Sunday, February 24, 2008

Angelina Jolie goes public with her pregnancy at the Spirit Awards

Angelina JolieRadiant Angelina Jolie couldn't stop smiling despite leaving an awards ceremony empty-handed as she finally went public with her pregnancy.

The movie beauty missed out on Best Female Lead and her film 'A Mighty Heart' failed to take the Best Feature prize. But nothing could wipe the beams of joy off Angelina and partner Brad Pitt's faces at the Film Independent's Spirit Awards on Saturday.

Angelina finally confirmed reports she is expecting by showing off her baby bump in a figure-hugging black dress. The couple's relief at sharing their happy news without having to say a word was clear for all to see.

Thrilled Angelina was smiling every time the cameras cut to her and Brad, who also introduced a clip from 'A Mighty Heart'. He jokingly pretended to be the film's director Michael Winterbottom, saying: "I'm Michael Winterbottom, director of the next nominee 'A Mighty Heart'. "Directed by me, Michael Winter Bottom."

Proud Brad warmly applauded Angelina after a clip from the film was played.

Oscar-nominated 'Juno' won the Best Feature award and teenage star Ellen Page was Best Actress, which was also contested by Brit Sienna Miller.

Cate Blanchett won Best Supporting Female for Bob Dylan movie 'I'm Not There' and was presented with the award by Eva Mendes, recently out of rehab.

Dustin Hoffman presented the Best Feature award and had the audience in fits of laughter by joking about his relationship with actors Javier Bardem and Philip Seymour Hoffman. He said: "There's one thing I want to get off my chest.

"I did f*** Javier Bardem and Philip Seymour Hoffman is the product of our union."

Seymour Hoffman ended the night by having a play fight with host Rainn Wilson, part of a running joke between the pair all evening.

The low-key ceremony, which honours films made with budgets of less than $20 million was held in a tent in Santa Monica, California.


BEST FEATURE (producer) -- "Juno," Lianne Halfon, John Malkovich, Mason Novick, Russell Smith.

BEST DIRECTOR -- Julian Schnabel, "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly".

BEST FIRST FEATURE (director and producer) -- "The Lookout," director Scott Frank, producers Roger Birnbaum, Gary Barber, Laurence Mark, Walter Parkes.

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 ConnieHill, Jason Wehling.

BEST SCREENPLAY -- Tamara Jenkins, "The Savages".

BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY -- Diablo Cody, "Juno".

BEST FEMALE LEAD -- Ellen Page, "Juno".

BEST MALE LEAD -- Philip Seymour Hoffman, "The Savages".

BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE -- Cate Blanchett, "I'm Not There".

BEST SUPPORTING MALE -- Chiwetel Ejiofor, "Talk To Me".

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY -- Janusz Kaminski, "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly".

BEST DOCUMENTARY (Award given to the director) -- "Crazy Love," Dan Klores.

BEST FOREIGN FILM (Award given to the director) -- "Once," John Carney (Ireland).

ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD (Given to one film's director, casting director and its ensemble cast)- "I'm Not There," director Todd Haynes, casting director Laura Rosenthal, ensemble cast Cate Blanchett, Christian Bale, Richard Gere, Heath Ledger, Ben Whishaw, Marcus Carl Franklin, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Bruce Greenwood.

By Iain Burchell, Feb 24 2008 © Copyright 2008 - Showbiz Spy

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