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'Precious,' 'Station' Lead Independent Spirit Nominations

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Dec 01, 2009 | 7:41am EST

PreciousThe Last Station and (500) Days of Summer lead the Best Film nominations for the 25th Independent Spirit Awards. 

Amreeka and Sin Nombre also made the list, which was announced in Los Angeles on Tuesday morning.

The Last Station, which chronicles the final days of Russian author Leo Tolstoy, and the acclaimed Precious scored the most nominations with five each.

Early Oscar favorite The Hurt Locker missed out on a nomination because it was selected last year.

To be eligible for an Independent Spirit nod, all films must have been made for less than $20 million. Films must have either screened at a major film festival, including Sundance, Toronto or Film Independent’s own Los Angeles Film Festival, or had a one-week engagement at a commercial theater.

The awards will be handed out in Los Angeles on March 5.

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