Queen Latifah's Acting Earns Nomination

Jan. 10 [18:00 EST] -- Rap star Queen Latifah has just received an Independent Spirit Award nomination from indie filmmakers for her role in the female action movie "Set It Off," in which she plays a lesbian janitor turned bank robber.

Also in competition in the best-supporting-actress category are Lily Tomlin, Lily Taylor, and Elizabeth Pena.

The 12th annual Independent Spirit Awards will be handed out on March 22, and the event will be aired live on the Independent Film Channel.