Spirit Award nominations announced

12 Years A Slave leads the pack.

by Jennie Kermode

The nominations for this year's Spirit Awards, the leading awards dedicated to independent filmmaking, were announced today. 12 Years A Slave got the most attention, with nominations for Best Feature and for three of the acting categories, marking it out as a strong contender for next year's Oscars.

Those nominations in full:-

Best Feature

Best Director

  • Shane Carruth
  • JC Chandor
  • Steve McQueen
  • Jeff Nichols
  • Alexander Payne

Best Female Lead

  • Cate Blachett
  • Julie Delpy
  • Gaby Hoffman
  • Brie Larson
  • Shailene Woodley

Best Male Lead

  • Bruce Dern
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor
  • Oscar Isaac
  • Michael B Jordan
  • Matthew McConaughey
  • Robert Redford

Best Supporting Female

  • Melonie Diaz
  • Sally Hawkins
  • Lupita Nyong'o
  • Yolonda Ross
  • June Squibb

Best Supporting Male

  • Michael Fassbender
  • Will Forte
  • James Gandolfini
  • Jared Leto
  • Keith Stanfield

Best Documentary

Best International Film

Best Screenplay

  • Woody Allen
  • Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke and Richard Linklater
  • Nicole Holofcener
  • Scott Neustadter and Michael H Weber
  • John Ridley

Best First Feature

Best First Screenplay

  • Lake Bell
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt
  • Bob Nelson
  • Jill Soloway
  • Michael Starrbury

Best Cinematography

  • Sean Bobbitt
  • Bruno Delbonnel
  • Frank G DeMarco
  • Matthias Grunsky

John Cassavetes Award

Robert Altman Award

  • Mud
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