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

Alma Har’el

Honey Boy

Julius Onah


Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie

Uncut Gems

Lorene Scafaria


Best Screenplay

Noah Baumbach

Marriage Story

Jason Begue, Shawn Snyder

To Dust

Ronald Bronstein, Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie

Uncut Gems

Chinonye Chukwu


Tarell Alvin McCraney

High Flying Bird

Best First Feature

Best First Screenplay

Fredrica Bailey, Stefon Bristol

See You Yesterday

Hannah Bos, Paul Thureen


Bridget Savage Cole, Danielle Krudy

Blow the Man Down

Jocelyn Deboer, Dawn Luebbe

Greener Grass

James Montague, Craig W. Sanger

The Vast of Night

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


Jarin Blaschke

The Lighthouse

Natasha Braier

Honey Boy

Chananun Chotrungroj

The Third Wife

Pawel Pogorzelski


Best International Film

Best Documentary

Best Editing

Julie Béziau

The Third Wife

Ronald Bronstein, Benny Safdie

Uncut Gems

Tyler L. Cook

Sword of Trust

Louise Ford

The Lighthouse

Kirill Mikhanovsky

Give Me Liberty

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

Robert Altman Award (Best Ensemble)

Truer Than Fiction Award

Davy Rothbart

17 Blocks

Erick Stoll, Chase Whiteside


Khalik Allah

Black Mother

Nadia Shihab


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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