List of Academy Award winners and nominees from India

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This is the list of Indians and persons of Indian origin who are Academy Award (informally known as Oscar) winners and nominees. As of 2016, eleven Indians have been nominated for a total of fourteen Oscars, five Indians of whom have won a total of six Oscars. Three Indian films have been nominated in the Best Foreign Language Film category.

Satyajit Ray is the only Indian who has received an Honorary Academy Award, and A.R.Rahman is the only Indian who has won more than one Academy Award in 2009. In 1982, The National Film Development Corporation of India was instrumental in co-producing Richard Attenborough's Academy Award for Best Picture winning film Gandhi.[1][2]

A color  photograph of a woman.
Bhanu Athaiya became the first Indian to win an Academy Award in 1983, for designing the costumes for Richard Attenborough's Gandhi.
Satyajit Ray became the first Indian to receive an Honorary Academy Award in 1992.
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Gulzar became the first Indian lyricist to receive an Academy Award for penning Jai Ho. He has also been awarded with India's highest film honor Dadasaheb Phalke award.
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A.R.Rahman became the first Indian to win two Academy Awards in 2009.

Winners and nominees[edit]

List of the Indian Oscar nominee(s)/recipient(s), also showing the year, film, category, and result
Year Nominee(s)/recipient(s) Film Category/Honorary Award Result/received Ref.
1958
(30th)
Mehboob Khan Mother India Best Foreign Language Film Nominated[N 1] [3]
1961
(33rd)
Ismail Merchant The Creation of Woman Best Short Subject (Live Action) Nominated [5]
1979
(51st)
Vidhu Vinod Chopra and K.K.Kapil An Encounter with Faces Best Documentary (Short Subject) Nominated [6]
1983
(55th)
Bhanu Athaiya Gandhi Best Costume Design Won [7]
Ravi Shankar Best Original Score Nominated
1987
(59th)
Ismail Merchant A Room with a View Best Picture Nominated [8]
1989
(61st)
Mira Nair Salaam Bombay! Best Foreign Language Film Nominated [9]
1992
(64th)
Satyajit Ray Honorary Award[N 2] Received [12]
1993
(65th)
Ismail Merchant Howards End Best Picture Nominated [13]
1994
(66th)
Ismail Merchant The Remains of the Day Best Picture Nominated [14]
2002
(74th)
Ashutosh Gowarikar Lagaan Best Foreign Language Film Nominated [15]
2005
(77th)
Ashvin Kumar Little Terrorist Best Short Subject (Live Action) Nominated [16]
2007
(79th)
Deepa Mehta Water Best Foreign Language Film[N 3] Nominated [17]
2009
(81st)
Resul Pookutty Slumdog Millionaire Best Sound Mixing Won [18]
A.R.Rahman Best Original Score Won
A.R.Rahman and Gulzar Best Original Song Won
2011
(83rd)
A.R.Rahman 127 Hours Best Original Score Nominated [19]
A.R.Rahman Best Original Song Nominated
2013
(85th)
Bombay Jayashri Life of Pi Best Original Song Nominated [20]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Mother India lost to Nights of Cabiria by one vote.[3][4]
  2. ^ "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."[10][11]
  3. ^ Water was nominated from Canada.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wakeman, John. World Film Directors, Volume 2, the H. W. Wilson Company. 1988. 82.
  2. ^ Special Correspondent. "Film producer D.V.S. Raju passes away". The Hindu. 
  3. ^ a b "The 30th Academy Awards (1958) Nominees and Winners". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  4. ^ Iyer, Sandhiya (25 March 2002). "Lost, in No Man's Land". The Times of India. Lagaan.com. Retrieved 25 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "The 33rd Academy Awards (1961) Nominees and Winners". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 23 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "The 51st Academy Awards (1979) Nominees and Winners". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 2 October 2013. 
  7. ^ "The 55th Academy Awards (1983) Nominees and Winners". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  8. ^ "The 59th Academy Awards (1987) Nominees and Winners". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 23 June 2013. 
  9. ^ "The 61st Academy Awards (1989) Nominees and Winners". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  10. ^ "Acceptance Speeches: Satyajit Ray". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Archived from the original on 20 October 2014. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  11. ^ Gargan, Edward (16 February 1992). "FILM; Satyajit Ray Honored, Without Profit in His Land". The New York Times. Retrieved 29 April 2013. 
  12. ^ "The 64th Academy Awards (1992)". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  13. ^ "The 65th Academy Awards (1993) Nominees and Winners". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 23 June 2013. 
  14. ^ "The 66th Academy Awards (1994) Nominees and Winners". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 23 June 2013. 
  15. ^ "The 74th Academy Awards (2002) Nominees and Winners". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  16. ^ "The 77th Academy Awards (2005) Nominees and Winners". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 2 October 2013. 
  17. ^ a b "The 79th Academy Awards (2007) Nominees and Winners". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 10 May 2013. 
  18. ^ "Nominees and Winners for the 81st Academy Awards". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  19. ^ "Winners and Nominees for the 83rd Academy Awards". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 24 April 2013. 
  20. ^ "Nominees for the 85th Academy Awards BLA BLA". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 22 April 2013.