SXSW Alumni Among Spirit Award Nominations

Written by Jim Kolmar | November 28, 2012
<span class="caption"><img src="/sites/default/files/news/image/Starlet.JPG" width="1024" alt="" />Dree Hemingway and Besedka Johnson at the *Starlet* world premiere. Image courtesy Tim Strauss</span> A huge congratulations to the many SXSW alumni included in the 2013 Film Independent Spirit Award nominations! Among the list of nominees are SXSW world premieres *Starlet*, *Gimme The Loot* and *Gayby*, along with audience favorites like *Bernie*, *Killer Joe*, and more. See the full list of our alumni nominees below, and head over to <a href="http://www.awardsdaily.com/blog/2012/11/27/film-independent-spirit-awards-coming-at-10am-pacific/">this page</a> for the full lineup and more details. The winners will all be revealed on Saturday, February 23. **BEST FEATURE** *Bernie* **BEST FIRST FEATURE** (Award given to the director and producer) *Gimme the Loot* *Safety Not Guaranteed* *Sound of My Voice* **BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY** Derek Connolly, *Safety Not Guaranteed* Jonathan Lisecki, *Gayby* **JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD** *Starlet*, WRITER/DIRECTOR: Sean Baker, PRODUCERS: Blake Ashman-Kipervaser, Kevin Chinoy, Patrick Cunningham, Chris Maybach, Francesca Silvestri **BEST MALE LEAD** Jack Black, *Bernie* Matthew McConaughey, *Killer Joe* **BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE** Ann Dowd, *Compliance* Brit Marling, *Sound of My Voice* **19th ANNUAL SOMEONE TO WATCH AWARD** *Gimme the Loot*, DIRECTOR: Adam Leon *Electrick Children*, DIRECTOR: Rebecca Thomas **ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD** – (Given to one film’s director, casting director, and its ensemble cast) *Starlet*, Director: Sean Baker