Robert Altman Award Honors “Spotlight” & Spirt Awards Nominations

The 31st Film Independent Spirit Awards announced the 2016 nominees and “Spotlight” received 4 nominations for Best Feature, Best Editing, Best Director and Best Screenplay. It was also announced that the Spirit Awards will honor the movie with the Robert Altman Award. The award honors director Tom McCarthy, casting directors Kerry Barden and Paul Schnee and the ensamble cast which includes Rachel alongside Billy Crudup, Paul Guilfoyle, Neal Huff, Brian d’Arcy James, Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Liev Schreiber, Jamey Sheridan, John Slattery and Stanley Tucci. The full list of nominees can be found on the official website. The winners will be announced on February 27.

In other Award news: It was also reported earlier this week that Rachel is expected to attend the IFP Gotham Awards on Monday, November 30. The “Spotlight” cast will receive the Jury Award to honor the ensemble.