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Independent films capture 60 Oscar nominations

January 24, 2012
Independent films capture 60 Oscar nominations
LOS ANGELES — The Independent Film & Television Alliance reports that independent films captured 60 nominations in feature categories for the 84th Academy Awards. The IFTA (www.ifta-online.org) is a global trade association focused on the independent motion picture and television programming industry. The organization represents and provides entertainment industry services to more than 150 member companies from 23 countries.

The following is a partial list of independent films that were recognized.

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 (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)


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