‘Precious’ & ‘The Last Station’ Nab Independent Spirit Award Noms

Can you feel it? It’s just around the corner, lurking. Awards season is getting ready to swing into high gear, kicking things off for film with the 25th Anniversary of the Independent Spirit Award nominations.

In order to be eligible, the films must have been made for under $20 million with the film’s lasting 70 minutes. Additionally, the movie must have either screened at a major film festival or had a one-week run at a commercial theater.

Leading the pack of nominees is Precious, which is up for Best Feature, Best Director, Best First Screenplay, Best Female Lead for its star, Gabourey Sidibe, and Best Supporting Female for Mo’Nique. Additionally, The Last Station is also up for Best Feature, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Female Lead for Helen Mirren and Best Supporting Male for Christopher Plummer.

Let the games begin!

Check out the full list of Independent Spirit Awards nominees after the jump.

Gallery Info: Stills from Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire.

The complete list of nominations:BEST FEATURE (Award given to the Producer)”(500) Days Of Summer,” Producers: Mason Novick, Jessica Tuchinsky, Mark Waters, Steven J. Wolfe”Amreeka,” Producers: Paul Barkin, Christina Piovesan”Precious,” Producers: Lee Daniels, Gary Magness, Sarah Siegel-Magness”Sin Nombre,” Producer: Amy Kaufman”The Last Station,” Producers: Bonnie Arnold, Chris Curling, Jens MeuerBEST DIRECTOREthan Coen, Joel Coen, “A Serious Man”Lee Daniels, “Precious”Cary Joji Fukunaga, “Sin Nombre”James Gray, “Two Lovers”Michael Hoffman, “The Last Station”BEST FIRST FEATURE (Award given to the director and producer)”A Single Man,” Director: Tom Ford, Producers: Tom Ford, Andrew Miano, Robert Salerno, Chris Weitz”Crazy Heart,” Director: Scott Cooper, Producers: T Bone Burnett, Judy Cairo, Rob Carliner, Scott Cooper, Robert Duvall”Easier With Practice,” Director: Kyle Patrick Alvarez, Producer: Cookie Carosella”Paranormal Activity,” Director: Oren Peli, Producer: Jason Blum, Oren Peli”The Messenger,” Director: Oren Moverman, Producers: Mark Gordon, Lawrence Inglee, Zach MillerJOHN CASSAVETES AWARD(Given to the best feature made for under $500,000; award given to the writer, director, and producer)”Big Fan” Writer/Director: Robert Siegel; Producers: Elan Bogarin, Jean Kouremetis”Humpday” Writer/Director/Producer: Lynn Sheldon”The New Year Parade” Writer/Director: Tom Quinn; Producers: Steve Beal, Tom Quinn”Treeless Mountain” Writer/Director: So Yong Kim; Producers: Bradley Rust Gray, Ben Howe, So Yong Kim, Lars Knudsen, Jay Van Hoy”Zero Bridge” Writer/Director: Tariq Tapa; Producers: Josee Lajoie, Hilal Ahmed Langoo, Tariq Tapaclick hereFeatures »For Your Consideration: 25 Things The Academy Got Right In The 2000sOscar’s BestFeatures »iW Video | Reverse Shot Talkies: Pedro AlmodóvarPedroNews »Sundance Film Festival Unveils 2010 New Frontier LineupSundance ’10    BEST SCREENPLAYAlessandro Camon, Oren Moverman, “The Messenger”Michael Hoffman, “The Last StationLee Toland Krieger, “The Vicious Kind”Greg Mottola, “Adventureland”Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber, “(500) Days Of Summer”BEST FIRST SCREENPLAYSophie Barthes, “Cold Souls”Scott Cooper, “Crazy Heart”Cherien Dabis, “Amreeka”Geoffrey Fletcher, “Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire”Tom Ford, David Scearce, “A Single Man”BEST FEMALE LEADMaria Bello, “Downloading Nancy”Helen Mirren, “The Last Station”Gwentyth Paltrow, “Two Lovers”Gabourey Sidibe, “Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire”Nisreen Faour, “Amreeka”BEST MALE LEADJeff Bridges, “Crazy Heart”Colin Firth, “A Single Man”Joseph Gordon-Levitt, “(500) Days Of Summer”Souléymane Sy Savané, “Goodbye Solo”Adam Scott, “The Vicious Kind”BEST SUPPORTING FEMALEDina Korzun, “Cold Souls”Mo’Nique, “Precious”Samantha Morton, “The Messenger”Natalie Press, “Fifty Dead Men Walking”Mia Wasikowska, “That Evening Sun”BEST SUPPORTING MALEJemaine Clement, “Gentleman Broncos”Woody Harrelson, “The Messenger”Christian McKay, “Me and Orson Welles”Raymond McKinnon, “That Evening Sun”Christopher Plummer, “The Last Station”BEST CINEMATOGRAPHYRoger Deakins, “A Serious Man”Adriano Goldman, “Sin Nombre”Anne Misawa, “Treeless Mountain”Andrij Parekh, “Cold Souls”Peter Zeitlinger, “Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans”BEST DOCUMENTARY (Award given to the director)”Anvil! The Story of Anvil” Director: Sacha Gervasi”Food, Inc.” Director: Robert Kenner”More Than a Game” Director: Kristopher Belman”October Country” Directors: Donal Mosher, Michael Palmieri”Which Way Home” Director: Rebecca CammisaBEST FOREIGN FILM (Award given to the director)”A Prophet” (France), Director: Jacques Audiard”An Education” (UK/France), Director: Lone Scherfig”Everlasting Moments” (Sweden), Director: Jan Troell”Mother” (South Korea), Director: Bong Joon-Ho”The Maid” (Chile), Director: Sebastian SilvaROBERT ALTMAN AWARD(Given to one film’s director, casting director, and its ensemble cast)Robert Altman Award”A Serious Man”Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel CoenCasting Directors: Ellen Chenoweth, Rachel TennerCast: Richard Kind, Sari Lennick, Jessica McManus, Michael Stuhlbarg, Aaron WolffPIAGET PRODUCERS AWARDKarin Chien, “The Exploding Girl,” “Santa Mesa”Larry Fessenden, “I Sell the Dead,” “The House of the Devil”Dia Sokol, “Beeswax,” “Nights & Weekends”SOMEONE TO WATCH AWARDKyle Patrick Alvarez, “Easier With Practice”Asiel Norton, “Redland”Tariq Tapa, “Zero Bridge”TRUER THAN FICTION AWARDNNatalia Almada, “El General”Jessica Oreck, “Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo”Bill Ross, Turner Ross, “45365”