Many of the titles should be familiar to Boise Weekly readers: 12 Years a Slave, a stunning chronicle of American slavery, picked up a total of seven Independent Spirit nominations—Best Feature, Best Director, Best Male Lead, Best Supporting Male, and Best Supporting Female.
Following, is a list of the nominees:
Best Feature: 12 Years a Slave, All Is Lost, Frances Ha, Inside Llewyn Davis, Nebraska
Best Actor: Bruce Dern (Nebraska), Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave), Oscar Isaac, (Inside Llewyn Davis), Michael Jordan, (Fruitvale Station), Matthew McConaughey, (Dallas Buyers Club) and Robert Redford (All Is Lost).
Best Actress: Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine), Julie Delpy (Before Midnight), Gaby Hoffmann (Crystal Fairy), Brie Larson (Short Term 12) and Shailene Woodley (The Spectacular Now).
Best Supporting Actor: Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave), Will Forte (Nebraska), the late James Gandolfini (Enough Said), Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club) and Keith Stanfield (Short Term 12).
Best Supporting Actress: Melonie Diaz (Fruitvale Station), Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine), Lupita Nyongo'o (12 Years a Slave), Yolanda Ross (Go For Sisters) and June Squibb (Nebraska).
Patton Oswalt hosts the Spirit Awards on Saturday, March 1, 2014, during a daytime ceremony in a beachfront tent in Santa Monica.