2011 Independent Spirit Awards Nominations Announced

November 30, 2010 By:
2011 Independent Spirit Awards Nominations Announced

Funny guy Joel McHale is joining the independent spirit community. McHale is scheduled to host the Spirit Awards that honor indie films on Feb. 26, just one day before the Academy Awards.

Eva Mendes and Jeremy Renner served as presenters and 2011 Spirit Awards host Joel McHale was also on hand today. Nominees for Best Feature include 127 Hours, Black Swan, Greenberg, The Kids Are All Right and Winter’s Bone.

2011 SPIRIT AWARD NOMINATIONS

BEST FEATURE
127 Hours
Black Swan
Greenberg
The Kids Are All Right
Winter’s Bone

BEST DIRECTOR
Darren Aronofsky --Black Swan
Danny Boyle--127 Hours
Lisa Cholodenko--The Kids Are All Right
Debra Granik --Winter’s Bone
John Cameron Mitchell--Rabbit Hole

BEST SCREENPLAY
Stuart Blumberg, Lisa Cholodenko--The Kids Are All Right
Debra Granik, Anne Rosellini--Winter’s Bone
Nicole Holofcener--Please Give
David Lindsay--Abaire Rabbit Hole
Todd Solondz--Life During Wartime

BEST FIRST FEATURE
Everything Strange and New--Director: Frazer Bradshaw
Producers: A.D. Liano, Laura Techera Francia

Get Low Director: Aaron Schneider
Producers: David Gundlach, Dean Zanuck

Night Catches Us Director: Tanya Hamilton
Producers: Sean Costello, Jason Orans, Ronald Simons

The Last Exorcism--Director: Daniel Stamm
Producers: Marc Abraham, Tom Bliss, Eric Newman, Eli Roth

Tiny Furniture--Director: Lena Dunham
Producers: Kyle Martin, Alicia Van Couvering

BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY
Diane Bell--Obselidia
Lena Dunham--Tiny Furniture
Nik Fackler--Lovely, Still
Bob Glaudini--Jack Goes Boating
Dana Adam Shapiro, Evan M. Wiener--Monogamy

JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD
Daddy Longlegs--Writer/Directors: Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie
Producers: Casey Neistat, Tom Scott

Lbs.--Director: Matthew Bonifacio
Writer/Producers: Matthew Bonifacio, Carmine Famiglietti

Lovers of Hate--Writer/Director: Bryan Poyser
Producer: Megan Gilbride

Obselidia--Writer/Director: Diane Bell
Producers: Chris Byrne, Mathew Medlin

The Exploding Girl--Writer/Director: Bradley Rust Gray
Producers: Karin Chien, Ben Howe, So Yong Kim

BEST FEMALE LEAD
Annette Bening--The Kids Are All Right
Greta Gerwig--Greenberg
Nicole Kidman--Rabbit Hole
Jennifer Lawrence--Winter’s Bone
Natalie Portman--Black Swan
Michelle Williams--Blue Valentine

BEST MALE LEAD
Ronald Bronstein--Daddy Longlegs
Aaron Eckhart--Rabbit Hole
James Franco --127 Hours
John C. Reilly--Cyrus
Ben Stiller--Greenberg

BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE
Ashley Bell--The Last Exorcism
Dale Dickey--Winter’s Bone
Allison Janney--Life During Wartime
Daphne Rubin-Vega--Jack Goes Boating
Naomi Watts--Mother and Child

BEST SUPPORTING MALE
John Hawkes--Winter’s Bone
Samuel L. Jackson--Mother and Child
Bill Murray--Get Low
John Ortiz--Jack Goes Boating
Mark Ruffalo--The Kids Are All Right

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Adam Kimmel--Never Let Me Go
Matthew Libatique--Black Swan
Jody Lee Lipes--Tiny Furniture
Michael McDonough--Winter’s Bone
Harris Savides--Greenberg

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Exit Through the Gift Shop--Director: Banksy
Marwencol--Director: Jeff Malmberg
Restrepo--Directors: Tim Hetherington, Sebastian Junger
Sweetgrass--Directors: Ilisa Barbash, Lucien Castaing-Taylor
Thunder Soul --Director: Mark Landsman

BEST FOREIGN FILM
Kisses
(Ireland) Director: Lance Daly

Mademoiselle Chambon
(France) Director: Stéphane Brizé

Of Gods and Men
(Morocco) Director: Xavier Beauvois

The King’s Speech
(United Kingdom) Director: Tom Hooper

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
(Thailand) Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul