List of Brazilian Academy Award winners and nominees

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A list of Brazilian Academy Award winners and nominees appears below, the first Brazilian to be nominated for an Academy Award was Ary Barroso, one of Música Popular Brasileira greatest composers, in 1945. Until today, no Brazilian has been awarded.

A color photograph of a man sitting on a sofa, with two golden statuettes on the table in front of him.
Fernanda Montenegro became the first Portuguese-speaking actress to be nominated to an Academy Award in 1998.

Best Actress – Leading Role[edit]

Actor
Year Name Film Status Milestone/Notes
1998 Fernanda Montenegro[1] Central Station Nominated First Latin American to be nominated for Best Actress and first actress to be nominated for a Portuguese-speaking role.

Best cinematography[edit]

Cinematography
Year Name Film Status Milestone/Notes
2003 César Charlone City of God Nominated César Charlone is an Uruguayan-born Brazilian director.
A color photograph of a man sitting on a sofa, with two golden statuettes on the table in front of him.
Fernando Meirelles was the second Brazilian director to be nominated to an Academy Award in 2004.

Best Director[edit]

Director
Year Name Film Status Milestone
1985 Héctor Babenco Kiss of the Spider Woman Nominated Babenco is an Argentine-born Brazilian director.
2003 Fernando Meirelles City of God Nominated

Best Documentary Feature[edit]

Best Documentary Feature
Year Film Director Status Milestone/Notes
2011 Waste Land João Jardim
Lucy Walker
Karen Harley
Nominated
2015 The Salt of the Earth Juliano Ribeiro Salgado
Wim Wenders
Nominated Salgado is a French-born Brazilian director.

Best Film Editing[edit]

Film Editing
Year Name Film Status Milestone
2003 Daniel Rezende City of God (Cidade de Deus) Nominated

Best Foreign Language Film[edit]

Best Foreign Language Film
Year Film Director Status Milestone/Notes
1959 Black Orpheus Marcel Camus Won Marcel Camus was a French film director, but the film was a co-production among Brazil, France and Italy. However, France submitted the film and therefore that country received the award.
1962 Keeper of Promises Anselmo Duarte Nominated (original title: O Pagador de Promessas)
1995 O Quatrilho Fábio Barreto Nominated Second Brazilian film nominated to the award in over 30 years.
1997 Four Days in September Bruno Barreto Nominated (original title: O Que É Isso Companheiro?)
1998 Central Station Walter Salles Nominated (original title: Central do Brasil)
The film was also nominated for Best Actress.

Best Live Action Short Film[edit]

Best Live Action Short Film
Year Film Director Status Milestone/Notes
2001 Uma História de Futebol Paulo Machline Nominated

Best Animated Short Film[edit]

Animated Short Film
Year Name Director Status Milestone/Notes
2003 Gone Nutty Carlos Saldanha Nominated First animated short film directed by a Latin-American director to be nominated to the award.
Saldanha was nominated with John C. Donkin.

Best Animated Feature[edit]

Animated Feature
Year Name Director Status Milestone/Notes
2016 Boy and the World Alê Abreu Nominated[2] First Brazilian nominee in this category

Best Original Song[edit]

Original Song
Year Name Film Status Milestone/Notes
1945 Ary Barroso Brazil Nominated First Brazilian and Latin-American songwriter to be nominated
Nominated with Ned Washington
2011 Sergio Mendes
Carlinhos Brown
Rio Nominated First two Brazilian songwriters to be nominated together.
Brown is the first black Latin songwriter to be nominated.
Nominated with Siedah Garrett.

Best Picture[edit]

Picture
Year Film Producer Status Milestone
1985 Kiss of the Spider Woman Nominated First Brazilian and Latin-American film nominated for the Best Picture. American producer David Weisman was the only Academy Award nominee, but there were many associate producers from Latin-American background.

Best Writing – Adapted Screenplay[edit]

Adapted Screenplay
Year Name Film Status Milestone/Notes
2003 Bráulio Mantovani City of God Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Actress in a Leading Role". AMPAS. Retrieved 7 June 2013. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Oscar Nominations 2016: The Complete List". Oscars.com. Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 15 January 2016.