November 30th, 2010
01:20 PM ET
The nominations for the 2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards have been announced, and while the competition is stiff, Gotham Independent Film Awards best feature winner "Winter's Bone" is up for more than a handful.
The film, about a young woman's search through dangerous territory for her drug-pushing dad, is up for seven nods including best feature, which is stockpiled with some of the most talked about films this year: "The Kids Are All Right,” “Black Swan,” “127 Hours” and "Greenberg” are “Winter’s Bone's" competition.
Newly-minted Oscar host James Franco still has to wait and see if he'll be up for an Oscar, but he is up for a Spirit Award in the best male lead category for his role in "127 Hours." He faces competition from Ben Stiller for "Greenberg" and Aaron Eckhart for "Rabbit Hole," among others.
Meanwhile, Natalie Portman's turn in "Black Swan" earned her a best female lead nomination, and she'll be facing off against actresses like Annette Bening (“The Kids Are All Right”), Nicole Kidman ("Rabbit Hole") and Michelle Williams ("Blue Valentine").
The Spirit Awards, which honors the best in independent film, will be held on Saturday, February 26. Check out a list of nominees after the jump. Who are you pulling for?
Darren Aronofsky – “Black Swan”
Stuart Blumberg & Lisa Cholodenko –
Best Female Lead
Annette Bening – “The Kids Are All Right”
Best Male Lead
Ronald Bronstein – “Daddy Longlegs”
Best Supporting Female
Ashley Bell – “The Last Exorcism”
Best Supporting Male
John Hawkes – “Winter’s Bone”
Best Documentary (award given to the director)
“Exit Through the Gift Shop”
Best Foreign Film
Adam Kimmel – “Never Let Me Go”
To see the rest of the nominees, visit SpiritAwards.com.
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