The day before the Oscars yields several awards. Film Independent presented its most coveted awards to Juno for Best Feature and its star Ellen Page for Best Female Lead and its screenwriter Diablo Cody for Best First screenplay. Best Male Lead went to Philip Seymour Hoffman for The Savages, which also won the Best Screenplay for Tamara Jenkins. The Best Director Award went to Julian Schnabel for The Diving Bell and the Butterfly , which also won the Best Cinematographer Award for Janusz Kaminski, The two supporting acting awards went to Best Supporting Male Chiwetel Ejiofor for Talk To Me and Cate Blanchett for Best Supporting Female in I'm Not There, clearly the most unusual film of the year as attested to by the Robert Altman Award to the following: Director: Todd Haynes; Casting: Laura Rosenthal and Ensemble Cast: Cate Blanchett, Christian Bale, Richard Gere, Heath Ledger, Ben Whishaw, Bruce Greenwood, Marcus Carl Franklin, Charlotte Gainsbourg, David Cross, Julianne Moore, Michelle Williams. The Best first feature went to Director Scott Frank for The Lookout . For further information on Film Independent and this year's spiritawards
If all that's not enough at the annual Razzie Awards, honoring the worst in film, Lindsey Lohan took home record honors for her work in the horror-suspense movie, I Know Who Killed Me.
The movie beat out the previous Razzie record-holder, Showgirls by rounding up eight awards including worst actress and worst screen couple for Lohan (she plays two people) and worst picture.
But Lohan wasn't alone: Eddie Murphy was a close second, nabbing this year's worst actor and worst supporting actor. His comedy Norbit snagged three Razzies, while Daddy Day Camp, starring Cuba Gooding Jr. took home an award, too, for worst prequel or sequel.