News

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

Announcement
(Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

 

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
78%

Best Director

Charlie Kaufman & Duke Johnson

Anomalisa
92%

Cary Joji Fukunaga

Beasts of No Nation
91%

Todd Haynes

Carol
94%

David Robert Mitchell

It Follows
95%

Tom McCarthy

Spotlight
97%

Sean Baker

Tangerine
96%

Best Screenplay

Charlie Kaufman

Anomalisa
92%

Donald Margulies

The End Of The Tour
92%

Phyllis Nagy

Carol
94%

Tom McCarthy & Josh Singer

Spotlight
97%

S. Craig Zahler

Bone Tomahawk
90%

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
91%

Ed Lachman

Carol
94%

Michael Gioulakis

It Follows
95%

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
95%

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.

Tag Cloud

Arrowverse aliens Spike TCA 2017 HBO Go festivals mission: impossible stand-up comedy canceled emmy awards laika Comic Book hispanic Esquire joker Cartoon Network Oscars Countdown Travel Channel Classic Film Star Wars hist History WGN Emmys name the review rotten movies we love Marvel Television Summer Schedule TNT Sneak Peek TBS Awards award winner Lifetime Christmas movies hollywood classics Family dramedy disaster anthology game show scary movies ESPN Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Western Reality Competition Thanksgiving Pirates Red Carpet nature reboot Sundance Now witnail cars singing competition Kids & Family 2015 period drama Rocky cancelled TV series animated MCU DC Comics true crime Extras Cosplay Election Women's History Month video strong female leads YouTube FOX versus Winners The CW thriller dc BBC Video Games 20th Century Fox 2016 transformers movie vampires free movies adventure sequel Mary poppins GoT directors boxoffice Interview mockumentary Binge Guide finale indiana jones Amazon Prime reviews VH1 Nominations Watching Series PlayStation VOD FX Holiday Shondaland TIFF GIFs Pop TV Walt Disney Pictures book Awards Tour all-time comics 2018 Rock The Arrangement 2019 TCA spain TCM child's play Disney Plus Adult Swim screenings sports YA comic Heroines TruTV Best and Worst MSNBC X-Men cooking LGBT dragons cinemax 007 GLAAD BET DC streaming service television Country MTV Horror NBC Ellie Kemper Tarantino diversity romance SundanceTV 24 frames Photos Amazon Studios Crackle Disney+ Disney Plus IFC Films medical drama Certified Fresh VICE Drama Cannes Freeform politics Sundance TV zombies comiccon films crime Food Network Turner Classic Movies asian-american Columbia Pictures Marvel stop motion HBO Max TCA Winter 2020 Action TLC Toys El Rey YouTube Red Apple TV Plus See It Skip It Sundance Trophy Talk Disney news movies psycho police drama Hallmark Academy Awards Pride Month game of thrones Emmy Nominations Lionsgate based on movie Turner Creative Arts Emmys twilight TV renewals tv talk dogs CBS All Access sag awards Lifetime Nat Geo Valentine's Day Rocketman cancelled TV shows Martial Arts halloween AMC PaleyFest spy thriller The Walking Dead Animation Calendar Hulu Winter TV CBS USA Network mutant science fiction 45 CW Seed Reality documentary WarnerMedia Marathons chucky spanish language space Holidays A24 crime thriller San Diego Comic-Con Year in Review TV Land Dark Horse Comics The Witch composers Logo Superheroe DirecTV Comedy Musical best Tomatazos screen actors guild Television Academy Hear Us Out SDCC adaptation spider-man Lucasfilm BBC One Brie Larson Discovery Channel documentaries Writers Guild of America harry potter parents Comics on TV richard e. Grant what to watch Anna Paquin Captain marvel crossover HBO nbcuniversal series binge slashers streaming ratings Quiz Mindy Kaling TCA Awards indie obituary breaking bad crime drama 21st Century Fox miniseries BBC America theme song dark Teen foreign Britbox video on demand DGA Sony Pictures technology RT21 The Purge APB Grammys cops RT History USA Paramount Network Rom-Com Warner Bros. zero dark thirty talk show cartoon south america Ghostbusters batman FXX Pet Sematary Box Office Masterpiece romantic comedy werewolf Pop canceled TV shows biography jamie lee curtis LGBTQ Music zombie Netflix 71st Emmy Awards Fantasy toy story fast and furious President Pixar historical drama criterion Television Critics Association FX on Hulu Vudu discovery a nightmare on elm street Baby Yoda kids CMT Peacock comedies Ovation war Comedy Central Nickelodeon Acorn TV Christmas Opinion quibi green book elevated horror Elton John DC Universe ABC CNN Stephen King Shudder facebook TV Avengers universal monsters spinoff Superheroes cancelled Trivia independent Amazon travel American Society of Cinematographers satire 2020 Universal Film ghosts unscripted justice league Polls and Games latino 2017 Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Marvel Studios teaser Song of Ice and Fire Crunchyroll National Geographic PBS robots ABC Family Mary Poppins Returns sequels children's TV rotten cults E! ITV Syfy E3 Fall TV renewed TV shows blockbuster serial killer Amazon Prime Video psychological thriller supernatural Biopics franchise SXSW Spring TV Disney Channel Black History Month Paramount revenge worst stoner Musicals Endgame casting Apple TV+ Hallmark Christmas movies Tubi Podcast doctor who Epix natural history First Reviews 72 Emmy Awards Disney streaming service dceu Mystery NYCC Mary Tyler Moore YouTube Premium political drama Chernobyl Black Mirror OWN First Look cats Film Festival Super Bowl docudrama IFC New York Comic Con social media Apple Showtime Premiere Dates Tumblr Mudbound concert blaxploitation sitcom Star Trek anime Infographic A&E golden globes critics Bravo Starz Spectrum Originals Netflix Christmas movies Funimation Character Guide BET Awards Fox News die hard BAFTA Trailer Set visit Sci-Fi christmas movies cancelled television superhero 4/20 OneApp