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Independent Spirit Awards Committee Enjoyed That '12 Years a Slave' Very Much

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The 29th Independent Spirit Awards nominees have been released, and if you made either 12 Years a Slave or Nebraska, then know that the spectre of autonomy is strong within you. Those films are leading the pack this year, picking up a respective seven and six nods. In the Best Picture category, they'll be going up against All Is Lost, Frances Ha, and Inside Llewyn Davis. Have a look at the full list below as you contemplate the mystery of The Croods shut out.

BEST FEATURE (Award given to the Producer, Executive Producers are not awarded)

12 Years a Slave
PRODUCERS: Dede Gardner, Anthony Katagas, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen, Arnon Milchan, Brad Pitt, Bill Pohlad

All Is Lost
PRODUCERS: Neal Dodson, Anna Gerb

Frances Ha
PRODUCERS: Noah Baumbach, Scott Rudin, Rodrigo Teixeira, Lila Yacoub

Inside Llewyn Davis
PRODUCERS: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Scott Rudin

Nebraska
PRODUCERS: Albert Berger, Ron Yerxa


BEST DIRECTOR

Shane Carruth
Upstream Color

J.C. Chandor
All Is Lost

Steve McQueen
12 Years a Slave

Jeff Nichols
Mud

Alexander Payne
Nebraska


BEST SCREENPLAY

Woody Allen
Blue Jasmine

Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke & Richard Linklater
Before Midnight

Nicole Holofcener
Enough Said

Scott Neustadter &
Michael H. Weber
The Spectacular Now

John Ridley
12 Years a Slave


BEST FIRST FEATURE (Award given to the director and producer)

Blue Caprice
DIRECTOR/PRODUCER: Alexandre Moors
PRODUCERS: Kim Jackson, Brian O'Carroll, Isen Robbins, Will Rowbotham, Ron Simons, Aimee Schoof, Stephen Tedeschi

Concussion
DIRECTOR: Stacie Passon
PRODUCER: Rose Troche

Fruitvale Station
DIRECTOR: Ryan Coogler
PRODUCERS: Nina Yang Bongiovi, Forest Whitaker

Una Noche
DIRECTOR/PRODUCER: Lucy Mulloy
PRODUCERS: Sandy Pérez Aguila, Maite Artieda, Daniel Mulloy, Yunior Santiago

Wadjda
DIRECTOR: Haifaa Al Mansour
PRODUCERS: Gerhard Meixner, Roman Paul


BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY

Lake Bell
In A World

Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Don Jon

Bob Nelson
Nebraska

Jill Soloway
Afternoon Delight

Michael Starrbury
The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete


JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD - Given to the best feature made for under $500,000. Award given to the writer, director, and producer. Executive Producers are not awarded.

Computer Chess
WRITER/DIRECTOR: Andrew Bujalski
PRODUCERS: Houston King & Alex Lipschultz

Crystal Fairy
WRITER/DIRECTOR: Sebastiàn Silva
PRODUCERS: Juan de Dios Larraín & Pablo Larraín

Museum Hours
WRITER/DIRECTOR: Jem Cohen
PRODUCERS: Paolo Calamita & Gabriele Kranzelbinder

Pit Stop
WRITER/DIRECTOR: Yen Tan
WRITER: David Lowery
PRODUCERS: Jonathan Duffy, James M. Johnston,
Eric Steele, Kelly Williams

This is Martin Bonner
WRITER/DIRECTOR: Chad Hartigan
PRODUCER: Cherie Saulter


BEST FEMALE LEAD

Cate Blanchett
Blue Jasmine

Julie Delpy
Before Midnight

Gaby Hoffmann
Crystal Fairy

Brie Larson
Short Term 12

Shailene Woodley
The Spectacular Now


BEST MALE LEAD

Bruce Dern
Nebraska

Chiwetel Ejiofor
12 Years a Slave

Oscar Isaac
Inside Llewyn Davis

Michael B. Jordan
Fruitvale Station

Matthew McConaughey
Dallas Buyers Club

Robert Redford
All Is Lost


BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE

Melonie Diaz
Fruitvale Station

Sally Hawkins
Blue Jasmine

Lupita Nyong'o
12 Years a Slave

Yolonda Ross
Go For Sisters

June Squibb
Nebraska


BEST SUPPORTING MALE

Michael Fassbender
12 Years a Slave

Will Forte
Nebraska

James Gandolfini
Enough Said

Jared Leto
Dallas Buyers Club

Keith Stanfield
Short Term 12


BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Sean Bobbitt
12 Years a Slave

Benoit Debie
Spring Breakers

Bruno Delbonnel
Inside Llewyn Davis

Frank G. DeMarco
All Is Lost

Matthias Grunsky
Computer Chess


BEST EDITING

Shane Carruth & David Lowery
Upstream Color

Jem Cohen & Marc Vives
Museum Hours

Jennifer Lame
Frances Ha

Cindy Lee
Una Noche

Nat Sanders
Short Term 12


BEST DOCUMENTARY (Award given to the director and producer)

20 Feet From Stardom
DIRECTOR/PRODUCER: Morgan Neville
PRODUCERS: Gil Friesen & Caitrin Rogers

After Tiller
DIRECTORS/PRODUCERS: Martha Shane & Lana Wilson

Gideon's Army
DIRECTOR/PRODUCER: Dawn Porter
PRODUCER: Julie Goldman

The Act of Killing
DIRECTOR/PRODUCER: Joshua Oppenheimer
PRODUCERS: Joram Ten Brink, Christine Cynn, Anne Köhncke, Signe Byrge Sørensen,
Michael Uwemedimo

The Square
DIRECTOR: Jehane Noujaim
PRODUCER: Karim Amer


BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM (Award given to the director)

A Touch of Sin
(China)
DIRECTOR: Jia Zhang-Ke

Blue is the Warmest Color
(France)
DIRECTOR: Abdellatif Kechiche

Gloria
(Chile)
DIRECTOR: Sebastián Lelio

The Great Beauty
(Italy)
DIRECTOR: Paolo Sorrentino

The Hunt
(Denmark)
DIRECTOR: Thomas Vinterberg


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

Mud

Director: Jeff Nichols

Casting Director: Francine Maisler

Ensemble Cast: Joe Don Baker, Jacob Lofland, Matthew McConaughey, Ray McKinnon, Sarah Paulson, Michael Shannon, Sam Shepard, Tye Sheridan, Paul Sparks, Bonnie Sturdivant, Reese Witherspoon


17th ANNUAL PIAGET PRODUCERS AWARD - The 17th annual Producers Award, sponsored by Piaget, honors emerging producers who, despite highly limited resources demonstrate the creativity, tenacity, and vision required to produce quality, independent films. The award includes a $25,000 unrestricted grant funded by Piaget.

Toby Halbrooks & James M. Johnston
Jacob Jaffke
Andrea Roa
Frederick Thornton


20th ANNUAL SOMEONE TO WATCH AWARD - The 20th annual Someone to Watch Award recognizes a talented filmmaker of singular vision who has not yet received appropriate recognition.

My Sister's Quinceañera
DIRECTOR: Aaron Douglas Johnston

Newlyweeds
DIRECTOR: Shaka King

The Foxy Merkins
DIRECTOR: Madeline Olnek


19th ANNUAL STELLA ARTOIS TRUER THAN FICTION AWARD - The 19th annual Truer Than Fiction Award, sponsored by Stella Artois, is presented to an emerging director of non-fiction features who has not yet received significant recognition. The award includes a $25,000 unrestricted grant.

Kalyanee Mam
A River Changes Course

Jason Osder
Let the Fire Burn

Stephanie Spray & Pacho Velez
Manakamana

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