403 Forbidden


nginx
403 Forbidden

403 Forbidden


nginx
Follow us:
403 Forbidden

403 Forbidden


nginx

Popcorn & Prejudice: A Movie Blog

Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald muses on moviegoing. Email Moira: mmacdonald@seattletimes.com.

November 25, 2014 at 2:12 PM

Film Independent Spirit Award nominees announced

That scurrying noise you hear? It’s a host of actors, producers, screenwriters and publicists racing to get into position for the awards season . . . which officially begins today, with the announcement of the Film Independent Spirit Awards. Formerly known as the Spirit Awards and/or the Independent Spirit Awards, these honors are celebrating their 30th anniversary this year, and are awarded to films that are made for less than $20 million. (And yes, the filmmakers have to prove it.) Read the entire list of nominees here, but here are a few key categories (along with notes on when we might see the film in Seattle, if we haven’t yet):

Best feature:

  • “Birdman”
  • “Boyhood”
  • “Love is Strange”
  • “Selma” (coming to Seattle in January)
  • “Whiplash”

Best director:

  • Alejandro G. Inarritu, “Birdman”
  • Richard LInklater, “Boyhood”
  • Ava DuVernay, “Selma”
  • David Zellner, “Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter” (Seattle date tbd)
  • Damien Chazelle, “Whiplash”

Best screenplay:

  • J.C. Chandor, “A Most Violent Year” (coming to Seattle in January)
  • Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, “Big Eyes” (coming Dec. 25)
  • Ira Sachs and Mauricio Zacharias, “Love Is Strange”
  • Dan Gilroy, “Nightcrawler”
  • Jim Jarmusch, “Only Lovers Left Alive”

Best female lead:

  • Rinko Kikuchi, “Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter”
  • Jenny Slate, “Obvious Child”
  • Tilda Swinton, “Only Lovers Left Alive”
  • Julianne Moore, “Still Alice” (coming Jan. 30)
  • Marion Cotillard, “Two Days, One Night” (coming Jan. 30)

Best male lead:

  • Michael Keaton, “Birdman”
  • Andre Benjamin, “Jimi: All Is By My Side”
  • John Lithgow, “Love Is Strange”
  • Jake Gyllenhaal, “Nightcrawler”
  • David Oyelowo, “Selma”

“Birdman” had the most nominations, with six total. The Film Independent Spirit Awards will be handed out, as they always are, in a big tent on a Santa Monica beach, the night before the Oscars (which is to say, February 21).

 

 

 

Comments

COMMENTS

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.



The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.


403 Forbidden

403 Forbidden


nginx
403 Forbidden

403 Forbidden


nginx