Pedro Almodóvar – considered the most successful and internationally renowned Spanish filmmaker of his generation – has said that he’s been heavily influenced by old Hollywood movies in which everything happens around a female main character. In continuing that tradition, Almodóvar has earned international acclaim while reaping several rewards, including some serious Oscar love. Almodóvar earned his first Academy Award nomination in the Best Foreign Language Film category for directing Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios, the first huge international hit of his career. About 10 years later, he won his first Oscar for Todo sobre mi madre in the Best Foreign Language Film category. Three years later he won the Best Original Screenplay prize and landed a Best Director nod for helming Hable con ella.
Best Foreign Language Film, Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios, 61st Academy Awards, Nominated
Best Foreign Language Film, Todo sobre mi madre, 72nd Academy Awards, Won
Best Original Screenplay, Hable con ella, 75th Academy Awards, Won
Best Director, Hable con ella, 75th Academy Awards, Nominated