precious 290 'Precious,' '(500) Days of Summer' top Independent Spirit nominationsThe charmed life of Oprah Winfrey fave “Precious” is continuing: The film, propelled from indie curiosity to mainstream box-office draw by Winfrey’s praise, has been nominated for Best Picture at the 25th Film Independent Spirit Awards.

Bittersweet romance “(500) Days of Summer” is also on the Best Picture and Best Screenplay lists; that film, like “Precious,” made some waves among mainstream audiences due to leads Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel.

Also on track is “The Last Station,” a look at author Leo Tolstoy and his attempts to preserve his legacy.

The awards ceremony will be held March 5, 2010, in Los Angeles and broadcast on cable channel IFC.

The nominees are:

Best Feature:
“(500) Days of Summer”
“Amreeka”
“Precious”
“Sin Nombre”
“The Last Station”

 

Best Director:
Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, “A Serious Man”
Lee Daniels, “Precious”
Cary Joji Fukunaga, “Sin Nombre”
James Gray, “Two Lovers”
Michael Hoffman, “The Last Station”

Best Screenplay:
Alessandro Camon, Oren Moverman, “The Messenger”
Michael Hoffman, “The Last Station”
Lee Toland Krieger, “The Vicious Kind”
Greg Mottola, “Adventureland”
Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber, “(500) Days of Summer”

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Photo credit: Lionsgate

Posted by:Andy Grieser