The 2007 Spirit Award nominees were announced yesterday. The Spirit Awards (formerly the Independent Spirit Awards) honor accomplishments in independent film, which means they focus on movies that most of us haven’t seen. Or maybe I’m just speaking for myself. I do know I’m glad to see Little Miss Sunshine, Catherine O’Hara, Frances McDormand, and Michelle Williams among the nominees.
David Lynch and Laura Dern are getting some sort of “special distinction” award. I guess that’s how you honor people who have contributed more than their share of weirdness to the universe. (Not that I don’t love a lot of the things they’ve done. Mulholland Drive, anyone?)