Oscar nods for Madman Films

28 January, 2011 by IF

Press release from Madman

The nominations for the 83rd Academy Awards were officially announced on Tuesday, 25th January, revealing a host of prestigious nods for Madman distributed and sub-distributed releases.


After months of nail-biting suspense, multiple high-profile international award nominations, worldwide critical acclaim and an AFI Award for ‘Best Actress’- Jacki Weaver has finally received a ‘Best Supporting Actress’ nomination for her stellar performance in ANIMAL KINGDOM.

Following numerous short animation awards in 2010, and most recently, the prestigious AFI Award for the same category, THE LOST THING, co-directed by world-renowned Australian author and illustrator Shaun Tan, has appeared amongst the nomination list for ‘Best Short Film (Animation)’.

Meanwhile, in the ‘Best Actor’ category, Javier Bardem has received a nomination for his powerful role in the March 24 Madman Theatrical release BIUTIFUL, which has also been recognised in the ‘Best Foreign Language Film’ category. In addition, DOGTOOTH and OUTSIDE THE LAW [HORS-LA-LOI] have also received nominations in the ‘Best Foreign Language Film’ category.

In the ‘Best Documentary Feature’ category, EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP, the incendiary debut by Banksy – the notorious British street artist – is in the running for a gong alongside Palace Films’ GASLAND, the eye-opening account of the devastating environmental impact of hydraulic fracturing (‘fracking’) and National Geographic’s RESTREPO, the harrowing true story of Second Platoon’s operations in Afghanistan, which plays out like a real-life version of 2010 Oscar® winner, THE HURT LOCKER.

Also coming in 2011 from Madman, nominated in the ‘Best Animated Feature’ category, is THE ILLUSIONIST, the new feature from director Sylvain Chomet (THE TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE) based on an unproduced script by Jacques Tati.

This year’s list of nominations represents the largest ever potential slate of Oscars® for films distributed and sub-distributed by Madman. The 2011 Academy Awards® ceremony will take place at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles on February 27.

The complete list of award nominations for Madman distributed films is as follows:

– Best Actor in a Leading Role – Javier Bardem, BIUTIFUL

– Best Actress in a Leading Role – Michelle Williams, BLUE VALENTINE (Palace Films)

– Best Actress in a Supporting Role – Jacki Weaver, ANIMAL KINGDOM

– Best Animated Feature Film – THE ILLUSIONIST

– Best Short Film (Animation) – THE LOST THING, Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann

– Best Documentary Feature:


· GASLAND, Josh Fox (Palace Films)

· RESTREPO, Tim Hetherington

– Best Foreign Language Film:

· BIUTIFUL (Mexico)

· DOGTOOTH (Greece)


– Best Costume Design – I AM LOVE, Antonella Cannarozzi