Scandinavia at the Oscars

Scandinavians at the Oscars

While Sweden leads the Scandinavian pack when it comes to Academy Award nominations and wins, its neighbors are no slouches when it comes to taking their share of the glory.

Sometimes you have to wonder what’s in the water in Northern Europe, because the level of cinematic creativity and excellence has rarely waned during the past century.

Most people remember big name winners such as Ingrid Bergman and Greta Garbo, but they are just two on a surprisingly long list of those who either took home a statuette or were nominated among the best of the best.


7 wins, 14 nominations*

Winners include:

Max Rée
Best Art and Set Decoration: Cimarron

Gabriel Axel
Best Foreign Language Film: Babette’s Feast

Joachim Back and Tivi Magnusson
Best Live Action, Short Film: The New Tenants


2 wins, 11 nominations

Winners include:

Olle Nordemar
Best Documentary: Kon-Tiki

Torill Kove
Best Short Film: The Danish Poet


Morten Tyldum – Playing the Hollywood game

Nominations include:

Liv Ullmann
The Emigrants

Morten Tyldum
the first non-Swedish Scandinavian nominated for Best Director, for The Imitation Game


Go on spy sightseeing – The locations of The Imitation Game


20 wins, 47 nominations*

Winners include:

Malik Bendjelloul
Best Documentary: Searching for Sugarman

Per Hallberg
Best Sound Editing: Braveheart, The Bourne Ultimatum, Skyfall

Sven Nykvist
Best Cinematography: Cries and Whispers, Fanny and Alexander

* Not including this year’s nominations: Alicia Vikander, best supporting actress; Eva von Bahr and Love Larson, make-up and hair styling; Tobias Lindholm, best foreign language film.

Scandinavian Traveler


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