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Nominees: 2017 Independent Spirit Awards

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On 22 November 2016 the nominations for the 2017 Independent Spirit Awards were announced. Film Independent streamed the announcement live via Facebook, to largely negative reviews, such was the poor quality.

All the nominees are listed below. More reaction to follow, but post your comments below.

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2017 Independent Spirit Awards: The Nominees

Best Feature
American Honey
Chronic
Jackie
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight

Best Director
Andrea Arnold, American Honey
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
Pablo Larrain, Jackie
Jeff Nichols, Loving
Kelly Reichardt, Certain Women

Best Screenplay
Moonlight
Manchester by the Sea
20th Century Women
Little Men
Hell or High Water

Best First Feature
The Childhood of a Leader
The Fits
Other People
Swiss Army Man
The Witch

Best First Screenplay
The Witch
Other People
Barry
Jean of the Joneses
Christine

John Cassavetes Award
Free in Deed
Hunter Gatherer
Lovesong
Nakom
Spa Night

Best Supporting Female
Edwina Findley, Free in Deed
Paulina Garcia, Little Men
Lily Gladstone, Certain Women
Riley Keough, American Honey
Molly Shannon, Other People

Best Supporting Male
Ralph Fiennes, A Bigger Splash
Ben Foster, Hell or High Water
Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea
Shia LaBeouf, American Honey
Craig Robinson, Morris from America

Best Female Lead
Annette Bening, 20th Century Woman
Isabelle Huppert, Elle
Sasha Lane, American Honey
Ruth Negga, Loving
Natalie Portman, Jackie

Best Male Lead
Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
David Harewood, Free in Deed
Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic
Jesse Plemons, Other People
Tim Roth, Chronic

Robert Altman Award
Moonlight

Best Cinematography
Free in Deed
The Childhood of a Leader
The Eyes of My Mother
Moonlight
American Honey

Best Editing
Swiss Army Man
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight
Hell or High Water
Jackie

Best International Film
Aquarius
Chevalier
My Golden Days
Toni Erdmann

Best Documentary
13th
Cameraperson
I Am Not Your Negro
OJ: Made in America
Sonita
Under the Sun

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