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Did You Know – First Foreign-Language Performance to Win an Academy Award

Did You Know â First Foreign-Language Performance to Win an Academy Award
  • By Oscar Insider

Sophia Loren was the first performer in a foreign language film to be nominated for an Academy Award. She won the Best Actress Oscar in 1962 for TWO WOMEN. 

Photo is of Sophia Loren accepting her award from Joseph E. Levine and Geoffrey Shurlock at the premiere of BOCCACIO '70 in Rome.

 

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