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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

2008 Spirit Awards Nominations



Yesterday they announced the nominations for these awards and here are some for the main categories.


Best Feature
THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY - Producers:Kathleen Kennedy, Jon Kilik
I’M NOT THERE - Producers: Christine Vachon, JohnSloss, John Goldwyn, James D. Stern
JUNO - Producers: Lianne Halfon, John Malkovich, Mason Novick, Russell Smith
A MIGHTY HEART - Producers: Dede Gardner, Andrew Eaton, Brad Pitt
PARANOID PARK - Producers: Neil Kopp, David Cress

Best Director
TODD HAYNES - I’m Not There
TAMARA JENKINS- The Savages
JASON REITMAN - Juno
JULIAN SCHNABEL - The Diving Bell and the Butterfl y
GUS VAN SANT - Paranoid Park

Best First Feature
2 DAYS IN PARIS, DIRECTOR, Julie Delpy
GREAT WORLD OF SOUND, Craig Zobel
THE LOOKOUT, Scott Frank
ROCKET SCIENCE, Jeffrey Blitz
VANAJA, Rajnesh Domalpalli

John Cassavettes Award
AUGUST EVENING, Chris Eska
OWL AND THE SPARROW, Stephane Gauger
THE POOL, Chris Smith
QUIET CITY: Aaron Katz
SHOTGUN STORIES, Jeff Nichols

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 Butterfl y
MILTON KAM - Vanaja
MIHAI MALAIMARE, JR. - Youth Without Youth
RODRIGO PRIETO - Lust, Caution

Best Foreign Film
4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS AND 2 DAYS (Romania), Cristian Mungiu
THE BAND’S VISIT (Israel), Eran Kolirin
LADY CHATTERLEY (France), Pascale Ferran
ONCE (Ireland), John Carney
PERSEPOLIS (France), Vincent Paronnaud & Marjane Satrapi

Robert Altman Award: I’m Not There, Todd Haynes

The awards will be given on Saturday, February 23rd, 2008 and will be broadcasted uncut by IFC channel and edited by AMC channel. If you want to check all the nominations go here.

In my opinion there are some nominations that I really do not understand the reason why, unless they are done for “political” reasons... but they should not be here!

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