“Carol,” about a young New York girl who falls in love with an old married woman, will compete for best attribute, the very best Nature prize, alongside “Spotlight,” the stop motion picture “Anomalisa,” “Beasts of No Nation,” and “Tangerine,” which is about transgender workers. The filmmakers for all five movies are nominated for best director, in addition to David Robert Mitchell for the hit horror movie “It Follows.”
The Spirit Awards bestow honours to the top accomplishments in independent films made for up to $20 million. The Spirit Awards frequently recognize movies that become Oscars frontrunners. The black comedy “Birdman” and play “12 Years a Slave” both won a Spirit before two years and went to win the top picture Oscar. “Carol” celebrities Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara will compete to find the best female lead, a rare event for the stars of the exact same picture.
The picture will receive the Robert Altman award, a yearly accolade granted to the ensemble cast, casting director and director of a film. It was nominated for editing and best screenplay. “Beasts of No Nation,”
Netflix Inc’s first initial movie production, also got nominations for the best cinematography, best male lead for newcomer Abraham Attah and best supporting man for Idris Elba.
The Spirit Awards ceremony will likely be held in California’s Santa Monica seashore city on Feb. 27, the day before the Oscars service.