Hi. How are you? Here’s my favorite time of the year — voting for the Film Independent Spirit Awards. My heart and all efforts pour into supporting independent filmmaking, and I’m proud to be a voting member of the Spirit Awards.
Some nominees were a little more studio than what I’ve experienced in the past, but I’m happy to vote for him/her/it if the performance/film moved me more than the others.
Here’s who got my vote:
ALEXANDER PAYNE (NEBRASKA)
SCOTT NEUSTADTER & MICHAEL H. WEBER (THE SPECTACULAR NOW)
BEST FIRST FEATURE
BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY
JILL SOLOWAY (AFTERNOON DELIGHT)
FRANK G. DEMARCO, PETER ZUCCARINI (ALL IS LOST)
SHANE CARRUTH AND DAVID LOWERY (UPSTREAM COLOR)
JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD
THIS IS MARTIN BONNER
BEST FEMALE LEAD
BRIE LARSON (SHORT TERM 12)
BEST MALE LEAD
MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY (DALLAS BUYERS CLUB)
NOTE: If I could vote for two, Bruce Dern (NEBRASKA) would immediately get my second pick.
BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE
JUNE SQUIBB (NEBRASKA)
BEST SUPPORTING MALE
JARED LETO (DALLAS BUYERS CLUB)
THE ACT OF KILLING
BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM
THE GREAT BEAUTY