Full List of 2023 Independent Spirit Awards Nominations

“Emily the Criminal,” “Aftersun,” “Bones and All” and “The Inspection” also earned major nominations.

The 2023 Film Independent Spirit Awards nominations were announced on Tuesday, November 22, crowning the past year’s top achievements in independent film. The awards ceremony is more than three months away (it takes place on March 4 in Santa Monica), but these movies are now gaining steam in the coming months on the road to Oscars and other awards. This year’s crop of nominees were revealed by hosts Taylour Paige (March winner of Best Female Lead, representing “Zola”) and Raúl Castillo (Best Supporting Actor nominee for 2018’s “We the Animals”). This year’s television nominees will be announced on December 13.

“Everything Everywhere All at Once” leads the nominees with nominations in eight categories, with “TÁR” close behind with seven nominations, including Best Picture, Best Lead Performance, Best Supporting Performance, Best Screenplay and Best Director.

In a first for Film Independent, this year’s awards switched to gender-neutral acting categories in Leadership and Support in Film and Television. Other category updates include new awards for Best Breakthrough Performance (film) and Best Supporting Performance in a New Scripted Series (television). All acting categories except Outstanding Performance could feature up to 10 nominees.

Earlier this year, the organization also announced that the budget limit for eligible films was increased to $30 million, with the budget limit for the John Cassavetes Award now $1 million. Meanwhile, in response to the ongoing effects of COVID on filmmakers and the industry, Film Independent is once again waiving the theatrical release normally required for eligibility, ensuring more opportunities for independent filmmakers to be recognized. and celebrated.

The Film Independent Spirit Awards nominations mark the second major block of independent awards defining its nominees for the year in film. In late October, the Gotham Awards announced their lineup for the New York ceremony on November 28, with Spirit-nominated films such as “TÁR,” “Everything Everywhere All at Once” and “Aftersun” at the head.

You can watch the Film Independent Spirit Awards nominations revealed virtually on YouTube.

best feature

“Bones and all”

“Everything everywhere, all at once”

“Our Father, the Devil”


“Women Talking”

best director

Todd Field, “TÁR”

Kogonada, “After Yang”

Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, “Everything everywhere at the same time”

Sarah Polley, “Women Who Talk”

Halina Reijn, “Bodies, bodies, bodies”

Best First Feature

“After the sun”

“Emily the Criminal”

“The inspection”


“Palm Trees and Power Lines”

Best Lead Performance

Cate Blanchett, “TÁR”

Dale Dickey, “A Love Song”

Mia Goth, “Pearl”

Regina Hall, “Honk for Jesus, save your soul”

Paul Mescal, “After the Sun”

Aubrey Plaza, “Emily the Criminal”

Jeremy Pope, “The Inspection”

Taylor Russell, “Bones and All”

Andrea Riseborough, “For Leslie”

Michelle Yeoh, “Everything Everywhere, Everything at Once”

Best Supporting Performance

Jamie Lee Curtis, “Everything, everywhere and at the same time”

Brian Tyree Henry, “Elevated Causeway”

Nina Hoss, “TÁR”

Brian d’Arcy James, “The Cathedral”

Ke Huy Quan, “Everything everywhere at the same time”

Trevante Rhodes, “Thug”

Theo Rossi, “Emily the Criminal”

Mark Rylance, “Bones and All”

Jonathan Tucker, “Palm Trees and Power Lines”

Gabrielle Union, “The Inspection”

breakthrough performance

Frankie Corio, “After the Sun”

Gracija Filipovic, “Murina”

Stephanie Hsu, “Everything everywhere at the same time”

Lily McInerny, “Palm Trees and Power Lines”

Daniel Zolghadri, “Funny Pages”

Best screenplay

“After Yang”

“Catherine Called Birdy”

“Everything everywhere, all at once”


“Women Talking”

Best First Screenplay

“Bodies Bodies Bodies”


“Emily the Criminal”

“Fire Island”

“Palm Trees and Power Lines”

Best Photography

“After the sun”


“Neptune Frost”



best editing

“After the sun”


“Everything everywhere, all at once”

“Marcel the shell with his shoes on”


Robert Altman Award

“Women Talking”

best documentary

“A house made of splinters”

“Everything That Breathes”

“All the beauty and the bloodshed”


“Riotsville USA”

best international film


“country of joy”

“Leonor will never die”

“Return to the Soul”

“Saint Omer”

Someone to Watch Award

Adamma Ebo, “Honk Jesus, save your soul”

Nikyatu Jusu, “Babysitter”

Araceli Lemos, “Santo Emy”

Truer Than Fiction Award

Isabel Castro, “Mija”

Reid Davenport, “I didn’t see you there”

Rebeca Huntt, “Beba (Bayba)”

John Cassavetes Award

“The Desperate African”

“A love song”


“Holy Emily”

“Something on Earth”

Producers Award

Liz Cardenas

tory lensky

David Grove Churchill visit

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