The nominees for the 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards were announced today, and while horror didn’t have a super strong showing, there are a few bright spots that are worth mentioning, including multiple nominations for The Witch and Swiss Army Man, two of our favorite films from this year.
Also appearing on the list of nominees (see the full announcement here) are genre films The Eyes of My Mother and Under the Shadow.
Here are the horror highlights:
BEST FIRST FEATURE (Award given to the producer and director)
Swiss Army Man
DIRECTORS: Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert
PRODUCERS: Miranda Bailey, Lawrence Inglee, Lauren Mann, Amanda Marshall, Eyal Rimmon, Jonathan Wang
DIRECTOR: Robert Eggers
PRODUCERS: Daniel Bekerman, Jay Van Hoy, Lars Knudsen, Jodi Redmond, Rodrigo Teixeira
BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY
Robert Eggers, The Witch
Zach Kuperstein, The Eyes of My Mother
Matthew Hannam, Swiss Army Man
BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM
Under the Shadow (Iran/United Kingdom)
DIRECTOR: Babak Anvari
The 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards happen February 25th on the beach in Santa Monica and will be broadcast live on IFC at 2p/5e. Don’t miss them!