Laverne Cox, Barry Jenkins si Olivia Wilde au anuntat nominalizarile la cea de-a 36-a editie a Premiile Film Independent Spirit. Spre deosebire de anii trecuti, in cadrul editiei din 2021 au fost adaugate 5 categorii noi dedicate serialelor.

Drama Never Rarely Sometimes Always a obtinut cele mai multe nominalizari la editia din acest an, 7, urmata de Minari, in regia lui Lee Isaac Chung, cu 6 nominalizari; pe locurile trei si patru se afla Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom si Nomadland, cu 5 nominalizari fiecare. Aceste patru filme sunt nominalizate la categoria cel mai bun film, alaturi de First Cow al lui Kelly Reichardt.

Nominalizatii vin din 22 de tari diferite si 42% dintre acestia sunt femei. Ei au fost selectionati de un comitet format din 50 de persoane, iar castigatorii vor fi alesi prin vot de catre cei peste 6000 de membri ai Film Independent. Pentru a se putea inscrie in cursa, filmul trebuie sa fie produs in S.U.A., avand un buget mai mic de 22.5 milioane $.

In ceea ce priveste distribuitorii, Netflix a obtinut 16 nominalizari, urmat de Focus Features (10), A24 (9) si HBO, cu 8 nominalizari.

2020 was hell on earth, but one glorious lifeline these past months has been the ability to watch so many great films and shows. In an unbelievably challenging year, this year’s Spirit Award nominees inspired us, connected us, and have been a source of urgently needed light in the darkness. Even though we’re still stuck at home, let’s come together to celebrate this great work!” a declarat Josh Welsh, presedintele Film Independent.

Ceremonia va avea loc in Santa Monica pe data de 22 aprilie 2021, in primetime, cu trei zile inainte de Premiile Oscar.

Cel mai bun film
First Cow
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Minari
Never Rarely Sometimes Always
Nomadland

Cel mai bun regizor
Lee Isaac Chung, Minari
Emerald Fennell, Promising Young Woman
Eliza Hittman, Never Rarely Sometimes Always
Kelly Reichardt, First Cow
Chloe Zhao, Nomadland

Cel mai bun film de debut
I Carry You With Me
The 40 Year Old Version
The Sound of Metal
Miss Juneteenth
Nine Days

Cea mai buna actrita intr-un rol principal
Nicole Beharie, Miss Juneteenth
Viola Davis, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Sidney Flanigan, Never Rarely Sometimes Always
Julia Garner, The Assistant
Frances McDormand, Nomadland
Carey Mulligan, Promising Young Woman

Cel mai bun actor intr-un rol principal
Riz Ahmed, The Sound of Metal
Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Rob Morgan, Bull
Steven Yeun, Minari
Adarsh Gourav, The White Tiger

Cea mai buna actrita intr-un rol secundar
Alexis Chikaeze, Miss Juneteenth
Yeri Han, Minari
Valerie Mahaffey, French Exit
Talia Ryder, Never Rarely Sometimes Always
Yuh-jung Youn, Minari

Cel mai bun actor intr-un rol secundar
Colman Domingo, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Orion Lee, First Cow
Paul Raci, Sound of Metal
Glynn Turmann, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Benedict Wong, Nine Days

Cel mai bun scenariu
Bad Education
Minari
The Half of It
Never Rarely Sometimes Always
Promising Young Woman

Cel mai bun scenariu de debut
Kitty Green, The Assistant
Noah Hutton, Lapsis
Channing Godfrey Peoples, Miss Juneteenth
Andy Siara, Palm Springs
James Sweeney, Straight Up

Cea mai buna scenografie
Jay Keitel, She Dies Tomorrow
Shabier Kirchner, Bull
Michael Latham, The Assistant
Hélène Louvart, Never Rarely Sometimes Always
Joshua James Richards, Nomadland

Cea mai buna editare
I Carry You With Me
The Invisible Man
Residue
Never Rarely Sometimes Always
Nomadland

Premiul Robert Altman (acordat regizorului, directorului de casting si distributiei unui film)
One Night in Miami

Cel mai bun film documentar
Collective
Crip Camp
Dick Johnson Is Dead
Time
The Mole Agent

Cel mai bun film strain
Bacurau
The Disciple
Night of the Kings
Preparations to be Together for an Unknown Period of Time
Quo Vadis, Aida?

Premiul John Cassavetes (cel mai bun film cu un buget mai mic de 500.000 $)
The Killing of Two Lovers
La Leyenda Negra
Lingua Franca
Residue
Saint Frances

Cel mai bun serial documentar
Atlanta’s Missing and Murdered: The Lost Children
City So Real
Immigration Nation
Love Fraud
We’re Here

Cel mai bun serial
I May Destroy You
Little America
Small Axe
A Teacher
Unorthodox

Cea mai buna actrita dintr-un serial
Elle Fanning, The Great
Shira Haas, Unorthodox
Abby McEnany, Work in Progress
Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, Never Have I Ever
Jordan Kristine Seamón, We Are Who We Are

Cel mai bun actor dintr-un serial
Conphidance, Little America
Adam Ali, Little America
Nicco Annan, P-Valley
Amit Rahav, Unorthodox
Harold Torres, Zero, Zero, Zero