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2013 Independent Spirit Award Nominations Full List

Announcing the 2013 Independent Spirit Award Nominees

Award season is heating up! The Spirit Awards were announced today, giving us the first batch of nominees in what's already shaping up to be an exciting race. Though the Spirit Awards honor independent film, there are lots of movies on this list that will probably make it all the way to the Oscars, like Silver Linings Playbook and Moonrise Kingdom. There are also a few surprises, like the fun ones (Matthew McConaughey for best supporting male in Magic Mike!) and the sweet ones (The Perks of Being a Wallflower for best first feature).

The Spirit Awards air on Saturday, Feb. 23, and you can see the full list of the nominees after the jump.

BEST FEATURE
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Bernie
Keep the Lights on
Moonrise Kingdom
Silver Linings Playbook

BEST DIRECTOR
Wes Anderson, Moonrise Kingdom
Julia Loktev, The Loneliest Planet
David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook
Ira Sachs, Keep the Lights on
Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild

BEST FIRST FEATURE (Award given to the director and producer)
Fill the Void
Gimme the Loot
Safety Not Guaranteed
Sound of My Voice
The Perks of Being a Wallflower

JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD (Given to the best feature made for under $500,000)
Breakfast With Curtis
Middle of Nowhere
Mosquita Y Mari
The Color Wheel
Starlet

BEST SCREENPLAY
Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola, Moonrise Kingdom
Zoe Kazan, Ruby Sparks
Martin McDonagh, Seven Psychopaths
David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook
Ira Sachs & Mauricio Zacharias, Keep the Lights on

BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY
Rama Burshtein, Fill the Void
Derek Connolly, Safety Not Guaranteed
Jonathan Lisecki, Gayby
Christopher Ford, Robot and Frank
Rashida Jones and Will McCormack, Celeste and Jesse Forever

BEST FEMALE LEAD
Linda Cardellini, Return
Emayatzy Corinealdo, Middle of Nowhere
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Smashed
Quvenzhané Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild

BEST MALE LEAD
Jack Black, Bernie
Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
John Hawkes, The Sessions
Thure Lindhart, Keep the Lights on
Matthew McConaughey, Killer Joe
Wendell Pierce, Four

BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE
Rosemarie DeWitt, Your Sister's Sister
Ann Dowd, Compliance
Helen Hunt, The Sessions
Brit Marling, Sound of My Voice
Lorraine Toussaint, Middle of Nowhere

BEST SUPPORTING MALE
Matthew McConaughey, Magic Mike
David Oyelowo, Middle of Nowhere
Michael Pena, End of Watch
Sam Rockwell, Seven Psychopaths
Bruce Willis, Moonrise Kingdom

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Yoni Brook, Valley of Saints
Lol Crawley, Here
Ben Richardson, Beasts of the Southern Wild
Roman Vasyanov, End of Watch
Robert Yeoman, Moonrise Kingdom

BEST DOCUMENTARY
How to Survive a Plague
Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present
The Central Park Five
The Invisible War
The Waiting Room

BEST FOREIGN FILM
Amour
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
Rust and Bone
Sister
War Witch

ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD (Given to one film's director, casting director, and its ensemble cast)
Starlet

PIAGET PRODUCERS AWARD
Alicia Van Couvering, Nobody Walks
Mynette Louie, Stones in the Sun
Derrick Tseng, Prince Avalanche

ACURA SOMEONE TO WATCH AWARD
David Fenster, Pincus
Adam Leon, Gimme the Loot
Rebecca Thomas, Eletrick Children

STELLA ARTOIS TRUER THAN FICTION AWARD
Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Verena Paravel, Leviathan
Peter Nicks, The Waiting Room
Jason Yee Tippet and Elizabeth Mimms, Only the Young

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popfaninMD popfaninMD 3 years
Wow, Matthew McConaughey has 2 nominations.  It's been a great year for him.  I'm shocked Emma Watson wasn't nominated for her performance in The Perks of Being a Wallflower.  Jennifer is still keeping her Indie roots alive even after the big budget film success with Hunger Games.  I think she'll win an Oscar this year.  We'll see.  Wes Anderson ALWAYS gets nominated.
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