Like many awards shows in awards season, The Independent Spirit Awards deals heavily in drama with their nominations. That being said, they do usually acknowledge some comedic leaning works and this year is no different as you can see below.
John Cassavetes Award Hunter Gatherer-Josh Locy
Best First Feature Swiss Army Man-Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert Other People-Chris Kelly
Best First Screenplay Other People-Chris Kelly Jean of the Joneses-Stella Meghie
Best Supporting Male Morris From America-Craig Robinson
Best International Film Toni Erdmann-Maren Ade
For our money, Chris Kelly’s Other People floored us and Craig Robinson might have given one of his best performances to date in Morris From America.
This upcoming Film Independent Spirit Awards will air live on IFC on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017 at 2PM PST.
See the full list of Spirit Awards nominees at the link above.