Debra Granik, Lynne Ramsay and Tamara Jenkins Nominated for Spirit Awards Best Director – Brandy McDonnell reports

Debra Granik, Lynne Ramsay and Tamara Jenkins Nominated for Spirit Awards Best Director – Brandy McDonnell reports

Film Independent has announced the nominations for the 2019 Independent Spirit Awards, and three of the five finalists in the best director category are women. This is the first time in Spirit Awards history that more women than men have been nominated for best director.

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Early Oscars Buzz for LEAVE NO TRACE — Jennifer Merin reports

Early Oscars Buzz for LEAVE NO TRACE — Jennifer Merin reports

Debra Granik is attracting early Oscars buzz for Leave No Trace, her third narrative feature. AWFJ selected Leave No Trace as Movie of the Week for June 29, and an informal poll of AWFJ members shows that the film is placing high on most members’ lists of best 2018 films to date. AWFJ says Leave No Trace has legs that will lead to Oscars, come awards season.

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