Here we go again. The award season is upon us. Love them or hate them, movie awards season is just a part of a cinema-blogger’s life. You can take them seriously or take them with a grain of salt. Either way, you gotta take ’em. Probably taking things as least seriously as possible are the annual Spirit Awards. For the most part, these are the films that you didn’t see in the multi-plex, ergo probably worth taking note of.
Myself, I’m a big fan of many of the films on this year’s nominations list (Another Earth, Yay!). So it will be fun to see all these stars make their way down the very casual and sometimes drunken, red carpet in late February (the 25th, the day before the Oscars) to see who will make the biggest fool of themselves on stage.
For those of you keeping count, Take Shelter and The Artist were the two leaders in these nominations with 5 nods each. The Descendants came out with 4 (all three films up for best feature). But here are all of the nominees for this year’s awards. The “big” ones are up top, hit the jump to look under the seats and see the rest of the nominees. Then sound off in the comment section. Anything you’re particularly happy to see? Something you’re oh so happy did not make the cut? Something or someone that got snubbed (The Skin I Live In!!!?!??!)? I’m curious…
Mike Mills, Beginners
Nicolas Winding Refn, Drive
Jeff Nichols, Take Shelter
Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
Alexander Payne, The Descendants
Best First Feature:
In The Family
Martha Marcy May Marlene
Best Male Lead:
Demian Bichir, A Better Life
Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Ryan Gosling, Drive
Woody Harrelson, Rampart
Michael Shannon, Take Shelter
Best Female Lead:
Lauren Ambrose, Think of Me
Rachel Harris, Natural Selection
Adepero Oduye, Pariah
Elizabeth Olsen, Martha Marcy May Marlene
Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn
Would you like to know more…?