Independent Spirit Nominees Announced!

The Independent Spirit Awards have grown from a small gathering of indie filmmakers to a respected awards ceremony. In the first of many such lists to be announced around this time of year, the Independent Spirit Awards have announced their nominees for their 2013 ceremony.

Wes Anderson’s MOONRISE KINGDOM and David O’Russell’s SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK lead the pack with five nominations each. BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD,  MIDDLE OF NOWHERE and KEEP THE LIGHTS ON are right behind, scoring four noms each.

The complete list of nominees is as follows:

 

BEST FEATURE
BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD
BERNIE
KEEP THE LIGHTS ON
MOONRISE KINGDOM
SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK (review)

BEST DIRECTOR
Wes Anderson, MOONRISE KINGDOM
Julia Loktev, THE LONELIEST PLANET (review)
David O. Russell, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
Ira Sachs, KEEP THE LIGHTS ON
Benh Zeitlin, BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD

BEST SCREENPLAY
Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola, MOONRISE KINGDOM
Zoe Kazan, RUBY SPARKS
Martin McDonagh, SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS (review)
David O. Russell, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
Ira Sachs, KEEP THE LIGHTS ON

BEST FIRST FEATURE
FILL THE VOID
GIMME THE LOOT
SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED
SOUND OF MY VOICE
THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER (review)

BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY
Rama Burshtein, FILL THE VOID
Derek Connolly, SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED
Christopher Ford, ROBOT & FRANK
Rashida Jones & Will McCormack, CELESTE AND JESSE FOREVER
Jonathan Lisecki, GAYBY

 

JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD
BREAKFAST WITH CURTIS
MIDDLE OF NOWHERE
MOSQUITA Y MARI
STARLET
THE COLOR WHEEL

BEST FEMALE LEAD
Linda Cardellini, RETURN
Emayatzy Corinealdi, MIDDLE OF NOWHERE
Jennifer Lawrence, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
Quvenzhané Wallis, BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD
Mary Elizabeth Winstead, SMASHED

BEST MALE LEAD
Jack Black, BERNIE
Bradley Cooper, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
John Hawkes, THE SESSIONS (review)
Thure Lindhardt, KEEP THE LIGHTS ON
Matthew McConaughey, KILLER JOE
Wendell Pierce, FOUR

BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE
Rosemarie DeWitt, YOUR SISTER’S SISTER
Ann Dowd, COMPLIANCE
Helen Hunt, THE SESSIONS
Brit Marling, SOUND OF MY VOICE
Lorraine Toussaint, MIDDLE OF NOWHERE

BEST SUPPORTING MALE
Matthew McConaughey, MAGIC MIKE
David Oyelowo, MIDDLE OF NOWHERE
Michael Péna, END OF WATCH
Sam Rockwell, SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS
Bruce Willis, MOONRISE KINGDOM

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Yoni Brook, VALLEY OF SAINTS
Lol Crawley, HERE
Ben Richardson, BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD
Roman Vasyanov, END OF WATCH
Robert Yeoman, MOONRISE KINGDOM

BEST DOCUMENTARY
HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE
MARINA ABRAMOVICH: THE ARTIST IS PRESENT
THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE
THE INVISIBLE WAR
THE WAITING ROOM

BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM
AMOUR
ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA
RUST AND BONE
SISTER
WAR WITCH

PIAGET PRODUCERS AWARD
NOBODY WALKS
PRINCE AVALANCHE
STONES IN THE SUN

SOMEONE TO WATCH AWARD
PINCUS
GIMME THE LOOT
ELECTRICK CHILDREN

TRUER THAN FICTION AWARD
LEVIATHAN
THE WAITING ROOM
ONLY THE YOUNG

ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD
STARLET

 

Interspersed with the standard awards are several special awards for which the Indie Spirit Awards have become known. The John Cassavetes Award is presented by Film Independent to the creative team behind films that are budgeted under $500,000. The Piaget Producer’s Award is given to producers who create quality works with limited resources. It comes with a $25,000 unrestricted grant from Piaget. Also including a $25,000 grant, the Someone to Watch Award is given to someone who has not been given enough recognition as of yet. The Truer Than Fiction Award is the documentary equivalent of the Someone to Watch Award and the grant is given via Stella Artois. The Robert Altman Award is given to a singular film, honoring its director, casting director and ensemble cast.

The 28th Annual Independent Spirit Awards will be held on Feb. 23, 2013.



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