Indie Outlook Picks the 2013 Nominees

Shailene Woodley in James Ponsoldt’s “The Spectacular Now.” Courtesy of A24.

Shailene Woodley in James Ponsoldt’s “The Spectacular Now.” Courtesy of A24.

As awards groups around the globe scramble to assemble their list of nominees in all the major categories, Indie Outlook couldn’t resist putting together its own. If Indie Outlook picked the nominees, they would look something like this. Notable additions to the usual categories are Best Performer Under 18 (which the Academy should add as soon as possible) and Best Cameo, as well as seven special mentions…

 

BEST PICTURE

Her

In the Family

Short Term 12

The Spectacular Now

12 Years a Slave

 

BEST DIRECTOR

Destin Cretton, Short Term 12

Spike Jonze, Her

Abdellatif Kechiche, Blue Is the Warmest Color

Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave

Patrick Wang, In the Family

 

BEST ACTOR

Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street

Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave

Oscar Isaac, Inside Llewyn Davis

Mads Mikkelsen, The Hunt

Joaquin Phoenix, Her

 

BEST ACTRESS

Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine

Adèle Exarchopoulos, Blue Is the Warmest Color

Scarlett Johansson, Her

Brie Larson, Short Term 12

Shailene Woodley, The Spectacular Now

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

AJ Bowen, Grow Up, Tony Phillips

Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave

James Gandolfini, Enough Said

Brian Murray, In the Family

Keith Stanfield, Short Term 12

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Kaitlyn Dever, Short Term 12

Jaclyn Hennell, Black Box

Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave

Léa Seydoux, Blue Is the Warmest Color

June Squibb, Nebraska

 

BEST PERFORMER UNDER 18

Natasha Calis, The Harvest

Perla Haney-Jardine, Future Weather

Rachel Mwanza, War Witch

Tye Sheridan, Mud

Annika Wedderkopp, The Hunt

 

 

BEST CAMEO

Michael Cera, This Is the End

Adam Driver, Inside Llewyn Davis

Spike Jonze, Her

Leslie Mann, The Bling Ring

Matthew McConaughey, The Wolf of Wall Street

 

BEST FOREIGN FILM

Blue Is the Warmest Color

A Hijacking

The Hunt

Stray Dogs

War Witch

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY

The Act of Killing

Blackfish

Dirty Wars

Purgatorio

Stories We Tell

 

BEST FIRST FEATURE

“Fruitvale Station,” Ryan Coogler

“A Hijacking,” Tobias Lindholm

“In a World,” Lake Bell

“In the Family,” Patrick Wang

“Sun Don’t Shine,” Amy Seimetz

 

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig, Frances Ha

Joel & Ethan Coen, Inside Llewyn Davis

Spike Jonze, Her

Bob Nelson, Nebraska

Patrick Wang, In the Family

 

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Destin Cretton, Short Term 12

Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke and Richard Linklater, Before Midnight

Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, The Spectacular Now

John Ridley, 12 Years a Slave

Terrence Winter, The Wolf of Wall Street

 

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Frank Barrera, In the Family

Sean Bobbitt, 12 Years a Slave

Shane Carruth, Upstream Color

Sofian El Fani, Blue Is the Warmest Color

Emmanuel Lubezki, Gravity

 

BEST EDITING

Jeff Buchanan and Eric Zumbrunnen, Her

Shane Carruth and David Lowery, Upstream Color

Mike Munn, Stories We Tell

Darrin Navarro, The Spectacular Now

Joe Walker, 12 Years a Slave

 

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

Her

Inside Llewyn Davis

Nebraska

Reality

12 Years a Slave

 

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

American Hustle

The Great Gatsby

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Inside Llewyn Davis

12 Years a Slave

 

BEST SCORE

Arcade Fire, Her

Shane Carruth, Upstream Color

David Harrington, Dirty Wars

Daniel Hart, Ain’t Them Bodies Saints

Orange Mighty Trio, All the Light in the Sky

 

BEST SONG

“Amen,” All Is Lost

“The Lights,” Ain’t Them Bodies Saints

“Please Mr. Kennedy,” Inside Llewyn Davis

“So You Know What It’s Like,” Short Term 12

“Supersymmetry,” Her

 

BEST SOUND

All Is Lost

The Conjuring

Gravity

Lone Survivor

Upstream Color

 

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Evil Dead

Gravity

Heli

Her

Lone Survivor

 

Seven Special Mentions

BEST ENSEMBLE

“Kill Your Darlings” featuring Daniel Radcliffe, Dane DeHaan, Michael C. Hall, Jack Huston, Ben Foster, David Cross, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Elizabeth Olsen

BEST COMEBACK

Tom Hanks in “Captain Phillips”

BEST USE OF MUSIC

“Saving Mr. Banks,” John Lee Hancock

BEST FILM NOT IN THEATERS

“Magic Magic,” Sebastián Silva

BEST ANIMATED FILM

“Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?” Michel Gondry

BEST SHORT FILM

“Dotty,” Mick Andrews and Brett O’Gorman

WORST FILM OF THE YEAR

“Man of Steel,” Zack Snyder

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