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Independent Spirit Awards Nominees Announced For the Year 2023

The nominations for this year’s film categories were announced as part of the Independent Spirit Awards ceremony this morning, which was held in conjunction with the annual event.

Daniels’ movie Everything Everywhere All At Once leads the pack with eight nominations, including Best Feature, Best Director, and Best Screenplay.

This 38th Annual Spirit Awards Shortlist Was Presented By Taylour Paige And Ral Castillo

They have been nominated for the 2023 Film Independent Spirit Awards and announced. It was presented on Tuesday, the 38th anniversary of the Spirit Awards, with the, shortlist for the awards delivered by actors Taylour Paige and Rael Castillo and several other stars.

In August, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) announced it would introduce gender-neutral acting categories throughout film and television, ditching its previous use of categorizing actors into males and females.

The organization has also increased its budgetary cap for movies from $22.5 million to $30 million. In comparison, the amount that can be awarded the John Cassavetes Award has also increased from $500,000 to $1 million.

With Eight Nominations, Everything Everywhere All At Once Leads The Pack

A range of phenomenal acting performances can compete toe-to-toe for the first time due to the shake-up. It is the musical epic Tár that leads the nominations with eight nods. This is followed closely by the family drama Aftersun with seven nods and the musical epic Everything Everywhere All At Once with six.

As a result of the popularity of all three movies as well as the nominations for Best Lead Performance, Michelle Yeoh, Cate Blanchett, and Paul Mescal remain in the running for the award, which is also contested by Regina Hall (Honk For Jesus. Your soul), Mia Goth (Pearl), and Taylor Russell (Bones and All).

As part of the Robert Altman Awards given to the best film director, casting director, and an ensemble cast of the year, Sarah Polley’s Women Talking will receive the award this year. This drama has some impressive performances, including those of Jessie Buckley, Claire Foy, Rooney Mara, Frances McDormand, Michelle McLeod, and Ben Whishaw.

Film Independent Members Vote On The Spirit Awards

Film Independent, a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the profile of independent cinema and diversity within the film industry, is responsible for presenting the Spirit Awards each year, which the organization’s members decide.

The ceremony will occur on Saturday, March 4, 2023, in Santa Monica, Calif. As of December 13, it will be announced which candidates will compete in the television categories of the awards.

All acting awards at this year’s award ceremony will be gender-neutral for the first time in history. In addition, the budget cap for qualifying films has also been increased by Film Independent recently, bringing it from $22.5 million to $30 million.

This cites the increase in production costs as the reason for the change. This award is given annually to the most impressive film made on a budget of less than $1 million, and it is named the John Cassavetes Award.

Here is the list of nominees –

Best Feature

Bones and All

Everything Everywhere All At Once

Our Father, the Devil


Women Talking

Best First Feature


Emily the Criminal

The Inspection


Palm Trees and Power Lines

John Cassavetes Award (Given to the best feature made for under $500,000)

The African Desperate

A Love Song

The Cathedral

Holy Emy

Something in the Dirt

Best Director

Todd Field, TÁR

Kogonada, After Yang

Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert, Everything Everywhere All At Once

Sarah Polley, Women Talking

Halina Reijn, Bodies Bodies Bodies

Best Screenplay

Lena Dunham, Catherine Called Birdy

Todd Field, TÁR

Kogonada, After Yang

Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert, Everything Everywhere All At Once

Sarah Polley, Women Talking

Best First Screenplay

Joel Kim Booster, Fire Island

Jamie Dack, Audrey Findlay, Story by Jamie Dack, Palm Trees and Power Lines

K.D. Dávila, Emergency

Sarah DeLappe, Story by Kristen Roupenian, Bodies Bodies Bodies

John Patton Ford, Emily the Criminal

Best Lead Performance

Cate Blanchett, TÁR

Dale Dickey, A Love Song

Mia Goth, Pearl

Regina Hall, Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul.

Paul Mescal, Aftersun

Aubrey Plaza, Emily the Criminal

Jeremy Pope, The Inspection

Andrea Riseborough, To Leslie

Taylor Russell, Bones and All

Michelle Yeoh, Everything Everywhere All At Once

Best Supporting Performance

Jamie Lee Curtis, Everything Everywhere All At Once

Brian Tyree Henry, Causeway

Nina Hoss, TÁR

Brian d’Arcy James, The Cathedral

Ke Huy Quan, Everything Everywhere All At Once

Trevante Rhodes, Bruiser

Theo Rossi, Emily the Criminal

Mark Rylance, Bones and All

Jonathan Tucker, Palm Trees and Power Lines

Gabrielle Union, The Inspection

Best Breakthrough Performance

Frankie Corio, Aftersun

Gracija Filipović, Murina

Stephanie Hsu, Everything Everywhere All At Once

Lily McInerny, Palm Trees and Power Lines

Daniel Zolghadri, Funny Pages

Best Cinematography

Florian Hoffmeister, TÁR

Hélène Louvart, Murina

Gregory Oke, Aftersun

Eliot Rockett, Pearl

Anisia Uzeyman, Neptune Frost

Best Editing

Ricky D’Ambrose, The Cathedral

Dean Fleischer Camp, Nick Paley, Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

Blair McClendon, Aftersun

Paul Rogers, Everything Everywhere All At Once

Monika Willi, TÁR

Robert Altman Award (Given to one film’s director, casting director and ensemble cast)

Women Talking

Best Documentary

All That Breathes

All the Beauty and the Bloodshed

A House Made of Splinters


Riotsville, U.S.A.

Best International Film



Leonor Will Never Die

Return to Seoul

Saint Omer

Producers Award

Liz Cardenas

Tory Lenosky

David Grove Churchill Viste

Someone to Watch Award

Adamma Ebo, Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul.

Nikyatu Jusu, Nanny

Araceli Lemos, Holy Emy

Truer Than Fiction Award

Isabel Castro, Mija

Reid Davenport, I Didn’t See You There

On March 4, 2013, you will have the opportunity to watch the ceremony. Please let me know which one is your favorite among these. Tell us in the comments about them.


Abhilasha Shreshthi
Passionate writer on various topics from lifestyle to technology and everything in between. I have been blogging for seven years now, and when I'm not typing away on my laptop, I can be found singing, reading or cooking.


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