Who’s Got Spirit?:  2015 Spirit Award Nominations


OK kids here we go… The 2015 award season is in full effect.

The biggest amount to nominations goes to the Indy darling “Carol”starring Cate Blanchett.

I called it here first at Carla Renata’s Corner that “99 Homes” and “Room”would be on the awards list for 2015.  Check out my reviews for “Room” ,  “99 Homes”  and “Spotlight” through the links below.

ROOM Review for CRC

99 Homes Review for CRC

Spotlight Review for CRC

The End of the Tour Review for CRC

MIssissippi Grind Review for CRC

Here is the full list of nominations for the 2015 Spirit awards.  The winners will be announced on Feb. 27 — the day before the Academy Awards — in a tent on Santa Monica Beach.

Here are the 2016 Spirit Awards nominees:

Best Feature:

Anomalisa

Beasts of No Nation

Carol

Spotlight

Tangerine
Best Director

Sean Baker, Tangerine

Cary Joji Fukunaga, Beasts of No Nation

Todd Haynes, Carol

Charlie Kaufman & Duke Johnson, Anomalisa

Tom McCarthy, Spotlight

David Robert Mitchell, It Follows
Best Screenplay

Charlie Kaufman, Anomalisa

Donald Margulies, The End of the Tour

Phyllis Nagy, Carol

Tom McCarthy & Josh Singer, Spotlight

S. Craig Zahler, Bone Tomahawk
Best First Feature

The Diary of a Teenage Girl

James White

Manos Sucias

Mediterranea

Songs My Brothers Taught Me

 

Best First Screenplay

Jesse Andrews, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Joseph Carpignano, Mediterranea

Emma Donoghue, Room

Marielle Heller, The Diary of a Teenage Girl

John Magary, Russell Harbaugh, Myna Joseph, The Mend
Best Male Lead

Christopher Abbott, James White

Abraham Attah, Beasts of No Nation

Ben Mendelsohn, Mississippi Grind

Jason Segel, The End of the Tour

Koudous Seihon, Mediterranea
Best Female Lead

Cate Blanchett, Carol

Brie Larson, Room

Rooney Mara, Carol

Bel Powley, The Diary of A Teenage Girl

Kitana Kiki Rodriquez, Tangerine
Best Supporting Male

Kevin Corrigan, Results

Paul Dano, Love & Mercy

Idris Elba, Beasts of No Nation

Richard Jenkins, Bone Tomahawk

Michael Shannon, 99 Homes
Best Supporting Female

Robin Bartlett, H.

Marin Ireland, Glass Chin

Jennifer Jason Leigh, Anomalisa

Cynthia Nixon, James White

Mya Taylor, Tangerine
Best Documentary

(T)error

Best of Enemies

Heart of Dog

The Look of Silence

Meru

The Russian Woodpecker
Best International Film

Embrace the Serpent

Girlhood

Mustang

Son of Saul
Best Cinematography

Beasts of No Nation

Carol

It Follows

Meadlowland

Songs My Brothers Taught Me
Best Editing

Beasts of No Nation

Heaven Knows What

It Follows

Room

Spotlight
John Cassavetes Award (Best Feature Under $500,000)

Advantageous

Christmas, Again

Heaven Knows What

Krisha

Out of My Hand
Robert Altman Award (Best Ensemble)

Spotlight
Kiehl’s Someone to Watch Award

Chloe Zhoa

Felix Thompson

Robert Machoian & Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck

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