“The Kids Are All Right,” “Black Swan” nominated for Indie Spirit Awards


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.)

The Kids Are All Right has five Indie Spirit nominations and Black Swan follows closely behind with four.

Here are some of the categories and nominees:


127 Hours
Black Swan
The Kids Are All Right
Winter’s Bone


Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan
Danny Boyle, 127 Hours
Lisa Cholodenko,, The Kids Are All Right
Debra Granik, Winter’s Bone
John Cameron Mitchell, Rabbit Hole



Stuart Blumberg, Lisa Cholodenko, The Kids Are All Right
Debra Granik, Anne Rosellini, Winter’s Bone
Nicole Holofcener, Please Give
David Lindsay-Abaire, Rabbit Hole
Todd Solondz, Life During Wartime



Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right
Greta Gerwig, Greenberg
Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole
Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone
Natalie Portman, Black Swan
Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine



Ashley Bell, The Last Exorcism
Dale Dickey, Winter’s Bone
Allison Janney, Life During Wartime
Daphne Rubin-Vega, Jack Goes Boating
Naomi Watts, Mother and Child



John Hawkes,, Winter’s Bone
Samuel L. Jackson, Mother and Child
Bill Murray, Get Low
John Ortiz, Jack Goes Boating
Mark Ruffalo, The Kids Are All Right


Adam Kimmel, Never Let Me Go
Matthew Libatique, Black Swan
Jody Lee Lipes,, Tiny Furniture
Michael McDonough, Winter’s Bone
Harris Savides, Greenberg

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.

More you may like