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The 2011 Film Independent Spirit Award Nominations have been announced

12.01.2010

As the end of the year approaches, so too does the inevitable awards season for 2010's slate of films. Yesterday, the nominations for the 2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards were announced, and Debra Granik's WINTER'S BONE came out leading the pack with 7 nominations. Lisa Cholodenko's THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT followed with 5 nods while Darren Aronofsky's BLACK SWAN and John Cameron Mitchell's RABBIT HOLE both earned 4.

The Spirit Awards, hosted by "Community"'s Joel McHale (?), will air on IFC on February 26th. The full list of nominees are below. See any notable omissions?

Best Feature
127 HOURS
BLACK SWAN
GREENBERG
THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT
WINTER'S BONE

Best Director
Darren Aronofsky, BLACK SWAN
Danny Boyle, 127 HOURS
Lisa Cholodenko, THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT
Debra Granik, WINTER'S BONE
John Cameron Mitchell, RABBIT HOLE

Best First Feature
EVERYTHING STRANGE AND NEW, directed by Frazer Bradshaw
GET LOW, directed by Aaron Schneider
THE LAST EXORCISM, directed by Daniel Stamm
NIGHT CATCHES US, directed by Tanya Hamilton
TINY FURNITURE, directed by Lena Dunham

John Cassavetes Award
(Given to the best feature made for under $500,000)
DADDY LONGLEGS written and directed by Benny Safdie and Josh Safdie
THE EXPLODING GIRL, written and directed by Bardley Rust Gray
LBS., directed by Matthew Bonifacio, written by Matthew Bonifacio and Carmine Famiglietti
LOVERS OF HATE, written and directed by Bryan Poyser
OBSEDILA, written and directed by Diane Bell

Best Screenplay
Stuart Blumberg, Lisa Cholodenko, THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT
Debra Granik, Anne Rosellini, WINTER'S BONE
Nicole Holofcener, PLEASE GIVE
David Lindsay-Abaire, RABBIT HOLE
Todd Solondz, LIFE DURING WARTIME

Best First Screenplay
Diane Bell, OBSEDILA
Lena Dunham, TINY FURNITURE
Nik Fackler, LOVELY, STILL
Bob Glaudini, JACK GOES BOATING
Dana Adam Shapiro, Evan M. Wiener, MONOGAMY

Best Female Lead
Annette Bening, THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT
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 ALRIGHT

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

Best Documentary
EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP, Banksy
MARWENCOL, Jeff Malmberg
RESTREPO, Sebastien Junger, Tim Hetherington
SWEETGRASS, Ilisa Barbash, Lucien Castaing-Taylor
THUNDER SOUL, Mark Landsman

Best Foreign Film
KISSES, Lance Daly
MADEMOISELLE CHAMBON, Stéphane Brizé
OF GODS AND MEN, Xavier Beauvois
THE KING'S SPEECH, Tom Hooper
UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES, Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Robert Altman Award
(Given to one film's director, casting director, and its ensemble cast)
PLEASE GIVE
Director: Nicole Holofcener
Casting Director: Jeanne McCarthy
Cast: Ann Guilbert, Rebecca Hall, Catherine Keener, Amanda Peet, Oliver Platt, Lois Smith, Sara Steele

Piaget Producers Award
In-Ah Lee, AU REVOIR TAIPEI
Adele Romanski, THE MYTH OF THE AMERICAN SLEEPOVER
Anish Savjani, MEEK'S CUTOFF

Someone to Watch Award
Hossein Keshavarz, DOG SWEAT
Laurel Nakadate, THE WOLF KNIFE
Mike Ott, LITTLEROCK

Truer Than Fiction Award
SWEETGRASS, Ilisa Barbash, Lucien Castaing-Taylor
MARWENCOL, Jeff Malmberg
SUMMER PASTURE, Lynn True, Nelson Walker

Extra Tidbit: Lee Daniels' PRECIOUS cleaned up at last year's Spirit Awards, winning Best Feature, Best Director, Best First Screenplay for Geoffrey Fletcher, Best Actress for Gabourey Sidibe, and Best Supporting Actress for Mo'Nique.
Source: indieWIRE

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