Anthony Mackie and Kate Beckinsale served as presenters this morning for the announcement of the 2012 Film Independent Spirit Award nominations. "The Film Independent Spirit Awards recognize the finest artistic achievements across the broad spectrum of independent filmmaking-from emerging talent working on a shoestring budget to established auteurs," said Film Independent Senior Director Sean McManus. The Spirit Awards Nominating Committees selected nominees from 277 submissions this year and applied the following guidelines in determining the nominations: uniqueness of vision, original and provocative subject matter, economy of means (with particular attention paid to total production cost & individual compensation), and percentage of financing from independent sources.
Nominees for Best Feature include 50/50, Beginners, Drive, Take Shelter, The Artist and The Descendants. Margin Call was selected to receive the annual Robert Altman Award, which is bestowed upon one film's director, casting director and ensemble cast. The John Cassavetes Award nominees, for features made for under $500,000, include Bellflower, Circumstance, Hello Lonesome, Pariah and The Dynamiter. To view the complete list of nominations and for more information on the Film Independent Spirit Awards visit spiritawards.com.
courtesy: Film Independent