Photo Coverage: 23rd Annual Independent Spirit Awards

The 23rd Film Independent Spirit Awards were held in Santa Monica Beach, CA on February 23, 2008.

According to their website: "Film Independent is an open enrollment and non-profit membership organization that champions independent film and supports a community of artists who embody diversity, innovation, and uniqueness of vision. Film Independent helps filmmakers make their movies, builds the audience for their projects, and works to diversify the film industry. Anyone passionate about film can become a member, whether you are a filmmaker, film industry leader, or a film lover."

The 2008 Independent Spirit Award winners included:
Best Feature Juno
Best Male Lead Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Savages
Best Female Lead Ellen Page, Juno
Best Director Julian Schnabel, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Best Cinematographer Janusz Kaminski, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Best Screenplay Tamara Jenkins, The Savages
Best Supporting Male Chiwetel Ejifor, Talk To Me
Best Supporting Female Cate Blanchett, I'm Not There
Best First Feature The Lookout
Best First Screenplay Diablo Cody, Juno
Best Documentary Crazy Love
Best Foreign Film Once (Ireland)

For more information visit www.filmindependent.org

Photos by Sara De Boer / Retna Ltd.


Cate Blanchett


Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt


Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt


Ivan Reitman and Jason Reitman


Ricki Lake


Ricki Lake


Kate Beckinsale


Kate Beckinsale


Kate Beckinsale


Marisa Tomei


Marisa Tomei


Forest Whitaker


Forest Whitaker and Keisha Whitaker


Forest Whitaker and Keisha Whitaker


Zach Braff


Zach Braff


Lynn Whitfield


Lynn Whitfield


Javier Bardem


Josh Hartnett


Josh Hartnett


Maria Bello


Jada Pinkett Smith


Patricia Clarkson


Patricia Clarkson


Sienna Miller


Sienna Miller


Felicity Huffman


Felicity Huffman


Aaron Eckhart


Steve Buscemi


Shohreh Aghdashloo


Lisa Kudrow


Lisa Kudrow


Colin Firth


Matt Dillon


Judy Reyes


Illeana Douglas


Allison Janney


Allison Janney


Ed Begley Jr.


Ed Begley Jr. and wife Rachelle Carson


John Waters


Jason Bateman


Diablo Cody


Diablo Cody


Diablo Cody


Justine Bateman


Justine Bateman


Jeff Garlin


Amy Ryan


Amy Ryan


Aisha Tyler


Aisha Tyler


Eva Mendes


Eva Mendes


Rainn Wilson


Keri Russell


Keri Russell


Ellen Page


Ellen Page


Kerry Washington


Kerry Washington


Dennis Hopper and Victoria Duffy


Eliza Dushku


Eliza Dushku


Ellen Page


Ellen Page


Cate Blanchett


Cate Blanchett


Cate Blanchett


Cate Blanchett


Todd Haynes


Cate Blanchett and Bruce Greenwood


Marcus Carl Franklin, Todd Haynes and Cate Blanchett


Philip Seymour Hoffman


Philip Seymour Hoffman


Philip Seymour Hoffman

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