Zack Sharf Digital News Director The 2023 Independent Spirit Awards are dominated by the Daniels’ “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” which leads all films this year with eight nominations.
Close behind are Todd Field’s “Tár” with seven noms and Charlotte Wells’ “Aftersun” with five. All three movies picked up Oscar nominations this year, with “Everything Everywhere” also leading the Academy Awards pack with a total of 11 nominations.
While last year’s Spirit Award winner for best feature, Maggie Gyllenhaal’s “The Lost Daughter,” did not go on to land an Oscar nomination in the same category, the 2021 winner, Chloe Zhao’s “Nomadland,” repeated at the Oscars and took home the best picture prize.
This year’s Spirit Award nominees are highlighted by gender neutral categories, meaning Cate Blanchett and Michelle Yeoh are facing off against Paul Mescal in the lead performance race. “Women Talking” is the recipient of this year’s Robert Altman award, which is given to one film’s director, casting director and ensemble cast.Read more on variety.com