Europe and the Academy Awards – The Oscars
European actors and directors have won many Academy Awards. Since 1927 European actors have won Best Actor Award 27 times! Daniel Day-Lewis (Irish/British) with 3 awards (1989, 2007, 2013) leads with the most awards for a leading actor in the history of the Oscars.
Europe Leads in Foreign Language Films
Europe also leads in the Best Foreign Language Film Oscars categories with the most wins since 1947. The late Italian filmmaker Federico Fellini directed four Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award-winning motion pictures during his lifetime, more than any other director. If Special Awards are taken into account, then Fellini’s record is tied by his fellow countryman Vittorio De Sica. France received 39 nominations and won the award 12 times, the most nominations received by a country for Best Foreign Language Film.
Film Festivals & Awards
Europe is the continent with the most film festivals including the famous festivals of Cannes, Venice, London and Berlin. Europe is also home to the European Film Awards, The Baftas, The Goya’s and the David Di Donatello Awards.