Live stream of the Indie Spirit nominations announcement

Posted by · 8:03 am · November 30th, 2010

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  • 1 11-30-2010 at 8:08 am

    Maxim said...

    I really feel bad for the girl who’s announcing. She’s really going in circles now, waiting for the announcers.

  • 2 11-30-2010 at 8:11 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Feel free to announce the nominees here as I have to step out in a bit and won’t be able to put up a proper post.

  • 3 11-30-2010 at 8:17 am

    Graysmith said...

    Damn, I missed the whole damn announcement by mere seconds! Gotta wait for the list to get out then..

  • 4 11-30-2010 at 8:19 am

    Keil Shults said...

    I heard most of them just moments ago via Indiewire. One big surprise? Two nominations for The Last Exorcism, which I actually liked well enough, but never imagined would earn any noms from any committees.

  • 5 11-30-2010 at 8:21 am

    Michael W. said...

    Julianne Moore and Ryan Gosling snubbed. But both Annette Bening and Michelle Williams nominated.

    They really liked Greenberg! Both Gerwig and Stiller nominated and I think it also got in for best film.

  • 6 11-30-2010 at 8:23 am

    tintin(uruguay) said...

    Yes, Greenberg got in! Big surprise.

  • 7 11-30-2010 at 8:23 am

    Keil Shults said...

    There were an unprecedented 6 nominees listed in the Best Actress category:

    Portman, Lawrence, Bening, M. Williams, Gerwig and Kidman

  • 8 11-30-2010 at 8:25 am

    Graysmith said...

    Here’s the full list:

  • 9 11-30-2010 at 8:25 am

    Keil Shults said...

    Yeah, I was a bit miffed (though not surprised) that Greenberg’s script and Gerwig’s performance have been completely absent from all Oscar discussion, but at least they got some attention here.

    And my man, John Hawkes, who for some inexplicable reason isn’t even being mentioned by msot pundits, got a nomination for his great work in a supporting role in Winter’s Bone.

  • 10 11-30-2010 at 8:25 am

    JJ1 said...

    Very happy with a lot of the choices.

    Interesting: JC Mitchell, Kidman, Eckhart, but no ‘RH’ Best Feature. Still, it’s well liked, for sure.

    No Gosling: must have been close. But glad Williams keeps Blue Valentine in the mix.

    Bening vs. Portman … oh, boy.

    John Hawkes, yay!!!! Watching ‘Perfect Storm as I speak’.

  • 11 11-30-2010 at 8:27 am

    Maxim said...

    Typing from memory the Best Picture nominees include

    127 Hours
    Black Swan
    Winter’s Bone
    The Kids Are Alright

    And I think directing nominees were for

    127 Hours
    Black Swan
    Winter’s Bone
    The Kids Are Alright
    Rabbit Hole

    The Big news were the 6 Best actress nominees.

  • 12 11-30-2010 at 8:29 am

    amanda said...

    How did Blue valentine get shut out except Williams? I liked Greenberg, but come on to place it about BV is idiotic.

  • 13 11-30-2010 at 8:29 am

    Michael W. said...

    Very weird that Robert Duvall wasn’t nominated as Get Low was nominated for both supporting actor and first feature!

  • 14 11-30-2010 at 8:29 am

    starbucks10172 said...

    Duvall snub?

    Not good.

  • 15 11-30-2010 at 8:31 am

    tintin(uruguay) said...

    A surprise no Rabbit hole for Best picture.

  • 16 11-30-2010 at 8:32 am

    Graysmith said...

    Solid bunch of nominees. Very happy to see Greenberg getting so much love, since it’s not going to get a whole lot of that from here on out. Nice to see Please Give getting the ensemble award too, an overlooked gem.

    Oddest omission has to be Robert Duvall in Get Low, particularly since Bill Murray made the cut and it got a Best First Feature nomination, as well as looking at the ones who were nominated. Oh, and Michelle Williams being the sole nominee for Blue Valentine is rather odd too.

  • 17 11-30-2010 at 8:33 am

    Maxim said...

    The ceremony could not be more awkward by the way. Renner was probably the worst offender. Stupid laugh during monogamy. Kissing noises during “Kisses” and dismisive awesome after “Exploding girl” was announced. Meh.

  • 18 11-30-2010 at 8:38 am

    Maxim said...

    And personally, I’m just glad they didn’t snub Aronofsky again like they did for “The Wrestler”.

  • 19 11-30-2010 at 8:44 am

    JJ1 said...

    I’m also most surprised by the Duvall snub.

  • 20 11-30-2010 at 8:45 am

    Steve said...

    this is a very, very mainstream nominee list for the ISA. no especially small pics made it through to the top, and the best actress category could be a near carbon copy of what we’ll see in two months time at the kodak (with the gerwig exception — disappointed there couldn’t be a BSA case made for that performance, unsurprised, but glad to see her getting love from her community in what is a big leap for her)

  • 21 11-30-2010 at 8:56 am

    Zack said...

    I’m really happy about the love for John Hawkes in Supporting Male.

  • 22 11-30-2010 at 8:57 am

    El Duderino said...

    Happy for Greenberg, that’s a great film.

  • 23 11-30-2010 at 8:58 am

    Zack said...

    Oh, and Dale Dickey… I didn’t even notice she was nominated the first time around, but great for her too.

  • 24 11-30-2010 at 9:08 am

    Graysmith said...


    One could argue that it’s simply a sign of the times, though. Films like 127 Hours and Black Swan would’ve probably been made at a higher budget in better economic times, but with things being the way they are, they are being done as cheaply as possible.. The same for all these mainstream actors, they simply want to make artful films, and right now this is within the budget range they can even be made.. That’s personally why I think the nominees seem even more “mainstream” than usual.

  • 25 11-30-2010 at 9:33 am

    Keil Shults said...

    Maybe Tapley and Thompson will finally feel compelled to discuss John Hawkes’ chances for an Oscar nomination.

  • 26 11-30-2010 at 9:38 am

    Keil Shults said...

    I just found out how much the people behind this site love Moulin Rouge.

    That is unfortunate.

  • 27 11-30-2010 at 10:43 am

    JJ1 said...

    Boo, Keil, Boo. :)

  • 28 11-30-2010 at 10:46 am

    tintin(uruguay) said...

    Moulin Rouge=Masterpiece.

  • 29 11-30-2010 at 11:09 am

    Keil Shults said...

    I would say that it’s a triumph stylistically, if not story-wise. But then I remembered that its style made me bored and nauseous. On an unrelated note, anyone know a good place to buy cheap fireworks this time of year?

  • 30 11-30-2010 at 11:10 am

    Maxim said...

    Not quite.

  • 31 11-30-2010 at 11:11 am

    Maxim said...

    The post above was a reply to tintin by the way.

  • 32 11-30-2010 at 11:14 am

    Keil Shults said...

    I just realized that I’ve killed any chances I might have had of my future Oscar Talk questions being answered on the podcasts.


  • 33 11-30-2010 at 3:49 pm

    Steve said...


    This might certainly be true. But I think we’ve seen most years that the ISA’s flip our expectations to see such Hollywood-centric names completely filled the boards. We’re all shocked to see a Greta Gerwig in there, but even she will be seen co-starring with Natalie Portman (in a studio rom com) and Russell Brand in the coming year. A Tarra Riggs or even Summer Bishil, she is not. Even “Winter’s Bone” (the ‘smallest’ of the Best Feature nods) has very respectable BO performance and a well-publicized campaign. I was surprised to not see more of a, let’s say, Lena Dunham presence throughout the list.