Tulsa natives Alfre Woodard and Mary Kay Place were nominated in the best-actress category by the Independent Spirit Awards, announced on Thursday.

Woodard was nominated for “Clemency,” the Grand Prize winner at 2019’s Sundance Film Festival in which Woodard plays a prison warden whose conscience takes a toll as she carries out death-row executions.

Place was nominated by the group that honors the best in indie cinema for “Diane,” playing the title role in a dark character study that took top honors at last year’s Tribeca Film Festival.

“Clemency” is scheduled for release in Tulsa on Jan. 10 at Circle Cinema; “Diane” was released this spring.

“Clemency” is also nominated for best indie feature film along with “The Farewell,” “Uncut Gems,” “Marriage Story” and “A Hidden Life.”

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