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Independent Spirit Awards nominations have arrived

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12 Years a Slave and Nebraska all up in there

It's getting to be that time of year! Awards season is coming upon us and the early nominations award nominations are in. The Independent Spirit Awards are kind of the indy Oscars, but everyone gets drunk and actually has fun at the show (happening March 1 of 2014). Of course in this day and age you've heard of every one of these indy films since even independent movies are big money. But enough with the jawing. Who are the big nomination winners?

12 Years a Slave pulled in seven nominations with Nebraska following close behind with six. Both have amazing performances and incredible directing so the nominations (even a surprise one for Will Forte in Nebraska) are well deserved. You'll also see Upstream Color in there for Best Director and Best Editing, but not Best Film. In my opinion that's entirely fair since it had amazing direction and editing, but on the whole didn't come together quite as well as it should. The biggest snub for me has to be a lack of Greta Gerwig for her performances in the underrated Frances Ha. Also, I was hoping that at leas the Spirit Awards would recognize how awesome Prince Avalanche was, but alas they did not. 

Check out the full nominations below. 

Best Feature

Best Director

  • Shane Carruth – Upstream Color
  • J.C. Chandor – All Is Lost
  • Steve McQueen – 12 Years a Slave
  • Jeff Nichols – Mud
  • Alexander Payne – Nebraska 

Best Screenplay

  • Woody Allen – Blue Jasmine
  • Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke, & Richard Linklater – Before Midnight
  • Nicole Holofcener – Enough Said
  • Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber – The Spectacular Now
  • John Ridley – 12 Years a Slave 

Best Female Lead

  • Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine
  • Julie Delpy – Before Midnight
  • Gaby Hoffmann – Crystal Fairy
  • Brie Larson – Short Term 12
  • Shailene Woodley – The Spectacular Now 

Best Male Lead

  • Bruce Dern – Nebraska 
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years a Slave
  • Oscar Isaac – Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Michael B. Jordan – Fruitvale Station
  • Matthew McConaughey – Dallas Buyers Club
  • Robert Redford – All Is Lost 

Best Supporting Female

  • Melonie Diaz – Fruitvale Station
  • Sally Hawkins – Blue Jasmine
  • Lupita Nyong’O – 12 Years a Slave
  • Yolanda Ross – Go for Sisters
  • June Squibb – Nebraska 

Best Supporting Male

  • Michael Fassbender – 12 Years a Slave
  • Will Forte – Nebraska
  • James Gandolfini – Enough Said
  • Jared Leto – Dallas Buyers Club
  • Keith Stanfield – Short Term 12 

Best First Feature

  • Blue Caprice
  • Concussion
  • Fruitvale Station
  • Una Noche
  • Wadjda

Best First Screenplay

  • Lake Bell – In a World…
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt – Don Jon
  • Bob Nelson – Nebraska
  • Jill Soloway – Afternoon Delight
  • Michael Starrbury – The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete

Best Cinematography

  • Sean Bobbitt – 12 Years a Slave
  • Benoit Debie – Spring Breakers
  • Bruno Delbonnel – Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Frank G. Demarco – All Is Lost
  • Matthias Grunsky – Computer Chess

Best Editing

  • Shane Carruth and David Lowery – Upstream Color
  • Jem Cohen and Marc Vives – Museum Hours
  • Jennifer Lame – Frances Ha
  • Cindy Lee – Una Noche
  • Nat Sanders – Short Term 12

Best Documentary

Best International Film

  • A Touch of Sin – China
  • Blue Is the Warmest Color – France
  • Gloria – Chile
  • The Great Beauty – Italy
  • The Hunt – Denmark 

Robert Altman Award for Ensemble

  • Mud 

John Cassavetes Award for films made under $500,000

  • Computer Chess
  • Crystal Fairy
  • Museum Hours
  • Pit Stop
  • This Is Martin Bonner

 


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