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'12 Years a Slave' Leads 2014 Indie Spirit Awards With Seven Nominations

November 27, 2013 (1:37 am) GMT
The Steve McQueen drama bags coveted nominations in categories Best Feature, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Cinematography, as well as gets nods for actors.

Nominees for 2014 Independent Spirit Awards have been revealed. True-story period drama "" dominates the pack with seven nods, followed by "" with six, "" with four four, and "", "", "" and "" with three each.

"12 Years a Slave" is vying for the top Best Feature honor. It also helps Steve McQueen get nominated for Best Director, John Ridley for Best Screenplay, Sean Bobbit for Best Cinematography, and , and for Best Male Lead, Best Supporting Female and Best Supporting Male respectively.

"Nebraska" is up for Best Feature as well, facing off the big screen adaptation of Solomon Northup's autobiography along with "All Is Lost", "Inside Llewyn Davis" and "". The other nods are for director Alexander Payne, male lead , supporting female , and supporting male .

Bob Nelson's screenwriting debut on Payne's dramedy puts him in contention for Best First Screenplay. Nelson is pitted against (""), (""), Jill Soloway (""), and Michael Starrbury ("").

Best Female Lead sees stiff competition among (""), (""), (""), (""), and ("").

Meanwhile, ("Inside Llewyn Davis"), (""), (" ), and ("All Is Lost") complete the Best Male Lead list.

The nominees were announced by and at The W Hollywood. The winners will be revealed on March 1, 2014, the day before Academy Awards, in Santa Monica with as a host.

Best Feature:

Best Director: Best Screenplay: Best Female Lead: Best Male Lead: Best Supporting Female: Best Supporting Male: Best First Feature: Best First Screenplay: John Cassavetes Award: Best Cinematography: Best Editing: Best Documentary: Best International Film: Robert Altman Award (given to a film's director, casting director and ensemble cast): ""

Piaget Producers Award: Someone to Watch Award: Truer Than Fiction Award:


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