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May December, Past Lives, American Fiction

The 39th Film Independent Spirit Awards nominations have been announced and May December, American Fiction, and Past Lives lead the field with five nods apiece.

The Holdovers earned four and there were three for All Of Us Strangers – winner of seven Bifas at the weekend as the nominations were announced on Tuesday. A24 leads the studio field with 11 nominations, followed by Netflix on 10.

Andrew Scott for All Of Us Strangers, Jessica Chastain for Memory, Greta Lee for Past Lives, Franz Rogowski for Passages, and Jeffrey Wright for American Fiction are in the running for the gender-neutral lead acting category.

Supporting acting contenders include Ben Whishaw for Passages, Sterling K. Brown for American Fiction, Da’Vine Joy Randolph for The Holdovers, and Charles Melton for May December.

Anatomy Of A Fall, The Zone Of Interest and Godland are nominated for best international feature, while Kokomo City, Four Daughters and The Mother Of All Lies are nominated for best documentary.

The nominating committee watched 430 films and 170 TV shows. Search They Cloned Tyrone were ineligible.The awards will be handed out on February 25 2024 on the beach in Santa Monica when Aidy Bryant will host the ceremony.FILM NOMINATIONSBest Feature

(award given to the producer)

All Of Us Strangers

Producers: Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin, Sarah Harvey

American Fiction
Producers: Cord Jefferson, Jermaine Johnson, Nikos Karamigios, Ben LeClair

May December
Producers: Jessica Elbaum, Will Ferrell, Grant S. Johnson, Pamela Koffler, Tyler W. Konney, Sophie Mas, Natalie Portman, Christine Vachon

Producers: Michel Merkt, Said Ben Said

Past Lives
Producers: David Hinojosa, Pamela Koffler, Christine Vachon

We Grown Now
Producers: Minhal Baig, Joe Pirro
Best director

Andrew Haigh,

All Of Us Strangers
Todd Haynes,
May DecemberWilliam Oldroyd,
EileenIra Sachs,
PassagesCeline Song,
Past LivesBest screenplay
American FictionBirth Rebirth


Past Lives
The Holdovers
Best documentary
Bye Bye Tiberius
Four Daughters

Going To Mars

Kokomo City
The Mother Of All Lies
Best first feature
All Dirt Roads Taste Of Salt
Chronicles Of A Wandering Saint

Earth Mama

A Thousand And One
Upon Entry
Best lead performance
Jessica Chastain,

Greta Lee,

Past LivesTrace Lysette,
MonicaNatalie Portman,
May DecemberJudy Reyes,
Birth/RebirthFranz Rogowski,
PassagesAndrew Scott,
All Of Us Strangers Teyana Taylor,
A Thousand and OneJeffrey Wright,
American FictionBest supporting performance
Erika Alexander, American Fiction

Sterling K. Brown,

American FictionNoah Galvin
, Theater CampAnne Hathaway,
EileenGlenn Howerton,
BlackberryMarin Ireland, Eileen
Charles Melton, May December
Da’Vine Joy Randolph,
The HoldoversCatalina Saavedra,
Rotting In The SunBen Whishaw,
PassagesBest international film
(award given to the director)Anatomy Of A Fall

FranceDirector: Justine Triet

Director: Hlynur Palmason

Mami Wata
Director: C.J. ‘Fiery’ Obasi

Director: Lila Aviles

The Zone Of Interest
Director: Jonathan Glazer


Katelin Arizmendi, MonicaEigil Bryld

,The Holdovers
Jomo Fray, All Dirt Roads Taste Of Salt
Pablo Lozano, Chronicles Of A Wandering Saint
Pat Scola, We Grown Now
Best editingSantiago Cendejas, Gabriel Diaz, Sofia Subercaseaux, Rotting In The Sun

Stephanie Filo,

We Grown NowDaniel Garber
,How to Blow Up A Pipeline
Jon Philpot, Theater Camp
Emanuele Tiziani, Upon Entry
Best breakthrough performance in filmMarshawn Lynch, Bottoms

Atibon Nazaire

Tia Nomore, Earth Mama
Dominic Sessa, The Holdovers
Anaita Wali Zada, Fremont John Cassavetes Award
– Given to the best feature made for under $1,000,000 (award given to the writer, director and producer)

The Artifice GirlDirector/Writer: Franklin Ritch
Producers: Aaron B. Koontz, Ashleigh Snead

Cadejo Blanco
Director/Writer/Producer: Justin Lerner
Producers: Mauricio Escobar, Ryan Friedkin, Jack Patrick Hurley

Director/Writer: Babak Jalali
Writer: Carolina Cavalli
Producers: Rachael Fung, Chris Martin, Marjaneh Moghimi, George Rush, Sudnya Shroff, Laura Wagner

Rotting In The Sun
Director/Writer: Sebastian Silva
Writer: Pedro Peirano
Producer: Jacob Wasserman

The Unknown Country
Director/Writer/Producer: Morrisa Maltz
Writer: Lily Gladstone
Writers/Producers: Lainey Bearkiller Shangreaux, Vanara Taing
Producers: Katherine Harper, Laura Heberton, Tommy Heitkamp
Robert Altman Award

– Given to one film’s director, casting director and ensemble cast

Showing UpDirector: Kelly ReichardtCasting Director: Gayle Keller

Ensemble Cast: Andre Benjamin, Hong Chau, Judd Hirsch, Heather Lawless, James Le Gros, John Magaro, Matt Malloy, Amanda Plummer, Maryann Plunkett, Denzel Rodriguez, Michelle Williams
Producers Award

The Producers Award, now in its 27th year, honours emerging producers who, despite highly limited resources, demonstrate the creativity, tenacity and vision required to produce quality independent films.

Rachael FungGraham Swon

Monique Walton

Someone To Watch Award
– The Someone to Watch Award, now in its 30th year, recognises a talented filmmaker of singular vision who has not yet received appropriate recognition.
Joanna Arnow

Director of The Feeling That The Time For Doing Something Has Passed

Laura Moss
Director of Birth/Rebirth

Monica Sorelle
Director of Mountains

Truer Than Fiction Award
– The Truer Than Fiction Award, now in its 29th year, is presented to an emerging director of non-fiction features who has not yet received significant recognition.Set Hernandez

Director of unseen

Jesse Short Bull, Laura Tomaselli
Director of Lakota Nation vs. United States

Sierra Urich
Director of Joonam

Best new non-scripted or documentary series (award given to the Creator, Executive Producer, Co-Executive Producer)

Deadlocked: How America Shaped the Supreme CourtExecutive Producers: Vinnie Malhotra, Aaron Saidman, Eli Holzman, Dawn Porter

Dear Mama
Executive Producers: Lasse Jarvi, Quincy ‘QD3’ Jones III, Staci Robinson, Nelson George, Charles D. King, Peter Nelson, Adel ‘Future’ Nur, Jamal Joseph, Ted Skillman, Allen Hughes, Steve Berman, Marc Cimino, Jody Gerson, John Janick, Nicholas Ferrall, Nigel Sinclair

Murder In Big Horn
Executive Producers: Matthew Galkin, Vinnie Malhotra
Co-Executive Producers: Lisa Kalikow, Joshua Levine

Stolen Youth: Inside the Cult at Sarah Lawrence
Executive Producers: Mindy Goldberg, Dan Cogan, Liz Garbus, Jon Bardin, Zach Heinzerling, Krista Parris, Daniel Barban Levin, Felicia Rosario
Co-Executive Producer: Julie Gaither

Executive Producers: Greg Whiteley, Ryan O’Dowd
Co-Executive Producers: Alejandro Melendez, Adam Leibowitz

Best new scripted series
(award given to the Creator, Executive Producer, Co-Executive Producer)

BeefCreator/Executive Producer: Lee Sung Jin
Executive Producers: Steven Yeun, Ali Wong, Jake Schreier, Ravi Nandan, Alli Reich
Co-Executive Producers: Alice Ju, Carrie Kemper

Dreaming Whilst Black
Creator/Executive Producer: Adjani Salmon
Creators: Maximilian Evans, Natasha Jatania, Laura Seixas
Executive Producers: Tanya Qureshi, Dhanny Joshi, Bal Samra, Thomas Stogdon

I’m A Virgo
Creator/Executive Producer: Boots Riley
Executive Producers: Tze Chun, Michael Ellenberg, Lindsey Springer, Jharrel Jerome, Rebecca Rivo
Co-Executive Producers: Marcus Gardley, Carver Karaszewski

Jury Duty
Creators/Executive Producers: Lee Eisenberg, Gene Stupnitsky
Executive Producers: David Bernad, Ruben Fleischer, Nicholas Hatton, Cody Heller, Todd Schulman, Jake Szymanski, Andrew Weinberg

Creator/Executive Producer: Zoe Lister-Jones
Executive Producers: Ro Donnelly, Dakota Johnson, Katie O’Connell Marsh, David Fortier, Ivan Schneeberg

Best lead performance in a new scripted series

Emma Corrin,
A Murder At The End Of The World
Dominique Fishback,
SwarmBetty Gilpin,
Mrs. DavisJharrel Jerome,
I’m A VirgoZoe Lister-Jones,
SlipBel Powley,
A Small LightBella Ramsey,
The Last Of UsRamon Rodriguez,
Will TrentAli Wong,
BeefSteven Yeun,
Best supporting performance in a new scripted seriesMurray Bartlett,
The Last Of Us
Billie Eilish,

SwarmJack Farthing,
Rain Dogs
Nick Offerman, The Last Of UsAdina Porter,
The Changeling
Lewis Pullman, Lessons In ChemistryBenny Safdie,
The CurseLuke Tennie,
ShrinkingOlivia Washington,
I’m A VirgoJessica Williams,
ShrinkingBest breakthrough performance in a new scripted series
Clark Backo,The Changeling

Aria Mia Loberti,

All the Light We Cannot SeeAdjani Salmon,
Dreaming Whilst BlackKeivonn Montreal Woodard,
The Last Of UsKara Young,
I’m A VirgoBest ensemble cast in a new scripted series
Jury DutyEnsemble Cast: Alan Barinholtz, Susan Berger, Cassandra Blair, David Brown, Kirk Fox, Ross Kimball, Pramode Kumar, Trisha LaFache, Mekki Leeper, James Marsden, Edy Modica, Kerry O’Neill, Rashida Olayiwola, Whitney Rice, Maria Russell, Ishmel Sahid, Ben Seaward, Ron Song, Evan William

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