Andre Holland

spirit-awards-excerptThe 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.

Logline: Four armed robbers are killed during a robbery and their surviving widows come together to try to finish the failed job.

Logline: A widowed grandfather raising his parentless, bi-racial grandaughter, enters a custody battle when the young girl’s paternal grandmother attempts to take the child.

Logline: Story focuses on the historic–and often violent–marches that took place in Selma, Alabama in 1965, which marked the political and emotional peak of the civil rights movement.

Logline: Follows the true story and friendship between Brooklyn Dodgers general manager Branch Rickey and shortstop Jackie Robinson, a relationship that was instrumental in bringing an end to racial segregation in professional baseball.