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January 25, 2011 3:44 AM
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The 15 Oscar Nominees That Came Out of Sundance 2010

Marc Schiller, part of the Producers Distribution Agency that was created to release "Exit Through The Gift Shop," celebrating this morning's Oscar nomination for best documentary in Park City. Photo courtesy Marc Schiller.

Scratch almost any Oscar nominee and you'll find a Sundance film in their present ("Winter's Bone"! "Blue Valentine!") or their past ("Inception" director Christopher Nolan, "The Fighter" director David O. Russell). Here's a rundown of this year's Oscar nominees that premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival -- all of which came to the festival without distribution.

"Winter's Bone" (U.S. Dramatic Competition, Sundance Grand Jury Prize, Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award)
Released by: Roadside Attractions
John Hawkes, best supporting actor
Jennifer Lawrence, best actress
Debra Granik & Anne Rosellini, best adapted screenplay
Best picture

"The Kids Are All Right" (Premieres)
Released by: Focus Features
Mark Ruffalo, supporting actor
Annette Bening, best actress
Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg, best original screenplay
Best picture

"Blue Valentine" (U.S. Dramatic Competition)
Released by: The Weinstein Company
Michelle Williams, best actress

"Animal Kingdom" (World Dramatic Competition; film received World Cinema Jury Prize: Drama)
Released by: Sony Pictures Classics
Jackie Weaver, best actress

"Exit Through the Gift Shop" (U.S. Documentary Competition)
Released by: Producers Distribution Agency
Best documentary

"GasLand" (U.S. Documentary Competition, Special Jury Prize)
Released by: HBO Documentary Films/International WOW Company
Best documentary

"Restrepo" (Documentary Competition, U.S Documentary Award)
Released by: National Geographic Films
Best documentary

"Waste Land" (U.S. Documentary Competition, Special Jury Prize)
Released by: Arthouse Films
Best documentary

Madagascar, carnet de voyage (Madagascar, a Journey Diary)" (short film competition)
Best animated short

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1 Comment

  • Decatur Red | March 17, 2011 10:40 AMReply

    I only count 9 where are the rest - e.g. "Inside Job"