Thursday, March 3, 2011

Independent Spirit Award Nominees & Winners

Winner marked with *

Best Feature:

127 Hours
*Black Swan
The Kids Are All Right
Winter's Bone

(interestingly, 4 of those went on to be Oscar nominees. Good year for independent film)

Best Director:

*Darren Aronofsky - Black Swan
Danny Boyle - 127 Hours
Lisa Cholodenko - The Kids Are All Right
Debra Granik - Winter's Bone
John Cameron Mitchell - Rabbit Hole

Best First Feature:

Everything Strange and New
*Get Low
The Last Exorcism
Night Catches Us
Tiny Furniture

John Cassavettes Award:

*Daddy Longlegs
The Exploding Girl
Lovers of Hate

Best Screenplay:

*Lisa Cholodenko, Stuart Blumberg - The Kids Are All Right
Debra Granik, Anne Rosellini - Winter's Bone
Nicole Holofcener - Please Give
David Lindsay-Abair - Rabbit Hole
Todd Solondz - Life During Wartime

Best First Screenplay:

Diane Bell - Obselidia
*Lena Dunham - Tiny Furniture
Nik Fackler - Lovely, Still
Robert Glaudini - Jack Goes Boating
Dana Adam Shapiro, Evan M Wiener - Monogamy

Best Female Lead:

Anette Bening - The Kids Are All Right
Greta Gerwig - Greenberg
Nicole Kidman - Rabbit Hole
Jennifer Lawrence - Winter's Bone
*Natalie Portman - Black Swan
Michelle Williams - Blue Valentine

(Again, there are all 5 Oscar nominees & the winner, indicating that Oscar's tastes are decidedly indie)

Best Male Lead:

Ronald Bronstein - Daddy Longlegs
Aaron Eckhart - Rabbit Hole
*James Franco - 127 Hours
John C Reilly - Cyrus
Ben Stiller - Greenberg

(No Ryan Gosling?!)

Best Supporting Female:

Ashley Bell - The Last Exorcism
*Dale Dickey - Winter's Bone
Allison Janney - Life During Wartime
Daphne Rubin-Vega - Jack Goes Boating
Naomi Watts - Mother and Child

(It's a shame Dale Dickey wasn't up for an Oscar. She should have won.)

Best Supporting Male:

Bill Murray - Get Low
*John Hawkes - Winter's Bone
Samuel L Jackson - Mother and Child
John Oritz - Jack Goes Boating
Mark Ruffalo - The Kids Are All Right

Best Foreign Film:

*The King's Speech
Mademoiselle Chambon
Of Gods and Men
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

Best Documentary:

*Exit Through the Gift Shop
Thunder Soul

Best Cinematography:

*Matthew Libatique - Black Swan
Adam Kimmell - Never Let Me Go
Jody Lee Lipes - Tiny Furniture
Michael McDonough - Winter's Bone
Harris Savides - Greenberg

Robert Altman Award:

*Please Give

Piaget Producers Award:

In-Ah Lee - Au Revoir Taipei
Adele Romanski - The Myth of the American Sleepover
*Anish Savjani - Meek's Cutoff

Acura Someone to Watch Award:

*Mike Ott - Little Rock
Laurel Nakadate - The Wolf Knife
Hossein Keshavarz - Dog Sweet

Aveeno Truer Than Fiction Award:

Summer Pasture