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Nov 30, 2011

Independent Spirit Awards 2011 Nominations

                   The moment i was waiting for came today when the nominations for Independent Spirit Awards were announced. i really like them and think that they are quite real and honest in giving nominations to the movies that deserve it but also to those movies that you never think would when anything big. well this year, the silent black and white movie and the apocalyptic psychological drama The Artist and Take Shelter both got 5 nominations, leading the race.
The Descendants, Drive, and Beginners with 4 each. happy to see movies like Margin Call, Another Earth, Drive and 50/50 getting recognized while the other obvious choices like The Artist and The Descendants were there with no mention of The Tree Of Life or Moneyball and George Clooney but some surprising and quite exciting love for Beginners. and i am also happy for Win Win which deserves its Best Screenplay nod.

Below are the full list of Nominations for Independent Spirit Awards:

*My Prediction*
*My 2nd Choice*

Best Film
The Artist
The Descendants
Take Shelter

Best Director
Mike Mills, Beginners
Nichols Winding Refn, Drive
Jeff Nichols, Take Shelter
Michael Hazanavicius, The Artist
Alexander Payne, The Descendants

Best First Feature
Another Earth
In the Family
Margin Call
Martha Marcy May Marlene
Natural Selection

Best Male Lead
Demian Bichar, A Better Life
Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Ryan Gosling, Drive
Woody Harrelson, Rampart
Michael Shannon, Take Shelter

Best Female Lead
Lauren Ambrose, Think of Me
Rachel Harris, Natural Selection
Adepero Oduye, Pariah
Elizabeth Olsen, Martha Marcy May Marlene
Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn

Best Supporting Male
Albert Brooks, Drive
John Hawkes, Martha Marcy May Marlene
Christopher Plummer, Beginners
John C. Reilly, Cedar Rapids
Corey Stoll, Midnight in Paris

Best Supporting Female
Jessica Chastain, Take Shelter
Anjelica Huston, 50/50
Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs
Harmony Santana, Gun Hill Road
Shailene Woodley, The Descendants

Best Screenplay
Joseph Cedar, Footnote
Michael Hazanvicius, The Artist
Tom McCarthy, Win Win
Mike Mills, Beginners
Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, and Jim Rasch, The Descendants

Best First Screenplay
Mike Cahill and Brit Marling, Another Earth
J.C. Chandor, Margin Call
Patrick DeWitt, Terri
Phil Jonhston, Cedar Rapids
Will Reiser, 50/50

Best International Film
A Separation
The Kid With a Bike

Best Documentary Feature
An African Selection
Bill Cunningham New York
The Interrupters
The Redemption of General Butt Naked
We Were Here

Best Cinematography
Joel Hodge, Bellflower
Benjamin Kasulke, The Off Hours
Darius Khondji, Midnight in Paris
Guillaume Shiffman, The Artist
Jeffrey Waldron, The Dynamiter

John Cassavettes Award (Made for Under $500,000)
Hello Lonesome
The Dynamiter