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Rita Kokshanian
Nov 25, 2014 @ 5:44 pm

Today Rosario Dawson and Diego Luna announced the nominees for the 30th annual Film Independent Spirit Awards, and the competition is stiff! "As we celebrate 30 years of great independent film, this year's nominees are an astonishingly strong group of films and filmmakers which demonstrate the uniqueness of vision we honor at this show," says Film Independent president Josh Welsh.

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) received six nominations, the most of any movie, including best feature, best cinematography, best director, Michael Keaton for best male lead, Emma Stone for best supporting female, and Edward Norton for best supporting male. BoyhoodNightcrawler, and Selma all came in second with five nominations each.

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The 30th annual Film Independent Spirit Awards will take place on Saturday, Feb. 21, in Santa Monica, Calif., and will air at 5 p.m. ET on IFC. See the full list of nominees below!

Best FeatureBirdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)Boyhood Love is StrangeSelmaWhiplash

Best DirectorDamien Chazelle, WhiplashAva DuVernay, SelmaAlejandro G. Iñárritu, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)Richard Linklater, BoyhoodDavid Zellner, Kumiko, The Tresure Hunter

Best ScreenplayBig EyesA Most Violent YearNightcrawlerOnly Lovers Left AliveLove Is Strange

Best First FeatureA Girl Walks Home Alone at NightDear White PeopleNightcrawlerObvious ChildShe's Lost Control

Best First Screenplay Appropriate Behavior Little AccidentsThe One I LoveShe's Lost ControlDear White People

John  Cassavetes AwardBlue RuinIt Felt Like LoveLand Ho!Man From RenoTest

Best Female LeadMarion Cotillard, The ImmigrantRinko Kikuchi, Kumiko, The Treasure HunterJulianne Moore, Still AliceJenny Slate, Obvious ChildTilda Swinton, Only Lovers Left Alive             

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Best Male LeadAndré Benjamin, Jimi: All Is By My SideJake Gyllenhaal, NightcrawlerMichael Keaton, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)John Lithgow, Love is StrangeDavid Oyelowo, Selma 

Best Supporting FemalePatricia Arquette, BoyhoodJessica Chastain, A Most Violent YearCarmen Ejogo, SelmaAndrea Suarez Paz, Stand Clear of the Closing DoorsEmma Stone, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Best Supporting MaleRiz Ahmed, NightcrawlerEthan Hawke, BoyhoodAlfred Molina, Love is StrangeEdward Norton, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)J.K. Simmons, Whiplash

Best CinematographyDarius Khondji, The ImmigrantEmmanuel Lubezki, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)Sean Porter, It Felt Like LoveLyle Vincent, A Girl Walks Home Alone at NightBradford Young, Selma

Best EditingSandra Adair, BoyhoodTom Cross, WhiplashJohn Gilroy, NightcrawlerRon Patane, A Most Violent YearAdam Wingard, The Guest

Best Documentary20,000 Days on EarthCITIZENFOURStray DogThe Salt of the EarthVirunga

Best International Film Force MajeureIdaLeviathanMommyNorte, the End of HistoryUnder the Skin

Robert Altman AwardInhenrent Vice

Special Distinction AwardFoxcatcher

18th Annual Piaget Producers AwardChad BurrisElisabeth HolmChris Ohlson

21st Annual Kiehl's Someone to Watch AwardA Girl Walks Home Alone at NightH.The Retrieval

20th Annual Lenscrafters Truer Than Fiction AwardApproaching the ElephantEvolution of a CriminalThe Kill TeamThe Last Season

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