2013 film independent spirit awards nominees announced

Nominations for the Film Independent Spirit Awards, which honor achievements in independent filmmaking, were announced this morning: 'Moonrise Kingdom,' 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' Top Indie Spirit Awards Nominations.

As expected, critical darlings Moonrise Kingdom and Beasts of the Southern Wild lead the pack with the most nods, but for the purposes of this website, there are a few names to note...

Huge shout out goes to friend of this blog (and former Angry Reader of the Week) Mynette Louie, who is nominated for the 16th Annual Piaget Producers Awards for her awesome movie producing skillz. Yes, with a "z."

The award honors emerging producers "who, despite highly limited resources demonstrate the creativity, tenacity, and vision required to produce quality, independent films." I think that's a pretty darn accurate description of what Mynette does on every film she's produced. Congratulations, Mynette!

Derrick Tseng is also nominated for the Piaget Producers Award for Prince Avalanche. Other notable names include director Kim Nguyen, whose flim War Witch received a nominated for Best International Film, and casting director Julia Kim, who received the Robert Altman Award for Starlet.

The winners will be announced on February 23. To see the full list of nominees in all categories, go to the Indpendent Spirit Awards website.

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