2013 Spirit Award Nominees
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2013 Spirit Award Nominees

Los Angeles : CA : USA | Dec 16, 2012 at 7:39 PM PST
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The Film Independent Spirit Awards honour the independent filmmakers – the not so extravagantly budgeted films of Hollywood - and on December 11 the nominees for the 2013 Sprit Awards were announced.

Instead of a gala black tie/evening gown event, the Spirit Awards presents the winners trophies in an afternoon event along the beach in Santa Monica. The 2013 Spirit Awards will be presented on February 23 – one day before the Film Academy presents the Oscars.

Comedic actor Andy Samberg will host the 28th annual Spirit Awards. The Emmy Award winning Samberg last hosted an awards show in 2009 when he was host of the MTV Movie Awards. Samberg has been a part of the hit show “Saturday Night Live” for the past seven years.

The nominees for the 2013 Spirit Awards are…
Best Feature Film:
”Beasts of the Southern Wild”
”Bernie”
”Keep the Lights On”
”Moonrise Kingdom”
”Silver Linings Playbook”

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

Best Screenplay:
Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola for “Moonrise Kingdom”
Zoe Kazan for “Ruby Sparks”
Martin McDonagh for “Seven Psychopaths”
David O. Russell for “Silver Linings Playbook”
Ira Sachs and Mauricio Zacharias for “Keep the Lights On”

Best First Feature Film:
”Fill the Void”
”Gimme the Loot”
”Safety Not Guaranteed”
”Sound of My Voice”
”The Perks of Being a Wallflower”

Best First Screenplay:
Rama Burshtein for “Fill the Void”
Derek Connolly for “Safety Not Guaranteed”

Christopher Ford for “Robot & Frank”
Rashida Jones and Will McCormack for “Celeste and Jesse Forever”
Jonathan Lisecki for “Gayby”

John Cassavetes Award – films budgets under $500,000:
”Breakfast with Curtis”
”Middle of Nowhere”
”Mosquita y Mari”
”Starlet”
”The Colour Wheel”

Best Female Lead Role:
Linda Cardellini in “Return”
Emayatzy Corinealdi in “Middle of Nowhere”
Jennifer Lawrence in “Silver Linings Playbook”
Quvenzhane Wallis in “Beasts of the Southern Wild”
Mary Elizabeth Winstead in “Smashed”

Best Male Lead Role:
Jack Black in “Bernie”
Bradley Cooper in “Silver Linings Playbook”
John Hawkes in “The Sessions”

Thure Lindhardt in “Keep the Lights On”
Matthew McConaughey in “Killer Joe”
Wendell Pierce in “Four”

Best Female Supporting Role:
Rosemarie DeWitt in “Your Sister’s Sister”
Ann Dowd in “Compliance”
Helen Hunt in “The Sessions”
Brit Marling in “Sound of My Voice”
Lorraine Toussaint in “Middle of Nowhere”

Best Male Supporting Role:
Matthew McConaughey in “Magic Mike”
David Oyelowo in “Middle of Nowhere”
Michael Pena in “End of Watch”
Sam Rockwell in “Seven Psychopaths”
Bruce Willis in “Moonrise Kingdom”

Best Cinematography:

Yoni Brook for “Valley of Saints”

Lol Crawley for “Here”
Ben Richardson for “Beasts of the Southern Wild”
Roman Vasyanov for “End of Watch”
Robert Yeoman for “Moonrise Kingdom”

Best Documentary:
”How to Survive a Plague”
”Marina Abromovic The Artist is Present”
”The Central Park Five”
The Invisible War”
’The Waiting Room”

Best International Film:
”Amour” from France
”Once Upon a time in Anatolia” from Turkey
”Rust and Bone” from France and Belgium
”Sister” from Switzerland
”War Witch” from the Democratic Republic of Congo

Robert Altman Award: ”Starlet”

Piaget Producers Award:
Alicia Van Couvering
Mynette Louie
Derrick Tseng

Someone to Watch Award:
David Fenster
Adam Leon
Rebecca Thomas

Stella Artois Truer Than Fiction Award:
Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Ve Re Na Paravel
Peter Nicks
Jason Tippet and Elizabeth Mims

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