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"Birdman" leads Independent Spirit Awards nominations

Michael Keaton as Riggan in "Birdman."

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"Birdman" took flight with a leading six nominations for 2015's Independent Spirit Awards.

Star Michael Keaton and director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu both picked up nominations on Tuesday for the dark showbiz comedy.

Nods also went to supporting actors Emma Stone and Edward Norton and cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki.

Collecting five nominations each were the coming-of-age drama "Boyhood," the Martin Luther King Jr. biopic "Selma," and the noir thriller "Nightcrawler."

Other films recognized in the best feature category included "Whiplash" and "Love is Strange."

Rosario Dawson and Diego Luna announced the nominees chosen by members of Film Independent for the 30th Independent Spirit Awards.

Winners will be revealed at the annual awards ceremony on Feb. 21. The ceremony will air live on IFC from Santa Monica, California.

See below for the full list of nominees for the 30th Independent Spirit Awards:

Best Feature
"Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)"
"Boyhood"
"Love Is Strange"
"Selma"
"Whiplash"

Best Director
Damien Chazelle, "Whiplash"
Ava DuVernay, "Selma"
Alejandro G. Inarritu, "Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)"
Richard Linklater, "Boyhood"
David Zellner, "Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter"

Best Screenplay
Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski, "Big Eyes"
J.C. Chandor, "A Most Violent Year"
Dan Gilroy, "Nightcrawler"
Jim Jarmusch, "Only Lovers Left Alive"
Ira Sachs & Mauricio Zacharias, "Love Is Strange"

Best First Feature
"
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night"
"Dear White People"
"Nightcrawler"
"Obvious Child"
"She's Lost Control"

Best First Screenplay
Desiree Akhavan, "Appropriate Behavior"
Sara Colangelo, "Little Accidents"
Justin Lader, "The One I Love"
Anja Marquardt, "She's Lost Control"
Justin Simien, "Dear White People"

John Cassavetes Award
"Blue Ruin"
"It Felt Like Love"
"Land Ho!"
"Man From Reno"
"Test"

Best Female Lead
Marion Cotillard, "The Immigrant"
Rinko Kikuchi, "Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter"
Julianne Moore, "Still Alice"
Jenny Slate, "Obvious Child"
Tilda Swinton," Only Lovers Left Alive"

Best Male Lead
Andre Benjamin, "Jimi: All Is by My Side"
Jake Gyllenhaal, "Nightcrawler"
Michael Keaton, "Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)"
John Lithgow, "Love Is Strange"
David Oyelowo, "Selma"

Best Supporting Female
Patricia Arquette, "Boyhood"
Jessica Chastain, "A Most Violent Year"
Carmen Ejogo, "Selma"
Andrea Suarez Paz, "Stand Clear of the Closing Doors"
Emma Stone, "Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)"

Best Supporting Male
Riz Ahmed, "Nightcrawler"
Ethan Hawke, "Boyhood"
Alfred Molina, "Love Is Strange"
Edward Norton," Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)"
J.K. Simmons, "Whiplash"

Best Cinematography
Darius Khondji, "The Immigrant"
Emmanuel Lubezki, "Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)"
Sean Porter, "It Felt Like Love"
Lyle Vincent, "A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night"
Bradford Young, "Selma"

Best Editing
Sandra Adair, "Boyhood"
Tom Cross, "Whiplash"
John Gilroy, "Nightcrawler"
Ron Patane, "A Most Violent Year"
Adam Wingard, "The Guest"

Best Documentary
"20,000 Days on Earth"
"CitizenFour"
"Stray Dog"
"The Salt of the Earth"
"Virunga"

Best International Film
"Force Majeure" (Sweden)
"Ida" (Poland)
"Leviathan" (Russia)
"Mommy" (Canada)
"Norte, the End of History" (Philippines)
"Under the Skin" (United Kingdom)

Robert Altman Award
"Inherent Vice"

Special Distinction Award
"Foxcatcher"

18th Annual Piaget Producers Award
Chad Burris
Elisabeth Holm
Chris Ohlson

21st Annual Kiehl's Someone to Watch Award
"
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night," Director: Ana Lily Amirpour
"H.," Directors: Rania Attieh & Daniel Garcia
"The Retrieval," Director: Chris Eska

20th Annual Lenscrafters Truer than Fiction Award
"
Approaching the Elephant," Director: Amanda Rose Wilder
"Evolution of a Criminal," Director: Darius Clark Monroe
"The Kill Team," Director: Dan Krauss
"The Last Season," Director: Sara Dosa