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Film Independent announced its nominees for the 2013 Spirit Awards, and indie favorites "Silver Linings Playbook," "Beasts of the Southern Wild" and "Moonrise Kingdom" were among the big winners.

"Silver Linings Playbook" -- despite having a reported budget of $21 million, $1 million more than the "limit" for eligible films -- was nominated in the Best Feature category alongside "Beasts of the Southern Wild," "Bernie," "Moonrise Kingdom" and "Keep the Lights On." The David O. Russell comedy-drama also scored noms for Best Male Lead (Bradley Cooper), Best Female Lead (Jennifer Lawrence), Best Director (Russell) and Best Screenplay (also Russell).

Cooper was joined in the Male Lead category by Matthew McConaughey ("Killer Joe"), Jack Black ("Bernie"), John Hawkes ("The Sessions"), Thure Lindhardt ("Keep the Lights On") and Wendell Pierce ("Four"). Meanwhile, Lawrence paces a female lead category that includes Quvenzhane Wallis ("Beasts of the Southern Wild"), Mary Elizabeth Winstead ("Smashed"), Emayatzy Corinealdo ("Middle of Nowhere »

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