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‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Leads Spirit Awards Nominations

Silver Linings PlaybookSilver Linings Playbook has been nominated for five Film Independent Spirit Awards.

The David O. Russell directed quirky romance received nods for its stars Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence in the Best Male and Female Lead categories, along with nominations for Best Director and Best Screenplay at the announcement at the W Hotel Hollywood on Tuesday. It will compete against Moonrise Kingdom - which also received five nominations - Beasts of the Southern Wild, Bernie and Keep the Lights On in the Best Feature category.

Matthew McConaughey received two nominations, Best Male Lead for Killer Joe where he will compete against Bradley, Jack Black for Bernie, John Hawkes in The Sessions, Thure Lindhardt for Keep The Lights On and Four's Wendell Pierce and Best Supporting Male for Magic Mike.

Linda Cardellini has been nominated for Best Female Lead for Return along with Emayatzy Corinealdi for Middle of Nowhere, Quvenzhané Wallis in Beasts of the Southern Wild, Mary Elizabeth Winstead from Smashed and Jennifer in Silver Linings Playbook.

Zoe Saldana and Anna Kendrick announced the nominees and Anna was thrilled that her movie End Of Watch received nominations in two categories, Michael Pena for Best Supporting Male and Roman Vasyanov for Best Cinematography.

"Congratulations to all the Spirit Award nominees! Especially to Michael and Roman for End Of Watch! #Bias (sic)," Anna wrote on Twitter.

The Spirit Awards will be handed out at an afternoon ceremony in Santa Monica, California, on February 23, 2013. Members of Film Independent, including filmmakers and movie fans, are eligible to vote on the winners at www.spiritawards.com.

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