2017 Independent Spirit Award Nominees Announced

Today, the nominees have been announced for the 33rd Independent Spirit Awards.Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name grabbed the most noms with six including Best Feature, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Male Lead (Timothée Chalamet), and Best Supporting Male (Armie Hammer). Jordan Peele‘s Get Out was nominated for five awards including Best Feature, Best Screenplay, Best Director, Best Editing, and Best Male Lead (Daniel Kaluuya). 

Take a look at the full list of nominees below and tune in to IFC on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 2:00 pm PT / 5:00 pm ET for the live awards show.

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

Call Me by Your Name
Producers: Peter Spears, Luca Guadagnino, Emilie Georges, Rodrigo Teixeira, Marco Morabito, James Ivory, Howard Rosenman

The Florida Project
Producers: Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch, Kevin Chinoy, Andrew Duncan, Alex Saks, Francesca Silvestri, Shih-Ching Tsou 

Get Out
Producers: Jason Blum, Edward H. Hamm Jr., Sean McKittrick, Jordan Peele 

Lady Bird
Producers: Eli Bush, Evelyn O’Neill, Scott Rudin 

The Rider
Producers: Mollye Asher, Bert Hamelinck, Sacha Ben Harroche, Chloé Zhao

 

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

Columbus
Director: Kogonada
Producers: Danielle Renfrew Behrens, Aaron Boyd, Giulia Caruso, Ki Jin Kim, Andrew Miano, Chris Weitz

Ingrid Goes West
Director: Matt Spicer
Producers: Jared Ian Goldman, Adam Mirels, Robert Mirels, Aubrey Plaza, Tim White, Trevor White

Menashe
Director/Producer: Joshua Z. Weinstein
Producers: Yoni Brook, Traci Carlson, Daniel Finkelman, Alex Lipschultz           

Oh Lucy!
Director/Producer: Atsuko Hirayanagi
Producers: Jessica Elbaum, Yukie Kito, Han West

Patti Cake$
Director: Geremy Jasper
Producers: Chris Columbus, Michael Gottwald, Dan Janvey, Daniela Taplin Lundberg, Noah Stahl, Rodrigo Teixeira


JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD
 – Given to the best feature made for under $500,000. (Award given to the writer, director and producer. Executive Producers are not awarded.) 

Dayveon
Writer/Director/Producer: Amman Abbasi
Writer: Steven Reneau
Producers: Lachion Buckingham, Alexander Uhlmann

A Ghost Story
Writer/Director: David Lowery
Producers: Adam Donaghey, Toby Halbrooks, James M. Johnston

Life and nothing more
Writer/Director: Antonio Méndez Esparza
Producers: Amadeo Hernández Bueno, Alvaro Portanet Hernández, Pedro Hernández Santos

Most Beautiful Island
Writer/Director/Producer: Ana Asensio
Producers: Larry Fessenden, Noah Greenberg, Chadd Harbold, Jenn Wexler

The Transfiguration
Writer/Director: Michael O’Shea
Producer: Susan Leber


BEST DIRECTOR

Sean Baker
The Florida Project     

Jonas Carpignano
A Ciambra       

Luca Guadagnino
Call Me by Your Name           

Jordan Peele
Get Out           

Benny SafdieJosh Safdie
Good Time      

Chloé Zhao
The Rider        


BEST SCREENPLAY

Greta Gerwig
Lady Bird         

Azazel Jacobs
The Lovers      

Martin McDonagh
Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri    

Jordan Peele
Get Out           

Mike White
Beatriz at Dinner 


BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY

Kris Avedisian
Story By: Kyle Espeleta, Jesse Wakeman
Donald Cried   

Emily V. Gordon, Kumail Nanjiani
The Big Sick   

Ingrid Jungermann
Women Who Kill

Kogonada
Columbus       

David Branson Smith, Matt Spicer
Ingrid Goes West 


BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Thimios Bakatakis
The Killing of a Sacred Deer  

Elisha Christian
Columbus        

Hélène Louvart
Beach Rats     

Sayombhu Mukdeeprom
Call Me by Your Name          

Joshua James Richards
The Rider 


BEST EDITING         
 

Ronald Bronstein, Benny Safdie
Good Time 

Walter Fasano
Call Me by Your Name           

Alex O’Flinn
The Rider 

Gregory Plotkin
Get Out           

Tatiana S. Riegel
I, Tonya           


BEST FEMALE LEAD

Salma Hayek
Beatriz at Dinner         

Frances McDormand
Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri 

Margot Robbie
I, Tonya 

Saoirse Ronan
Lady Bird         

Shinobu Terajima
Oh Lucy!                   

Regina Williams
Life and nothing more 


BEST MALE LEAD

Timothée Chalamet
Call Me by Your Name 

Harris Dickinson
Beach Rats     

James Franco
The Disaster Artist 

Daniel Kaluuya
Get Out           

Robert Pattinson
Good Time      


BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE

Holly Hunter
The Big Sick 

Allison Janney
I, Tonya           

Laurie Metcalf
Lady Bird                     

Lois Smith
Marjorie Prime 

Taliah Lennice Webster
Good Time 


BEST SUPPORTING MALE

Nnamdi Asomugha
Crown Heights                        

Armie Hammer
Call Me by Your Name           

Barry Keoghan
The Killing of a Sacred Deer 

Sam Rockwell
Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri    

Benny Safdie
Good Time

 

ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD – Given to one film’s director, casting director and ensemble cast

Mudbound
Director: Dee Rees
Casting Directors: Billy Hopkins, Ashley Ingram
Ensemble Cast: Jonathan Banks, Mary J. Blige, Jason Clarke, Garrett Hedlund, Jason Mitchell, Rob Morgan, Carey Mulligan

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY (Award given to the director and producer)

The Departure
Director/Producer: Lana Wilson 

Faces Places
Directors: Agnés Varda, JR
Producer: Rosalie Varda 

Last Men in Aleppo
Director: Feras Fayyad
Producers: Kareem Abeed, Søeren Steen Jespersen, Stefan Kloos 

Motherland
Director/Producer: Ramona S. Diaz
Producer: Rey Cuerdo 

Quest
Director: Jonathan Olshefski
Producer: Sabrina Schmidt Gordon


BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM
 (Award given to the director)           

BPM (Beats Per Minute)
France
Director: Robin Campillo 

A Fantastic Woman
Chile
Director: Sebastián Lelio 

I Am Not a Witch
Zambia
Director: Rungano Nyoni 

Lady Macbeth
U.K.
Director: William Oldroyd

Loveless
Russia
Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev 


BONNIE AWARD – 
Bonnie Tiburzi Caputo joined American Airlines in 1973 at age 24, becoming the first female pilot to fly for a major U.S. airline. In her honor, the inaugural Bonnie Award will recognize a mid-career female director with a $50,000 unrestricted grant, sponsored by American Airlines.

 So Yong Kim

Lynn Shelton

Chloé Zhao

JEEP TRUER THAN FICTION AWARD – The 23rd annual Truer Than Fiction Award, funded by the Jeep brand, 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 funded by the Jeep brand.

Shevaun Mizrahi
Director of Distant Constellation        

Jonathan Olshefski
Director of Quest       

Jeff Unay
Director of The Cage Fighter

 

KIEHL’S SOMEONE TO WATCH AWARD – The 24th annual Someone to Watch Award, funded by Kiehl’s Since 1851, recognizes a talented filmmaker of singular vision who has not yet received appropriate recognition. The award includes a $25,000 unrestricted grant funded by Kiehl’s Since 1851.

Amman Abbasi
Director of Dayveon

Justin Chon
Director of Gook

Kevin Phillips
Director of Super Dark Times
 

PIAGET PRODUCERS AWARD – The 21st annual Producers Award, funded 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.

Giulia Caruso & Ki Jin Kim

Ben LeClair

Summer Shelton

In addition, Visit Seattle will fund the Seattle Story Award, which is still open for nominations. The winning filmmaker will exhibit innovation, diversity and uniqueness of vision while having a history of transforming perspectives through rich stories. The recipient will receive a $25,000 cash grant to create a short film inspired by Seattle’s independent spirit. This film will premiere during the Spirit Awards broadcast.