Carey Mulligan

Spirit Awards heap noms on 'Eighth Grade,' 'First Reformed'

The 34th Film Independent Spirit Awards showered nominations on Bo Burnham's coming-of-age tale "Eighth Grade," Lynne Ramsay's existentialist thriller "You Were Never Really Here" and Paul Schrader's religious drama "First Reformed" in nominees announced Friday .

Each scored four nods 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."

With many of this year's major Oscar contenders being bigger-budget studio releases like "A Star Is Born" and "Black Panther," the Spirits...