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Spirit Awards: What movies received the biggest boosts?

Spirit Awards: What movies received the biggest boosts?

Netflix's child-soldier war drama "Beasts of No Nation," nominated Tuesday for five Film Independent Spirit Awards -- picture, director, lead and supporting actor and cinematography -- has been a pet cause of many academy members since it debuted last month on the streaming service.

Hosted screenings, presented by the likes of Jake Gyllenhaal, Ben Stiller, Kerry Washington and Sally Field, have been held routinely a couple of times a week in Los Angeles and New York since early October. The idea: Lend your name to prompt people to see a searing, important movie that, because of its subject matter, can be intimidating to the casual viewer.

The Spirit Awards' stamp...

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