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‘Middle Of Nowhere’ Wins John Cassavetes Award (Best Feature Under $500,000) At Spirit Awards

'Middle Of Nowhere' Wins John Cassavetes Award (Best Feature Under $500,000) At Spirit Awards

The 2013 Spirit Awards celebration is still ongoing at this very moment, as winners are revealed. 

A full post with all the winners is forthcoming, but you should know that, announced just minutes ago, Ava DuVernay’s Middle Of Nowhere won the John Cassavetes Award – which is given to the best feature length film with a budget of under $500,000.

The film’s competition included Breakfast with CurtisMosquita y Mari, Starlet and The Color Wheel.

On the full list of nominess are titles and names that you’ll be familiar with like Beasts Of The Southern Wild (in several categories), Gimme the Loot (for Best First Feature), Rashida Jones (and Will McCormack) for Best First Screenplay (for Celeste and Jesse Forever), Wendell Pierce for Best Male Lead (for his performance in Four), The Central Park Five and The Waiting Room for Best DocumentaryWar Witch(Rebelle) for Best International Film, and Stones in the Sun (for the Piaget Producers Award)

More to come…

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Justin W

When is this coming out on DVD? I really have to see it.

Tananarive Due

This is so exciting! I'm glad to see the wonderful Ava DuVernay getting her fair due! MIDDLE OF NOWHERE was a brilliant film that resonates with me still. Congrats to Ava DuVernay, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Lorraine Toussaint, David Oyelowo, Blair Underwood, Omari Hardwick and the rest of the great cast and crew! Special shout-out to rising star cinematographer Bradford Young. MIDDLE OF NOWHERE is more than a film: it's a movement. Thank you so much for your vision and leadership with AFFRM, Ava! It's so beautiful to watch history unfold before my eyes. You inspire me.


Thank God, finally a win. Well deserved!


Congrats Ava, keep up the good work!


That's great news! Congrats to Ava Duvernay and the entire AFFRM family. It's well deserved!

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