List of Asian Academy Award winners and nominees

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This is a list of Academy Award winners and nominees who have Asian ancestry, since Hollywood is an American industry, this article will use the term Asian as defined by the United States Census Bureau: "people having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent (for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam)".[1] In the category of Best Foreign Language Film, this list also includes films submitted by Asian countries and films in an Asian language, in addition to films with an Asian director.

This list is current as of the nominees for the 89th Academy Awards which were announced on January 24, 2017.

Best Picture[edit]

Best Picture
Year Name Country Film Status Milestone/Notes
1986 Ismail Merchant India A Room with a View Nominated Indian descent[2]
First Asian nominated for Best Picture
1989 A. Kitman Ho Hong Kong Born on the Fourth of July Nominated Chinese descent[3]
(nominated with Oliver Stone)
1991 JFK Nominated (nominated with Oliver Stone)
1992 Ismail Merchant India Howards End Nominated
1993 The Remains of the Day Nominated (nominated with Mike Nichols & John Calley)
1996 Richard Sakai United States/Japan Jerry Maguire Nominated Japanese descent[4]
First Asian American nominated for Best Picture
(nominated with James L. Brooks, Laurence Mark, & Cameron Crowe)
2000 Ang Lee
William Kong
Hsu Li-kong
Taiwan
Hong Kong
China
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Nominated All three are of Chinese descent[5][6][7]
2012 Ang Lee Taiwan Life of Pi Nominated (nominated with Gil Netter & David Womarck)

Best Actor[edit]

Actor in a Leading Role
Year Name Country Film Role Status Milestone/Notes
1982 Ben Kingsley United Kingdom/India Gandhi Mahatma Gandhi Won Half-Indian descent (father is Indian)[8]
First Asian nominated for Best Actor
First Asian to win Best Actor
2003 House of Sand and Fog Massoud Behrani Nominated First Asian with multiple nominations in acting categories

Best Actress[edit]

Actress in a Leading Role
Year Name Country Film Role Status Milestone/Notes
1935 Merle Oberon British Raj The Dark Angel Kitty Vane Nominated Part-Indian descent[9]
First Asian nominated for any Academy Award
First Asian nominated for Best Actress

Best Supporting Actor[edit]

Actor in a Supporting Role
Year Name Country Film Role Status Milestone/Notes
1957 Sessue Hayakawa Japan The Bridge on the River Kwai Colonel Saito Nominated Japanese descent[10]
First Asian nominated for Best Supporting Actor
1966 Mako Iwamatsu Japan The Sand Pebbles Po-Han Nominated Japanese descent[11]
1984 Pat Morita United States/Japan The Karate Kid Mr. Miyagi Nominated Japanese descent[12]
First Asian American nominated for Best Supporting Actor
Haing S. Ngor Cambodia The Killing Fields Dith Pran Won Chinese/Cambodian descent (father is Chinese, mother is Khmer)[13]
First Asian to win Best Supporting Actor
This was Ngor's debut acting performance
1991 Ben Kingsley United Kingdom/India Bugsy Meyer Lansky Nominated
2001 Sexy Beast Don Logan Nominated Tied for third most Oscar-nominated Asian of all time, with four nominations
2003 Ken Watanabe Japan The Last Samurai Lord Katsumoto Nominated Japanese descent[14]
2016 Dev Patel United Kingdom/India Lion Saroo Brierley Nominated Indian descent[15]

Best Supporting Actress[edit]

Actress in a Supporting Role
Year Name Country Film Role Status Milestone/Notes
1957 Miyoshi Umeki Japan Sayonara Katsumi Kelly Won Japanese descent[16]
First Asian nominated for Best Supporting Actress
First Asian to win Best Supporting Actress
1985 Meg Tilly United States/Canada/China Agnes of God Sister Agnes Nominated Half-Chinese descent (father is Chinese)[17]
First Asian American nominated for Best Supporting Actress
1994 Jennifer Tilly United States/Canada/China Bullets Over Broadway Olive Neal Nominated Half-Chinese descent (father is Chinese)[17]
2006 Rinko Kikuchi Japan Babel Chieko Wataya Nominated Japanese descent[18]
Non-speaking role
2010 Hailee Steinfeld United States/Philippines True Grit Mattie Ross Nominated One-eighth Filipino descent (maternal grandfather is half-Filipino)[19]
Youngest Asian nominated for Best Supporting Actress

Best Director[edit]

Director
Year Name Country Film Status Notes
1965 Hiroshi Teshigahara Japan Woman in the Dunes Nominated Japanese descent[20]
First Asian nominated for Best Director
Film was nominated in previous year for Best Foreign Language Film
1985 Akira Kurosawa Ran Nominated Japanese descent[21]
Four previous Kurosawa films nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
1999 M. Night Shyamalan United States/India The Sixth Sense Nominated Indian descent[22]
2000 Ang Lee Taiwan Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Nominated
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)

Best Original Screenplay[edit]

Original Screenplay
Year Name Country Film Status Notes
1986 Hanif Kureishi United Kingdom/Pakistan My Beautiful Laundrette Nominated Half-Pakistani descent (father is Pakistani)[23]
First Asian nominated for Best Original Screenplay
1999 M. Night Shyamalan United States/India The Sixth Sense Nominated
2006 Iris Yamashita United States/Japan Letters from Iwo Jima Nominated Japanese descent[24]
(nominated with Paul Haggis)
2015 Ronnie del Carmen Philippines Inside Out Nominated Filipino descent[25]
(nominated with Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, & Josh Cooley)

Best Adapted Screenplay[edit]

Adapted Screenplay
Year Name Country Film Adapted From Status Notes
2000 Wang Hui-ling
Tsai Kuo Jung
Taiwan
China
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Crane-Iron Pentalogy by Wang Dulu Nominated Both are of Chinese descent[5]
First Asians nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay
First Asian-language screenplay nominated in a writing category
(nominated with James Schamus)

Best cinematography[edit]

Cinematography
Year Name Country Film Status Notes
1938 James Wong Howe China Algiers Nominated Chinese descent[26]
First Asian nominated for Best Cinematography
1940 Abe Lincoln in Illinois Nominated
1942 Kings Row Nominated
1943 Air Force Nominated (nominated with Elmer Dyer & Charles A. Marshall)
The North Star Nominated
1955 The Rose Tattoo Won First Asian to win Best Cinematography
1958 The Old Man and the Sea Nominated
1963 Hud Won First Asian to win multiple Academy Awards
1966 Seconds Nominated
1970 Osami Furuya
Sinsaku Himeda
Masamichi Satoh
Japan Tora! Tora! Tora! Nominated All three are of Japanese descent[27]
(nominated with Charles F. Wheeler)
1975 James Wong Howe China Funny Lady Nominated Most Oscar-nominated Asian of all time, with ten nominations
1985 Takao Saito
Masaharu Ueda
Asakazu Nakai
Japan Ran Nominated All three are of Japanese descent[28][29]
1993 Gu Changwei China Farewell My Concubine Nominated Chinese descent[30]
1995 Lü Yue Shanghai Triad Nominated Chinese descent[31]
2000 Peter Pau Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Won Chinese descent[5]
2004 Zhao Xiaoding House of Flying Daggers Nominated Chinese descent[32]
2010 Matthew Libatique United States/Philippines Black Swan Nominated Filipino descent[33]
First Asian American nominated for Best Cinematography

Best Film Editing[edit]

Film Editing
Year Name Country Film Status Notes
1975 Richard Chew United States/China One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Nominated Chinese descent[26]
First Asian nominated for Best Film Editing
First Asian American nominated for Best Film Editing
(nominated with Lynzee Klingman & Sheldon Kahn)
1977 Star Wars Won First Asian to win Best Film Editing
First Asian American to win Best Film Editing
(won with Paul Hirsch & Marcia Lucas)
1992 Kant Pan Hong Kong/Malaysia/Singapore The Crying Game Nominated Chinese descent[34]
1999 Tariq Anwar India American Beauty Nominated Half-Indian descent (father is Indian)[35]
2010 The King's Speech Nominated
2014 Tom Cross United States/Vietnam Whiplash Won Half-Vietnamese descent (mother is Vietnamese)[36]
2016 La La Land Nominated

Best Art Direction[edit]

Art Direction
Year Name Country Film Status Notes
1952 So Matsuyama
H. Motsumoto
Japan Rashomon Nominated Both are of Japanese descent[37]
First Asians nominated for Best Art Direction
1956 Albert Nozaki The Ten Commandments Nominated Japanese descent[38]
(nominated with Hal Pereira, Walter H. Tyler, Samuel M. Comer, & Ray Moyer)
So Matsuyama Seven Samurai Nominated
1969 George B. Chan United States/China Gaily, Gaily Nominated Chinese descent[39]
(nominated with Robert F. Boyle, Edward G. Boyle, & Carl Biddiscombe)
1970 Yoshirō Muraki
Taizô Kawashima
Japan Tora! Tora! Tora! Nominated Both are of Japanese descent[40]
(nominated with Jack Martin Smith, Richard Day, Walter M. Scott, Norman Rockette, & Carl Biddiscombe)
1980 Yoshirō Muraki Kagemusha Nominated
1985 Yoshirō Muraki
Shinobu Muraki
Ran Nominated Shinobu Muraki is of Japanese descent[41]
2000 Timmy Yip Hong Kong Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Won Chinese descent[5]
First Asian to win Best Art Direction
2008 James J. Murakami United States/Japan Changeling Nominated Japanese descent[42]
(nominated with Gary Fettis)

Best Costume Design[edit]

Costume Design
Year Name Country Film Status Notes
1954 Sanzo Wada Japan Gate of Hell Won Japanese descent[43]
First Asian nominated for Best Costume Design
First Asian to win Best Costume Design
1955 Tadaoto Kainosho Ugetsu Nominated Japanese descent[44]
1956 Kohei Ezaki Seven Samurai Nominated Japanese descent[45]
1961 Yoshirō Muraki Yojimbo Nominated Tied for third most Oscar-nominated Asian of all time, with four nominations
1982 Bhanu Athaiya India Gandhi Won Indian descent[46]
(nominated with John Mollo)
1985 Emi Wada Japan Ran Won Japanese descent[47]
1992 Eiko Ishioka Bram Stoker's Dracula Won Japanese descent[48]
2000 Timmy Yip Hong Kong Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Nominated
2006 Yee Chung-Man Curse of the Golden Flower Nominated Chinese descent[49]
2012 Eiko Ishioka Japan Mirror Mirror Nominated Posthumous nomination
2013 William Chang Suk Ping Hong Kong The Grandmaster Nominated Chinese descent[50]

Best Makeup[edit]

Makeup
Year Name Country Film Status Notes
2006 Kazuhiro Tsuji Japan Click Nominated Japanese descent[51]
First Asian nominated for Best Makeup
(nominated with Bill Corso)
2007 Norbit Nominated (nominated with Rick Baker)

Best Original Score[edit]

Original Score
Year Name Country Film Status Notes
1966 Toshiro Mayuzumi Japan The Bible Nominated Japanese descent[52]
First Asian nominated for Best Original Score
1982 Ravi Shankar India Gandhi Nominated Indian descent[53]
First Asian nominated for both Academy and Grammy Awards
(nominated with George Fenton)
1987 Cong Su
Ryuichi Sakamoto
China
Japan
The Last Emperor Won Su is of Chinese descent[26]
Sakamoto is of Japanese descent[54]
First Asians to win Best Original Score
(won with David Byrne)
2000 Tan Dun China Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Won Chinese descent[5]
2008 A. R. Rahman India Slumdog Millionaire Won Indian descent[55]
2010 127 Hours Nominated First Asian to receive multiple Best Original Score nominations

Best Original Song[edit]

Original Song
Year Name Country Film Song Status Notes
2000 Tan Dun China Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon "A Love Before Time" Nominated First Asian nominated for Best Original Song
(nominated with Jorge Calandrelli & James Schamus)
2008 A. R. Rahman
M.I.A.
India
United Kingdom/Sri Lanka
Slumdog Millionaire "O Saya" Nominated M.I.A. is of Sri Lankan descent[56]
Rahman is the first Asian to receive three Academy Award nominations in the same year
M.I.A. is the first Asian nominated for Academy and Grammy Awards in the same year
A. R. Rahman
Gulzar
India Slumdog Millionaire "Jai Ho" Won Gulzar is of Indian descent[57]
First Asians to win Best Original Song
Rahman is the first Asian to win two Oscars in the same year
2010 A. R. Rahman 127 Hours "If I Rise" Nominated (nominated with Rollo Armstrong & Dido)
2012 Bombay Jayashri Life of Pi "Pi's Lullaby" Nominated Indian descent[58]
(nominated with Mychael Danna)
2013 Robert Lopez United States/Philippines Frozen "Let It Go" Won Part-Filipino descent (paternal grandfather is Filipino, paternal grandmother is part-Filipino)[59]
First Asian American nominated for Best Original Song
First Asian American to win Best Original Song
(nominated with Kristen Anderson-Lopez)
Karen O United States/South Korea Her "The Moon Song" Nominated Half-Korean descent (mother is Korean)[60]
(nominated with Spike Jonze)

Best Sound Mixing[edit]

Sound Mixing
Year Name Country Film Status Notes
2008 Resul Pookutty India Slumdog Millionaire Won Indian descent[61]
First Asian nominated for Best Sound Mixing
First Asian to win Best Sound Mixing
(nominated with Ian Tapp & Richard Pryke)
2016 Ai-Ling Lee United States/Singapore La La Land Nominated Singaporean-Chinese descent

Best Sound Editing[edit]

Sound Mixing
Year Name Country Film Status Notes
2016 Ai-Ling Lee United States/Singapore La La Land Nominated First Asian nominated in this category

Best Visual Effects[edit]

Visual Effects
Year Name Country Film Status Notes
1977 Greg Jein United States/China Close Encounters of the Third Kind Nominated Chinese descent[62]
First Asian nominated for Best Visual Effects
First Asian American nominated for Best Visual Effects
(nominated with Roy Arbogast, Douglas Trumbull, Matthew Yuricich, & Richard Yuricich)
1979 1941 Nominated (nominated with William A. Fraker & A. D. Flowers)
1992 Doug Chiang Taiwan/United States Death Becomes Her Won Chinese descent[26]
First Asian to win Best Visual Effects
(won with Ken Ralston, Douglas Smythe, & Tom Woodruff Jr.)
1999 Jerome Chen United States/China Stuart Little Nominated Chinese descent[63]
(nominated with John Dykstra, Henry F. Anderson III, & Eric Allard)

Best Animated Feature[edit]

Animated Feature
Year Name Country Film Status Notes
2002 Hayao Miyazaki Japan Spirited Away Won Japanese descent[64]
First Asian nominated for Best Animated Feature
First Asian to win Best Animated Feature
2005 Hayao Miyazaki Howl's Moving Castle Nominated
2011 Jennifer Yuh Nelson South Korea/United States Kung Fu Panda 2 Nominated Korean descent[65]
First woman to direct a Hollywood animated feature film
2013 Hayao Miyazaki
Toshio Suzuki
Japan The Wind Rises Nominated Suzuki is of Japanese descent[64]
2014 Isao Takahata
Yoshiaki Nishimura
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya Nominated Both are of Japanese descent[66][67]
2015 Hiromasa Yonebayashi
Yoshiaki Nishimura
When Marnie Was There Nominated Yonebayashi is of Japanese descent[67]
Rosa Tran United States/Vietnam Anomalisa Nominated Vietnamese descent[25]
(nominated with Charlie Kaufman & Duke Johnson)
2016 Toshio Suzuki Japan The Red Turtle Nominated (nominated with Michael Dudok de Wit)

Best Documentary Feature[edit]

Documentary Feature
Year Name Country Film Status Notes
1985 Steven Okazaki United States/Japan Unfinished Business Nominated Japanese descent[68]
First Asian nominated for Best Documentary Feature
First Asian American nominated for Best Documentary Feature
1988 Renee Tajima-Peña
Christine Choy
United States/Japan
China/South Korea
Who Killed Vincent Chin? Nominated Tajima-Peña is of Japanese descent[69]
Choy is of Chinese/Korean descent (mother is Chinese, father is Korean)[70]
1994 Freida Lee Mock United States/China Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision Won Chinese descent[71]
First Asian to win Best Documentary Feature
First Asian American to win Best Documentary Feature
(won with Terry Sanders)
2004 Byambasuren Davaa Mongolia The Story of the Weeping Camel Nominated Mongolian descent[72]
(nominated with Luigi Falorni)
2008 Thavisouk Phrasavath Laos The Betrayal – Nerakhoon Nominated Laotian descent[73]
(nominated with Ellen Kuras)
2010 Audrey Marrs United States/Japan Inside Job Won Half-Japanese descent (mother is Japanese)[74]
2014 Joanna Natasegara United Kingdom/Malaysia Virunga Nominated (nominated with Orlando von Einsiedel)
2015 Asif Kapadia United Kingdom/India Amy Won Indian descent[75]
(nominated with James Gay-Rees)

Best Documentary Short Subject[edit]

Documentary Short Subject
Year Name Film Status Notes
1979 Vidhu Vinod Chopra
K.K. Kapil
An Encounter with Faces Nominated Both are of Indian descent[76][77]
First Asians nominated for Best Documentary Short Subject
1982 Freida Lee Mock To Live or Let Die Nominated First Asian American nominated for Best Documentary Short Subject
1983 Arthur Dong Sewing Woman Nominated Chinese descent[26]
1984 Paul T.K. Lin The Children of Soong Ching Ling Nominated Chinese descent[78]
(nominated with Gary Bush)
1988 Lise Yasui Family Gathering Nominated Japanese descent[79]
(nominated with Ann Tegnell)
1990 Freida Lee Mock Rose Kennedy: A Life to Remember Nominated (nominated with Terry Sanders)
Steven Okazaki Days of Waiting: The Life & Art of Estelle Ishigo Won First Asian to win Best Documentary Short Subject
First Asian American to win Best Documentary Short Subject
1995 Freida Lee Mock Never Give Up: The 20th Century Odyssey of Herbert Zipper Nominated (nominated with Terry Sanders)
1996 Jessica Yu Breathing Lessons: The Life and Work of Mark O'Brien Won Chinese descent[80]
1998 Keiko Ibi The Personals: Improvisations on Romance in the Golden Years Won Japanese descent[81]
Shui-Bo Wang Sunrise Over Tiananmen Square Nominated Chinese descent[82]
(nominated with Donald McWilliams)
2001 Freida Lee Mock Sing! Nominated Tied for second most Oscar-nominated Asian of all time, with five nominations
(nominated with Jessica Sanders)
2005 Steven Okazaki The Mushroom Club Nominated
2006 Ruby Yang The Blood of Yingzhou District Won Chinese descent[83]
(nominated with Thomas Lennon)
2008 Steven Okazaki The Conscience of Nhem En Nominated Tied for third most Oscar-nominated Asian of all time, with four nominations
2010 Ruby Yang The Warriors of Qiugang Nominated (nominated with Thomas Lennon)
2011 Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy Saving Face Won Pakistani descent[84]
(nominated with Daniel Junge)
2015 Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness Won
2016 Joanna Natasegara The White Helmets (film) Won (nominated with Orlando von Einsiedel)

Best Animated Short Film[edit]

Animated Short Film
Year Name Film Status Notes
1968 Jimmy T. Murakami The Magic Pear Tree Nominated Japanese descent[85]
First Asian nominated for Best Animated Short Film
First Asian American nominated for Best Animated Short Film
1977 Ishu Patel Bead Game Nominated Indian descent[86]
1984 Paradise Nominated
2002 Kōji Yamamura Mt. Head Nominated Japanese descent[67]
2004 Sejong Park Birthday Boy Nominated Korean descent[87]
(nominated with Andrew Gregory)
2008 Kunio Katō La Maison En Petits Cubes Won Japanese descent[88]
First Asian to win Best Animated Short Film
2010 Shaun Tan The Lost Thing Won Half-Chinese descent (father is Chinese)[89]
(nominated with Andrew Ruhemann)
2011 Minkyu Lee Adam and Dog Nominated Korean descent[90]
2013 Shuhei Morita Possessions Nominated Japanese descent[91]
2014 Robert Kondo
Daisuke Tsutsumi
The Dam Keeper Nominated Both are of Japanese descent[67]
2015 Sanjay Patel Sanjay's Super Team Nominated Indian descent[25]
(nominated with Nicole Paradis Grindle)

Best Live Action Short Film[edit]

Live Action Short Film
Year Name Film Status Notes
1960 Ismail Merchant The Creation of Woman Nominated First Asian nominated for Best Live Action Short Film
Tied for third most Oscar-nominated Asian of all time, with four nominations
(nominated with Charles F. Schwep)
1977 Yuki Yoshida I'll Find a Way Nominated Japanese descent[92]
(nominated with Beverly Shaffer)
1982 Michael Toshiyuki Uno The Silence Nominated Japanese descent[93]
First Asian American nominated for Best Live Action Short Film
(nominated with Joseph Benson)
1997 Chris Tashima Visas and Virtue Won Half-Japanese descent (father is Japanese)[94]
First Asian American to win Best Live Action Short Film
(nominated with Chris Donahue)
2004 Ashvin Kumar Little Terrorist Nominated Indian descent[95]
2005 Pia Clemente Our Time is Up Nominated Filipino descent[96]
(nominated with Rob Pearlstein)
2013 Baldwin Li The Voorman Problem Nominated (nominated with Mark Gill)
2014 Hu Wei Butter Lamp (La Lampe au Beurre de Yak) Nominated (nominated with Julien Ferét)

Best Foreign Language Film[edit]

Foreign Language Film
Year Country Film Director Status Notes
1951 Japan Rashômon
羅生門
Akira Kurosawa Won Special Honorary Award
1954 Gate of Hell
(Jigokumon)
地獄門
Teinosuke Kinugasa Won Special Honorary Award
1955 Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto
宮本武蔵
Hiroshi Inagaki Won Special Honorary Award
1956 Harp of Burma
(Biruma no tategoto)
ビルマの竪琴
Masayuki Takagi Nominated First Asian country nominated for competitive award in category
1957 India Mother India
(Bharat Mata)
भारत माता
Mehboob Khan Nominated First Asian musical film nominated in category
First South Asian country nominated in category
1961 Japan Immortal Love
(Eien no hito)
永遠の人
Keisuke Kinoshita Nominated
1963 Twin Sisters of Kyoto
(Koto)
古都
Noboru Nakamura Nominated
1964 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
1974 Sandakan No. 8
(Sandakan hachibanshokan bohkyo)
サンダカン八番娼館 望郷
Kei Kumai Nominated
1980 Kagemusha (The Shadow Warrior)
影武者
Akira Kurosawa Nominated Fourth Kurosawa film nominated or awarded in Foreign Language Film category
1981 Muddy River (film)
(Doro no kawa)
泥の河
Kohei Oguri Nominated
1988 India Salaam Bombay!
सलाम बॉम्बे
Mira Nair Nominated
1990 China Jú Dòu
菊豆
Zhang Yimou
Yang Fengliang
Nominated
1991 Hong Kong 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
Vietnam The Scent of Green Papaya
(Mùi đu đủ xanh)
Anh Hung Tran Nominated
Taiwan The Wedding Banquet
(Xǐyàn)
喜宴
Ang Lee Nominated
1994 Eat Drink Man Woman
(yǐn shí nán nǚ)
飲食男女
Ang Lee Nominated
1999 Nepal Himalaya(हिमालय) Eric Valli Nominated First Nepalese film nominated in Best Foreign Language Film category.
2000 Taiwan[97] Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
(Wòhǔ Cánglóng)
臥虎藏龍
Ang Lee Won First Asian country to win competitive award in category
2001 India Lagaan
लगान
Ashutosh Gowariker Nominated
2002 China Hero
(Yīngxióng)
英雄
Zhang Yimou Nominated
2003 Japan The Twilight Samurai
(Tasogare Seibei)
たそがれ清兵衛
Yoji Yamada Nominated
2006 Canada[note 1] Water
वाटर
Deepa Mehta Nominated Indo-Canadian Hindi-language film
2007 Kazakhstan[note 2] Mongol
Монгол
Sergei Bodrov Nominated Mongolian-language film
2008 Japan Departures
(Okuribito)
おくりびと
Yojiro 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.
2013 Cambodia The Missing Picture Rithy Panh Nominated

Non-Competitive Awards[edit]

Non-Competitive Awards
Year Name Award
1989 Akira Kurosawa Honorary Academy Award[98]
For cinematic accomplishments that have inspired, delighted, enriched and entertained worldwide audiences and influenced filmmakers throughout the world.
1991 Satyajit Ray Honorary Academy Award[99]
For his rare mastery of the art of motion pictures and for his profound humanitarian outlook, which has had an indelible influence on filmmakers and audiences throughout the world.
2004 Takuo Miyagishima Gordon E. Sawyer Award[100]
2014 Hayao Miyazaki Honorary Academy Award[101]
2016 Jackie Chan Honorary Academy Award[102]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The film was directed by Deepa Mehta, a Canadian of Indian descent. It was shot twice with the same bilingual actors, once in Hindi, once in English.
  2. ^ The film was shot in Mongolian and Mandarin.

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