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Download Your 2014 Academy Awards® Ballot – Nine Nominations for TMPA Winners!

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Heartland is pleased to announce that four 2013 Truly Moving Picture Award winners have been nominated for Academy Awards® across nine categories:

  • Actor in a Leading Role – Bruce Dern, “Nebraska
  • Actress in a Supporting Role – June Squibb, “Nebraska
  • Animated Feature Film – “Frozen
  • Cinematography – Phedon Papamichael, “Nebraska
  • Directing – Alexander Payne, “Nebraska
  • Music, Original Score – John Williams, “The Book Thief” (Truly Moving Picture Award winner and Heartland Film Festival Closing Night Film)
  • Music, Original Score – Thomas Newman, “Saving Mr. Banks
  • Music, Original Song – “Let It Go” from “Frozen
  • Writing, Original Screenplay – Bob Nelson, “Nebraska

Winners will be announced March 2, at the 2014 Academy Awards® (7 p.m EST).

The Heartland Film Festival is an Academy Awards-qualifying festival within the Short Films category. Recipients of the festival’s Grand Prize for Best Narrative Short Film will qualify for consideration in the Short Films category of the Annual Academy Awards® without the standard theatrical run, provided the film otherwise complies with the Academy rules.

Heartland to Award Actress Celeste Holm with Career Acheivement Award

Celeste Holm and Frank Basile

In partnership with Indianapolis Opera, Heartland Truly Moving Pictures will award Celeste Holm with a Career Achievement Award at Basile at Basile, an evening of music and film including the song stylings of Holm’s husband, Frank Basile.  Basile will sing everything from opera to songs from the Great American Songbook as well as songs from some of the musicals in which Celeste appeared.

Holm is honored for her Career Achievement for outstanding contribution to film and theatre including her appearance in TMPA winners Gentleman’s Agreement, for which she won the Supporting Actress Oscar and a Golden Globe, All About Eve and The Snake Pit.

What: Basile at Basile
When: Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at 6 p.m. Concert and Tribute at 7:30 p.m. Reception with Ms. Holm and the artists immediately following
Where: Basile Opera Center, 4011 N. Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis
Cost: $100 patron ticket (includes VIP parking); $75 ticket

Join us and RSVP now!

TMPA and Heartland Film Festival Winners Are Now Oscar Nominees!

With the Academy Award nominations announced this morning, we’d like to congratulate the new nominees who received the Truly Moving Picture Award and were award winners at the 2010 Heartland Film Festival!


The big winner is The King’s Speech, which recently topped our list of the Top 10 Truly Moving Picture Award winners of 2010. The King’s Speech received twelve nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director (stay tuned for our interview with director Tom Hooper!), Best Lead Actor (Colin Firth), Best Supporting Actor (Geoffrey Rush), Best Supporting Actress (Helena Bonham Carter) and Best Original Screenplay, among others.

Toy Story 3 received nominations for Best Picture, Best Animated Feature, Best Adapted Screenplay, Sound Editing and Best Original Song, accounting for five total nominations.

How to Train Your Dragon was also nominated in the Best Animated Feature category, and also received a mention for Best Original Score.


Another big name in the nominations is Winter’s Bone, which received four big nominations, including Best Picture, Best Lead Actress (Jennifer Lawrence), Best Supporting Actor (John Hawkes), and Best Adapted Screenplay.

Nicole Kidman received a Best Lead Actress nomination for her powerful role in Rabbit Hole. (Listen to our interview with Rabbit Hole director John Cameron Mitchell!)

Other TMPA-winning nominees include Tangled, nominated for Best Original Song, and Restrepo, which garnered a nod for Best Documentary.


Congratulations are also in order for our Festival winners included in the Academy Award nominations! Festival Crystal Heart Award winner in the documentary feature category Waste Land was nominated alongside Restrepo for Best Documentary Feature, Festival Crystal Heart Award winners Sun Come Up and God of Love were nominated for Best Documentary Short and Best Short Film respectively.

All told, TMPA winners amassed 26 Academy Award nominations, while films that won Festival Awards at last year’s Festival grabbed three total nominations. Congratulations to all of the nominees; we’ll be rooting for you on February 27th! Join us on Twitter during the broadcast for updates and conversation!

The Top 10 Truly Moving Picture Award winners from 2010!

Here they are, the list of 2010′s Top 10 Truly Moving Picture Award winners. There were many deserving films this year, but this list represents the best of the best.

10. Rabbit Hole

Rabbit Hole may be one of the most realistic and truthful films of the year, depicting a couple fighting through grief after the loss of their son. It is occasionally difficult to watch as they honestly wrestle with their pain and guilt, yet the film finds a striking balance of hope and realism as it reaches its conclusion.

9. Made in Dagenham

Director Nigel Cole’s story of women at a Ford plant in Dagenham in the late 1960’s tells, for the first time, this incredible chapter in the civil rights movement. As Rita O’Grady leads the women on strike, demanding equal pay, we are reminded how far we have come, and how much of the fight is left to win.

8. Conviction

It is hard to find a true story more incredible than that of Betty Anne Waters. Conviction tells her tale, as she juggled family life and work while putting herself through college and law school in a determined effort to free her brother, who was jailed for murder.

7. Mao’s Last Dancer

This true story of a young Chinese ballet dancer who defects to the United States to pursue his passion is directed by five-time TMPA winner Bruce Beresford (Tender Mercies, Paradise Road, Driving Miss Daisy, Breaker Morant). Featuring a first time actor in the lead role, Mao’s Last Dancer captures the beauty of ballet, and the striking freedoms available in the United States.

6. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

The third installment in the Chronicles of Narnia series brings back the fantastical world of Narnia.  Lucy and Edmund join forces with King Caspian to unite Narnia and defeat the evil that teases each person’s dark side. Their courage in the face of danger, coupled with the redemption of their cousin Eustace, make The Voyage of the Dawn Treader a worthy entry in the series.

5. Toy Story 3

The best-reviewed film of the year, Toy Story 3 caps off an incredible trilogy of Truly Moving Picture Award winners. The story of Woody, Buzz and the gang continues as the toys are mistakenly delivered to a daycare center and have to find their way back home while discovering what it truly means to be a friend.

4. Flipped

Flipped is a story of young love, telling the tale of two youngsters whose feelings for each other “flip” as they move through school. Charmingly and simply told, acclaimed director Rob Reiner’s film of young love is a potent reminder of youth and innocence.

3. Waiting for “Superman”

One of the year’s most thought-provoking documentaries, Waiting for “Superman” explores public education in a frightening manner. Director Davis Guggenheim, using exhaustive research to back up his film, injects much-needed conversation into the public education debate.

2. Secretariat

Secretariat succeeds by not only telling the story of the historic horse, but also by detailing the aspirations of a strong-headed woman by the name of Penny Chenery, Secretariat’s owner. She fights the male-dominated racing establishment all the way to victory, just as her horse does the same on the racetrack.

1. The King’s Speech

More than an inside look at an important moment in history, The King’s Speech tells the story of a man determined to lead his country in the finest possible manner. Doing so requires overcoming tremendous obstacles with the help of a dedicated and stubborn teacher, as England’s King George VI prepares to guide his people through the Second World War.

So there’s our list of the Top 10 Truly Moving Picture Award winners from 2010! What do you think? Which films did we miss, what would you add or take away from our Top 10? Let us know!