28th Independent Spirit Awards Nominations or What you should be watching

The Independent Spirit Awards are like the Academy Awards of the independent film world. They celebrate artist-driven filmmaking and recognize the finest achievements of today’s independent filmmakers. Best Feature nominees Silver Linings Playbook and Moonrise Kingdom lead the pack with five nominations each. Both are up against Beasts of the Southern Wild, Bernie and Keep the Lights OnReach out and let us know who you think the winner should be on twitter @moviefiednyc or leave it in the comments below. This year’s Independent Spirit Awards are scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. One day before the 2013 Academy AwardsAnd the nominees are…(I’ve always wanted to say that!):

Keep the Lights On – Trailer

Beasts of the Southern Wild
Bernie
Keep the Lights On
Moonrise Kingdom
Silver Linings Playbook

The Loneliest Planet – Trailer

Wes Anderson, Moonrise Kingdom 
Julia Loktev, The Loneliest Planet 
David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook 
Ira Sachs, Keep the Lights On 
Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild

Seven Psychopaths – Trailer

Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola, Moonrise Kingdom 
Zoe Kazan, Ruby Sparks 
Martin McDonagh, Seven Psychopaths 
David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook 
Ira Sachs, Keep the Lights On

Safety Not Guaranteed – Trailer

Fill the Void 
Gimme the Loot 
Safety Not Guaranteed 
Sound of My Voice 
The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Robot & Frank – Trailer

Rama Burshtein, Fill the Void 
Derek Connolly, Safety Not Guaranteed 
Christopher Ford, Robot & Frank 
Rashida Jones & Will McCormack, Celeste and Jesse Forever Jonathan Lisecki, Gayby

Middle of Nowhere – Trailer

Breakfast with Curtis

Middle of Nowhere 
Mosquita y Mari 
Starlet 
The Color Wheel

Silver Linings Playbook – Trailer

Linda Cardellini, Return 
Emayatzy Corinealdi, Middle of Nowhere 
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook 
Quvenzhané Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Smashed

Keep the Lights On – Trailer

Jack Black, Bernie 
Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook 
John Hawkes, The Sessions 
Thure Lindhardt, Keep the Lights On 
Matthew McConaughey, Killer Joe 
Wendell Pierce, Four

Compliance – Trailer

Rosemarie DeWitt, Your Sister’s Sister 
Ann Dowd, Compliance 
Helen Hunt, The Sessions 
Brit Marling, Sound of My Voice 
Lorraine Toussaint, Middle of Nowhere

End of Watch – Trailer

Matthew McConaughey, Magic Mike 
David Oyelowo, Middle of Nowhere 
Michael Péna, End of Watch 
Sam Rockwell, Seven Psychopaths 
Bruce Willis, Moonrise Kingdom

Valley of Saints – Trailer

Yoni Brook, Valley of Saints 
Lol Crawley, Here Ben 
Richardson, Beasts of the Southern Wild 
Roman Vasyanov, End of Watch 
Robert Yeoman, Moonrise Kingdom

The Central Park Five – Trailer

How to Survive a Plague
Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present
The Central Park FiveThe Invisible War
The Waiting Room

Once Upon A Time in Anatolia – Trailer

Amour, Michael Haneke 
Once Upon A Time in Anatolia, Nuri Bilge Ceylan 
Rust And Bone, Jacques Audiard 
Sister, Ursula Meier War Witch, Kim Nguyen

Nobody Walks, Alicia Van Couvering – Trailer

Nobody Walks, Alicia Van Couvering
Prince Avalanche, Derrick Tseng 
Stones in the Sun, Mynette Louie

Gimme the Loot, Adam Leon – Trailer

Pincus, David Fenster 
Gimme the Loot, Adam Leon 
Electrick Children, Rebecca Thomas

Leviathan, Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel – Trailer

Leviathan, Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel 
The Waiting Room, Peter Nicks 
Only the Young, Jason Tippet & Elizabeth Mims

Starlet – Trailer

Starlet Director: Sean Baker Casting Director: Julia Kim Ensemble Cast: Dree Hemingway, Besedka Johnson, Karren Karagulian, Stella Maeve, James Ransone

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