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The 2007 Spirit Awards Nominees Announced

November 29, 2006 (4:30 am) GMT
"Little Miss Sunshine" and "Half Nelson" are leading the nominations with five nods each, including that for Best Feature category.

Film Independent, a non-profit organization dedicated to independent film and independent filmmakers, has officially announced at a press conference held yesterday, November 28 the nominees of its 2007 Spirit Awards, formerly known as the Independent Spirit Awards.

Gaining the most nominations are "" and "" as each landed five nods, notably the top honor of Best Feature together with "", "", and "."

Not only competing for the coveted title, the two flicks are also against each other for Best Director and Best First Screenplay categories. Apart from this, "Sunshine", an acclaimed production of Fox Searchlight Pictures, scored two nominations in Best Supporting Male slot for and while "Nelson" earned lead-acting nods for and Shareeka Epps.

Besides Arkin and Dano, other supporting-actor nominees are new James Bond for his role in "", Raymond J. Barry for "Steel City," and for "."

Accompanying Gosling in Best Male Lead category are through his portrayal in "", for "", Ahmad Razvi for "Man Push Cart", and for "American Gun."

The ceremony will be held on February 24, a day before the Academy Awards, and aired live on Independent Film Channel with and serving as the hosts. For complete list of the nominees, do look inside Film Independent's official site at http://filmindependent.org/spiritawards/nominees/nominees.php.

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