"American Honey" and "Moonlight" were each nominated for six Independent Spirit Awards Tuesday.

"Manchester by the Sea" followed close behind, earning five nods.

The three films will compete with "Chronic" and "Jackie" for the top honor of Best Feature.

The nominees in the other major categories are:

Best Director

Andrea Arnold "American Honey"

Barry Jenkins "Moonlight"

Pablo Larrain "Jackie"

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Jeff Nichols "Loving"

Kelly Reichardt "Certain Women"


Best Screenplay

Barry Jenkins, Tarell Alvin McCraney "Moonlight"

Kenneth Lonergan "Manchester by the Sea"

Mike Mills "20th Century Women"

Ira Sachs, Mauricio Zacharias "Little Men"

Taylor Sheridan "Hell or High Water"


Best Male Lead

Casey Affleck "Manchester by the Sea"

David Harewood "Free In Deed"

Viggo Mortensen "Captain Fantastic"

Jesse Plemons "Other People"

Tim Roth "Chronic"


Best Female Lead

Annette Bening "20th Century Women"

Isabelle Huppert "Elle"

Sasha Lane "American Honey"

Ruth Negga "Loving"

Natalie Portman "Jackie"


Best Supporting Male

Ralph Fiennes "A Bigger Splash"

Ben Foster "Hell or High Water"

Lucas Hedges "Manchester by the Sea"

Shia LaBeouf "American Honey"

Craig Robinson "Morris From America"


Best Supporting Female

Edwina Findley "Free In Deed"

Paulina Garcia "Little Men"

Lily Gladstone "Certain Women"

Riley Keough "American Honey"

Molly Shannon "Other People"


Winners are to be announced at a Santa Monica ceremony on Feb. 25.