2020 Independent Spirit Awards nominations: Full list of Indie Spirit nominees in all categories

The 2020 Independent Spirit Awards nominations were announced Thursday, November 21. So who made the cut at these kudos, which celebrate the best in American independent films? Scroll down to see the full list of nominees for the 2020 Indie Spirits. Remember, only American-made movies with budgets under $20 million were eligible for consideration.

These Spirit contenders were decided by nominating committees that included film critics, film programmers, producers, directors, writers, cinematographers, editors, actors, past nominees and winners, and members of Film Independent’s Board of Directors.

Winners will be chosen by all of Film Independent’s eligible members, including industry insiders and any movie fans who sign up for membership starting at $95 per year.

These awards have come to be a significant preview of the Oscars as the motion picture academy embraces more independent films. Five of the last six Spirit champs for Best Feature went on to win the Oscar for Best Picture. And every Spirit winner for the last decade has at least been nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars.

The Spirit Awards ceremony has traditionally been held the day before the Oscars in a beachfront tent next to Santa Monica Pier. So who will prevail when the prizes are handed out on Saturday, February 8, 2020? See the full list of nominees below, and discuss this and more with your fellow movie fans in our forums.

BEST FEATURE
A Hidden Life
Clemency
The Farewell
Marriage Story
Uncut Gems

BEST DIRECTOR
Robert Eggers, The Lighthouse
Alma Har’el, Honey Boy
Julius Onah, Luce
Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie, Uncut Gems
Lorene Scafaria, Hustlers

BEST FEMALE LEAD
Karen Allen, Colewell
Hong Chau, Driveways
Elisabeth Moss, Her Smell
Mary Kay Place, Diane
Alfre Woodard, Clemency
Renee Zellweger, Judy

BEST MALE LEAD
Chris Galust, Give Me Liberty
Kelvin Harrison Jr, Luce
Robert Pattinson, The Lighthouse
Adam Sandler, Uncut Gems
Matthias Schoenaerts, The Mustang

BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE
Jennifer Lopez, Hustlers
Taylor Russell, Waves
Zhao Shuzhen, The Farewell
Lauren “Lolo” Spencer, Give Me Liberty
Octavia Spencer, Luce

BEST SUPPORTING MALE
Willem Dafoe, The Lighthouse
Noah Jupe, Honey Boy
Shaif LeBeouf, Honey Boy
Jonathan Majors, The Last Black Man in San Francisco
Wendell Pierce, Burning Cane

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BEST SCREENPLAY
Marriage Story
To Dust
Uncut Gems
Clemency
High Flying Bird

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Hustlers
The Lighthouse
Honey Boy
The Third Wife
Midsommar

BEST EDITING
The Third Wife
Uncut Gems
Sword of Trust
The Lighthouse
Give Me Liberty

BEST FIRST FEATURE
Booksmart
The Climb
Diane
The Last Black Man in San Francisco
The Mustang
See You Yesterday

BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY
Yesterday
Driveways
Blow the Man Down
Greener Grass
The Vast of Night

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BEST DOCUMENTARY
American Factory
Apollo 11
For Sama
Honeyland
Island of the Hungry Ghosts

BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM
Invisible Life
Les Miserables
Parasite
Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Retablo
The Souvenir

ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD
(Given to director, casting director and ensemble cast)
Marriage Story

JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD
(Best feature made for under $500,000)
Burning Cane
Colewell
Give Me Liberty
Premature
Wild Nights with Emily

TRUER THAN FICTION AWARD
Khalik Allah, Black Mother
Davy Rothbart, 17 Blocks
Nadia Shihab, Jaddoland
Erick Stoll & Chase Whiteside, America

SOMEONE TO WATCH
Rashaad Ernesto Green, Premature
Ash Mayfair, The Third Wife
Joe Talbot, The Last Black Man in San Francisco

PRODUCERS AWARD
Mollye Asher
Krista Parris
Ryan Zacarias

BONNIE AWARD
Marielle Heller
Kelly Reichhardt
LuLu Wang

Be sure to make your Oscar nominee predictions today so that Hollywood insiders can see how their films and performers are faring in our odds. You can keep changing your predictions as often as you like until just before nominees are announced on January 13. And join in the fun debate over the 2020 Academy Awards taking place right now with Hollywood insiders in our film forums. Read more Gold Derby entertainment news.

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