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Black Swan and The Last Exorcism Nominated for Independent Spirit Awards

Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, announced nominations this morning for the 2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards; and we’re pleased to report that the nominees include such genre-friendly names as Darren Aronofsky, Danny Boyle, Daniel Stamm, Eli Roth, Natalie Portman, and Ashley Bell.

Selected from 220 submissions, this year’s winners will be announced at the Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, February 26, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. on the beach in Santa Monica. The 26th annual awards show will be hosted by Joel McHale (“Community”, “The Soup”) and will air exclusively that night on IFC at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

The artistic side of independent film is stronger than ever, and it’s especially impressive to see the developed craft of extraordinary independent filmmakers who have only gotten better over the years. Past nominees such as Darren Aronofsky, Noah Baumbach, Danny Boyle, Lisa Cholodenko, Debra Granik, Nicole Holofcener, and John Cameron Mitchell continue to create original and compelling films that move and amaze us,” said Film Independent Executive Director Dawn Hudson.

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Here are the horror-tinged nominations; for the full list be sure to visit the Spirit Awards’ official site or IFC:

BEST FEATURE (Award given to the Producer, Executive Producers are not listed):
127 Hours – Producers: Danny Boyle, Christian Colson, John Smithson
Black Swan – Producers: Scott Franklin, Mike Medavoy, Arnold W. Messer, Brian Oliver

BEST DIRECTOR:
Darren Aronofsky – Black Swan
Danny Boyle – 127 Hours

BEST FIRST FEATURE (Award given to the director and producer):
The Last Exorcism – Director: Daniel Stamm
, Producers: Marc Abraham, Tom Bliss, Eric Newman, Eli Roth

BEST FEMALE LEAD:
Natalie Portman – Black Swan

BEST MALE LEAD:
James Franco – 127 Hours

BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE:
Ashley Bell – The Last Exorcism

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY:
Matthew Libatique – Black Swan

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