Tuesday, November 22, 2016
2017 Independent Spirit Awards Nominees: My Reactions
The Independent Spirit Awards have just announced their nominations and I must say, this is a very exciting bunch of nominees. There are some who were expected to be here that are here like Manchester By The Sea and Moonlight while there are others that I wasn't sure would land here like American Honey and A Bigger Splash which got a Best Supporting Male bid for Ralph Fiennes. Thankfully so because I was worried his performance was going to get overlooked.
For all its surprises, though, there were some shocking snubs: Manchester By The Sea for Director and Supporting Female, Loving for Best Feature and Best Male Lead, and while Ben Foster got nominated for Hell Or High Water, nothing for Jeff Bridges or Chris Pine and it got no Best Feature nomination. 20th Century Women also got left out for Best Feature and Best Supporting Female for both Greta Gerwig and Elle Fanning. Gerwig is most shocking because she had two bids for 20th Century Women and Jackie yet came up short.
Moonlight emerged the big winner, though, with 5 nominations for Best Feature, Director, Screenplay, Editing, and Cinematography along with the Robert Altman Award which goes to its acting ensemble. But American Honey really overperformed with 6 nominations for Best Feature, Director, Lead Female, Supporting Female, Supporting Male, and Cinematography. Other surprises include Isabelle Huppert for Lead Female for Elle and Chronic for Best Feature and Lead Male for Tim Roth.
You can check out the full list of nominees below: