Nate von Zumwalt
Nominations for the 88th Academy Awards were announced this morning and John Crowley’s Brooklyn, which premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, led all Sundance-supported films with three nominees, including Best Picture. Saoirse Ronan garnered a Best Actress nomination for her role in the film as Eilis, a young woman forced to choose between the allure of love in New York City and her abandoned roots back home in Ireland. On the nonfiction side, Matthew Heinemen’s perilous – and increasingly pertinent – journey into the world of Mexican drug cartels received a Best Documentary nod along with fellow 2015 Sundance docs The Look of Silence and What Happened, Miss Simone?
See below for the full list of Sundance-supported projects and artists receving Oscar nods.
Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Animated Feature
Best Foreign Language Film
Best Documentary Feature
Best Original Song
“Manta Ray,” Racing Extinction
“Til It Happens to You,” The Hunting Ground
Best Animated Short Film
Other notable Sundance-related nominations include Anomalisa, which will screen as part of the Special Events category at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and will be followed by a conversation with filmmakers Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson (Behind the Scenes of Anomalisa). Also, Asif Kapadia, director of Best Documentary nominee Amy, is on this year’s Sundance Film Festival jury and directed this year’s Premieres section official selection, Ali & Nino.