Film Independent has announced the nominees for the 31st Independent
Spirt Awards, which will take place Saturday, February 27 at 2:00pm PT /
5:00pm ET. While current Oscar power players "Carol" and "Spotlight"
had a strong showing among this morning's nominees — "Carol" leads all
films with six nominations total, while "Spotlight" is tied for second
place with "Beasts of No Nation" with five — it looks like the Spirit
Awards largely rejected some of the season's big favorites in favor of
worthy smaller titles.
Case in point: "Anomalisa" and
"Tangerine," both of which walked away with four nominations in some of
the biggest categories. Both films are nominated for Best Feature and
Best Director, and they both surprised in the acting categories as
Jennifer Jason Leigh's vocal performance in the former landed her a Best
Supporting Actress nomination, while acclaimed "Tangerine"
actresses Kitana Kiki Rodriguez and Mya Taylor earned Best Female Lead
and Best Supporting Female nods for the latter, respectively. Other
films benefitting from multiple nominations include "Heaven Knows What,"
"Songs My Brother Taught Me," "It Follows" and Sundance hits "James
White" and "The Diary of a Teenage Girl."
Below find the full list of nominations.
Best Supporting FemaleSee the full list of nominees and article here.
Cynthia Nixon, "James White"
Jennifer Jason Leigh, "Anomalisa"
Marin Ireland, "Glass Chin"
Mya Taylor, "Tangerine"
Robin Bartlett, "H."