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Native Texan Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom and Aff 2012 Marquee Feature Audience Award winner Silver Linings Playbook top the 28th Annual Film Independent Spirit Award nominations, Indiewire reports. Both films were nominated for Best Feature alongside Austinite Richard Linklater's Bernie.In more Film Independent Spirit Award news, the former Austinite Mark Duplass-fronted Safety Not Guaranteed received a Best First Feature and Best First Screenplay nod, alongside former Austinite Jonathan Lisecki's (our interview) SXSW 2012 premiere Gayby (Elizabeth's review). Past and present Austinites, including John Hawkes (The Sessions), Jack Black (Bernie) and Matthew McConaughey (Killer Joe) were nominated for Best Male Lead. McConaughey received a second nomination, Best Supporting Male, for his role in Magic Mike. And former Austinite Elizabeth Mims (Elizabeth's interview) rounds out the awards show with a Truer Than Fiction nomination for Only the Young (Elizabeth's review »
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