Independent Films Receive 49 Academy Award 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 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 135 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 500 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 visitwww.ifta- online.org.