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Oscar Winners by Country 2024

By far, the United States tops the list of Oscar winners with over 3,000 golden statues and counting. The youngest American to win an Oscar was Tatum O'Neal (age 10), and the oldest was James Ivory (age 89).

In a distant second place, Italy has taken home 14 Oscars out of 32 nominations. Italy submitted its first film for Oscar consideration in 1942.

France is third in terms of Oscar winners with 12, even though they have submitted more films than any country but the United States.

Japan has produced 5 Oscar winners, including three Honorary Oscars. Drive My Car won Best International Film in 2023.

Four Russians have taken home Oscar trophies. The total includes three winners from the Soviet Union (1963-1991),

Sixth place for Oscar winners by country goes to Germany, with a total of four. German director Edward Berger won the Oscar for Best International Feature Film in 2022.

Out of 65 submissions, Spain has only won four Oscars. Spain has been nominated for Best International Feature Film more times than Italy and France,

All four of Denmark's Oscar wins were in the Best International Feature Film. Denmark has been nominated in both Best Documentary Film (2023) and Live Action Short categories (2023).

The Netherlands has taken home three Oscars for the movies The Assault (1987), Antonia's Line (1996), and Character (1998).

The director Ingmar Bergman has won all 3 Oscars for Sweden for the films The Virgin Spring (1960), Through a Glass Darkly (1961), and Fanny and Alexander (1983).

The Czech Republic has taken home 3 Oscar trophies, including two winners from Czechoslovakia (1964-1991).

Iran has submitted 28 films and won 2 Oscars for the movies Children of Heaven (1999) and A Separation (2012).

Other countries that have taken home only 2 Oscars include Argentina, Hungary, Austria, and Switzerland.

Countries that have only won one Oscar, including Mexico, South Africa, South Korea, Algeria, Poland, Canada, Ivory Coast, Taiwan, Chile, and Bosnia and Herzegovina, are rounding out the list.

  • Most Academy Award categories are open only to US films. As such, the United States has won more than 3,000 Oscars since the award's inception. However, as the playing field is unequal, US totals are not shown.
  • Totals shown were calculated using the list of winners of the annual Academy Award for Best International Feature Film from 1947 to 2022 (note: Award ceremony typically took place the following year).
  • From 1947 to 1955, the award was known as a Special/Honorary Award. The name was switched to Best Foreign Language Film Award in 1957 and to Best International Feature Film in 2020.
  • No award was given in 1953.
  • Totals shown for submitted films include films that were submitted, but disqualified. Films that were submitted, disqualified, and then resubmitted were counted only upon their initial submission.
  • Regarding countries that no longer exist: Totals for East Germany and West Germany are tallied with Germany, totals for the USSR are credited to Russia, and Czechoslovakian films are credited to the Czech Republic. Totals for Yugoslavia, however, are still listed as Yugoslavia.

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Country
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Years Won
Submitted Films
Nominated Films
First Submitted
Last Submitted
Additional Details
Italy141947, 1949, 1950 (shared w/ France), 1956, 1957, 1963, 1970, 1974, 1989, 1991, 1998, 2013693219472022
Totals include two Special Awards (1946's Shoe-Shine and 1948's The Bicycle Thief) and one Honorary ...
France121948, 1950 (shared w/ Italy), 1952, 1958, 1959, 1962, 1966, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1978, 1992704119482022
Totals include one Special Award (1947's Monsieur Vincent) and an Honorary Award for 1952's Forbidde...
Japan51951, 1954, 1955, 2008, 2021691719512022
Total includes three Honorary Awards.
Russia41968, 1975, 1980, 1994531619922021
Includes 3 winners, 9 nominees, and 24 submissions from Soviet Union 1963-1991
Germany41979, 2002, 2006, 2022682119902022
Includes 1 nomination and 5 submissions from East Germany 1972-1983 and 1 winner, 8 nominations, and...
Spain41982, 1993, 1999, 2004652019562022
Denmark41987, 1988, 2010, 2020601419562022
Netherlands31986, 1995, 199755719592022
Sweden31960, 1961, 1983621619562022
Czech Republic31965, 1967, 199652919942022
Includes 2 winners, 6 nominees, and 23 submissions from Czechoslovakia 1964-1991
Iran22011, 201628319772022
Argentina21985, 200949819612022
Hungary21981, 2015581019652022
Austria22007, 201246419612022
Switzerland21984, 199050519612022
Mexico1201855919572022
South Africa1200518219892021
South Korea1201935119622022
Algeria1196924519692022
Poland12014541319632022
Canada1200348719712022
Ivory Coast119763119762020
Taiwan1200048319572022
Chile1201727219902022
Bosnia and Herzegovina1200122219942022
India55319572022
China36219792022
Indonesia2419872022
Pakistan1119592022
Nigeria220192020
Brazil52419602022
Bangladesh1820022022
Ethiopia420102019
Philippines3319532022
Egypt3619582021
Vietnam19119932022
Turkey2919642022
Thailand2919842022
Tanzania220012022
United Kingdom19219912022
UK films have traditionally been ineligible for submission because they've been filmed in English an...
Kenya720122022
Colombia31119802022
Uganda120222022
Sudan120202020
Iraq1120052022
Afghanistan1420022019
Morocco1819772022
Ukraine1519972022
Saudi Arabia620132022
Uzbekistan220192021
Yemen220162018
Mozambique120172017
Ghana120192019
Peru29119672022
Malaysia720042021
Nepal12119992022
Venezuela3219782022
Cameroon519802022
Niger120182018
Australia15119962022
Syria120172017
Burkina Faso119891989
Sri Lanka220032009
Malawi220182021
Kazakhstan17119922022
Romania38119662022
Chad320022021
Somalia120212021
Ecuador1120002022
Guatemala419942022
Senegal420172022
Cambodia11119942022
Bolivia1519952022
Tunisia9119952022
Haiti220172021
Belgium47819672022
Dominican Republic1519832022
Jordan6120082022
Cuba22119782020
Honduras320172020
Azerbaijan920072022
Tajikistan219992005
Greece42519572022
Portugal3919802022
Belarus519942020
Israel551019642022
Laos120172017
Hong Kong41319592022
Nicaragua3119822010
Serbia2919942022
Paraguay620152022
Kyrgyzstan1519982022
Bulgaria3319712022
Singapore1619592022
Slovakia2619932022
Finland36119732022
Norway44619572022
Palestine15220032022
New Zealand720112022
Costa Rica1120052022
Lebanon18219982022
Ireland9120072022
Mauritania1120142014
Panama920142022
Kuwait219721978
Croatia3219922022
Georgia21119962022
Mongolia720032022
Uruguay22119922022
Uruguay's lone nomination was later disqualified when it was revealed that the film was more Argenti...
Moldova320132022
Puerto Rico12119862011
Until 2011, Puerto Rican films were eligible for inclusion even though Puerto Rico is a US territory...
Albania1519962022
Armenia1220012022
Lithuania1520062022
Lesotho120202020
Slovenia2619932022
North Macedonia19219942022
Latvia1419922022
Estonia20119922022
Fiji120052005
Bhutan2119992021
Luxembourg1819972022
Suriname120202020
Montenegro920132022
Malta320142022
Iceland43119802022
Greenland220102012
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Which country has won highest Oscars?

Italy has won the highest number of Oscars awarded by the Academy Awards. These accolades have recognized cinematic and production excellence, mostly in the International Feature Film category.

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