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12 Years a Slave leads Independent Spirit Awards nominations

2013-11-28 20:00
12 Years A Slave
Los Angeles - 12 Years a Slave leads the 2014 Independent Spirit Awards nominations.

Steve McQueen's slavery drama set in 1840s Louisiana has received seven nods in total for categories including Best Feature, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Cinematography.

Meanwhile Chiwetel Ejiofor is nominated for Best Male Lead, Michael Fassbender is in the running for Best Supporting Male, and Lupita Nyong'o is in line for Best Supporting Female.

Competition from Nebraska

The film faces stiff competition from Alexander Payne's Nebraska, which earned six nominations in total, in the annual awards ceremony celebrating lower-budget movies.

JC Chandor's All Is Lost totalled four nominations, with Inside Llewyn Davis, Short Term 12, Fruitvale Station and Blue Jasmine all receiving three.

12 Years a Slave is up against Nebraska, All Is Lost, Frances Ha and Inside Llewyn Davis for the coveted Best Feature prize.

Lead Actor

Meanwhile the lead actor category was expanded to six nominees instead of the usual five, and James Gandolfini is up for a posthumous award for Enough Said.

Actor Patton Oswalt will host the ceremony - which only recognises movies with a budget of less than $15 million - in Los Angeles on 1 March 2014, one day before the Academy Awards. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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