'Never Rarely Sometimes Always' leads indie Spirit Award noms

Los Angeles (AFP) – Hollywood got its first look at potential award season favorites Tuesday as the Film Independent Spirit Award nominees were unveiled, with teenage abortion drama “Never Rarely Sometimes Always” leading the pack with seven nods. It was closely followed by Korean-American family portrait “Minari” and perceived awards heavyweights “Nomadland” and “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.” The Spirit Awards only consider movies made for a budget of under $22.5 million, but are an important early marker for indie Oscar contenders, particularly in a year that has seen the big studios delay majo…

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