Independent Films Earn 45 Academy Award Nominations in 20 Categories Including Green Book, Roma, and Vice for Best Picture

January 22, 2019
Independent films - those made outside the six major Hollywood studios -- are strong Oscar® contenders this year with 17 films earning 45 nominations across 20 feature-length motion picture categories, the Independent Film & Television Alliance® is pleased to announce.   
More than a dozen IFTA Members companies were involved in the production, financing, sales and / or distribution of this year’s film nominees, including Arclight Films, Annapurna, Embankment Films, Entertainment One, Gaumont, Huayi Brothers International, Les Films Seville, Magnolia Pictures, Lionsgate, Participant Media, Protagonist Pictures, and Wild Bunch.
Below is the full list of the independent films which were nominated for the 91st annual Academy Awards:
Best Picture
Green Book
Best Director
Alfonso Cuaron (Roma)
Adam McKay (Vice)
Pawel Pawlikowski (Cold War)
Best Actress
Yalitza Aparicio (Roma)
Glenn Close (The Wife)
Best Actor
Christian Bale (Vice)
Viggo Mortensen (Green Book)
Best Supporting Actress
Amy Adams (Vice)
Marina de Tavira (Roma)
Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk)
Best Supporting Actor
Mahershala Ali (Green Book)
Sam Rockwell (Vice)
Best Original Screenplay
First Reformed (Paul Schrader)
Green Book (Brian Hayes Currie, Peter Farrelly and Nick Vallelonga)
Roma (Alfonso Cuaron)
Vice (Adam McKay)
Best Adapted Screenplay
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Joel Coen and Ethan Coen)
If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins)
Best Makeup & Hairstyling
Best Costume Design
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Mary Zophres)
Best Cinematography 
Never Look Away (Caleb Deschanel)
Roma (Alfonso Cuaron)
Cold War (Lukasz Zal)
Best Original Song
"I'll Fight" (R.B.G., written by Diane Warren)
Performed by Jennifer Hudson
"When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings" (The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, written by Dave Rawlings and Gillian Welch) Performed by Tim Blake Nelson and Willie Watson
Best Original Score
If Beale Street Could Talk (Nicholas Britell)
Best Documentary Feature
Hale County This Morning, This Evening
Minding the Gap
Of Fathers and Sons
Best Animated Feature
Best Foreign Language Film
Cold War (Poland)
Capernaum (Lebanon)
Never Look Away (Germany)
Roma (Mexico)
Shoplifters (Japan)
Best Sound Mixing
Best Sound Editing
Best Production Design
Best Film Editing
Green Book (Patrick J. Don Vito)
Vice (Hank Corwin)


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