Spirit

Well everyone,  it looks like award season is finally here because the nominees for the 2015 Spirit Awards have just been announced.   According to the site Deadline. Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) has the most nominations with six, including Best Picture and Best Actor (Michael Keaton).  While others like Nightcrawler, Boyhood, and Selma received five.   Some movies including The Imitation Game, Foxcatcher, and Inherent Vice were not even eligible, but the latter do get special awards on their behalf (IndieWire).  Of all the ones listed, Birdman and Nightcrawler have the biggest shot at an Oscar nod, while Boyhood and Foxcatcher lead right behind them.

 

Here are the main nominations:

 

BEST FEATURE

Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Boyhood

Love Is Strange

Selma

Whiplash

 

FEMALE LEAD

Marion Cotillard
The Immigrant

Tilda Swinton
Only Lovers Left Alive

Rinko Kikuchi
Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter

Jenny Slate
Obvious Child

Julianne Moore
Still Alice

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MALE LEAD

André Benjamin
Jimi: All Is by My Side

Michael Keaton
Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Jake Gyllenhaal
Nightcrawler

John Lithgow
Love Is Strange

David Oyelowo
Selma

 

SUPPORTING FEMALE

Emma Stone
Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Jessica Chastain
A Most Violent Year

Carmen Ejogo
Selma

Andrea Suarez Paz
Stand Clear of the Closing Doors

Patricia Arquette
Boyhood

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SUPPORTING MALE

Ethan Hawke
Boyhood

J.K. Simmons
Whiplash

Alfred Molina
Love Is Strange

Riz Ahmed
Nightcrawler

Edward Norton
Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

 

SCREENPLAY

Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski
Big Eyes

J.C. Chandor
A Most Violent Year

Dan Gilroy
Nightcrawler

Jim Jarmusch
Only Lovers Left Alive

Ira Sachs & Mauricio Zacharias
Love Is Strange

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DIRECTOR

Alejandro G. Iñárritu
Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Damien Chazelle
Whiplash

Ava DuVernay
Selma

Richard Linklater
Boyhood

David Zellner
Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter

 

For the full complete list head on over to

SpiritAwards.Com

(The Award Show will be on IFC  02/21/2015 at 5pm Eastern)

 

What do you think of the nominees?  Do you agree or disagree with this list.  Please let us know in the comments

 

 

Written By The Vern

Yes Hello people. It is I The Vern. Lover of movies, women, and whiskey, but not in that particular order. Besides writing for this site. I help co host The As You Watch podcast and help contribute to the world of films wherever I can.


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