Date: 25th November 2015

Carol leads Independent Spirit Award nominations.

Cate Blanchett romance Carol leads the way at next year's Independent Spirit Awards with six nominations.

Blanchett, who plays a housewife in 1950s New York who falls for a younger woman, is up for best actress, as is her co-star, Rooney Mara.

The film is also nominated for best feature, screenplay, cinematography and best director for Todd Haynes.

African civil war drama Beasts of No Nation and real life journalism drama Spotlight received five nods each.

British star Idris Elba is nominated for best supporting actor for his role as the ruthless commandant in Beasts of No Nation, which is also up for best feature along with Spotlight, animated film Anomalisa and micro-budget film Tangerine.

Bel Powley is the only other British nominee, recognised in the best actress category for her role in The Diary of a Teenage Girl.

Source: Press Release