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2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominations Announced

Robert Eggers' The Lighthouse and the Safdie brothers' Uncut Gems lead the way with five nominations each.

by | November 21, 2019 | Comments

The nominations for the 2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards were announced today by actors Zazie Beetz and Natasha Lyonne at a press conference at the LINE Hotel in Los Angeles. Scroll down to see the full list of nominees.


Best Feature


Best Director

Robert Eggers

The Lighthouse
90%

Alma Har’el

Honey Boy
95%

Julius Onah

Luce
90%

Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie

Uncut Gems
92%

Lorene Scafaria

Hustlers
87%

Best Screenplay

Noah Baumbach

Marriage Story
94%

Jason Begue, Shawn Snyder

To Dust
89%

Ronald Bronstein, Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie

Uncut Gems
92%

Chinonye Chukwu

Clemency
91%

Tarell Alvin McCraney

High Flying Bird
91%

Best First Feature


Best First Screenplay

Fredrica Bailey, Stefon Bristol

See You Yesterday
93%

Hannah Bos, Paul Thureen

Driveways
99%

Bridget Savage Cole, Danielle Krudy

Blow the Man Down
98%

Jocelyn Deboer, Dawn Luebbe

Greener Grass
81%

James Montague, Craig W. Sanger

The Vast of Night
92%

Best Male Lead


Best Female Lead


Best Supporting Male


Willem Dafoe

The Lighthouse


Noah Jupe

Honey Boy


Shia LaBeouf

Honey Boy


Jonathan Majors

The Last Black Man in San Francisco


Wendell Pierce

Burning Cane


Best Supporting Female


Best Cinematography

Todd Banhazl

Hustlers
87%

Jarin Blaschke

The Lighthouse
90%

Natasha Braier

Honey Boy
95%

Chananun Chotrungroj

The Third Wife
88%

Pawel Pogorzelski

Midsommar
83%

Best International Film


Best Documentary


Best Editing

Julie Béziau

The Third Wife
88%

Ronald Bronstein, Benny Safdie

Uncut Gems
92%

Tyler L. Cook

Sword of Trust
94%

Louise Ford

The Lighthouse
90%

Kirill Mikhanovsky

Give Me Liberty
89%

John Cassavetes Award (Best Feature under $500,000)


Robert Altman Award (Best Ensemble)


Truer Than Fiction Award

Davy Rothbart

17 Blocks
100%

Erick Stoll, Chase Whiteside

América
100%

Khalik Allah

Black Mother
97%

Nadia Shihab

Jaddoland

Someone to Watch Award


Joe Talbot

The Last Black Man in San Francisco


Ash Mayfair

The Third Wife


Bonnie Award

  • Marielle Heller
  • Kelly Reichardt
  • Lulu Wang

Producers Award

  • Mollye Asher
  • Krista Parris
  • Ryan Zacarias

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