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Spirit Awards: ‘Boyhood,’ ‘A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night,’ and ‘Whiplash’ Among Sundance-Supported Nominees

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Richard Linklater’s ‘Boyhood’

Nate von Zumwalt

Richard Linklater’s coming-of-age epic Boyhood, Ana Lily Amirpour’s genre-bending vampire drama A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, and Damien Chazelle’s emotionally taut debut Whiplash led the way for Sundance-supported films at this morning’s announcement of the 2015 Film Independent Spirit Award nominations. Below, we highlight and congratulate all of the Sundance-supported films and filmmakers nominated for awards. The winners will be announced Feb. 21. 

Best Feature

Boyhood, produced by Richard Linklater, Jonathan Sehring, John Sloss, Cathleen Sutherland

Whiplash, produced by Jason Blum, Helen Estabrook, David Lancaster, Michael Litvak

Love is Strange, produced by Lucas Joaquin, Lars Knudsen, Ira Sachs, Jayne Baron Sherman, Jay Van Hoy

Best Director

Damien Chazelle, Whiplash

Richard Linklater, Boyhood

David Zellner, Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter

BEST SCREENPLAY

Jim Jarmusch, Only Lovers Left Alive

Ira Sachs & Mauricio Zacharias, Love is Strange

BEST FIRST FEATURE

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, directed by Ana Lily Amirpour

Dear White People, directed by Justin Simien
Producers: Effie T. Brown, Ann Le, Julia Lebedev, Angel Lopez, Lena Waithe

Obvious Child, directed by Gillian Robespierre

BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY

Desiree Akhavan, Appropriate Behavior

Sara Colangelo, Little Accidents

Justin Lader, The One I Love

Justin Simien, Dear White People

JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD  

Given to the best feature made for under $500,000. Award given to the writer, director and producer. Executive Producers are not awarded.

Blue Ruin, directed by Jeremy Saulnier

It Felt Like Love, directed by Eliza Hittman

Land Ho!, directed by Aaron Katz & Martha Stephens

BEST FEMALE LEAD

Rinko Kikuchi, Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter

Jenny Slate, Obvious Child

Tilda Swinton, Only Lovers Left Alive

BEST MALE LEAD

John Lithgow, Love is Strange

BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE

Patricia Arquette, Boyhood

Andrea Suarez Paz, Stand Clear of the Closing Doors

BEST SUPPORTING MALE

Ethan Hawke, Boyhood

Alfred Molina, Love is Strange

J.K. Simmons, Whiplash

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Sean Porter, It Felt Like Love

Lyle Vincent, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

BEST EDITING

Sandra Adair, Boyhood

Tom Cross, Whiplash

Adam Wingard, The Guest

BEST DOCUMENTARY

20,000 Days on Earth, directed by Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard

Citizenfour, directed by Laura Poitras

BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM

Ida (Poland), directed by Pawel Pawlikowski
Leviathan

18th ANNUAL PIAGET PRODUCERS AWARD

The 18th annual Producers Award, sponsored by Piaget, honors emerging producers who, despite highly limited resources, demonstrate the creativity, tenacity and vision required to produce quality, independent films. The award includes a $25,000 unrestricted grant funded by Piaget.

Chad Burris, Drunktown’s Finest

Elisabeth Holm, Obvious Child

Chris Ohlson, Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter

21st ANNUAL KIEHL’S SOMEONE TO WATCH AWARD

The 21st annual Someone to Watch Award, sponsored by Kiehl’s Since 1851, recognizes a talented filmmaker of singular vision who has not yet received appropriate recognition. The award includes a $25,000 unrestricted grant funded by Kiehl’s Since 1851.

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, directed by Ana Lily Amirpour 

20th ANNUAL LENSCRAFTERS TRUER THAN FICTION AWARD

The 20th annual Truer Than Fiction Award, sponsored by LensCrafters is presented to an emerging director of non-fiction features who has not yet received significant recognition. The award includes a $25,000 unrestricted grant funded by LensCrafters.

The Kill Team, directed by Dan Krauss

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