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Independent Spirit Awards Nominations: 2016


The great biopic that didn’t get its due. (Source)

The Independent Spirits announced their nominations the other day. Should’ve written it up then, but better late than never.

I will say, before we break it all down…there aren’t a ton of surprises here. More by omission than by anything else.

Really, I’m just biding my time until the 29th, which is when the NBR announces their top 10 and winners. Next to Oscar nominations day, it’s my own favorite awards event.

But let’s not slight the Indies. Let’s dig in.

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European Film Awards Nominations (2016)

This will probably have even less bearing on the Oscars than the BIFAs, but awards are always fun. And I’m pretty sure I profiled the EFAs the last two years, so let’s to it.

Additional details available on the EFA’s website.

Best European Film:

  • Elle
  • I, Daniel Blake
  • Julieta
  • Room
  • Toni Erdmann

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UPDATED: 2016 British Independent Film Awards Nominations and Winners


If it won the Palme d’Or, it should win on its home turf easily…right? (Source)

I’ve profiled the BIFA nominations for 2014 and 2015, and there’s no reason not to continue the tradition. I’ve found their choices to be fairly solid in the past, so let’s see what they’ve got for us this time.

Additional details on the BIFA’s official site.

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