'Moonrise,' 'Linings' lead with 5 Independent Spirit Award nods

Nov. 27, 2012 at 3:04 PM
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LOS ANGELES, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- "Moonrise Kingdom" and "Silver Linings Playbook" led the field with five Independent Spirit Award nominations apiece in Los Angeles Tuesday.

The films will compete with "Beasts of the Southern Wild," "Bernie" and "Keep the Lights On" for Best Picture.

"Beasts of the Southern Wild," "Middle of Nowhere" and "Keep the Lights On" are each up for four awards.

Shortlisted for Best Director are Wes Anderson for "Moonrise," David O. Russell for "Linings," Ira Sachs for "Lights," Benh Zeitlin for "Beasts" and Julia Loktev for "The Loneliest Planet."

In the running for Lead Actor are Bradley Cooper for Linings," Jack Black for "Bernie," John Hawkes for "The Sessions," Thure Lindhardt for "Lights," Matthew McConaughey for "Killer Joe" and Wendell Pierce for "Four."

Up for Lead Actress are Jennifer Lawrence for "Linings," Linda Cardellini for "Return," Emayatzy Corinealdi for "Nowhere," Quvenzhane Wallis for "Beasts" and Mary Elizabeth Winstead for "Smashed."

Film Independent will announce the winners of the Spirit Awards at a ceremony in Santa Monica, Calif., Feb. 23.

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