Independent Spirit Award Nominations Are Out, Which Means We Can Predict Oscar Snubs

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Grab your moody scarf, beret, pack of smokes (note: author does not condone smoking), and head on down to the nearest independent movie theater because the Independent Spirit Award nominations are upon us! This year’s ceremony will be hosted by the hilarious comedian-with-a-conscience Patton Oswalt in Santa Monica on March 1. The big films that racked up the most nominations for the honors are 12 Years a Slave, Nebraska, Short Term 12, Blue Jasmine, and Fruitvale Station.

The Independent Spirit Awards often hint at future Oscar nominations for the bigger films. 12 Years a Slave, as well as Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto in Dallas Buyers Club, are absolute shoe-ins for the little golden man. However, not all who shine in the indies are nominated for an Oscar. Oh! if only the masses could see The Spectacular Now. Here’s our predictions for the independent films and actors who deserve accolades in the big leagues, but are likely to be benched for the Oscars.

*Author's note: I sincerely hope I am proven wrong by the Academy on all accounts. *

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