“Everything Everywhere”, Lead Independent Spirit Award Nominations: See full list

"Everything Everywhere All at Once"

“Emily the Criminal,” “Afterson,” “Bones and Owl,” and “Inspection” also garnered major nominations.

The 2023 Film Independent Spirit Award nominations were revealed on Tuesday, November 22, crowning last year’s best achievements in independent film. We’re more than three months away from the awards ceremony – it takes place on March 4 in Santa Monica – but these films are now gaining momentum in the coming months on the way to the Oscars and other awards. This year’s lineup of nominees has been revealed by announcers Taylor Page (winner again in March for Best Female Lead, representing “Zola”) and Raúl Castillo (nominee for Best Supporting Male for 2018’s We the Animals). This year’s TV nominees will be revealed later on December 13.

“Everything Everywhere at Once” leads the nods with nods in eight categories, with “TÁR” taking home seven nominations, including Best Feature, Best Lead Performance, Best Supporting Performance, Best Screenplay, and Best Director.

For the first time for the Film Independent, this year’s awards switched to the gender-neutral categories for Leading and Supporting Acting across Film and Television. Other category updates include new awards for Best Breakthrough Performance (Film) and Best Supporting Performance in a New Scripted Series (TV). All performance categories, except for Breakthrough Performance, can have up to 10 nominees.

Earlier this year, the organization also announced that the budget cap for eligible films had been raised to $30 million, with the budget cap for John Cassavetes now at $1 million. Meanwhile, in response to the ongoing effects of COVID on filmmakers and the industry, Film Independent is again waiving the theatrical release normally required for eligibility, ensuring more opportunities for independent filmmakers to be recognized and celebrated.

Film Independent Spirit Award nominations represent the second largest block of Indy Awards for determining this year’s nominees in films. Back in late October, the Gotham Awards announced the lineup for the New York gala on November 28, with Spirit-nominated films like “TÁR,” “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” and “Aftersun” leading the pack.

You can watch the Film Independent Spirit Award nominations revealed virtually on YouTube.

The best feature

Bones and all

“everything everywhere at once”

“Our Father, the Devil”


“Women Speak”

Best exit

Todd Field, “TAR”

Kogunada, “After Yang”

Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, “Everything Everywhere at Once”

Sarah Polley, “Women Talking”

Halina Rayne, “Bodies Bodies”

Best feature first

“after the sun”

“Emily the Criminal”



Palm trees and power lines

Better lead performance

Cate Blanchett, “TAR”

Dale Dicky – Love Song

Mia Goth, “Pearl”

Regina Hall, “Honk to Jesus, Save Your Soul”

Paul Mescal, “Aftersun”

Aubrey Plaza, “Emily the Criminal”

Jeremy Pope, “Inspection”

Taylor Russell, “Bones and All”

Andrea Riseborough, “To Leslie”

Michelle Yeoh, “Everything Everywhere at Once”

Best supporting performance

Jamie Lee Curtis, “Everything Everywhere at Once”

Brian Tyree Henry, “Causeway”

Nina Hoss, “TÁR”

Brian Darcy James, “The Cathedral”

Ke Huy Quan, “Everything Everywhere at Once”

Trevante Rhodes, “Bruiser”

Theo Rossi, “Emily the Criminal”

Mark Rylance, “Bones and All”

Jonathan Tucker, “Palm Trees and Power Lines”

Gabrielle Union, “Inspection”

top notch performance

Frankie Corio in Aftersun

Gracija Filipovic, “Morena”

Stephanie Hsu, “Everything Everywhere at Once”

Lily McNearney, “Palm Trees and Power Lines”

Daniel Zolghadri, “Funny Pages”

best case scenario

“after yang”

“Catherine Cold Birdie”

“everything everywhere at once”


“Women Speak”

best case scenario

“Bodies and Bodies”


“Emily the Criminal”

“Fire Island”

Palm trees and power lines

Best Cinematography

“after the sun”


“Neptune Frost”



Best montage

“after the sun”

“the cathedral”

“everything everywhere at once”

“Marcel the Serendipity Wears Boots”


Robert Altman Award

“Women Speak”

Best Documentary

“A house made of shrapnel”

“It’s all breathing.”

“All beauty and bloodshed”


“Riotsville USA”

Best International Film



Leonor will never die.

“return to soul”

“Saint Omar”

Award someone to watch

Adama Ibo, “Honk to Jesus, Save Your Soul”

Nikiato Gosu, “Nanny”

Araceli Lemos, “Holy Emy”

True Than Fiction Award

Isabel Castro, “Mija”

Reed Davenport, “I Didn’t See You There”

Rebecca Hunt, “Beba (Bayba)”

John Cassavetes Award

“The Desperate African”

“love song”

“the cathedral”

“Holy Emmy”

“something in the dirt”

Producers Award

Liz Cardenas

Torey Lenowski

David Grove Churchill Vest

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