Juno Wins 2008 Spirit Awards

Sleeper box-office smash of the season “Juno” took home the Best Picture nod at yesterday’s Spirit Awards which celebrate the best in independent filmmaking each year.

“Juno” also took home two more nods with Diablo Cody winning for Best First Screenplay and Ellen Page winning for Best Actress.

“The Savages” came in second with Tamara Jenkins scoring Best Screenplay and Philip Seymour Hoffman winning Best Actor for the project.

Julian Schnabel was named Best Director for “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly”, Cate Blanchett scored Best Supporting Actress for “I’m Not There”, and Chiwetel Ejiofor won best supporting actor for “Talk To Me”. “Crazy Love” took home best documentary.