The nominations for the 34th Independent Spirit Awards were announced live this afternoon, character performing for the awards season gone a decidedly indie bent.

Over the last several years, the Indie Spirits have become both a champion of underdog indies (in the look of last years Best First Feature winner, Ingrid Goes West) and a key indicator in which films and performances could mount occurring less up once the Oscar (Frances McDormand, Allison Janney, and Sam Rockwell from last year, and thats just the acting categories).

Some of the years biggest titles are, however, not eligible for this years Indie Spirits per their rules, including Vice, The Sisters Brothers, and Mary Queen of Scots, though Alfonso Cuarns lauded Roma single-handedly qualifies for Best International Film.

Favorites taking into account Eighth Grade and First Reformed dominated the huge categories, taking into account each film earning four nominations, including Best Feature for both, Best Actress for Eighth Grade guide Elsie Fisher, and Best Actor for First Reformed star Ethan Hawke. We the Animals led every one of ring behind five unmodified noms. A number of additional films in addition to pulled out merger nods, including Leave No Trace, You Were Never Really Here, The Tale, If Beale Street Could Talk, and Private Life.

This years nominations ceremony were hosted by Crazy Rich Asians breakout Gemma Chan and Indie Spirit alum Molly Shannon. The 2019 Spirit Awards are set to compensation to their time-fortunate dwelling inside the supreme white tent just north of the Santa Monica Pier on Saturday, February 23, and will be tell conscious in the region of IFC.

The full nominations list is out cold.

Best Feature

EIGHTH GRADE

FIRST REFORMED

IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK

LEAVE NO TRACE

YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE

Best Director

Debra Granik, LEAVE NO TRACE

Barry Jenkins, IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK

Tamara Jenkins, PRIVATE LIFE

Lynne Ramsay, YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE

Paul Schrader, FIRST REFORMED

Best First Feature

HEREDITARY

SORRY TO BOTHER YOU

THE TALE

WE THE ANIMALS

WILDLIFE