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Awards Season - Wrestler Pins Competition

February 22nd, 2009

The Wrestler swept the Independent Spirit Award winning all three categories it was up for, including the most

The categories and nominations are...

BEST FEATURE

BEST DIRECTOR

BEST FIRST FEATURE

JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD
(Given to the best feature made for under $500,000)

BEST SCREENPLAY

BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY

  • Dustin Lance Black for Milk
BEST FEMALE LEAD

BEST MALE LEAD

BEST SUPPORTING MALE

BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE

BEST DOCUMENTARY

BEST FOREIGN FILM

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD (Given to one film's director, casting director and ensemble cast)

Acura Someone to Watch Award

  • Lynn Shelton for My Effortless Brilliance
Lacoste Truer Than Fiction Award is presented to an emerging director of non-fiction features who has not yet received significant attention.

Piaget Producers Award honors emerging producers who, despite highly limited resources, demonstrate the creativity, tenacity, and vision required to produce quality, independent films.

Notes and Reactions...

- C.S.Strowbridge

Filed under: Awards Season, Milk, The Wrestler, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, The Visitor, Entre les murs, Synecdoche, New York, Man on Wire, Frozen River, In Search of a Midnight Kiss, The Order of Myths