Seattle has a special connection to the Oscars this year. Anne Rosellini, a Mercer Island High School graduate and co-founder of the One Reel Film Festival at Bumbershoot, received two nominations for "Winter's Bone," a film she produced and co-wrote, with director Debra Granik. Here's the trailer:
Seattle Times movie critic Moira MacDonald interviewed Rosellini and writes about the 42-year-old filmmaker's reaction to "Winter's Bone" being nominated for adapted screenplay and best picture.
"It's a little bit surreal," she said, noting that the film, before its success at the Sundance Film Festival last year, looked like it might not even get distribution.
In addition to Rosellini's nominations, Wes Walton of Publicola reports Seattle filmmaker Dean DeBlois was nominated for Best Animated Feature for his film "How to Train Your Dragon."
In other nominations, Eastern Washington native Colleen Atwood scored her ninth nomination for costume design for the film “Alice in Wonderland.”