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Indie Spirit Awards boost 'Birdman,' 'Boyhood'
Indie Spirit Awards boost 'Birdman,' 'Boyhood'

Nominations for the 30th Film Independent Spirit Awards were announced Tuesday. And with them arrived the usual grumbling from some quarters that the movies leading the way -- "Birdman," "Boyhood," "Selma" and "Nightcrawler" -- lacked true indie cred and that the whole slate was just a warm-up for the Oscars. But that sort of griping (and, really, you try to get "Selma" made and then get back to me about how that goes) misses the bigger picture. This is a fantastic group of nominees -- the best-feature set included "Love Is Strange" and "Whiplash" along with "Birdman," "Boyhood" and...

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