'Searching' Actor John Cho Among 2019 Spirit Awards Nominees - See the Full List
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Making to the list are coming-of-age drama 'We the Animals', 'Eighth Grade' and 'You Were Never Really Here' among others with the former leading the pack with five nominations.

AceShowbiz - The 2019 season award is coming closer. The Film Independent Spirit Awards kicks things off by revealing its 2019 nominees on Friday, November 16. "Crazy Rich Asians" actress Gemma Chan and "Saturday Night Live" alum Molly Shannon announced the list during a live broadcast from the W Hotel.

Making to the list are coming-of-age drama "We the Animals" , "Eighth Grade" and "You Were Never Really Here" among others. The former leads the pack with five nominations including Best First Feature, Best Supporting Male Actor for Raul Castillo, Cinematography, Editing and the Someone to Watch Award for director/writer Jeremiah Zagar. Meanwhile, "Eighth Grade", "First Reformed", "Leave No Trace" and "You Were Never Really Here" trail behind with four nominations each.

The four movies are up for Best Feature award, going against "If Beale Street Could Talk". In addition to Best Feature category, the Annapurna Pictures movie snags nominations in Best Director and Supporting female for Regina King.

"Searching" actor John Cho is among the nominees for Best Male Lead alongside Daveed Diggs ("Blindspotting"), Ethan Hawke ("First Reformed"), Christian Malheiros ("Socrates") and Joaquin Phoenix ("You Were Never Really Here"). Best Female Lead, meanwhile, sees Glenn Close ("The Wife"), Toni Collette ("Hereditary), Elsie Fisher ("Eighth Grade), Regina Hall ("Support the Girls" and Helena Howard ("Madeline's Madeline") going againts each other.

"Suspiria" director Luca Guadagnino, the cast and casting directors are honored with the Robert Altman Award. The horror flick is also fying Best Cinematography award, which alse features "Madeline's Madeline", "Wildlife", "Mandy" and "We the Animals" among the nominees.

Here is the full list of the 2019 Spirit Awards Nominations:

Best Feature:

Best Director:

Best First Feature:

Best Male Lead:

Best Female Lead:

Best Supporting Female Actor:

Best Supporting Male Actor:

Best Cinematography:

  • Ashley Connor, "Madeline's Madeline"
  • Diego Garcia, "Wildlife"
  • Benjamin Loeb, "Mandy"
  • Sayombhu Mukdeeprom, "Suspiria"
  • Zak Mulligan, "We the Animals"

Best Screenplay:

Best First Screenplay:

  • Bo Burnham, "Eighth Grade"
  • Christina Choe, "Nancy"
  • Cory Finley, "Thouroughbreds"
  • Jennifer Fox, "The Tale"
  • Quinn Shepard (Writer/Story By) and Laurie Shephard (Story By), "Blame"

Best Editing:

Best Documentary:

  • "Hale County This Morning, This Evening"
  • "Minding the Gap"
  • "Of Fathers and Sons"
  • "On Her Shoulders"
  • "Shirkers"

Best International Film:

The Truer Than Fiction Award:

  • Alexandria Bombach, "On Her Shoulders"
  • Bing Liu, "Minding the Gap"
  • RaMell Ross, "Hale County This Morning, This Evening"

Producers Award:

  • Jonathan Duffy and Kelly Williams
  • Gabrielle Nadig
  • Shrihari Sathe

The Someone to Watch Award:

  • Alex Moratto, "Socrates"
  • Ioana Uricaru, "Lemonade"
  • Jeremiah Zagar, "We the Animals"

The Bonnie Award:

  • Debra Granik
  • Tamara Jenkins
  • Karyn Kusama

The Bonnie Award: