Wednesday, November 26, 2014

30th Film Independent Spirit Awards (2015) nominees revealed, Lav Diaz's "Norte" in for Best International Film

Film Independent has announced the nominations for the 30th Annual Spirit Awards.

Norte, the End of History

The Philippines received a nomination courtesy of Lav Diaz's "Norte, the End of History" which is included in the Best International Film category. The movie is about a law student whose double murder crime was pinned on a poor family man, leaving the wife to fend for the children.

Meanwhile, "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)" received the most number of nominations with six, followed by "Boyhood," "Selma," and "Nightcrawler" with five each. "Whiplash" and "Love is Strange" got four nominations each.

Winners will be announced in a live ceremony to be held on February 21, 2015 in Santa Monica.

2015 Film Independent Spirit Award Nominees:

BEST FEATURE

"Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)"
Producers: Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher, Arnon Milchan, James W.   Skotchdopole

"Boyhood"
Producers: Richard Linklater, Jonathan Sehring, John Sloss, Cathleen Sutherland

"Love is Strange"
Producers: Lucas Joaquin, Lars Knudsen, Ira Sachs, Jayne Baron Sherman, Jay Van Hoy

"Selma"
Producers: Christian Colson, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Oprah Winfrey

"Whiplash"
Producers: Jason Blum, Helen Estabrook, David Lancaster, Michael Litvak

BEST DIRECTOR

Damien Chazelle
"Whiplash"

Ava DuVernay
"Selma"

Alejandro G. Iñárritu
"Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)"

Richard Linklater
"Boyhood"

David Zellner
"Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter"

BEST SCREENPLAY

Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski
"Big Eyes"

J.C. Chandor
"A Most Violent Year"

Dan Gilroy
"Nightcrawler"

Jim Jarmusch
"Only Lovers Left Alive"

Ira Sachs & Mauricio Zacharias
"Love is Strange"

BEST FIRST FEATURE

"A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night"
Director: Ana Lily Amirpour
Producers: Justin Begnaud, Sina Sayyah

"Dear White People"
Director/Producer: Justin Simien
Producers: Effie T. Brown, Ann Le, Julia Lebedev, Angel Lopez, Lena Waithe

"Nightcrawler"
Director: Dan Gilroy
Producers: Jennifer Fox, Tony Gilroy, Jake Gyllenhaal, David Lancaster,   Michel Litvak

"Obvious Child"
Director: Gillian Robespierre
Producer: Elisabeth Holm

"She’s Lost Control"
Director/Producer: Anja Marquardt
Producers: Mollye Asher, Kiara C. Jones

BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY

Desiree Akhavan
"Appropriate Behavior"

Sara Colangelo
"Little Accidents"

Justin Lader
"The One I Love"

Anja Marquardt
"She’s Lost Control"

Justin Simien        
"Dear White People"

JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD
(Best feature made for under $500,000)

"Blue Ruin"
Writer/Director: Jeremy Saulnier
Producers:  Richard Peete, Vincent Savino, Anish Savjani

"It Felt Like Love"
Writer/Director/Producer: Eliza Hittman
Producers: Shrihari Sathe, Laura Wagner

"Land Ho!"
Writers/Directors: Aaron Katz & Martha Stephens
Producers: Christina Jennings, Mynette Louie, Sara Murphy

"Man From Reno"
Writer/Director: Dave Boyle
Writers: Joel Clark, Michael Lerman
Producer: Ko Mori

"Test"
Writer/Director/Producer: Chris Mason Johnson
Producer: Chris Martin

BEST FEMALE LEAD

Marion Cotillard
"The Immigrant"

Rinko Kikuchi
"Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter"

Julianne Moore
"Still Alice"

Jenny Slate
"Obvious Child"

Tilda Swinton
"Only Lovers Left Alive"

BEST MALE LEAD

André Benjamin
"Jimi: All Is By My Side"

Jake Gyllenhaal
"Nightcrawler"

Michael Keaton
"Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)"

John Lithgow
"Love is Strange"

David Oyelowo
"Selma"

BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE

Patricia Arquette
"Boyhood"

Jessica Chastain
"A Most Violent Year"

Carmen Ejogo
"Selma"

Andrea Suarez Paz
"Stand Clear of the Closing Doors"

Emma Stone
"Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)"

BEST SUPPORTING MALE

Riz Ahmed
"Nightcrawler"

Ethan Hawke
"Boyhood"

Alfred Molina
"Love is Strange"

Edward Norton
"Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)"

J.K. Simmons
"Whiplash"

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Darius Khondji
"The Immigrant"

Emmanuel Lubezki
"Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)"

Sean Porter
"It Felt Like Love"

Lyle Vincent
"A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night"

Bradford Young
"Selma"

BEST EDITING

Sandra Adair
"Boyhood"

Tom Cross
"Whiplash"

John Gilroy
"Nightcrawler"

Ron Patane
"A Most Violent Year"

Adam Wingard
"The Guest"

BEST DOCUMENTARY

"20,000 Days on Earth"
Directors: Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard
Producers: Dan Bowen, James Wilson

"CITIZENFOUR"
Director/Producer: Laura Poitras 
Producers: Mathilde Bonnefoy, Dirk Wilutzky

"Stray Dog"
Director: Debra Granik      
Producer: Anne Rosellini

"The Salt of the Earth"
Directors: Juliano Ribeiro Salgado and Wim Wenders
Producer: David Rosier

"Virunga"
Director/Producer: Orlando von Einsiedel
Producer: Joanna Natasegara

BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM

"Force Majeure"
(Sweden)
Director: Ruben Östlund

"Ida"
(Poland)
Director: Pawel Pawlikowski

"Leviathan"
(Russia)
Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev

"Mommy"
(Canada)
Director: Xavier Dolan

"Norte, the End of History"
(Philippines)
Director: Lav Diaz   

"Under the Skin"
(United Kingdom)
Director: Jonathan Glazer 

ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD

"Inherent Vice"
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Casting Director: Cassandra Kulukundis
Ensemble Cast: Josh Brolin, Martin Donovan, Jena Malone, Joanna Newsom, Joaquin Phoenix, Eric Roberts, Maya Rudolph, Martin Short Serena Scott Thomas, Benicio Del Toro, Katherine Waterston, Michael Kenneth Williams, Owen Wilson, Reese Witherspoon

SPECIAL DISTINCTION AWARD

"Foxcatcher"
Director/Producer: Bennett Miller
Producers: Anthony Bregman, Megan Ellison, Jon Kilik
Writers: E. Max Frye, Dan Futterman
Actors: Steve Carell, Mark Ruffalo, Channing Tatum  

18th ANNUAL PIAGET PRODUCERS AWARD

Chad Burris

Elisabeth Holm

Chris Ohlson

21st ANNUAL KIEHL’S SOMEONE TO WATCH AWARD

"A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night"
Director: Ana Lily Amirpour

"H."
Directors: Rania Attieh & Daniel Garcia

"The Retrieval"
Director: Chris Eska

20th ANNUAL LENSCRAFTERS TRUER THAN FICTION AWARD

"Approaching the Elephant"
Director: Amanda Rose Wilder     

"Evolution of a Criminal"
Director: Darius Clark Monroe      

"The Kill Team"
Director: Dan Krauss          

"The Last Season"
Director: Sara Dosa

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