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2014 Indie Spirit Nominees: '12 Years a Slave' and 'Nebraska' on Top

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November 26, 2013

Independent Spirit Awards 2014

The Independent Spirit Awards are an annual award given in the name of independent film, featuring plenty of those little indies which deserve the honor and recognition that they won't necessarily be receiving at the Oscars - though we always hope they get something. The nominees for the 29th annual Film Indie Spirit Awards were announced today, and can be seen in full below. Jeff Nichols' Mud was selected to receive the annual Robert Altman Award, bestowed upon a film's director, casting director and its ensemble cast. The winners of the Indie Spirit Awards will be announced on March 1st in Santa Monica.

Here is the complete list of 2013 nominees:

BEST FEATURE
12 Years a Slave
All is Lost
Frances Ha
Inside Llewyn Davis
Nebraska

BEST FIRST FEATURE
Blue Caprice
Concussion
Fruitvale Station
Una Noche
Wadjda

BEST DIRECTOR
Shane Caruth - Upstream Color
J.C. Chandor - All is Lost
Steve McQueen - 12 Years a Slave
Jeff Nichols - Mud
Alexander Payne - Nebraska

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 FEMALE LEAD
Cate Blanchett - Blue Jasmine
Julie Delpy - Before Midnight
Gaby Hoffman - Crystal Fairy
Brie Larson - Short Term 12
Shailene Woodley - The Spectacular Now

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 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 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 DOCUMENTARY
The Act of Killing
After Tiller
Gideon's Army
The Square
Twenty Feet from Stardom

BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM
A Touch of Sin
Blue is the Warmest Color
Gloria
The Great Beauty
The Hunt

JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD
Best feature made for less than $500,000.
Computer Chess
Crystal Fairy
Museum Hours
Pit Stop
This is Martin Bonner

There's a lot of love for 12 Years a Slave and Nebraska here, and you can expect both of those films to be big players in the Oscar race. Joel & Ethan Coen's folk music film Inside Llewyn Davis got plenty of recognition too. Of course, that's too be expected with films from acclaimed directors with all-star casts. On a more indie note, it's nice to see Fruitvale Station and Upstream Color get some accolades, not to mention Blue Caprice and Frances Ha. All of the nominated independent films are worth your time.

For last year's list of nominees and winners, which included Silver Linings Playbook as the big winner, along with Beasts of the Southern Wild and The Sessions. click here. A very big indie congratulations to all of this year's excellent nominees! Winners will be announced at the ceremony on Saturday, March 1st, 2014 in Santa Monica, and we'll post them here after the awards air on IFC. Thoughts on nominees?

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