“Anomalisa” and “A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Refelecting on Existence” Are Nominated for 2016 Spirit Awards

It may not be a lot, but Anomalisa racked up 4 nominations.

Thought provoking dramas comprise the majority of this year’s field of nominees at The Film Independent Spirit Awards with such excellent entries as Spotlight and Diary of a Teenage Girl

However, comedies, albeit thought provoking ones, found their way in. 

Charlie Kaufman’s Anomalisa, which we have only heard praise for, is up for Best Feature, Best Director (w/Duke Johnson), Best Screenplay, and Best Female Lead (Jennifer Jason Leigh).

The brilliant Swedish existential comedy A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence from Roy Andersson is up for Best International Film.

You can the rest of the nominees here.

Hopefully, either or both will take home a statue to offer something not so sobering in the field of winners. The ceremony takes places at the end of February next year.