Scandinavians at the Oscars
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*
Best Art and Set Decoration: Cimarron
Best Foreign Language Film: Babette’s Feast
Joachim Back and Tivi Magnusson
Best Live Action, Short Film: The New Tenants
2 wins, 11 nominations
Best Documentary: Kon-Tiki
Best Short Film: The Danish Poet
the first non-Swedish Scandinavian nominated for Best Director, for The Imitation Game
20 wins, 47 nominations*
Best Documentary: Searching for Sugarman
Best Sound Editing: Braveheart, The Bourne Ultimatum, Skyfall
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.