OSCARS: Indies Capture 60 Nominations

Los Angeles, Jan. 24, 2012 — Independents captured 60 nominations in feature categories during this morning’s announcement of contenders for the 84th Academy Awards, according to the Independent Film & Television Alliance® (IFTA). (Companies listed include Independent companies involved in the film which are also IFTA Member companies)

Best Picture
The Artist (Wild Bunch, The Weinstein Company)
Hugo (GK Films)
Midnight in Paris
The Tree of Life (Summit Entertainment)

Directing
Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist (Wild Bunch, The Weinstein Company)
Martin Scorsese – Hugo (GK Films)
Woody Allen – Midnight in Paris
Terrence Malick – The Tree of Life (Fox Searchlight)

Actor in a Leading Role
Demián Bichir –- A Better Life (Wild Bunch, Summit Entertainment)
Jean Dujardin –- The Artist (Wild Bunch, The Weinstein Company)
Gary Oldman –- Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Studio Canal, Focus Features)

Actress in a Leading Role
Glenn Close –- Albert Nobbs
Meryl Streep –- The Iron Lady (Pathé International, Goldcrest Pictures, U.K. Film Council, The Weinstein Company)
Michelle Williams –- My Week With Marilyn (The Weinstein Company, U.K. Film Council)

Actor in a Supporting Role
Kenneth Branagh –- My Week With Marilyn (The Weinstein Company, U.K. Film Council)
Nick Nolte –- Warrior (Lionsgate, Mandate Pictures)
Christopher Plummer -– Beginners (Focus Features)

Actress in a Supporting Role
Berenice Bejo –- The Artist (Wild Bunch, The Weinstein Company)
Janet McTeer –- Albert Nobbs

Writing (Original Screenplay)
Michel Hazanavicius -– The Artist (Wild Bunch, The Weinstein Company)
Woody Allen –- Midnight In Paris
Asghar Farhadi -– A Separation
JC Chandor – Margin Call (Myriad Pictures, Roadside Attractions)

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
John Logan –- Hugo (GK Films)
George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau Willimon -– The Ides of March (Exclusive Films International Ltd., Comerica Bank)

Foreign Language Film
Bullhead
Footnote
In Darkness
Monsieur Lazhar
A Separation

Animated Feature Film
A Cat in Paris
Chico & Rita
Rango (GK Films)

For more than 30 years, IFTA Members have produced, distributed and financed many of the world’s most prominent films, 19 of which have won the Academy Award® for “Best Picture” since 1980, most recently The King’s Speech (The Weinstein Company), The Hurt Locker (Voltage Pictures and Summit Entertainment) and Slumdog Millionaire (Pathé International).

  1. But lets be honest. The indies are the only good movies. The big studios just release carp on a big scale

      1. Actually some studios would be better off releasing carp, which would be infinitely more interesting than some of the films they put out.

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