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Independent Spirit Awards Nominations 2016

Carol leads with six nominations, folowed by Spotlight and Beasts of No Nation with five nominations each.

by | November 24, 2015 | Comments

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Actors John Boyega and Elizabeth Olsen announced today the nominations for the 2016 Film Independent Spirit Awards. Read through for the full list.


Best Feature


Best First Feature


Best First Screenplay

Joseph Carpignano

Mediterranea
90%

Emma Donoghue

Room
93%

John Magary, Russell Harbaugh, Myna Joseph

The Mend
81%

Best Director

Charlie Kaufman & Duke Johnson

Anomalisa
92%

Cary Joji Fukunaga

Beasts of No Nation
92%

Todd Haynes

Carol
94%

David Robert Mitchell

It Follows
96%

Tom McCarthy

Spotlight
97%

Sean Baker

Tangerine
96%

Best Screenplay

Charlie Kaufman

Anomalisa
92%

Donald Margulies

The End Of The Tour
91%

Phyllis Nagy

Carol
94%

Tom McCarthy & Josh Singer

Spotlight
97%

S. Craig Zahler

Bone Tomahawk
91%

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


Best Male Lead


Abraham Attah

Beasts of No Nation


Ben Mendelsohn

Mississippi Grind


Jason Segel

The End of the Tour


Koudous Seihon

Mediterranea


Best Female Lead


Best Supporting Male


Paul Dano

Love & Mercy


Idris Elba

Beasts of No Nation


Richard Jenkins

Bone Tomahawk


Best Supporting Female


Best Cinematography

Cary Joji Fukunaga

Beasts of No Nation
92%

Ed Lachman

Carol
94%

Michael Gioulakis

It Follows
96%

Reed Morano

Meadowland
96%

Joshua James Richards

Songs My Brothers Taught Me
91%

Best International Film


Best Documentary


Best Editing

Ronald Bronstein and Benny Safdie

Heaven Knows What
87%

Tom McArdle

Spotlight
97%

Nathan Nugent

Room
93%

Julio C. Perez IV

It Follows
96%

Kristan Sprague

Manos Sucias
92%

Robert Altman Award (Best Ensemble)


Kiehl’s Someone to Watch Award

  • Chloe Zhoa
  • Felix Thompson
  • Robert Machoian & Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck

The Indie Spirit Awards will be broadcast exclusively on IFC on February 27, 2016, at 2pm PT / 5pm ET. This year marks the 31st edition of the show that recognizes the achievements of American independent filmmakers, and promotes the finest independent films of the year to a wider audience.

  • Best Ensemble nomination for “Spotlight”, sure! But I’m shocked not to see nominations for both Michael Keaton and Mark Ruffalo in the Male Supporting category. I thought that Ruffalo, in particular, was dynamic!

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