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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.

Notes:
- 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
Willing Films
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
India055319572022
China036219792022
Indonesia024019872022
Pakistan011019592022
Nigeria02020192020
Brazil052419602022
Bangladesh018020022022
Ethiopia04020102019
Philippines033019532022
Egypt036019582021
Vietnam019119932022
Turkey029019642022
Thailand029019842022
Tanzania02020012022
United Kingdom019219912022
UK films have traditionally been ineligible for submission because they've been filmed in English an...
Kenya07020122022
Colombia031119802022
Uganda01020222022
Sudan01020202020
Iraq011020052022
Afghanistan014020022019
Morocco018019772022
Ukraine015019972022
Saudi Arabia06020132022
Uzbekistan02020192021
Yemen02020162018
Mozambique01020172017
Ghana01020192019
Peru029119672022
Malaysia07020042021
Nepal012119992022
Venezuela032019782022
Cameroon05019802022
Niger01020182018
Australia015119962022
Syria01020172017
Burkina Faso01019891989
Sri Lanka02020032009
Malawi02020182021
Kazakhstan017119922022
Romania038119662022
Chad03020022021
Somalia01020212021
Ecuador011020002022
Guatemala04019942022
Senegal04020172022
Cambodia011119942022
Bolivia015019952022
Tunisia09119952022
Haiti02020172021
Belgium047819672022
Dominican Republic015019832022
Jordan06120082022
Cuba022119782020
Honduras03020172020
Azerbaijan09020072022
Tajikistan02019992005
Greece042519572022
Portugal039019802022
Belarus05019942020
Israel0551019642022
Laos01020172017
Hong Kong041319592022
Nicaragua03119822010
Serbia029019942022
Paraguay06020152022
Kyrgyzstan015019982022
Bulgaria033019712022
Singapore016019592022
Slovakia026019932022
Finland036119732022
Norway044619572022
Palestine015220032022
New Zealand07020112022
Costa Rica011020052022
Lebanon018219982022
Ireland09120072022
Mauritania01120142014
Panama09020142022
Kuwait02019721978
Croatia032019922022
Georgia021119962022
Mongolia07020032022
Uruguay022119922022
Uruguay's lone nomination was later disqualified when it was revealed that the film was more Argenti...
Moldova03020132022
Puerto Rico012119862011
Until 2011, Puerto Rican films were eligible for inclusion even though Puerto Rico is a US territory...
Albania015019962022
Armenia012020012022
Lithuania015020062022
Lesotho01020202020
Slovenia026019932022
North Macedonia019219942022
Latvia014019922022
Estonia020119922022
Fiji01020052005
Bhutan02119992021
Luxembourg018019972022
Suriname01020202020
Montenegro09020132022
Malta03020142022
Iceland043119802022
Greenland02020102012
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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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