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Nominees for Independent Spirit Awards Announced!

Posted: November 29th, 2011 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
Nominees for Independent Spirit Awards Announced!Submit Comment
We already got the results from the voting by the Gotham Independent Film Awards and the New York Film Critics Circle, with "The Artist," "Beginners" and "The Tree of Life" becoming the big winners. And now, we have the nominees for the Independent Spirit Awards, which gives awards to films made for under $20 million.

The Best Picture nominees are "50/50," "Beginners," "Drive," "Take Shelter," "The Artist" and "The Descendants." There aren't any big surprises, but just like with many other awards George Clooney's "The Descendants" is the favorite to win.

Check out the full list of nominees below. The winners will be announced on February 25th.

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

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)

BEST FIRST FEATURE:
* Another Earth
* In the Family
* Margin Call
* Martha Marcy May Marlene
* Natural Selection

BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY:
* Mike Cahill, Brit Marling (Another Earth)
* J.C. Chandor (Margin Call)
* Patrick deWitt (Terri)
* Phil Johnston (Cedar Rapids)
* Will Reiser (50/50)

JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD: (Given to the best feature made for under $500,000)
* Bellflower
* Circumstance
* Hello Lonesome
* Pariah
* The Dynamiter

BEST FEMALE LEAD:
* Lauren Ambrose (Think of Me)
* Rachael Harris (Natural Selection)
* Adepero Oduye (Pariah)
* Elizabeth Olsen (Martha Marcy May Marlene)
* Michelle Williams (My Week with Marilyn)

BEST MALE LEAD:
* Demian Bichir (A Better Life)
* Jean Dujardin (The Artist)
* Ryan Gosling (Drive)
* Woody Harrelson (Rampart)
* Michael Shannon (Take Shelter)

BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE:
* Jessica Chastain (Take Shelter)
* Anjelica Huston (50/50)
* Janet McTeer (Albert Nobbs)
* Harmony Santana (Gun Hill Road)
* Shailene Woodley (The Descendants)

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)

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:
* An African Election
* Bill Cunningham
* The Interrupters
* The Redemption of General Butt Naked
* We Were Here

BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM:
* A Separation (Iran)
* Melancholia (Denmark/Sweden/France/Germany)
* Shame (UK)
* The Kid With a Bike (Belgium/France/Italy)
* Tyrannosaur (UK)

ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD:
* Margin Call

Source: Independent Spirit Awards


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Displaying 9 comment(s) Profanity: Turn On
minkowski writes:
on November 29th, 2011 at 8:42:27 PM

I should get an award for just pronouncing 'Hazanavicius' correctly.

Well, I'm waiting.
BadChadB33 writes:
on November 29th, 2011 at 9:15:05 PM

You get a free car Mink.
I wanna see the list of the nominees and videos for The Independent Porn Film awards.
Ranger writes:
on November 29th, 2011 at 9:59:37 PM

I called 'Tree of Life' a winner just from the trailer. Now... haven't seen it yet, and I won't go based on awards won. Just sayin'
DexterMorgan writes:
on November 29th, 2011 at 10:06:22 PM

i hope drive wins its nominations. that's my favorite movie of the year so far
Quidd writes:
on November 30th, 2011 at 12:56:37 AM

Drive was boring
Tanman32123 writes:
on November 30th, 2011 at 1:22:29 AM

My opinions (not that anyone acres lol)

I'm skipping a couple cuz ive never heard of the movies in the list

Best Feature- Drive (Amazing movie)
Best Director- Nicolas Winding Refn
Best Screenplay- Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash (The Descendants)
Best First Feature- Martha Marcy May Marlene
Best First Screenplay- Will Reiser(50/50)
Best Female Lead- Michelle Williams(My Week with Marilyn)
Best Male Lead- Ryan Gosling (Drive)
Supporting Female- Shailene Woodley (The Descendants)
Supporting Male- Albert Brooks (Drive)
Cinematography- Guillaume Schiffman(The Artist)
Tanman32123 writes:
on November 30th, 2011 at 1:23:49 AM

@ Dextermorgan

I Know What Your Up Too!

Also, Yes Drive was amazing! I'ts Tied with Super 8 for my fav film of the Year lol
Bullit writes:
on November 30th, 2011 at 4:59:18 AM

Definitely for "The Artist" & "Drive. The same for the male actors.
bill the butcher writes:
on November 30th, 2011 at 9:38:04 AM

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 can't decide
who was the better performance

albert brooks was so f*ckin menacing

and corey stoll was magnificent

2 great actors



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