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The nominations for this year's Spirit Awards, the leading awards dedicated to independent filmmaking, were announced today. 12 Years A Slave got the most attention, with nominations for Best Feature and for three of the acting categories, marking it out as a strong contender for next year's Oscars.

Those nominations in full:-

Best Feature

12 Years A Slave All Is Lost Frances Ha Inside Llewyn Davis Nebraska

Best Director

Shane Carruth Jc Chandor Steve McQueen Jeff Nichols Alexander Payne

Best Female Lead

Cate Blachett Julie Delpy Gaby Hoffman Brie Larson Shailene Woodley

Best Male Lead

Bruce Dern Chiwetel Ejiofor Oscar Isaac Michael B Jordan Matthew McConaughey Robert Redford

Best Supporting Female

Melonie Diaz Sally Hawkins Lupita Nyong'o Yolonda Ross June Squibb

Best Supporting Male

Michael Fassbender Will Forte James Gandolfini Jared Leto Keith Stanfield

Best Documentary

20 Feet From Stardom After Tiller Gideon's Army The Act Of Killing The Square

Best International Film »

- Jennie Kermode

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