INDEPENDENT FILMS RECEIVE 49 ACADEMY AWARDS® NOMINATIONS IN FEATURE CATEGORIES

Silver Linings Playbook, Beasts of the Southern Wild and Django Unchained Among the Independent Titles Recognized this Morning

Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, January 10, 2013

The Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA®) is pleased to announce that Independent films captured 49 nominations in feature categories during this morning’s announcement of contenders for the 85th Academy Awards.

20 Independent films have taken home the Oscar® for “Best Picture “over the past 31 years, including most recently The Artist (2011), The King’s Speech (2010) and The Hurt Locker (2009).

Below is the full list of the Independent films nominated for the 85th Annual Academy Awards:
(*Please note, companies listed include Independent companies involved in the film which are also IFTA Member Companies)

Best Picture
Django Unchained (The Weinstein Company)
Silver Linings Playbook (The Weinstein Company)
Amour
Beasts of the Southern Wild (Entertainment One)
Zero Dark Thirty

Actor in a Leading Role

Joaquin Phoenix – The Master (The Weinstein Company)
Bradley Cooper – Silver Linings Playbook (The Weinstein Company)

Actress in a Leading Role
Naomi Watts – The Impossible (Summit Entertainment)
Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook (The Weinstein Company)
Emmanuelle Riva – Amour
Quvenzhané Wallis – Beasts of the Southern Wild (Entertainment One)
Jessica Chastain – Zero Dark Thirty

Actor in a Supporting Role
Christoph Waltz – Django Unchained (The Weinstein Company)
Phillip Seymour Hoffman – The Master (The Weinstein Company)
Robert De Niro – Silver Linings Playbook (The Weinstein Company)

Actress in a Supporting Role
Amy Adams – The Master (The Weinstein Company)
Helen Hunt – The Sessions
Jacki Weaver -- Silver Linings Playbook (The Weinstein Company)

Animated Feature Film
ParaNorman (Focus Features)

Cinematography
Robert Richardson – Django Unchained (The Weinstein Company)
Seamus McGarvey – Anna Karenina (Focus Features)

Costume Design
Jacqueline Durran – Anna Karenina (Focus Features)
Eiko Ishioka – Mirror Mirror

Best Director
Michael Haneke – Amour
Benh Zeitlin – Beasts of the Southern Wild (Entertainment One)
David O. Russell – Silver Linings Playbook (The Weinstein Company)

Documentary (Feature)
Searching For Sugar Man
The Gatekeepers
The Invisible War
How To Survive a Plague
5 Broken Cameras

Film Editing
Jay Cassidy & Crispin Struthers – Silver Linings Playbook (The Weinstein Company)
Dylan Tichenor & William Goldenberg – Zero Dark Thirty

Foreign Language Film
Amour – Austria
A Royal Affair – Denmark – (Magnolia Pictures, TrustNordisk)
Kon-Tiki – Norway – (Nordisk Film, The Weinstein Company, Hanway Films)
No – Chile
War Witch – Canada

Music (Original Score)
Dario Marianelli – Anna Karenina (Focus Features)

Music (Original Song)
“Before Our Time” – J. Ralph – Chasing Ice

Production Design
Sarah Greenwood and Katie Spencer – Anna Karenina (Focus Features)

Sound Editing
Wylie Stateman – Django Unchained (The Weinstein Company)
Paul N.J. Ottosson – Zero Dark Thirty

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
David O. Russell – Silver Linings Playbook (The Weinstein Company)
Lucy Alibar & Benh Zeitlin –  Beasts of the Southern Wild (Entertainment One)

Writing (Original Screenplay)
Quentin Tarantino – Django Unchained (The Weinstein Company)
Michael Haneke – Amour
Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola – Moonrise Kingdom (Focus Features)
Mark Boal – Zero Dark Thirty

About The Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA)

The Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) is the global trade association for the independent motion picture and television programming industry. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the organization represents more than 150 member companies from 23 countries, consisting of independent production and distribution companies, sales agents, television companies and financial institutions engaged in film finance.  IFTA is dedicated to protecting and strengthening its Members’ ability to finance, produce, market and distribute independent films and television programs in an ever-changing and challenging global marketplace.

IFTA members produce more than 400 independent films and countless hours of television programming generating more than $4 billion in distribution revenues annually. The organization’s premiere event, the American Film Market, the largest Film Market in the world, takes place every year in November in Santa Monica.