Including this year, six Norwegian Feature films have been nominated for an Oscar. There have also been nominations for short documentary, and an animation award.
In 2022, Joachim Trier`s The Worst Person in the World is nominated for two Academy Awards – Oscars – in the categories Best International Feature Film and Best original screenplay. Before that, five Norwegian films have been nominated in the category that was previously called Best Foreign Language film: Nine Lives in 1957, The Pathfinder in 1987, Another Side of Sunday in 1996, Elling in 2001 Kon-Tiki in 2013. The King's Choice was on the shortlist in 2016, as was Hope in 2021.
In 2021 the Documentary Short Do Not Split received a nomination.
That same year, 2021 the Documentaries The Painter and the Thief and also Gunda was on the shortlist, and so was the short film The Kicksled Choir.
Nominations and a win for Torill Kove
Torill Kove has been nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Short Film three times - for the films My Grandmother Ironed the King's Shirts, The Danish Poet, and Me and My Moulton. She received an Oscar for The Danish Poet in 2007.
One might say that Norway has an Oscar for the Kon-Tiki Documentary from 1950, directed by Thor Heyerdahl, but due to the producer of that film being Swedish, the award ended up with the Swedish producer.