2013 Spirits Award Nominations Announced

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The 2013 Film Independent Spirits Award nominations were announced this morning, and more than a few familiar faces heard their names announced by emcees Anna Kendrick, Zoe Saldana and Common.
Beasts of the Southern Wild, Bernie, Keep the Lights On, Moonrise Kingdom, and Silver Linings Playbook all scored nods in the Best Feature category, while several of the stars also received acting nominations.
"The nominations this year represent an astonishingly strong group of artists both in front of and behind the camera," said Film Independent Co-president Josh Welsh. "At Film Independent, we nurture artist-driven filmmaking all year long and I can't imagine a more fitting or worthy group of films to celebrate here today."
The winners will be announced at the Spirit Awards on Saturday, February 23, 2013 (broadcast at 10 p.m. on IFC), but for now, check out the list of nominees below!
Best FeatureBeasts of the Southern WildBernieKeep the Lights OnMoonrise KingdomSilver Linings Playbook
BEST FEMALE LEADLinda Cardellini, ReturnEmayatzy Corinealdi, Middle of NowhereJennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings PlaybookQuvenzhane Wallis, Beasts of the Southern WildMary Elizabeth Winstead, Smashed
BEST MALE LEADJack Black, BernieBradley Cooper, Silver Linings PlaybookJohn Hawkes, The SessionsThure Lindhardt, Keep the Lights OnMatthew McConaughey, Killer JoeWendell Pierce, Four
BEST SUPPORTING FEMALERosemarie DeWitt, Your Sister's SisterAnn Dowd, ComplianceHelen Hunt, The SessionsBrit Marling, Sound of My VoiceLorraine Toussaint, Middle of Nowhere
BEST SUPPORTING MALEMatthew McConaughey, Magic MikeDavid Oyelowo, Middle of NowhereMichael Pena, End of WatchSam Rockwell, Seven PsychopathsBruce Willis, Moonrise Kingdom
BEST DIRECTORWes Anderson, Moonrise KingdomJulia Loktev, The Loneliest PlanetDavid O. Russell, Silver Linings PlaybookIra Sachs, Keep the Lights OnBenh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild
BEST SCREENPLAYWes Anderson & Roman Coppola, Moonrise KingdomZoe Kazan, Ruby SparksMartin McDonagh, Seven PsychopathsDavid O. Russell, Silver Linings PlaybookIra Sachs, Keep the Lights On