List of Brazilian Academy Award winners and nominees
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.
Best Actress – Leading Role
|1998||Fernanda Montenegro||Central Station||Nominated||First Latin American to be nominated for Best Actress and first actress to be nominated for a Portuguese-speaking role.|
|2003||César Charlone||City of God||Nominated||César Charlone is an Uruguayan-born Brazilian director.|
|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
|Best Documentary Feature|
|2011||Waste Land|| João Jardim
|2015||The Salt of the Earth|| Juliano Ribeiro Salgado
|Nominated||Salgado is a French-born Brazilian director.|
Best Film Editing
|2003||Daniel Rezende||City of God (Cidade de Deus)||Nominated|
Best Foreign Language Film
|Best Foreign Language Film|
|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
|Best Live Action Short Film|
|2001||Uma História de Futebol||Paulo Machline||Nominated|
Best Animated Short Film
|Animated Short Film|
|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
|2016||Boy & the World||Alê Abreu||Nominated||First Brazilian nominee in this category|
Best Original Song
|1945||Ary Barroso||Brazil||Nominated|| First Brazilian and Latin-American songwriter to be nominated|
Nominated with Ned Washington
|2011|| Sergio Mendes
|Rio||Nominated|| First two Brazilian songwriters to be nominated together.|
Brown is the first black Latin songwriter to be nominated.
Nominated with Siedah Garrett.
|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
|2003||Bráulio Mantovani||City of God||Nominated|