Moonlight Lands 6 Spirit Award Nominations

Moonlight Lands 6 Spirit Award Nominations


The momentum for Barry Jenkins film has begun, and with Moonlight scooping up 4 Gotham Awards, The Spirit Awards show promise. Moonlight Lands 6 Spirit Award Nominations!!!

Flip and find out which 6 Spirit Award Nominations, Moonlight has attained…

Moonlight Lands 6 Spirit Award Nominations

We can’t tell you how amazing Moonlight is. All we can say is Moonlight is the MUST SEE movie of 2016 despite the subject matter.

Why Moonlight?

The Barry Jenkins film is a masterpiece in filmmaking, and telling a story of find one self. It is beautifully written, the setting is raw, gritty and help to embody the stories subject matter. The cinematography finds the beauty in the ugly with beautifully stylized moments of heartache. The editing sets the pace, an uncomfortable situation of never knowing what can happen next.  It is a movie that tells a story of love surrounded by the obsticals of life many young men face. From Bullying, hate, disownment, and alienation, Barry Jenkins film is about overcoming everything and finding love.

Moonlight Lands 6 Spirit Award Nominations

Like the Gotham Awards the Film Independent Spirit Award nominations are recognizing Barry Jenkins film in the catagories it is most deserving of. For the past two years the Gotham Awards Best Movie winner dictated the Oscar winner, will Moonlight follow their footsteps?

Moonlight Lands 6 Spirit Award Nominations

The Spirit Awards have nominated Barry Jenkins film in the following categories; Best Feature, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Editing and Best Ensemble (Naomie Harris, Trevante Rhodes, André Holland, Mahershala Ali, Janelle Monáe, Alex R. Hibbert, Jaden Piner, Ashton Sanders, Jharrel Jerome and more).

Will the Golden Globes, Critics Choice and Oscars follow suit? Spirit has impact on film writers who will vote for awards ranging from the Golden Globes and Critics Choice to regional critics’ groups and Guild and Oscar voters.

Moonlight Lands 6 Spirit Award Nominations

We will keep you posted, but we have our fingers crossed, because Barry Jenkins film about two men finding love with each other deserves the Oscar for 2017!

Moonlight Nominations:

2017 Spirit Award Nominations:

Best Feature
American Honey
Manchester by the Sea

Best Director
Andrea Arnold (American Honey)
Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)
Pablo Larrain (Jackie)
Kelly Reichardt (Certain Women)
Jeff Nichols (Loving)

Best Screenplay
Manchester by the Sea
20th Century Women
Little Men
Hell or High Water

Best First Feature
The Childhood of a Leader
The Fits
Other People
Swiss Army Man
The Witch

Best First Screenplay
The Witch
Other People
Jean of the Joneses

Best Male Lead
Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea)
David Harewood (Free in Deed)
Viggo Mortensen (Captain Fantastic)
Jesse Plemons (Other People)
Tim Roth (Chronic)

Best Female Lead
Annette Bening (20th Century Women)
Isabelle Huppert (Elle)
Sasha Lane (American Honey)
Ruth Negga (Loving)
Natalie Portman (Jackie)

Best Supporting Male
Ralph Fiennes (A Bigger Splash)
Ben Foster (Hell or High Water)
Lucas Hedges (Manchester by the Sea)
Shia LaBeouf (American Honey)
Craig Robinson (Morris From America)

Best Supporting Female
Edwina Findley (Free in Deed)
Paulina Garcia (Little Men)
Lily Gladstone (Certain Women)
Riley Keough (American Honey)
Molly Shannon (Other People)

Best Documentary
I Am Not Your Negro
O.J.: Made in America
Under the Sun

Best International Film
My Golden Days
Toni Erdmann
Under the Shadow

Best Cinematography
Free in Deed
Eyes of My Mother
American Honey

Best Editing
Swiss Army Man
Manchester by the Sea
Hell or High Water

John Cassavetes Award (Best Feature Under $500,000)
Free in Deed
Hunter Gatherer
Spa Night

Robert Altman Award (Best Ensemble)

Piaget Producers Award
Lisa Kjerulff
Jordana Mollick
Melody C. Roscher
Craig Shilowich

Someone to Watch Award

Andrew Ahn (Spa Night)
Claire Carre (Embers)
Anna Rose Holmer (The Fits)
Ingrid Jungermann (Women Who Kill)

Truer Than Fiction Award
Kristi Jacobson (Solitary)
Sara Jordenö (Kiki)
Nanfu Wang (Hooligan Sparrow

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