Juan José Campanella’s El hijo de la novia, a 2001 Spanish-language dramedy about a man’s midlife crisis, earned the Argentine director an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film. And while he’d lose the award at the 74th Academy Awards, he’d earn a second chance at Oscar glory with 2009’s film El secreto de sus ojos. The picture won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film at the 82nd Academy Awards, and, with 1985's The Official Story, made Argentina the first country in Latin America to win it twice.
Best Foreign Language Film, El hijo de la novia, 74th Academy Awards, Nominated
Best Foreign Language Film, El secreto de sus ojos, 82nd Academy Awards, Won