Oscar: Polish Films Nominated (or Winning) for the Best Foreign (International) Language Film Oscar

As of 2020, 56 Polish films have been submitted for Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, of which 12 resulted in official nomination, and only one has won, Ida in 2015.

Below is a list of the films nominated for the award by year.

1963 (36th) Knife in the Water, Nóż w wodzie Roman Polanski, Nominated

1966 (39th) Pharaoh, Faraon Jerzy Kawalerowicz, Nominated

1974 (47th) The Deluge, Potop Jerzy Hoffman, Nominated.

1975 (48th) The Promised Land, Ziemia Obiecana Andrzej Wajda, Nominated

1976 (49th) Nights and Days Noce i dnie Jerzy Antczak, Nominated

1979 (52nd) The Maids of Wilko Panny z Wilka Andrzej Wajda, Nominated

1981 (54th) Man of Iron Człowiek z żelaza Andrzej Wajda, Nominated

2007 (80th) Katyń Katyń Andrzej Wajda, Nominated

2011 (84th) In Darkness[14][15] W ciemności Agnieszka Holland Nominated[16]

2014 (87th) Ida, Paweł Pawlikowski Won Academy Award

2018 (91st) Cold War, Zimna wojna Paweł Pawlikowski, Nominated

2019 (92nd) Corpus Christi, Boże Ciało Jan Komasa, Nominated


Four of the Polish nominated films were directed by Andrzej Wajda, Poland’s best known director, though none won.

Two Polish nominees were directed by Paweł Pawlikowski, one of which, Ida, won in 2015.