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SPIRIT AWARD WINNERS

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in Filmmaking
on Feb 23, 2008

Juno was the big winner of the Spirit Awards, which just wrapped up on a soggy afternoon in Santa Monica, CA. The film walked away with Best Feature, Best Female Lead for Ellen Page and Best First Screenplay for Diablo Cody. The complete list of winners is below.

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 FIRST SCREENPLAY
Diablo Cody, Juno

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Crazy Love, Director: Dan Klores

BEST FOREIGN FILM
Once, Director: John Carney

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Janusz Kaminski, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

BEST FIRST FEATURE
The Lookout, Director: Scott Frank

JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD
August Evening, Writer-Director: Chris Eska

ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD
I’m Not There, Director: Todd Haynes
Casting Director: Laura Rosenthal
Ensemble Cast: Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Marcus Carl Franklin, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Bruce Greenwood, Richard Gere, Heath Ledger, Ben Whishaw

IFC/ACURA SOMEONE TO WATCH AWARD
Ramin Bahrani, Chop Shop

TRUER THAT FICTION AWARDS
The Unforseen, Director: Laura Dunn

PIAGET PRODUCERS AWARD
Neil Kopp (Paranoid Park, Old Joy)

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