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Nov 25, 2014 2:48 PM

'Birdman' leads Spirit Awards nominations

The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) "Birdman" took flight with a leading six Independent Spirit Awards nominations.

Star Michael Keaton and director Alejandro Gonz lez I rritu both picked up nominations on Tuesday for the dark showbiz comedy.

Nods also went to supporting actors Emma Stone and Edward Norton and cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki.

Collecting five nominations each were the coming-of-age drama "Boyhood," the Martin Luther King Jr. biopic "Selma," and the noir thriller "Nightcrawler."

Other films recognized in the best feature category included "Whiplash" and "Love is Strange."

Rosario Dawson and Diego Luna announced the nominees chosen by members of Film Independent for the 30th Independent Spirit Awards.

Winners will be revealed at the annual awards ceremony on Feb. 21. The ceremony will air live on IFC from Santa Monica, California.


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