Nominations for the 28th annual Film Independent Spirit Awards were announced Tuesday and Tampa Bay has a stake in the selections. Matthew McConaughey is a finalist for best supporting male actor for his raucous portrayal of a strip club owner in Magic Mike. McConaughey's was the only nomination for Magic Mike, partly filmed around Tampa Bay in late 2011. The Spirit Awards are the Oscars of the independent filmmaking world, and in recent years the two shows have shared similar tastes in nominees. Best feature finalists at the Spirits include Beasts of the Southern Wild, Silver Linings Playbook, Moonrise Kingdom, Bernie and Keep the Lights On. Winners will be announced Feb. 23 under a seaside tent on a Santa Monica beach, and broadcast on IFC at 10 p.m. that evening. Silver Linings Playbook and Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom lead all eligible movies with five nominations each. — Steve Persall, Times movie critic
Independent Spirit Awards nominees announced; Matthew McConaughey gets nod for 'Magic Mike'
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