The IFTA announced independent films captured 60 nominations in feature categories for the 84th Academy Awards.
From IFTA press release:
Los Angeles, CA — 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®).
(*Please note, 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)
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 (Summit Entertainment)
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
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).
About The Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA)
The Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) is the global trade association of the independent motion picture and television programming industry. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the organization represents and provides significant entertainment industry services to more than 150 member companies from 23 countries, consisting of independent production and distribution companies, sales agents, television companies, studio-affiliated companies, and financial institutions engaged in content finance.
Collectively, the Independent Film & Television Alliance’s members produce more than 400 independent films and countless hours of television programming each year and generate more than $4 billion in distribution revenues annually. The organization’s premiere event, the American Film Market, held in conjunction with AFI FEST, takes place every year in November in Santa Monica. As the voice and advocate for the independent film and television industry worldwide, the Alliance speaks out on matters of critical importance and, where appropriate, actively lobbies governments around the world in regard to measures directly affecting the independent industry. For more information on IFTA and the American Film Market, please visit www.ifta-online.org.
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.