“Winter’s Bone” Leads Independent Spirit Awards Nominees

The nominees in the first three categories actually look like pretty clear precursors for what we’ll expect to see at the Oscars next year. Several of the films and performances nominated are big enough to carry over to the Oscars, especially if they get some love from either the National Board of Review or the Golden Globes.

BEST FEATURE

  • 127 Hours
  • Black Swan
  • Greenberg
  • The Kids Are All Right
  • Winter’s Bone

The rest of the nominees after the cut.

BEST DIRECTOR

  • Darren Aronofsky– Black Swan
  • Danny Boyle  – 127 Hours
  • Lisa Cholodenko – The Kids Are All Right
  • Debra Granik – Winter’s Bone
  • John Cameron Mitchell – Rabbit Hole

BEST FEMALE LEAD

  • Annette Bening – The Kids Are All Right
  • Greta Gerwig – Greenberg
  • Nicole Kidman – Rabbit Hole
  • Jennifer Lawrence – Winter’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 – Winter’s Bone
  • Allison Janney – Life During Wartime
  • Daphne Rubin-Vega – Jack Goes Boating
  • Naomi Watts – Mother and Child

BEST SUPPORTING MALE

  • John Hawkes – Winter’s Bone
  • Samuel L. Jackson – Mother and Child
  • Bill Murray – Get Low
  • John Ortiz – Jack Goes Boating
  • Mark Ruffalo – The Kids Are All Right

BEST SCREENPLAY

  • Stuart Blumberg & Lisa Cholondenko – The Kids Are All Right
  • Debra Granik & Anne Rosellini – Winter’s Bone
  • Nicole Holofcener – Please Give
  • David Lindsay-Abaire – Rabbit Hole
  • Todd Solondz – Life During Wartime

BEST FOREIGN FILM

  • Kisses (Ireland)
  • Mademoiselle Chambon (France)
  • Of Gods and Men (Morocco)
  • The King’s Speech (United Kingdom)
  • Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (Thailand)

BEST DOCUMENTARY

  • Exit Through The Gift Shop
  • Marwencol
  • Restrepo
  • Sweetgrass
  • Thunder Soul

BEST FIRST FEATURE

  • Everything Strange and New
  • Get Low
  • The Night Catches Us
  • The Last Exorcism
  • Tiny Furniture

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

  • Daddy Longleg
  • Lbs.
  • Lovers of Hate
  • Obselidia
  • The Exploding Girl

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • Adam Kimmel – Never Let Me Go
  • Matthew Libatique – Black Swan
  • Jody Lee Lipes – Tiny Furniture
  • Michael McDonough – Winter’s Bone
  • Harris Savides – Greenberg

ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD (Given to one film’s director, casting director, and its
ensemble cast)

  • Please Give –  Nicole Holofcener (director), Jeanne McCarthy (casting director), Ann Guilbert, Rebecca Hall, Catherine Keener, Amanda Peet, Oliver Platt, Lois Smith and Sarah Steele

Piaget Producers Award

  • In-Ah Lee – Au Revoir Taipei
  • Adele Romanski – The Myth of the American Sleepover
  • Anish Savjani – Meek’s Cutoff

Acura Someone to Watch Award

  • Mike Ott – Littlerock
  • Laurel Nakadate – The Wolf Knife
  • Hossein Keshavarz – Dog Sweat

AVEENO Truer than Fiction Award

  • Ilisa Barbash, Lucien Castaing-Taylor – Sweetgrass
  • Jeff Malmberg – Marwencol
  • Lynn True, Nelson Walker – Summer Pasture

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Posted on November 30, 2010, in Precursors and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. I hope this means good things for Winter’s Oscar chances…but it’s still too hard to tell if it will in fact make the jump.

  2. You spelled Marwencol wrong.

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