2009 Independent Spirit Awards Nominees Announced
by Alex Billington
December 2, 2008
The Independent Spirit Awards are an annual award given in the name of independent film, featuring those little indies which deserve the honor and recognition that they won't necessarily be receiving at the Oscars. The nominees for the 2009 awards have been announced today. The three films with the most nominations include Ballast, Frozen River, and Rachel Getting Married. Also rounding out the list of films nominated for Best Features are The Wrestler and Wendy and Lucy. A very interesting selection and not at all what I was expecting, but nevertheless a great selection of the finest in independent film. Read on!
You'll notice an [IMDb] link next to each film. This is so you can explore and discover great new films, because there is guaranteed to be at least one you've never heard of in here.
BEST FEMALE LEAD
Summer Bishil - Towelhead [IMDb]
Anne Hathaway - Rachel Getting Married [IMDb]
Melissa Leo - Frozen River [IMDb]
Tarra Riggs - Ballast [IMDb]
Michelle Williams - Wendy and Lucy [IMDb]
BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE
Penelope Cruz - Vicky Cristina Barcelona [IMDb]
Rosemarie DeWitt - Rachel Getting Married [IMDb]
Rosie Perez - The Take [IMDb]
Misty Upham - Frozen River [IMDb]
Debra Winger - Rachel Getting Married [IMDb]
Woody Allen - Vicky Cristina Barcelona [IMDb]
Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck - Sugar [IMDb]
Charlie Kaufman - Synecdoche, New York [IMDb]
Howard A. Rodman - Savage Grace [IMDb]
Christopher Zalla - Sangre De Mi Sangre [IMDb]
For last year's list of nominees and winners, which included Juno, The Lookout, and The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, click right here. The Independent Spirit Awards will host a show and announce the winners early next year on Saturday, February 21st, 2009. Check in again then to see who ended up winning!