Independent Spirit Awards 2022 film nominations: Zola, The Novice top list


Independent Spirit Awards 2022 film nominations: Zola, The Novice and Lost Daughter top list as Maggie Gyllenhaal recognized for first directorial effort










The 2022 Film Independent Spirit Awards nominations were announced on Tuesday morning. 

Beanie Feldstein, Regina Hall, and Naomi Watts shared the list of nominations in a livestream broadcast shared on YouTube.

Zola, about strippers who travel to Florida, landed the most nods – a total of seven – for the 37th Film Independent Spirit Awards which will see its ceremony in March. 

The Zola nods were for Best Feature, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Editing and Best Female Lead for Taylour Paige as well as Best Supporting Male for Colman Domingo.

Scroll down for a list of nominations… 

Tops: The 2022 Film Independent Spirit Awards nominations were announced on Tuesday morning. Zola, about strippers who travel to Florida, landed the most nods – a total of seven

Stellar cast: The movie stars Elvis' granddaughter Riley Keough as well as Taylour Paige, Nicholas Braun and Colman Domingo

Stellar cast: The movie stars Elvis’ granddaughter Riley Keough as well as Taylour Paige, Nicholas Braun and Colman Domingo

The movie stars Elvis’ granddaughter Riley Keough, a Hollywood veteran already. Her mother is Lisa Marie Presley.

Also in the cast is Nicholas Braun.

The dark comedy is up against The Novice, which took in five nominations, and The Lost Daughter, which scored four nominations. 

Good start: The Novice has five nominations. The film is about a college freshman who joins her university's rowing team

Good start: The Novice has five nominations. The film is about a college freshman who joins her university’s rowing team

Rounding out the feature film race are A Chiara and C’mon C’mon. 

The Novice is about a college freshman who joins her university’s rowing team and undertakes an obsessive physical and psychological journey to make it to the top varsity boat. 

The Lost Daughter is from first-time director Maggie Gyllenhaal and it stars Dakota Johnson and Olivia Colman.

Tough stuff: The Lost Daughter is from first-time director Maggie Gyllenhaal and it stars Dakota Johnson, left, and Olivia Colman, right

Tough stuff: The Lost Daughter is from first-time director Maggie Gyllenhaal and it stars Dakota Johnson, left, and Olivia Colman, right

Left out: Colman did not get a nomination for her work in the dark drama

Left out: Colman did not get a nomination for her work in the dark drama

She has done well: Maggie Gyllenhaal was nominated for Best Director for her first directing gig; seen last week in LA

She has done well: Maggie Gyllenhaal was nominated for Best Director for her first directing gig; seen last week in LA

It is about a college professor confronts her unsettling past after meeting a woman and her young daughter while on vacation in Italy. Her obsession with the woman and her daughter prompts memories of her early motherhood. 

A Chiara follows the story of 15-year-old whose close-knit family falls apart after her father abandons them in Calabria.

And C’mon C’mon covers an emotionally stunted and softspoken radio journalist who travels the country interviewing a variety of kids about their thoughts concerning their world and their future.   

She was a part of it: Beanie Feldstein shared the list of nominations in a livestream broadcast shared on YouTube

She was a part of it: Beanie Feldstein shared the list of nominations in a livestream broadcast shared on YouTube

Hello mate: Naomi Watts was also seen from her home as a Christmas tree stood in the background

Hello mate: Naomi Watts was also seen from her home as a Christmas tree stood in the background 

She was there as well: Regina Hall was all made up with a sparkly top on

She was there as well: Regina Hall was all made up with a sparkly top on

The 2022 Film Independent Spirit Awards will be handed out on Sunday, March 6 during IFC’s telecast.

Usually, the Film Independent Spirit Awards air the day before the Oscars. 

But the Oscars will take place on Sunday, March 27, 2022 and the Film Independent Spirit Awards will be held weeks earlier on March 6. 

The awards, which are returning in-person in 2022 after going virtual due to COVID in 2021, highlight and celebrate movies that are, for the most part, produced and conceived outside of the Hollywood mainstream.

In order to qualify, eligible films have to have budgets of less than $22.5 million.

INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARD NOMINATIONS FOR FILM 2022 

 

Best Feature

A Chiara

C’mon C’mon

The Lost Daughter

The Novice

Zola

 

Best Male Lead

Clifton Collins Jr., ‘Jockey’

Frankie Faison, ‘Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain’

Michael Greyeyes, ‘Wild Indian’

Udo Kier, ‘Swan Song’

Simon Rex, ‘Red Rocket’

 

Best Female Lead

Isabelle Fuhrman, ‘The Novice’

Brittany S. Hall, ‘Test Pattern’

Patti Harrison, ‘Together Together’

Taylour Paige, ‘Zola’

Kali Reis, ‘Catch the Fair One’

 

Best Director

Janicza Bravo, ‘Zola’

Maggie Gyllenhaal, ‘The Lost Daughter’

Lauren Hadaway, ‘The Novice’

Mike Mills, C’mon C’mon’

Ninja Thyberg, ‘Pleasure’

 

Best Screenplay

‘C’mon, C’mon’

‘The Lost Daughter’

‘Swan Song’

‘Together’

‘Zola’

 

Best Cinematography

Chiara

Blue Bayou

The Humans

Passing

Zola

 

Best Documentary

Ascension

Flee

In The Same Breath

Procession

Summer of Soul

Best First Feature

‘7 Days’

‘Holler’

‘Queen of Glory’

‘Test Pattern’

Wild Indian

 

John Cassavettes Award (Given to the best feature made for under $500,000)

Cryptozoo

Jockey

Shiva Baby

Sweet Thing

This is Not a War Story

 

Best Screenplay

Nikole Beckwith, ‘Together Together’

Janicza Bravo, Jeremy O. Harris, ‘Zola’

Maggie Gyllenhaal, ‘The Lost Daughter’

Mike Mills, ‘C’mon C’mon’

Todd Stephens, ‘Swan Song’

 

Best First Screenplay

Lyle Mitchell Corbine, Jr., ‘Wild Indian ‘

Matt Fifer; Story by Sheldon D. Brown, ‘Cicada’

Shatara Michelle Ford, ‘Test Pattern ‘

Fran Kranz, ‘Mass’

Michael Sarnoski; Story by Vanessa Block, Michael Sarnoski, ‘Pig’

 

Best Supporting Female

Jessie Buckley, ‘The Lost Daughter’

Amy Forsyth, ‘The Novice’

Ruth Negga, ‘Passing’

Revika Reustle, ‘Pleasure’

Suzanna Son, ‘Red Rocket’

 

Best Supporting Male

Colman Domingo, ‘Zola’

Meeko Gattuso, ‘Queen of Glory’

Troy Kotsur, ‘CODA’

Will Patton, ‘Sweet Thing’

Chaske Spencer, ‘Wild Indian’

 

Best Editing

‘A Chiara’

‘The Nowhere Inn’

‘The Novice’

‘Zola’

‘The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain’

 

 

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