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Sundance 2012: Institute-Backed Films Score 7 Oscar Nominations

J.C. Chandor's "Margin Call" script and doc "Hell and Back Again" make the list.

"Margin Call"
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"Margin Call"

Seven Sundance Institute-supported films received Academy Award nominations Tuesday morning:

Hell and Back Again, from Danfung Dennis and Mike Lerner, and If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front, from Marshall Curry and Sam Cullman, were nominated for best documentary feature. Hell won the grand jury prize for world cinema documentary at the 2011 Sundance fest, while Tree Falls took the documentary film editing award that year.

The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement, from Robin Fryday and Gail Dolgin, and The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom, from Lucy Walker and Kira Carstensen were nominated for best documentary short subject.

Canada's Monsieur Lazhar, written and directed by Philippe Falardeau, was nominated for best foreign language film.

A Morning Stroll, from Grant Orchard and Sue Goffe, was nominated for best animated short film.

J.C. Chandor was nominated for best original screenplay for his Margin Call script.