Tuesday, September 27, 2022

2017 Independent Spirit Award Nominations

By Matt Neglia The 2017 Independent Spirit Award Nominations have been announced. The criteria for these films is that they must be American films with a budget of less than $20 million. Click below to see the full list of nominees and be sure to tell us what your preliminary picks are. Films which we have reviewed so far on NextBestPicture.com are highlighted in gold. You can become a member and take part in the voting for these awards over at FilmIndependent. Please let us know in the comments your thoughts and who you believe the winners will be.

Best Feature
“American Honey”
“Chronic”
Jackie
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight

Best Director
Andrea Arnold – “American Honey”
Barry Jenkins – “Moonlight
Pablo Larrain – “Jackie
Jeff Nichols – “Loving
Kelly Reichardt – “Certain Women

Best Screenplay
Barry Jenkins – “Moonlight
Kenneth Lonergan – “Manchester By The Sea
Mike Mills – “20th Century Women
Ira Sachs & Mauricio Zacharias – “Little Men”
Taylor Sheridan – “Hell Or High Water

Best First Feature
“The Childhood Of A Leader”
“The Fits”
“Other People”
Swiss Army Man
The Witch

Best First Screenplay
Robert Eggers – “The Witch
Chris Kelly – “Other People”
Adam Mansbach – “Barry”
Stella Meghie – “Jean of the Joneses”
Craig Shilowich – “Christine”

Best Male Lead
Casey Affleck – “Manchester By The Sea
David Harewood – “Free In Deed”

Viggo Mortensen – “Captain Fantastic
Jesse Plemons – “Other People”
Tim Roth – “Chronic”

Best Female Lead
Annette Bening – “20th Century Women
Isabelle Huppert – “Elle”
Sasha Lane – “American Honey”
Ruth Negga – “Loving
Natalie Portman – “Jackie

Best Supporting Male
Ralph Fiennes – “A Bigger Splash
Ben Foster – “Hell Or High Water
Lucas Hedges – “Manchester By The Sea
Shia LaBeouf – “American Honey”
Craig Robinson – “Morris From America”

Best Supporting Female
Edwina Findley – “Free in Deed”
Paulina Garcia – “Little Men”
Lily Gladstone – “Certain Women
Riley Keogh – “American Honey”
Molly Shannon – “Other People”

Best Documentary
13th
“Cameraperson”
“I Am Not Your Negro”
“OJ: Made in America”

“Sonita”
“Under The Sun”

Best International Film
“Aquarius” (Brazil)
“Chevalier” (Greece)
“My Golden Days” (France)
“Toni Erdmann” (Germany/Romania)
“Under The Shadow” (Iran/UK)

Best Cinematography
“Free in Deed”
“The Childhood Of A Leader”
“The Eyes of My Mother”
Moonlight

“American Honey”

Best Editing
Swiss Army Man
Manchester By The Sea
Moonlight
Hell or High Water
Jackie

John Cassavetes Award (Best Feature Under $500,000)
“Free in Deed”
“Hunter Gatherer”
“Lovesong”
“Nakom”
“Spa Night”

Robert Altman Award (Best Ensemble)
Moonlight

23rd ANNUAL KIEHL’S SOMEONE TO WATCH AWARD
Andrew Ahn – Director of “Spa Night”
Claire Carre – Director of “Embers”
Anna Rose Holmer – Director of “The Fits”
Ingrid Jungermann – Director of “Women Who Kill”

20th ANNUAL PIAGET PRODUCERS AWARD
Lisa Kjerulff
Jordana Mollick
Melody C. Roscher & Craig Shilowich

22ND TRUER THAN FICTION AWARD
Kristi Jacobson – Director of “Solitary”
Sara Jordan – Director of “Kiki”
Nan Wang – Director of “Hooligan Sparrow”

You can follow Matt and hear more of his thoughts on the Oscars and Film on Twitter at @NextBestPicture

Matt Neglia
Matt Negliahttps://nextbestpicture.com/
Obsessed about the Oscars, Criterion Collection and all things film 24/7. Critics Choice Member.

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