Film Independent's Spirit Awards 2008

FEATURE
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
I’m Not There
Juno
A Mighty Heart
Paranoid Park

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”

FIRST FEATURE
2 Days in Paris
Great World of Sound
The Lookout
Rocket Science
Vanaja

JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD
August Evening
Owl and the Sparrow
The Pool
Quiet City
Shotgun Stories

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”

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”

FEMALE LEAD
Angelina Jolie
, “A Mighty Heart”
Sienna Miller, “Interview”
Ellen Page, “Juno”
Parker Posey, “Broken English”
Tang Wei, “Lust, Caution”

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”

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”

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”

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”

DOCUMENTARY
Crazy Love
Lake of Fire
Manufactured Landscapes
The Monastery
The Prisoner, or: How I Planned to Kill Tony Blair

FOREIGN LANGUAGE
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
The Band’s Visit
Lady Chatterley
Once
Persepolis

ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD
“I’m Not There”

Director: Todd Haynes; casting director: Laura Rosenthal; ensemble cast: Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Marcus Carl Franklin, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Bruce Greenwood, Richard Gere, Heath Ledger, Ben Whishaw

GRANT NOMINEES

SOMEONE TO WATCH AWARD
Ramin Bahrani
, “Chop Shop”
Ronnie Bronstein, “Frownland”
Lee Isaac Chung, “Munyurangabo”

TRUER THAN FICTION AWARD
Laura Dunn
, “The Unforeseen”
Gary Hustwit, “Helvetica”
John Maringouin, “Running Stumbled”

PRODUCERS AWARD
Anne Clements
, “Ping Pong Playa” and “Quinceanera”
Alexis Ferris, “Cthulhu” and “Police Beat”
Neil Kopp, “Paranoid Park” and “Old Joy”

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