The Los Angeles Film Festival and Film Independent at LACMA announced the 30th Film Independent Spirit Award nominations on Nov. 25, 2014 in Los Angeles. Film Independent President Josh Welsh spearheaded the press conference held at the W Hollywood. Actors Rosario Dawson and Diego Luna presented the nominations. Read on to learn more about the 30th Film Independent Spirit Award nominations.
Fox Searchlight’s “Birdman” leads the 30th Film Independent Spirit Award nominations with six nods — Best Actor for Michael Keaton, Best Director for Alejandro G. Inarritu, Best Supporting Actress for Emma Stone, Best Supporting Actor for Edward Norton and Best Cinematography for Emmanuel Lubezki. Five nominations were given to films such as "Boyhood," "Nightcrawler" and "Selma."
Founded in 1984, the Independent Spirit Awards was originally known as the FINDIE or Friends of Independents Awards. It was dedicated to independent filmmakers. Winners were typically presented with acrylic glass pyramids containing suspended shoestrings representing the paltry budgets of independent films. The show has been broadcast on the Bravo network and Independent Film Channel.
The ceremony will be held at the Spirit Awards on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, as a daytime luncheon in a tent on the beach in Santa Monica. The show will broadcast live exclusively on IFC at 2:00 p.m. PT/ 5:00 p.m. ET.
2015 FILM INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARD NOMINATIONS
"Birdman" or "The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance"
Producers: Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher, Arnon Milchan, James W. Skotchdopole
Producers: Richard Linklater, Jonathan Sehring, John Sloss, Cathleen Sutherland
"Love is Strange"
Producers: Lucas Joaquin, Lars Knudsen, Ira Sachs, Jayne Baron Sherman, Jay Van Hoy
Producers: Christian Colson, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Oprah Winfrey
Producers: Jason Blum, Helen Estabrook, David Lancaster, Michael Litvak
Damien Chazelle, "Whiplash"
Ava DuVernay, "Selma"
Alejandro G. Iñárritu, "Birdman" or "The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance"
Richard Linklater, "Boyhood"
David Zellner Kumiko, "The Treasure Hunter"
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"
BEST FEMALE LEAD
Marion Cotillard, "The Immigrant"
Rinko Kikuchi, "Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter"
Julianne Moore, "Still Alice"
Jenny Slate, "Obvious Child"
Tilda Swinton, "Only Lovers Left Alive"
BEST MALE LEAD
André Benjamin, "Jimi: All Is By My Side"
Jake Gyllenhaal, "Nightcrawler"
Michael Keaton, "Birdman" or "The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance"
John Lithgow, "Love is Strange"
David Oyelowo, "Selma"
Click HERE to see the entire list of nominees at the 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards, as posted on L.A. Times.
And that’s it for the Film Independent Spirit Award 2015 nominations update. For more details coming up about the event, stay tuned here on Movie News Guide (MNG).