2008 Independent Spirit Awards

The nominees for the 2008 Film Independent Spirit Awards were announced this morning.

Todd Haynes’ Bob Dylan biopic, I’m Not There, dominated the first major award nominations of the season with four nods. Haynes, casting director Laura Rosenthal, and ensemble cast members are also the recipients of the new award, The Robert Altman Award, named after the late, great Robert Altman.

The Film Independent Spirit Awards will be presented on February 23, the day before the 2008 Academy Awards.A complete list of the nominees can be found here

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B
EST FEATURE

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

I’m Not There
Juno
A Mighty Heart
Paranoid Park

BEST DIRECTOR
Todd Haynes – I’m Not There

Tamara Jenkins – The Savages
Jason Reitman – Juno
Julian Schnabel – The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Gus Van Sant – Paranoid Park

BEST FIRST FEATURE
2 Days in Paris – Julie Delpy

Great World of Sound – Craig Zobel
The Lookout – Scott Frank
Rocket Science – Jeffrey Blitz
Vanaja – Rajnesh Domalpalli

JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD

(Given to the best feature made for under $500,000)

August Evening – Chris Eska
Owl and the Sparrow – Stephane Gauger
The Pool
– Chris Smith

Quiet City – Aaron Katz
Shotgun Stories – Jeff Nichols

BEST SCREENPLAYRonald Harwood – The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Tamara Jenkins – The Savages
Fred Parnes & Andrew Wagner – Starting Out in the Evening
Adrienne Shelly – Waitress
Mike White – Year of the Dog

BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY

Jeffrey Blitz – Rocket Science

Zoe Cassavetes – Broken English
Diablo Cody – Juno
Kelly Masterson – Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead
John Orloff – A Mighty Heart


BEST FEMALE LEAD

Angelina Jolie – A Mighty Heart

Sienna Miller – Interview
Ellen Page – Juno
Parker Posey – Broken English
Tang Wei – Lust, Caution

BEST MALE LEAD

Pedro Castaneda – August Evening

Don Cheadle – Talk To Me
Philip Seymour Hoffman – The Savages
Frank Langella – Starting Out in the Evening
Tony Leung – Lust, Caution

BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE

Cate Blanchett – I’m Not There

Anna Kendrick – Rocket Science
Jennifer Jason Leigh – Margot at the Wedding
Tamara Podemski – Four Sheets to the Wind
Marisa Tomei – Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead

BEST SUPPORTING MALE

Chiwetel Ejiofor – Talk To Me

Marcus Carl Franklin – I’m Not There
Kene Holliday – Great World of Sound
Irrfan Khan – The Namesake
Steve Zahn – Rescue Dawn

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Mott Hupfel – The Savages
Janusz Kaminski – The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Milton Kam – Vanaja
Mihai Malaimare, Jr. – Youth Without Youth
Rodrigo Prieto – Lust, Caution

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Crazy Love – Dan Klores
Lake of Fire – Tony Kaye
Manufactured Landscapes – Jennifer Baichwal
The Monastery – Pernille Rose Grønkjær
The Prisoner or: How I Planned to Kill Tony Blair – Petra Epperlein & Michael Tucker


BEST FOREIGN FILM

4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days – Cristian Mungiu (Romania)

The Band’s Visit – Director: Eran Kolirin (Israel)
Lady Chatterley – Pascale Ferran (France)
Once – John Carney (Ireland)
Persepolis – Vincent Paronnaud & Marjane Satrapi (France)

ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD
(Given to one film’s director, casting director and its ensemble cast)
I’m Not There
Director: Todd Haynes
Casting Director: Laura Rosenthal
Ensemble Cast: Cate Blanchett, Christian Bale, Richard Gere, Heath Ledger, Ben Whishaw, Marcus Carl Franklin, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Bruce Greenwood

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