Monday, November 27, 2006

Independent Spirit Frontrunners

The Envelope is reporting that the frontrunners to be nominated for Independent Spirit Awards (which are announced tomorrow) are: "Bobby," "Borat," "For Your Consideration," "A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints," "Half Nelson," "The History Boys," "Infamous," "The Last King of Scotland," "Little Children," "Little Miss Sunshine," "The Notorious Bettie Page," "The Painted Veil," "Prairie Home Companion," "Running with Scissors," "Sherrybaby," "Thank You for Smoking" and "United 93."

Bobby? Really? At the Indies? You need to be a bit more edgy and groundbreaking for them...and Bobby doesn't cut it. Little Miss Sunshine will almost definitely get nominated, as will Little Children. I would love to see John Cameron Mitchell's daring and audacious Shortbus get the attention it deserves, and the Spirit awards are the only ones that would even consider touching a hardcore, sexually explicit film like that.

Hard Candy (especially Ellen Page as Lead Actress), and CSA: The Confederate States of America should see some love too...but you never know with the Indies. The Proposition and Brick too. Most of the movies they listed either aren't good enough or are too mainstream.

I guess we'll find out in the morning.

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