‘Get Out’ earns an Indie Spirit Award Nomination

Director Ava DuVernay will be the 2018 ceremony’s Honorary Chair.

Lily-Colins and Tessa-Thompson

Tessa Thompson and Lily Collins recently unveiled the nominations for the 33rd Film Independent Spirit Awards at a press conference.

“Call Me by Your Name,” “Get Out,” “Good Time,” and “Lady Bird” had the strongest showings during the nominations ceremony an event known for honoring artistry, celebrating independent filmmakers. This year’s best picture nominees are “Call Me by Your Name” (Sony Pictures Classics), “The Florida Project” (A24), “Get Out” (Universal Pictures), “Lady Bird” (A24), and “The Rider” (Sony Pictures Classics).Indie Spirit awards

A24 led the pack with 17 total nominations, closely followed by Sony Pictures Classics with 12. Markedly absent in the Best Picture category was “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” which was earmarked as an Oscar contender when it won the highly coveted Toronto Film Festival People’s Choice Award back in September; that award is similarly regarded as a harbinger for the Best Picture Oscar and other major prizes.

Winning the Robert Altman Award, a prize specifically honoring ensemble casts, was Dee Rees’ “Mudbound.” Netflix acquired the film at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and recently launched its limited theatrical release, in the hopes of the streaming service’s first major Oscar breakthrough. Another competitive streaming service, Amazon Studios, garnered three nominations, two for the critically lauded “The Big Sick” and one for “Crown Heights.”

For the full list of nominees, visit Film Independent’s official website.

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