Hathaway's ‘Rachel Getting Married' Leads Spirit Award Nominees

Anne Hathaway’s family drama “Rachel Getting Married,” the border-smuggling tale “Frozen River” and the Deep South saga “Ballast” lead the nominees for the Spirit Awards with six nominations each, including best picture.

Other best-picture nominees announced Tuesday: Michelle Williams’ down-on-her-luck drama, “Wendy and Lucy,” and Mickey Rourke’s broken-down athlete tale “The Wrestler.”

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Hathaway and Williams have lead-actress nominations, along with Melissa Leo for “Frozen River,” Summer Bishil for “Towelhead” and Tarra Riggs for “Ballast.”

Rourke has a best-actor nomination, along with Javier Bardem for “Vicky Cristina Barcelona,” Richard Jenkins for “The Visitor,” Sean Penn for “Milk” and Jeremy Renner for “The Hurt Locker.”

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The awards honor independent film.

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