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The 2014 Indie Spirit Award nominees have been announced. They will overlap once again with the Oscars, with many of the same names turning up in both places. Three of the Best Feature nominees– 12 Years a Slave, Nebraska and Inside Llewyn Davis– could very well be Oscar nominees.

Certainly the five Best Actor nominees could be the five for the Academy Awards.

Many of the nominations are scattershot. For example, Woody Allen has nominations for Best Director and Screenplay and Cate Blanchett for Best Actress. But “Blue Jasmine” isn’t nominated for Best Feature.

“Fruitvale Station” was the best indie feature of the year, but it’s only up for Best First Feature. Somehow “Frances Ha” was nominated for Best Feature, but not its actresses, director, writer, etc. They should call it Frances Huh?

Does this minimize “12 Years a Slave”? You bet. Only once in the last dozen years has a movie– “The Artist”– gotten Best Indie and Best Picture the next night at the Oscars. Not so sure FoxSearchlight should have included it in this rodeo.

BEST FEATURE
(Award given to the producer) * Executive Producers are not listed.

12 YEARS A SLAVE
PRODUCERS: Dede Gardner, Anthony Katagas, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen, Arnon Milchan, Brad Pitt, Bill Pohlad

ALL IS LOST
PRODUCERS: Neal Dodson, Anna Gerb

FRANCES HA
PRODUCERS: Noah Baumbach, Scott Rudin, Rodrigo Teixeira, Lila Yacoub

INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS
PRODUCERS: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Scott Rudin

NEBRASKA
PRODUCERS: Albert Berger, Ron Yerxa

 

BEST FIRST FEATURE
(Award given to the director and producer)

BLUE CAPRICE
DIRECTOR/PRODUCER: Alexandre Moors
PRODUCERS: Kim Jackson, Brian O’Carroll, Isen Robbins, Will Rowbotham, Ron Simons, Aimee Schoof, Stephen Tedeschi

CONCUSSION
DIRECTOR: Stacie Passon
PRODUCER: Rose Troche

FRUITVALE STATION
DIRECTOR: Ryan Coogler
PRODUCERS: Nina Yang Bongiovi, Forest Whitaker

UNA NOCHE
DIRECTOR/PRODUCER: Lucy Mulloy
PRODUCERS: Sandy Pérez Aguila, Maite Artieda, Daniel Mulloy, Yunior Santiago

WADJDA
DIRECTOR: Haifaa Al Mansour
PRODUCERS: Gerhard Meixner, Roman Paul

 

JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD
(Award given to the best feature made for under $500,000; award given to the writer, director, and producer)
* Executive Producers are not listed.

COMPUTER CHESS
WRITER/DIRECTOR: Andrew Bujalski
PRODUCERS: Houston King, Alex Lipschultz

CRYSTAL FAIRY
WRITER/DIRECTOR: Sebastián Silva
PRODUCERS: Juan de Dios Larraín, Pablo Larraín

MUSEUM HOURS
WRITER/DIRECTOR/PRODUCER: Jem Cohen
PRODUCERS: Paolo Calamita, Gabriele Kranzelbinder

PIT STOP
WRITER/DIRECTOR: Yen Tan
WRITER: David Lowery
PRODUCERS: Jonathan Duffy, James M. Johnston, Eric Steele, Kelly Williams

THIS IS MARTIN BONNER
WRITER/DIRECTOR: Chad Hartigan
PRODUCER: Cherie Saulter

 

BEST DIRECTOR

SHANE CARRUTH – Upstream Color

J.C. CHANDOR – All Is Lost

STEVE McQUEEN -12 Years A Slave

JEFF NICHOLS – Mud

ALEXANDER PAYNE – Nebraska

 

BEST SCREENPLAY

WOODY ALLEN – Blue Jasmine

JULIE DELPY, ETHAN HAWKE, RICHARD LINKLATER – Before Midnight

NICOLE HOLOFCENER –Enough Said

SCOTT NEUSTADTER & MICHAEL H. WEBER – The Spectacular Now

JOHN RIDLEY – 12 Years A Slave

 

BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY

LAKE BELL – In A World

JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT – Don Jon

BOB NELSON – Nebraska

JILL SOLOWAY – Afternoon Delight

MICHAEL STARRBURY – The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete

 

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

SEAN BOBBITT – 12 Years A Slave

BENOIT DEBIE – Spring Breakers

BRUNO DELBONNEL – Inside Llewyn Davis

FRANK G. DEMARCO – All Is Lost

MATTHIAS GRUNSKY – Computer Chess

 

BEST EDITING

SHANE CARRUTH, DAVID LOWERY -Upstream Color

JEM COHEN, MARC VIVES – Museum Hours

JENNIFER LAME – Frances Ha

CINDY LEE – Una Noche

NAT SANDERS – Short Term 12

 

BEST MALE LEAD

BRUCE DERN -Nebraska

CHIWETEL EJIOFOR – 12 Years A Slave

OSCAR ISAAC – Inside Llewyn Davis

MICHAEL B. JORDAN –Fruitvale Station

MATTHEW McCONAUGHEY – Dallas Buyers Club

ROBERT REDFORD – All Is Lost

 

BEST FEMALE LEAD

CATE BLANCHETT – Blue Jasmine

JULIE DELPY – Before Midnight

GABY HOFFMANN –Crystal Fairy

BRIE LARSON – Short Term 12

SHAILENE WOODLEY – The Spectacular Now

 

BEST SUPPORTING MALE

MICHAEL FASSBENDER – 12 Years A Slave

WILL FORTE –Nebraska

JAMES GANDOLFINI – Enough Said

JARED LETO – Dallas Buyers Club

KEITH STANFIELD – Short Term 12

 

BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE

MELONIE DIAZ – Fruitvale Station

SALLY HAWKINS – Blue Jasmine

LUPITA NYONG’O –12 Years A Slave

YOLONDA ROSS – Go For Sisters

JUNE SQUIBB – Nebraska

 

BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM

A TOUCH OF SIN (China)
DIRECTOR: Jia Zhang-Ke

BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR (France)
DIRECTOR: Abdellatif Kechiche

GLORIA (Chile)
DIRECTOR: Sebastián Lelio

THE GREAT BEAUTY (Italy)
DIRECTOR: Paola Sorrentino

THE HUNT (Denmark)
DIRECTOR: Thomas Vinterberg

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY
(Award given to the director and producer)

20 FEET FROM STARDOM
DIRECTOR/PRODUCER: Morgan Neville
PRODUCERS: Gil Friesen, Caitrin Rogers

AFTER TILLER
DIRECTORS/PRODUCERS: Martha Shane and Lana Wilson

GIDEON’S ARMY
DIRECTOR/PRODUCER: Dawn Porter
PRODUCER: Julie Goldman

THE ACT OF KILLING
DIRECTOR/PRODUCER: Joshua Oppenheimer
PRODUCERS: Joram Ten Brink, Christine Cynn, Anne Köhncke, Signe Byrge Sørensen, Michael Uwemedimo

THE SQUARE
DIRECTOR: Jehane Noujaim
PRODUCER: Karim Amer

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

MUD
DIRECTOR: Jeff Nichols
CASTING DIRECTOR: Francine Maisler
ENSEMBLE CAST: Joe Don Baker, Jacob Lofland, Matthew McConaughey, Ray McKinnon, Sarah Paulson, Michael Shannon, Sam Shepard, Tye Sheridan, Paul Sparks, Bonnie Sturdivant, Reese Witherspoon

 

17th ANNUAL PIAGET PRODUCERS AWARD
The 17th annual Producers Award, sponsored by Piaget, 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.

TOBY HALBROOKS & JAMES M. JOHNSTON

JACOB JAFFKE

ANDREA ROA

FREDERICK THORNTON

 


20th ANNUAL SOMEONE TO WATCH AWARD
The 20th annual Someone to Watch Award recognizes a talented filmmaker of singular vision who has not yet received appropriate recognition.

AARON DOUGLAS JOHNSTON, director of MY SISTER’S QUINCEAÑERA

SHAKA KING, director of NEWLYWEEDS

MADELINE OLNEK, director of THE FOXY MERKINS

 

19th ANNUAL STELLA ARTOIS TRUER THAN FICTION AWARD
The 19th annual Truer Than Fiction Award, sponsored by Stella Artois, 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.

KALYANEE MAM, director of A RIVER CHANGES COURSE

JASON OSDER, director of LET THE FIRE BURN

STEPHANIE SPRAY & PACHO VALEZ, directors of MANAKAMANA

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