List of Puerto Rican Academy Award winners and nominees
|Puerto Rican Academy Award winners and nominees|
This is a list of Puerto Rican Academy Award winners and nominees. This list details the performances of Puerto Rican actors, actresses, and films that have either been submitted or nominated for, or have won, an Academy Award.
This list focuses on Puerto Rican-born actors and actresses as well as those with a strong Puerto Rican descent (i.e., Nuyoricans). As of 2010, there have only been three Academy Award winning actors born in Puerto Rico. However, others have been nominated for the awards.
|José Ferrer||1948||Best Supporting Actor||Joan of Arc||Nominated||First Latino and Hispanic actor to be nominated for an acting Academy Award.|
|José Ferrer||1950||Best Actor||Cyrano de Bergerac||Won|| First Latino and Hispanic actor to win an acting Academy Award.|
First Latino and Hispanic actor to be nominated more than once.
|José Ferrer||1952||Best Actor||Moulin Rouge||Nominated|
|Rita Moreno||1961||Best Supporting Actress||West Side Story||Won|| First Latina and Hispanic actress to in an acting Academy Award.|
First Puerto Rican to be nominated and win for Best Supporting Actress.
|Rosie Perez||1993||Best Supporting Actress||Fearless||Nominated|
|Benicio del Toro||2000||Best Supporting Actor||Traffic||Won||First and only actor to win for a Spanish-speaking role.|
|Joaquin Phoenix||Best Supporting Actor||Gladiator||Nominated|
|Benicio del Toro||2003||Best Supporting Actor||21 Grams||Nominated|
|Joaquin Phoenix||2005||Best Actor||Walk the Line||Nominated|
Note: When del Toro and Phoenix were nominated by the Academy for Best Supporting Actor in 2000, it was the first time that two actors born in Puerto Rico were simultaneously nominated for such an award.
Foreign Language Film category
Puerto Rico has submitted films for the Foreign Film category since 1985. However, as of 2007, only one film has been nominated. This happened in 1990 when Lo que le Pasó a Santiago (from Jacobo Morales) was nominated. The film lost to Italy's Cinema Paradiso.
However, in October 2011, awards coordinator Torene Svitil announced that Puerto Rico will no longer be eligible for submissions in the Foreign Language Film category.
Films that have been submitted for consideration are:
|La Gran Fiesta||1985||Marcos Zurinaga||Not selected|
|Tango Bar||1988||Marcos Zurinaga||Not selected|
|Lo que le Pasó a Santiago||1989||Jacobo Morales||Nominated|
|Linda Sara||1994||Jacobo Morales||Not selected|
|Héroes de Otra Patria||1998||Iván Dariel Ortíz||Not selected|
|12 Horas||2001||Raúl Marchand Sánchez||Not selected|
|Cayo||2005||Vicente Juarbe||Not selected|
|Ladrones y Mentirosos||2006||Ricardo Méndez Matta||Not selected|
|Maldeamores||2007||Carlos Ruíz Ruíz||Not Selected|
|Kabo y Platón||2009||Edmundo H. Rodríguez||Not Selected|
|Miente||2010||Rafi Mercado||Not Selected|
|José Rivera||2004||Best Adapted Screenplay||Diarios de Motocicleta||Nominated|
|Irene Cara||1983||Best Original Song||Flashdance||Flashdance... What a Feeling||Won|| First Hispanic/Latino American songwriter to win Best Original Song. Cara is of Puerto Rican and Cuban descent.|
Shared with Giorgio Moroder and Keith Forsey.
|Luis Resto||2002||Best Original Song||8 Mile||Lose Yourself||Won||Shared with Eminem and Jeff Bass.|
- Puerto Rico queda excluido de la carrera por el Oscar; El Nuevo Día (October 5, 2011)