'Precious' and '500 Days' of Summer dominate 2010 Independent Spirit Award Nominees
The 25th Annual Indiependnent Spirit Awards were announced today in Los Angeles. The awards will be handed out at a ceremony at LA Live in downtown Los Angeles on Sat. March 5 at 8:00 PM PST, 11:00 PM EST on IFC. The complete list of nominees are below.
BEST FEATURE (Award given to the Producer, Executive Producers are not listed)
"(500) Days Of Summer"
Producers: Mason Novick, Jessica Tuchinsky, Mark Waters, Steven J. Wolfe
Producers: Paul Barkin, Christina Piovesan
Producers: Lee Daniels, Gary Magness, Sarah Siegel-Magness
Producer: Amy Kaufman
"The Last Station"
Producers: Bonnie Arnold, Chris Curling, Jens Meuer
Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, "A Serious Man"
Lee Daniels, "Precious"
Cary Joji Fukunaga, "Sin Nombre"
James Gray, "Two Lovers"
Michael Hoffman, "The Last Station"
Alessandro Camon, Oren Moverman, "The Messenger"
Michael Hoffman, "The Last Station"
Lee Toland Krieger, "The Vicious Kind"
Greg Mottola, "Adventureland"
Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber, "(500) Days Of Summer"
BEST FIRST FEATURE (Award given to the director and producer)
"A Single Man," Director: Tom Ford
"Crazy Heart,"Director: Scott Cooper
Producers: T Bone Burnett, Judy Cairo, Rob Carliner, Scott Cooper, Robert Duvall
"Easier With Practice," Director: Kyle Patrick Alvarez Producer: Cookie Carosella
"Paranormal Activity," Director: Oren Peli, Producer: Jason Blum, Oren Peli
"The Messenger," Director: Oren Moverman, Producers: Mark Gordon, Lawrence Inglee, Zach Miller
BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY
Sophie Barthes, "Cold Souls"
Scott Cooper, "Crazy Heart"
Cherien Dabis, "Amreeka"
Geoffrey Fletcher, "Precious"
Tom Ford, David Scearce, "A Single Man"
JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD - Given to the best feature made for under $500,000. Award given to the writer, director, and producer. Executive Producers are not listed
"Big Fan," Writer/Director: Robert Siegel. Producers: Elan Bogarin, Jean Kouremetis
"Humpday," Writer/Director/Producer: Lynn Shelton
"The New Year Parade," Writer/Director: Tom Quinn, Producers: Steve Beal, Tom Quinn
"Treeless Mountain," Writer/Director: So Yong Kim Producers: Bradley Rust Gray, Ben Howe, So Yong Kim, Lars Knudsen, Jay Van Hoy
"Zero Bridge," Writer/Director: Tariq Tapa, Producers: Josée Lajoie, Hilal Ahmed Langoo, Tariq Tapa
BEST FEMALE LEAD
Maria Bello, "Downloading Nancy"
Nisreen Faour, "Amreeka"
Helen Mirren, "The Last Station"
Gwyneth Paltrow, "Two Lovers"
Gabourey Sidibe, "Precious"
BEST MALE LEAD
Jeff Bridges, "Crazy Heart"
Colin Firth, "A Single Man"
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, "(500) Days Of Summer"
Souléymane Sy Savané, "Goodbye Solo"
Adam Scott, "The Vicious Kind"
BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE
Dina Korzun, "Cold Souls"
Samantha Morton, "The Messenger"
Natalie Press, "Fifty Dead Men Walking"
Mia Wasikowska, "That Evening Sun"
BEST SUPPORTING MALE
Jemaine Clement, "Gentlemen Broncos"
Woody Harrelson, "The Messenger"
Christian McKay, "Me and Orson Welles"
Raymond McKinnon "That Evening Sun"
Christopher Plummer, "The Last Station"
Roger Deakins, "A Serious Man"
Adriano Goldman, "Sin Nombre"
Anne Misawa, "Treeless Mountain"
Andrij Parekh, "Cold Souls"
Peter Zeitlinger, "Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans"
BEST DOCUMENTARY (Award given to the director)
"Anvil! The Story of Anvil," Director: Sacha Gervasi
"Food, Inc.," Director: Robert Kenner
"More Than A Game," Director: Kristopher Belman
"October Country," Directors: Donal Mosher, Michael Palmieri
"Which Way Home," Director: Rebecca Cammisa
BEST FOREIGN FILM (Award given to the director)
Director: Jacques Audiard
Director: Lone Scherfig
Director: Jan Troell
Director: Bong Joon-Ho
Director: Sebastián Silva
ACURA SOMEONE TO WATCH AWARD – The 16th annual Acura Someone to Watch Award recognizes a talented filmmaker of singular vision who has not yet received appropriate recognition. The award includes a $25,000 unrestricted grant funded by Acura.
Kyle Patrick Alvarez, "Easier With Practice"
Asiel Norton, "Redland"
Tariq Tapa, "Zero Bridge"
TRUER THAN FICTION AWARD – The 15th annual Truer Than Fiction Award is presented to an emerging director of non-fiction features who has not yet received significant recognition. The award includes a $25,000 unrestricted grant.
Natalia Almada, "El General"
Jessica Oreck, "Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo"
Bill Ross, Turner Ross, "45365"
PIAGET PRODUCERS AWARD – The 13th annual Piaget Producers Award honors emerging producers who, despite highly limited resources demonstrate the creativity, tenacity, and vision required to produce quality, independent films. The award includes a $25,000 unrestricted grant funded by Piaget.
Karin Chien, "The Exploding Girl, Santa Mesa"
Larry Fessenden, "I Sell the Dead, The House of the Devil"
Dia Sokol, "Beeswax, Nights & Weekends"
ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD - (Given to one film’s director, casting director, and its ensemble cast)
"A Serious Man"
2013 | Drama | RSummary: Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill have boundless energy in the story of a real-life commodities crook who earned millions through scummy small-time stock trades.Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie
2013 | Comedy | NRSummary: Insanely funny comedy show created by Amy Schumer, who stars in brilliantly funny sketches about sex, city living, dating, and friendship.Director: Daniel Powell, Amy Schumer (creators)
Cast: Amy Schumer, Kevin Kane, Mike Houston
1996 | Crime | RSummary: Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt... but he's got a plan. He's going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. It's going to be a snap and nobody's going to get hurt... until people start ...Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Cast: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare
2007 | Comedy | PGSummary: Newlyweds Nick (Ice Cube) and Suzanne (Long) decide to move to the suburbs to provide a better life for their two kids. But their idea of a dream home is disturbed by a contractor (McGinley) with a bizarre approach to business.Director: Steve Carr
Cast: John C. McGinley, Ice Cube, Nia Long, Aleisha Allen
1995 | Mystery | NRSummary: Denzel Washington plays an out of work WWII vet who takes the wrong job and is soon neck-deep in a mess of politics, murder, and jazz in '40s Los Angeles.Director: Carl Franklin
Cast: Denzel Washington, Tom Sizemore, Jennifer Beals
1993 | Sports | PGSummary: Emotionally powerful sports classic featuring Sean Astin as a skinny high school kid with big football dreams and the determination to make his way towards his dream team at Notre Dame.Director: David Anspaugh
Cast: Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty
2008 | Science Fiction | PGSummary: Animated series continues the story of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker as they battle the Emperor Palpatine, Count Dooku and General Grievous, but also takes time to explore other smaller characters in the Star Wars universe.Director: George Lucas (creator)
Cast: Tom Kane, Dee Bradley Baker, Matt Lanter
1997 | Crime | RSummary: Quentin Tarantino adaptats an Elmore Leonard novel into this story of a few increasingly desperate people scraping to get by. It has deep soul, a wicked sense of humor, and Samuel L. Jackson, Robert De Niro, Pam Grier, and Robert Forster.Director: Quentin Tarantino
Cast: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster
2013 | Thriller | RSummary: Based on the true story of Daniel Lugo (Mark Wahlberg) a Miami bodybuilder who wants to live the American dream. He would like to have the money that other people have. So he enlists the help of fellow bodybuilder Adrian Doorbal (Anthony Mackie) and ex-convict, Christian bodybuilder Paul Doyle (D...Director: Michael Bay
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie, Tony Shalhoub
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