Saturday, April 19, 2014
Awards Season: Early Nods Speak Volumes
As it does every year, Independent Spirit Award nominations kick off the unofficial start of Awards Season. This year there were two films that topped the list of nominations: The Artist and Take Shelter. Both of those films earned five nominations, but they weren't the only films to be singled out.
The categories and nominations are...
BEST FIRST FEATURE
BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY
JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD
(Given to the best feature made for under $500,000)
BEST FEMALE LEAD
BEST MALE LEAD
BEST SUPPORTING MALE
BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE
BEST FOREIGN FILM
ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD (Given to one film's director, casting director and ensemble cast)
Also announced were the nominees for the three Filmmaker Grant Awards.
Piaget Producers Award
Acura Someone to Watch Award
Lacoste Truer Than Fiction Award is presented to an emerging director of non-fiction features who has not yet received significant attention.
- Simon Arthur for Silver Tongues
- Mark Jackson for Without
- Nicholas Ozeki for Mamitas
Notes and Reactions...
- Heather Courtney for Where Soldiers Come From
- Danfung Dennis for Hell and Back Again
- Alma Har’el for Bombay Beach
Date posted: 2011-11-30