2018 Independent Spirit Award Nominations


Awards season is officially getting underway this week with the announcement of the nominees for the 33rd Independent Spirit Awards. They continue to be a strong indicator of Oscar potential after Moonlight, Spotlight, Birdman and 12 Years A Slave all won both over the past few years. It will be interesting to see if any of this year’s nominees have a shot since none have emerged yet as heavy favourites. Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name led the pack with six nominations followed by Get Out and Good Time with five apiece. Lady Bird and The Rider also had strong support and A24 dominated with a total of 17 nominations amongst all their films. What do you think of this year’s Spirit Award nominees? Check out the full list of nominations after the jump and see what you think.

Best Feature

  • “Call Me by Your Name”
  • “The Florida Project”
  • “Get Out”
  • “Lady Bird”
  • “The Rider”

Best Director

  • Jonas Carpignano, “A Ciambra”
  • Luca Guadagnino, “Call Me by Your Name”
  • Jordan Peele, “Get Out”
  • Benny and Josh Safdie, “Good Time”
  • Chloé Zhao, “The Rider”

Best First Feature

  • “Columbus”
  • “Ingrid Goes West”
  • “Menashe”
  • “Oh Lucy”
  • “Patti Cake$”

Best Female Lead

  • Salma Hayek, “Beatriz at Dinner”
  • Francis 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

  • Timothee 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”
  • Bennie Safdie, “Good Time”

Best Screenplay

  • “Lady Bird”
  • “The Lovers”
  • “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
  • “Get Out”
  • “Beatriz at Dinner”

Best First Screenplay

  • “Donald Cried”
  • “The Big Sick”
  • “Women Who Kill”
  • “Columbus”
  • “Ingrid Goes West”

Best Cinematography

  • “The Killing of a Sacred Deer”
  • “Columbus”
  • “Beach Rats”
  • “Call Me by Your Name”
  • “The Rider”

Best Editing

  • “Good Time”
  • “Call Me by Your Name”
  • “The Rider”
  • “Get Out”
  • “I, Tonya”

John Cassavetes Award

  • “A Ghost Story”
  • “Dayveon”
  • “Life and Nothing More”
  • “Most Beautiful Island”
  • “The Transfiguration”

Robert Altman Award

  • “Mudbound”

Best Documentary

  • “The Departure”
  • “Faces Places”
  • “Last Men in Aleppo”
  • “Motherland”
  • “Quest”

Best International Film

  • “A Fantastic Woman”
  • “BPM”
  • “Lady Macbeth”
  • “I Am Not a Witch”
  • “Loveless”

Piaget Producers Award

  • Giulia Caruso & Ki Jin Kim
  • Ben LeClair
  • Summer Shelton

Annual Kiehl’s Someone to Watch Award

  • Amman Abassi, “Dayveon”
  • Justin Chon, “Gook”

Truer Than Fiction Award

  • Shevaun Mizrahi, “Distant Constellation”
  • Jonathan Olshefski, “Quest”
  • Jeff Unay, “Cage Figher”

Annual Bonnie Award

  • So Young Kim
  • Chloe Zhao
  • Lynn Shelton

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  • Gordo

    Nnamdi Asomugha….I haven’t heard that name in since he fleeced the Eagles.

  • Nobody

    Interesting list with some movies I hadn’t heard of before. The best picture winner always ends up being predictable, though. I’m thinking Lady Bird or maybe Get Out at this point?