SCREEN GEMS: The quirky romances Moonrise Kingdom and Silver Linings Playbook have picked up five nominations each to lead the Spirit Awards honoring independent film. Both films are competing for the best-picture prize at the Awards, one of Hollywood's first big announcements on the long, unpredictable road to Oscar night. Also competing for best picture: the father-daughter tale Beasts of the Southern Wild (above); the black comedy Bernie; and the gay drama Keep the Lights On. The Spirit Awards nominees were announced on Tuesday in Los Angeles by actors Anna Kendrick, Zoe Saldana and Common. Presented by the cinema group Film Independent, the Spirit Awards will be handed out at an afternoon ceremony along the beach in Santa Monica, California, on Feb. 23, the day before the Academy Awards. The Spirit Awards broadcast will air that night on IFC. To see a complete list of this year’s nominees go to spiritawards.com.