Did any of the films based on ‘The Karate Kid’ ever win an award?


Did any of the ‘The Karate Kid’ films ever win an award?

When it first came out in 1984, “The Karate Kid” was such a hit with audiences that it spawned three sequels, a 2010 remake, and “Cobra Kai,” a spinoff series starring the two teenage leads as adults.

The success of the film, which grossed over (dollar)130 million at the box office, and its subsequent projects inevitably resulted in a slew of awards.

So, how many times have “The Karate Kid” and “Cobra Kai” been nominated for awards? You might be surprised to learn that the answer is a lot more than you think.

Here’s everything you need to know about it.

Unexpected Academy Award Nomination for ‘The Karate Kid’

The Associated Press wrote an article about “The Karate Kid” in 1985, a year after its release, in preparation for its sequel – “Part II,” in which it called the film “Hollywood’s biggest sleeper of 1984” and said that its success “surprised almost everyone by amassing a domestic gross of (dollar)100 million.”

That’s incredible for a low-budget film with no stars and a title that sounded like a cross between Bruce Lee and a children’s movie.”

Pat Morita probably didn’t expect both an Academy Award and a Golden Globe nomination (both for Best Actor in a Supporting Role) when he signed on for “The Karate Kid.”

In addition, the film received Young Artist Awards for Best Family Motion Picture – Drama and Best Young Supporting Actress, respectively, for both the film and Elisabeth Shue’s performance as Daniel’s girlfriend Ali Mills.

In addition, William Zabka (who played bully Johnny Lawrence) was nominated for Best Young Supporting Actor, but was defeated by Jonathan Ke Quan for his performance in “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.” Zabka was 18 at the time of filming, while Shue was 20.

Ralph Macchio, who was 22 at the time of filming, was too old to be considered for a Young Artist Award.

Despite grossing (dollar)115 million at the box office, according to Box Office Mojo, “The Karate Kid Part II” was naturally much more low-key than its predecessor and received much more mixed reviews.

The only major award or nomination received by “Part II” was a nomination for “Best Original Song” at the Academy Awards for Peter Cetera, David Foster, and…

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