2014 Independent Spirit Awards nomineesThe Independent Spirit Awards, honoring the year's best independent filmmaking, have announced their nominees for the 2014 ceremony, and "12 Years a Slave" leads the pack with seven total nominations.

"12 Years a Slave" scored nominations for best feature, best director (Steve McQueen), best screenplay (John Ridley), best male lead (Chiwetel Ejiofor), best supporting female (Lupita Nyong'o), best supporting male (Michael Fassbender), and best cinematography (Sean Bobbit).

Rounding out the best feature category were "All Is Lost," "Francis Ha," "Inside Llewyn Davis," and "Nebraska." "Nebraska" was the second-most nominated, with six total nods.

Other notable nominees included "Blue Jasmine," "Dallas Buyers Club," "Fruitvale Station," "Inside Llewyn Davis," "Mud," and "Blue Is the Warmest Color."

Check out the full list of nominations here. The Independent Spirit Awards are scheduled for March 1, the night before the Academy Awards telecast.

[via Film Independent]
12 Years a Slave
R 2013
Based on 48 critics

Free black New Yorker Solomon Northup is kidnapped and sold into slavery in the South. Read More

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