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Spirit Awards 2013 Nominations Led by 'Moonrise Kingdom' and 'Silver Linings Playbook'

November 28, 2012 (1:49 am) GMT
'Moonrise' and 'Silver Linings' lead the pack with five nods apiece, while 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' and 'Bernie' trail behind with four and two nominations respectively.

Fresh off the announcement of the 2012 Gotham Awards winners, the Film Independent Spirit Awards revealed its nominees for its 2013 edition. Leading the pack are Wes Anderson's vintage drama "" and David O. Russell's dramedy "" with five noms apiece.

Both "Moonrise" and "Silver Linings" will compete in the coveted Best Feature category alongside other highly-praised titles such as "", "" and ". They will also face against each other for Best Director and Best Screenplay awards.

Trailing behind the two titles is "Beasts" with four nominations. The critically-acclaimed dreamlike drama has its young actress competing for Best Female Lead gong against the likes of Linda Cardinelli (""), Emayatzy Corinealdi (""), ("Silver Linings"), and ("").

Another film with multiple nominations is "" which grabs two nods. Aside from Best Feature, the black comedy based on true story has its leading actor racing for Best Male Lead award alongside ("Silver Linings"), (""), (""), ("Four), and Thure Lindhardt ("").

On Tuesday, November 27, Film Independent also announced that it would present its prestigious Robert Altman Award to Sean Baker-directed film "Starlet". The special honor is dedicated to the director, casting director and cast ensemble of an acclaimed film.

Nominees for the Spirit Awards are determined by its "independence" based on guidelines that include uniqueness of vision, original and provocative subject matter and they must be made for budgets up to $20 millions. The budget limitation rule has caused P.T. Anderson's "" (which cost more than $30M) getting excluded from the nominations although it has been considered as a serious Oscar contender.

The 2013 Spirit Awards will announce its winners on February 23 next year during the annual awards luncheon to take place in a tent on the beach in Santa Monica. The ceremony will be broadcast at 10 P.M. ET/PT on IFC.

Best Feature

Best Director Best Screenplay Best First Feature Best First Screenplay John Cassavetes Award (given to best picture made for under $500K) Best Female Lead Best Male Lead Best Supporting Female Best Supporting Male Best Cinematography Best Documentary Best International Film Piaget Producers Award Someone to Watch Award Truer Than Fiction Award Robert Altman Award







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