On 15 January 2012, Asghar Farhadi's movie Nader and Simin, A Separation won the Golden Globe for the Best Foreign Language Film
The film was also the official Iranian submission for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 2012 Academy Awards where apart from getting nominated in this category, it also received a nomination in the Best Original Screenplay category.
On the 26 February 2012, Nader and Simin, A Separation became the first Iranian movie to have received an Oscar for the best foreign language film at the 84th edition of the Academy Awards. This marked Farhadi as the first Iranian to have won an Academy Award in any of the competed categories
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