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Diablo Cody, Juno Take Home Three Independent Spirit Awards

Written by: Tony Lazlo, CC2K Staff Writer

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Diablo Cody's Juno ruled the night at the laid-back, pre-Oscar Independent Spirit Awards, taking home trophies in three categories.

Here's a complete list of the winners:

"Juno" – Producers: Lianne Halfon, John Malkovich, Mason Novick, Russell Smith

Julian Schnabel – "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"

Male Lead:
Philip Seymour Hoffman – "The Savages"

Female Lead:
Ellen Page – "Juno"

Supporting Male:
Chiwetel Ejiofor – "Talk To Me"

Supporting Female:
Cate Blanchett – "I’m Not There"

Tamara Jenkins – "The Savages"

First Screenplay:
Diablo Cody – "Juno"

First Feature:
"The Lookout" – Director: Scott Frank; Producers: Roger Birnbaum, Gary Barber, Laurence Mark, Walter Parkes

Foreign Film:
"Once" (Ireland) – John Carney

"Crazy Love" – Director: Dan Klores

Janusz Kaminski – "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"

Producers Award
Neil Kopp, producer of "Paranoid Park" and "Old Joy"

Truer than Fiction Award
Laura Dunn for "The Unforeseen"

IFC/ACURA Someone to Watch Award
Ramin Bahrani, director of "Chop Shop"

Robert Altman Award
"I’m Not There"
Director: Todd Haynes; Casting Director: Laura Rosenthal; Ensemble Cast: Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Marcus Carl Franklin, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Bruce Greenwood, Richard Gere, Heath Ledger, Ben Whishaw

John Cassavetes Award:
(Given to the best feature made for under $500,000)
"August Evening" – Writer/Director: Chris Eska; Producers: Connie Hill, Jason Wehling


Author: Tony Lazlo, CC2K Staff Writer

Robert J. Peterson is a writer and web developer living in Los Angeles. A Tennessee native, he graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. He’s written for newspapers and websites all over the country, including the Marin Independent Journal, the Telluride Daily Planet,, Offscreen, and He co-hosts the podcasts Make It So and Hiram’s Lodge. He’s appeared as a pop-culture guru on the web talk shows Comics on Comics, The Fanbase Press Week In Review, Collider Heroes, ScreenJunkies TV Fights, and Fandom Planet. He’s the founder of California Coldblood Books.

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