Sundance Meet Oscar

Park City, Jan 23. The early morning announcement of the Academy Awards [] marked the next step of the journey that many films began at Sundance last year. Three of the narrative films were on the nomination slate: LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE [](Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress for Abigail Breslin and Best Original Screenplay; HALF NELSON [] (Best Actor for Ryan Gosling); THE ILLUSIONIST [] (Best Cinematography). And two documentaries are also up for Oscars: AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH [] (Best Documentary, Original Song); IRAQ IN FRAGMENTS [] (Best Documentary). Finally WEST BANK STORY [] is up for Short Film: Live Action.

Screenwriter Peter Morgan [], who was nominated for his screenplay for THE QUEEN [], is in Sundance this year with LONGFORD [], another behind-the-scenes drama of British political history.

Peter Bowen

Senior Editor, Filmmaker Magazine