Black Swan among Spirit Awards nods

2010-11-30 21:59
Los Angeles - Natalie Portman's ballet drama Black Swan, James Franco's survival story 127 Hours and Ben Stiller's dark romance Greenberg are among best-picture nominees for the Spirit Awards honouring independent film.

Also competing for the top honour at the Spirit Awards are Annette Bening's lesbian family drama The Kids Are All Right and the rural crime thriller Winter's Bone.

Bening, Franco, Portman and Stiller also are among lead-acting nominees.

Presented by the cinema group Film Independent, the Spirit Awards will be handed out at a ceremony on February 26, the day before the Academy Awards. Joel McHale, star of the TV comedy Community, will host the show.