The Last Station and Precious lead FIND’s 25th Indie Spirit Award nominations with five apiece following the announcement in Los Angeles earlier today [December 1].
Both are nominated in the best feature category alongside 500 Days Of Summer, Amreeka and Sin Nombre. Helen Mirren and Gabourey Sidibe (pictured) will contest the female lead actor race, while Christopher Plummer earned a supporting actor nomination.
Oren Peli and producer Jason Blum earned a best first feature nomination for their breakout horror hit Paranormal Activity, as did Tom Ford and producers Andrew Miano, Robert Salerno and Chris Weitz for A Single Man.
A formidable foreign film category, meanwhile, pits Jacques Audiard’s A Prophet against Lone Scherfig’s An Education, Jan Troell’s Everlasting Moments, Bong Joon-ho’s Mother, and Sebastian Silva’s The Maid.
The awards ceremony will take place on the night of Friday March 5, in the LA Live Campus in Downtown LA.
500 Days Of Summer
The Last Station
Ethan and Joel Coen – A Serious Man
Lee Daniels – Precious
Cary Fukunaga – Sin Nombre
James Gray – Two Lovers
Michael Hoffman – The Last Station
Alessandro Camon, Oren Moverman – The Messenger
Michael Hoffman – The Last Station
Lee Toland Krieger – The Vicious Kind
Greg Mottola – Adventureland
Scott Neustadter, Michael H Weber – 500 Days of Summer
Best first feature
A Single Man – Tom Ford, dir; Tom Ford, Andrew Miano, Robert Salerno, Chris Weitz, prds.
Crazy Heart – Scott Cooper, dir; T Bone Burnett, Judy Cairo, Rob Carliner, Scott Cooper, Robert Duvall, prds.
Easier With Practice – Kyle Patrick Alvarez, dir; Cookie Carosella, pdr.
Paranormal Activity – Oren Peli, dir. Jason Blum, Oren Peli, prds.
The Messenger – Oren Moverman, dir. Mark Gordon, Lawrence Inglee, Zack Miller, prds.
Best first screenplay
Sophie Barthes – Cold Souls
Scott Cooper – Crazy Heart
Cherien Dabis – Amreeka
Geoffrey Fletcher – Precious
Tom Ford, David Scearce – A Single Man
John Cassavetes Award (best feature made for under $500,000)
Big Fan – Robert Siegel, dir. Elan Bogarin, Jean Kouremetis, prds.
Humpday – Lynn Shelton, dir/prd.
The New Year Parade – Tom Quinn, dir. Steve Beal, Tom Quinn, prds.
Treeless Mountain – Kim So Yong, dir. Bradley Rust Gray, Ben Howe, Kim So Yong, Lars Knusden, Jay Van Hoy, prds.
Zero Bridge – Tariq Tapa, dir. Josee Lajoie, Hilal Ahmed Langoo, Tariq Tapa, prds.
Best female lead
Maria Bello – Downloading Nancy
Nisreen Faour – Amreeka
Helen Mirren – The Last Station
Gwyneth Paltrow – Two Lovers
Gabourey Sidibe – Precious
Best male lead
Jeff Bridges – Crazy Heart
Colin Firth – ASingle Man
Joseph Gordon-Levitt – 500 Days Of Summer
Souleymane Sy – Goodbye Solo
Adam Scott – The Vicious Kind
Best support female
Dina Korzun – Cold Souls
Mo’Nique – Precious
Samantha Morton – The Messenger
Natalie Press – Fifty Dead Men Walking
Mia Wasikowska – That Evening Sun
Best supporting male
Jermaine Clement – Gentleman Broncos
Woody Harrelson – The Messenger
Christian McKay – Me And Orson Welles
Raymond McKinnon – That Evening Sun
Christopher Plummer – The Last Station
Roger Deakins – A Serious Man
Adriano Goldman – Sin Nombre
Anne Misawa – Treeless Mountain
Andrij Parekh – Cold Souls
Peter Zeitlinger – Bad Lieutenant: Post Of Call New Orleans
Anvil! The Story Of Anvil – Sacha Gervasi
Food, Inc – Robert Kenner
More Than A Game – Kristopher Bellman
October Country – Donal Mosher, Michael Palmieri
Which Way Home – Rebecca Cammisa
A Prophet (France) – Jacques Audiard
An Education (UK/France) – Lone Scherfig
Everlasting Moments (Sweden) – Jan Troell
Mother (South Korea) Bong Joon-ho
The Maid( Chile) – Sebastian Silva
Acura Someone To Watch Award (Now in its 16th year, the award is presented to a film-maker of singular vision who has not yet received appropriate recognition. The award includes as $25,000 unrestricted grant funded by Acura.)
Kyle Patrick Alvarez – Easier With Practice
Asiel Norton – Redland
Tariq Tapa – Zero Bridge
Truer Than Fiction Award (Now in its 15th year, the award is presented to an emerging director of non-fiction features who has not yet received appropriate recognition. The award includes as $25,000 unrestricted grant.)
Natalie Almada – El General
Jessica Oreck – Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo
Bill Ross, Turner Ross – 45356
Piaget Producers Award (Now in its 13th year, the award is presented to emerging producers who, despite highly limited resources, demonstrate the creativity, tenacity and vision required to produce quality independent films. The award includes as $25,000 unrestricted grant funded by Piaget.)
Karin Chien – The Exploding Girl, Santa Mesa
Larry Fessenden – I Sell The Dead, The House Of The Devil
Dia Sokol – Beeswax, Nights & Weekends
Robert Altman Award (presented to one film’s director, casting director and ensemble cast)
A Serious Man
Dirs, Ethan and Joel Coen
Casting directors, Ellen Chenoweth and Rachel Tenner
Ensemble cast: Richard Kind, Sari Lennick, Jessica McManus, Fred Melamed, Michael Stuhlbarg, Aaron Wolff