‘We the Animals,’ ‘Eighth Grade,’ ‘You Were Never Really Here,’ and ‘First Reformed’ Lead 2019 Independent Spirit Awards Nominations

The 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards have revealed their nominations. Leading the pack is Jeremiah Zagar’s Malickian coming-of-age tale We the Animals, which nabbed five nods, while grabbing four each were Paul Schrader’s First Reformed, Bo Burnham’s Eighth Grade and Lynne Ramsay’s You Were Never Really Here. Rounding out the Best Feature category was If Beale Street Could Talk and Leave No Trace.

Some of our favourite performances of the year, including Helena Howard, Regina Hall, Carey Mulligan, Richard E. Grant, and Ethan Hawke got nods in their respective categories. Suspiria earned the Robert Altman Award for its ensemble. The Favourite and Roma, which were only eligible for Best International Film, earned nods in that category alongside Burning, Happy as Lazzaro, and Shoplifters.

Check out the nomination list below ahead of a February 23 ceremony.

Best Feature

Eighth Grade

First Reformed

If Beale Street Could Talk

Leave No
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