Oscar favorites '127 Hours' and 'Black Swan' are up against each other in Best Feature category, while 'Winter's Bone' dominates the full list with 7 nods.
The nominations of 2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards have been announced on Tuesday, November 30 in Los Angeles by Jeremy Renner and Eva Mendes. And some movies which have received Oscar buzz such as "127 Hours" and "Black Swan" are touted for Best Feature at the upcoming Spirit Awards.
For this title, the two movies will fight against "Greenberg", "The Kids Are All Right" and "Winter's Bone". The latest mentioned flick, which is fresh from grabbing two kudos at Gotham Independent Film Awards, has a chance to be a big winner at Spirits Awards since it takes the most nods.
The drama leads Debra Granik to be a contender for Best Director prize. She will face a tight competition with Darren Aronofsky, Danny Boyle in addition to Lisa Cholodenko and John Cameron Mitchell for this title.
The cast including Jennifer Lawrence, Dale Dickey and John Hawkes are additionally up for Best Female Lead, Best Supporting Female and Best Supporting Male respectively. More notable actresses Annette Bening, Greta Gerwig, Nicole Kidman, Natalie Portman and Michelle Williams will challenge Lawrence to get her Spirit Award.
The other nods for "Winter's Bone" are obtained from Best Screenplay and Best Cinematography categories.
In Best Male lead, "127 Hours" actor James Franco will battle it out with Aaron Eckhart ("Rabbit Hole"), Ronald Bronstein ("Daddy Longlegs"), John C. Reilly ("Cyrus") and Ben Stiller ("Greenberg"). In the meantime, "Please Give" has been picked as a recepient of Robert Altman Award.
The winners of upcoming Independent Spirit Awards will be unveiled at a ceremony held on February 26 in Santa Monica. Tapped to serve as the host is "Community" star Joel McHale.
Full Nominations List of 2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards:
- 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"
- 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"
- 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"
- Ronald Bronstein, "Daddy Longlegs"
- Aaron Eckhart, "Rabbit Hole"
- James Franco, "127 Hours"
- John C. Reilly, "Cyrus"
- Ben Stiller, "Greenberg"
- 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"
- 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"
- "Kisses" (Ireland)
- "Mademoiselle Chambon" (France)
- "Of Gods and Men" (Morocco)
- "The King's Speech" (United Kingdom)
- "Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives" (Thailand)
- Adam Kimmel, "Never Let Me Go"
- Matthew Libatique, "Black Swan"
- Jody Lee Lipes, "Tiny Furniture"
- Michael McDonough, "Winter's Bone"
- Harris Savides, "Greenberg"
- Diane Bell, "Obselidia"
- Lena Dunham, "Tiny Furniture"
- Nik Fackler, "Lovely, Still"
- Bob Glaudini, "Jack Goes Boating"
- Dana Adam Shapiro, Evan M. Wiener, "Monogamy"
- "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
- Hossein Keshavarz, "Dog Sweat"
- Laurel Nakadate, "The Wolf Knife"
- Mike Ott, "Littlerock"
- In-Ah Lee, "Au Revoir Taipei"
- Adele Romanski, "The Myth of the American Sleepover"
- Anish Savjani, "Meek's Cutoff"
- Ilisa Barbash, Lucien Castaing-Taylor, "Sweetgrass"
- Jeff Malmberg, "Marwencol"
- Lynn True, Nelson Walker, "Summer Pasture"
- "Please Give" - Director: Nicole Holofcener; Casting Director: Jeanne McCarthy; Ensemble Cast: Ann Guilbert, Rebecca Hall, Catherine Keener, Amanda Peet, Oliver Platt, Lois Smith, Sarah Steele