Spirit Awards 2014: Michael B. Jordan, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lupita Nyong’o, and Yolanda Ross nominated

Posted on November 26, 2013 /Awards


Spirit AwardsAwards season kicked off this morning when the 2014 Independent Spirit Award nominees were announced.

Steve McQueen‘s 12 Years a Slave earned a record number of nominations, which includes Chiwetel Ejiofor scoring a best male lead nom for his powerful role as a free man kidnapped and sold into slavery, and Lupita Nyong’o for a best female supporting nom for her role as Patsy.

Michael B. Jordan, who shot to stardom earlier this year for portraying Bay area shooting victim Oscar Grant in Fruitvale Station, also scored a best male lead nomination.

Other nominees include Yolanda Ross for her role as a recovering drug addict in Go for Sisters.

Spirit Awards nominees were announced on Tuesday morning by actors Octavia Spencer and Paula Patton at the W Hotel in Hollywood.

Visit SpiritAwards.com for the complete list of nominees or watch the press conference below:

The 29th Film Independent Spirit Awards will air Saturday, March 1, 2014 on IFC at 10pm EST.