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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.

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Denzel Washington and Aaron Paul Draw Acting Inspiration from YouTube

Denzel Washington in 'Flight'Who needs method acting when you have YouTube?

Denzel Washington and Aaron Paul both recently admitted to learning how to play alcoholics for their latest films - Flight and Smashed, respectively - from watching drunks on YouTube.

"You can YouTube 'drunks.' There are thousands. They are amazing," Washington, 57, said. His favorite video is of "this one guy that's trying to open a door and it takes about a half hour."

Paul also heralded the video site for its collection of inebriated individuals' humorous actions caught on tape: "I watched so many funny videos. There are so many. Just type in 'drunk people' or 'people drunk,' and you'll find some gems. There are amazing videos on YouTube that only have like 400 views. I'm just shocked that the entire planet hasn't seen them yet."

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