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Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Awards Season 2016: Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominations

So here we go, Awards Season 2016 is off with today's announcement of the 31st Film Independent Spirit Awards nominations. These awards recognise films made wholly or partly outside the traditional studio system. 

Below is a selection of nominations:

Best Feature
Beasts Of No Nation

Best Director
Sean Baker (Tangerine)
Cary Joji Fukunaga (Beasts Of No Nation)
Todd Haynes (Carol)
Charlie Kaufman & Duke Johnson (Anomalisa)
Tom McCarthy (Spotlight)
David Robert Mitchell (It Follows)

Best Male Lead
Christopher Abbott (James White)
Abraham Attah (Beasts Of No Nation)
Ben Mendelsohn (Mississippi Grind)
Jason Segel (The End Of The Tour)
Koudous Seihon (Mediterranea)

Best Female Lead
Cate Blanchett (Carol)
Brie Larson (Room)
Rooney Mara (Carol)
Bel Powley (The Diary Of A Teenage Girl)
Kitana Kiki Rodriguez (Tangerine)

Best Supporting Male
Kevin Corrigan (Results)
Paul Dano (Love & Mercy)
Idris Elba (Beasts Of No Nation)
Richard Jenkins (Bone Tomahawk)
Michael Shannon (99 Homes)

Best Supporting Female
Robin Bartlett (H.)
Marin Ireland (Glass Chin)
Jennifer Jason Leigh (Anomalisa)
Cynthia Nixon (James White)
Mya Taylor (Tangerine)

A full list of nominees can be found here.

Carol leads the field with six nominations in total (including, rather interestingly, two Best Actress nods- rather than relegating one of them to the Supporting Actress category), while Beasts Of No Nation and Spotlight each have five. 

The next major announcement for awards season isn't until 9th December with the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards, so you get a bit of a break from this vapid nonsense until then.


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