Angelina Jolie Nominated in 2008 Spirit Awards

Tue, 27 November 2007 23:34:36 ET

Giving her all in her role as Daniel Pearl's widow, the 'A Mighty Heart' star received 2008 Spirit Award nomination for Best Female Lead.
Praised for her exceptional performance in '', gathers another award nomination. On Tuesday (27.11.07), the Oscar winning actress was announced by and as one of the Spirit Award nominees. She is nominated for Best Female Lead for her role in the adaptation movie.

After the announcement, the award giver, Dawn Hudson of Film Independent, praised the Hollywood's star by saying, "She could make any film she wants. It's a feat for such a movie star to be so much in that role."

Though Jolie has won many notable awards throughout her career, including Oscar and Golden Globe in 2000 for her performance in 'Girl, Interrupted', this is the first time Jolie is nominated for the Spirit Award.

'A Mighty Heart' is a movie based on Mariane Pearl's memoir, co-produced by Jolie's long-term partner, . It tells the story about the search for the Wall Street Journal journalist, Daniel Pearl, who was kidnapped and eventually beheaded in Karachi in 2002.

The Awards show will be held a day prior the Academy Award ceremony on February 23, 2008. It is usually held inside a tent on the beach in Santa Monica, California.

Here is the list of several Spirit Awards nominations:

Best Feature:

Best Actress:

Best Actor:

Best Supporting Female:

Best Supporting Male:

  • , 'Talk To Me'
  • Marcus Carl Franklin, 'I'm Not There'
  • Kene Holliday, 'Great World of Sound'
  • Irrfan Khan, 'The Namesake'
  • Steve Zahn, ''
The complete list of nominations can be found in Film Independent's Spirit Award.

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