Home Movies Spirit Award Noms: The Artist, Descendants, Drive, etc

The Indie Spirit Award nominations are out. Best Feature choices are “The Artist,” “The Descendants,” “Drive,” “Take Shelter,” “50-50,” and “Beginners.” They are weird choices considering the first two will be Oscar nominees definitely. And indie spirit sort of pointed to things like “Martha Marcy May Marlene” and smaller releases like “Rampart.” Great supporting actor noms for Albert Brooks and Corey Stoll.

Best Feature (Award given to the Producer)



Take Shelter

The Artist

The Descendants

Best Director
Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist

Mike Mills, Beginners

Jeff Nichols, Take Shelter

Alexander Payne, The Descendants

Nicolas Winding Refn, Drive

Best First Feature (Award given to the director and producer)
Another Earth

In The Family

Margin Call

Martha Marcy May Marlene

Natural Selection

John Cassavetes Award
(Given to the best feature made for under $500,000; award given to the writer, director, and producer)


Hello Lonesome


The Dynamiter

Best Screenplay

The Descendants


The Artist

Win Win

Best First Screenplay
Another Earth


Cedar Rapids


Margin Call

Best Female Lead
Elizabeth Olsen

Michelle Williams

Rachael Harris

Adepero Oduye

Lauren Ambrose

Best Male Lead
Michael Shannon

Woody Harrelson

Ryan Golsing

Jean Dujardin

Demian Bichir

Best Supporting Female
Jessica Chastain

Anjelica Huston

Janet McTeer

Harmony Santana

Shaileene Woodley

Best Supporting Male
Albert Brooks

John Hawkes

Christopher Plummer

Corey Stoll

John C. Reilly

Best Cinematography

Midnight in Paris

The Artist

The Off-Hours

The Dynamiter

Best Documentary (Award given to the director)
An African Election

Bill Cunningham New York

The Interrupters

We Were Here

The Redemption of General Butt Naked

Best Foreign Film (Award given to the director)
A Separation



The Kid With a Bike


Robert Altman Award
(Given to one film’s director, casting director, and its ensemble cast)
Margin Call

Piaget Producers Award
Chad Burris (Mosquito y Mari)

Sophia Lynn (Take Shelter)

Josh Bond (Martha Marcy May Marlene)

Someone to Watch Award
Simon Arthur (Silver Tongues)

Mark Jackson (Without)

Nicholas Ozeki (Mamitas)

Truer Than Fiction Award
Where Soldiers Come From

Hell and Back Again

Bombay Beach

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