Dec 02 2009

'Precious' Leads Independent Spirit Awards Nominations

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PRECIOUS: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire and The Last Station scored the most nominations at this year's Independent Spirit Awards with five each.

Nominations for the awards recognizing independent films were announced today, December 1, and Precious received several nominations  including:

Best Feature
Best Director — Lee Daniels
Best First Screenplay — Geoffrey Fletcher

All eligible feature films must be 70 minutes in length, and the entire cost of a completed project must be under million. A film also must have either screened at a major film festival including Sundance, Toronto or Film Independent's own Los Angeles Film Festival or had a one-week engagement at a commercial theater.

The awards ceremony traditionally takes place the Saturday afternoon before the Academy Awards in a massive tent on the beach in Santa Monica. But because it's the 25th anniversary of the Spirit Awards in 2010, the ceremony is moving to March 5 in a tent on the event deck at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles. The awards will air live and uncut on the cable channel IFC.

--The Los Angeles Times

The film, starring Mariah in a supporting role is getting
rave reviews, debuted to record-setting box office figures and is earning Mariah herself awards recognition.
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