2010 Spirit Award Nominations

I completely forgot to post the nominations for the Independent Spirit Awards that were announced early last month. Here are the nominees:

BEST FEATURE (Award given to the Producer)

“(500) Days Of Summer,” Producers: Mason Novick, Jessica Tuchinsky, Mark Waters, Steven J. Wolfe

“Amreeka,” Producers: Paul Barkin, Christina Piovesan

“Precious,” Producers: Lee Daniels, Gary Magness, Sarah Siegel-Magness

“Sin Nombre,” Producer: Amy Kaufman

“The Last Station,” Producers: Bonnie Arnold, Chris Curling, Jens Meuer


Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, “A Serious Man”

Lee Daniels, “Precious”

Cary Joji Fukunaga, “Sin Nombre”

James Gray, “Two Lovers”

Michael Hoffman, “The Last Station”

BEST FIRST FEATURE (Award given to the director and producer)

“A Single Man,” Director: Tom Ford, Producers: Tom Ford, Andrew Miano, Robert Salerno, Chris Weitz

“Crazy Heart,” Director: Scott Cooper, Producers: T Bone Burnett, Judy Cairo, Rob Carliner, Scott Cooper, Robert Duvall

“Easier With Practice,” Director: Kyle Patrick Alvarez, Producer: Cookie Carosella

“Paranormal Activity,” Director: Oren Peli, Producer: Jason Blum, Oren Peli

“The Messenger,” Director: Oren Moverman, Producers: Mark Gordon, Lawrence Inglee, Zach Miller


(Given to the best feature made for under $500,000; award given to the writer, director, and producer)

“Big Fan” Writer/Director: Robert Siegel; Producers: Elan Bogarin, Jean Kouremetis

“Humpday” Writer/Director/Producer: Lynn Sheldon

“The New Year Parade” Writer/Director: Tom Quinn; Producers: Steve Beal, Tom Quinn

“Treeless Mountain” Writer/Director: So Yong Kim; Producers: Bradley Rust Gray, Ben Howe, So Yong Kim, Lars Knudsen, Jay Van Hoy

“Zero Bridge” Writer/Director: Tariq Tapa; Producers: Josee Lajoie, Hilal Ahmed Langoo, Tariq Tapa


Alessandro Camon, Oren Moverman, “The Messenger”

Michael Hoffman, “The Last Station”

Lee Toland Krieger, “The Vicious Kind”

Greg Mottola, “Adventureland”

Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber, “(500) Days Of Summer”


Sophie Barthes, “Cold Souls”

Scott Cooper, “Crazy Heart”

Cherien Dabis, “Amreeka”

Geoffrey Fletcher, “Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire”

Tom Ford, David Scearce, “A Single Man”


Maria Bello, “Downloading Nancy”

Helen Mirren, “The Last Station”

Gwyneth Paltrow, “Two Lovers”

Gabourey Sidibe, “Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire”

Nisreen Faour, “Amreeka”


Jeff Bridges, “Crazy Heart”

Colin Firth, “A Single Man”

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, “(500) Days Of Summer”

Souléymane Sy Savané, “Goodbye Solo”

Adam Scott, “The Vicious Kind”


Dina Korzun, “Cold Souls”

Mo’Nique, “Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire”

Samantha Morton, “The Messenger”

Natalie Press, “Fifty Dead Men Walking”

Mia Wasikowska, “That Evening Sun”


Jemaine Clement, “Gentleman Broncos”

Woody Harrelson, “The Messenger”

Christian McKay, “Me and Orson Welles”

Raymond McKinnon, “That Evening Sun”

Christopher Plummer, “The Last Station”


Roger Deakins, “A Serious Man”

Adriano Goldman, “Sin Nombre”

Anne Misawa, “Treeless Mountain”

Andrij Parekh, “Cold Souls”

Peter Zeitlinger, “Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans”

BEST DOCUMENTARY (Award given to the director)

“Anvil! The Story of Anvil” Director: Sacha Gervasi

“Food, Inc.” Director: Robert Kenner

“More Than a Game” Director: Kristopher Belman

“October Country” Directors: Donal Mosher, Michael Palmieri

“Which Way Home” Director: Rebecca Cammisa

BEST FOREIGN FILM (Award given to the director)

“A Prophet” (France), Director: Jacques Audiard

“An Education” (UK/France), Director: Lone Scherfig

“Everlasting Moments” (Sweden), Director: Jan Troell

“Mother” (South Korea), Director: Bong Joon-Ho

“The Maid” (Chile), Director: Sebastian Silva


(Given to one film’s director, casting director, and its ensemble cast)

Robert Altman Award

“A Serious Man”

Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

Casting Directors: Ellen Chenoweth, Rachel Tenner

Cast: Richard Kind, Sari Lennick, Jessica McManus, Michael Stuhlbarg, Aaron Wolff


Karin Chien, “The Exploding Girl,” “Santa Mesa”

Larry Fessenden, “I Sell the Dead,” “The House of the Devil”

Dia Sokol, “Beeswax,” “Nights & Weekends”


Kyle Patrick Alvarez, “Easier With Practice”

Asiel Norton, “Redland”

Tariq Tapa, “Zero Bridge”


NNatalia Almada, “El General”

Jessica Oreck, “Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo”

Bill Ross, Turner Ross, “45365”


About Branden

Branden: I am just your average movie nut that reviews films. Gives his take on pop culture and Hollywood happenings. Dreams to have his own thriving website and make a living doing what he is passionate about.

Posted on January 21, 2010, in Award Show Coverage and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. There are so many awards this time of year it is really difficult to keep up with. I found a lot of the nominees here to be pretty interesting though.

    • I would probably like the winners of this show then the Oscars. I know that I would be yelling at the TV for awful choices.

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