The 2015 Independent Spirit Award nominations have been announced, and Alejandro G. Iñárritu‘s Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) leads the pack with six nominations including Best Feature, Best Director, Best Cinematography (Emmanuel Lubezki), Best Male Lead (Michael Keaton), Best Supporting Female (Emma Stone), and Best Supporting Male (Edward Norton). Boyhood, Nightcrawler, and Selma weren’t far behind with each picture racking up five nominations.
I like the Independent Spirit Awards because they can shine a light on films I think deserve more attention. This year, they’ve brought some well-deserved attention to Blue Ruin, Obvious Child, The Guest, and Force Majeure. Hit the jump for the full list of nominees. Winners will be announced on February 21, 2015.