'12 Years a Slave,' 'Nebraska' Lead Indie Spirit Award Nominees

It's time to see which film can build up momentum heading into awards season. This morning, the Spirit Award nominees were announced and all the expected, buzzed-about indie films are in the mix.

12 Years a Slave and Nebraska lead the pack while Fruitvale Station, All Is Lost, Enough Said and Dallas Buyers Club all earned multiple nominations.

On the flip side, films that were eligible for Spirit Award nominations, but were shut out include August: Osage County, The Way Way Back, The Place Beyond the Pines and Blue Caprice.

Check out the marquee nominee categories below and view the full list of nominees here.

The Independent Spirit Awards will be handed out on March 1, the day before the Oscars. Patton Oswalt hosts the event.


Best Feature

12 Years a Slave, All Is Lost, Frances Ha, Inside Llewyn Davis and Nebraska


Best Director

Jeff Nichols – Mud

Shane Carruth – Upstream Color

J.C. Chandor – All Is Lost

Steve McQueen – 12 Years a Slave

Alexander Payne – Nebraska


Best Screenplay:

Woody Allen – Blue Jasmine

Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber – The Spectacular Now

Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke, Richard Linklater – Before Midnight

Nicole Holofcener - Enough Said

John Ridley – 12 Years a Slave


Best Female Lead:

Shailene Woodley – The Spectacular Now

Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine

Julie Delpy – Before Midngiht

Gaby Hoffman – Crystal Fairy

Brie Larson – Short Term 12


Best Male Lead:

Robert Redford – All Is Lost

Bruce Dern – Nebraska

Chiwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years a Slave

Oscar Isaac – Inside Llewyn Davis

Michael B. Jordan – Fruitvale Station

Matthew McConaughey – Dallas Buyers Club


Best Supporting Female:

Lupita Nyong'o – 12 Years a Slave

Melonie Diaz – Fruitvale Station

Sally Hawkins – Blue Jasmine

Yolnada 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 Standfield – Short Term 12


Which nominees and films are you pulling for? Who do you think should have been nominated?



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