'127 Hours' and 'Winter's Bone' lead the 2011 Independent Spirit Awards Nominees
LOSÂ ANGELESÂ - The nominees for the 2011 Independent Spirit Awards were announced this morning and the best film nominees include "127 Hours," "Winter's Bone," "Greenberg," "The Kids Are All Right" and "Black Swan."Â The annual awards kudocast represents the best in American independent film as chosen by committees selected by parent organization Film Independent.
Debra Granik's Sundance Film Festival dramatic grand jury winner "Winter's Bone"Â landed seven nominations including film, director, best female lead, best supporting female, best supporting male, screenplay and cinematography.Â "The Kids Are All Right"Â had five nominations while "Black Swan,"Â "Greenberg"Â and "Rabbit Hole"Â each landed four.Â "127 Hours,"Â "Jack Goes Boating"Â and "Tiny Furniture"Â found three each.
By distributor, the selection committees spread the love around this year as Fox Searchlight, Focus Features and IFC Films each were awarded nine nominations.Â Roadside Attractions and Sony Classics weren't far behind with eight and seven respectively.
Notable omissions included "I Am Love"Â in the foreign film category, "Waiting for Superman"Â in documentary and Dianne Wiest for best supporting female for "Rabbit Hole."
The 2011 Independent Spirit Awards will take place on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011 in Santa Monica, CA.Â The show will be aired later that night at 10 PMÂ ET/PTÂ on IFC.Â Joel McHale will make his debut as Spirits host following Eddie Izzard's turn at the podium last year.
A complete list of this year's nominees are listed below.
"The Kids Are All Right"
Darren Aronofsky, "Black Swan"
Danny Boyle, "127 Hours"
Lisa Cholodenko, "The Kids Are All Right"
Debra Granik, "Winterâ€™s Bone"
John Cameron Mitchell, "Rabbit Hole"
Stuart Blumberg, Lisa Cholodenko, "The Kids Are All Right"
Debra Granik, Anne Rosellini, "Winterâ€™s Bone"
Nicole Holofcener, "Please Give"
David Lindsay-Abaire, "Rabbit Hole"
Todd Solondz, "Life During Wartime"
BEST FIRST FEATURE (Award given to the director and producer)
"Everything Strange and New"
Director: Frazer Bradshaw
Producers: A.D. Liano, Laura Techera Francia
Director: Aaron Schneiderâ€¨Producers: David Gundlach, Dean Zanuck
"Night Catches Us"
Director: Tanya Hamiltonâ€¨Producers: Sean Costello, Jason Orans, Ronald Simons
"The Last Exorcism"
Director: Daniel Stammâ€¨Producers: Marc Abraham, Tom Bliss, Eric Newman, Eli Roth
Director: Lena Dunhamâ€¨Producers: Kyle Martin, Alicia Van Couvering
BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY
Diane Bell, "Obselidia"
Lena Dunham, "Tiny Furniture"
Nik Fackler, "Lovely, Still"
Bob Glaudini, "Jack Goes Boating"
Dana Adam Shapiro, Evan M. Wiener, "Monogamy"
JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD - Given to the best feature made for under $500,000.Â Award given to the writer, director, and producer.Â Executive Producers are not listed.
Writer/Directors: Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie
Producers: Casey Neistat, Tom Scott
Director: Matthew Bonifacio
Writer/Producers: Matthew Bonifacio, Carmine Famiglietti
"Lovers of Hate"
Writer/Director: Bryan Poyser
Producer: Megan Gilbride
Writer/Director: Diane Bell
Producers: Chris Byrne, Mathew Medlin
"The Exploding Girl"
Writer/Director: Bradley Rust Gray
Producers: Karin Chien, Ben Howe, So Yong Kim
BEST FEMALE LEAD
Annette Bening, "The Kids Are All Right"
Greta Gerwig, "Greenberg"
Nicole Kidman, "Rabbit Hole"
Jennifer Lawrence, "Winterâ€™s Bone"
Natalie Portman, "Black Swan"
Michelle Williams, "Blue Valentine"
BEST MALE LEAD
Ronald Bronstein "Daddy Longlegs"
Aaron Eckhart, "Rabbit Hole"
James Franco, "127 Hours"
John C. Reilly, "Cyrus"
Ben Stiller, "Greenberg"
BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE
Ashley Bell, "The Last Exorcism"
Dale Dickey, "Winterâ€™s Bone"
Allison Janney, "Life During Wartime"
Daphne Rubin-Vega, "Jack Goes Boating"
Naomi Watts, "Mother and Child"
BEST SUPPORTING MALE
John Hawkes "Winterâ€™s Bone"
Samuel L. Jackson, "Mother and Child"
Bill Murray, "Get Low"
John Ortiz, "Jack Goes Boating"
Mark Ruffalo, "The Kids Are All Right"
Adam Kimmel, "Never Let Me Go"
Matthew Libatique, "Black Swan"
Jody Lee Lipes "Tiny Furniture"
Michael McDonough, "Winterâ€™s Bone"
Harris Savides, "Greenberg"
BEST DOCUMENTARY (Award given to the director)
"Exit Through the Gift Shop,"Â Director: Banksy
"Marwencol,"Â Director: Jeff Malmberg
"Restrepo,"Â Directors: Tim Hetherington, Sebastian Junger
"Sweetgrass,"Â Directors: Ilisa Barbash, Lucien Castaing-Taylor
"Thunder Soul,"Â Director: Mark Landsman
BEST FOREIGN FILM (Award given to the director)
Director: Lance Daly
Director: StÃ©phane BrizÃ©
"Of Gods and Men"Â â€¨(Morocco)
Director: Xavier Beauvois
"The Kingâ€™s Speech"
Director: Tom Hooper
"Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Livesâ€¨"Â (Thailand)
Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul
ACURA SOMEONE TO WATCH AWARD â€“ The 17th annual Acura Someone to Watch Award recognizes a talented filmmaker of singular vision who has not yet received appropriate recognition.Â The award includes a $25,000 unrestricted grant funded by Acura.
The Wolf Knife
PIAGET PRODUCERS AWARD â€“ The 14th annual Piaget Producers Award honors emerging producers who, despite highly limited resources demonstrate the creativity, tenacity, and vision required to produce quality, independent films.Â The award includes a $25,000 unrestricted grant funded by Piaget.
Au Revoir Taipei
The Myth of the American Sleepover
AVEENOÂ® TRUER THAN FICTION AWARD â€“ The 16th annual AVEENOÂ® Truer Than Fiction Award is presented to an emerging director of non-fiction features who has not yet received significant recognition.Â The award includes a $25,000 unrestricted grant funded by AVEENOÂ®.
Ilisa Barbash, Lucien Castaing-Taylor, "Sweetgrass"
Jeff Malmberg, "Marwencol"
Lynn True, Nelson Walker, "Summer Pasture"
ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD - (Given to one filmâ€™s director, casting director, and its ensemble cast)
Director: Nicole Holofcener
Casting Director: Jeanne McCarthy
Ensemble Cast: Ann Guilbert, Rebecca Hall, Catherine Keener, Amanda Peet, Oliver Platt, Lois Smith, Sarah Steele
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