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The Independent Spirit Awards Announce Their Nominees

Lenny Kravitz and Gabourey Sidibe in Precious, one of the films that did well at the Independent Spirit Award nominations. Ann Marie Fox/Lionsgate hide caption

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Lenny Kravitz and Gabourey Sidibe in Precious, one of the films that did well at the Independent Spirit Award nominations.

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Independent Spirit Award nominations are out today, and you can check them out for yourself.

Nominees for Best Feature include 500 Days Of Summer, Precious, Sin Nombre, Amreeka and The Last Station. Nominees for Best Screenplay include The Messenger, The Last Station, 500 Days Of Summer, The Vicious Kind, and — much to my delight — Adventureland, a wonderful movie that may not be a traditional indie offering, but deserved a far different marketing campaign than the one that tried to make it look like an Apatow-ish movie that it emphatically isn't.

The nominated actors include some newcomers, as well as some better-known stars like Gwyneth Paltrow, Colin Firth, Helen Mirren, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

The awards will be handed out next March.