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2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards nominees

The 2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards have announced their list of nominees, with Winter’s Bone and The Kids Are All Right dominating with the most nominations.

Winter's Bone

The 2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards are only given to films produced under $20 million. The awards show will air on February 26, 2011 live on IFC with Joel McHale hosting the event.

The drama Winter’s Bone had the most nominations, with seven nods including Best Feature. Winter’s Bone is directed by Debra Granik and stars Jennifer Lawrence, as a girl searching for her lost father in a rural Arkansas town filled with drug pushers.

The Kids Are All Right, which stars Annette Bening and Julianne Moore, received five nominations, including Best Feature.

Check out the list of nominees for the 2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards.

Best feature (Award given to the producer)

127 Hours

Black Swan


The Kids Are All Right

Winter’s Bone

Best director

Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan

Danny Boyle, 127 Hours

Lisa Cholodenko, The Kids Are All Right

Debra Granik, Winter’s Bone

John Cameron Mitchell, Rabbit Hole

Best first feature (Award given to the director and producer)

Everything Strange and New

Get Low

The Last Exorcism

Night Catches Us

Tiny Furniture


(Given to the best feature made for under $500,000; award given to the writer, director, and producer)

Daddy Longlegs

The Exploding Girl


Lovers of Hate



Stuart Blumberg, Lisa Cholodenko, The Kids Are All Right

Debra Granik, Anne Rosellini, Winter’s Bone

Nicole Holofcener, Please Give

David Lindsay-Abaire, Rabbit Hole

Todd Solondz, Life During Wartime


Diane Bell, Obselidia

Lena Dunham, Tiny Furniture

Nik Fackler, Lovely, Still

Bob Glaudini, Jack Goes Boating

Dana Adam Shapiro, Evan M. Wiener, Monogamy


Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right

Greta Gerwig, Greenberg

Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole

Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone

Natalie Portman, Black Swan

Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine


Ronald Bronstein, Daddy Longlegs

Aaron Eckhart, Rabbit Hole

James Franco, 127 Hours

John C. Reilly, Cyrus

Ben Stiller, Greenberg


Ashley Bell, The Last Exorcism

Dale Dickey, Winter’s Bone

Allison Janney, Life During Wartime

Daphne Rubin-Vega, Jack Goes Boating

Naomi Watts, Mother and Child

Best Supporting Male

John Hawkes, Winter’s Bone

Samuel L. Jackson, Mother and Child

Bill Murray, Get Low

John Ortiz, Jack Goes Boating

Mark Ruffalo, The Kids Are All Right

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