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Tuesday, November 28, 2006

 

Oscar-ology: Independent Spirit Award Nominees

The first major award nominations of the season (albeit for independents, not the studios), and it offers few surprises if you follow the indie scene. Little Miss Sunshine, which has courted voters with pounds of schwag, should take the big award easily. The recently deceased Robert Altman picked up a nomination for A Prairie Home Companion (its only nom, BTW); will Oscar follow suit and offer him a sentimental, posthumous recognition? (My guess: probably.) We're pleased to see the nominations for Catherine O'Hara (lead actress) and Neil Burger (first screenplay), even though neither of their films scored in other categories.

2007 INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARD NOMINATIONS

BEST FEATURE
American Gun
The Dead Girl
Half Nelson
Little Miss Sunshine
Pan's Labyrinth

BEST FIRST FEATURE
Day Night Day Night
Man Push Cart
The Motel
Sweet Land
Wristcutters: A Love Story

BEST DIRECTOR
Robert Altman, A Prairie Home Companion
Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris, Little Miss Sunshine
Ryan Fleck, Half Nelson
Karen Moncrieff, The Dead Girl
Steven Soderbergh, Bubble

JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD
(Given to the best feature made for under $500,000)
Chalk
Four Eyed Monsters
Old Joy
Quinceañera
Twelve and Holding

BEST SCREENPLAY
Neil Burger, The Illusionist
Nicole Holofcener, Friends with Money
Ron Nyswaner, The Painted Veil
Jason Reitman, Thank You For Smoking
Jeff Stanzler, Sorry, Haters

BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY
Michael Arndt, Little Miss Sunshine
Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck, Half Nelson
Goran Dukic, Wristcutters: A Love Story
Dito Montiel, A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints
Gabrielle Zevin, Conversations with Other Women

BEST FEMALE LEAD
Shareeka Epps, Half Nelson
Catherine O'Hara, For Your Consideration
Elizabeth Reaser, Sweet Land
Michelle Williams, Land of Plenty
Robin Wright Penn, Sorry, Haters

BEST MALE LEAD
Aaron Eckhart, Thank You For Smoking
Ryan Gosling, Half Nelson
Edward Norton, The Painted Veil
Ahmad Razvi, Man Push Cart
Forest Whitaker, American Gun

BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE
Melonie Diaz, A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints
Marcia Gay Harden, American Gun
Mary Beth Hurt, The Dead Girl
Frances McDormand, Friends with Money
Amber Tamblyn, Stephanie Daley

BEST SUPPORTING MALE
Alan Arkin, Little Miss Sunshine
Raymond J. Barry, Steel City
Daniel Craig, Infamous
Paul Dano, Little Miss Sunshine
Channing Tatum, A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Four Eyed Monsters
Brothers of the Head
Pan's Labyrinth
Wild Tigers I Have Known
Man Push Cart

BEST DOCUMENTARY
A Lion in the House
My Country, My Country
The Road to Guantanamo
The Trials of Darryl Hunt
You're Gonna Miss Me

BEST FOREIGN FILM
12:08 East of Bucharest (Romania)
The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros (Philippines)
Chronicle of an Escape, (Argentina)
Days of Glory (France/Morocco/Algeria/Belgium)
The Lives of Others (Germany)

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