2022 best feature spirit award nominees

‘Tis the season! No, not that season. Or the other one. It’s the season for another SPIRIT AWARDS! For the 37th year, Film Independent will honor the best films, series, filmmakers, and performances of the past year, and they have now announced who is up for the top prizes. The 2022 ceremony will be held on March 6, 2022, – once again an in-person event on the beach in Santa Monica, CA. It will also be broadcast live on IFC.

This year’s nominees were announced today by Beanie Feldstein, Regina, Hall, and Naomi Watts – check out the full list of noms below!


2022 Spirit Awards Nominees


Feature Awards

Best Feature

Best First Feature

John Cassavetes Award (for best film made for under $500,000)

Best Director

Best Female Lead

Best Male Lead

Best Supporting Female

Best Supporting Male

Best Screenplay

Best First Screenplay

Best Cinematography

Best Editing

Best International Feature

Best Documentary

Robert Altman Award (for best ensemble casting)

Emerging Filmmaker Awards

Someone to Watch Award

Producers Award

Truer Than Fiction Award

TV Awards

Best New Scripted Series

Best New Non-Scripted/Documentary Series

Best Female Performance in a Scripted Series

Best Male Performance in a Scripted Series

Best Ensemble in a Scripted Series



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