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2008 Spirit Award Nominations

2008 Spirit Award Nominations

Actors Lisa Kudrow and Zach Braff announced the 2008 Film Independent’s Spirit Award nominations at Sofitel LA on Tuesday in Los Angeles.

Best feature nominations: “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly,” “I’m Not There,” “Juno,” “A Mighty Heart” and “Paranoid Park.”

Best actress nominations: Angelina Jolie ( “A Mighty Heart”), Sienna Miller (“Interview”), Ellen Page (“Juno”), Parker Posey (“Broken English”) and Tang Wei (“Lust, Caution”).

Best actor nominations: Pedro Castaneda (“August Evening”), Don Cheadle (“Talk to Me”), Philip Seymour Hoffman (“The Savages”), Frank Langella (“Starting Out in the Evening”) and Ton Leung (“Lust, Caution”).

Besides the two aforementioned nominations for A Mighty Heart, John Orloff was also nominated for Best first screenplay.

Complete list of nominees and more pictures inside…

2008 Spirit Award Nominations

Best feature
“The Diving Bell and the Butterfly”
“I’m Not There”
“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”
“Great World of Sound”
“The Lookout”
“Rocket Science”

John Cassavetes Award
“August Evening”
“Owl and the Sparrow”
“The Pool”
“Quiet City”
“Shotgun Stories”

Best screenplay
Ronald 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”
“Lake of Fire”
“Manufactured Landscapes”
“The Monastery”
“The Prisoner or: How I Planned to Kill Tony Blair”

Best foreign film
“4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days,” Romania
“The Band’s Visit,” Israel
“Lady Chatterley,” France
“Once,” Ireland
“Persepolis,” France

Robert Altman Award
“I’m Not There,” Todd Haynes (director); Laura Rosenthal (casting director); Cate Blanchett, Christian Bale, Richard Gere, Heath Ledger, Ben Whishaw, Marcus Carl Franklin, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Bruce Greenwood (ensemble cast)

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    I was first,can`t believe it.

  • sara

    great,AMH get nominated for three cathegory,BRAD AND ANGIE congrate.

  • Lady G

    Congrats Angie, Brad, Plan B, Micheal W. and the cast and crew of AMH!

  • hey

    Congrate Angie,Brad and whoever work in this movie,you all deserve it.

  • Victoria

    Congratulations to all the nominees most specially to Plan B, Angelina Jolie and A Mighty Heart.

  • angel

    congrats to angie ,brads mariane,and the entire cast of AMH,bampzs this is just the begining of more good things to happen,jj thanks for the new thread

  • virgo

    Congrats to B&A, luckily it was another “Friends” star who presented the nominees, if it was X, Im sure she would not say Brad and Angie’s names! lol!

  • troy

    I’m surprised these nominations were announced so early. Aren’t the Spirit Awards usually not handing out until the night before the Oscars or am I thinking about something else?

  • a realist

    Congrats to our lovely Angie.

  • Dirty Denise

    Congrats Angie. Love you girl!

  • angel

    bampzs if you have not gotten AMH on dvd go get it,because it is worth every dime

  • sharon

    Congratulations to Brad and Angie!!!!!

  • sasha


  • susana

    Congrate to all the nominated people,special congratulation to Angelina and Brad for their movie.

  • sasha


  • Helena

    I hope Ellen Page wins! She was wonderful!

  • :)

    Now we should just hope they will win,Brad and Angie rock.

    I`m out to work,see you all later.

  • ntt

    Congratulations to AMH and to Brad and Angie. Job well done.

  • whatsername

    GO ANGIE and BRAD !! Hope golden globes and oscar nods will follow.


    What up with this friends cast and the same lame arze hair style that they share among them 50yrs later.

    Try some range and normaly when approaching and over 40yrs.

  • sara

    Actually Angie has a good chance to win in this.but EP and TW were good too,but the other two Oh please?no way.but I hope Angie will win.

  • nicole

    congratulations, Brad and Angie. You are the best.

  • think positive!

    Congratulations to ALL the nominees!!!

    As a JP fan I give special congratulations to AMH, Plan B, M. Winterbottom, Angie, Brad and the whole cast and crew of the movie!!

  • natalie

    Congrate to these nominees,special congrate to Plan B and Angelina Jolie and A Mighty Heart`s people.

  • http://justjared Felinelilly

    Congrats Brad and Angie. :D

  • guli

    Jared thanks !!!!

    Whoop three nominations for AMH for Brad and Angie. I love it :lol:

    OK, I am sooo sorry but I am ROTFLMAO, so Lisa Kudrow announced the nominations where Brad and Angie got nominated three times . Ohhh cr@p, I shouldn’t be laughing but that is hilarious to moi :mrgreen:

    Here is a great interview fom BBC re AMH that I posted on the last thread…

  • http://JustJared topaz

    Just knew A Mighty Heart would win many awards !

    CONGRATULATIONS to Angie, Brad and the entire cast and all the people who made this movie.

    This is just the beginning.

    Whats the reward for winning this one?

  • iz

    It’s Tony Leung! (i’m sure that was a typo)

  • Pam

    Whoo hoo! Congrats Brad and Angie!

  • bdj

    Congrats to Angelina Jole, Brad Pitt and the cast and crew of AMH. AMH is an amazing film and AJ gave an outstanding performance. Plan B is a mover and shaker and is making quality films. I wish BP and Plan B much success in the future. Congrats to Don Cheadle. Cheadle is very good actor and gave an amazing performance in “Talk to Me”. If you have not seen this move check it out on DVD along with AMH.
    Peace to all.

  • angel

    i hope they win

  • jude

    Congratulation for Angie and Brad they deserve it……I hope they win and they will

  • vampire!

    oh me godness…angelina???please but this is so wrong.her performance is just fine…but there are others much better: Cate Blanchett, Nicole Kidman, Laura Linney…

  • wowwwwwwwwwww

    AMH three This can call good movie.

    and Brad and Angelina can call most powerful couple in HW.

  • wowwwwwwwwwww

    33 vampire!

    don`t be jealous.hehehehe

  • claude

    i love angelina and brad, but the movie sucks!and her performance isn’t special in any way!well hope oscar and GG be different

  • Tracy

    Yay! So happy for Angelina! A well-deserved nomination.

  • sara

    good to be JP`s fans nowaday and always.because you can have a good laugh at miserable haters.

    more award will come,sit and watch. :lol:

  • snap peas

    Cate Blanchett will win her category.

    Angelina might win her category

  • kelly

    Congrats to Brad and Angie. I hope they win.

  • jude

    What is the spirit award? anyonecare to explain?

  • sara

    37 Tracy

    hehe what?you were the person who keep shouting AMH is not indie movie. :roll:

    I can see shitzy!!you are eating yourself from jealousy.hehehe

  • woo hoo

    Marcus Franklin? CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU young man. He’s a rising child star who was in the film I’m Not There.

    Congratulations to all. This is an impressive group.

  • bfj

    Congrats to Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt and Plan B for “A Mighty Heart” nominations. AJ gave an outstanding performance and AMH is an excellent film. Plan B is a mover and shaker and is making quality films. Congrats to Don Cheadle who gave an outstanding performance in “Talk to Me”. If you have not seen AMH and “Talk to Me” check them out on DVD. Best wishes to Plan B, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Peace to all.

  • The real lou

    36 claude : 11/27/2007 at 1:17 pm ,Oh quit changing names vampire!Pretending to be a fan,how childish.Congrats Angelina,you more than deserve the nomination!!!!

  • Tracy

    Hey, I said I didn’t think it was eligible. I never said I didn’t want her to get nominated. I love Angelina and am happy whenever she gets recognition.

  • Jess0

    Hehehe So happy for them. I think she wanted this one because she mentioned it in an interview.

    When there no picts thank goodness for the news. Almost as good.

  • spirit award

    As the first event to honor independent film exclusively, Film Independent’s Spirit Awards, formerly known as the Independent Spirit Awards, has made a name for itself as the premier awards event for the independent film community. Keeping with its roots and L.A. location, the Spirit Awards take place each year inside a beachfront tent in Santa Monica, California. The Spirit Awards is a celebration of independent filmmakers who bring a unique vision and a spirit of independence to filmmaking. The Spirit Awards is produced by Film Independent, the largest non-profit membership organization dedicated to cultivating the careers of independent filmmakers, building the audience for independent films, and increasing diversity in the film industry.


  • sara

    46 Tracy

    OK I believe you,but not just Angie got nominated,Movie and Brad also got what about them???