The nominees for the Independent Spirit Awards have been announced via Twitter, and contain a mix of festival favorites, lesser known films and a few box office successes.
Beasts of the Southern Wild, Moonrise Kingdom, and the yet to be released in Australia Silver Linings Playbook all scooped multiple nominations. A surprise omission is Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master, although perhaps it was not eligible?
I am beyond pleased that Mary Elizabeth Winstead received a Best Female Lead nomination for her phenomenal performance in the fantastic Smashed. It was also great to see a favourite of mine, The Perks of Being a Wallflower receive a Best First Feature nomination. Also receiving some much deserved praise is Matthew McConaughey, with two nominations – one for Best Male Lead in Killer Joe and one for Best Supporting Lead in Magic Mike.
The Awards will be announced on Saturday February 23 2012. You can find out more by visiting the official website here.
Full list of nominees after the jump.
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