Swimer.)
Chloé Zhao   Nomadland Nomadland by Jessica Bruder Nominated

Best CinematographyEdit

Cinematography
Year Name Country Film Status Notes
1938 James Wong Howe  
 
Algiers Nominated Chinese descent.
Black and White.
1940 Abe Lincoln in Illinois Nominated Black and White.
1942 Kings Row Nominated
1943 Air Force Nominated Black and White.
(Shared with Elmer Dyer and Charles A. Marshall.)
The North Star Nominated Black and White.
1955 The Rose Tattoo Won
1958 The Old Man and the Sea Nominated Color.
1963 Hud Won
1966 Seconds Nominated Black and White.
1970 Osami Furuya
Sinsaku Himeda
Masamichi Satoh
  Tora! Tora! Tora! Nominated All three are of Japanese descent.[21]
(Shared with Charles F. Wheeler.)
1975 James Wong Howe  
 
Funny Lady Nominated
1985 Takao Saito
Masaharu Ueda
Asakazu Nakai
  Ran Nominated All three are of Japanese.[22][23]
1993 Gu Changwei   Farewell My Concubine Nominated Chinese.[24]
1995 Lü Yue Shanghai Triad Nominated Chinese.[25]
1996 Darius Khondji  
 
Evita Nominated Iranian descent.
2000 Peter Pau   Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Won Chinese.[2]
2004 Zhao Xiaoding House of Flying Daggers Nominated Chinese.[citation needed]
2010 Matthew Libatique  
 
Black Swan Nominated Filipino descent.[26]
2018 A Star Is Born Nominated

Best Film EditingEdit

Film Editing
Year Name Country Film Status Notes
1992 Kant Pan  
 
 
The Crying Game Nominated Chinese.[27]
1998 Saar Klein  
 
The Thin Red Line Nominated (Shared with Billy Weber and Leslie Jones.)
1999 Tariq Anwar  
 
 
American Beauty Nominated Indian-born British with an American citizenship.
(Shared with Christopher Greenbury.)
2000 Saar Klein   Almost Famous Nominated (Shared with Joe Hutshing.)
2010 Tariq Anwar  
 
 
The King's Speech Nominated
2014 Tom Cross Whiplash Won Vietnamese American.[28] First and only Asian American to win an Academy Award for Best Film Editing.
2019 Yang Jin-mo   Parasite Nominated Korean.
2020 Chloé Zhao   Nomadland Nominated Chinese.
First Asian (and Asian woman, overall) to be nominated for Best Film Editing while serving as director, producer, writer, and editor.

Best Production DesignEdit

Production Design
Year Name Country Film Status Notes
1936 Eddie Imazu  
 
The Great Ziegfeld Nominated First Asian to be nominated for Best Production Design.
(Shared with Cedric Gibbons and Edwin B. Willis.)
1942 Emile Kuri  
 
 
Silver Queen Nominated Lebanese descent.
Black and White.
1949 The Heiress Won
1952 Carrie Nominated
So Matsuyama
H. Matsumoto
  Rashomon Nominated Both are Japanese.[29]
1954 Emile Kuri  
 
 
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Nominated Color.
Executive Suite Nominated Black and White.
1956 Albert Nozaki  
 
The Ten Commandments Nominated Japanese descent.[30]
Color.
(Shared with Hal Pereira, Walter H. Tyler, Samuel M. Comer, and Ray Moyer.)
So Matsuyama   Seven Samurai Nominated Black and White.
1961 Emile Kuri  
 
 
The Absent-Minded Professor Nominated
1964 Mary Poppins Nominated Color.
1969 George B. Chan  
 
Gaily, Gaily Nominated Chinese descent.[31]
(Shared with Robert F. Boyle, Edward G. Boyle, and Carl Biddiscombe.)
1970 Yoshirō Muraki
Taizô Kawashima
  Tora! Tora! Tora! Nominated Both are Japanese.[32]
(Shared with Jack Martin Smith, Richard Day, Walter M. Scott, Norman Rockett, and Carl Biddiscombe.)
1971 Emile Kuri  
 
 
Bedknobs and Broomsticks Nominated
1980 Yoshirō Muraki   Kagemusha Nominated
1985 Yoshirō Muraki
Shinobu Muraki
Ran Nominated Japanese.[33]
2000 Timmy Yip   Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Won Chinese descent[2]
First Asian to win Best Production Design.
2008 James J. Murakami  
 
Changeling Nominated (Shared with Gary Fettis.)
2017 Paul Denham Austerberry  
 
 
The Shape of Water Won Filipino descent.[34]
(Shared with Shane Vieau and Jeff Melvin)
2019 Lee Ha-jun
Cho Won-woo
  Parasite Nominated Both are Korean.

Best Costume DesignEdit

Costume Design
Year Name Country Film Status Notes
1954 Sanzo Wada   Gate of Hell Won Japanese.[35]
First Asian to be nominated for Best Costume Design.
First Asian to win Best Costume Design.
1955 Tadaoto Kainosho Ugetsu Nominated Japanese.[36]
1956 Kohei Ezaki Seven Samurai Nominated Japanese.[37]
1961 Yoshirō Muraki Yojimbo Nominated Tied for third most Oscar-nominated Asian of all time, with four nominations.
1969 Ray Aghayan  
 
Gaily, Gaily Nominated First Iranian to be nominated for an Academy Award.
1972 Lady Sings the Blues Nominated (Shared with Norma Koch and Bob Mackie.)
1975 Funny Lady Nominated (Shared with Bob Mackie.)
1982 Bhanu Athaiya   Gandhi Won Indian.
First Indian to win an Academy Award.[38]
(Shared with John Mollo.)
1985 Emi Wada   Ran Won Japanese.[39]
1992 Eiko Ishioka Bram Stoker's Dracula Won Japanese.[40]
2000 Timmy Yip   Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Nominated
2006 Yee Chung-Man Curse of the Golden Flower Nominated Chinese.[41]
2012 Eiko Ishioka   Mirror Mirror Nominated Posthumous nomination.
2013 William Chang Suk Ping   The Grandmaster Nominated Chinese.[42]

Best Makeup and HairstylingEdit

Makeup and Hairstyling
Year Name Country Film Status Notes
2006 Kazu Hiro  
 
Click Nominated Japanese descent[43]
First Asian to be nominated for Best Makeup and Hairstyling.
(Shared with Bill Corso.)
2007 Norbit Nominated (Shared with Rick Baker.)
2017 Darkest Hour Won First Asian to win for Best Makeup and Hairstyling.
(Shared with David Malinowski and Lucy Sibbick.)
2019 Bombshell Won US citizen.[44][45]
(Shared with Anne Morgan and Vivian Baker.)

Best Original ScoreEdit

Original Score
Year Name Country Film Status Notes
1966 Toshiro Mayuzumi   The Bible Nominated Japanese.[46]
First Asian to be nominated for Best Original Score.
1982 Ravi Shankar   Gandhi Nominated Indian.[47]
First Asian to be nominated for both Academy and Grammy Awards.
(Shared with George Fenton)
1987 Cong Su
Ryuichi Sakamoto
 
 
The Last Emperor Won Su is Chinese.[48]
Sakamoto is Japanese.[49]
First Asians to win Best Original Score.
(Shared with David Byrne.)
1996 Gabriel Yared  
 
The English Patient Won Lebanese descent.
Original Dramatic Score Category.
1999 The Talented Mr. Ripley Nominated First Asian to receive multiple Best Original Score nominations.
2000 Tan Dun   Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Won Chinese.[2]
2003 Gabriel Yared  
 
Cold Mountain Nominated
2008 A. R. Rahman   Slumdog Millionaire Won First Indian to win two Oscars in one night.[50]
2010 127 Hours Nominated

Best Original SongEdit

Original Song
Year Name Country Film Song Status Notes
2000 Tan Dun   Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon "A Love Before Time" Nominated First Asian to be nominated for Best Original Song.
(Shared with Jorge Calandrelli and James Schamus.)
2008 M.I.A.  
 
Slumdog Millionaire "O Saya" Nominated M.I.A. is a British of Sri Lankan descent.[51]
A. R. Rahman   Nominated Rahman is the first Asian to receive three Academy Award nominations in the same year.
"Jai Ho" Won Rahman is the first Asian to win two Oscars in the same year.
First Asians to win Best Original Song.
Gulzar Won Gulzar is Indian.[52]
First Asians to win Best Original Song.
2010 A. R. Rahman 127 Hours "If I Rise" Nominated (nominated with Rollo Armstrong and Dido.)
2012 Bombay Jayashri Life of Pi "Pi's Lullaby" Nominated Indian.[53]
(nominated with Mychael Danna.)
2013 Robert Lopez  
 
Frozen "Let It Go" Won Part-Filipino descent (paternal grandfather is Filipino, paternal grandmother is part-Filipino).[54]
First Asian American to be nominated for Best Original Song.
First Asian American to win Best Original Song.
(Shared with Kristen Anderson-Lopez.)
Karen O  
 
 
Her "The Moon Song" Nominated O is an American of Polish and South Korean descent.
(Shared with Spike Jonze.)
2017 Robert Lopez  
 
Coco "Remember Me" Won (Shared with Kristen Anderson-Lopez.)
2019 Frozen II "Into the Unknown" Nominated
2020 H.E.R. Judas and the Black Messiah "Fight for You" Won American-born of Filipino descent.
(Shared with D'Mile and Tiara Thomas.)
Savan Kotecha  
 
Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga "Husavik" Nominated American-born of Indian descent.
(Shared with Rickard Göransson and Fat Max Gsus.)

Best SoundEdit

Prior to the 93rd Academy Awards, the Best Sound Mixing and Best Sound Editing were separate categories.[55]

Best Sound
Year Name Country Film Category Status Notes
2006 Kami Asgar  
 
Apocalypto Editing Nominated First and only Middle Eastern to date to be nominated for Best Sound Editing.
(Shared with Sean McCormack.)
2008 Resul Pookutty   Apocalypto Mixing Won Indian descent.[56]
First Asian to win Best Sound Mixing.
(Shared with Ian Tapp and Richard Pryke.)
2013 Niv Adiri   Gravity Won (Shared with Skip Lievsay, Christopher Benstead, and Chris Munro.)
2016 Ai-Ling Lee   La La Land Nominated Singaporean-Chinese descent.
First Asian woman to be nominated for Best Sound Mixing.
(Shared with Andy Nelson and Steven A. Morrow.)
Editing Nominated Singaporean-Chinese descent.
First Asian woman to be nominated for Best Sound Editing.
(Shared with Mildred Iatrou Morgan.)
2018 First Man Mixing Nominated (Shared with Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño and Mary H. Ellis.)
Editing Nominated (Shared with Mildred Iatrou Morgan.)

Best Visual EffectsEdit

Visual Effects
Year Name Country Film Status Notes
1992 Doug Chiang  
 
Death Becomes Her Won (Shared with Ken Ralston, Doug Smythe, and Tom Woodruff Jr..)
1996 Habib Zargarpour   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.)

Best Animated FeatureEdit

Animated Feature
Year Name Country Film Status Notes
2002 Hayao Miyazaki   Spirited Away Won Japanese.[57]
First Asian to be nominated for Best Animated Feature.
First Asian to win Best Animated Feature.
2005 Howl's Moving Castle Nominated
2007 Marjane Satrapi  
 
Persepolis Nominated Only Middle Eastern person ever nominated in this category.
(Shared with Vincent Paronnaud.)
2013 Hayao Miyazaki
Toshio Suzuki
  The Wind Rises Nominated Suzuki is Japanese.[57]
2014 Isao Takahata
Yoshiaki Nishimura
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya Nominated Both are Japanese.[58][59]
2015 Hiromasa Yonebayashi
Yoshiaki Nishimura
When Marnie Was There Nominated Yonebayashi is Japanese.[59]
2016 Toshio Suzuki The Red Turtle Nominated (Shared with Michaël Dudok de Wit.)
2017 Ramsey Naito  
 
The Boss Baby Nominated Japanese father.[60]
(Shared with Tom McGrath.)
2018 Mamoru Hosoda
Yuichiro Saito
  Mirai Nominated
2019 Jinko Gotoh  
 
Klaus Nominated Japanese descent.
(Shared with Sergio Pablos and Marisa Román.)
2020 Peilin Chou  
 
Over the Moon Nominated
Gennie Rin  
 
Nominated

Best Documentary FeatureEdit

Documentary Feature
Year Name Country Film Status Notes
1974 Haim Gouri   The 81st Blow Nominated (Shared with Jacquot Ehrlich and David Bergman.)
1988 Christine Choy  
 
 
Who Killed Vincent Chin? Nominated (Shared with Renee Tajima-Peña.)
2004 Byambasuren Davaa   The Story of the Weeping Camel Nominated Mongolian.[61]
(Shared with Luigi Falorni.)
2008 Thavisouk Phrasavath   The Betrayal – Nerakhoon Nominated Laotian.[62]
(Shared with Ellen Kuras.)
2012 Emad Burnat   5 Broken Cameras Nominated
Guy Davidi   Nominated
Estelle Fialon
Philippa Kowarsky
Dror Moreh
The Gatekeepers Nominated
2017 Feras Fayyad   Last Men in Aleppo Nominated (Shared with Søren Steen Jespersen.)
Kareem Abeed Nominated
2018 Bing Liu  /  Minding the Gap Nominated Chinese descent.[63]
Su Kim  /  Hale County This Morning, This Evening Nominated (Shared with RaMell Ross and Joslyn Barnes.)
Talal Derki   Of Fathers and Sons Nominated (Shared with Ansgar Frerich, Eva Kemme and Tobias N. Siebert.)
2019 Waad Al-Kateab For Sama Nominated Syrian descent.
(Shared with Edward Watts.)
Feras Fayyad The Cave Nominated (nominated with Kirstine Barfod and Sigrid Dyekjær)

Best Documentary Short SubjectEdit

Documentary Short Subject
Year Name Country Film Status Notes
1968 Fali Bilimoria   The House That Ananda Built Nominated First Asian nominee for Best Documentary Short.
1978 K.K. Kapil An Encounter with Faces Nominated Indian descent.[64][65]
1987 Izak Ben-Meir   In the Wee Wee Hours... Nominated (Shared with Frank Daniel.)
1996 Jessica Yu  /  Breathing Lessons: The Life and Work of Mark O'Brien Won Chinese descent.[66]
1998 Keiko Ibi   The Personals: Improvisations on Romance in the Golden Years Won
2006 Ruby Yang   The Blood of Yingzhou District Won Chinese descent.[67]
(Shared with Thomas Lennon.)
2010 The Warriors of Qiugang Nominated (Shared with Thomas Lennon.)
2011 Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy  /  Saving Face Won Pakistani descent.[68]
(nominated with Daniel Junge.)
2013 Sara Ishaq  /  Karama Has No Walls Nominated Yemeni descent.
2015 Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy  /  A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness Won
2018 Rayka Zehtabchi   Period. End of Sentence. Won (Shared with Melissa Berton.)
2019 Yi Seung-Jun   In the Absence Nominated
Gary Byung-Seok Kam
Smriti Mundhra   St. Louis Superman Nominated
Sami Khan

Best Animated Short FilmEdit

Animated Short Film
Year Name Country Film Status Notes
1977 Ishu Patel  /  Bead Game Nominated Indian descent.[69]
1984 Paradise Nominated
2002 Kōji Yamamura   Mt. Head Nominated Japanese descent.[59]
2004 Sejong Park  /  Birthday Boy Nominated Korean descent.[70]
(Shared with Andrew Gregory.)
2008 Kunio Katō   La Maison En Petits Cubes Won Japanese descent.[71]
First Asian to win Best Animated Short Film.
2012 Minkyu Lee   Adam and Dog Nominated Korean descent.[59]
2013 Shuhei Morita   Possessions Nominated Japanese descent.[72]
2014 Daisuke Tsutsumi The Dam Keeper Nominated Japanese descent.
(Shared with Robert Kondo.)
2018 Ru Kuwahata Negative Space Nominated (Shared with Max Porter.)
2018 Domee Shi  /  Bao Won Chinese descent.
(Shared with Becky Neiman-Cobb.)
2019 Siqi Song   Sister Nominated Chinese descent.
2020 Erick Oh  /  Opera Nominated Korean descent.

Best Live Action Short FilmEdit

Live Action Short Film
Year Name Country Film Status Notes
1960 Ismail Merchant   The Creation of Woman Nominated First Asian to be nominated for Best Live Action Short Film.
Tied for third most Oscar-nominated Asian of all time, with four nominations.
(Shared with Charles F. Schwep.)
1997 Chris Tashima  /  Visas and Virtue Won (Shared with Chris Donahue.)
1999 Mehdi Norozwian  /  Killing Joe Nominated (Shared with Steve Wax.)
2004 Ashvin Kumar   Little Terrorist Nominated Indian descent.[73]
2012 Ariel Nasr  /  Buzkashi Boys Nominated (nominated with Sam French.)
2014 Hu Wei   Butter Lamp (La Lampe au Beurre de Yak) Nominated (nominated with Julien Ferét.)
Talkhon Hamzavi  /  Parvaneh Nominated (Shared with Stefan Eichenberger.)
Oded Binnun   Aya Nominated
Mihal Brezis
2015 Basil Khalil  /  Ave Maria Nominated (Shared with Eric Dupont.)
2018 Guy Nattiv   Skin Won (Shared with his wife, Jaime Ray Newman.)
2020 Farah Nabulsi  /  The Present Nominated Palestinian descent (mother is Palestinian, father is Palestinian-Egyptian).[74]

Best International Feature FilmEdit

International Feature Film
Year Country Film Director Status Notes
1951   Rashomon
(Rashōmon)
羅生門
Akira Kurosawa Won Special Honorary Award.
1954 Gate of Hell
(Jigokumon)
地獄門
Teinosuke Kinugasa Won
1955 Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto
宮本武蔵
Hiroshi Inagaki Won
1956 Harp of Burma
(Biruma no tategoto)
ビルマの竪琴
Masayuki Takagi Nominated First Asian country to be nominated for competitive award in any category.
1957   Mother India
(Bharat Mata)
भारत माता
Mehboob Khan Nominated First Asian musical film to be nominated in any category.
First South Asian country to be nominated in any category.
1961   Immortal Love
(Eien no hito)
永遠の人
Keisuke Kinoshita Nominated
1963 Twin Sisters of Kyoto
(Koto)
古都
Noboru Nakamura Nominated
1964   Sallah
סאלח שבת
Ephraim Kishon Nominated
  Woman in the Dunes
(Suna no onna)
砂の女
Hiroshi Teshigahara Nominated
1965 Kwaidan
怪談
Masaki Kobayashi Nominated
1967 Portrait of Chieko
(Chieko-sho)
智恵子抄
Noboru Nakamura Nominated
1971 Dodes'ka-Den
どですかでん
Akira Kurosawa Nominated
  The Policeman
(Hashoter Azulai)
השוטר אזולאי
Ephraim Kishon Nominated
1972 I Love You Rosa
(Ani Ohev Otakh Rozah)
אני אוהב אותך רוזה
Moshé Mizrahi Nominated
1973 The House on Chelouche Street
(Habayit Birkhov Chelouche)
הבית ברחוב שלוש
Nominated
1975   Sandakan No. 8
(Sandakan hachibanshokan bohkyo)
サンダカン八番娼館 望郷
Kei Kumai Nominated
1977   Operation Thunderbolt
(Mivtza Yonatan)
מבצע יונתן
Menahem Golan Nominated
1980   Kagemusha (The Shadow Warrior)
影武者
Akira Kurosawa Nominated
1981 Muddy River (film)
(Doro no kawa)
泥の河
Kohei Oguri Nominated
1984   Beyond the Walls
(Me'akhorei Hasoragim)
מאחורי הסורגים
Uri Barbash Nominated
1988   Salaam Bombay!
सलाम बॉम्बे
Mira Nair Nominated
1990   Jú Dòu
菊豆
Zhang Yimou
Yang Fengliang
Nominated
1991   Raise the Red Lantern
(Dà Hóng Dēnglóng Gāogāo Guà)
大紅燈籠高高掛
Zhang Yimou Nominated
1993 Farewell My Concubine
(Bàwáng Bié Jī)
霸王別姬
Chen Kaige Nominated
  The Scent of Green Papaya
(Mùi đu đủ xanh)
Anh Hung Tran Nominated
  The Wedding Banquet
(Xǐyàn)
喜宴
Ang Lee Nominated
1994 Eat Drink Man Woman
(yǐn shí nán nǚ)
飲食男女
Nominated
1999   Himalaya
हिमालय
Eric Valli Nominated First Nepalese film to be nominated in the Best Foreign Language Film category.
2000  [75] Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
(Wòhǔ Cánglóng)
臥虎藏龍
Ang Lee Won First Asian country to win competitive award in category.
2001   Lagaan
लगान
Ashutosh Gowariker Nominated
2002   Hero
(Yīngxióng)
英雄
Zhang Yimou Nominated
2003   The Twilight Samurai
(Tasogare Seibei)
たそがれ清兵衛
Yoji Yamada Nominated
2005   Paradise Now
الجنّة الآن
Hany Abu-Assad Nominated
2007  [note 1] Mongol
Монгол
Sergei Bodrov Nominated Mongolian-language film
  Beaufort
(Beaufort)
בופור
Joseph Cedar Nominated
2008 Waltz with Bashir
(Vals Im Bashir)
ואלס עם באשיר
Ari Folman Nominated
  Departures
(Okuribito)
おくりびと
Yōjirō Takita Won 4th most winning country of all time with 4 awards.
5th most Oscar-nominated country with 12 competitive nominations.
Most winning and nominated Asian country.
2009   Ajami
(Agami)
عجمي / עג'מי
Scandar Copti
Yaron Shani
Nominated
2011 Footnote
(He'arat Shulayyim)
הערת שוליים
Joseph Cedar Nominated
2012   A Separation
(Jodaí-e Nadér az Simín)
جدایی نادر از سیمین
Asghar Farhadi Won First Iranian film to win for Best Foreign Language Film.
First Iranian film to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.
2013   The Missing Picture
(L'Image manquant)
Rithy Panh Nominated
  Omar
عمر
Hany Abu-Assad Nominated
2017   The Salesman
(Forušande)
فروشنده
Asghar Farhadi Won Farhadi did not attend the 89th Academy Awards ceremony in protest of the U.S. Executive Order 13769.
  The Insult
(Qadiyya raqm)
قضية رقم ٢٣
Ziad Doueiri Nominated
2018   Shoplifters
(Manbiki Kazoku)
万引き家族
Hirokazu Kore-eda Nominated
  Capernaum
کفرناحوم
Nadine Labaki Nominated
2019   Parasite
(Gisaengchung)
기생충
Bong Joon-ho Won First South Korean film to be nominated for Best Foreign Language Film and to be simultaneously nominated for Best Picture.
First South Korean film to win for Best Foreign Language Film and the first non-English language film to win Best Picture.
2020   Better Days
少年的你
Derek Tsang Nominated

Non-Competitive AwardsEdit

Non-Competitive Awards
Year Name Country Award
1989 Akira Kurosawa   Honorary Academy Award[76]
To Akira Kurosawa for accomplishments that have inspired, delighted, enriched and entertained audiences and influenced filmmakers throughout the world.
1991 Satyajit Ray   Honorary Academy Award[77]
To Satyajit Ray, in recognition of his rare mastery of the art of motion pictures, and of his profound humanitarian outlook, which has had an indelible influence on filmmakers and audiences throughout the world.
2014 Hayao Miyazaki   Honorary Academy Award[78]
To Hayao Miyazaki, a master storyteller whose animated artistry has inspired filmmakers and audiences around the world.
2016 Jackie Chan   Honorary Academy Award[79]
To Jackie Chan, an international film star who has captivated millions with his wit, boundless energy and unparalleled athletic artistry.

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The film was shot in Mongolian and Mandarin.

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