The juggernaut that is “12 Years a Slave” continued with the announcement of the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Award nominees today. The Steve McQueen-helmed drama about slavery—which has been gaining momentum since its debut at the Toronto Film Festival—led the nominations with seven nods.
Short Term 12
Brie Larson, John Gallagher Jr., Kaitlyn Dever, Keith Stanfield, and Rami Malek on getting cast in Destin Cretton's SXSW narrative feature winner.
Narrative feature "Short Term 12" took home the fest's top prize, while "Burma" nabbed the ensemble award at the 2013 awards ceremony March 12.
The second day of the fest involved movie stars (Paul Walker), great food (breakfast tacos!), and more sugary drinks.