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Octavia Spencer & Paula Patton To Present 29th Indie Spirit Awards Nominees

by Tambay A. Obenson
November 15, 2013 3:40 PM
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Film Independent President Josh Welsh announced today that this year’s 2014 Spirit Award nominees will be presented by Octavia Spencer and Paula Patton, at a Tuesday, November 26, 10am press conference in Hollywood. 

“It’s a pleasure to have Octavia Spencer and Paula Patton join us to announce this year’s Film Independent Spirit Award Nominees,” said Josh Welsh, President of Film Independent. “This is an important moment in the independent film community calendar and we are delighted they will be with us as we announce the nominees for the year’s top independent films and artists.”

Film Independent, the nonprofit arts organization that also produces the Los Angeles Film Festival and Film Independent at LACMA Film Series, will announce the winners on March 1 at the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards. The live-to-tape event is held under Film Independent’s signature tent on the beach in Santa Monica and will premiere later that evening exclusively on IFC at 10 pm ET/PT.

Spirit Awards are given out in the following categories: Best Feature, Best First Feature, Best First Screenplay, Best Director, Best Screenplay, John Cassavetes Award (given to the best feature made for a budget under $500,000), Best Male Lead, Best Female Lead, Best Supporting Male, Best Supporting Female, Best Cinematography, Best International Film, Best Documentary, Best Editing and the Robert Altman Award. The Filmmaker Awards include the Piaget Producers Award, the Stella Artois Truer Than Fiction Award and the Someone to Watch Award.

The Film Independent Spirit Awards are sponsored by Premier Sponsors Piaget, the Lincoln Motor Company and IFC and by Principal Sponsor Stella Artois. WireImage is the Official Photographer and PR Newswire is the Official Breaking News Service of Film Independent.

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  • Ava | November 16, 2013 3:58 PMReply

    Ugh, I wish they would stream this online. I don't have IFC (whines).
    When is this streaming revolution going to get underway already?

  • GERARD KENNELLY | November 16, 2013 6:22 AMReply

    2013 indie spirit award nominees

    Linda Cardinelli -- Return
    Emayatzy Corinealdi -- Middle of Nowhere
    Jennifer Lawrence -- Silver Linings Playbook
    Quvenzhane Wallis -- Beasts of the Southern Wild
    Mary Elizabeth Winstead -- Smashed

    Jack Black -- Bernie
    Bradley Cooper -- Silver Linings Playbook
    John Hawkes -- The Sessions
    Matthew McConaughey -- Killer Joe
    Wendell Pierce -- Four
    Thure Lindhardt -- Keep the Lights On

    Rosemarie DeWitt -- Your Sister's Sister
    Ann Dowd -- Compliance
    Helen Hunt -- The Sessions
    Brit Marling -- Sound of My Voice
    Lorraine Toussaint -- Middle of Nowhere

    Matthew McConaughey -- Magic Mike
    David Oyelowo -- Middle of Nowhere
    Michael Pena -- End of Watch
    Sam Rockwell -- Seven Psychopaths
    Bruce Willis -- Moonrise Kingdom

    four went on to get oscar nominated
    only 4 out of 20 performances

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