Congratulations are in order for the 2022 Film Independent Spirit Award winners, which were announced on Sunday in Santa Monica, California! Independent films and series picking up wins this year include Passing (Netflix), Pig (NEON), Shiva Baby (Utopia), and The Underground Railroad (Amazon Studios). See the featured breakdown below. Congratulations to all the winners this year in all categories! View the full list of winners at Film Independent.
PASSING – Best Supporting Female, Ruth Negga
– Best Cinematography, Edu Grau
PIG – Best First Screenplay, Michael Sarnoski; story by Vanessa Block, Michael Sarnoski
SHIVA BABY – JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD Given to the best feature made for under $500,000 (Award given to the writer, director and producer. Executive Producers are not awarded.); Writer/Director/Producer: Emma Seligman
Producers: Kieran Altmann, Katie Schiller, Lizzie Shapiro
THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD – Best Female Performance in a Scripted Series, Thuso Mbedu
In just a few weeks, your favorite independent film will get their due recognition at the 2022 Film Independent Spirit Awards ! Leading the pack is A24’s Zola, which received seven nominations including Best Feature and Best Director; Netflix’s Passing gets two nods for Best Supporting Actress (Ruth Negga) and Best Cinematography (Edu Grau); Pig (NEON)—in which we see one of Nicolas Cage’s most subdued yet performances yet–received a Best First Screenplay nomination and the Someone To Watch Award for Michael Sarnoski; IFC Film’s Catch The Fair One pulls no punches with the Best Female Lead nomination for writer/star Kali Reis; the deliciously chaotic Shiva Baby (Utopia) is in contention for the John Cassavetes Award (for best feature made for under $500,000); and Amazon’s The Underground Railroadreceived nominations for Best New Scripted Series and Best Female Performance in a Scripted Series (Thuso Mbedu).
Lakeshore Records partners The Power of the Dog (Netflix) has earned 10 Critics’ Choice Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director (Jane Campion), and Best Score (Jonny Greenwood)! The production is in good company with Dune (tied at 10 nominations), and Belfast and West Side Story, both tied at 11 nominations. Also securing nominations are Being The Ricardos (4 nominations) and Pig (one nomination). Who are you rooting for? View the nomination breakdown below.
The 27th Critics’ Choice Awards ceremony airs on Sunday, January 9, on the CW and TBS. View the full nominees list at Critics Choice online. Congratulations to all nominees this year!
Congratulations go out to Jonny Greenwood who received a Best Score nomination for The Power of the Dog (Netflix) at this year’s Hollywood Critic’s Association Awards! Jane Campion’s critically-acclaimed film received six nominations in all. The soundtrack is released by Lakeshore Records, who also released Greenwood’s critically-aclaimed score to You Were Never Really Here (2018).
Additional Lakeshore Records partner nominations this year include Being The Ricardos(Amazon Prime Video), Passing (Netflix), Pig (Neon), The Night House (Searchlight Pictures), Robin Robin (Aardman/Netflix), and Shiva Baby (Utopia). View the breakdown below.
Winners for the 5th Annual Hollywood Critics Association Film Awards will be revealed beginning at 4 PM PST on January 8, 2022, live from the Avalon Hollywood in Hollywood. Congratulations to all nominees this year!
On the heels of the NEON release of PIG, the New York Times Critic’s Pick film now playing in theaters, Lakeshore Records‘ Alon Levitan caught up with co-composers Alexis Grapsas (Monday, BBC’s “Trigonometry” Series) and Philip Klein (Wish Dragon, The Last Full Measure). The film’s score received love from critics and playlist editors alike, taking top slots on Apple Music and Spotify playlists. Find out how the composers cooked up the tasteful music to the Nicolas Cage movie.