'Jackie', 'Manchester by the Sea' Among 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominees

The Oscar-buzzy biopic starring Natalie Portman and the Sundance hit led by Casey Affleck are vying for Best Feature title.

AceShowbiz - Nominations for the 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards were announced by %cJenny Slate% and %cEdgar Ramirez% on Tuesday, November 22. Oscar-buzzy biopic "Jackie" and Sundance hit "Manchester by the Sea" are among the nominees, nabbing four and five nods respectively.

In addition to competing with "Manchester by the Sea", "Jackie" fights against other movies like "American Honey" and "Moonlight", which lead the pack with six nods each, and "Chronic" in Best Feature category. "Jackie" helmer Pablo Larrain is up for Best Director, fighting against Andrea Arnold ("American Honey") and Barry Jenkins ("Moonlight"), who is also up for Best Screenplay category.

In Best Male Lead category, %cCasey Affleck% competes with %cDavid Harewood%, %cViggo Mortensen%, %cJesse Plemons% and %cTim Roth%. Meanwhile, %cNatalie Portman% is up for Best Female Lead for her portrayal of the former U.S. First Lady in "Jackie", fighting against the likes of %cAnnette Bening%, %cRuth Negga%, %cIsabelle Huppert% and %cSasha Lane%.

Nominated for Best Supporting Male actor are the likes of %cShia LaBeouf%, %cRalph Fiennes%, %cBen Foster%, %cLucas Hedges% and %cCraig Robinson%. %cRiley Keough% is up for the Best Supporting Female category against other nominees, including %cEdwina Findley%, %cPaulina Garcia%, %cLily Gladstone% and %cMolly Shannon%.

The 32nd Film Independet Spirit Awards will air live on IFC on Saturday, February 25, 2017, the day before the Academy Awards ceremony.

Best Feature

Best Director Best Screenplay Best First Feature Best First Screenplay Best Male Lead Best Female Lead Best Supporting Male Best Supporting Female Best Documentary Best International Film Best Cinematography Best Editing John Cassavetes Award (Best Feature Under $500.000) Robert Altman Award (Best Ensemble)

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