“LOVELY & AMAZING” BEATS THE “GREEK” IN IFP INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARD NOMINATIONS

Nominations for the 2003 IFP Independent Spirit Awards were announced, December 11th, including Best Feature nominations for Far From Heaven, The Good Girl, Lovely & Amazing, Secretary, and “Tully.” Lovely & Amazing leads the pack with six nominations with the smash hit My Big Fat Greek Wedding receiving only one nomination for Best Debut Performance for Nia Vardalos.
Selected from more than 190 submissions, the winners will be unveiled at the IFP Independent Spirit Awards ceremony on Saturday, March 22, 2003. Director John Waters returns for a third consecutive year as Master of Ceremonies for the event, which is held in a tent on the beach in Santa Monica.
BEST FEATURE (Award given to the Producer)
Far From Heaven Producers: Jody Patton, Christine Vachon ^ The Good Girl Producer: Matthew Greenfield ^ Lovely & Amazing Producers: Anthony Bregman, Eric d’Arbeloff, Ted Hope ^ Secretary Producers: Andrew Fierberg, Amy Hobby, Steven Shainberg ^ “Tully” Producers: Hilary Birmingham, Annie Sundberg
BEST DIRECTOR
Joe CarnahanNarc ^ Todd Haynes Far From Heaven ^ Nicole Holofcener Lovely & Amazing ^ Bernard Rose “ivans xtc.” ^ Gus Van Sant Gerry
BEST SCREENPLAY
The Good Girl Mike White ^ Lovely & Amazing Nicole Holofcener ^ “Roger Dodger” Dylan Kidd ^ Thirteen Conversations About One Thing Jill Sprecher and Karen Sprecher ^ “Tully” Hilary Birmingham and Matt Drake
BEST FIRST FEATURE (Award given to the Director)
The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys Peter Care ^ “Interview with the Assassin” Neil Burger ^ Manito Eric Eason ^ “Paid In Full” Charles Stone III ^ “Roger Dodger” Dylan Kidd
BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY
“Hysterical Blindness” Laura Cahill ^ “Igby Goes Down” Burr Steers ^ “Interview with the Assassin” Neil Burger ^ Kissing Jessica Stein Heather Juergensen and Jennifer Westfeldt ^ Secretary Erin Cressida Wilson
JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD (Given to the best feature made for under $500,000; Award given to the Writer, Director, and Producer)
“Charlotte Sometimes” Director/Writer: Eric Byler; Producers: Marc Ambrose, Eric Byler ^ Dahmer Director/Writer: David Jacobson; Producer: Larry Rattner ^ “ivans xtc.” Director: Bernard Rose; Writers: Lisa Enos and Bernard Rose; Producer: Lisa Enos ^ Personal Velocity Director/Writer: Rebecca Miller; Producers: Alexis Alexanian, Lemore Syvan, Gary Winick ^ The Slaughter Rule Directors/Writers: Alex Smith and Alex Smith; Producers: Gregory O’Connor, Michael Robinson
BEST DEBUT PERFORMANCE (Actors in their first significant role in a feature film)
Bob Burrus “Tully” ^ America Ferrera Real Women Have Curves ^ Raven Goodwin Lovely & Amazing ^ Artel Kayaru Dahmer ^ Nia Vardalos My Big Fat Greek Wedding
BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE
Viola Davis “Antwone Fisher” ^ Jacqueline Kim “Charlotte Sometimes” ^ Juliette Lewis “Hysterical Blindness” ^ Emily Mortimer Lovely & Amazing ^ Julianne Nicholson “Tully”
BEST SUPPORTING MALE
Alan Arkin Thirteen Conversations About One Thing ^ Ray Liotta Narc ^ Dennis Quaid Far From Heaven ^ John C. Reilly The Good Girl ^ Peter Weller “ivans xtc.”
BEST FEMALE LEAD
Jennifer Aniston The Good Girl ^ Maggie Gyllenhaal Secretary ^ Catherine Keener Lovely & Amazing ^ Julianne Moore Far From Heaven ^ Parker Posey Personal Velocity
BEST MALE LEAD
Graham Greene Skins ^ Danny Huston “ivans xtc.” ^ Derek Luke “Antwone Fisher” ^ Jeremy Renner “Dahmer” ^ Campbell Scott “Roger Dodger”
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Far From Heaven Edward Lachman ^ Gerry Harris Savides ^ “Interview with the Assassin” Richard Rutkowski ^ Narc Alex Nepomniaschy ^ Personal Velocity Ellen Kuras
BEST FOREIGN FILM (Award given to the Director)
Bloody Sunday – Ireland Director: Paul Greengrass ^ The Fast Runner (Atanarjuat) – Canada Director: Zacharias Kunuk ^ The Piano Teacher (La Pianiste) – France Director: Michael Haneke ^ Time Out (L’Emploi du temps) – France Director: Laurent Cantet ^ Y Tu Mamá También – Mexico Director: Alfonso Cuarón
BEST DOCUMENTARY (Award given to the Director)
Bowling for Columbine Director: Michael Moore ^ The Cockettes Directors: Bill Weber and David Weissman ^ Devil’s Playground Director: Lucy Walker ^ How to Draw a Bunny Director: John Walter ^ Stevie Director: Steve James
More awards in part two of LOVELY & AMAZING” BEATS THE “GREEK” IN IFP INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARD NOMINATIONS>>>




Posted on December 12, 2002 in Festivals by
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