13 Mar, 2023


Here Is A List Of Indian Oscar Nominees Over The Years

By FactsWow Team

List Of Oscar Awards

Academy Award nominations from around the world. Oscars are also called Academy Awards.

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Indian Oscar Award Winners & Nominations

Several Indian productions and artists have received Oscar nominations or have been prize winners. So far, 8 Indians have won Oscars out of 13 nominated.

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Mother India (1957)

'Mother India' (1957) received its first Oscar nomination for Best International Feature Film at the 30th Academy Awards, won by Mehboob Khan.

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The Creation Of Women (1961)

The film displays a traditional dance form depicting the creation. Ismail Merchant's 'The creation of women' was nominated under the Best Short Subject (Live Action) category at the 33rd Academy Awards.

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The House That Anand Built (1968)

In the 41st Academy Awards for Best Documentary (Short Subject), Fali Bilimoria won for his film 'The House That Ananda Built'.

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The Bead Game (1977)

Animated beads created mythical figures and creatures in the film 'The Bead Game', nominated at the 50th Academy Awards. It was a masterpiece of animation.

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An Encounter With Faces (1978)

'An Encounter With Faces' (K.K. Kapil and Vidhu Vinod Chopra) won the Best Documentary Oscar in 1979 for its portrayal of the life of orphans.

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India's First Oscar With 'Gandhi' (1982)

Bhanu Athaiya won the Oscar for Best Costume Design in 1983, making it the first Indian film to win the prize. It was also nominated for Best Original Score with Ravi Shankar. Mahatma Gandhi was the movie's subject.

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The Remains Of The Day (1993) & Howard's End (1992) 

Ismail Merchant has been nominated again in the Best Picture category for two of his movies, Howard's End and The Remains of The Day.

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Lagaan (2001) & Little Terrorist (2004)

Both Indian films were nominated for the 2002 Academy Awards, one for foreign language nomination, 'Lagaan', and the other for short subject (live-action) nomination for Ashvin Kumar's 'Little Terrorist.

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Three Oscars For Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

In 2009, an Indian film received 3 Oscars for its outstanding cinematography, particularly 'Slumdog Millionaire'. The 'Best Sound Mixer' award went to Resul Pookutty. AR Rahman and Gulzar were awarded for their best original songs.

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127 Hours (2010) & Life Of Pi (2012)

AR Rahman's song from '127 Hours' was nominated as Best Original Song at the 83rd Academy Awards. Bombay Jayashree's song from 'Life of Pi' was nominated as Best Original Song at the 83rd Academy Awards.

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Another Oscar For India With 'Amy' (2015)

Asif Kapadia won the Oscar for his documentary 'Amy', honouring the late pop singer Amy Winehouse at the 85th Academy Awards.

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Lion (2016)

Dev Patel, a British Indian of Indian origin, was nominated for an Oscar again in 2017 for his movie Lion.

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An Official Oscars Entry For 2022

India is represented by PS Vinothraj's 'Koozhangal' at the Oscars 2022. During the film, a drunken father and son set out for 8 miles to find the wife who fled because of his abuse. 'Writing with Fire' was also nominated for Best Documentary Feature by Ritu Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh.

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Oscars 2023 Official Entry

The documentary feature Shaunak Sen and Aman Mann's Always Breathing' has been nominated for Best Documentary in 2023 by the American Film Institute. In the category of Best Documentary, Kartiki Gonsalves and Guneet Monga are nominated for Elephant Whisperers. The Naatu Naatu song was nominated for a Best Original Song Award in RRR, directed by S. S. Rajamouli.

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