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Spirit Awards Nominations Led by ‘Call Me by Your Name’

Coming-of-age drama “Call Me by Your Name” has scored six Spirit Award nominations, with “Good Time” and “Get Out” taking five each.

“Lady Bird” and “The Rider” each earned four noms and “I, Tonya,” “Columbus” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” took three each. Eight titles earned two nominations each — “The Big Sick,” The Killing of a Sacred Deer,” “Beatriz at Dinner,” “Beach Rats,” “Dayveon,” “The Florida Project,” “Oh Lucy” and “Quest.”

The nominations were announced on Tuesday morning by Lily Collins, Tessa Thompson, and Film Independent chief Josh Welsh at the Jeremy Hotel in West Hollywood.

Best feature nominations went to “Call Me by Your Name,” “The Florida Project,” “Get Out,” “Lady Bird” and “The Rider.” Period drama “Mudbound” was awarded the Robert Altman Award, created in 2008 to honor ensemble casts, and was ineligble in the acting categories.

In addition to the top feature category, “Call Me by Your Name” received nominations for Timothee Chalamet as best male lead, Armie Hammer as best male supporting, Luca Guadagnino in the directing category along with editing and cinematography nods. Chalamet plays a 17-year-old and Hammer plays a postgraduate student who comes to stay with his family for the summer.

“Get Out” scored nominations for best feature with Jordan Peele receiving double nominations for directing and screenplay along Daniel Kaluuya for best male lead and Gregory Plotkin for editing. “Get Out” is by far the most commercially successful of the nominated films with worldwide grosses of $253 million worldwide.

By contrast, crime drama “Good Time” has grossed $2 million since August in limited release for A24. Bennie Safdie scored three nominations for directing with brother Josh Safdie, for supporting male actor and for editing with Ronald Bronstein. Robert Pattinson was nominated for best male lead and Taliah Lennice Webster for female supporting.

The ceremony will take place on March 3 — the day before the Academy Awards — in a tent on the beach in Santa Monica, Calif. The show, now in its 33rd year, will be shown on IFC. Nick Kroll and John Mulaney are co-hosting.

Besides Chalamet, Kaluuya and Pattinson, the best male lead nominations included James Franco for “The Disaster Artist” and Harris Dickinson for “Beach Rats.” Female lead nominations went to Salma Hayek for “Beatriz at Dinner,” Frances McDormand for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” Margot Robbie for “I, Tonya,” Saoirse Ronan for “Lady Bird,” Shinobu Terjima for ‘Oh, Lucy!” and Regina Williams for “Life and Nothing More.”

Aside from Webster, the supporting female category contained higher-profile names — Holly Hunter for “The Big Sick,” Allison Janney for “I, Tonya,” Laurie Metcalf for “Lady Bird” and Lois Smith for “Marjorie Prime.” Besides Hammer and Safdie, the supporting male category generated noms for Nnamdi Asomugha for “Crown Heights,” Barry Keoghan for “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” and Sam Rockwell for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri.”

The directing nominations went to Guadagnino, Peele and the Safdie brothers along with Sean Baker for “The Florida Project,” Chloe Zhao for “The Rider” and Jonas Carpignano for Sundance Selects’ Italian Oscar entry “A Ciambra.”

A24 scored the most nominations for a distributor with 17 with five for “Good Time” and four for “Lady Bird.” Sony Classics pulled down 13 nominations, including six for “Call Me by Your Name” and four for “The Rider.”

The Spirit Awards are voted on by members of Film Independent and require that films be produced in the U.S. for less than $20 million. In the last three years, “Moonlight,” “Spotlight,” and “Birdman” have won both the Spirit Award and Oscar best picture trophy.

Here’s the full list of nominations:

BEST FEATURE

Call Me by Your Name
Producers: Peter Spears, Luca Guadagnino, Emilie Georges, Rodrigo Teixeira, Marco Morabito, James Ivory, Howard Rosenman

The Florida Project
Producers: Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch, Kevin Chinoy, Andrew Duncan, Alex Saks, Francesca Silvestri, Shih-Ching Tsou

Get Out
Producers: Jason Blum, Edward H. Hamm Jr., Sean McKittrick, Jordan Peele

Lady Bird
Producers: Eli Bush, Evelyn O’Neill, Scott Rudin

The Rider
Producers: Mollye Asher, Bert Hamelinck, Sacha Ben Harroche, Chloé Zhao

BEST FIRST FEATURE
(Award given to the director and producer)

Columbus
Director: Kogonada
Producers: Danielle Renfrew Behrens, Aaron Boyd, Giulia Caruso, Ki Jin Kim, Andrew Miano, Chris Weitz

Ingrid Goes West
Director: Matt Spicer
Producers: Jared Ian Goldman, Adam Mirels, Robert Mirels, Aubrey Plaza, Tim White, Trevor White

Menashe
Director/Producer: Joshua Z. Weinstein
Producers: Yoni Brook, Traci Carlson, Daniel Finkelman, Alex Lipschultz

Oh Lucy!
Director/Producer: Atsuko Hirayanagi
Producers: Jessica Elbaum, Yukie Kito, Han West

Patti Cake$
Director: Geremy Jasper
Producers: Chris Columbus, Michael Gottwald, Dan Janvey, Daniela Taplin Lundberg, Noah Stahl, Rodrigo Teixeira

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 awarded.)

Dayveon
Writer/Director/Producer: Amman Abbasi
Writer: Steven Reneau
Producers: Lachion Buckingham, Alexander Uhlmann

A Ghost Story
Writer/Director: David Lowery
Producers: Adam Donaghey, Toby Halbrooks, James M. Johnston

Life and nothing more
Writer/Director: Antonio Méndez Esparza
Producers: Amadeo Hernández Bueno, Alvaro Portanet Hernández, Pedro Hernández Santos

Most Beautiful Island
Writer/Director/Producer: Ana Asensio
Producers: Larry Fessenden, Noah Greenberg, Chadd Harbold, Jenn Wexler

The Transfiguration
Writer/Director: Michael O’Shea
Producer: Susan Leber

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

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

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

BEST EDITING

Ronald Bronstein, 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 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

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

Lois Smith
Marjorie Prime

Taliah Lennice Webster
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

ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD – Given to one film’s director, casting director and ensemble cast

Mudbound
Director: Dee Rees
Casting Directors: Billy Hopkins, Ashley Ingram
Ensemble Cast: Jonathan Banks, Mary J. Blige, Jason Clarke, Garrett Hedlund, Jason Mitchell, Rob Morgan, Carey Mulligan

BEST DOCUMENTARY (Award given to the director and producer)

The Departure
Director/Producer: Lana Wilson

Faces Places
Directors: Agnés Varda, JR
Producer: Rosalie Varda

Last Men in Aleppo
Director: Feras Fayyad
Producers: Kareem Abeed, Søeren Steen Jespersen, Stefan Kloos

Motherland
Director/Producer: Ramona S. Diaz
Producer: Rey Cuerdo

Quest
Director: Jonathan Olshefski
Producer: Sabrina Schmidt Gordon

BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM (Award given to the director)

BPM (Beats Per Minute)
France
Director: Robin Campillo

A Fantastic Woman
Chile
Director: Sebastián Lelio

I Am Not a Witch
Zambia
Director: Rungano Nyoni

Lady Macbeth
U.K.
Director: William Oldroyd

Loveless
Russia
Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev

BONNIE AWARD – The inaugural Bonnie Award will recognize a mid-career female director with a $50,000 unrestricted grant, sponsored by American Airlines.

So Yong Kim
Lynn Shelton
Chloé Zhao

JEEP TRUER THAN FICTION AWARD – The 23rd annual Truer Than Fiction Award, funded by the Jeep brand, is presented to an emerging director of non-fiction features who has not yet received significant recognition.

Shevaun Mizrahi
Director of Distant Constellation

Jonathan Olshefski
Director of Quest

Jeff Unay
Director of The Cage Fighter

KIEHL’S SOMEONE TO WATCH AWARD – The 24th annual Someone to Watch Award, funded by Kiehl’s Since 1851, recognizes a talented filmmaker of singular vision who has not yet received appropriate recognition.

Amman Abbasi
Director of Dayveon

Justin Chon
Director of Gook

Kevin Phillips
Director of Super Dark Times

PIAGET PRODUCERS AWARD – The 21st annual Producers Award, funded by Piaget, honors emerging producers who, despite highly limited resources, demonstrate the creativity, tenacity and vision required to produce quality, independent films.

Giulia Caruso & Ki Jin Kim
Ben LeClair
Summer Shelton

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