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<i>Kinsey, Brother to Brother, Tarnation, Bad Education</i> among Independent Spirit nominees (14461)

14461Entertainment News2004-12-01

Kinsey, Brother to Brother, Tarnation, Bad Education among Independent Spirit nominees

The Independent Feature Project announced nominations for the 20th IFP Independent Spirit Awards Tuesday morning, and several gay-themed films are in the running for top awards. Out writer-director Bill Condon's Kinsey, a biography of the controversial sex researcher, is nominated for four Independent Spirit awards, including Best Feature and Best Screenplay. Another film from an openly gay writer-director, Rodney Evans's Brother to Brother, is also up for four awards, including Best First Feature and Best First Screenplay. Jonathan Caouette's Tarnation is up for Best Documentary, while Pedro Almodovar's Bad Education will duke it out for Best Foreign Film. Cavedweller, a Showtime film adapted from a novel by lesbian author Dorothy Allison, snagged acting nominations for Kyra Sedgwick and Aidan Quinn. The awards will be presented on Saturday, February 26.

Here is a complete list of nominees for the 20th IFP Independent Spirit Awards:

Best Feature: Baadasssss!, Kinsey, Maria Full of Grace, Primer, Sideways

Best Director: Shane Carruth, Primer; Joshua Marston, Maria Full of Grace; Alexander Payne, Sideways; Walter Salles, The Motorcycle Diaries; Mario Van Peebles, Baadasssss!

Best Screenplay: Mario Van Peebles and Dennis Haggerty, Baadasssss!; Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, and Ethan Hawke, Before Sunset; Tod Williams, The Door in the Floor; Bill Condon, Kinsey; Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor, Sideways

Best First Feature: Brother to Brother, Garden State, Napoleon Dynamite, Saints and Soldiers, The Woodsman

Best First Screenplay: Brother to Brother, Garden State, Maria Full of Grace, Primer, Robbing Peter

John Cassavetes Award (Best Feature Made for $500,000 or Less): Down to the Bone, Mean Creek, On the Outs, Robbing Peter, Unknown Soldier

Best Debut Performance: Anthony Mackie, Brother to Brother; Louie Olivos Jr., Robbing Peter; Hannah Pilkes, The Woodsman; Rodrigo de la Serna, The Motorcycle Diaries; David Sullivan, Primer

Best Supporting Female: Cate Blanchett, Coffee and Cigarettes; Loretta Devine, Woman Thou Art Loosed; Virginia Madsen, Sideways; Robin Simmons, Robbing Peter; Yenny Paola Vega, Maria Full of Grace

Best Supporting Male: Thomas Haden Church, Sideways; Jon Gries, Napoleon Dynamite; Aidan Quinn, Cavedweller; Roger Robinson, Brother to Brother; Peter Sarsgaard, Kinsey

Best Female Lead: Kimberly Elise, Woman Thou Art Loosed; Vera Farmiga, Down to the Bone; Judy Marte, On the Outs; Catalina Sandino Moreno, Maria Full of Grace; Kyra Sedgwick, Cavedweller

Best Male Lead: Kevin Bacon, The Woodsman; Jeff Bridges, The Door in the Floor; Jamie Foxx, Redemption; Paul Giamatti, Sideways; Liam Neeson, Kinsey

Best Cinematography: Tim Orr, Dandelion; Eric Gautier, The Motorcycle Diaries; David Greene, Redemption; Ryan Little, Saints and Soldiers; Maryse Alberti, We Don't Live Here Anymore

Best Foreign Film: Bad Education (Spain), Oasis (South Korea), Red Lights (France), The Sea Inside (Spain), Yesterday (South Africa)

Best Documentary: Bright Leaves, Chisholm '72: Unbought & Unbossed, Hiding and Seeking: Faith and Tolerance After the Holocaust, Metallica: Some Kind of Monster, Tarnation

Special Distinction: Ensemble cast, Mean Creek (Rory Culkin, Ryan Kelley, Scott Mechlowicz, Trevor Morgan, Josh Peck)

Turning Leaf Someone to Watch Award: Jem Cohen, Chain; Bryan Poyser, Dear Pillow; Jennifer Reeves, The Time We Killed

DirecTV/IFC Truer Than Fiction Award: Zara Briski and Ross Kauffman, Born Into Brothels; Shola Lynch, Chisholm '72: Unbought & Unbossed; Jehane Noujaim, Control Room; Carlos Sandoval, Catherine Tambini, Farmingville

Bravo/American Express Producers Award: Gina Kwon, producer of The Good Girl and Me and You and Everyone We Know; Danielle Renfrew, producer of November and Groove; Sean C. Covel and Chris Wyatt, producers of Napoleon Dynamite and Think Tank

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