Jeff Nichols, casting director Francine Maisler and the cast of the Arkansas-shot “Mud” are the winners of the 2014 Independent Spirit Robert Altman Award. The Independent Spirit Awards have awarded one director, casting director and ensemble cast every year since 2008. The directors, casting directors and casts of “I’m Not There” (2008), “Synecdoche, New York” (2009), “A Serious Man” (2010), “Please Give” (2011) and “Margin Call” (2012) are past winners in the category

The Altman Award is the only prize announced in advance of the ceremony, which will be held March 1 and broadcast on IFC.

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Nichols is also nominated for Best Director. See the full list of nominees here

ICYMI: Check out our recent feature profile on one of “Mud’s” stars, Yell County’s Jacob Lofland.

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