Awards season is upon us, ladies and gentlemen, with today's announcement of the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards nominations, and Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave, Alexander Payne's Nebraska and The Coen Bros.' Inside Llewyn Davis are among the top nominees, while James Gandolfini notably received a posthumous Supporting Actor nom for his role in Enough Said.
Here are the nominations in the top categories:
BEST FEATURE:12 Years a Slave,All Is Lost, Frances Ha, Inside Llewyn Davis, Nebraska
BEST DIRECTOR: Shane Carruth (Upstream Color), J.C. Chandor (All Is Lost), Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave), Jeff Nichols (Mud), Alexander Payne (Nebraska)
BEST SCREENPLAY: Woody Allen (Blue Jasmine), Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke & Richard Linklater (Before Midnight), Nicole Holofcener (Enough Said), Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber (The Spectacular Now), John Ridley (12 Years a Slave)
BEST FIRST FEATURE:Blue Caprice, Concussion, Fruitvale Station, Una Noche, Wadjda
BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY: Lake Bell (In A World), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Don Jon), Bob Nelson (Nebraska), Jill Soloway (Afternoon Delight), Michael Starrbury (The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete)
BEST FEMALE LEAD: Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine), Julie Delpy (Before Midnight), Gaby Hoffmann (Crystal Fairy), Brie Larson (Short Term 12), Shailene Woodley (The Spectacular Now)
BEST MALE LEAD: Bruce Dern (Nebraska), Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave), Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis), Michael B. Jordan (Fruitvale Station), Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club), Robert Redford (All Is Lost)
BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE: Melonie Diaz (Fruitvale Station), Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine), Lupita Nyong'o (12 Years a Slave), Yolonda Ross (Go For Sisters), June Squibb (Nebraska)
BEST SUPPORTING MALE: Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave), Will Forte (Nebraska), James Gandolfini (Enough Said), Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club), Keith Stanfield (Short Term 12)
BEST DOCUMENTARY:20 Feet From Stardom, After Tiller, Gideon's Army, The Act of Killing, The Square
The Indie Spirit Awards, hosted by Patton Oswalt, will be handed out on March 1, the day before the Oscars, in Santa Monica, CA. Click HERE for the complete list of nominations.