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The Artist Formerly Known As The Independent Spirit Awards

The IFC announced the 2009 Spirit Award Nominations today and three movies are tied for the most nominations, “Rachel Getting Married”, “Frozen River”, and “Ballast”, with six each. Here are my main objections:

  • It is safe to say that I am completely floored that “Milk” was ignored for Best Picture and Gus Van Sant for Best Director. Honestly…how is all that even possible?
  • I am a little more than surprised that “The Wrestler” did not have more nominations, especially since Darren Aronofsky was also left out of the Best Director race. At least Mickey Rourke was nominated for Best Actor.
  • Where is “Slumdog Millionaire”? It’s a Fox Searchlight flick, which should mean it is totally filled with indie spirit. It isn’t even up for Best Foreign Film.

The full list of nominees can be seen here.

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