The nominees for the 2018 Independent Spirit Awards have been announced and Call Me by Your Name leads the pack with six nominations. The 2018 ceremony will mark the 33rd year of the awards, put forth by Film Independent, which honor the best in independent filmmaking. Call Me by Your Name scored nominations in most of the major categories with nominations for Best Feature, Best Editing and Best Cinematography. Director Luca Guadagnino was nominated for best director and stars Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer received nominations for best male lead and best supporting male, respectively. Call Me by Your Name tells the story of 17-year-old Elio, who, in 1983, begins a relationship with his father's research assistant, Oliver. The two bond over the Italian countryside, their shared heritage and Elio's emerging sexuality. The film is based on a novel by author André Aciman.
The Hollywood Reporter also reports that Call Me by Your Name was followed by Good Time and the wildly successful Get Out with five nominations each. This is just another notch in the belt of Jordan Peele's directorial debut as it racks up nominations in advance of next year's Academy Awards. Greta Gerwig's directorial debut, Lady Bird, which is currently enjoying major success at the box office and universal critical acclaim, received a healthy four nominations including best feature. Here's the list of Spirit Awards nominees for Best Feature, Best Director, Best Female Lead and Best Male Lead:
The 2018 Spirit Awards air live on IFC on March 3, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. ET/2:00 p.m. PT. The awards will be hosted again this year by Nick Kroll and John Mulaney. Audiences who want a break from all the blockbuster fare can skip the post turkey shopping and catch Call Me by Your Name in limited release starting this Black Friday, November 24. Be sure to check out all the biggest movies coming out in what's left of the year in our release schedule guide.
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