Moonlight & American Honey Lead Spirit Award Nominations Moonlight & American Honey Lead Spirit Award Nominations
Barry Jenkins & Andrea Arnold's dramas lead the pack at the 32nd Annual Spirit Awards Moonlight & American Honey Lead Spirit Award Nominations

Barry Jenkins’ profoundly intimate Moonlight and Andrea Arnold’s enveloping road trip American Honey lead the pack at the 32nd annual Spirit Awards with six nominations apiece.

Both films are part of the A24 family, who’ll enjoy much success at the ceremony as Film Independent have recognised a whopping six of their features from the past year. Among the nominees are Mike Mills’ 20th Century Women, Swiss Army Man, The Witch, and Morris From America.

Source: A24

Source: A24

Kenneth Lonergan’s hugely-praised Manchester by the Sea earned five nominations, whilst Other PeopleJackie, and Free in Deed all racked up four nods.

Moonlight will receive the Robert Altman Award, which recognises a film’s director, casting director and ensemble cast, and will contest the Best Feature award alongside American HoneyChronicJackie, and Manchester by the Sea.

Check out the full list of nominees below:

Best Feature
American Honey
Manchester by the Sea

Best Director
Andrea Arnold, American Honey
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
Pablo Larraín , Jackie
Kelly Reichardt, Certain Women
Jeff Nichols, Loving

Best Screenplay
Manchester by the Sea
20th Century Women
Little Men
Hell or High Water

Best First Feature
The Childhood of a Leader
The Fits
Other People
Swiss Army Man
The Witch

Best First Screenplay
The Witch
Other People
Jean of the Joneses

Best Male Lead
Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
David Harewood, Free in Deed
Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic
Jesse Plemons, Other People
Tim Roth, Chronic

Best Female Lead
Annette Bening, 20th Century Women
Isabelle Huppert, Elle
Sasha Lane, American Honey
Ruth Negga, Loving
Natalie Portman, Jackie

Best Supporting Male
Ralph Fiennes, A Bigger Splash
Ben Foster, Hell or High Water
Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea
Shia LaBeouf, American Honey
Craig Robinson, Morris From America

Best Supporting Female
Edwina Findley, Free in Deed
Paulina Garcia, Little Men
Lily Gladstone, Certain Women
Riley Keough, American Honey
Molly Shannon, Other People

Best Documentary
I Am Not Your Negro
O.J.: Made in America
Under the Sun

Best International Film
My Golden Days
Toni Erdmann
Under the Shadow

Best Cinematography
Free in Deed
Eyes of My Mother
American Honey

Best Editing
Swiss Army Man
Manchester by the Sea
Hell or High Water

John Cassavetes Award (Best Feature Under $500,000)
Free in Deed
Hunter Gatherer
Spa Night

Robert Altman Award (Best Ensemble)

Piaget Producers Award
Lisa Kjerulff
Jordana Mollick
Melody C. Roscher
Craig Shilowich

Someone to Watch Award
Andrew Ahn, Spa Night
Claire Carre, Embers
Anna Rose Holmer, The Fits
Ingrid Jungermann, Women Who Kill

Truer Than Fiction Award
Kristi Jacobson, Solitary
Sara Jordenö, Kiki
Nanfu Wang, Hooligan Sparrow

The 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards will be presented on Saturday, February 25th.

Source: Variety

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