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The Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominations Are Here!

The Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominations Are Here!
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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 Feature
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Boyhood 
Love is Strange
Selma
Whiplash

Best Director
Damien Chazelle, Whiplash
Ava DuVernay, Selma
Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Richard Linklater, Boyhood
David Zellner, Kumiko, The Tresure Hunter

Best Screenplay
Big Eyes
A Most Violent Year
Nightcrawler
Only Lovers Left Alive
Love Is Strange

Best First Feature
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
Dear White People
Nightcrawler
Obvious Child
She's Lost Control

Best First Screenplay 
Appropriate Behavior
 Little Accidents
The One I Love
She's Lost Control
Dear White People

John  Cassavetes Award
Blue Ruin
It Felt Like Love
Land Ho!
Man From Reno
Test

Best Female Lead
Marion Cotillard, The Immigrant
Rinko Kikuchi, Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter
Julianne Moore, Still Alice
Jenny Slate, Obvious Child
Tilda Swinton, Only Lovers Left Alive             

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Best Male Lead
André Benjamin, Jimi: All Is By My Side
Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler
Michael Keaton, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
John Lithgow, Love is Strange
David Oyelowo, Selma 

Best Supporting Female
Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Jessica Chastain, A Most Violent Year
Carmen Ejogo, Selma
Andrea Suarez Paz, Stand Clear of the Closing Doors
Emma Stone, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Best Supporting Male
Riz Ahmed, Nightcrawler
Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
Alfred Molina, Love is Strange
Edward Norton, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
J.K. Simmons, Whiplash

Best Cinematography
Darius Khondji, The Immigrant
Emmanuel Lubezki, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Sean Porter, It Felt Like Love
Lyle Vincent, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
Bradford Young, Selma

Best Editing
Sandra Adair, Boyhood
Tom Cross, Whiplash
John Gilroy, Nightcrawler
Ron Patane, A Most Violent Year
Adam Wingard, The Guest

Best Documentary
20,000 Days on Earth
CITIZENFOUR
Stray Dog
The Salt of the Earth
Virunga

Best International Film 
Force Majeure
Ida
Leviathan
Mommy
Norte, the End of History
Under the Skin

Robert Altman Award
Inhenrent Vice

Special Distinction Award
Foxcatcher

18th Annual Piaget Producers Award
Chad Burris
Elisabeth Holm
Chris Ohlson

21st Annual Kiehl's Someone to Watch Award
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
H.
The Retrieval

20th Annual Lenscrafters Truer Than Fiction Award
Approaching the Elephant
Evolution of a Criminal
The Kill Team
The Last Season

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