Which part of the world is best at winning at the Oscars? Scandinavia, of course!

With this year’s Academy Awards just around the corner, a new infographic has surfaced about the Foreign Language category.

The graphic looks at which country is the best at winning the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, and Scandinavia comes out on top!


The infographic explains how it determined that Denmark was the country who was “best” at the Academy Awards by creating a point system based on how many nominees there are and dividing the total points by the population of the country.

Currently two Nordic films, Land of Mine and A Man Called Ove, are nominated for the Best Foreign Language film. Will Denmark win the prize again? We’ll find out at the end of the month!

Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.