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November 27, 2012 1:41 PM
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'Silver Linings,' 'Moonrise Kingdom' Lead Spirit Award Nominations


BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Yoni Brook
Valley of Saints
Lol Crawley
Here
Ben Richardson
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Roman Vasyanov
End of Watch
Robert Yeoman
Moonrise Kingdom
 
BEST DOCUMENTARY (Award given to the director and producer)
How to Survive a Plague
DIRECTOR:  David France
PRODUCERS:  David France, Howard Gertler
Marina Abramović: The Artist is Present
DIRECTOR:  Matthew Akers
PRODUCERS:  Maro Chermayeff, Jeff Dupre
The Central Park Five
DIRECTORS/PRODUCERS:  Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, David McMahon
The Invisible War
DIRECTOR:  Kirby Dick
PRODUCERS: Tanner King Barklow, Amy Ziering
The Waiting Room
DIRECTOR/PRODUCER:  Peter Nicks
PRODUCERS:  Linda Davis, William B. Hirsch
 
BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM (Award given to the director)
Amour
(France)
DIRECTOR:  Michael Haneke
Once Upon A Time in Anatolia
(Turkey)
DIRECTOR:  Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Rust And Bone
(France/Belgium)
DIRECTOR:  Jacques Audiard
Sister
(Switzerland)
DIRECTOR:  Ursula Meier
War Witch
(Democratic Republic of Congo/Canada)
DIRECTOR:  Kim Nguyen
 
16th ANNUAL PIAGET PRODUCERS AWARD – The 16th annual Piaget Producers Award honors emerging producers who, despite highly limited resources demonstrate the creativity, tenacity, and vision required to produce quality, independent films.  The award includes a $25,000 unrestricted grant funded by Piaget.
Nobody Walks
PRODUCER: Alicia Van Couvering
Prince Avalanche
PRODUCER: Derrick Tseng
Stones in the Sun
PRODUCER: Mynette Louie
 
19th ANNUAL SOMEONE TO WATCH AWARD – The 19th annual Someone to Watch Award recognizes a talented filmmaker of singular vision who has not yet received appropriate recognition.  The award includes a $25,000 unrestricted grant.
Pincus
DIRECTOR: David Fenster
Gimme the Loot
DIRECTOR: Adam Leon
Electrick Children
DIRECTOR: Rebecca Thomas
 
STELLA ARTOIS TRUER THAN FICTION AWARD – The 18th annual Truer Than Fiction Award is presented to an emerging director of non-fiction features who has not yet received significant recognition.  The award includes a $25,000 unrestricted grant.
Leviathan
DIRECTOR: Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel
The Waiting Room
DIRECTOR: Peter Nicks
Only the Young
DIRECTOR: Jason Tippet & Elizabeth Mims
 
ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD - (Given to one film’s director, casting director, and its ensemble cast)
Starlet
Director: Sean Baker
Casting Director: Julia Kim
  Ensemble Cast: Dree Hemingway, Besedka Johnson, Karren Karagulian, Stella Maeve, James Ransone

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5 Comments

  • jingmei | November 29, 2012 3:13 AMReply

    My, Matthew McConaughey double dominated, one is Magic Mike. Is it Indie Spirit?! Brit Marling is best supporting female not lead female?

  • Kasra | November 27, 2012 4:05 PMReply

    What a great list of nominees in BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM category. Bilge Ceylan is competing with Haneke and Audiard!!! Oh my god! What an excitement! Can't wait to see who will win the award. But I think it will probably Haneke's Amour. Although Ceylan's film is a masterpiece in every sense of the word.

  • Nowhere Man | November 27, 2012 2:38 PMReply

    Dave is exactly right. Chbosky directed 4 corners of nowhere.

  • Josh Slater-Williams | November 27, 2012 2:06 PMReply

    I'd have thought 'Ruby Sparks'' self-sabotaging final scene would have scuppered its screenplay chances.

  • Dave | November 27, 2012 1:47 PMReply

    I don't understand how Perks of Being a Wallflower is a first feature. I remember seeing The Four Corners of Nowhere in a theater back in 1994.