Independent Films Honored with 22 Oscar Nominations

January 13, 2020

Los Angeles, CA – Independent films were honored this morning with 22 Oscar® nominations for 12 films across 13 categories, the Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA®) is proud to announce.  Multiple IFTA member companies were involved in the financing, production, sales and/or distribution of many of this year’s celebrated films that will be competing for top honors at the Academy Awards® (as indicated below). 

Independents have won 21 of the last 30 Academy Awards for Best Picture, most recently Green Book, Spotlight, and 12 Years A Slave.

Independent Nominations include:

Best Motion Picture
Parasite, Kwak Sin Ae and Bong Joon Ho, Producers (CJ Entertainment)

Parasite, Bong Joon Ho, (CJ Entertainment)

Original Screenplay
Parasite, Bong Joon Ho & Jin Won Han (CJ Entertainment)
Knives Out, Rian Johnson (Lionsgate, FilmNation)

Bombshell, Charlize Theron (Bombshell) (Lionsgate)
Judy, Renée Zellweger (Pathé International)

Pain and Glory, Antonio Banderas (FilmNation)

Supporting Actress
Bombshell, Margot Robbie (Lionsgate)

International Feature
Corpus Christi (Poland) (Studiocanal)
Honeyland (North Macedonia)
Les Misérables (France)
Pain and Glory (Spain) (FilmNation)
Parasite (South Korea) (CJ Entertainment)

Documentary Feature
American Factory, Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert and Jeff Reichert (Participant Media)
For Sama, Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts
Honeyland, Ljubo Stefanov, Tamara Kotevska and Atanas Georgiev

Animated Feature Film
Missing Link, Chris Butler, Arianne Sutner and Travis Knight (Annapurna, AGC Studios)

Production Design
Parasite, Production Design: Lee Ha Jun; Set Decoration: Cho Won Woo (CJ Entertainment)

Film Editing
Parasite, Jinmo Yang (CJ Entertainment)

The Lighthouse, Jarin Blaschke

Makeup & Hair Styling
Bombshell, Kazu Hiro, Anne Morgan and Vivian Baker (Lionsgate)
Judy, Jeremy Woodhead (Pathé International)

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 in 23 countries, consisting of independent production and distribution companies, sales agents, and financial institutions engaged in production finance. Collectively, IFTA Members produce more than 500 independent films and countless hours of television programming each year, generating more than $5 billion in distribution revenues annually. For more information on IFTA, please visit