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2023 Independent Spirit Award Nominations Full List

‘Emily the Criminal’, ‘Aftersun’, ‘Bones and All’ and ‘The Inspection’ also garnered major nominations.

The nominations for the 2023 Film Independent Spirit Award were revealed on Tuesday, November 22, and recognize the top achievements of the past year in indie film. The awards show is over three months away — it takes place March 4 in Santa Monica — but these films are now gaining traction in the months ahead as they head to the Oscars and other awards. This year’s nominees were revealed by hosts Taylour Paige (a March winner for Best Female Lead, representing “Zola”) and Raúl Castillo (a Best Supporting Actor nominee for 2018’s “We the Animals”). This year’s nominees for television will be announced later on December 13.

“Everything Everywhere All at Once” leads the nominees with nominations in eight categories, with “TÁR” following closely with seven nominations, including Best Feature Film, Best Leading Role, Best Supporting Performance, Best Screenplay and Best Director.

In a first for Film Independent, this year’s awards have shifted to gender-neutral acting categories in leading and supporting films and television. Other category updates include new awards for Best Breakthrough Performance (Movie) and Best Supporting Performance in a New Scripted Series (Television). All performance categories, with the exception of Breakthrough Performance, can have a maximum of 10 nominees.

Earlier this year, the organization also announced that the budget cap for eligible films has been raised to $30 million, with the budget cap for the John Cassavetes Award now set at $1 million. Meanwhile, in response to the ongoing effects of COVID on filmmakers and the industry, Film Independent is once again waiving the theatrical run typically required to qualify, giving independent filmmakers more opportunities to be recognized and celebrated.

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The Film Independent Spirit Award nominations mark the second major block for indie awards to define their nominees for the year in films. In late October, the Gotham Awards announced their lineup for the November 28 ceremony in New York, with Spirit-nominated films such as “TÁR,” “Everything Everywhere All at Once” and “Aftersun” leading the way.

You can watch the Film Independent Spirit Award nominations virtually on YouTube.

Best feature

“Boats and all”

“Everything Everywhere at Once”

“Our Father, the Devil”


“Women Talk”

Dear Director

Todd Field, “TÁR”

Kogonada, “Na Yang”

Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, “Everything everywhere at once”

Sarah Polley, “Women Talk”

Halina Reijn, “Bodies Bodies Bodies”

Best First Feature Film


“Emily the Criminal”

“The Inspection”


“Palm Trees and Power Lines”

Best lead performance

Cate Blanchett, “TÁR”

Dale Dickey, “A Love Song”

Mia Goth, “Pearl”

Regina Hall, “Base for Jesus, save your soul”

Paul Mescal, “Nazon”

Aubrey Plaza, “Emily the Criminal”

Jeremy Pope, “The Inspection”

Taylor Russell, “Boats and Everything”

Andrea Riseborough, “To Leslie”

Michelle Yeoh, “Everything Everywhere at Once”

Best Supporting Performance

Jamie Lee Curtis, “Everything Everywhere at Once”

Brian Tyree Henry, “Causeway”

Nina Hoss, “TÁR”

Brian d’Arcy James, “The Cathedral”

Ke Huy Quan, “Everything and everywhere at once”

Trevante Rhodes, “Bruiser”

Theo Rossi, “Emily the Criminal”

Mark Rylance, “Boats and Everything”

Jonathan Tucker, “Palm Trees and Power Lines”

Gabrielle Union, “The Inspectorate”

Groundbreaking performance

Frankie Corio, “Aftersun”

Gracija Filipovic, “Murina”

Stephanie Hsu, “Everything Everywhere at Once”

Lily McInerny, “Palm Trees and Power Lines”

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Daniel Zolghadri, “Funny Pages”

Best screenplay

“After Yang”

“Catherine Called Birdy”

“Everything Everywhere at Once”


“Women Talk”

Best First Screenplay

“Bodies Bodies Bodies”


“Emily the Criminal”

“Fire Island”

“Palm Trees and Power Lines”

Best Cinematography



“Neptune Frost”



Best editing


“The cathedral”

“Everything Everywhere at Once”

“Marcel de Shell with shoes on”


Robert Altman Prize

“Women Talk”

Best Documentary

“A house made of splinters”

“Everything That Breathes”

“All the Beauty and the Bloodshed”


“Riotsville USA”

Best International Film


“Land of Joy”

“Leonor Will Never Die”

“Back to the Soul”

“Saint Omer”

Someone to Watch Award

Adamma Ebo, “Hang for Jesus, save your soul”

Nikyatu Jusu, “Nanny”

Araceli Lemos, “Saint Emy”

Truer Than Fiction Prize

Isabel Castro, “Mija”

Reid Davenport, “I Didn’t See You There”

Rebeca Huntt, “Beba (Bayba)”

John Cassavetes Prize

“The African Desperate”

“A Love Song”

“The cathedral”

“Saint Amy”

“Something in the Dirt”

Producer’s Award

Liz Cardenas

Tory Lenssky

David Grove Churchill Viste

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