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'12 Years a Slave' Leads 2014 Spirit Award Nominations

"Blue Jasmine"

Cate Blanchett
Blue Jasmine
Julie Delpy
Before Midnight
Gaby Hoffmann
Crystal Fairy
Brie Larson
Short Term 12
Shailene Woodley
The Spectacular Now
Bruce Dern
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
Melonie Diaz
Fruitvale Station
Sally Hawkins
Blue Jasmine
Lupita Nyong'o
12 Years a Slave
Yolonda Ross
Go For Sisters
June Squibb

Michael Fassbender
12 Years a Slave
Will Forte
James Gandolfini
Enough Said
Jared Leto
Dallas Buyers Club
Keith Stanfield
Short Term 12

Sean Bobbitt
12 Years a Slave
Benoit Debie
Spring Breakers
Bruno Delbonnel
Inside Llewyn Davis
Frank G. DeMarco
All Is Lost
Matthias Grunsky
Computer Chess
Shane Carruth & David Lowery
Upstream Color
Jem Cohen & Marc Vives
Museum Hours
Jennifer Lame
Frances Ha
Cindy Lee
Una Noche
Nat Sanders
Short Term 12

BEST DOCUMENTARY (Award given to the director and producer)
20 Feet From Stardom
PRODUCERS: Gil Friesen & Caitrin Rogers
After Tiller
DIRECTORS/PRODUCERS: Martha Shane & Lana Wilson
Gideon's Army
PRODUCER: Julie Goldman
The Act of Killing
DIRECTOR/PRODUCER: Joshua Oppenheimer
PRODUCERS: Joram Ten Brink, Christine Cynn, Anne Köhncke, Signe Byrge Sørensen,
Michael Uwemedimo
The Square
DIRECTOR: Jehane Noujaim
PRODUCER: Karim Amer
BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM (Award given to the director)
A Touch of Sin
DIRECTOR: Jia Zhang-Ke
Blue is the Warmest Color
DIRECTOR: Abdellatif Kechiche
DIRECTOR: Sebastián Lelia
The Great Beauty
DIRECTOR: Paolo Sorrentino
The Hunt
DIRECTOR: Thomas Vinterberg
ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD - (Given to one film’s director, casting director, and its ensemble cast)
Director: Jeff Nichols
Casting Director: Francine Maisler
Ensemble Cast:  Joe Don Baker, Jacob Lofland, Matthew McConaughey, Ray McKinnon, Sarah Paulson, Michael Shannon, Sam Shepard, Tye Sheridan, Paul Sparks, Bonnie Sturdivant, Reese Witherspoon
17th ANNUAL PIAGET PRODUCERS AWARD – The 17th annual Producers Award, sponsored by Piaget, honors emerging producers who, despite highly limited resources demonstrate the creativity, tenacity, and vision required to produce quality, independent films.  The award includes a $25,000 unrestricted grant funded by Piaget.
Toby Halbrooks & James M. Johnston
Jacob Jaffke
Andrea Roa
Frederick Thornton

20th ANNUAL SOMEONE TO WATCH AWARD – The 20th annual Someone to Watch Award recognizes a talented filmmaker of singular vision who has not yet received appropriate recognition.
My Sister's Quinceañera
DIRECTOR: Aaron Douglas Johnston
DIRECTOR: Shaka King
The Foxy Merkins
DIRECTOR: Madeline Olnek

19th ANNUAL STELLA ARTOIS TRUER THAN FICTION AWARD – The 19th annual Truer Than Fiction Award, sponsored by Stella Artois, is presented to an emerging director of non-fiction features who has not yet received significant recognition.  The award includes a $25,000 unrestricted grant.
Kalyanee Mam
A River Changes Course
Jason Osder
Let the Fire Burn
Stephanie Spray & Pacho Velez

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  • Patricio | November 27, 2013 8:16 PMReply

    BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM (Award given to the director)
    It's Sebastián LELIO, not LeliA

  • jillian_darden@yahoo.com | November 27, 2013 3:07 PMReply

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  • Bloost | November 27, 2013 7:49 AMReply

    Why is Witherspoon getting an award? She only had a cameo in Mud and was horrible there. And didn't she get arrested recently?

  • coattails | November 27, 2013 1:40 PM

    Yes, but to be fair, Witherspoon is only getting recognized as part of the cast, who are all included in that award.

  • TV | November 26, 2013 4:12 PMReply

    What is the purpose of these awards? Again it's the same old Oscar re-hash with some sort-of indies thrown in that won't win. Stop supporting this bogus organization that exploits true independent filmmakers.

  • ECP | November 26, 2013 3:58 PMReply

    As usual the Firsts--First Feature and First Screenplay--are swell reminders of titles that may have gone MIA during the year but should be checked out on DVD and elsewhere. Happy to see "The Spectacular Now" remembered, Oscar Isaac getting a nod, and hopeful gifted Sally Hawkins keeps getting noms. Sarah Polly and "Stories We Tell" absent?! (Unless that qualified last year?)

  • jon | November 26, 2013 3:27 PMReply

    Wow, no Greta Gerwig in the Best Female Lead category? Talk about a snub. And a confusing one at that, seeing as how they found room for Cate Blanchett in a Woody Allen movie nobody saw/cared about and Julie Delphy for playing basically the same character in the same movie a third time.

  • Jon | December 2, 2013 3:30 PM


    I'm confused over the fact that people still go to see Woody Allen movies when he hasn't made a decent one since the late 80s. That said, I'm glad that box office returns are your gauge for measuring artistic merit. So punk rock. Seriously f--- Cate Blanchett and f--- that cradle robber's movie.

  • idk | November 27, 2013 1:44 PM

    I'm surprised, too, that Gerwig didn't get nominated, but I also haven't seen Gaby Hoffman in Crystal Fairy, either. I've seen the other four nominees and think their nominations are well-deserved.

  • Wowzer | November 27, 2013 2:35 AM

    That Woody Allen movie that "no one saw/cared about" has grossed $33M at the U.S. box office so far, putting it in Mr. Allen's top five moneymakers. What did you accomplish this year, Jon?

    Meanwhile, Cate Blanchett has pretty much been the front-runner for the Best Actress award (all the Best Actress awards) since the day the movie came out. What are you confused about again?

  • jm | November 26, 2013 2:47 PMReply

    Great to see Lupita Nyong and Jared Leto in supporting - both very moving performances!

  • Ali | November 26, 2013 1:41 PMReply

    Where is Octavia Spencer for Fruitvale Station ?

  • Will | November 26, 2013 5:23 PM

    I thought she was overrated. Sure, she did a solid job, but just because she's a previous Oscar winner everybody thinks she's the best.