Pic lands 6 noms for IFP/West indie kudos
Michael Cuesta received a best helmer nom for “L.I.E,” and will compete with Cheryl Dunya (“Stranger Inside”), Richard Linklater (“Waking Life”), John Cameron Mitchell (“Hedwig and the Angry Inch”) and Christopher Nolan (“Memento”). Best screenplay noms went to Milo Addica and Will Rokos (“Monster’s Ball”), Henry Bean (“The Believer”), Rob Festinger and Todd Field (“In the Bedroom”), Linklater and Nolan. In the best first feature category, directors Jennifer Jason Leigh and Alan Cummings (“The Anniversary Party”) will vie for the kudos with Richard Kelly (“Donnie Darko”), Terry Zwigoff (“Ghost World”), Bean and Field. For the best first screenplay prize the nominees are Daniel Clowes/Terry Zwigoff (“Ghost World”); Stephen Ryder/Michael Cuesta/Gerald Cuesta (“L.I.E”); Kelly (“Donnie Darko”); Leigh and Cumming (“The Anniversary Party”); and Mitchell (“Hedwig and the Angry Inch”). The John Cassavettes Award, for best feature made for under 50,000, will go to the creative team behind one of the following pics: “Acts of Worship”; “Jackpot”; “Kaaterskill Falls”; “Punks”; and “Virgil Bliss.” Best female lead contenders are Kim Dickens (“Things Behind the Sun”), Molly Parker (“The Center of the World”), Sissy Spacek (“In the Bedroom”), Tilda Swinton (“The Deep End”) and Kerry Washington (“Lift”). Best male lead competish features Brian Cox (“L.I.E.”); Ryan Gosling (“The Believer”); Jake Gyllenhaal (“Donnie Darko”); John Cameron Mitchell (“Hedwig and the Angry Inch”); and Tom Wilkinson (“In the Bedroom”). Best foreign film award noms were “Amelie,” “Amores Perros, “Lumumba,” “Sexy Beast” and “Together.” Best doc contenders were “Dogtown and Z-Boys,” “Go Tigers!” “Lalee’s Kin: The Legacy of Cotten,” “Promises” and “Scratch.” Kudos will be bestowed on the helmer of each pic. Supporting male contenders are Steve Buscemi (“Ghost World”), Don Cheadle (“Things Behind the Sun”), Billy Kay (“L.I.E”), Garrett Morris (“Jackpot”) and John C. Reilly (“The Anniversary Party”). Female supporting actor noms were Davenia Mcfadden (Stranger Inside”), Carrie Anne Moss (“Memento”), Summer Phoenix (“The Believer”), Tamara Tunie (“The Caveman’s Valentine”) and Uma Thurman (“Tape”). And best debut performance noms were Paul Franklin Dana (“L.I.E”), Ana Reeder (“Acts of Worship”), Clint Jordan (“Virgil Bliss” ), Yolanda Ross (“Stranger Inside”) and the ensemble cast of “Kaatershill Falls” — Anthony Leslie, Mitchell Riggs and Hilary Howard. Distribs Fine Line Features and Newmarket Films were tied with eight award noms each. Finalists for the event’s Someone to Watch award were Debra Eisenstadt (“Daydream Believer”); Demane Davis and Khari Street (“Lift”); Michael Gilio (“Kwik Stop”); and David Maquiling (“Too Much Sleep”). Nominees for the Direct TV/IFC Truer Than Fiction Award, for emerging directors of non-fiction features, are: Edet Belzberg (“Children Underground”); Sandi Simcha Dubowski (“Trembling Before G-d”); B.Z. Goldberg, Carlos Bolado and Justine Shapiro (“Promises”); Alix Lambert (“The Mark of Cain”); and Monteith McCollum (“Hybrid”). Nominees for the Motorola Producers Award, for producers working with limited resources, are Rene Bastian/Linda Moran (“Martin,” “Orloff” and “L.I.E”); Adrienne Gruben (“Treasure Island” and “Olympia”); Jasmine Kosovic (“Just One Time” and “The Adventures of Sebastian Cole”); and Nadia Leonelli (“Acts of Worship” and “Perfume”). Announcement ceremony was hosted by William H. Macy along with nominating presenters Courtney B. Vance, Blair Underwood, Rachel Griffiths, Diane Lane and Scarlett Johansson. Nominees were selected from more than 175 submissions. Awards will be handed out March 23 in Santa Monica, with John Waters returning as master of ceremonies. And the nominees are … BEST FEATURE (Award given to the Producer) * Executive Producers are not listed. Hedwig and the Angry Inch – Producers: Christine Vachon, Katie Roumel & Pamela Koffler L. I. E. – Producers: René Bastian, Linda Moran & Michael Cuesta Memento – Producers: Jennifer Todd & Suzanne Todd Things Behind The Sun – Producers: Daniel Hassid, Doug Mankoff, Robin Alper Waking Life – Producers: Anne Walker-McBay, Tommy Pallotta, Palmer West, Jonah Smith BEST DIRECTOR Michael Cuesta – L. I. E. Cheryl Dunye – Stranger Inside Richard Linklater – Waking Life John Cameron Mitchell – Hedwig and the Angry Inch Christopher Nolan – Memento BEST SCREENPLAY Milo Addica & Will Rokos – Monster’s Ball Henry Bean – The Believer Rob Festinger & Todd Field – In The Bedroom Richard Linklater – Waking Life Christopher Nolan – Memento BEST FIRST FEATURE (Award given to the Director) * Executive Producers are not listed. The Anniversary Party – Directors: Jennifer Jason Leigh & Alan Cumming The Believer – Director: Henry Bean Donnie Darko – Director: Richard Kelly Ghost World – Director: Terry Zwigoff In The Bedroom – Director: Todd Field BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY Ghost World – Daniel Clowes & Terry Zwigoff Donnie Darko – Richard Kelly The Anniversary Party – Jennifer Jason Leigh & Alan Cumming Hedwig and the Angry Inch – John Cameron Mitchell L. I. E. – Stephen M. Ryder, Michael Cuesta & Gerald Cuesta JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD (Given to the best feature made for under $500,000) (Award given to the Writer, Director, and Producer) * Executive Producers are not listed. Acts of Worship – Director/Writer: Rosemary Rodriguez, Producers: Nadia Leonelli, Fredrik Sundwall, Rosemary Rodriguez Jackpot – Director: Michael Polish, Producers/Writers: Mark Polish & Michael Polish Kaaterskill Falls – Directors: Josh Apter & Peter Olsen, Producers: Josh Apter & Peter Olsen Punks – Director/Writer: Patrik-Ian Polk, Producers: Patrik-Ian Polk, Tracey E. Edmonds, Michael McQuarn Virgil Bliss – Director/Writer: Joe Maggio, Producers: Joe Maggio & John Maggio BEST DEBUT PERFORMANCE (Actors in their first significant role in a feature film) Paul Franklin Dano – L. I. E. Ana Reeder – Acts of Worship Clint Jordan – Virgil Bliss Yolonda Ross – Stranger Inside Kaaterskill Falls – Ensemble: Hilary Howard, Anthony Leslie, Mitchell Riggs BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE Davenia McFadden – Stranger Inside Carrie-Anne Moss – Memento Summer Phoenix – The Believer Tamara Tunie – The Caveman’s Valentine Uma Thurman – Tape BEST SUPPORTING MALE Steve Buscemi – Ghost World Don Cheadle – Things Behind The Sun Billy Kay – L. I. E. Garrett Morris – Jackpot John C. Reilly – The Anniversary Party BEST FEMALE LEAD Kim Dickens – Things Behind the Sun Molly Parker – The Center of the World Sissy Spacek – In the Bedroom Tilda Swinton – The Deep End Kerry Washington – Lift BEST MALE LEAD Brian Cox – L. I. E. Ryan Gosling – The Believer Jake Gyllenhaal – Donnie Darko John Cameron Mitchell – Hedwig and the Angry Inch Tom Wilkinson – In The Bedroom BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY Frank G. DeMarco – Hedwig and the Angry Inch Peter Deming – Mulholland Drive W. Mott Hupfel III – The American Astronaut Giles Nuttgens – The Deep End Wally Pfister – Memento BEST FOREIGN FILM (Award given to the Director) Amélie – Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet Amores Perros – Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu Lumumba – Director: Raoul Peck Sexy Beast – Director: Jonathan Glazer Together – Director: Lukas Moodysson BEST DOCUMENTARY (Award given to the Director) Dogtown and Z-Boys – Director: Stacy Peralta Go Tigers! – Director: Kenneth A. Carlson Lalee’s Kin: The Legacy of Cotton – Directors: Susan Froemke, Deborah Dickson, Albert Maysles Promises – Directors: Justine Shapiro, B.Z. Goldberg, Carlos Bolado Scratch – Director: Doug Pray
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