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Independent Spirit Awards nominees (2002)

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  1. Vickie_M

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    Updated to reflect winners. Winners are in bold.
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    2002 Independent Spirit Awards (winners announced March 23, 2002)
    Best Feature
    Memento (Newmarket)
    Produced by Jennifer Todd & Suzanne Todd
    Other nominees:
    Hedwig And The Angry Inch (Fine Line)
    Produced by Christine Vachon, Katie Roumel & Pamela Koffler
    L.I.E. (Lot 47)
    Produced by René Bastian, Linda Moran & Michael Cuesta
    Things Behind The Sun (Showtime)
    Produced by Daniel Hassid, Doug Mankoff, Robin Alper
    Waking Life (Fox Searchlight)
    Produced by Anne Walker-McBay, Tommy Pallotta, Palmer West, Jonah Smith
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    Best First Feature (Over $500,000)
    In The Bedroom (Miramax)
    Directed by Todd Field
    Other nominees:
    The Anniversary Party (Fine Line)
    Directed by Jennifer Jason Leigh & Alan Cumming
    The Believer (Fireworks)
    Directed by Henry Bean
    Donnie Darko (Newmarket)
    Directed by Richard Kelly
    Ghost World (MGM)
    Directed by Terry Zwigoff
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    John Cassavetes Award (Best Feature Made Under $500 000)
    Jackpot (Sony Pictures Classics)
    Directed by Michael Polish
    Produced by Mark Polish & Michael Polish
    Written by Mark Polish & Michael Polish
    Other nominees:
    Acts Of Worship
    Directed by Rosemary Rodriguez
    Produced by Nadia Leonelli, Fredrik Sundwall, Rosemary Rodriguez
    Written by Rosemary Rodriguez
    Kaaterskill Falls
    Directed by Josh Apter & Peter Olsen
    Produced by Josh Apter & Peter Olsen
    Punks (Urbanworld)
    Directed by Patrik-Ian Polk
    Produced by Patrik-Ian Polk, Tracey E. Edmonds, Michael McQuarn
    Written by Patrik-Ian Polk
    Virgil Bliss
    Directed by Joe Maggio
    Produced by Joe Maggio & John Maggio
    Written by Joe Maggio
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    Best Director
    Christopher Nolan, Memento (Newmarket)
    Other nominees:
    Michael Cuesta, L.I.E. (Fine Line)
    Cheryl Dunye, Stranger Inside (HBO)
    Richard Linklater, Waking Life (Fox Searchlight)
    John Cameron Mitchell, Hedwig And The Angry Inch (Fine Line)
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    Best Male Lead
    Tom Wilkinson, In The Bedroom (Miramax)
    Other nominees:
    Brian Cox, L.I.E. (Lot 47)
    Ryan Gosling, The Believer (Fireworks)
    Jake Gyllenhaal, Donnie Darko (Newmarket)
    John Cameron Mitchell, Hedwig And The Angry Inch (Fine Line)
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    Best Female Lead
    Sissy Spacek, In The Bedroom (Miramax)
    Other nominees:
    Kim Dickens, Things Behind The Sun (Showtime)
    Molly Parker, The Center Of The World (Artisan)
    Tilda Swinton, The Deep End (Fox Searchlight)
    Kerry Washington, Lift
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    Best Female Supporting
    Carrie-Anne Moss, Memento (Newmarket)
    Other nominees:
    Davenia McFadden, Stranger Inside (HBO)
    Summer Phoenix, The Believer (Fireworks)
    Tamara Tunie, The Caveman’s Valentine (Universal Focus)
    Uma Thurman, Tape (Lions Gate)
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    Best Male Supporting
    Steve Buscemi, Ghost World (MGM)
    Other nominees:
    Don Cheadle, Things Behind The Sun (Showtime)
    Billy Kay, L.I.E. (Lot 47)
    Garrett Morris, Jackpot (Sony Pictures Classics)
    John C. Reilly, The Anniversary Party (Fine Line)
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    Best Debut Performance
    Paul Franklin Dano, L.I.E. (Lot 47)
    Other nominees:
    Ana Reeder, Acts Of Worship
    Clint Jordan, Virgil Bliss
    Yolonda Ross, Stranger Inside (HBO)
    Ensemble (Hilary Howard, Anthony Leslie, Mitchell Riggs), Kaaterskill Falls
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    Best Screenplay
    Christopher Nolan, Memento (Newmarket)
    Other nominees:
    Milo Addica & Will Rokos, Monster’s Ball (Lions Gate)
    Henry Bean, The Believer (Fireworks)
    Rob Festinger & Todd Field, In The Bedroom (Miramax)
    Richard Linklater, Waking Life (Fox Searchlight)
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    Best First Screenplay
    Ghost World (MGM)
    Daniel Clowes & Zwigoff
    Other nominees:
    Donnie Darko (Newmarket)
    Richard Kelly
    The Anniversary Party (Fine Line)
    Jennifer Jason Leigh & Alan Cumming
    Hedwig And The Angry Inch (Fine Line)
    John Cameron Mitchell
    L.I.E. (Lot 47)
    Stephen M. Ryder, Michael Cuesta & Gerald Cuesta
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    Best Cinematography
    Peter Deming, Mulholland Drive (Universal Focus)
    Other nominees:
    Frank G. DeMarco, Hedwig And The Angry Inch (Fine Line)
    W. Mott Hupfel III, The American Astronaut (Artistic License)
    Giles Nuttgens, The Deep End (Fox Searchlight)
    Wally Pfister, Memento (Newmarket)
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    Best Foreign Film
    Amélie (Miramax)
    Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet
    Other nominees:
    Amores Perros (Lions Gate)
    Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu
    Lumumba (Zeitgeist)
    Directed by Raoul Peck
    Sexy Beast (Fox Searchlight)
    Directed by Jonathan Glazer
    Together (IFC Films)
    Directed by Lukas Moodysson
    ----
    Best Documentary
    Dogtown And Z-Boys (Sony Pictures Classics)
    Directed by Stacy Peralta
    Other nominees:
    Go Tigers! (IFC Films)
    Directed by Kenneth A. Carlson
    Lalee’s Kin: The Legacy of Cotton (HBO)
    Directed by Susan Froemke, Deborah Dickson, Albert Maysles
    Promises (Cowboy)
    Directed by Justine Shapiro, B.Z. Goldberg, Carlos Bolado
    Scratch (Palm)
    Directed by Doug Pray
    ----
    DirecTV/IFC Truer Than Fiction Award
    Monteith McCollum
    Hybrid
    Other nominees:
    Edet Belzberg
    Children Underground
    Sandi Simcha Dubowski
    Trembling Before G-d
    B.Z. Goldberg, Carlos Bolado and Justine Shapiro
    Promises
    Alix Lambert
    The Mark Of Cain
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    Someone To Watch Award
    Debra Eisenstadt
    Director of Daydream Believer
    Other nominees:
    DeMane Davis and Khari Streeter
    Directors of Lift
    Michael Gilio
    Director of Kwik Stop
    David Maquiling
    Director of Too Much Sleep
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    Motorola Producers Award
    René Bastian and Linda Moran
    Producers of Martin And Orloff and L.I.E.
    Other nominees:
    Adrienne Gruben
    Producer of Treasure Island and Olympia
    Jasmine Kosovic
    Producer of Just One Time and The Adventures Of Sebastian Cole
    Nadia Leonelli
    Producer of Acts of Worship and Perfume
     
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    Things Behind the Sun showed on Showtime. I think it played at Sundance. It played here once at the Wexner Center when Allison Anders visited, but I don't believe it ever had a theatrical release due to a lack of interest.

    L.I.E. had a minor release from Lot 47 and engendered controversy because of its subject matter. Brian Cox was singled out by some of the critics' groups for his performance in a very tricky role.

    The Believer played at Sundance last year and may have won some awards, but I think it ran into problems because of content and thus played in minimal, if any, theaters.

    Jackpot is from the directors of Twin Falls, Idaho. Must not have played well in NY & LA because it never came close to heree, and I don't recall hearing much about it.

    Hopefully that fills in some of the gaps on those you haven't seen. (If I didn't write anything, I figured you were familiar with it or had no idea myself.)
     
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    I vote for these awards and I'm really irritated about the whole nominating process.

    L.I.E is up for best feature over Mullholland Drive which is only up for Best Cinematography?

    There are more examples, I'm not going to list them all.
     
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    Phil, I know I've seen this list somewhere else on the forum, and I commented then that I thought some of these nominations seemed odd. The missing Mulholland Drive sticks out in particular.
     
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    Lumumba was well received. About a political activist, I think. Needless to say, it didn't make it to too many places either.
     
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    In New York, Lumumba played only at Film Forum, which is about as limited a release as you can get here. (The same thing happened with Lisa Picard Is Famous.) I wanted to see it, but Film Forum is way off my beaten path and requires a major expedition from where I live.

    I don't know when we'll see L.I.E. on video. It's a great film, but it's deeply unsettling and probably a hot potato for any distributor because of the subject matter.

    Things Behind the Sun may play again on Showtime. It's well worth seeing if you get the chance.

    I seem to recall that Showtime also acquired The Believer, but I don't recall when they plan to air it.

    M.
     
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    Michael, is that a new title I see there under your name?
    If so, Congratulations! [​IMG]
    ~Edwin
     
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    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Hedwig!!![​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Great to see John Cameron Mitchell garner so many nominations. It even got a well deserved cinematography nom. Now if the ISA will just carry through and actually give it a few statues, especially for best actor.
     
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    I would love to see Memento get something. It is definately out of the Oscar race.
     
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    The omission that jumps out at me (not having seen Mulholland Drive) is Marisa Tomei for Best Female Supporting in In The Bedroom.

    Rob
     
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    I think I may have worded that wrong. I think it will get at least a nomination for adapted screenplay, but I was hoping that it would get a nomination for best picture or direction. Since it didn't get a nomination in a major category for the Golden Globes and AFI awards etc I think it is unlikely that it will get a nomination in any major category for the Academy Awards. I think Memento is easily one of the best films of the year and I hope it gets more recognition.
     
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    Does anyone know what time this airs Saturday? I can't find it listed in my TV Guide and their web site is no help at all.
    Man, what a week for my Tivo to be in the shop! [​IMG]
    Vickie
     
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    This is the one set of awards where I've seen more foreign films than Best Pix nominees. [​IMG]
     
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    To answer your question Vickie, the awards will be aired live exclusively on The Independent Film Channel at 5 p.m. EST. with a rebroadcast on Bravo at 10 p.m. EST.
    As with previous ceremonies, the event is fairly casual and will be held in a tent on a beach in Santa Monica, with John Waters as the host. [​IMG]
    ~Edwin
     
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    Seth, ha! I know what you mean! Edwin, thanks for the information. I'm looking and now see the boxed blurb in the TV Guide, though it's not listed in the time slot.
    I'm not quite as fired up about the ISA this year as I have been in years past. I'm still very angry with them for being so stingy with nominations for Mulholland Drive. I expected and can accept no Naomi Watts nomination from the Academy. It's much harder to accept from the Independent Spirit Awards.
     
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    Updated to reflect winners.
     

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