2012 Film Independent Spirit Award nominations

The Descendants - George Clooney

The Descendants posterThe awards season is now in full swing, with the nominees for the 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards announced by Film Independent this morning.

Nominees for Best Feature include 50/50, Beginners, Drive, Take Shelter, The Artist and The Descendants. Indeed, The Artist and The Descendants scored the biggest number of nods with five each. The already certified cult hit Drive has also nabbed four nominations, as did Take Shelter and Gotham Award winner Beginners.

Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris failed to receive a nomination for Best Feature, but did receive nominations for Best Supporting Male Lead (Corey Stoll) and Best Cinematography. Judd Apatow’s 50/50 also scored big with nods for Best Feature, Best Supporting Female (Angelica Huston) and Best First Screenplay.

The 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards will be announced on 25 February 2012.

Best Feature

Best Director

Best First Feature

Best Male Lead

  • Demian Bichir – A Better Life
  • Jean Dujardin – The Artist
  • Ryan Gosling – Drive
  • Woody Harrelson – Rampart
  • Michael Shannon – Take Shelter

Best Female Lead

Best Supporting Male Lead

Best Supporting Female

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

  • Bellflower
  • Circumstance
  • Hello Lonesome
  • Pariah
  • The Dynamiter

Best Documentary

Best Cinematography

  • Joel Hodge – Bellflower
  • Benjamin Kasulke – The Off Hours
  • Darius Khondji – Midnight in Paris
  • Guillame Shiffman – The Artist
  • Jeffrey Waldron – The Dynamiter

Best First Screenplay

  • Mike Cahill & Brit Marling – Another Earth
  • J.C. Chandor – Margin Call
  • Patrick DeWitt – Terri
  • Phil Johnston – Cedar Rapids
  • Will Reiser – 50/50

Best Screenplay

Best Foreign Film

Robert Altman Award for Ensemble

  • Margin Call