November 21, 2017
Awards Season

'The Florida Project', 'Lady Bird' Top 2018 Film Independent Spirit Award Noms

Films from A24 snatch up the lion's share of Spirit Award nominations.

Moments ago, actors Lily Collins and Tessa Thompson announced the nominees for the 33rd Annual Film Independent Spirit Awards, and similar to last year, the most highly anticipated and well-received films of 2017 were given top honors, including Get Out and Lady Bird.

Indie distributor A24 racked up a whopping 17 nominations, four of which went to Greta Gerwig's Lady Bird, five to Benny and Josh Safdie's Good Time, with the rest divvied up to Sean Baker's The Florida Project, Yorgos Lanthimos' The Killing of a Sacred Deer, James Franco's The Disaster Artist, Azazel Jacobs' The Lovers, Joshua Z. Weinstein's Menashe, and David Lowery's A Ghost Story.

We've got your full list of the nominees below. You can also check out Film Independent's live nomination ceremony below.

Best Feature

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

Best Director

  • Sean Baker, The Florida Project
  • Jonas Carpignano, A Ciambra
  • Luca Guadagnino, Call Me by Your Name
  • Jordan Peele, Get Out
  • Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie, Good Time
  • Chloé Zhao, The Rider
'Get Out'

Best First Feature

  • Columbus, dir. Kogonada
  • Ingrid Goes West, dir. Matt Spicer
  • Menashe, dir. Joshua Z. Weinstein
  • Oh Lucy!, dir. Atsuko Hirayanagi
  • Patti Cake$,  dir. Geremy Jasper

Best Female Lead

  • Salma Hayek, Beatriz at Dinner
  • Frances McDormand, Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
  • Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
  • Shinobu Terajima, Oh Lucy!
  • Regina Williams, Life and nothing more
'Lady Bird'

Best Male Lead

  • Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name
  • Harris Dickinson, Beach Rats
  • James Franco, The Disaster Artist
  • Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
  • Robert Pattinson, Good Time

Best Supporting Female

  • Holly Hunter, The Big Sick
  • Allison Janney, I, Tonya
  • Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
  • Taliah Lennice Webster, Good Time
  • Lois Smith, Marjorie Prime
'Good Time'

Best Supporting Male

  • Nnamdi Asomugha, Crown Heights 
  • Armie Hammer, Call Me by Your Name
  • Barry Keoghan, The Killing of a Sacred Deer
  • Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Benny Safdie, Good Time

Best Screenplay

  • Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird
  • Azazel Jacobs, The Lovers
  • Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Jordan Peele, Get Out
  • Mike White, Beatriz at Dinner

​​

'Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri'

Best First Screenplay

  • Kris Avedisian, Story By: Kyle Espeleta, Jesse Wakeman, Donald Cried  
  • Emily V. Gordon, Kumail Nanjiani, The Big Sick   
  • Ingrid Jungermann, Women Who Kill
  • Kogonada, Columbus
  • David Branson Smith, Matt Spicer, Ingrid Goes West 

Best Cinematography

  • Thimios Bakatakis, The Killing of a Sacred Deer 
  • Elisha Christian, Columbus
  • Hélène Louvart, Beach Rats
  • Sayombhu Mukdeeprom, Call Me by Your Name
  • Joshua James Richards, The Rider
'Columbus'

Best Editing

  • Ronald Bronstein and Benny Safdie, Good Time
  • Walter Fasano, Call Me by Your Name
  • Alex O’Flinn, The Rider
  • Gregory Plotkin, Get Out, 
  • Tatiana S. Riegel, I, Tonya   

Best International Film

  • BPM (Beats Per Minute), dir. Robin Campillo (France)
  • A Fantastic Woman, dir. Sebastián Lelio (Chile)
  • I Am Not a Witch, dir. Rungano Nyoni (Zambia)
  • Lady Macbeth, dir. William Oldroyd (U.K.)
  • Loveless, dir. Andrey Zvyagintsev (Russia)
'BPM (Beats Per Minute)'

Best Documentary

  • The Departure, dir. Lana Wilson
  • Faces Places, dir. Agnés Varda, JR
  • Last Men in Aleppo, dir. Feras Fayyad
  • Motherland, dir. Ramona S. Diaz
  • Quest, dir. Jonathan Olshefski

John Cassavetes Award

  • Dayveon, dir. Amman Abbasi
  • A Ghost Story, dir. David Lowery
  • Life and nothing more, dir. Antonio Méndez Esparza
  • Most Beautiful Island, dir. Ana Asensio
  • The Transfiguration, dir. Michael O'Shea
'Dayveon'

Jeep Truer Than Fiction Award

  • Shevaun Mizrahi, Distant Constellation
  • Jonathan Olshefski, Quest
  • Jeff Unay, The Cage Fighter

Kiehl’s Someone to Watch Award

  • Amman Abbasi, Dayveon
  • Justin Chon, Gook
  • Kevin Phillips, Super Dark Times

Piaget Producers Award

  • Giulia Caruso and Ki Jin Kim
  • Ben Leclair
  • Summer Shelton

Robert Altman Award

  • Mudbound, dir. Dee Rees

Hosted once again by comedians Nick Kroll and John Mulaney, the 2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards will be exclusively broadcast on IFC March 3rd at 5:00 PM (EST).       

Your Comment