23rd Independent Spirit Awards

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23rd Independent Spirit Awards
DateFebruary 23, 2008
Hosted byRainn Wilson
Best FilmJuno
Most awardsJuno (3)
Most nominationsThe Diving Bell and the Butterfly (4)
I'm Not There (4)
Juno (4)
The Savages (4)

The 23rd Independent Spirit Awards, honoring the best independent films of 2007, were presented on February 23, 2008.[1][2][3] The nominations were announced on November 27, 2007.[4] The ceremony was hosted by Rainn Wilson.[5]

Winners and nominees[edit]

Julian Schnabel, Best Director winner
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Best Male Lead winner
Elliot Page, Best Female Lead winner
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Best Supporting Male winner
Cate Blanchett, Best Supporting Female winner
Best Feature Best Director
Juno Julian SchnabelThe Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Best Male Lead Best Female Lead
Philip Seymour HoffmanThe Savages Elliot Page[a]Juno
Best Supporting Male Best Supporting Female
Chiwetel EjioforTalk to Me Cate BlanchettI'm Not There
Best Screenplay Best First Screenplay
The SavagesTamara Jenkins JunoDiablo Cody
Best First Feature Best Documentary
The Lookout Crazy Love
Best Cinematography Best Foreign Film
The Diving Bell and the ButterflyJanusz Kamiński OnceIreland

Films with multiple nominations and awards[edit]

Films that received multiple nominations
Nominations Film
4 The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
I'm Not There
The Savages
3 Lust, Caution
A Mighty Heart
Paranoid Park
Rocket Science
2 August Evening
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
Broken English
Great World of Sound
Starting Out in the Evening
Talk to Me
Films that won multiple awards
Awards Film
3 Juno
2 The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
I'm Not There
The Savages

Special awards[edit]

John Cassavetes Award[edit]

August Evening

Truer Than Fiction Award[edit]

Laura Dunn – The Unforeseen

Producers Award[edit]

Neil KoppOld Joy and Paranoid Park

Someone to Watch Award[edit]

Ramin BahraniChop Shop

Robert Altman Award[edit]

(Note: This award is given to its director, casting director, and ensemble cast)

I'm Not There (Todd Haynes, Laura Rosenthal, Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Marcus Carl Franklin, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Richard Gere, Bruce Greenwood, Heath Ledger (posthumous) and Ben Whishaw)[6]


  1. ^ Credited as Ellen Page


  1. ^ "AWARDS WATCH '08 | "Juno" Leads Spirit Awards; "Diving Bell," "I'm Not There," "Savages" Each Win Two". IndieWire. February 23, 2008. Retrieved August 22, 2012.
  2. ^ Bruno, Mike (February 25, 2008). "Juno cleans up at Indie Spirit Awards". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved August 22, 2012.
  3. ^ Siegel, Tatiana (February 23, 2008). "'Juno' tops Spirit Awards". Variety. Retrieved August 22, 2012.
  4. ^ Peters, Derek (November 27, 2007). "'I'm Not There' feels the Spirit". Variety. Retrieved August 22, 2012.
  5. ^ "Rainn Wilson to Host Independent Spirit Awards". People. December 22, 2007. Retrieved August 22, 2012.
  6. ^ Lewis, Jordana (February 22, 2008). ""I'm Not There" to receive first Altman casting award". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 22, 2022.

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