Laurie Metcalf, Lois Smith, and More Stage Favorites Among Independent Spirit Award Nominees

Film & TV News   Laurie Metcalf, Lois Smith, and More Stage Favorites Among Independent Spirit Award Nominees
The Spirit Awards, celebrating independent film, will be presented March 3, 2018.
Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf
Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf

Two-time Tony nominee Lois Smith, who starred as Marjorie in the 2015 Playwrights Horizons production of Jordan Harrison’s Marjorie Prime, received a Spirit Award nomination for Best Supporting Female for her performance in the film adaptation, which also stars Jon Hamm and Geena Davis. Nominations for the awards, which celebrate independent film, were announced November 21 in West Hollywood.

Lois Smith in <i>Marjorie Prime</i>
Lois Smith in Marjorie Prime Jason Robinette

Smith's competitors in her field include Tony winner Laurie Metcalf for Lady Bird, two-time Tony nominee Allison Janney for I, Tonya, and Broadway alum Holly Hunter for The Big Sick, as well as Taliah Lennice Webster for Good Time.

Call Me by Your Name earned six Film Independent Spirit Awards nominations—the most of any film of the season, including a nod for Lucille Lortel Award winner Timothée Chalamet.

Four-time Tony-nominated playwright Martin McDonagh is recognized for Best Screenplay for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Others in that category include Greta Gerwig for Lady Bird, Azazel Jacobs for The Lovers, Jordan Peele for Get Out, and Mike White for Beatriz at Dinner.

In the Best Female Lead category, Tony winner Frances McDormand and Broadway alums Saoirse Ronan and Regina Williams are nominated for their work in, respectively, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri; Lady Bird; and Life and Nothing More.

Click here for a complete list of nominations.

Nick Kroll and John Mulaney, seen on Broadway in Oh, Hello on Broadway, will host the 33rd Spirit Awards March 3, 2018, beginning at 5 PM ET. The ceremony will air on IFC.


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