Forget Martial! Manchester United should have signed this man

first_imgWith Wayne Rooney possibly out injured for Manchester United’s clash with Liverpool, Louis van Gaal’s summer transfer business is being scrutinised again.Anthony Martial was signed on transfer deadline day but is unlikely to start in the match at Old Trafford.So now, more than ever, the Red Devils could rue not signing an experienced striker, especially given target Edinson Cavani scored twice for Paris Saint-Germain against Bordeaux.The match ended 2-2 but the Uruguayan, who showed the instincts of a poacher with his first and his impeccable technique with the second – a free-kick.You can check out all the goals from the Ligue 1 clash above…last_img

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Are you watching Brendan Rodgers? On loan Liverpool star shows why he is so highly rated

first_img1 Liverpool FC news: Mario Balotelli is showing his skill at AC Milan Mario Balotelli struggled to show anything like his best form last season with Liverpool, but his confidence doesn’t appear to have been dented.Playing for AC Milan on loan this season, the Italian striker played a brilliant rabona through ball to team-mate Luiz Adriano in a Serie A match against Genoa.Balotelli scored his first goal of the season for Milan in a 3-2 win at Udinese earlier in the week, but he couldn’t help the Italian giants take any points off Genoa.Is he flattering to deceive again? Time will tell, and Liverpool fans will be keeping a close eye on his development.last_img

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WATCH: Georgia U19s’ amazing 26-touch header bin challenge

first_imgFirst Chelsea, then Man United and now….a bunch of teenagers?Georgia’s Under-19s side are the latest team to take on football’s newest social craze – the header bin challenge!They may not have their named emblazoned on the backs of the general public, but they still managed to show up the Premier League stars with this amazing 26-touch success in their dressing room.Check it out in the video above!last_img

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Bayern star rubbishes reports he could link up with LVG again at Man United

first_img Arjen Robben 1 Arjen Robben says he is happy at Bayern Munich and insists thoughts of a move away from Bavaria have never crossed his mind.Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal is reportedly keen to be reunited with Robben, who played a key role under him in Holland’s run to the 2014 World Cup semi-finals.But the former Chelsea and Real Madrid winger, who turns 32 in January, is not looking to leave Bayern and has quashed speculation he could be set for a switch to Old Trafford.“I never thought about a transfer [away from Bayern],” he told a Bayern supporters’ club event.“I am happy in Munich; my family is happy in Munich.“My contract runs until 2017. You can’t look too far forward in football, but everything is fine at the moment – I hope things continue this way.”last_img read more

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LAKERS NOTEBOOK Brown in trouble again

first_imgBy Elliott Teaford STAFF WRITER HONOLULU – Neither Kwame Brown nor the Lakers wished to talk about his arrest on misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct and interfering with a police officer over the weekend in Valdosta, Ga. But they did so anyway after a bit of prompting Wednesday. The cake case was tossed out of court. “There are things off the court that he’s got to monitor,” Jackson said of Brown. “His behavior draws attention because of his size and notoriety. He’s got to be careful. “More than anything else, Kwame is one of those guys who wants to have a good time playing basketball and off the court, too. We want him to understand that this is business and he needs to have a professional attitude.” At first, Brown declined to comment on his arrest in Georgia, but said he wished to make it clear that he was not a passenger in the car, but merely walked up to the scene. “I can’t really go into it,” the 25-year-old Brown said. “It’s definitely a misunderstanding. The truth will come out like it always does. I walked up (to the car). I would never get in a car with somebody who was drunk. “I can’t really talk about it, but I’m confident that the truth will always be the truth. I’m always clean as a whistle when it’s truth time.” Brown injury update Brown continues his slow recovery from offseason surgeries on his left ankle and right shoulder, with the ankle causing him more difficulty than his shoulder. He can’t participate in full-court drills for the first week of training camp, although he hopes to be sound enough to do so next week. “I’m trying to be ready for the start of the season,” he said. “It depends on when the trainers say when I can go full-court. It’s definitely been a difficult summer for me. I expect to struggle a little bit, but hopefully I’ll come along strong.” Brown is expected to battle with veteran Chris Mihm and teenager Andrew Bynum for the starting center job. Jackson said Mihm probably has the edge so far. Guard play Barring an injury, Kobe Bryant and Derek Fisher will start in the backcourt, just as they did while leading the Lakers to three consecutive NBA titles to start the decade. Competition for the third guard spot is expected to be fierce, with Jordan Farmar and Sasha Vujacic battling rookies Javaris Crittenton and Coby Karl. “Jordan started at the end of last year and showed some promise, and Sasha obviously had some moments,” Jackson said. “We know Javaris is going to have to learn. Coby, he might be one of our best shooters on the team. He’s got a great stroke.” Karl, a free agent from Boise State, is the son of Denver Nuggets coach George Karl. elliott.teaford@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityBrown was involved in an incident in which his cousin, Charles Warren Jr., was charged with a DUI. The 6-foot-11, 270-pound Brown was disruptive and tried to interfere with the arrest, police said. The Lakers were made aware of the situation when Brown informed Coach Phil Jackson on Tuesday. “We want to get the full report,” Jackson said. “Kwame came to me yesterday and apologized. It’s a misdemeanor. It’s not against our club’s rules what he did.” That’s not to say the Lakers are willing to forgive and forget the incident. After all, this isn’t the first time Brown has been in trouble since joining the Lakers in a trade from the Washington Wizards in August 2005. After all, there was the cake caper of last January, when Brown was accused of snatching a $190 birthday cake out of the arms of a South Bay man and then turning and throwing it at him after a night of celebrating at a Hermosa Beach nightclub. last_img read more

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Santa Susana Field Lab victory finally in sight

first_imgIT’S been 18 years since the Daily News revealed that rocket and nuclear research had contaminated the soil at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory in the Simi Hills, and launched the fight for a full cleanup. That’s a long 18 years of foot-dragging, denials and deflections as public concern mounted. Finally, it appears victory is in sight. On Friday, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and officials from Boeing – the current owner of the property, which was contaminated under previous ownership decades ago – brokered a deal. Boeing will pay to clean up the site to residential standards, give the land to the state so it can become a park, and help pay for its maintenance. If Boeing lives up to its end of the bargain, this will be a great deal for the communities near the research facility – the end of a public-health risk, and the addition of some much-needed park space. That seems to have made the difference. The threat of Kuehl’s bill provided the leverage to make Boeing cut a deal. And so, at last, we have real progress. Kuehl shares credit with Assemblywoman who fought hard for the legislation. And kudos also go to Julia Brownley, D-Santa Monica, Assembly Republicans whose districts border the property – Cameron Smyth, R-Santa Clarita, and Audra Strickland, R-Westlake Village – as well as Schwarzenegger. This victory is testament to what can be achieved when politicians put partisanship aside and work together for the common good. Much more such leadership is going to be needed for today’s dream – the Santa Susana Field Lab as a treasured public park – to become a reality.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.It will also be quite a deal for Boeing, which will pick up an enormous tax write-off and shed a financial and public-relations nightmare. Vigilance is key. For 18 years, no one – not Boeing nor Rocketdyne before it, not the state, not the federal government – has been serious about cleaning up the mess, and so it has only festered. Close monitoring over the next 10 years, which is how long Boeing says cleanup will take, is crucial. But if the tentative agreement becomes a reality, it will be a huge victory for the people of Ventura County and the San Fernando Valley. Much of the credit goes to state Sen. Sheila Kuehl, D-Los Angeles, who has spent a decade fighting for a Santa Susana cleanup. This year, she authored successful legislation that would have barred Boeing from using the site for other purposes or selling it without first bringing it up to exceedingly high standards of cleanliness. last_img read more

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Other Wilmington school sites to be studied

first_imgA strip mall and vacant lot have emerged as the Los Angeles Unified School District’s two most promising alternatives for a Wilmington K-8 school. The locations were discussed at a meeting Wednesday night after community resistance to the district’s chosen location – in the heart of the town’s commercial district at Avalon Boulevard and L Street – forced the district to re-examine a June 2006 decision. At least two-thirds of the more than 500 attendees at Banning High School rose from their chairs when a speaker asked opponents of that site to stand. The district’s real estate team will analyze the two new sites and present its findings at a Nov. 26 meeting, also at Banning High. Trustee Richard Vladovic, who represents the area, must decide whether to press ahead with the project or delay it up to two years so a new site could be chosen. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre A delay could trigger the loss of $37 million in state matching funds from the project’s $95 million budget. Following Vladovic’s lead, the Board of Education halted the project Oct. 9 to give the district more time to collect community input. From August 2003 to May 2007, the district’s real estate division led 18 meetings in town about the project. Surveys collected at two meetings in April and May 2006 show a 66 percent and 83 percent favorable vote toward the city block at Avalon and L, district records show. The district has spent $4.3million so far. Community resistance solidified toward the district’s bid to take a Latino market, Wells Fargo bank and other businesses and homes earlier this year. After he took office in July, Vladovic began the drumbeat for more community input. “The community did a good job speaking up for themselves (on Wednesday),” said David Kooper, Vladovic’s chief of staff. “It seemed fairly overwhelming that they were not in favor of Site F (at Avalon and L).” Instead, the district will analyze whether it could build a K-8 school on a patchwork of parcels bounded by Sanford Avenue on the east, Dominguez Avenue on the west and Anaheim Street on the south. Councilwoman Janice Hahn has offered about 21/2 acres the city is purchasing from Union Pacific railroad for the school. The district needs more than six acres, said Roderick Hamilton, a regional development manager. Hamilton said the site isn’t ideal because the district would have to relocate three oil pipelines, it could pose a health risk due to its proximity to the port and it isn’t centrally located. The district has said the school would allow three existing year-round elementary schools – Gulf Avenue, Fries Avenue and Hawaiian Avenue – to return to a traditional calendar. Hahn had previously said the city would develop a soccer field at the Sanford site. The field could still be incorporated into the school property, she said Thursday. The district is also studying the 61/2-acre Wilmington Plaza strip mall, which is bounded by Pacific Coast Highway, Island Avenue, Fries Avenue and Q Street. A CVS pharmacy, Goodwill, video store and four other businesses would be demolished. “Wilmington wants a new school but they don’t want to lose homes and they don’t want to lose a vibrant shopping center,” Hahn said. “The district needs to make one of these other sites work. They can do it if they want to.” Another alternative site – a Public Storage facility running west of Pacific Coast Highway and Eubank Avenue – has been moved to the back burner because students crossing traffic-heavy PCH could be unsafe, Kooper said. A few speakers at Wednesday’s meeting said the district should move forward with the existing plan. “The resistance (to the site) is 500 to 600 people,” said Jo Ann Wysocki, a former LAUSD teacher. “There are 65,000 in Wilmington. I want the district to honor their commitment.” paul.clinton@dailybreeze.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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‘Cane’ raises Paola Turbay’s profile

first_imgIt hasn’t been easy for Paola Turbay to go from being a major star on Spanish-language television, living in Miami, to an unknown entity trying to establish herself as an English-speaking actress in Los Angeles. But landing the role of Jimmy Smits’ wife on the new CBS drama “Cane” has made the struggle all worth it. “So many people have seen my shows here in L.A. but usually people who watch Spanish-speaking TV don’t watch English-speaking,” said the actress, who plays Isabelle Vega on the show. “But now, every once in a while, I bump into people who are interested in `Cane’.” The show, about a Latino family that works together to run a rum business, has some shades of “Dallas” and a formidable cast that also includes Hector Elizondo, Nestor Carbonell and Rita Moreno. What followed were screen tests and auditions in front of top CBS brass. Finally, the part was hers. “I love Isabelle because she’s a very strong woman. She has to be strong and interesting to be able to handle a guy like Alex. She has a good heart. Behind every great man there’s a great woman and she’s the one who holds the family together. With a lot of money and power, there’s a lot of problems.” Now it’s just a matter of waiting to find out what will happen with “Cane,” which was given a killer time slot against established hits “Boston Legal” on ABC and “Law & Order: Special Victim’s Unit” on NBC. There are 13 episodes scheduled to be completed and aired through January. With the strike, it’s not known when or if the network will decide to order the additional nine episodes that would give it a full season. “I hate strikes because it affects so many,” she said. “But I do feel there are certain ways to express what you need. I feel that everyone must receive what they deserve. I think all the unions have to support each other.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre “The cast is amazing. It’s like a gift,” Paoloa told me last week. “It’s really interesting and fulfilling to be able to work knowing that you are surrounded by the best of the best. You learn every day.” So I was curious. Just how did she manage to go from starring in “Las Noches de Luciana” and “Noticias Calientes” and hosting the dance reality show “Bailando por un Sue o – Colombia” to prime-time on CBS? “It was time to come out here to L.A. during pilot season. I had been auditioning for movies, little parts and TV roles. Of all the characters, Isabelle was my favorite. I was the first one to audition for that part. She was right there waiting for me.” But the powers that be thought she looked too young (Paola turns 37 on Nov. 29) so she gave up hope. But then came a surprise callback and news that Smits had signed on as leading man. “They said, `She’s the one’ but since I didn’t have credits here in the U.S., they said, `We don’t know her. Can she carry the lead female role?”‘ last_img
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‘I’m Not There’ leads Indie Spirit Awards

first_imgTodd Haynes’ “I’m Not There” leads the field with four nominations and one honorary award at the 22nd annual Film Independent’s Spirit Awards, reports Daily Variety. The pic nabbed noms for best feature, director, supporting male for Marcus Carl Franklin and supporting actress for Cate Blanchett, as well as the inaugural Robert Altman Award, which honors a film’s director, casting director and ensemble cast. Julian Schnabel’s “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly” and Jason Reitman’s “Juno” each picked up four nominations, including best picture and director. Tamara Jenkins’ “The Savages” also nabbed four nominations, including best screenplay and best male lead for Philip Seymour Hoffman. Rounding out the best feature noms are “A Mighty Heart” and “Paranoid Park.” “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly” – Producers: Kathleen Kennedy, Jon Kilik “I’m Not There” – Producers: Christine Vachon, John Sloss, John Goldwyn, James D. Stern “Juno” – Producers: Lianne Halfon, John Malkovich, Mason Novick, Russell Smith “A Mighty Heart” – Producers: Dede Gardner, Andrew Eaton, Brad Pitt “Paranoid Park” – Producers: Neil Kopp, David Cress FIRST FEATURE (Award given to the director and producer) “2 Days in Paris” – Director: Julie Delpy; Producers: Julie Delpy, Christophe Mazodier, Thierry Potok “Great World of Sound” – Director: Craig Zobel; Producers: Melissa Palmer, David Gordon Green, Richard Wright, Craig Zobel “The Lookout” – Director: Scott Frank; Producers: Roger Birnbaum, Gary Barber, Laurence Mark, Walter Parkes “Rocket Science” – Director: Jeffrey Blitz; Producers: Effie T. Brown, Sean Welch “Vanaja” – Director: Rajnesh Domalpalli; Producer: Latha R. Domalapalli DIRECTOR Todd Haynes – “I’m Not There” Tamara Jenkins – “The Savages” Jason Reitman – “Juno” Julian Schnabel – “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly” Gus Van Sant – “Paranoid Park” MALE LEAD Pedro Castaneda – “August Evening” Don Cheadle – “Talk To Me” Philip Seymour Hoffman – “The Savages” Frank Langella – “Starting Out in the Evening” Tony Leung – “Lust, Caution” More than one option * (Person) Tony Leung Chiu-wai * (Person) Tony Leung Director, Stunt Coordinator, Stunts * (Person) Tony Leung * (Person) Tony Leung * (Person) Tony Leung * (Person) Tony Leung Ka-fai FEMALE LEAD Angelina Jolie – “A Mighty Heart” Sienna Miller – “Interview” Ellen Page – “Juno” Parker Posey – “Broken English” Tang Wei – “Lust, Caution” SUPPORTING MALE Chiwetel Ejiofor – “Talk To Me” Marcus Carl Franklin – “I’m Not There” Kene Holliday – “Great World of Sound” Irrfan Khan – “The Namesake” Steve Zahn – “Rescue Dawn” More than one option * (Person) Irfan Khan * (Person) Irrfan Khan SUPPORTING FEMALE Cate Blanchett – “I’m Not There” Anna Kendrick – “Rocket Science” Jennifer Jason Leigh – “Margot at the Wedding” Tamara Podemski – “Four Sheets to the Wind” Marisa Tomei – “Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead” More than one option * (Person) Jennifer Jason Leigh * (Person) Jennifer Jason Leigh SCREENPLAY Ronald Harwood – “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly” Tamara Jenkins – “The Savages” Fred Parnes & Andrew Wagner – “Starting Out in the Evening” Adrienne Shelly – “Waitress” Mike White – “Year of the Dog” More than one option * (Person) Mike White Director, Teleplay, Song * (Person) Michael White Supervisor, Special Effects Assistant, Special Effects Supervisor * (Person) Michael J White * (Person) Mike White * (Person) Mike White * (Person) Mike White * (Person) Mike White * (Person) Mike White * (Person) Michael White FIRST SCREENPLAY Jeffrey Blitz – “Rocket Science” Zoe Cassavetes – “Broken English” Diablo Cody – “Juno” Kelly Masterson – “Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead” John Orloff – “A Mighty Heart” CINEMATOGRAPHY Mott Hupfel – “The Savages” Janusz Kaminski – “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly” Milton Kam – “Vanaja” Mihai Malaimare, Jr. – “Youth Without Youth” Rodrigo Prieto – “Lust, Caution” JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD (Given to the best feature made for under $500,000; award given to the writer, director, and producer) “August Evening” – Writer/Director: Chris Eska; Producers: Connie Hill, Jason Wehling “Owl and the Sparrow” – Writer/Director: Stephane Gauger; Producers: Nguyen Van Quan, Doan Nhat Nam, Stephane Gauger “The Pool” – Director: Chris Smith; Producer: Kate Noble; Writer: Chris Smith & Randy Russell “Quiet City” – Director: Aaron Katz; Producers: Brendan McFadden, Ben Stambler “Shotgun Stories” – More than one option * (Film) The Pool * (Film) The Pool DOCUMENTARY (Award given to the director) “Crazy Love” – Director: Dan Klores “Lake of Fire” – Director: Tony Kaye “Manufactured Landscapes” – Director: Jennifer Baichwal “The Monastery” – Director: Pernille Rose Gr nkj r “The Prisoner or: How I Planned to Kill Tony Blair” – Directors: Petra Epperlein & Michael Tucker More than one option * (Film) Love Is a Dog From Hell * (Film) Crazy Love ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD “I’m Not There” Director: Todd Haynes; Casting Director: Laura Rosenthal; Ensemble Cast: Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Marcus Carl Franklin, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Bruce Greenwood, Richard Gere, Heath Ledger, Ben Whishaw IFC/ACURA SOMEONE TO WATCH AWARD Ramin Bahrani, director of “Chop Shop” Ronnie Bronstein, director of “Frownland” Lee Isaac Chung, director of “Munyurangabo” TRUER THAN FICTION AWARD Laura Dunn for “The Unforeseen” Gary Hustwit for “Helvetica” John Maringouin for “Running Stumbled” PRODUCERS AWARD Anne Clements, producer of “Ping Pong Playa” and “Quincea era” Alexis Ferris, producer of “Cthulhu” and “Police Beat” Neil Kopp, producer of “Paranoid Park” and “Old Joy” More than one option * (Person) Anne Clements Assistant, Production Assistant * (Person) Anne Clements More than one option * (Person) Robert Altman Voice, Director, Song * (Person) Robert Altman * (Person) Robert Reed Altman More than one option * (Person) Weibena Berrington * (Film) Juno More than one option * (Person) Kathleen Kennedy Co-Executive Producer, Executive Producer, Assistant * (Person) Kathleen Kennedy * (Person) Kathleen Kennedy More than one option * (Person) Russell Smith Executive Producer, Producer, Associate Producer * (Person) Russell Smith * (Person) Russell Smith * (Person) Russell Smith * (Person) Russell Smith * (Person) Russell Smith * (Person) Russell Smith * (Person) Russell Smith * (Person) Russell Smith * (Person) Russell Smith * (Person) Russell Smith More than one option * (Person) R Craig Zobel * (Person) Craig Zobel More than one option * (Person) Dave Gordon * (Person) David Gordon Actor, Assistant Camera, Camera Operator * (Person) L David Gordon * (Person) David Gordon * (Person) David Gordon * (Person) David Gordon * (Person) David Gordon * (Person) David Gordon * (Person) David Gordon * (Person) David Gordon More than one option * (Person) Richard Wright Executive Producer, Unit Production Manager, Producer * (Person) Richard Wright * (Person) Richard Wright * (Person) Richard Wright * (Person) Richard Wright * (Person) Richard Wright * (Person) Richard Wright * (Person) Richard Wright * (Person) Richard Wright * (Person) Richard A Wright More than one option * (Person) Gary Barber Co-Executive Producer, Executive Producer, Assistant * (Person) Gary Barber More than one option * (Person) Scott Frank Actor, Director, Executive Consultant * (Person) Scott Frank More than one option * (Film) Federico Fellini’s Intervista * (Film) Interview * (Film) Intyebyu * (Film) Interview * (Film) Interview (Remake) * (Film) Interview * (Person) Mariella Bertheas More than one option * (Film) Broken English 1981 – Beverly Ross, Michie Gleason * (Film) Broken English * (Film) Broken English More than one option * (Film) Waitress Carol Drake, Lloyd Kaufman * (Film) Waitress More than one option * (Film) Sleepwalk * (Film) Year of the Dog More than one option * (Person) Chris Smith Sound, Director, Director of Photography * (Person) Chris Smith * (Person) Chris Smith * (Person) Chris Smith * (Person) Christopher Smith Director, Assistant Director, Assistant Camera Operator * (Person) David Chris Smith * (Person) Christopher Smith * (Person) Christopher Smith * (Person) Chris Smith * (Person) Christopher Smith * (Person) Christopher Smith * (Person) Chris Smith * (Person) Chris Smith * (Person) Chris Smith * (Person) Chris Smith * (Person) D. Chris Smith * (Person) D. Chris Smith * (Person) Chris Smith * (Person) Chris Smith * (Person) Chris Smith * (Person) chris smith * (Person) Chris Smith More than one option * (Person) Aaron Katz Production, Video, Cable Operator * (Person) Aaron Katz More than one option * (Person) Michael Tucker Boom Operator, Sound Mixer * (Person) Michael Tucker * (Person) Michael Tucker * (Person) Michael Tucker * (Person) Michael Tucker More than one option * (Co) Chop Shop * (Film) Chop Shop More than one option * (Co) Frownland * (Film) Frownland AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsThe Film Independent’s Spirit Awards honor movies made for $20 million or less that offer a unique vision not often found in mainstream filmmaking. This year, 250 films were submitted for approval. Zach Braff and Lisa Kudrow announced the noms Tuesday morning from the Sofitel Hotel in Los Angeles. Winners will be announced on Feb. 23, the day before the Academy Awards. And the 2008 Spirit nominees are… FEATURE (Award given to the producer) center_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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