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The 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominations were held at The London West Hollywood Hotel in West Hollywood, California today. They will be presented Feb. 25, 2012 in Santa Monica, California.

The 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominations Are:

Best Feature: 50/50; Beginners; Drive; Take Shelter; The Artist; The Descendants.

Director: Mike Mills, Beginners; Nicholas Winding Refn, Drive; Jeff Nichols, Take Shelter; Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist; Alexander Payne, The Descendants.

International film: A Separation (Iran); Melancholia (Denmark, Sweden, France, Germany); Shame (United Kingdom); The Kid With a Bike (Belgium, France, Italy); Tyrannosaur (United Kingdom).

Male Lead: Demian Bichir, A Better Life; Jean Dujardin, The Artist; Ryan Gosling, Drive; Woody Harrelson, Rampart; Michael Shannon, Take Shelter.

Female Lead: Lauren Ambrose, Think of Me; Rachel Harris, Natural Selection; Adepero Oduye, Pariah; Elizabeth Olsen, Martha Marcy May Marlene; Michelle Williams, My Week with Marilyn.

Supporting male: Albert Brooks, Drive; John Hawkes, Martha Marcy May Marlene; Christopher Plummer, Beginners; John C. Reilly, Cedar Rapids; Corey Stoll, Midnight in Paris.

Supporting female: Jessica Chastain, Take Shelter; Anjelica Huston, 50/50; Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs; Harmony Santana, Gun Hill Road; Shailene Woodley, The Descendants.

Documentary: An African Selection; Bill Cunningham New York; The Interrupters; The Redemption of General Butt Naked; We Were Here.

Screenplay: Joseph Cedar, Footnote; Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist; Tom McCarthy, Win Win; Mike Mills, Beginners; Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, The Descendants.

First Screenplay: Mike Cahill and Brit Marling, Another Earth; J.C. Chandor, Margin Call; Patrick Dewitt, Terri; Phil Johnston, Cedar Rapids; Will Reiser, 50/50.

Cinematography: Joel Hodge, Bellflower; Benjamin Kasulke, The Off Hours; Darius Khondji, Midnight in Paris; Guillaume Schiffman, The Artist; Jeffrey Waldron, The Dynamiter.

John Cassavetes Award (films made for under $500,000): Bellflower; Circumstance; Hello Lonesome; Pariah; The Dynamiter.

Best First Feature: Another Earth; In The Family; Margin Call; Martha Marcy May Marlene; Natural Selection.

Robert Altman Award for best ensemble cast: Margin Call

Photos By: RD / Orchon / Retna Digital