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'Winter's Bone,' 'Kids Are All Right' top Spirit Award nominees

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Indie hits Winter’s Bone and The Kids Are All Right dominated the Film Independent Spirit Award nominees this morning, as Winter’s Bone earned a phenomenal seven nominations and Kids scored five. Both films were named in the Best Feature category, which also includes 127 Hours, Black Swan, and Greenberg. The upcoming drama Rabbit Hole also did very well, earning four nods, including acting citations for Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart.

Particularly because these nominees were chosen by a small group of industry professionals, there were a few surprising omissions. Though Kids stars Annette Bening and Mark Ruffalo received nods, their castmate Julianne Moore did not. Likewise, Get Low scored two nominations (Best First Feature and Best Supporting Male for Bill Murray), but leading man Robert Duvall was overlooked. It also would have been nice to see Halle Berry in there for Frankie & Alice. And of course I’m steamed over the exclusion of Blue Valentine from the Best Actor (Ryan Gosling) and Best Feature races. Here are the nominees:

Best Feature
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 Male Lead
Ronald Bronstein, Daddy Longlegs
Aaron Eckhart, Rabbit Hole
James Franco, 127 Hours
John C. Reilly, Cyrus
Ben Stiller, Greenberg

Best Female Lead
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

Best Supporting Male
John Hawkes, Winter’s Bone
Samuel L. Jackson, Mother and Child
Bill Murray, Get Low
Jon Ortiz, Jack Goes Boating
Mark Ruffalo, The Kids Are All Right

Best Supporting Female
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

Read the rest of the nominees after the jump.

Best Screenplay
Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg, 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

Best First Feature
Everything Strange and New
Get Low
Night Catches Us
The Last Exorcism
Tiny Furniture

Best First Screenplay
Diane Bell, Obselidia
Lena Dunham, Tiny Furniture
Nik Fackler, Lovely, Still
Robert Glaudini, Jack Goes Boating
Dana Adam Shapiro & Evan M. Wiener, Monogamy

Best Foreign Film
The King’s Speech
Mademoiselle Chambon
Of Gods and Men
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

Best Documentary
Exit Through the Gift Shop
Thunder Soul

Best Cinematography
Never Let Me Go
Black Swan
Tiny Furniture
Winter’s Bone

John Cassavetes Award
Daddy Longlegs
The Exploding Girl
Lovers of Hate