The Independent Spirit Award Nominees

As always, my 2 cents are in green. Great variety of films, many of them are on my list to see.

BEST FEATURE
50/50
Beginners
Drive
Take Shelter
The Artist Producer:
The Descendants

Glad to see 50/50 and Drive in there. Both two of my favorite movies of the year so far. Take Shelter is playing here, hopefully I can catch that soon.

BEST DIRECTOR
Michel Hazanavicius - The Artist
Mike Mills - Beginners
Jeff Nichols - Take Shelter
Alexander Payne - The Descendants
Nicolas Winding - Refn Drive


BEST SCREENPLAY
Joseph Cedar - Footnote
Michel Hazanavicius - The Artist
Tom McCarthy - Win Win
Mike Mills - Beginners
Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash - The Descendants

For some reason I thought Win Win would've qualified last year, It feels like that movie came out a long time ago. Haven't seen any of these films, but would like to.

BEST FIRST FEATURE
Another Earth 
In The Family
Margin Call
Martha Marcy May Marlene
Natural Selection
Seeing Martha Marcy May Marlene tomorrow! Very excited.

BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY

Another Earth
Margin Call
Terri
Cedar Rapids
50/50
Again, love that 50/50 is in here. Same with Cedar Rapids, though that movie feels like it came out so long ago as well. Terri is currently in my Netflix queue.

JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD

Bellflower
Circumstance
Hello Lonesome

Pariah
The Dynamiter Writer
I have heard wonderful things about Pariah, I hope to check it out.

BEST FEMALE LEAD

Lauren Ambrose - Think of Me
Rachael Harris - Natural Selection
Alepero Oduye - Pariah
Elizabeth Olsen - Martha Marcy May Marlene
Michelle Williams - My Week with Marilyn
Good for Elizabeth Olsen, already out acting her sisters. Michelle Williams will probably take this home, I've heard wonderful things about My Week with Marilyn.


BEST MALE LEAD

Demi├ín Bichir - A Better Life
Jean Dujardin - The Artist
Ryan Gosling - Drive
Woody Harrelson - Rampart
Michael Shannon - Take Shelter
I'm bummed that Joseph Gordon-Levitt wasn't nominated for 50/50, but Ryan Gosling for Drive makes me happy.


BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE

Jessica Chastain - Take Shelter
Anjelica Huston - 50/50

Janet McTeer - Albert Nobbs
Harmony Santana - Gun Hill Road
Shailene Woodley - The Descendants
How many movies has Jessica Chastain been in there year?


BEST SUPPORTING MALE

Albert Brooks - Drive
John Hawkes - Martha Marcy May Marlene
Christopher Plummer - Beginners
John C. Reilly - Cedar Rapids
Corey Stoll Midnight in Paris
I love John Ce. Reilly, that's all I have to say about that.

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Joel Hodge - Bellflower
Benjamin Kasulke - The Off Hours
Darius Khondji - Midnight in Paris
Guillaume Schiffman - The Artist
Jeffrey Waldron - The Dynamiter


BEST DOCUMENTARY

The Interrupters
The Redemption of General Butt Naked
We Were Here

BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM

A Separation
(Iran) Director: Asghar Farhadi
Melancholia
(Denmark/Sweden/France/Germany) Director: Lars von Trier
Shame
(UK) Director: Steve McQueen
The Kid With a Bike
(Belgium/France/Italy) Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
Tyrannosaur
(UK) Director: Paddy Considine
Lars Von Trier shouldn't be encouraged. I'd love to see Shame though, but because of it's harsh rating I'll more than likely have to wait for the DVD.

PIAGET PRODUCERS AWARD

Chad Burris - Mosquita y Mari
Sophia Lin - Take Shelter
Josh Mond Martha Marcy May Marlene


SOMEONE TO WATCH AWARD

Simon Arthur - Silver Tongues
Mark Jackson - Without
Nicholas Ozeki - Mamitas


TRUER THAN FICTION AWARD

Heather Courtney - Where Soldiers Come From
Danfung Dennis - Hell and Back Again
Alma Har’el - Bombay Beach


ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD

Margin Call
Ensemble Cast: Penn Badgley, Simon Baker, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Irons, Mary McDonnell, Demi Moore, Zachary Quinto, Kevin Spacey, Stanley Tucci

1 comment:

  1. judging by your comments, i REALLY need to see 50/50 :)

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