The nominations for the 2017 Independent Spirit Awards were announced today at the W Hotel in Hollywood by Jenny Slate and Edgar Ramirez. Leading the pack in nominations are American Honey and Moonlight, which garnered six nominations each. The drama Manchester by the Sea received five noms while the biopic Jackie got four.
The Independent Spirit Awards will air live on IFC on Saturday, February 25, 2017. The complete list of nominees are below.
BEST FIRST FEATURE
BEST FEMALE LEAD
BEST MALE LEAD
BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE
BEST SUPPORTING MALE
Barry Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McCraney, MOONLIGHT
Kenneth Lonergan, MANCHESTER BY THE SEA
Mike Mills, 20TH CENTURY WOMEN
Ira Sachs and Mauricio Zacharias, LITTLE WOMEN
Taylor Sheridan, HELL OR HIGH WATER
BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY
BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM
JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD
PIAGET PRODUCERS AWARD
22nd TRUER THAN FICTION AWARD
Presented to an emerging director of non-fiction features who has not yet received significant recognition. The award includes a $25,000 unrestricted grant.
23rd ANNUAL KIEHL’S 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 funded by Kiehl’s Since 1851.
ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD
Given to one film’s director, casting director, and ensemble cast
Director: Barry Jenkins
Casting Director: Yesi Ramirez
Ensemble Cast: Mahershala Ali, Patrick Decile, Naomie Harris, Alex Hibbert, André Holland, Jharrel Jerome, Janelle Monáe, Jaden Piner, Trevante Rhodes, Ashton Sanders
Dino-Ray Ramos | Staff Writer