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Indie Spirit Awards 2022 Reveals Full List of Nominations

The nominations for the 2022 Film Indie Spirit Awards were announced this morning by actresses Beanie Feldstein, Regina Hall and Naomi Watts in a livestream broadcast.  The organization publicly shared its picks for the best independent movies and television shows of the year after the Golden Globe Awards and Critics Choice Awards released their nominees yesterday.

The Indie Spirit Awards ceremony highlights and celebrate films and television series that are mainly produced and conceived outside of the Hollywood mainstream. In order to qualify, eligible projects must have budgets of less than $22.5 million.

A24 was the most-honored indie studio, as it received 13 Indie Spirit Awards nominations. Co-writer-director Janicza Bravo’s crime black comedy, Zola, and scribe-helmer Mike Mills’ black and white drama, C’mon C’mon, are amongst f the distributor’s most prominent contenders of the awards ceremony’s nominations.

The Indie Spirit Awards are voted on by members of Film Independent, a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the impact of independent film and diversity in the movie industry and beyond. According to a press release, the base’s nomination committees were made up of 63 percent women, 5 percent non-binary people and 56 percent BIPOC voters.

Film Independent’s voting base is one of the most eclectic on the awards calendar. The organization is made up of anyone who chooses to pay for a membership, regardless of their standing in or proximity to the filmmaking industry, so it’s not unusual for the Indie Spirits’ nominees and winners to deviate from the norm of other awards ceremonies.

However, the Indie Spirits Awards’ Best Feature winner has predicted the Oscar winners in the same category multiple times in the past. The two organizations have had the same winner in the top category five times over the past decade, including last year’s Nomadland, 2017’s Moonlight, 2016’s Spotlight, 2015’s Birdman and 2014’s 12 Years A Slave.

On the acting side, the Indie Spirit Awards also tend to honor a mix of  Academy Award contenders and smaller titles. Last year, eight Indie Spirit Award acting nominees and winners also received Oscar nominations, including Promising Young Woman‘s Carey Mulligan Sound of Metal star Riz Ahmed. Minari‘s supporting actress Yuh-Jung Youn, also won both the Indie Spirit Award and Academy Award.

The Indie Spirits Awards has recently made a big shift in the date of its ceremony; it was previously held during the same weekend as the Oscars. The 2022 Film Independent Spirit Awards ceremony will be handed in person out on Sunday, March 6 during IFC’s telecast, before the Academy Awards is held on March 27.

See the full list of next year’s Indie Spirit nominations below.

Film Categories

Best Feature

A Chiara (Jonas Carpignano, Paolo Carpignano, Jon Coplon, Ryan Zacarias)
C’mon C’mon (Chelsea Barnard, Andrea Longacre-White, Lila Yacoub)
The Lost Daughter (Charles Dorfman, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Osnat Handelsman Keren, Talia Kleinhendler)
The Novice (Ryan Hawkins, Kari Hollend, Steven Sims, Zack Zucker)
Zola (Kara Baker, Dave Franco, Elizabeth Haggard, David Hinojosa, Vince Jolivette, Christine Vachon, Gia Walsh

Best First Feature

7 Days (Roshan Sethi, Liz Cardenas, Mel Eslyn)
Holler (Nicole Riegel, Adam Cobb, Rachel Gould, Katie Mcneill, Jamie Patricof, Christy Spitzer Thornton)
Queen of Glory (Nana Mensah, Baff Akoto, Anya Migdal, Kelley Robins Hicks, Jamund Washington)
Test Pattern (Shatara Michelle Ford, Pin-Chun Liu, Yu-Hao Su)
Wild Indian (Lyle Mitchell Corbine, Jr., Thomas Mahoney, Eric Tavitian)

John Cassavetes Award (films made for under $500,000)

Cryptozoo (Dash Shaw, Tyler Davidson, Kyle Martin, Jane Samborski, Bill Way)
Jockey (Clint Bentley, Greg Kwedar, Nancy Schafer)
Shiva Baby (Emma Seligman, Kieran Altmann, Katie Schiller, Lizzie Shapiro)
Sweet Thing (Alexandre Rockwell, Louis Anania, Haley Anderson, Kenan Baysal)
This is Not a War Story (Talia Lugacy, Noah Lang, Julian West)

Best Director

Janicza Bravo, Zola
Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Lost Daughter
Lauren Hadaway, The Novice
Mike Mills, C’mon C’mon
Ninja Thyberg, Pleasure

Best Screenplay

Nikole Beckwith, Together Together
Janicza Bravo, Jeremy O. Harris, Zola
Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Lost Daughter
Mike Mills, C’mon C’mon
Todd Stephens, Swan Song

Best First Screenplay

Lyle Mitchell Corbine, Jr., Wild Indian
Matt Fifer; Story by Sheldon D. Brown, Cicada
Shatara Michelle Ford, Test Pattern
Fran Kranz, Mass
Michael Sarnoski; Story by Vanessa Block, Michael Sarnoski, Pig

Best Cinematography

Ante Cheng, Matthew Chuang, Blue Bayou
Lol Crawley, The Humans
Tim Curtin, A Chiara
Edu Grau, Passing
Ari Wegner, Zola

Best Editing

Affonso Gonçalves, A Chiara
Ali Greer, The Nowhere Inn
Lauren Hadaway, Nathan Nugent, The Novice
Joi McMillon, Zola
Enrico Natale, The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain

Best Female Lead

Isabelle Fuhrman, The Novice
Brittany S. Hall, Test Pattern
Patti Harrison, Together Together
Taylour Paige, Zola
Kali Reis, Catch the Fair One

Best Male Lead

Clifton Collins, Jr., Jockey
Frankie Faison, The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain
Michael Greyeyes, Wild Indian
Udo Kier, Swan Song
Simon Rex, Red Rocket

Best Supporting Female

Jessie Buckley, The Lost Daughter
Amy Forsyth, The Novice
Ruth Negga, Passing
Revika Reustle, Pleasure
Suzanna Son, Red Rocket

Best Supporting Male

Colman Domingo, Zola
Meeko Gattuso, Queen of Glory
Troy Kotsur, CODA
Will Patton, Sweet Thing
Chaske Spencer, Wild Indian

Robert Altman Award (for ensemble and director)

Mass (Fran Kranz, Henry Russell Bergstein, Allison Estrin, Kagen Albright, Reed Birney, Michelle N. Carter, Ann Dowd, Jason Isaacs, Martha Plimpton, Breeda Wool)

Best Documentary

Ascension (Jessica Kingdon, Kira Simon-Kennedy, Nathan Truesdell)
Flee (Jonas Poher Rasmussen, Monica Hellström, Signe Byrge Sørensen)
In the Same Breath (Nanfu Wang, Christopher Clements, Julie Goldman, Carolyn Hepburn, Jialing Zhang)
Procession (Robert Greene, Susan Bedusa, Bennett Elliott, Douglas Tirola)
Summer Of Soul …Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised (Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, David Dinerstein, Robert Fyvolent, Joseph Patel)

Best International Film

Juho Kuosmanen, Compartment No. 6 (Finland/Russia)
Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Drive My Car (Japan)
Pedro Almodóvar, Parallel Mothers (Spain)
P S Vinothraj, Pebbles (India)
Céline Sciamma, Petite Maman (France)
Tatiana Huezo, Prayers for the Stolen (Mexico)

Producers Award

Brad Becker-Parton
Pin-Chun Liu
Lizzie Shapiro

Someone to Watch Award

Alex Camilleri, Luzzu
Michael Sarnoski, Pig
Gillian Wallace Horvat, I Blame Society

Truer Than Fiction Award

Angelo Madsen Minax, North By Current
Jessica Beshir, Faya Dayi
Debbie Lum, Try Harder!

Television Categories

Best New Non-Scripted or Documentary Series

Black and Missing (Soledad O’Brien, Geeta Gandbhir, Jo Honig, Patrick Conway, Nancy Abraham, Lisa Heller, Sara Rodriguez)
The Choe Show (David Choe, Matt Revelli, Christopher C. Chen, Hiro Murai, Nate Matteson)
The Lady and The Dale (Mark Duplass, Jay Duplass, Mel Eslyn, Allen Bain, Andre Gaines, Nick  Cammilleri, Alana Carithers, Zackary Drucker, Nancy Abraham, Lisa Heller)
Nuclear Family (Ry Russo-Young, Liz Garbus, Julie Gaither, Jon Bardin, Leah Holzer, Peter Saraf, Alex  Turtletaub, Jenny Raskin, Geralyn White Dreyfous, Lauren Haber, Maria Zuckerman, Christine  Connor, Ryan Heller, Barbara Dobkin, Eric Dobkin, Andrea Van Beuren, Joe Landauer)
Philly D.A. (Ted Passon, Yoni Brook, Nicole Salazar, Dawn Porter, Sally Jo Fifer, Lois Vossen, Ryan Chanatry, Gena Konstantinakos, Jeff Seelbach, Patty Quillin, Nion McEvoy, Leslie Berriman)

Best New Scripted Series

Blindspotting (Rafael Casal, Daveed Diggs, Jess Wu Calder, Keith  Calder, Ken Lee, Tim Palen, Emily Gerson Saines, Seith Mann)
It’s a Sin (Russell T Davies, Peter Hoar, Nicola Shindler)
Reservation Dogs (Sterlin Harjo, Taika Waititi, Garrett Basch)
The Underground Railroad (Barry Jenkins, Adele Romanski, Mark Ceryak, Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Colson Whitehead, Richard Heus, Jacqueline Hoyt)
We Are Lady Parts (Nida Manzoor, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Surian Fletcher-Jones, Mark Freeland)

Best Female Performance in a New Scripted Series

Thuso Mbedu, The Underground Railroad
Anjana Vasan, We Are Lady Parts
Jana Schmieding, Rutherford Falls
Jasmine Cephas Jones, Blindspotting
Deborah Ayorinde, THEM: Covenant

Best Male Performance in a New Scripted Series

Lee Jung Jae, Squid Game
Olly Alexander, It’s a Sin
Michael Greyeyes, Rutherford Falls
Murray Bartlett, The White Lotus
Ashley Thomas, THEM: Covenant

Best Ensemble Cast in a New Scripted Series

Reservation Dogs (Devery Jacobs, D’Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai, Lane Factor, Paulina Alexis, Sarah Podemski, Zahn McClarnon, Lil Mike, FunnyBone)

Karen Benardellohttps://cinemadailyus.com
As a life-long fan of films and television shows, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic in 2008. Karen has since been working in the press in New York City, including interviewing film and television casts and crews, writing movie and television news articles and reviewing films and televisions series. Some of her highlights include attending such local events as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival and New York Comic-Con, as well as traveling across North America to attend such festivals as the Sundance Film Festival, SXSW and the Toronto International Film Festival. She has been a member of the Women Film Critics Circle since 2012, and the New York Film Critics Online since 2019.


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