Indie Spirit Awards 2015: Complete list of nominations

Nominations for the 31st annual Independent Spirit Awards were announced on Tuesday (Nov. 24). American feature film nominees, culled from entries with budgets of under $20 million, were determined by a committee of an unknown number drawn from “writers, directors, producers, cinematographers, editors, actors, critics, casting directors, film festival programmers and other working film professionals.” (Read full report here)

Compare that to the selection process for winners in which the entire membership of Film Independent, numbering in the thousands, cast ballots. The prizes will be handed out on Feb. 27, one day before the Oscars, during an afternoon ceremony on Santa Monica. The kudocast will air live on IFC.

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BEST PICTURE
“Anomalisa”
“Beasts of No Nation”
“Carol”
“Spotlight”
“Tangerine”

BEST DIRECTOR
Cary Joji Fukunaga, “Beasts of No Nation”
Charlie Kaufman & Duke Johnson, “Anomalisa”
David Robert Mitchell, “It Follows”
Sean Baker, “Tangerine”
Todd Haynes, “Carol”
Tom McCarthy, “Spotlight”

BEST ACTOR
Abraham Attah, “Beasts of No Nation”
Ben Mendelsohn, “Mississippi Grind”
Christopher Abbott, “James White”
Jason Segel, “The End of the Tour”
Kudos Seihon, “Mediterranea”

BEST ACTRESS
Bel Powley, “Diary of a Teenage Girl”
Brie Larson, “Room”
Cate Blanchett, “Carol”
Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, “Tangerine”
Rooney Mara, “Carol”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Idris Elba, “Beasts of No Nation”
Kevin Corrigan, “Results”
Michael Shannon, “99 Homes”
Paul Dano, “Love & Mercy”
Richard Jenkins, “Bone Tomahawk”

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BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Cynthia Nixon, “James White”
Jennifer Jason Leigh, “Anomalisa”
Marin Ireland, “Glass Chin”
Mya Taylor, “Tangerine”

Robin Bartlett, “H.”

BEST SCREENPLAY
Charlie Kaufman, “Anomalisa”
Donald Marguiles, “The End of the Tour”
Phyllis Nagy, “Carol”
S. Craig Zahler, “Bone Tomahawk”
Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer, “Spotlight”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Cary Joji Fukunaga, “Beasts of No Nation”
Ed Lachman, “Carol”
Joshua James Richards, “Songs My Brothers Taught Me”
Michael Gioulakis, “It Follows”
Reed Morano, “Meadowland”

BEST FILM EDITING
Ronald Bronstein and Benny Safdie, “Heaven Knows What”
Julio C. Perez IV, “It Follows”
Kristan Sprague, “Manos Sucias”
Nathan Nugent, “Room”
Tom McArdle, “Spotlight”

BEST DOCUMENTARY
“(T)error”
“Best of Enemies”
“Heart of a Dog”
vMeru”
“The Look of Silence”
“The Russian Woodpecker”

Indie Spirits Awards nominations:
‘Carol’ leads with 6, ‘Beasts of No Nation’ at 5, ‘Spotlight’ has 4

BEST INTERNATIONAL PICTURE
“A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence”
“Embrace of the Serpent”
“Girlhood”
“Mustang”

“Son of Saul”

BEST FIRST FEATURE
“James White”
“Manos Sucias”
“Mediterranea”
“Songs My Brothers Taught Me”
“The Diary of a Teenage Girl”

BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY
Emma Donoghue, “Room”
Jesse Andrews, “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl”
John Magary, Russell Harbaugh, and Myna Joseph, “The Mend”
Jonas Carpignano, “Mediterranea”
Marielle Heller, “The Diary of a Teenage Girl”

JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD (best feature made for under $500,000)
“Advantageous”
“Christmas, Again”
“Heaven Knows What”
“Krisha”
“Out of My Mind”

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