Friday, December 05, 2008

Awards Season Begins

Film Independent's Spirit Award nominations were announced on Thursday, with three films leading the way at six nominations apiece - including a Best Feature nomination for each:

Frozen River
Rachel Getting Married

Rounding out the Best Feature nominations are Wendy & Lucy and The Wrestler. See the full list of nominees at the Spirit Awards website here.

Also on Thursday, National Board of Review announced its 2008 awards, with Best Film going to Slumdog Millionaire. Their Top Ten, alphabetically:

Burn After Reading
The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Gran Torino
The Wrestler

Top Ten Independent Films:

Frozen River
In Bruges
In Search Of A Midnight Kiss
Mr. Foe
Rachel Getting Married
Snow Angels
Son Of Rambow
Wendy And Lucy
Vicky Cristina Barcelona
The Visitor

Anne Hathaway was named Best Actress for Rachel Getting Married, and Melissa Leo won a Spotlight Award for Frozen River. Best Documentary went to Man On Wire.

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