2008 Film Independent's Spirit Award Winners
The 2008 Film Independent's Spirit Awards have come and gone, with the quirky comedy "Juno" winning the prize for best feature at the Santa Monica ceremony.
The movie's star, Ellen Page, also earned the best lead actress statuette, while writer Diablo Cody took home the award for best first screenplay.
Other winners included Philip Seymour Hoffman, who the prize for best lead actor for his work in "The Savages," along with Cate Blanchett, who picked up the statuette for best supporting actress for playing music icon Bob Dylan in "I'm Not There."
The complete list of 2008 Film Independent's Spirit Award winners is as follows:
'The Diving Bell and the Butterfly'
'I'm Not There'
'A Mighty Heart'
Todd Haynes, 'I'm Not There'
Tamara Jenkins, 'The Savages'
Jason Reitman, 'Juno'
WINNER: Julian Schnabel, 'The Diving Bell and the Butterfly'
Gus Van Sant, 'Paranoid Park'
Best Male Lead
Pedro Castaneda, 'August Evening'
Don Cheadle, 'Talk to Me'
WINNER: Philip Seymour Hoffman, 'The Savages'
Tony Leung, 'Lust, Caution'
Frank Langella, 'Starting Out in the Evening'
Best Female Lead
Angelina Jolie, 'A Mighty Heart'
Sienna Miller, 'Interview'
WINNER: Ellen Page, 'Juno'
Parker Posey, 'Broken English'
Tang Wei, 'Lust, Caution'
Best Supporting Male
WINNER: Chiwetel Ejiofor, 'Talk to Me'
Marcus Carl Franklin, 'I'm Not There'
Kene Holliday, 'Great World of Sound'
Irfan Khan, 'The Namesake'
Steve Zahn, 'Rescue Dawn'
Best Supporting Female
WINNER: 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'
Ronald Harwood, 'The Diving Bell and the Butterfly'
WINNER: Tamara Jenkins, 'The Savages'
Fred Parnes & Andrew Wagner, 'Starting Out in the Evening'
Adrienne Shelly, 'Waitress'
Mike White, 'Year of the Dog'
WINNER: 'The Diving Bell and the Butterfly'
'Youth Without Youth'
Best Foreign Film
'4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 3 Days' (Romania)
'The Band's Visit' (Israel)
'Lady Chatterley' (France)
WINNER: 'Once' (Ireland)
WINNER: 'Crazy Love'
'Lake of Fire'
'The Prisoner Or: How I Planned To Kill Tony Blair'
Best First Feature
'2 Days in Paris'
'Great World of Sound'
WINNER: 'The Lookout'
Best First Screenplay
Jeffrey Blitz, 'Rocket Science'
Zoe Cassavetes, 'Broken English'
WINNER: Diablo Cody, 'Juno'
Kelly Masterson, 'Before the Devil Knows You're Dead'
John Orloff, 'A Mighty Heart'
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
WINNER: 'August Evening'
'Owl and the Sparrow'
IFC Truer Than Fiction Award
WINNER: Laura Dunn, Director of 'The Unforeseen'
Gary Hustwit, Director of 'Helvetica'
John Maringouin, Director of 'Running Stumbled'
IFC/Acura Someone to Watch Award
WINNER: Ramin Bahrani, Director of 'Chop Shop'
Lee Isaac Chung, Director of 'Munyurangabo'
Ronnie Bronstein, Director of 'Frownland'
Axium Producers Award
Anne Clements, Producer of 'Ping Pong Playa' and 'Quinceañera'
Alexis Ferris, Producer of 'Cthulhu' and 'Police Beat'
WINNER: Neil Kopp, Producer of 'Paranoid Park' and 'Old Joy'
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