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The 15 Oscar Nominees That Came Out of Sundance 2010

The 15 Oscar Nominees That Came Out of Sundance 2010

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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