|Portuguese Film Academy Sophia Awards|
|Awarded for||Best in Portuguese Film|
|Presented by||Academia Portuguesa de Cinema|
|First awarded||November 2012|
The Sophia Awards are the Portuguese cinematographic Awards, assigned annually, which aim to recognize the best national productions. Its name was chosen in honor of the poet Sophia de Mello Breyner Andersen and because it means "wisdom".
The Awards were instituted in 2012, a year after the creation of the Portuguese Academy of Cinema, and the first ceremony took place on the 26 of November 2012 , at the Cinemateca Portuguesa – Museu do Cinema . The ceremony takes place annually, at Casino Estoril (2018-2021), with prizes being awarded to films produced in the previous year.
The first edition of Sophia took place on November 26, 2012 at the Cinemateca Portuguesa - Museu do Cinema , where the three Carreira Awards  were awarded to António da Cunha Teles, António de Macedo and Isabel Ruth.
|Edition||Ceremony Date||Location||Host||Best Film||Broadcast|
|1st||November 26, 2012||Cinemateca Portuguesa- Museu do Cinema||Paulo Trancoso e Anabela Teixeira||-||Official Website|
|2nd||October 6, 2013||Teatro Nacional de São Carlos||José Pedro Vasconcelos||Tabu||RTP2|
|3rd||October 8, 2014||Centro Cultural de Belém||Ana Sofia Martins||A Última Vez que Vi Macau||Official Website|
|4th||April 2, 2015||Cláudia Semedo||Os Gatos não Têm Vertigens||RTP2|
|5th||May 13, 2016||Ana Bola||Amor Impossível|
|6th||March 22, 2017||Cartas da Guerra|
|7th||March 25, 2018||Casino Estoril||Manuel Marques||São Jorge|
|8th||March 24, 2019||Ana Bola||Raiva|
|9th||September 17, 2020||Ana Bola e Joana Pais de Brito||A Herdade|
|10th||September 19, 2021||Por definir||Por definir|
The Sophia Awards are awarded in 22 categories, with a maximum of four candidates for each. In addition to these categories, six other categories stand out, such as the Sophia Career Award, Best Poster, Sophia Student Award , among others.
The following are also assigned:
- Agência Lusa (2012-02-27). "Primeira cerimónia dos prémios Sophia acontecerá a 30 de Setembro". i (in Portuguese). Sojormedia Capital, SA. Retrieved 2012-04-03.
- Official website (in Portuguese)