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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Spririt Award Nominations Named


"Silver Linings Playbook"
Bradley Cooper, writer-director David O. Russell and Jennifer Lawrence earned Spirit Award nominations for "Silver Linings Playbook." (Weinstein Co.)


Two offbeat comedies dominated the 28th annual Film Independent Spirit Award nominations Tuesday morning.
David O. Russell's quirky "Silver Linings Playbook," starringBradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, and Wes Anderson's charming coming-of-age comedy "Moonrise Kingdom," each earned five Spirit Award nominations, including best feature, director and screenplay.
It was the second nod of support this week for "Moonrise Kingdom," which was named best film Monday evening at the Gotham Independent Film Awards in New York.
Rounding out the best feature nominees are "Keep the Lights On," "Beasts of the Southern Wild" and "Bernie."
Joining Russell and Anderson in the director category are Julia Lotev for "The Loneliest Planet," Ira Sachs for "Keep the Lights On" and Benh Zeitlin for "Beasts of the Southern Wild."
"Keep the Lights On," which has played the festival circuit, "Beasts of the Southern Wild" and "Middle of Nowhere" garnered four nominations each.
In the female lead category, nominations went to Linda Cardellini, who launched her own awards campaign for "Return," Emayatzy Corinealdi for "Middle of Nowhere," Lawrence for "Silver Linings Playbook," Quvenzhané Wallis for "Beasts" and Mary Elizabeth Winstead for "Smashed."
Vying for best male lead are Jack Black for "Bernie," Cooper for "Silver Linings Playbook," John Hawkes for "The Sessions," Thure Lindhardt for "Keep the Lights On,"Matthew McConaughey for "Killer Joe" and Wendell Piercefor "Four."
McConaughey also earned a supporting male nod for "Magic Mike." Rounding out the supporting male category are David Oyelowo for "Middle of Nowhere," Michael Peña for "End of Watch," Sam Rockwell for "Seven Psychopaths" and Bruce Wilis for "Moonrise Kingdom."
Supporting female nominations went to Rosemarie Dewitt for"Your Sister's Sister," Ann Dowd for "Compliance," Helen Hunt for "The Sessions," Brit Marling for "Sound of My Voice" and Lorraine Toussaint for "Middle of Nowhere."
The Robert Altman Award, which is given to one film's director, casting director and its ensemble cast,  went to Sean Baker's "Starlet."
The Spirit Awards will be handed out Feb. 23 at a daytime ceremony in a tent on the beach in Santa Monica.
Here's the complete list from the press release:
BEST FEATURE
"Beasts of the Southern Wild"
"Bernie"
"Keep the Lights On"
"Moonrise Kingdom"
"Silver Linings Playbook"
DIRECTOR
Wes Anderson, "Moonrise Kingdom"
Julia Loktev, "The Loneliest Planet"
David O. Russell, "Silver Linings Playbook"
Ira Sachs, "Keep the Lights On"
Benh Zeitlin, "Beasts of the Southern Wild"
SCREENPLAY
Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola, "Moonrise Kingdom"
Martin McDonagh, "Seven Psychopaths"
David O. Russell, "Silver Linings Playbook"
Ira Sachs, "Keep the Lights On"
FIRST FEATURE
"Fill the Void"
"Gimme the Loot"
"Sound of My Voice"
FIRST SCREENPLAY
Rama Burshtein, "Fill the Void"
Derek Connolly, "Safety Not Guaranteed"
Christopher Ford, "Robot & Frank"
Jonathan Lisecki, "Gayby"
JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD
"Breakfast With Curtis," WRITER/DIRECTOR/PRODUCER: Laura Colella
"Middle of Nowhere," WRITER/DIRECTOR/PRODUCER: Ava DuVernay, PRODUCERS: Howard Barish, Paul Garnes
"Mosquita y Mari," WRITER/DIRECTOR: Aurora Guerrero, PRODUCER: Chad Burris
"Starlet," WRITER/DIRECTOR: Sean Baker, PRODUCERS: Blake Ashman-Kipervaser, Kevin Chinoy, Patrick Cunningham, Chris Maybach, Francesca Silvestri
"The Color Wheel," WRITER/DIRECTOR/PRODUCER: Alex Ross Perry, WRITER: Carlen Altman
FEMALE LEAD
Linda Cardellini, "Return"
Emayatzy Corinealdi, "Middle of Nowhere"
Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook"
Quvenzhané Wallis, "Beasts of the Southern Wild"
Mary Elizabeth Winstead, "Smashed"
MALE LEAD
Jack Black, "Bernie"
Bradley Cooper, "Silver Linings Playbook"
John Hawkes, "The Sessions"
Thure Lindhardt, "Keep the Lights On"
Matthew McConaughey, "Killer Joe"
SUPPORTING FEMALE
Rosemarie DeWitt, "Your Sister’s Sister"
Ann Dowd, "Compliance"
Helen Hunt, "The Sessions"
Brit Marling, "Sound of My Voice"
Lorraine Toussaint, "Middle of Nowhere"
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"
DOCUMENTARY
DIRECTOR: David France
PRODUCERS: David France, Howard Gertler
Marina Abramoviæ: "The Artist Is Present"
DIRECTOR: Matthew Akers
PRODUCERS: Maro Chermayeff, Jeff Dupre
The Central Park Five
DIRECTORS/PRODUCERS: Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, David McMahon
DIRECTOR: Kirby Dick
PRODUCERS: Tanner King Barklow, Amy Ziering
"The Waiting Room"
DIRECTOR/PRODUCER: Peter Nicks
PRODUCERS: Linda Davis, William B. Hirsch
INTERNATIONAL FILM
"Sister"
"War Witch"
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
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