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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 FEATURE

BEST DIRECTOR

BEST SCREENPLAY

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 DOCUMENTARY

BEST FOREIGN FILM

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD (Given to one film's director, casting director and ensemble cast)

Margin Call

Also announced were the nominees for the three Filmmaker Grant Awards.

Piaget Producers Award

Acura Someone to Watch Award

  • Simon Arthur for Silver Tongues
  • Mark Jackson for Without
  • Nicholas Ozeki for Mamitas
Lacoste Truer Than Fiction Award is presented to an emerging director of non-fiction features who has not yet received significant attention.

  • Heather Courtney for Where Soldiers Come From
  • Danfung Dennis for Hell and Back Again
  • Alma Har’el for Bombay Beach
Notes and Reactions...

- C.S.Strowbridge


Date posted: 2011-11-30

Movies 
 50/50
 The Artist
 Beginners
 The Descendants
 Drive
 Take Shelter
 He'arat Shulayim
 Win Win
 Another Earth
 Margin Call
 Martha Marcy May Marlene
 Natural Selection
 Terri
 Cedar Rapids
 Bellflower
 Circumstance
 Pariah
 My Week with Marilyn
 A Better Life
 Rampart
 Albert Nobbs
 Gun Hill Road
 Bill Cunningham New York
 The Interrupters
 We Were Here
 A Separation
 Melancholia
 Shame
 Tyrannosaur
 Midnight in Paris