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Independent Spirit Award Nominations: 2017


Good enough for a lot…but not for everything.

These actually went up almost two weeks ago, so I’ll just give some quick thoughts on them. It helps that, between the nomination announcement and this writing, I’ve seen several more of the films in contention.

The awards will be announced March 3, 2018.

Best Film:

  • Call Me by Your Name
  • The Florida Project
  • Get Out
  • Lady Bird
  • The Rider

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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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Independent Spirit Awards Nominations + Gotham Award winners

Tangerine Sin-Dee and Alexandra

One of the best films of the year…and I’m not the only one who thinks so.

The NBR is announcing sometime today, so I’m on the edge of my seat about that. In the meantime, though, I figure I should go over the ISAs, given that they’ve become a pretty important precursor.

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