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Independent Spirit Awards: Carol, Tangerine and More Vie for Top Prizes

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Looks like Carol is a film to kick this year. The Cate Blanchett-fronted film picked adult a many Spirit Awards nominations, a sum of six, for a 31st Film Independent Spirit Awards. Carol, Spotlight, Beasts of No Nation, a charcterised Anomalisa and Tangerine all perceived best underline nominations.

Blanchett, her Carol co-star Rooney Mara, Bel Powley of The Diary of a Teenage Girl, Room star Brie Larson and Tangerine‘s Kitana Kiki Rodriguez were all nominated for Best Female Lead.

Familiar names like former Girls star Christopher Abbot, Cynthia Nixon, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Idris Elba also picked adult nominations. See a full list below.

The Film Independent Spirit Awards will be handing out on Feb. 27 in Santa Monica and promote live on IFC.

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Best Feature
Beasts of No Nation

Best Director
Sean Baker, Tangerine
Cary Joji Fukunaga, Beasts of No Nation
Todd Haynes, Carol
Charlie Kaufman Duke Johnson, Anomalisa
Tom McCarthy, Spotlight
David Robert Mitchell, It Follows

Best Male Lead
Christopher Abbott
, James White
Abraham Attah, Beasts of No Nation
Ben Mendelsohn
, Mississippi Grind
Jason Segel, The End of a Tour
Koudous Seihon, Mediterranea

Best Female Lead
Cate Blanchett, Carol
Brie Larson, Room
Rooney Mara, Carol
Bel Powley, The Diary of A Teenage Girl
Kitana Kiki Rodriquez, Tangerine

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Best Supporting Male
Kevin Corrigan, Results
Paul Dano, Love Mercy
Idris Elba, Beasts of No Nation
Richard Jenkins, Bone Tomahawk
Michael Shannon, 99 Homes

Best Supporting Female
Robin Bartlett, H.
Marin Ireland, Glass Chin
Jennifer Jason Leigh, Anomalisa
Cynthia Nixon, James White
Mya Taylor, Tangerine

Best Screenplay
Charlie Kaufman, Anomalisa
Donald Margulies, The End of a Tour
Phyllis Nagy, Carol
Tom McCarthy Josh Singer, Spotlight
S. Craig Zahler, Bone Tomahawk

Best First Feature
The Diary of a Teenage Girl
James White
Manos Sucias
Songs My Brothers Taught Me

Best First Screenplay
Jesse Andrews, Me and Earl and a Dying Girl
Joseph Carpignano, Mediterranea
Emma Donoghue, Room
Marielle Heller, The Diary of a Teenage Girl
John Magary, Russell Harbaugh, Myna Joseph, The Mend

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Best Documentary
Best of Enemies
Heart of Dog
The Look of Silence
The Russian Woodpecker

Best International Film
Embrace a Serpent
Son of Saul

Best Cinematography
Beasts of No Nation
It Follows
Songs My Brothers Taught Me

Best Editing
Beasts of No Nation
Heaven Knows What
It Follows

John Cassavetes Award (Best Feature Under $500,000)
Christmas, Again
Heaven Knows What
Out of My Hand

Robert Altman Award (Best Ensemble)

Kiehl’s Someone to Watch Award
Chloe Zhoa
Felix Thompson
Robert Machoian Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck

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