Awards & Winners

Ján Kadár

Date of Birth 01-April-1918
Place of Birth Budapest
(Hungary, Central Hungary)
Nationality Slovakia, Hungary, Austria-Hungary
Also know as Jan Kadar, Janos Kadár, János Kadár, János Kadár
Profession Screenwriter, Film Director, Professor
Ján Kadár was a Slovak film writer and director. As a filmmaker, he worked in Slovakia, the Czech Republic, the United States, and Canada. Most of his films were directed in tandem with Elmar Klos. The two became best known for their Oscar-winning The Shop on Main Street. As a professor at the FAMU in Prague, Kadár trained most of the directors who spawned the Czechoslovak New Wave in the 1960s. After moving to the United States, he became professor of film direction at the American Film Institute in Beverly Hills. His personal life as well as his films encompassed and spanned a range of cultures: Jewish, Slovak, Hungarian, Czech, and American.

Awards by Ján Kadár

Check all the awards nominated and won by Ján Kadár.


David di Donatello Golden Plate Award
Honored for : The Shop on Main Street
(For the production.)


Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Honored for : The Shop on Main Street
(Country: Czechoslovakia, in Slovak and Yiddish)

Nominations 1965 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film The Shop on Main Street
Country: Czechoslovakia, in Slovak and Yiddish