2012 Film Independent Spirit Award Nominations

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Best Feature
Take Shelter
The Artist
The Descendants

Best Director
Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
Mike Mills, Beginners
Jeff Nichols, Take Shelter
Alexander Payne, The Descendants
Nicolas Winding Refn, Drive

Best First Feature
Another Earth
In The Family
Margin Call
Martha Marcy May Marlene
Natural Selection

John Cassavetes Award
Hello LOnseome
The Dynamiter

Best Screenplay
The Descendants
The Artist
Win Win

Best First Screenplay
Another Earth
Cedar Rapids
Margin Call

Best Female Lead
Elizabeth Olsen, Martha Marcy May Marlene
Michelle Williams, My Week with Marilyn
Rachael Harris, Natural Selection
Adepero Oduye, Pariah
Lauren Ambrose, Think of Me 

Best Male Lead
Michael Shannon, Take Shelter
Woody Harrelson, Rampart
Ryan Golsing, Drive
Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Demian Bichir, A Better Life

Best Supporting Female
Jessica Chastain, Take Shelter
Anjelica Huston, 50/50
Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs
Harmony Santana, Gun Hill Road
Shailenne Woodley, The Descendants

Best Supporting Male
Albert Brooks, Drive
John Hawkes, Martha Marcy May Marlene
Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Corey Stahl, Midnight in Paris
John C. Reilly, Cedar Rapids

Best Cinematography
Midnight in Paris
The Artist
The Off-Hours
The Dynamiter

Best Documentary
An African Election
Bill Cunningham New York
The Interrupters
We Were Here
The Redemption of General Butt Naked

Best Foreign Film
A Separation
The Kid With a Bike

Robert Altman Award
Margin Call

Piaget Producers Award
Chad Burris, Mosquito y Mari
Sophia Lynn, Take Shelter
Josh Bond, Martha Marcy May Marlene

Someone to Watch Award
Simon Arthur, Silver Tongues
Mark Jackson, Without
Nicholas Ozeki, Mamitas

Truer Than Fiction Award
Where Soldiers Come From
Hell and Back Again
Bombay Beach 

The 27th annual awards ceremony will take place on February 25 and broadcast by IFC.

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