Independent Films Win in Eight Feature Categories at 91st Academy Awards® Including Best Picture for Green Book

Los Angeles
Monday, February 25, 2019

The Independent Film & Television Alliance® (IFTA®) is thrilled to announce that independent films were victorious taking home eight Oscars® in feature film categories at the 2019 Academy Awards, including the Best Picture® win for Green Book. 

This year’s Independent films - those films made outside of the major studios -- brought important and diverse stories to audiences worldwide. IFTA Members Annapurna, Entertainment One, Lionsgate, and Participant Media were among the companies involved in the production, financing, sales and / or distribution of this year’s winners.

The independent films that took home Oscar statues are:  

Best Picture

Green Book

Best Director

Alfonso Cuaron (Roma)

Best Supporting Actress

Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk)

Best Supporting Actor

Mahershala Ali (Green Book)

Best Original Screenplay

Green Book (Brian Hayes Currie, Peter Farrelly and Nick Vallelonga)

Best Makeup & Hairstyling


Best Cinematography

Roma (Alfonso Cuaron)

Best Foreign Language Film

Roma (Mexico)  


 About the Independent Film & Television Alliance

The Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) is the global trade association of the independent motion picture and television programming industry. Headquartered in Los Angeles, IFTA represents and provides significant entertainment industry services to more than 145 Member companies from 22 countries, consisting of independent production and distribution companies, sales agents, television companies, studio-affiliated companies, and financial institutions engaged in content finance. Collectively, IFTA 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. 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, please visit