Always an interesting set of nominations, and looking at them, I can't help but think after several years of lining up a bit too closely to Oscar, this year I think there might be some differences. For example, the interesting misses of Michelle Williams and Kenneth Lonergan (for directing), Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris, Jeff Bridges, and Loving and Hell or High Water for Best Feature feel like they are anomalies that will soon be corrected. Or will they? Will American Honey emerge as more than an Indie Spirits favorite or be this year's Tangerine? Then there are other, less-Oscary snubs like Rebecca Hall, Sally Field, Closet Monster, Maggie's Plan, and Adam Driver. Overall though, this is an incredible set of nominees, and like I said, I think this may be the year this ceremony returns to being the Oscar alternative. Although Moonlight, Manchester By the Sea, and Jackie could prove me wrong.
Manchester by the Sea
BEST FIRST FEATURE
The Childhood of a Leader
Swiss Army Man
JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD
Free In Deed
Andrea Arnold "American Honey"
Barry Jenkins "Moonlight"
Pablo Larraín "Jackie"
Jeff Nichols "Loving"
Kelly Reichardt "Certain Women"
BEST FEMALE LEAD
Annette Bening "20th Century Women"
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"
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"
Barry Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McCraney "Moonlight"
Kenneth Lonergan "Manchester By the Sea"
Mike Mills "20th Century Women"
Ira Sachs and Mauricio Zacharias "Little Men"
Taylor Sheridan "Hell or High Water"
BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY
Robert Eggers "The Witch"
Chris Kelly "Other People"
Adam Mansbach "Barry"
Stella Meghie "Jean of the Joneses"
Craig Shilowich "Christine"
Ava Berkofsky "Free In Deed"
Lol Crawley "The Childhood of a Leader"
Zach Kuperstein "The Eyes of My Mother"
James Laxton "Moonlight"
Robbie Ryan "American Honey"
Matthan Hannam "Swiss Army Man"
Jennifer Lame "Manchester By the Sea"
Joi McMillon and Nat Sanders "Moonlight"
Jake Roberts "Hell or High Water"
Sebastián Sepúlveda "Jackie"
ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD
(Given to one film’s director, casting director and ensemble cast)
Director: Barry Jenkins
Casting Director: Yesi Ramirez
Ensemble Cast: Mahershala Ali, Patrick Decile, Naomie Harris, Alex Hibbert, André Holland, Jharrel Jerome, Janelle Monáe, Jaden Piner, Trevante Rhodes, Ashton Sanders
I Am Not Your Negro
O.J.: Made in America
Under the Sun
BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM
My Golden Days (France)
Toni Erdmann (Germany and Romania)
Under the Shadow (Iran and U.K.)
20th ANNUAL PIAGET PRODUCERS AWARD
Melody C. Roscher & Craig Shilowich
23rd ANNUAL KIEHL’S SOMEONE TO WATCH AWARD
Andrew Ahn - Director of Spa Night
Claire Carré - Director of Embers
Anna Rose Holmer - Director of The Fits
Ingrid Jungermann - Director of Women Who Kill
22nd TRUER THAN FICTION AWARD
Kristi Jacobson - Director of Solitary
Sara Jordenö - Director of Kiki
Nanfu Wang - Director of Hooligan Sparrow