Indie Spirit Award Noms Announced

Little Miss Sunshine up for five gongs

Indie Spirit Award Noms Announced

by Willow Green |
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This year’s nominations for the Indie Spirit Awards (AKA the place where the American indie film industry gets to hold its own version of an Oscar backslap have been announced.

And it should come as no surprise that box office smash and critical darling Little Miss Sunshine and acclaimed drama Half Nelson are leading the nominations with five each. But there’s plenty of competition on show here, with the likes of Pan’s Labyrinth and The Illusionist also represented. Below is a partial list of the nominations, but a full rundown can be found here.

BEST FEATURE

American Gun

The Dead Girl

Half Nelson

Little Miss Sunshine

Pan's Labyrinth

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

BEST FIRST FEATURE

Day Night Day Night

Man Push Cart

The Motel

Sweet Land

Wristcutters: A Love Story

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

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