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{The Spirit Awards}

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Screw all those other awards shows, The Spirit Awards are where it's at...and the 2007 nominees have just been announced!

Highlights:

Little Miss Sunshine heads the list of nominees (for Best Feature, Best Director, Best First Screenplay, and two Best Supporting Male nods).

A Special Distinction Award to be given to David Lynch and Laura Dern.

Robert Altman (who passed awat last week) is up for a Best Director nod for A Prairie Home Companion.

Director Michael Kang is up for a Best First Feature award for The Motel.

Miguel Cuesta has got to be a shoe-in for the John Cassavetes Award (given to the best feature made for under $500,000) for his gripping film 12 and Holding.

Pan's Labyrinth should take home the award for Best Cinematography.

Directors Michael Winterbottom and Mat Whitecross are nominated in the Best Documentary category for The Road to Guantanamo.

View the complete list of nominees here.

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