2008 Independent Spirit Award Winners

February 23, 2008

The 2008 Spirit Awards rewarded Oscar nominated “Juno” with three big awards. The highest grossing film in the Best Picture Oscar running took home Best Picture, Best Actress, and Best First Screenplay.

Best Feature
‘Juno’

 

Best Director
Julian Schnabel, ‘The Diving Bell and the Butterfly’

 

Best Male Lead
Philip Seymour Hoffman, ‘The Savages’

 

Best Female Lead
Ellen Page, ‘Juno’

 

Best Supporting Male
Chiwetel Ejiofor, ‘Talk to Me

 

Best Supporting Female
Cate Blanchett, ‘I’m Not There’

 

Best Screenplay
Tamara Jenkins, ‘The Savages’

 

Best Cinematography
‘The Diving Bell and the Butterfly’

 

Best Foreign Film
‘Once’ (Ireland)

 

Best Documentary
‘Crazy Love’

 

Best First Feature
‘The Lookout’

 

Best First Screenplay
Diablo Cody, ‘Juno’

 

Robert Altman Award
‘I’m Not There’
Director: Todd Haynes
Casting Director: Laura Rosenthal
Ensemble Cast: Cate Blanchett, Christian Bale, Richard Gere, Heath Ledger, Ben Whishaw, Marcus Carl Franklin, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Bruce Greenwood, David Cross, Julianne Moore, Michelle Williams

 

John Cassavetes Award
‘August Evening’

 

IFC Truer Than Fiction Award
Laura Dunn, Director of ‘The Unforeseen’

 

IFC/Acura Someone to Watch Award
Ramin Bahrani, Director of ‘Chop Shop’

 

Axium Producers Award
Neil Kopp, Producer of ‘Paranoid Park’ and ‘Old Joy

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