nominees//32nd INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS

AWARDS COVERAGE



With award season in full bloom, all eyes are one each of the major ceremonies hoping to get a grasp of what to expect come Oscar Sunday.

Based on the past three years, the Independent Spirit Awards are a good barometer. Each Best Film winner from the past three years has gone on to claim the Best Picture prize at Hollywood's biggest night.

Celebrating the best in independent cinema, the Spirit Awards sometimes lack big films (this year's frontrunner, La La Land, is noticeably absent from the mix), due to rigorous rules claiming what's "indie" and what isn't. But, with the surge in indie films, movies like Moonlight will end up getting mentions full circle.

Barry Jenkins' drama tied with American Honey for the most nominations, followed by Manchester by the Sea.

Besides absences from ineligible films like La La Land, noticeable omissions include Michelle Williams for Manchester by the Sea and all of the highly-acclaimed performances from Moonlight.

The 32nd Independent Spirit Awards will be awarded at a ceremony on Saturday, February 25, 2017.

Complete list of nominees:

BEST FILM

AMERICAN HONEY
Andrea Arnold, director
(A24)

CHRONIC
Michel Franco, director
(Monument Releasing)

JACKIE
Pablo Larrain, director
(Fox Searchlight Pictures)

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA
Kenneth Lonergan, director
(Roadside Attractions/Amazon Studios)

MOONLIGHT
Barry Jenkins, director
(A24)

BEST DIRECTOR

Andrea Arnold
AMERICAN HONEY

Barry Jenkins
MOONLIGHT

Pablo Larrain
JACKIE

Jeff Nichols
LOVING

Kelly Reichardt
CERTAIN WOMEN

BEST FIRST FEATURE

THE CHILDHOOD OF A LEADER
Brady Corbet, director
(IFC Films)

THE FITS
Anna Rose Holmer, director
(Oscilloscope)

OTHER PEOPLE
Chris Kelly, director
(Vertical Entertainment)

SWISS ARMY MAN
Dan Kwan, Daniel Scheinert, directors
(A24)

THE WITCH
Robert Eggers, director
(A24)

BEST MALE LEAD

Casey Affleck
MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

David Harewood
FREE IN DEED

Viggo Mortensen
CAPTAIN FANTASTIC

Jesse Plemons
OTHER PEOPLE

Tim Roth
CHRONIC

BEST FEMALE LEAD

Annette Bening
20TH CENTURY WOMEN

Isabelle Huppert
ELLE

Sasha Lane
AMERICAN HONEY

Ruth Negga
LOVING

Natalie Portman
JACKIE

BEST SUPPORTING MALE

Ralph Fiennes
A BIGGER SPLASH

Ben Foster
HELL OR HIGH WATER

Lucas Hedges
MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

Shia LaBeouf
AMERICAN HONEY

Craig Robinson
MORRIS FROM AMERICA

BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE

Edwina Findley
FREE IN DEED

Paulina Garcia
LITTLE MEN

Lily Gladstone
CERTAIN WOMEN

Riley Keough
AMERICAN HONEY

Molly Shannon
OTHER PEOPLE

BEST SCREEPLAY

20TH CENTURY WOMEN
Mike Mills, writer

HELL OR HIGH WATER
Taylor Sheridan, writer

LITTLE MEN
Ira Sachs, Mauricio Zacharias, writers

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA
Kenneth Lonergan, writer

MOONLIGHT
Barry Jenkins, writer
Tarell McCraney, story by

BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY

BARRY
Adam Mansbach, writer

CHRISTINE
Craig Shilowich, writer

JEAN OF THE JONESES
Stella Maghie, writer

OTHER PEOPLE
Chris Kelly, writer

THE WITCH
Robert Eggers, writer

BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM

AQUARIUS
Kleber Mendonca Filho, director
(Brazil)

CHEVALIER
Athina Tsangari, director
(Greece)

MY GOLDEN DAYS
Arnaud Desplechin, director
(France)

TONI ERDMANN
Maren Ade, director
(Germany/Romania)

UNDER THE SHADOW
Babak Anvari, director
(Iran/United Kingdom)

BEST DOCUMENTARY

13TH
Ava DuVernay, director

CAMERAPERSON
Kristen Johnson, director

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO
Raoul Peck, director

O.J.: MADE IN AMERICA
Ezra Edelman, director

SONITA
Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami, director

UNDER THE SUN
Vitaly Mansky, director

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Ava Berkofsky
FREE IN DEED

Lol Crawley
THE CHILDHOOD OF A LEADER

Zach Kuperstein
THE EYES OF MY MOTHER

James Laxton
MOONLIGHT

Robbie Ryan
AMERICAN HONEY

BEST EDITING

Matthew Hannam
SWISS ARMY MAN

Jennifer Lame
MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

Joi McMillon, Nat Sanders
MOONLIGHT

Jake Roberts
HELL OR HIGH WATER

Sebastian Sepulveda
JACKIE

JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD
Award given to the best feature made under $500,000.

FREE IN DEED
Jake Mahaffy, director

HUNTER GATHERER
Josh Locy, director

LOVESONG
So Yong Kim, director

NAKOM
T.W. Pittman, Kelly Daniela Norris, directors

SPA NIGHT
Andrew Ahn, director

ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD
Award given to one film's director, casting director, and ensemble cast.

MOONLIGHT
Barry Jenkins, director
Yesi Ramirez, casting director
Ensemble Cast: Mahershala Ali, Patrick Decile, Naomie Harris, Alex Hibbert, Andre Holland, Jharrel Jerome, Janelle Monae, Jaden Piner, Trevante Thodes, Ashton Sanders

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