2014 Independent Spirit Awards Nominations Announced

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And just like that, awards season is officially underway. The nominees for the 29th Annual Independent Spirit Awards were announced today from Los Angeles, and it looks like we could be headed for some serious overlap between the Oscars and the Spirit Awards this year. Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave led the way with a total of 7 nominations, followed closely by Alexander Payne’s Nebraska with 6 and All is Lost with 4.

12 Years a Slave is, of course, the current Oscar favourite to take home Best Picture, which means we could have a repeat of 2011 when The Artist won many of the major awards from both. Whether that’s good or bad remains to be seen, but at least the Spirit Awards still managed to recognize a handful movies that will never be touched by the Oscars like Upstream Color, Spring Breakers and Computer Chess. How do you feel about this year’s nominees? Check out the full list of Spirit Award nominations after the jump.

BEST FEATURE

  • “12 Years A Slave”
  • “All Is Lost”
  • “Frances Ha”
  • “Inside Llewyn Davis”
  • “Nebraska”

BEST LEAD FEMALE

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

BEST LEAD MALE

  • Bruce Dern – “Nebraska”
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor – “12 Years A Slave”
  • 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 N’Yongo – “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 DIRECTOR

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

BEST FIRST FEATURE

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

JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD

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

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 FIRST SCREENPLAY

  • Lake Bell – “In A World”
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt – “Don Jon”
  • Bob Nelson – “Nebraska”
  • Jill Soloway – “Afternoon Delight”
  • Michael Starburry – “The Inevitable Defeat Of Mister & 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 & David Lowery – “Upstream Color”
  • Jem Cohen & Marc Vives – “Museum Hours”
  • Jennifer Lame – “Frances Ha”
  • Cindy Lee – “Una Noche”
  • Nat Sanders – “Short Term 12″

BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM

  • “A Touch Of Sin”
  • “Blue Is The Warmest Color”
  • “Gloria”
  • “The Great Beauty”
  • “The Hunt”

BEST DOCUMENTARY

  • “The Act Of Killing”
  • “After Tiller”
  • “Gideon’s Army”
  • “The Square”
  • “Twenty Feet From Stardom”

PIAGET PRODUCERS AWARD

  • Toby Halbrooks & James M. Johnson
  • Jacob Jaffke
  • Andrea Roa
  • Ferderick Thornton

TRUER THAN FICTION AWARDS

  • Kalyanee Mam – “A River Changes Course”
  • Jason Osder – “Let The Fire Burn”
  • Stephanie Spray & Pancho Valez – “Manakamana”

SOMEONE TO WATCH AWARDS

  • Aaron Douglas Johnston – “My Sisters’ Quinceanera”
  • Shaka King – “Newlyweeds”
  • Madeleine Olnek – “The Foxy Merkins”

ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD

  • “Mud”

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