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).
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!