Barry Jenkins seen alone and with Tarell Alvin McCraney in the press room at the 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards held in Santa Monica Beach - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 25th February 2017
Who's among this year's best indie films?
The nominations are in for one of the biggest independent film award ceremonies in the US; the Independent Spirit Awards; and this year there's some serious competition. Leading the nominations are 'American Honey' and 'Moonlight', though the biggest snub appears to be Richard Linklater's 'Everybody Wants Some' which received no nominations at all.
Shia LaBeouf stars in 'American Honey'
After 'Everybody Wants Some!!' - the sequel to Richard Linklater's 'Dazed and Confused' - was nominated for Best Feature at the Gotham Independent Film Awards, we were all thinking it would do a great job at the Independent Spirits. But despite the critical acclaim, the limited release caused it to bomb at the box office, which must be the only explanation as to why it didn't get a chance.
'Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)' arrives in April.
The two awards have made for a great 72nd birthday present for the country music icon.