Awards season is off and running! Overnight the nominees for the Spirit Awards — independent film's answer to the Oscars — were announced, and there's lots of love for movies that have been getting buzz for a while now, like 12 Years a Slave, Nebraska and Fruitvale Station. There are also some surprises in the bunch, like the multiple nominations for All Is Lost and Frances Ha.
It's fun to see indie films getting recognition, along with some early nominations that we hope to see pop up in other awards season lists — particularly those for Jared Leto, Michael B. Jordan and Chiwetel Ejiofor. The show will take place March 1, the day before the Oscars, and you can see the full list of nominees after the jump.