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Breaking down the Independent Spirit Award nominations




Actors Jenny Slate and Edgar Ramrez at the 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards nomination press conference.
Actors Jenny Slate and Edgar Ramrez at the 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards nomination press conference.
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The Independent Spirit Awards are known as the Academy Awards’ younger and hipper cousin.

The awards, which are handed out a day before the Oscars, are presented for lower-budget movies typically made outside the big studio system.

The nominations for the Spirit Awards were released this week, and so we spoke with Kyle Buchanan to discuss the picks. He’s a senior editor at Vulture.com and a co-host along with John Horn on The Award Show Show podcast.

See full list of nominated films for the Independent Spirit Awards at their website. The full episode of the latest Award Show Show podcast is available on iTunes now.



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