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Oscar Winning and Nominated Hindi Movies

List of Oscar Winning and Nominated Hindi Movies

Multiple Indian movies have gone to the Oscars over the years, and despite their relatively low success rate, these Oscar-winning and nominated movies bring us immense pride. The Oscars is not just a show that happens once a year, but a celebration of movies and all the hard work that goes into creating them.

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If you are looking for a list of the Oscar nominated and Oscar winning Hindi movies from India, then here’s the list.

Oscar Winning and Nominated Hindi Movies 

India has sent multiple movies to the Oscars each year, but when the competition is so high, sometimes it can be quite difficult to even get into the list of Oscar nominated movies, let alone win an Oscar. However, despite all the odds, here are India’s Oscar winning and nominated movies that captured the attention of a global audience:

Year Nominee(s)/Recipient(s) Film Category Result
1958 Mother India Mother India Best Foreign Language Film Nominated
1961 Ismail Merchant The Creation of Woman Best Short Subject (Live Action) Nominated
1969 Fali Bilimoria The House That Ananda Built Best Documentary (Short Subject) Nominated
1978 Ishu Patel Bead Game Best Animated Short Film Nominated
1979 K. K. Kapil An Encounter with Faces Best Documentary (Short Subject) Nominated
1983 Bhanu Athaiya Gandhi Best Costume Design Won
Ravi Shankar Best Original Score Nominated
1987 Ismail Merchant A Room with a View Best Picture Nominated
1989 Salaam Bombay! Salaam Bombay! Best Foreign Language Film Nominated
1993 Ismail Merchant Howards End Best Picture Nominated
1994 The Remains of the Day Nominated
2002 Lagaan Lagaan Best Foreign Language Film Nominated
2005 Ashvin Kumar Little Terrorist Best Short Subject (Live Action) Nominated
2009 Resul Pookutty Slumdog Millionaire Best Sound Mixing Won
Gulzar (Lyrics) Best Original Song (For “Jai Ho”) Won
A. R. Rahman (Music) Won
Best Original Score Won
Best Original Song (For “O… Saya”) Nominated
2011 127 Hours Best Original Score Nominated
Best Original Song (For “If I Rise”) Nominated
2013 Bombay Jayashri (Lyrics) Life of Pi Best Original Song (For “Pi’s Lullaby”) Nominated
2020 Smriti Mundhra St. Louis Superman Best Documentary (Short Subject) Nominated
2022 Rintu Thomas Writing with Fire Best Documentary Feature Nominated
2023 M. M. Keeravani (Music) RRR Best Original Song (For “Naatu Naatu”) Won
Chandrabose (Lyrics)
Kartiki Gonsalves The Elephant Whisperers Best Documentary (Short Subject) Won
Guneet Monga
Shaunak Sen All That Breathes Best Documentary Feature Nominated
Aman Mann
2024 Nisha Pahuja To Kill a Tiger Best Documentary Feature Film Nominated

Therefore, it is clearly visible that so far, the movie Slumdog Millionaire has been one of the greatest movies from India that became a clear hit at the Oscars in 2009. The success of the movie was such that it catapulted its lead hero, Dev Patel, into superstardom whilst A.R. Rahman’s music enchanted billions of people across the globe.

As India makes more and more movies, the number of Oscars that India brings home will only increase. With Bollywood now a globally recognised name, it is just a matter of time until India starts getting even more recognition for its vast movie industry, talented professionals, and the incredibly deep stories that move all of us.

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