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'Eighth Grade,' 'First Reformed' top Spirit Award noms

FILE - In this Saturday, March 3, 2018 file photo, hosts John Mulaney, left, and Nick Kroll speak at the 33rd Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, Calif. The nominees for the 34th Independent Spirit Awards, an annual celebration of indie cinema, will be announced on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK — The 34th Film Independent Spirt Awards have showered nominations on Bo Burnham’s coming-of-age tale “Eighth Grade,” Lynne Ramsay’s thriller “You Were Never Really Here” and Paul Schrader’s religious drama “First Reformed.”

Each scored four nods in nominations announced Friday, including best picture. Also nominated for best picture: Barry Jenkins’ James Baldwin adaptation “If Beale Street Could Talk” and Debra Granik’s father-daughter tale “Leave No Trace.”

Doled out the day before the Academy Awards, the Spirits honour independent film, selecting from nominees with budgets under $20 million. That left many of this year’s Oscars contenders, like “A Star Is Born” and “Black Panther,” out of the running.

The Spirits’ ensemble award will go to Luca Guadagnino’s “Suspiria.”

The awards will be broadcast live on IFC on February 23.

Jake Coyle, The Associated Press