Independent Spirit Nominations Announced – ‘Moonlight’ and ‘Manchester by the Sea’ Have a Strong Showing

Moonlight Gay and Lesbian Film Entertainment Critics Association

Full List of nominees to be expanded shortly:

Robert Altman Award (awarded to one film’s director, casting director & ensemble cast)

  • “Moonlight”

Best Director

  • Andrea Arnold – “American Honey”
  • Barry Jenkins – “Moonlight”
  • Pablo Larrain – “Jackie”
  • Jeff Nichols – “Loving”
  • Kelly Reichardt – “Certain Women”

Best Feature

  • “American Honey” (A24)
  • “Chronic”
  • “Jackie” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
  • “Manchester by the Sea” (Amazon Studios/Roadside Attractions)
  • “Moonlight” (A24)

Best Male Lead

  • Casey Affleck – “Manchester by the Sea”
  • David Harewood – “Free in Deed”
  • Viggo Mortensen – “Captain Fantastic”
  • Jesse Plemons – “Other People”
  • Tim Roth – “Chronic”

Best Female Lead

  • Annette Bening – “20th Century Women”
  • Isabelle Huppert – “Elle”
  • Sasha Lane – “American Honey”
  • Ruth Negga – “Loving”
  • Natalie Portman – “Jackie”

John Cassevetes Award (Given to the best feature made for under $500,000. Award given to the writer, director and producer. Executive Producers are not awarded)

  • “Free in Deed”
  • “Hunter Gatherer”
  • “Lovesong”
  • “Nakom”
  • “Spa Night”

Best Documentary Feature

  • “13th”
  • “Cameraperson”
  • “I Am Not Your Negro”
  • “O.J.: Made in America”
  • “Sonita”
  • “Under the Sun”

Best International Film

  • “Aquarius” (Brazil)
  • “Chevalier” (Greece)
  • “My Golden Days” (France)
  • “Toni Erdmann” (Germany/Romania)
  • “Under the Shadow” (Iran/UK)

Best Editing

  • “Swiss Army Man”
  • “Manchester by the Sea”
  • “Moonlight”
  • “Hell or High Water”
  • “Jackie”

Best Cinematography

  • “Free in Deed”
  • “Childhood”
  • “Eyes of my Mother”
  • “Moonlight”
  • “American Honey”

First Screenplay

  • “The Witch – Robert Eggers
  • “Other People” – Chris Kelly
  • “Barry” – A. Mansbach
  • “Jean of the Joneses” –
  • “Christine” – Craig Shilowich

Best Screenplay

  • “Moonlight” – Barry Jenkins, Tarell McCraney
  • “Manchester by the Sea” – Kenneth Lonergan
  • “20th Century Women” – Mike Mills
  • “Little Men” – Ira Sachs, Mauricio Zacharias
  • “Hell or High Water” – Taylor Sheridan

Best Supporting Male

  • Ralph Fiennes – “A Bigger Splash”
  • Ben Foster – “Hell or High Water”
  • Lucas Hedges – “Manchester by the Sea”
  • Shia LeBeouf – “American Honey”
  • Craig Robinson – “Morris from America”

Best Supporting Female

  • Edwina Findley – “Free in Deed”
  • Paulina Garcia – “Little Men”
  • Lily Gladstone – “Certain Women”
  • Riley Keough – “American Honey”
  • Molly Shannon – “Other People”

Nominees for the Producers Award: Lisa Kjerulff, Jordana Mollick and Melody C. Roscher & Craig Shilowich

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