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NEW YORK (AP): The 34th Film Independent Spirit Awards beat Bo Burnham's "Eighth grade" storytelling, the existentialist thriller of Lynne Ramsay "You Were Never Really Here" and the religious drama of Paul Schrader "First Reformed "nominees announced on Friday.
Each of them scored four grants, including the best picture. He was also nominated for the best movie: James Baldwin's adaptation of Barry Jenkins "If Beale Street could Talk" and the story of Debra Granik, "Let No Trace."
With many of the biggest producers this year, the Oscars have been larger studio stars such as "Star Is Born" and "Black Panther", the spirits have launched their support for a more independent series of independent films of veteran filmmakers and the first time The principal nominee was a debut as a director who collected $ 66,000 at the box office: "We the Animals" by Jeremiah Zagar. The film, an exuberant poetic story of three biracial brothers, has received five main nominations, among which the "someone to look" prize is worthy of note.
Painful the day before the Academy awards, the spirits honor the independent film, choosing among nominees with budgets of less than 20 million dollars. Two other favorites of the Academy Awards – The "favorites" of Alfonso Cuaron, "Roma" and Yorgos Lanthimos "were not fit for the main categories of spirits, but were nominated for best international appeal.
This left a lot of space for films such as Tamara Jenkins' "Private Life" (three scripts, including the best director and best screenplay for Jenkins), the debut as director of Paul Dano "Wildlife" (three scripts, including the best actress for Carey Mulligan) and Jennifer Fox Chronicle of child sexual abuse "The Tale" (three settlements, including the best first function) to find the attention.
The selection committees were especially for "Eighth grade," including a better nomination for the actress for her 15-year-old star, Elsie Fisher, and a cast actor for her fictitious father, Josh Hamilton. Joaquin Phoenix, the hitman of "You Were Never Really Here", was nominated as Best Actor, along with John Chu ("Seeking"), Daveed Diggs ("Blindspotting"), Christian Malheiros ("Socrates") and Ethan Hawke of " First Refurbished ".
Together with Mulligan and Fisher, the best actress nominees were: Glenn Close ("The Wife"), Toni Collette ("Hereditary"), Regina Hall ("Support the Girls") and Helena Howard ("Madeline Madeline ").
The Robert Altman of Spirits Prize, a joint award to the film director, cast and casting director, will be remake of horror by Luca Guadagnino "Suspiria." The spirits also, for the second time, will offer the Bonnie prize (and a grant of $ 50,000) to a female mid-career director. Nominees this year are Granik, Jenkins and Karyn Kusama ("Destroyer").
Gemma Chan and Molly Shannon announced the nominations, which were broadcast online, at a W Hotel press conference in Hollywood on Friday.
After four years in a row to win best prizes with the Oscars ("Moonlight", "Spotlight", "Birdman", "12 years of slavery"), Spirit Awards last year diverted when choosing "Get Out" by Jordan Peele. for their highest award.
The spirits, presented by the Independent Film Independent art organization, will be broadcast live on IFC on February 23.
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