The nominees for the 30th annual Film Independent Spirit Awards were announced this morning in Los Angeles, and a couple of horror films made surprisingly strong showings. While I’m predicting Boyhood will be the big winner when the Awards are given out on IFC on February 21, 2015, here’s hoping a few of “our” films also get a little love.
The horror and thriller highlights are below; for the full list visit SpiritAwards.com. Congratulations to all the nominees!
Dan Gilroy – Nightcrawler
Jim Jarmusch – Only Lovers Left Alive
BEST FIRST FEATURE (Award given to the director and producer)
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night – Director: Ana Lily Amirpour; Producers: Justin Begnaud, Sina Sayyah
Nightcrawler – Director: Dan Gilroy; Producers: Jennifer Fox, Tony Gilroy, Jake Gyllenhaal, David Lancaster, Michel Litvak
BEST FEMALE LEAD
Tilda Swinton – Only Lovers Left Alive
BEST MALE LEAD
Jake Gyllenhaal – Nightcrawler
BEST SUPPORTING MALE
Riz Ahmed – Nightcrawler
Lyle Vincent – A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
John Gilroy – Nightcrawler
Adam Wingard – The Guest
BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM (Award given to the director)
Under the Skin (United Kingdom) – Director: Jonathan Glazer
21st ANNUAL KIEHL’S SOMEONE TO WATCH AWARD – The 21st annual Someone to Watch Award, sponsored by Kiehl’s Since 1851, 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.
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night – Director: Ana Lily Amirpour
H. – Directors: Rania Attieh & Daniel Garcia