‘Moonrise,’ ‘Silver Linings’ lead Spirit Awards

November 28, 2012 • Entertainment

Anna Kendrick appears on stage at the Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominations press conference at The W Hotel Hollywood on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, in Los Angeles. The show will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2012 in the afternoon in a tent on the beach in Santa Monica. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The oddball romances “Moonrise Kingdom” and “Silver Linings Playbook” picked up five nominations each Tuesday to lead the Spirit Awards honoring independent film.

Both films are competing for the best-picture prize at the Spirit Awards, one of Hollywood’s first big announcements on the long road to the Oscars.

Also competing for best picture are the father-daughter tale “Beasts of the Southern Wild”; the black comedy “Bernie”; and the gay drama “Keep the Lights On.”

“Silver Linings Playbook,” a comic drama centered on a man just released from a Login to read more

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