Congratulations to Iranian-American director Ramin Bahrani for receiving a ”Best Director” nomination to compete in this year’s IFC Spirit Awards.
Also amongst the 2009 Spirit Award nominees is Neda Armian; named under the “Best Feature” tab for producing the movie Rachel Getting Married starring Anne Hathaway.
Best Director Nominees:
– Ramin Bahrani for Chop Shop
– Jonathan Demme for Rachel Getting Married
– Lance Hammer for Ballast
– Courtney Hunt for Frozen River
– Thomas McCarthy for The Visitor
Best Feature Nominees:
– Ballastproduced by Lance Hammer, Nina Parikh
– Frozen Riverproduced by Chip Hourihan, Heather Rae
– Rachel Getting Married produced by Neda Armian, Jonathan Demme, Marc Platt
– Wendy and Lucyproduced by Larry Fessenden, Neil Kopp, Anish Savjani
– The Wrestlerproduced by Darren Aronofsky, Scott Franklin