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Let the awards smackdown begin! Silver Linings, Moonrise, top Independent Spirit Award nominations

The jockeying and the hype has begun in earnest. The 28th Film Independent Spirit Awards nominations were announced Tuesday. Expect to see a lot of these titles - and their stars, and filmmakers - when the Oscar nominations roll around in January.

Let the awards smackdown begin! Silver Linings, Moonrise, top Independent Spirit Award nominations

 Silver Linings Playbook, David O. Russell’s mood-swinging Philly-centric romance, and Moonrise Kingdom, Wes Anderson’s  oddball tweenage elopement romance, led the pack with five nominations each as the Indie Spirit Award contenders were announced today. The nominated films, and stars, and directors, run the gamut: established Hollywood types (Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Bruce Willis) and a first-time kid actor from New Orleans (Quvenzhané Wallis).  

 
Here are the major noms. The awards will be handed out on Saturday, February 23rd, the night before the Academy Awards.
 
2013 FILM INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARD NOMINATIONS


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 SCREENPLAY 
Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola - "Moonrise Kingdom"
Zoe Kazan - "Ruby Sparks"
Martin McDonagh - "Seven Psychopaths"
David O. Russell - "Silver Linings Playbook"
Ira Sachs - "Keep the Lights On"
BEST FIRST FEATURE 
"Fill the Void" - Director: Rama Burshtein
"Gimme the Loot" - Director: Adam Leon
"Safety Not Guaranteed" - Director: Colin Trevorrow
"Sound of My Voice" - Director: Zal Batmanglij,
"The Perks of Being a Wallflower" - Director: Stephen Chbosky
BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY 
Rama Burshtein - "Fill the Void”
Derek Connolly - "Safety Not Guaranteed
Christopher Ford - "Robot & Frank”
Rashida Jones & Will McCormack - "Celeste and Jesse Forever
Jonathan Lisecki - "Gayby
BEST FEMALE LEAD 
Linda Cardellini - "Return"
Emayatzy Corinealdi - "Middle of Nowhere"
Jennifer Lawrence - "Silver Linings Playbook"
Quvenzhané Wallis - "Beasts of the Southern Wild"
Mary Elizabeth Winstead - "Smashed"
BEST MALE LEAD
Jack Black - "Bernie"
Bradley Cooper - "Silver Linings Playbook"
John Hawkes - "The Sessions"
Thure Lindhardt - "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 Péna - "End of Watch"
Sam Rockwell - "Seven Psychopaths"
Bruce Willis - "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 INTERNATIONAL FILM 
"Amour" (France) Director: Michael Haneke
"Once Upon A Time in Anatolia" (Turkey) Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan 
"Rust And Bone" (France/Belgium) Director: Jacques Audiard
"Sister" (Switzerland)" - Director: Ursula Meier
"War Witch" (Democratic Republic of Congo)" - Director: Kim Nguyen
     

 

Steven Rea Inquirer Movie Columnist and Critic
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