This morning, Eva Mendes and Jeremy Renner announced the 2010 nominees for the Independent Spirit Awards. Every year, these awards celebrate independent filmmakers and air a few weeks before the Oscars.
This year’s nominees are very female-friendly, with the Debra Granik-directed (and female-led) Winter’s Bone up for seven different awards. (The film also won two in two categories at last night’s Gotham Independent Film Awards.)
Here are some of the categories and nominees:
Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan
Stuart Blumberg, Lisa Cholodenko, The Kids Are All Right
BEST FEMALE LEAD
Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right
BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE
Ashley Bell, The Last Exorcism
BEST SUPPORTING MALE
John Hawkes,, Winter’s Bone
Adam Kimmel, Never Let Me Go
Please Give and its director, Nicole Holofcener, and cast (including Ann Guilbert, Rebecca Hall, Catherine Keener, Amanda Peet, Sarah Steele) will also receive the Robert Altman Award.
I’m bummed that Mila Kunis and Julianne Moore aren’t up for Best Supporting Female, but am glad to see so many women in categories outside of those designated for women only. Some other misses: Noomi Rapace or any of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo films, as well as I Am Love. I can’t believe neither even made it into Best Foregn Film.
IFC will broadcast the Indie Spirit Awards on Feb. 26, so make sure to tune in and see which women win.