OSCARS: Indies Capture 60 Nominations

By | Tuesday January 24, 2012 @ 6:59am PST

Los Angeles, Jan. 24, 2012 — 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). (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 (Fox Searchlight)

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)

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Gotham Indie Awards Fete Actor Foursome

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UPDATE: How “Toxic” Is IFTA’s Best Indies?

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Icon UK Strikes First Output Deal

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