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Nominees for 2005 Independent Spirit Awards announced

Posted Tuesday, December 7, 2004 at 11:40 AM Central

by Tim Briscoe

Somehow we blinked and missed last Tuesday's announcement of the 2005 Independent Spirit Award nominations. Below are this year's nominees for the best in indie cinema, in select categories:

Best Feature Baadasssss! Kinsey Maria Full of Grace Primer Sideways

Best First Feature Brother to Brother (Director Rodney Evans) Garden State (Director Zach Braff) Napoleon Dynamite (Director Jared Hess) Saints and Sinners (Director Ryan Little) The Woodsman (Director Nicole Kassell)

Best Director Shane Carruth, Primer Joshua Marston, Maria Full of Grace Alexander Payne, Sideways Walter Salles, The Motorcycle Diaries Mario Van Peebles, Baadasssss!

Best Screenplay Mario Van Peebles & Dennis Haggerty, Baadasssss! Richard Linklater & Julie Delpy & Ethan Hawke, Before Sunset Tod Williams, The Door in the Floor Bill Condon, Kinsey Alexander Payne & Jim Taylor, Sideways

Best First Screenplay Rodney Evans, Brother to Brother Zach Braff, Garden State Joshua Marston, Maria Full of Grace Shane Carruth, Primer Mario F. De La Vega, Robbing Peter

Best Female Lead Kimberly Elise, Woman Thou Art Loosed Vera Farmiga, Down to the Bone Judy Marte, On the Outs Catalina Sandino Moreno, Maria Full of Grace Kyra Sedgwick, Cavedweller

Best Male Lead Kevin Bacon, The Woodsman Jeff Bridges, The Door in the Floor Jamie Foxx, Redemption Paul Giamatti, Sideways Liam Neeson, Kinsey

Best Supporting Female Cate Blanchett, Coffee and Cigarettes Loretta Devine, Woman Thou Art Loosed Virginia Madsen, Sideways Robin Simmons, Robbing Peter Yenny Paola Vega, Maria Full of Grace

Best Supporting Male Thomas Haden Church, Sideways Jon Gries, Napoleon Dynamite Aidan Quinn, Cavedweller Roger Robinson, Brother to Brother Peter Sarsgaard, Kinsey

Best Debut Performance Anthony Mackie, Brother to Brother Louie Olivos, Jr., Robbing Peter Hannah Pilkes, The Woodsman Rodrigo de la Serna, The Motorcycle Diaries David Sullivan, Primer

Best Documentary Bright Leaves (Director Ross McElwee) Chisholm '72: Unbought & Unbossed (Director Shola Lynch) Hiding and Seeking: Faith and Tolerance After the Holocaust (Directors Menachem Daum and Oren Rudavsky) Metallica: Some Kind of Monster (Directors Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky) Tarnation (Director Jonathan Caouette)

The 20th Independent Spirit Awards will be given at a traditionally casual ceremony on Saturday, Feb. 26 -- the day before the Academy Awards.