Here at Sundance, our passion for independent storytelling and cinema is at the center of everything we do. So, when the nominations for the 2022 Film Independent Spirit Awards were unveiled yesterday, we were thrilled to see so many familiar titles and names throughout the list including Zola, Jockey, Summer of Soul and more.
Check out the entire list of Sundance Spirit Award nominees below and make sure to root for them on March 6, 2022.
Best Feature – Zola
Best First Feature – Wild Indian, 7 Days
Best Female Lead – Taylour Paige (Zola), Patti Harrison (Together Together)
Best Male Lead – Clifton Collins Jr. (Jockey), Michael Greyeyes (Wild Indian)
Best Director – Janzica Bravo (Zola), Ninja Thyberg (Pleasure)
Best Documentary – Ascension, Flee, In The Same Breath, Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)
Best Supporting Female – Ruth Negga (Passing), Revika Anne Reustle (Pleasure)
Best Supporting Male – Colman Domingo (Zola), Troy Kotsur (CODA), Caske Spencer (Wild Indian)
Best Screenplay – Zola, Together Together
Best First Screenplay – Wild Indian, Mass
Best Editing – The Nowhere Inn, Zola
Best Cinematography – Passing, Zola
Robert Altman Award – Mass
John Cassavetes Award – Cryptozoo, Jockey
Someone to Watch Award – Alex Camilleri (Luzzu)
Best New Non-Scripted or Documentary Series – Philly D.A.
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